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Virginia’s daily case count increases

Public health authorities nationally are increasingly concerned about the possibility of a fourth pandemic surge of the COVID-19 pandemic following spring break activities, said Dr. Richard Williams, director of the Three Rivers Health District, in his weekly report.

Nationally, cases have plateaued at around 58,600 a day, while cases in Virginia have increased slightly, to about 1,450 a day. These are seven-day averages.

Gloucester had a total of 42 cases in the past week for 2,015 cases since the pandemic began with no new hospitalizations and one death removed. Mathews had a total of six new cases for a total of 570 with no new hospitalizations or deaths.

Williams said that sports teams are an area of risk, and that there have been three outbreaks involving sports teams in the Three Rivers Health District since high school sports began in the spring term.

“We will cooperate with schools in case identification, contact tracing and quarantine activities to help mitigate t...

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