Knox County saw seven additional COVID-19 cases during the past day, the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention reported Saturday, Aug. 27.

And another Knox County resident has been admitted to a hospital with the virus.

Since the pandemic began in Maine in March 2020, 7,213 Knox County residents have been diagnosed with the virus (This does not include results from at-home tests), 101 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 299 cases were reported during the past day. There was one additional death reported statewide Aug. 27, increasing the number to 2,508.

There were 10 additional people statewide admitted to hospitals in Maine with COVID-19 during the past day, with the number at 5,544 since the pandemic began in March 2020.

The CDC reports 155 Mainers currently in the hospital with the virus, up from 130 last week. The peak was 436 in early January. Of the 155 hospitalized, 29 are in critical care units and four on ventilators. Fifty-nine critical care beds are available in Maine.