Knox County saw seven more COVID-19 cases over the past 24 hours, the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention reported Friday, April 15th.
There have been one death and one hospitalization in Knox County over the last 37 days due to the virus. Knox County has a higher vaccination rate than the state on average (83 percent compared to 78 percent).
Since the pandemic began in Maine in March 2020, 6,021 Knox County residents have been diagnosed with the virus, 81 have been hospitalized, and 34 have died.
Statewide and a further 519 cases were reported during the last 24 hours. There were no further deaths for the second day in a row reported across the country on April 15, keeping that number at 2,276.
There were seven additional people across the country hospitalized in Maine with COVID-19 over the past 24 hours, with the number at 4,626 since the pandemic began in March 2020.
The CDC reports 100 Mainers currently in the hospital, down from a record high of 436 in early January. Of the 100 inpatients, 19 are in intensive care units and four in respirator. 60 beds are available in Maine.