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October 6, 2021

40 new COVID-19 cases reported in Fauquier

After just 7 new cases Tuesday, the county has 40 more Wednesday morning — exceeding the September average of 27 per day.
Vaccinations
62%
of Fauquier citizens have received at least one dose as of Wednesday morning — a total of 44,176. Statewide, the rate stands at 68.1%.


55.9%
of county residents have completed vaccination — a total of 39,780. Statewide, the rate stands at 60.7%.


80,932
total doses of vaccine administered to Fauquier residents as of Wednesday — up 62 since Tuesday.


Getting the vaccine

Everyone 12 and older in Virginia qualifies for COVID-19 vaccination. All who have received two doses of the Moderna or Pfizer vaccine will be eligible for a booster, starting Sept. 20.

Medical offices and pharmacies offer the vaccines free of charge. The health department also has walk-in clinics, with no appointment needed.

Click here for more information or call 877-829-4682.

> Pfizer vaccine booster available to some people
Fauquier has 40 new COVID-19 cases, the Virginia Department of Health reported Wednesday morning.

The county’s cases total 6,581 — with 264 patients hospitalized and 81 deaths — since the pandemic started.

Fauquier County Public Schools reported 7 new cases Wednesday morning. (The school system has students and staff members who live outside of Fauquier.)

County schools have 50 “active cases,” with 38 among students and 12 among staff members.

The school system defines active cases as those reported in the last 10 days.

Liberty High has 10 active cases — with 7 among students and 3 among staff members.

Fauquier public schools have reported 375 active cases — 269 among students and 106 among staff members — since the fall semester started Aug. 11.

The schools had 212 students and 7 staff members in quarantine as of Thursday, Sept. 30 — the most recent report.

The health department Wednesday morning reported 44 more deaths and 3,919 new cases statewide since Tuesday. Virginia deaths total 12,999 since the pandemic started and cases stand at 882,437.

Virginia hospitals reported 1,794 infected patients in their beds Wednesday morning, down 13 since Tuesday.

The county continues to trail the state in the percentage of residents vaccinated. (See box.)

Elsewhere in the Rappahannock Rapidan Health District:

Culpeper County has 6,135 cases, up 24 from Tuesday, and its 78th death attributed to COVID-19.

Orange County, 3,449 cases, up 34.

Madison County, 934, up 11.

Rappahannock County, 532, up 10.

As of Wednesday morning, the rate of positive PCR tests over the last week stood at 8.3 percent statewide and 10.1 percent in the health district.


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