Knox County saw six additional COVID-19 cases since Saturday, the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention reported Tuesday, Dec. 6.

And an additional hospitalization of a Knox County resident has been reported since Saturday.

And wastewater testing as of Dec. 1 showed a low level of the virus in wastewater in Rockland.

Since the pandemic began in Maine in March 2020, 7,728 Knox County residents have been diagnosed with the virus (This does not include results from at-home tests), 118 have been admitted to hospitals, and 49 have died.

Statewide, an additional 334 cases were reported since Saturday with 12 additional deaths reported statewide Dec. 6, increasing the number to 2,740.

The CDC reports 118 Mainers currently in the hospital with the virus. The peak was 436 in early January. Of the 118 hospitalized, 19 are in critical care units and three on a ventilator. Thirty-eight critical care beds are available in Maine.

While COVID-19 cases remain law, influenza is picking up steam in Knox County. The Maine CDC issued its weekly influenza report on Dec. 6 and reported for the week ending Dec. 3, there had been 22 new cases with two hospitalizations. That is dramatically more than the four cases the previous week, and two the week before that.