Knox County saw two additional COVID-19 cases since Saturday, the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention reported Tuesday, Dec. 13.

And the most recent testing at Rockland’s wastewater treatment plant showed virus levels continue to be low through Dec. 8.

Since the pandemic began in Maine in March 2020, 7,758 Knox County residents have been diagnosed with the virus (This does not include results from at-home tests), 121 have been admitted to hospitals, and 49 have died.

Statewide, an additional 208 cases were reported since Saturday with one additional death reported statewide Dec. 13, increasing the number to 2,775.

The CDC reported that an additional six people statewide were admitted to a hospital since Saturday with the virus, bringing the total to 6,418 since the pandemic started.

The CDC reports 118 Mainers currently in the hospital with the virus. The peak was 436 in early January. Of the 118 hospitalized, 21 are in critical care units and four on a ventilator. Forty-one critical care beds are available in Maine.

While COVID-19 cases remain law locally, 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, and none the week before that.