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But Southampton and Mathews counties and Franklin, three much less dense localities, continue to have high rates of infection. Outpacing all others, Southampton had a daily new case rate of 60.1 per 100,000 people. Franklin, also in Western Tidewater, saw a rate of 33.9. Mathews, in Three Rivers Health District, had an average of new daily cases at 37.3 last week.
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