Five schools in Knox County have outbreak investigations of COVID-19 cases.

The Maine Department of Education issues a list each Thursday of how many cases there are in each school in the state and whether there are outbreak investigations. An outbreak is defined as three or more linked cases involving different households in a school.

The state lists outbreaks as of Oct. 28 at Appleton Village School, Camden Hills Regional High School, Oceanside High School, and Oceanside Middle School. On Oct. 28, Regional School Unit 13 announced in a message to parents that the South School in Rockland was in outbreak status.

An outbreak status remains for 14 days after the last positive test.

Statewide, Lawrence High School in Fairfield has the most number of COVID-19 cases with 46 reported in the past 30 days.

Locally, the South School had 14 cases in the past 30 days as of Thursday, Oct. 28. The Appleton Village School had 13 cases. Oceanside Middle School had seven. Oceanside High School had six. Camden Hills Regional High School had five cases.

The number of cases in other local schools, but which are not in an outbreak status, were Camden Rockport Elementary School with fewer than five cases in the past 30 days, Camden Rockport Middle School fewer than five, Ash Point Community School in Owls Head fewer than five, Cushing Community School fewer than five, Thomaston Grammar School fewer than five, Medomak Valley High School fewer than five, Medomak Middle School fewer than five, Miller School in Waldoboro five, Union Elementary School fewer than five, Warren Community School fewer than five, Friendship Village School fewer than five, Prescott Memorial School in Washington seven, Lincolnville Central School fewer than five, and Islesboro Central School fewer than five.

No cases were listed for Hope Elementary School.