Knox County saw 16 additional COVID-19 cases since Saturday, the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention reported Wednesday, July 6.

Since the pandemic began in Maine in March 2020, 6,802 Knox County residents have been diagnosed with the virus (This does not include results from at-home tests), 91 have been admitted to hospitals, and 40 have died.

There have been no additional hospitalizations or deaths in Knox County in more than a month.

Statewide an additional 467 cases were reported since Saturday. There were 17 additional death reported statewide July 6, increasing the number to 2,436. Often times when there is such a sharp jump in deaths it is because the state has been reviewing death certificates during the past several weeks.

There were 18 additional people statewide admitted to hospitals in Maine with COVID-19 since Saturday, with the number at 5,177 since the pandemic began in March 2020.

The CDC reports 130 Mainers currently in the hospital, up from 115 last week. The peak was 436 in early January. Of the 130 hospitalized, 24 are in critical care units and three on ventilators. Eighty-four critical care beds are available in Maine.