Knox County saw five additional COVID-19 cases during the past day, the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention reported Saturday, Sept. 3.

Since the pandemic began in Maine in March 2020, 7,265 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 190 cases were reported during the past day. There was one additional death reported statewide Sept. 3, increasing the number to 2,513.

There were nine additional people statewide admitted to hospitals in Maine with COVID-19 during the past day, with the number at 5,609 since the pandemic began in March 2020.

The CDC reports 154 Mainers currently in the hospital with the virus, up from 130 two weeks ago. The peak was 436 in early January. Of the 154 hospitalized, 28 are in critical care units and three on ventilators. Fifty-three critical care beds are available in Maine.