Knox County saw eight additional COVID-19 cases since Saturday, the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention reported Tuesday, Sept. 20.

Testing at the Rockland wastewater treatment plant as of Sept. 15 showed a second week of a decline in the amount of virus in the community’s wastewater.

Since the pandemic began in Maine in March 2020, 7,350 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 44 have died.

Statewide, an additional 475 cases were reported since Saturday. There were three additional deaths reported statewide Sept. 20, increasing the number to 2,569.

There were 15 additional person statewide admitted to a hospital in Maine with COVID-19 since Saturday, with the number at 5,729 since the pandemic began in March 2020.

The CDC reports 141 Mainers currently in the hospital with the virus, down about 20 from last week. The peak was 436 in early January. Of the 141 hospitalized, 23 are in critical care units and two on ventilators. Eighty-one critical care beds are available in Maine.