Knox County saw 10 additional COVID-19 cases during the past day, the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention reported Friday, Aug. 26.

Since the pandemic began in Maine in March 2020, 7,206 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.

Testing at the Rockland Wastewater Treatment Facility on Aug. 23 showed the virus in wastewater samples have been steady during the past two weeks.

Statewide, an additional 328 cases were reported during the past day. There were no additional deaths reported statewide Aug. 26, keeping the number at 2,507.

There were 14 additional people statewide admitted to hospitals in Maine with COVID-19 during the past day, with the number at 5,534 since the pandemic began in March 2020.

The CDC reports 160 Mainers currently in the hospital with the virus, up from 130 last week. The peak was 436 in early January. Of the 160 hospitalized, 26 are in critical care units and five on ventilators. Fifty-six critical care beds are available in Maine.