Knox County saw 19 additional COVID-19 cases since during the past day, the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention reported Wednesday, May 25.

The U.S. CDC still recommends that people who live in regions such as Knox County with high case rates should wear masks while at indoor public places.

Since the pandemic began in Maine in March 2020, 6,581 Knox County residents have been diagnosed with the virus, 86 have been admitted to hospitals, and 39 have died.

Statewide an additional 560 cases were reported during the past day. There was one additional death reported statewide May 25, increasing the number to 2,345.

There were 14 additional people statewide admitted to hospitals in Maine with COVID-19 during the past day, with the number at 4,939 since the pandemic began in March 2020.

The CDC reports 184 Mainers currently in the hospital, down from 231 last week. The peak was 436 in early January. Of the 184 hospitalized, 20 are in critical care units and two on ventilators. Sixty-nine critical care beds are available in Maine.