Knox County saw three additional COVID-19 cases during the past day, the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention reported Friday, Oct. 7.

Since the pandemic began in Maine in March 2020, 7,464 Knox County residents have been diagnosed with the virus (This does not include results from at-home tests), 111 have been admitted to hospitals, and 46 have died.

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

Statewide, an additional 319 cases were reported during the past day. There were 10 additional deaths reported statewide Oct. 7, increasing the number to 2,606.

There were four additional people statewide admitted to a hospital in Maine with COVID-19 during the past day, with the number at 5,906 since the pandemic began in March 2020.

The CDC reports 215 Mainers currently in the hospital with the virus, the highest number since May 18. The peak was 436 in early January. Of the 215 hospitalized, 37 are in critical care units and seven on ventilators. Fifty-one critical care beds are available in Maine. The state has seen a significant increase in hospitalizations from the virus during the past few weeks.