Knox County saw four additional COVID-19 cases during the past day, the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention reported Wednesday, Nov. 9.

Two more Knox County residents died with the virus, the CDC reported Nov. 9 and another Knox County resident was admitted to a hospital with the virus.

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, 7,655 Knox County residents have been diagnosed with the virus (This does not include results from at-home tests), 117 have been admitted to hospitals, and 49 have died.

Statewide, an additional 232 cases were reported during the past day. There were 13 additional deaths reported statewide Nov. 9, increasing the number to 2,711.

There were 11 additional people statewide admitted to a hospital in Maine with COVID-19 during the past day, with the number at 6,227 since the pandemic began in March 2020.

The CDC reports 155 Mainers currently in the hospital with the virus. The peak was 436 in early January. Of the 155 hospitalized, 25 are in critical care units and four on ventilators. Forty-two critical care beds are available in Maine.