Knox County saw three additional COVID-19 cases during the past day, the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention reported Wednesday, Nov. 23.

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, 7,688 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 124 cases were reported during the past day. There were three additional deaths reported statewide Nov. 23, increasing the number to 2,721.

There were seven additional people statewide admitted to a hospital in Maine with COVID-19 during the past day, with the number at 6,293 since the pandemic began.

The CDC reports 105 Mainers currently in the hospital with the virus. The peak was 436 in early January. Of the 105 hospitalized, 14 are in critical care units and one on a ventilator. Fifty-one critical care beds are available in Maine. The number of hospitalizations are at one of their lowest points during the pandemic.