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Increased community transmission of COVID-19 reported in health district

According to a COVID-19 update release from the Three Rivers Health District, the district is “experiencing indicators of increased community transmission.”

Mathews is the only jurisdiction in Three Rivers Health District that is below five cases per 100,000 moving seven-day average. Gloucester has been reported as having between 5-10 cases per 100,000 and Middlesex has over 10 cases per 100,000.

The health district experienced 132 new cases of COVID-19 last week which is “the largest single week increase in cases since the pandemic began.”

According to the Virginia Department of Health, Gloucester’s COVID-19 case count increased 15 this past week for a total of 226 cases as of Wednesday morning. Mathews saw eight new cases this past week with a total of 31 cases Wednesday morning with no new hospitalizations and zero deaths.

Middlesex was reported as having 83 cases which was an increase of 21 cases from last week and had one new hospitalization for a total of seven hospi...

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