Knox County saw nine additional COVID-19 cases during the past day, the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention reported Wednesday, Nov. 30.

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, 7,713 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 243 cases were reported during the past day. There were no additional deaths reported statewide Nov. 30, keeping the number at 2,722.

There were two additional people statewide admitted to a hospital in Maine with COVID-19 during the past day, with the number at 6,342 since the pandemic began.

The CDC reports 130 Mainers currently in the hospital with the virus. The peak was 436 in early January. Of the 130 hospitalized, 13 are in critical care units and three on a ventilator. Fifty-four critical care beds are available in Maine.