Knox County saw 16 additional COVID-19 cases since Wednesday, the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention reported Tuesday, Nov. 29.

And one additional hospitalization of a Knox County resident has been reported by the CDC since last week.

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, 7,704 Knox County residents have been diagnosed with the virus (This does not include results from at-home tests), 117 have been admitted to hospitals, and 49 have died.

Statewide, an additional 604 cases were reported since Wednesday. There was one additional death reported statewide Nov. 29, increasing the number to 2,722.

There were 47 additional people statewide admitted to a hospital in Maine with COVID-19 since Wednesday, with the number at 6,340 since the pandemic began.

The CDC reports 133 Mainers currently in the hospital with the virus. The peak was 436 in early January. Of the 133 hospitalized, 14 are in critical care units and three on a ventilator. Fifty-two critical care beds are available in Maine. The number of hospitalizations statewide have jumped nearly 30 since last week.