Gloucester County experienced 10 new documented COVID-19 cases during the past week, with the count rising from 179 to 189 since last Wednesday, according to the most recent data from the Virginia Department of Health.
No new cases were recorded for Mathews or Middlesex counties this week, both counties holding steady at 23 and 54 cases, respectively. There were no new hospitalizations or deaths recorded for Gloucester, Mathews or Middlesex counties this past week.
As of Wednesday morning, the entire Three Rivers Health District (of which the Middle Peninsula is a part) had recorded 1,231 cases, both confirmed and probable, 90 hospitalizations and 18 deaths attributed to COVID-19 since the pandemic began in March.
A total of 23,058 PCR tests have been administered so far in the health district, 1,148 this past week with a 4 percent positive test rate this week. The positive test rate last week for Three Rivers was 5.8 percent.
Virginia has experienced a total of 115,458 cases, both confirmed and probable, 9,326 hospitalizations and 2,515 deaths attributed to the disease. There were 6,439 new cases recorded statewide this week as well as 401 new hospitalizations and 105 new deaths attributed to COVID-19.
More than 1.5 million PCR tests have been administered so far statewide with 100,050 tests administered from last Wednesday to this Wednesday. Virginia experienced a 6.4 percent positive test rate this past week. The previous week’s positive test rate was 6.7 percent.