Knox County saw four additional COVID-19 cases during the past day, the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention reported Wednesday, Oct. 26.

Testing at the Rockland Wastewater Treatment Plant as of Oct. 20 showed a sharp drop in the virus in the community’s wastewater during the previous week after a spike the previous week.

Since the pandemic began in Maine in March 2020, 7,585 Knox County residents have been diagnosed with the virus (This does not include results from at-home tests), 113 have been admitted to hospitals, and 47 have died. The CDC removed one hospitalization from Knox County, one day after adding two to the list.

Statewide, an additional 252 cases were reported during the past day. There were three additional deaths reported statewide Oct. 26, increasing the number to 2,641.

There were seven additional people statewide admitted to a hospital in Maine with COVID-19 during the past day, with the number at 6,102 since the pandemic began in March 2020.

The CDC reports 208 Mainers currently in the hospital with the virus. The peak was 436 in early January. Of the 208 hospitalized, 47 are in critical care units and four on ventilators. Forty-four critical care beds are available in Maine.