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Gloucester adds 9 new cases; 3 in Mathews in past week

The cumulative number of cases of COVID-19 in Gloucester and Mathews continued to increase over the past week, with Gloucester adding nine new cases since last Wednesday morning, for a total of 147 that have occurred in the county since March, and Mathews increasing by three cases, for a total of 15.

The number of people hospitalized in the two counties remained stable, however, with Gloucester adding only one hospitalized patient, for a total on Wednesday morning of 13, and Mathews remaining at just two patients who have been treated in the hospital since the pandemic began. There have been two deaths from the virus in Gloucester and none in Mathews.

Middlesex County added seven cases over the past week, for a total of 32, and saw the hospitalization of a third patient. One person in Middlesex has died from the illness.

The Three Rivers Health District has accumulated 1,009 cases of COVID-19 since March, an increase since last Wednesday of 53 cases across the 10-county distr...

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