Knox County saw 10 additional COVID-19 cases during the past day, the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention reported Friday, Aug. 5.

Since the pandemic began in Maine in March 2020, 7,036 Knox County residents have been diagnosed with the virus (This does not include results from at-home tests), 100 have been admitted to hospitals, and 41 have died.

New testing at the Rockland Wastewater Treatment Facility on Aug. 2 shows a recent decline in the virus in wastewater samples during the past few weeks.

Statewide an additional 240 cases were reported during the past day. There were six additional deaths reported statewide Aug. 5, increasing the number to 2,492.

There were 11 additional people statewide admitted to hospitals in Maine with COVID-19 during the past day, with the number at 5,390 since the pandemic began in March 2020.

The CDC reports 141 Mainers currently in the hospital, an increase from last week. The peak was 436 in early January. Of the 141 hospitalized, 17 are in critical care units and three on ventilators. Fifty-nine critical care beds are available in Maine.