Knox County saw 14 additional COVID-19 cases during the past day, the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention reported Thursday, Dec. 22.

The most recent testing at Rockland’s wastewater treatment plant showed virus levels continue to be low through Dec. 13.

Since the pandemic began in Maine in March 2020, 7,800 Knox County residents have been diagnosed with the virus (This does not include results from at-home tests), 123 have been admitted to hospitals, and 49 have died.

Statewide, an additional 274 cases were reported during the past day with no additional deaths reported statewide Dec. 22, keeping the number at 2,779.

The CDC reported that an additional seven people statewide were admitted to a hospital since during the past day with the virus, bringing the total to 6,478 since the pandemic started.

The CDC reports 121 Mainers currently in the hospital with the virus, an increase of 20 since last week. The peak was 436 in early January. Of the 121 hospitalized, 19 are in critical care units and six on a ventilator. Thirty-six critical care beds are available in Maine.