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Good news: Cases continue to drop

There was more good news on the COVID-19 pandemic front this week, as the number of new local, district and statewide cases continued to drop. Last week marked the one-year anniversary of the first case identified in Virginia, and Sunday will be the sad anniversary of the first death, Gov. Ralph Northam said in a press briefing Tuesday.

Northam said that, at the same time that case numbers are going down across the state, the number of vaccinations being administered is steadily increasing.

The Mathews NAACP has announced a clinic to be held next Thursday, March 18, at the Mathews Historical Museum (details below).

A few weeks ago, the statewide goal was to administer 25,000 shots a day, Northam said, and as of Tuesday, the state was administering nearly 51,000 shots a day. He said Virginia is 11th in the U.S. in terms of doses given and 6th in terms of the percentage of allocated doses that have been used.

“We’re going to put the pandemic in the rear-view mirror,” he said...

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