COVID-19 cases are on the rise again across the nation and in Virginia, while reportedly remaining relatively stable locally. Cases are thought to be much higher due to underreporting and testing.
“We believe Covid case numbers are being underreported,” said Dr. Richard Williams, director of the Three Rivers Health District, in response to an email inquiry. “It is very difficult to estimate the true extent of the current caseloads [however] hospitalizations are a very reliable indicator of overall disease impact.”
The U.S. is currently averaging about 130,000 new (known) cases per day. Virginia’s cases are also rising with a seven-day average of 2,963 new cases per day.
The Three Rivers District is reportedly remaining stable with about 28 new cases per day in the health district. Gloucester and Mathews are at low Covid community levels while all other jurisdictions in Three Rivers are at medium levels.
Cases, hospitalizations, deaths
Gloucester had 56 new cases this pa...
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