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4 new COVID-19 cases in Gloucester; 1 in Mathews

Gloucester County added four new cases of COVID-19 over the past week, for a cumulative total of 49 cases in the county since the coronavirus pandemic first hit in March. Out of those cases, nine people have been hospitalized, and there has been one death.

Three Rivers Health District Director Dr. Richard Williams said that with the virus remaining active in all communities, “we can expect to see new cases on a continuous basis.”

Three cases that had been added to Gloucester as of Monday morning were subsequently deleted from the count, and Williams said that mistakes in data entry occur regularly but are adjusted as necessary to maintain as accurate a count as possible. He said that small database discrepancies and inconsistencies don’t affect the overall trends on which he bases his decision-making and risk assessments.

Mathews County added a single case on Tuesday, for a total of six cases in the county, which had been without a new case for over seven weeks. Williams said...

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