Although COVID-19 case rates leveled off nationally at about 121,000 new cases per day during the past week, Virginia cases increased, with about 2,520 new cases per day recorded over a seven-day average.
Cases in the Three Rivers Health District increased, as well, according to the weekly update from District Director Richard Williams, with 315 new cases across all jurisdictions since last Wednesday, up from 263 cases reported last week. This brings the districtwide total to 16,673 cases since the pandemic began.
In Gloucester, there were 74 new cases during the past week, bringing the county’s total to 4,147 cases since March 2020. Two Gloucester residents died from the virus during the past week, for a total of 82 deaths, while the VDH reported three fewer people as being hospitalized, bringing to total to 89.
Mathews saw five new cases during the past week, with no new hospitalizations and no new deaths, bringing those totals to 938, 28, and 24, respectively.
To view the rest of this article, you must log in. If you do not have an account with us, please subscribe here.