Knox County saw 14 additional COVID-19 cases during the past day, the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention reported Saturday, Oct. 8.

Since the pandemic began in Maine in March 2020, 7,478 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 388 cases were reported during the past day. There were five additional deaths reported statewide Oct. 8, increasing the number to 2,611. The number of deaths and cases have been on the rise during the past week.

There were 10 additional people statewide admitted to a hospital in Maine with COVID-19 during the past day, with the number at 5,916 since the pandemic began in March 2020.

The CDC reports 221 Mainers currently in the hospital with the virus, the highest number since May 18. The peak was 436 in early January. Of the 221 hospitalized, 37 are in critical care units and six 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.