Knox County saw 10 additional COVID-19 cases during the past day, the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention reported Thursday, Nov. 3.

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, 7,630 Knox County residents have been diagnosed with the virus (This does not include results from at-home tests), 115 have been admitted to hospitals, and 47 have died.

Statewide, an additional 221 cases were reported during the past day. There were no additional deaths reported statewide Nov. 3, keeping the number at 2,653.

There were nine additional people statewide admitted to a hospital in Maine with COVID-19 during the past day, with the number at 6,168 since the pandemic began in March 2020.

The CDC reports 160 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 160 hospitalized, 29 are in critical care units and six on ventilators. Thirty-seven critical care beds are available in Maine.