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COVID-19 case rates continue to fall

COVID-19 case rates continued to decline locally, statewide, and nationally during the past week.

Gloucester saw just 20 new cases between last Wednesday and this Wednesday, for a total of 7,273 cases since the beginning of the pandemic. Mathews and Middlesex each added four cases, for totals of 1,425 and 1,800, respectively.

There were no new hospitalizations or deaths in any of the three counties, leaving the totals at: Gloucester—100 hospitalizations and deaths each; Mathews—32 and 28 each, respectively; and Middlesex—43 and 45.

There were 70 new cases across the Three Rivers Health District in the past week, bringing the total to 27,321 cases since the pandemic began. The district saw three new hospitalizations, for a total of 663, and five additional deaths, for a total of 402.

Statewide, there were 5,906 new cases, for a total of 1,656,187 cases over the past two years. There were 424 new hospitalizations and 226 deaths statewide this past week, for totals of 48,188 ...

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