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COVID-19 case rates stabilize

COVID-19 cases stabilized across the U.S. over the weekend, with the nation averaging about 109,000 new cases per day, according to a press release from Dr. Richard Williams, medical director of the Three Rivers Health District.

In Virginia, cases decreased slightly during the same period, he said, with a seven-day average of 3,217 new cases per day.

While case numbers in the Three Rivers District were mostly stable, with an average of around 27 cases per day on average, said Williams, the district is seeing an increase in outbreaks of the virus.

Gloucester and Mathews both were showing low levels of transmission on the website of the Centers for Disease Control on Wednesday morning, while Middlesex and most other localities in the district were at medium transmission. The one outlier was Lancaster, which had a high transmission level.

Hospitalizations for the virus have once again increased across Virginia, with an average of about 526 patients in the hospital daily throu...

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