Knox County saw one additional COVID-19 case during the past day, the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention reported Friday, Nov. 18. This continues a slowdown that began a few weeks ago.

Testing at the Rockland wastewater treatment plant on Nov. 10 showed the amount of the virus remained low during the first 10 days of the month.

Since the pandemic began in Maine in March 2020, 7,674 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 101 cases were reported during the past day. There were two additional deaths reported statewide Nov. 18, increasing the number to 2,717.

There were nine additional people statewide admitted to a hospital in Maine with COVID-19 during the past day, with the number at 6,283 since the pandemic began in March 2020.

The CDC reports 130 Mainers currently in the hospital with the virus. The peak was 436 in early January. Of the 130 hospitalized, 19 are in critical care units and three on ventilators. Forty-seven critical care beds are available in Maine.