Knox County saw 11 additional COVID-19 cases since Saturday, the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention reported Tuesday, Nov. 22.

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, 7,685 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 234 cases were reported since Saturday. There were no additional death reported statewide Nov. 22, keeping the number at 2,718.

There were six additional people statewide admitted to a hospital in Maine with COVID-19 since Saturday, with the number at 6,286 since the pandemic began.

The CDC reports 117 Mainers currently in the hospital with the virus. The peak was 436 in early January. Of the 117 hospitalized, 18 are in critical care units and one on a ventilator. Forty-seven critical care beds are available in Maine.