Knox County saw two additional COVID-19 cases during the past day, the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention reported Saturday, June 11.

This is one of the lowest daily case counts this year. The statewide count of new cases is also nearing a yearly low.

Since the pandemic began in Maine in March 2020, 6,686 Knox County residents have been diagnosed with the virus, 90 have been admitted to hospitals, and 40 have died. This does not include results from at-home tests.

Three of the hospitalizations have occurred this week.

Statewide an additional 220 cases were reported during the past day. There was one additional death reported statewide June 11, increasing the number to 2,403.

There were no additional people statewide admitted to hospitals in Maine with COVID-19 during the past day, with the number at 5,057 since the pandemic began in March 2020.

The CDC reports 132 Mainers currently in the hospital, down from 183 two weeks ago. The peak was 436 in early January. Of the 132 hospitalized, 18 are in critical care units and 10 on ventilators. Sixty-one critical care beds are available in Maine.