Knox County saw 11 additional COVID-19 cases in the past day, the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention reported Saturday, May 14.

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, 6,425 Knox County residents have been diagnosed with the virus, 84 have been admitted to hospitals, and 38 have died. The CDC reduced the hospitalization number by one.

Statewide an additional 428 cases were reported during the past day, fewer than the average of the past few weeks. There was one additional death reported statewide May 14, increasing that number to 2,336.

There were eight additional people statewide admitted to hospitals in Maine with COVID-19 during the past day, with the number at 4,861 since the pandemic began in March 2020.

The CDC reports 221 Mainers currently in the hospital, nearly double from last month and the most since February. The peak was 436 in early January. Of the 221 hospitalized, 31 are in critical care units and two on ventilators. Fifty-seven critical care beds are available in Maine.