May 18, 2020
10 new COVID-19 cases push Fauquier total to 223
Monday morning COVID-19 update from the Virginia Department of Health:
• Where: Piedmont Urgent Care, 493 Blackwell Road, Warrenton
• When: 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily
• Criteria: Fever and/or symptoms of respiratory illness.
• Process: Patients who meet screening criteria will 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.
• 223 cases in Fauquier County — up 10 since Sunday.
• 31,140 Virginia cases — up 752 since Sunday. The total includes 29,591 confirmed and 1,549 “probable” infections.
• 1,014 deaths statewide — up 5 since Sunday.
Statewide hospitalizations for COVID-19 during the pandemic totaled at 3,822 as of Monday, up 47 from Sunday.
State hospitals housed 1,502 infected patients as of Monday morning, down 22 from Sunday, the Virginia Hospital and Healthcare Association reported.
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.
Twenty infected Fauquier patients have been hospitalized and five have died since the pandemic started.
In the Rappahannock-Rapidan Health District, which includes Fauquier:
• 388 cases and five deaths in Culpeper.
• 60 infections in Orange.
• 24 in and one death in Madison.
• 12 in Rappahannock.
The district has 11 COVID-19 deaths, and 56 infected patients have been hospitalized during the pandemic.
Cases elsewhere in Virginia:
• 7,843 in Fairfax County — up 201 since Sunday.
• Prince William County, 3,759.
• Arlington County, 1,638.
• City of Alexandria, 1,510.
• Loudoun County, 1,486.
• Henrico County, 1,272.
• Chesterfield County, 1,002.
• City of Richmond, 779.
• Accomack County, 690.
• City of Harrisonburg, 633.
• City of Manassas, 628.
• Virginia Beach, 557.
• Stafford County, 484.
• Buckingham County, 417.
• Rockingham County, 397.
• City of Chesapeake, 387.
• City of Norfolk, 361.
• Spotsylvania County, 319.
• Shenandoah County, 319.
• Richmond County, 269.
• City of Suffolk, 264.
• James City County (including Williamsburg), 230.
• City of Portsmouth, 228.
• Hanover County, 225.
• Frederick County, 217.
• City of Newport News, 206.
• Northampton County, 198.
• City of Manassas Park, 198.
• Mecklenburg County, 169.
• City of Hampton, 163.
• Page County, 161.
• Albemarle County, 139.
• Southampton County, 137.
• City of Roanoke, 128.
• Isle of Wight County, 119.
Nationwide as of Monday morning:
• 1,486,742 cases.
• 89,564 deaths.
• 272,265 patients have recovered.
• 11.49 million tests conducted.
Deaths in Virginia will total 1,944 by Aug. 4, according to one study, which puts the nation’s projected death toll at 147,040 on that date. The state’s cases will peak between mid-July and late August, according to University of Virginia researchers.
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DougF · May 18, 2020 at 3:02 pm
Although there are many assertions about a higher case rate in some communities over others, and many of the assertions are plausible, none of the assertions have a provable link to infections. Thus the assertions are unproven.
Additionally, the difference in community case rates could have an oversampling problem. A few weeks ago Northam began a push to focus tests in minority communities. That focus could artificially increase the percentage of the state's positive test results from one community simply because of disproportionate testing in that community.
Lastly, cases do not equal infections. No one knows the infection rate in any community or in the state at large.
Rover 530 · May 18, 2020 at 1:53 pm
I don't see any reference to Del. Guzman in this article but I believe, from her recent virtual "town hall", that she demonstrates her personal and professional understanding of the communication problems facing a large portion of the people who live in her district. She acknowledges that different sectors of our society search out and receive information in different ways. What is good for one sector may not be ideal for another. While it may be true that the CDC guidelines and warnings are prepared in multiple languages, it may also be true that that translated information is not reaching every community intended because of "one-size-fits-all" methods of transmission. Verifiable statistics from our larger, more urban neighboring counties highlight the greater percentage of Hispanic COVID-19 infections in relation to that sector's percentage of the local population.
Truepat · May 18, 2020 at 1:30 pm
Del. Guzman (D) blames the high rate of virus in the Hispanic community although CDC is covering every language in it's warnings as follows: ” Guzman said. “We are not a community that is going to read the flyer … on the street or go to a webpage to read an article.” She is supposed to represent all races in "her community" SMH
Tony Bentley · May 18, 2020 at 9:56 am
"1. One week before Trump’s inauguration, officials briefed him on a likely pandemic
2. In 2017, he cut the HHS by 18%
3.He was briefed on a NSC report in 2017 “Playbook for Early Response to High-Consequence Emerging Infectious Disease Threats“
4. In 2018 he fired the NSC pandemic preparedness & global health security teams
5. In 2018 he cut the budget for the service contract to keep the national stock pile maintained
6. Jan. 2019, the DNI released the “worldwide threat assessment of the intelligence community report” outlining a pandemic threat
7. In 2019, he placed large tariffs on Chinese imports of medical supplies that would be needed in a pandemic
8. Ignored a 2019 a joint HHS/FEMA/DHS exercise that showed large problems with preparedness (Crimson Contagion Simulation)
9. At the BioDefense Summit in April 2019 he was briefed about a pandemic threat
10. FEMA released “The 2019 The National Treat and Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment” in July that predicted that a nationwide pandemic would result in a shortage of medical supplies, hospitals would be overwhelmed and the economy would shut down
11. Sept. 2019, cut the Pandemic Early Warning System (PREDICT)
12. In late 2019 the WHO transmitted information about the Covid-19 discovery and spread in China to the WH
13. Is stalling the release of the 2020 DNI report warning of a global pandemic
14. Nov. 2019 the military's (NCMI) analysts reported that the upcoming possible pandemic “could be a cataclysmic event.”
15. Dec.’19-Feb ‘20 NCMI briefed the Defense Intelligence Agency, the Pentagon’s Joint Staff and the WH several times
16. He ignored over 12 PDB’s in Jan-Feb ‘20, then lied to the public
17. Refuses to employ a DPA to get national testing
18. Muzzled the CDC, Taskforce, and created a “shadow” Taskforce
19. Defunded the W.H.O. March 2020
20. Fires Dr. Bright, vaccine expert
21. Refused efforts for N95 mask production
22. Refuses to develop a US testing/tracing/tracking plan"
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