Knox County saw no additional COVID-19 cases during the past day, the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention reported Saturday, Nov. 19. This continues a slowdown that began a few weeks ago and were the fewest cases in a week since the pandemic began in March 2020.

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 107 cases were reported during the past day. There was one additional death reported statewide Nov. 19, increasing the number to 2,718.

There were no additional people statewide admitted to a hospital in Maine with COVID-19 during the past day, with the number at 6,280 since the pandemic began.

The CDC reports 126 Mainers currently in the hospital with the virus. The peak was 436 in early January. Of the 126 hospitalized, 19 are in critical care units and none on ventilators. Forty-five critical care beds are available in Maine.