Knox County saw three additional COVID-19 cases during the past day, the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention reported Friday, Dec. 23.

And two additional Knox County residents were admitted to a hospital, the CDC reported Friday.

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, 7,803 Knox County residents have been diagnosed with the virus (This does not include results from at-home tests), 125 have been admitted to hospitals, and 49 have died.

Statewide, an additional 140 cases were reported during the past day with no additional deaths reported statewide Dec. 23, keeping the number at 2,779.

The CDC reported that an additional 13 people statewide were admitted to a hospital since during the past day with the virus, bringing the total to 6,491 since the pandemic started.

The CDC reports 115 Mainers currently in the hospital with the virus, an increase of 20 since last week. The peak was 436 in early January. Of the 115 hospitalized, 19 are in critical care units and four on a ventilator. Forty critical care beds are available in Maine.