Knox County saw three additional COVID-19 cases during the past day, the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention reported Saturday, Sept. 10.

And another death of a Knox County resident was reported Saturday and two additional Knox County residents were admitted to a hospital with the virus. This is the fourth consecutive day that a Knox County resident was admitted to a hospital with the virus.

Since the pandemic began in Maine in March 2020, 7,306 Knox County residents have been diagnosed with the virus (This does not include results from at-home tests), 107 have been admitted to hospitals, and 43 have died.

Statewide, an additional 257 cases were reported during the past day. There were 13 additional deaths reported statewide Sept. 10, increasing the number to 2,551.

There were 17 additional people statewide admitted to hospitals in Maine with COVID-19 during the past day, with the number at 5,671 since the pandemic began in March 2020.

The CDC reports 175 Mainers currently in the hospital with the virus, up from 155 last week and the most hospitalized in Maine since June 2. The peak was 436 in early January. Of the 175 hospitalized, 19 are in critical care units and two on ventilators. Fifty-nine critical care beds are available in Maine.