While the Three Rivers Health District moved to Phase 1b of the COVID-19 vaccination program on Tuesday, offering some hope of relief from the pandemic, the post-holiday surge in cases and deaths continued locally.
In Gloucester, six people died of the virus during the past week, for a total of 18 people in the county who have lost their lives to COVID since the pandemic began. Mathews saw one additional death, for a total of five, while two Middlesex residents died during the past week, for a total of 15.
Gloucester’s case count once again rose significantly, as well, with 151 new cases diagnosed, for a cumulative total of 1,278 cases since March, or 3.4 percent of the population. In Mathews, 19 new cases were added, for a total of 390 cases, or 4.4 percent of the population, while Middlesex added 39 new cases, for a total of 360, or 3.4 percent of the population (Population figures are from the U.S. Census Bureau’s American Community Survey).
Hospitalizations locally remain...
To view the rest of this article, you must log in. If you do not have an account with us, please subscribe here.