Stay in the know! Sign up to get Fauquier County news updates delivered to your inbox.
Advertise on Fauquier Now!
How do describe race relations in Fauquier County? Vote!
Free classifieds! Members can also post calendar events, news, opinions and more ... all for free! Register now!
Login · Forgot Your Password?
November 12, 2020

10 more COVID-19 cases here, 2 of them in schools

Stock Photo
The rate of positive tests continues to rise in this region and across the state.
Curbside Testing
• Where: Piedmont Urgent Care, 493 Blackwell Road, Warrenton

• When: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily

• Process: Patients can remain in their vehicles while healthcare professionals collect samples with swabs.

• Organizers: Rappahannock-Rapidan Health District and local partners, including medical practices, Fauquier Health, the free clinic, PATH Foundation and local government.

• Phone: 540-347-5200

• COVID questions: 540-316-6302 or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Thursday morning COVID-19 update from the Virginia Department of Health:

1,205 total cases in Fauquier since the pandemic began — up 10 from Wednesday.

The total includes a fourth case at Fauquier High School and the first case at Mary Walter Elementary near Morrisville, both reported Wednesday.

198,027 Virginia cases — up 1,521 since Wednesday. The total includes 180,623 confirmed and 17,404 “probable” infections.

3,758 deaths statewide — up 17 from Wednesday. Of the total fatalities, the health department classifies COVID-19 as the confirmed cause in 3,490 and “probable” in 268.

2,853,797 diagnostic tests statewide — up 12,138 since Wednesday. Over the past seven days, 6.5 percent of those tests were positive, trending upward.

Statewide hospitalizations for COVID-19 over the course of the pandemic totaled 13,339 as of Thursday, up 66 since Wednesday.

But, the health department notes that its hospitalization figure — based on status at the time each case gets investigated — “underrepresents” the actual total.

Since the pandemic began, 22,002 “confirmed COVID-19 patients have been hospitalized and discharged,” according to the Virginia Hospital and Healthcare Association.

State hospitals housed 1,313 infected patients Thursday, up 48 from Wednesday, according to the association.

That puts total Virginia hospitalizations during the pandemic at 23,315.

Virginia hospitalizations for COVID-19 peaked at 1,625 patients on May 8.

Healthcare providers and laboratories report statistics to the state as of 5 p.m. each day. The health department updates its report the following morning.

Sixty-two infected Fauquier patients (up 1) have been hospitalized and 27 have died since the pandemic started.

In the Rappahannock-Rapidan Health District, which includes Fauquier:

• 1,660 cases (up 7), 102 hospitalizations (up 1) and 18 deaths in Culpeper.

• 481 infections (up 7), 28 hospitalizations and 5 deaths in Orange.

• 160 infections (up 3), 11 hospitalizations (up 1) and 3 deaths in Madison.

• 70 cases (down 1), 5 hospitalizations and 2 deaths in Rappahannock.

The district has 55 COVID-19 deaths, and 208 infected patients have been hospitalized during the pandemic.

The health department reported 48,605 diagnostic tests in the district so far — up 442. Over the last seven days, 10.3 percent of tests conducted in the five-county district were positive, trending upward.

Cases elsewhere in Virginia:

• 26,005 in Fairfax County — up 214 since Wednesday.

Prince William County, 15,546 — up 84.

Virginia Beach, 8,964 — up 100.

Loudoun County, 8,622 — up 62.

Chesterfield County, 7,924 — up 75.

Henrico County, 7,094 — up 51.

City of Norfolk, 5,816 — up 11.

City of Richmond, 5,871 — up 31.

City of Chesapeake, 5,426 — up 55.

Arlington County, 5,158 — up 28.

City of Alexandria, 4,578 — up 19.

City of Newport News, 3,463 — up 16.

City of Harrisonburg, 3,225 — up 1.

City of Roanoke, 3,380 — up 37.

Montgomery County, 3,326 — up 31.

City of Portsmouth, 2,965 — up 13.

Spotsylvania County, 2,688 — up 17.

Stafford County, 2,674 — up 13.

City of Suffolk, 2,472 — up 35.

City of Hampton, 2,328 — up 15.

City of Lynchburg, 2,265 — up 13.
City of Manassas, 2,118 — up 2.

Rockingham County, 1,936 — up 3.

Hanover County, 1,930 — up 15.

City of Charlottesville, 1,713 — up 16.

Albemarle County, 1,689 — up 7.

Henry County, 1,543 — up 11.

Frederick County, 1,392 — up 15.

Accomack County, 1,245 — up 3.

James City County (including Williamsburg), 1,269 — up 5.

Shenandoah County, 1,137 — up 2.

Nationwide as of Thursday morning:

10,403,73 7cases — up 143,445 from Wednesday morning.

• 241,809 deaths — up 2,114.

• 3,997,937 have recovered — up 36,064.

• 156.61 million tests conducted — up 1.34 million.

Member comments
Please, be polite. Avoid name-calling and profanity.
For credibility, sign your real name; stand behind your comments. Readers will give less credence to anonymous posts.
To comment, please log in or register.
Evil · February 3, 2021 at 12:45 am
I absolutely agree with you, but distance education also has its positive sides - first of all, I have more free time and thanks to this I can pay more attention to sports. My homework also did not go unnoticed. The most difficult and time-consuming I delegated to specialists from This will help me focus on sports achievements so that after the end of the pandemic, I will participate in school competitions.
MirandaD · January 11, 2021 at 5:57 pm
I am sure that in schools there is a very high risk of the spread of the virus because schoolchildren and students do not take the existing danger seriously and ignore safety measures. I think it would be right for the health of students and their families to introduce online education until the situation with the pandemic is sufficiently improved. Of course, this will not be reflected at the level of knowledge in the best way and students will not always be able to cope with their homework on their own. For such cases, there are writing services that will complete your writing homework for money. For example EssayBox. An overview of this service can be found at But besides it, there are many more services that help students with their homework, so online education does not mean that students will have lower grades, but it will help reduce the incidence of diseases in educational institutions.
Sammy · November 13, 2020 at 9:59 am
DougF: actually, it was you who advanced the unenforceable notion: "When those measures don’t work when enforced by drill sergeants, they also won’t work for the general public."

and it was you who extrapolated the study group (marine recruits at parris island) with the general public

and it was you who suggested a single study of marine recruits outweighs nature's recent review of studies and experts

this is a game you play here .. a deadly game
badelectronics · November 13, 2020 at 8:42 am
DougF-artsniffer wants people to get sick and die. He's a Trumpublican fartsniffer.

He wants to sow doubt in the minds of citizens of Fauquier regarding masks. IMHO, he's an asshole, plain and simple.
Sammy · November 13, 2020 at 8:31 am
expecting "the result for society will be similar" is unfounded extrapolation .. mature citizens are most at risk and behave the opposite of boot camp recruits

stick with recommended precautions .. experts say they save lives, good enuf for me
DougF · November 13, 2020 at 6:54 am
Sammy, I take it your knowledge of boot camp comes from movies. First hand experience, particularly the first two weeks, is vastly different. Regardless, assuming your idea of not being able to enforce it are true, the result for society will be similar.
Sammy · November 12, 2020 at 10:28 pm
most assuredly I value the full range of opinion as well as new developments

btw, my read of your study is that it basically says you cannot control a group of raw marine recruits, which matches what I know from every movie I've ever seen about raw marine recruits (smile) and what I've personally seen in friends who joined the marines .. determined, persistent, short-the-future

your study doesn't negate the nature article .. it simply says you'd be hard-pressed to enforce it on a group of young marines reporting to parris island .. no surprise
DougF · November 12, 2020 at 9:27 pm
Sammy, good science is all about differences, debate, and new developments. That’s the only way science moves forward towards the truth. If you value “good science” you will value the full range of opinion as well as new developments.
Sammy · November 12, 2020 at 8:45 pm
my talents run in different directions (photog) but do trust the journal nature and took note:

good science says masks are saving lives & are a "pillar of pandemic control" along with distancing

not a study, more a review of studies and expert opinion
badelectronics · November 12, 2020 at 8:20 pm
DougF-artface: Why do you post? Are you trying to tell people not to wear masks?
DougF · November 12, 2020 at 7:02 pm
Sammy, to be clear, by “masks” I meant cloth face coverings.

Second, the study I posted was in the New England Journal of Medicine.
DougF · November 12, 2020 at 6:58 pm
Sammy, the study I posted was published subsequent to your article. It is newer science.

However, you seem knowledgeable. I have a question about masks. I can’t find an answer in published science. Perhaps you can point to an answer.

I understand the rationale for cloth masks as source control is a) most virions exiting the mouth and nose are encased in water droplets, b) most droplets are large enough to be trapped in the mask material, c) the trapping lowers the amount of virions around an infected person, d) reducing the frequency and severity of infection

Questions: what happens to the trapped virions when the water droplets evaporate?

If the virions remain trapped in the mask, what is the mechanism causing them to be trapped?

If the virions are not trapped and are released into the air, are masks only effective in delaying the release of virions?
badelectronics · November 12, 2020 at 4:35 pm
Poor DougF-arfsniffer.
Sammy · November 12, 2020 at 4:25 pm

dougf -- big fan of the publication entitled "nature" from nature research, an established trusted source on science since 1869, which wrote last month (link above) "Face masks: what the data say: The science supports that face coverings are saving lives during the coronavirus pandemic, and yet the debate trundles on. How much evidence is enough?"

& the article concludes with

"Nevertheless, most scientists are confident that they can say something prescriptive about wearing masks. It’s not the only solution, says Gandhi, “but I think it is a profoundly important pillar of pandemic control”. As Digard puts it: “Masks work, but they are not infallible. And, therefore, keep your distance.”

good enuf for me
DougF · November 12, 2020 at 3:15 pm
This new study of Marine recruits strongly suggests that public health efforts such as quarantines, mask wearing, school closures and the like are not effective in mitigating the spread of COVID-19.

One group of recruits had strict measures imposed on them, the control group did not. Both groups had about the same percentage of infections (2% for strict measures, 1.7% for the control group, over 1,800 participants).

When those measures don’t work when enforced by drill sergeants, they also won’t work for the general public.
the. · November 12, 2020 at 12:56 pm
null · November 12, 2020 at 12:53 pm
It's almost as if opening schools during the middle of a worldwide pandemic is a bad idea
badelectronics · November 12, 2020 at 10:48 am
I thought the Republicans said COVID was going to disappear after the election.
Facebook comments
Enter your email address above to begin receiving
news updates from via email.
Tuesday, March 2
Annual earnings lowest since Tennessee-based LifePoint Health’s purchase of community institution
Tuesday, March 2
With a degree in architecture, Brian Kerchner applies his problem-solving skills to an alternative career
Tuesday, March 2
Health department reports 160 more deaths statewide, including the 53rd in this county
More Fauquier news
© Copyright 2011-2018

50 Culpeper Street, Suite 3
Warrenton, Virginia 20187
Crime Log
Add Your News
The Big Picture
Ellen’s Kitchen
and Garden

Real Estate
For Sale
Legal Notices
Post an Ad
Terms of Service