COVID-19 cases spike across the Northern Neck

Megan Schiffres

by Megan Schiffres

WARSAW—Cases of COVID-19 are spiking in the Northern Neck at the same time that the Commonwealth’s case rate remains steady.

“We had 144 cases reported last week across our jurisdictions, the largest single week increase in cases since the pandemic began,” said Three Rivers Health District director Richard S. Williams, M.D., M.P.H.

While the district experiences more new cases than ever, over the last two weeks Virginia as a whole has not experienced a spike, although between 7.4 and 11.8 people per 100,000 were infected by the virus in the Commonwealth.

Counties in the Three Rivers Health District have seen their number of cases over the last two weeks, per 100,000 people, expand rapidly, including a case incidence rate of 65.9 in Northumberland and 38.4 in Lancaster.

“Only one of our jurisdictions remains below 10 cases per 100,000 moving seven day average: Gloucester. The rest are over 10…

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