Knox County saw 13 additional COVID-19 cases during the past day, the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention reported Friday, Sept. 2.

Since the pandemic began in Maine in March 2020, 7,260 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. 30 showed the amount of virus in wastewater samples has been declining for the past three weeks.

Statewide, an additional 274 cases were reported during the past day. There were no additional deaths reported statewide Sept. 2, keeping the number at 2,512.

There were eight additional people statewide admitted to hospitals in Maine with COVID-19 during the past day, with the number at 5,598 since the pandemic began in March 2020.

The CDC reports 155 Mainers currently in the hospital with the virus, up from 130 two weeks ago. The peak was 436 in early January. Of the 155 hospitalized, 23 are in critical care units and two on ventilators. Forty-seven critical care beds are available in Maine.