Knox County saw six additional COVID-19 cases during the past day, the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention reported Wednesday, Aug. 31.

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

Since the pandemic began in Maine in March 2020, 7,237 Knox County residents have been diagnosed with the virus (This does not include results from at-home tests), 102 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 223 cases were reported during the past day. There were two additional deaths reported statewide Aug. 31, increasing the number to 2,512.

There were 15 additional people statewide admitted to hospitals in Maine with COVID-19 during the past day, with the number at 5,581 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, 26 are in critical care units and three on ventilators. Fifty critical care beds are available in Maine.