Knox County saw 14 additional COVID-19 cases during the past day, the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention reported Thursday, July 7.

Since the pandemic began in Maine in March 2020, 6,816 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 351 cases were reported during the past day. There were 17 additional deaths reported statewide July 7, increasing the number to 2,453. Often times when there is such a sharp jump in deaths in one day it is because the state has been reviewing death certificates during the past several weeks.

There were 14 additional people statewide admitted to hospitals in Maine with COVID-19 during the past day, with the number at 5,191 since the pandemic began in March 2020.

The CDC reports 128 Mainers currently in the hospital, up from 115 last week. The peak was 436 in early January. Of the 128 hospitalized, 23 are in critical care units and three on ventilators. Eighty-two critical care beds are available in Maine.