Knox County saw three additional COVID-19 cases during the past day, the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention reported Friday, Nov. 11.

Testing at the Rockland wastewater treatment plant showed the amount of the virus remained low during the first week of November.

Since the pandemic began in Maine in March 2020, 7,661 Knox County residents have been diagnosed with the virus (This does not include results from at-home tests), 116 have been admitted to hospitals, and 49 have died. The CDC lowered the hospitalization number by one for Knox County.

Statewide, an additional 180 cases were reported during the past day. There was one additional death reported statewide Nov. 11, increasing the number to 2,712.

There were 14 additional people statewide admitted to a hospital in Maine with COVID-19 during the past day, with the number at 6,243 since the pandemic began in March 2020.

The CDC reports 133 Mainers currently in the hospital with the virus, down about 60 from three weeks ago. The peak was 436 in early January. Of the 133 hospitalized, 24 are in critical care units and three on ventilators. Forty-seven critical care beds are available in Maine.