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September 8, 2021

10 new COVID-19 cases, 1 more hospitalization here

Virginia hospitals reported an additional 149 COVID-19 patients in their beds Wednesday morning.
Vaccinations
60.2%
of Fauquier citizens have received at least one dose as of Wednesday — a total of 42,854. Statewide, the rate stands at 64.8%.


53.8%
of county residents have completed vaccination — a total of 38,328. Statewide, the rate stands at 57.4%.


58
new doses of vaccine administered to Fauquier residents 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.
Fauquier County has 10 new COVID-19 cases and another hospitalized patient, the Virginia Department of Health reported Wednesday morning.

Since the pandemic started, cases here total 5,807, with 239 hospitalizations.

Meanwhile, Fauquier County Public Schools reported 87 “active cases” Wednesday — up 11 from Tuesday. They include 56 among students and 31 among staff members.

County schools define “active cases” as those reported in the last 10 days.

Only Liberty High, with 15 among students and 4 among staff members, has active cases in double digits.

The school system has reported 228 active cases — 168 among students and 60 among staff members — since the fall semester started Aug. 11.

County schools had 443 students and 17 staff members in quarantine as of last Thursday, Sept. 2.

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

The state has another 4,479 cases Wednesday morning, bringing the pandemic total to 793,396.

The health department Wednesday morning reported 30 more deaths statewide since Tuesday, bringing Virginia’s total fatalities to 11,977 since the pandemic started. Fauquier deaths remain at 72.

Virginia hospitals reported 2,161 infected patients in their beds Wednesday morning, up 149 from Tuesday. Since the pandemic started, the state’s hospitals have housed 65,955 infected patients.

Elsewhere in the Rappahannock Rapidan Health District:

Culpeper County has 5,411 cases, up 3 from Tuesday.

Orange County, 2,793 cases, up 10.

Madison County, 752, up 6.

Rappahannock County, 461, unchanged.

As of Wednesday morning, the rate of positive PCR tests over the last week stood at 10 percent statewide and 9 percent in the health district, down slightly.
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