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Cases plateau; state surpasses 10,000 deaths

Virginia surpassed 10,000 deaths attributed to COVID-19 during the past week as the country’s daily new case count begins to plateau.

According to the Three Rivers Health District pandemic update, the United States has a current case rate of about 58,000 new cases per day over a seven-day rolling average. Virginia’s daily new case rate is 1,300 over a seven-day average and in the Three Rivers District, the daily new case rate has dropped to about 30.

Gloucester and Mathews each experienced one COVID-19 death this past week with totals of 46 and 12, respectively. Gloucester had a total of 40 new cases with two new hospitalizations this past week and Mathews experienced just two new cases this past week and no new hospitalizations.

As of Wednesday, there have been 13,624 vaccine doses administered in Gloucester with at least 8,254 people who have received at least one dose and 5,441 people who have been fully vaccinated.

In Mathews, there have been 4,131 doses administered w...

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