Knox County saw 14 additional COVID-19 cases since Saturday, the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention reported Tuesday, Aug. 2.

And another Knox County resident was admitted to a hospital with the virus since Saturday.

Since the pandemic began in Maine in March 2020, 6,994 Knox County residents have been diagnosed with the virus (This does not include results from at-home tests), 97 have been admitted to hospitals, and 40 have died.

Testing at the Rockland Wastewater Treatment Facility shows that there have been swings in the number of cases with a few spikes during the past several weeks.

Statewide an additional 452 cases were reported since Saturday. There were three additional deaths reported statewide Aug. 2, increasing the number to 2,470.

There were 16 additional people statewide admitted to hospitals in Maine with COVID-19 since Saturday, with the number at 5,360 since the pandemic began in March 2020.

The CDC reports 136 Mainers currently in the hospital, an increase from last week. The peak was 436 in early January. Of the 136 hospitalized, 12 are in critical care units and two on ventilators. Sixty-three critical care beds are available in Maine.