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COVID-19 cases increase slightly

The number of COVID-19 cases in Gloucester and Mathews increased slightly over the past week, with eight cases added in Gloucester, for a total of 358 cases as of Wednesday morning, and two cases added in Mathews, for a total of 137.

Mathews added one hospitalization during the past week, for a total of 11 people hospitalized since the pandemic began, while Gloucester’s hospitalizations remained at 17. There were no additional deaths, with Gloucester still at three and Mathews at zero.

As of Wednesday morning, Middlesex County had posted 148 cases, an increase of two since last week, while hospitalizations and deaths remained the same, at nine and 11 respectively.

Three Rivers Health District Director Dr. Richard Williams said in his weekly report that the district caseload has improved significantly. Only 56 new cases were reported districtwide from last Wednesday to this Wednesday, for a total of 2,307 cases districtwide since statistic-keeping began, and a model developed ...

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