Knox County saw 12 additional COVID-19 cases during the past day, the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention reported Saturday, Aug. 6.

Since the pandemic began in Maine in March 2020, 7,048 Knox County residents have been diagnosed with the virus (This does not include results from at-home tests), 98 have been admitted to hospitals, and 41 have died. The CDC deleted two hospitalizations from the Knox County list on Saturday.

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 206 cases were reported during the past day. There was one additional death reported statewide Aug. 6, increasing the number to 2,493.

There were three additional people statewide admitted to hospitals in Maine with COVID-19 during the past day, with the number at 5,399 since the pandemic began in March 2020.

The CDC reports 144 Mainers currently in the hospital, an increase from last week. The peak was 436 in early January. Of the 144 hospitalized, 19 are in critical care units and three on ventilators. Fifty-two critical care beds are available in Maine.