COVID-19 transmission levels are high; Three Rivers Health District urges prevention measures

COOKS CORNER—The Three Rivers Health District (TRHD) on Friday, August 27, announced a high level of community transmission of COVID-19 in all 10 counties in the Northern Neck and Middle Peninsula and is urging individuals, businesses and other organizations to take prevention measures to include masking indoors and social distancing.

A high level of transmission means that people are much more likely to come into contact with someone who has the virus when they are out in the community. And while vaccination remains the most important and effective way to stop COVID-19 in our communities, using additional prevention measures also helps prevent the virus from spreading.

“This latest surge is very troubling and the number of cases are continuing to rise rapidly,” said Dr. Richard Williams, TRHD health director. “Over the last seven days we have had 422 new cases, up from about 20 cases a week in early July. All of us should take measures to protect….

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