Knox County saw two additional COVID-19 cases during the past day, the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention reported Wednesday, Nov. 16. This continues a slowdown that began a few weeks ago.

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, 7,670 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 138 cases were reported during the past day. There was one additional death reported statewide Nov. 16, increasing the number to 2,715.

There were six additional people statewide admitted to a hospital in Maine with COVID-19 during the past day, with the number at 6,265 since the pandemic began in March 2020.

The CDC reports 121 Mainers currently in the hospital with the virus, down about 70 from three weeks ago. The peak was 436 in early January. Of the 121 hospitalized, 13 are in critical care units and three on ventilators. Sixty critical care beds are available in Maine.