Knox County saw 18 additional COVID-19 cases since Saturday, the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention reported Tuesday, Aug. 30.

Since the pandemic began in Maine in March 2020, 7,231 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. 25 showed the virus in wastewater samples has been declining.

Statewide, an additional 479 cases were reported since Saturday. There were two additional deaths reported statewide Aug. 30, increasing the number to 2,510.

There were 22 additional people statewide admitted to hospitals in Maine with COVID-19 since Saturday, with the number at 5,566 since the pandemic began in March 2020.

The CDC reports 162 Mainers currently in the hospital with the virus, up from 130 two weeks ago. The peak was 436 in early January. Of the 162 hospitalized, 27 are in critical care units and four on ventilators. Fifty-six critical care beds are available in Maine.