Knox County saw nine additional COVID-19 cases since Saturday, the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention reported Tuesday, June 14.

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

Since the pandemic began in Maine in March 2020, 6,695 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.

Statewide an additional 470 cases were reported since Saturday. There were two additional deaths reported statewide June 14, increasing the number to 2,405.

There were 14 additional people statewide admitted to hospitals in Maine with COVID-19 since Saturday, with the number at 5,071 since the pandemic began in March 2020.

The CDC reports 137 Mainers currently in the hospital, down from 183 two weeks ago. The peak was 436 in early January. Of the 137 hospitalized, 18 are in critical care units and six on ventilators. Sixty-three critical care beds are available in Maine.