Knox County saw six additional COVID-19 cases during the past day, the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention reported Wednesday, Sept. 21.

Another hospitalization of a Knox County resident with the virus was reported Sept. 21.

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, 7,356 Knox County residents have been diagnosed with the virus (This does not include results from at-home tests), 108 have been admitted to hospitals, and 44 have died.

Statewide, an additional 251 cases were reported during the past day. There were no additional deaths reported statewide Sept. 21, keeping the number at 2,569.

There were five additional person statewide admitted to a hospital in Maine with COVID-19 during the past day, with the number at 5,734 since the pandemic began in March 2020.

The CDC reports 153 Mainers currently in the hospital with the virus. The peak was 436 in early January. Of the 153 hospitalized, 24 are in critical care units and six on ventilators. Sixty-one critical care beds are available in Maine.