Knox County saw seven additional COVID-19 cases during the past day, the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention reported Wednesday, Oct. 5.

Since the pandemic began in Maine in March 2020, 7,452 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 338 cases were reported during the past day. There were two additional deaths reported statewide Oct. 5, increasing the number to 2,586.

There were 18 additional people statewide admitted to a hospital in Maine with COVID-19 during the past day, with the number at 5,878 since the pandemic began in March 2020.

The CDC reports 197 Mainers currently in the hospital with the virus, the highest number since May 21. The peak was 436 in early January. Of the 197 hospitalized, 37 are in critical care units and seven on ventilators. Fifty-two critical care beds are available in Maine.