Knox County saw 15 additional COVID-19 cases during the past day, the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention reported Wednesday, Sept. 28.

And the death of another Knox County resident with the virus was reported Sept. 28.

Since the pandemic began in Maine in March 2020, 7,400 Knox County residents have been diagnosed with the virus (This does not include results from at-home tests), 109 have been admitted to hospitals, and 45 have died.

Statewide, an additional 358 cases were reported during the past day. There were two additional deaths reported statewide Sept. 28, increasing the number to 2,577. That includes the Knox County death.

There were 16 additional people statewide admitted to a hospital in Maine with COVID-19 during the past day, with the number at 5,786 since the pandemic began in March 2020.

The CDC reports 160 Mainers currently in the hospital with the virus. The peak was 436 in early January. Of the 160 hospitalized, 30 are in critical care units and seven on ventilators. Forty-three critical care beds are available in Maine. The number of hospitalizations, patients admitted to critical car beds, and those on ventilators have increased over the past week.