Knox County saw 18 additional COVID-19 cases since Saturday, the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention reported Monday, Oct. 4.

And another Knox County resident was admitted to a hospital as hospitalizations across the state have reached a more-than-four-month high.

Since the pandemic began in Maine in March 2020, 7,445 Knox County residents have been diagnosed with the virus (This does not include results from at-home tests), 110 have been admitted to hospitals, and 45 have died.

The most recent test results from the virus found in Rockland wastewater shows an uptick in the past week.

Statewide, an additional 563 cases were reported since Saturday. There were two additional deaths reported statewide Oct. 4, increasing the number to 2,584.

There were 28 additional people statewide admitted to a hospital in Maine with COVID-19 since Saturday, with the number at 5,860 since the pandemic began in March 2020.

The CDC reports 178 Mainers currently in the hospital with the virus, the highest number since May 21. The peak was 436 in early January. Of the 178 hospitalized, 31 are in critical care units and eight on ventilators. Forty-four critical care beds are available in Maine.