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COVID-19 numbers continue to rise

Three Rivers Health District experienced another week of rising COVID-19 case numbers, according to the health district’s COVID-19 weekly update release.

The health district reported 144 new COVID-19 cases last week, which is “the largest single week increase in cases since the pandemic began,” according to the Three Rivers release. This is the second week in a row that Three Rivers has reported its largest single week increase.

Gloucester is the only jurisdiction in the health district to remain below 10 cases per 100,000 moving seven-day average. The rest, including Mathews and Middlesex, are over 10.

The Virginia Department of Health reported 10 new COVID-19 cases for Mathews this past week bringing the total to 41 cases as of Wednesday. Mathews also experienced one new hospitalization for a total of three hospitalizations since the pandemic began.

Gloucester reached a total of 230 COVID-19 cases Wednesday morning, which was an increase of four from the previous week. M...

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