Knox County saw 14 additional COVID-19 cases since Saturday, the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention reported Tuesday, Nov. 1.

And another Knox County resident was admitted to a hospital with the virus since Saturday.

Testing at the Rockland Wastewater Treatment Plant as of Oct. 26 showed a slight increase in the virus in the community’s wastewater during the past week.

Since the pandemic began in Maine in March 2020, 7,617 Knox County residents have been diagnosed with the virus (This does not include results from at-home tests), 114 have been admitted to hospitals, and 47 have died.

Statewide, an additional 333 cases were reported since Saturday. There were three additional deaths reported statewide Nov. 1, increasing the number to 2,653.

There were 16 additional people statewide admitted to a hospital in Maine with COVID-19 since Saturday, with the number at 6,155 since the pandemic began in March 2020.

The CDC reports 159 Mainers currently in the hospital with the virus, a decrease of more than 30 in the past week. The peak was 436 in early January. Of the 159 hospitalized, 27 are in critical care units and eight on ventilators. Forty-four critical care beds are available in Maine.