Knox County saw eight additional COVID-19 cases since Saturday, the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention reported Tuesday, Aug. 16.

And an additional Knox County resident was admitted to a hospital with the virus over the weekend.

Since the pandemic began in Maine in March 2020, 7,117 Knox County residents have been diagnosed with the virus (This does not include results from at-home tests), 99 have been admitted to hospitals, and 41 have died.

Testing at the Rockland Wastewater Treatment Facility on Aug. 9 showed a spike in the virus in wastewater samples during the week.

Statewide, an additional 459 cases were reported since Saturday. There were two additional deaths reported statewide Aug. 16, increasing the number t0 2,495.

There were 13 additional people statewide admitted to hospitals in Maine with COVID-19 since Saturday, with the number at 5,449 since the pandemic began in March 2020.

The CDC reports 130 Mainers currently in the hospital with the virus. The peak was 436 in early January. Of the 130 hospitalized, 18 are in critical care units and one on a ventilator. Seventy-one care beds are available in Maine.