Knox County saw seven additional COVID-19 cases since Thursday, the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention reported Tuesday, Nov. 15.

Testing at the Rockland wastewater treatment plant on Nov. 8 showed the amount of the virus remained low during the first eight days of the month.

Since the pandemic began in Maine in March 2020, 7,668 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.

Statewide, an additional 359 cases were reported since Thursday. There were two additional deaths reported statewide Nov. 15, increasing the number to 2,714.

There were 16 additional people statewide admitted to a hospital in Maine with COVID-19 since Thursday, with the number at 6,259 since the pandemic began in March 2020.

The CDC reports 123 Mainers currently in the hospital with the virus, down about 70 from three weeks ago. The peak was 436 in early January. Of the 123 hospitalized, 13 are in critical care units and three on ventilators. Sixty critical care beds are available in Maine.