Knox County saw 10 additional COVID-19 cases in the past day, the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention reported Thursday, May 12. That is fewer than in the past few weeks.

An additional death of a Knox County resident was reported May 12.

The U.S. CDC has recommended that people who live in regions such as Knox County with high case rates should wear masks while at indoor public places. Regional School Unit 40 resumed a mask requirement on Monday.

Since the pandemic began in Maine in March 2020, 6,391 Knox County residents have been diagnosed with the virus, 84 have been admitted to hospitals, and 38 have died.

Statewide an additional 1,001 cases were reported during the past day. There were two additional deaths reported statewide May 12, increasing that number to 2,332.

There were nine additional people statewide admitted to hospitals in Maine with COVID-19 during the past day, with the number at 4,838 since the pandemic began in March 2020.

The CDC reports 209 Mainers currently in the hospital, more than a hundred increase in the past month. The peak was 436 in early January. Of the 209 hospitalized, 28 are in critical care units and two on ventilators. Seventy-one critical care beds are available in Maine.