Knox County saw seven additional COVID-19 cases during the past day, the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention reported Saturday, June 4.

Since the pandemic began in Maine in March 2020, 6,652 Knox County residents have been diagnosed with the virus, 87 have been admitted to hospitals, and 40 have died. This does not include results from at-home tests. There have been no additional hospitalizations or deaths reported in more than a week in Knox County.

Statewide an additional 315 cases were reported during the past day. There were 16 additional deaths reported statewide June 4, increasing the number to 2,382. Often when there is such a steep jump in deaths in one day it is because the CDC has reviewed death certificates for the past several weeks.

There were 15 additional people statewide admitted to hospitals in Maine with COVID-19 during the past day, with the number at 5,012 since the pandemic began in March 2020.

The CDC reports 183 Mainers currently in the hospital, up from 167 last week. The peak was 436 in early January. Of the 183 hospitalized, 22 are in critical care units and five on ventilators. Sixty-nine critical care beds are available in Maine.