Knox County saw four additional COVID-19 cases during the past day, the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention reported Thursday, Oct. 13.

Testing at the Rockland Wastewater Treatment Plant shows little change in the amount of the virus in the wastewater during the first week of October.

Since the pandemic began in Maine in March 2020, 7,501 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.

Statewide, an additional 468 cases were reported during the past day. There were no additional deaths reported statewide Oct. 13, keeping the number at 2,621.

There were 21 additional people statewide admitted to a hospital in Maine with COVID-19 during the past day, with the number at 5,964since the pandemic began in March 2020.

The CDC reports 224 Mainers currently in the hospital with the virus, the highest number since May 18. The peak was 436 in early January. Of the 224 hospitalized, 34 are in critical care units and three on ventilators. Forty-one critical care beds are available in Maine. The state has seen a significant increase in hospitalizations from the virus during the past several weeks.