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April 5, 2021

1,023 new COVID-19 cases, 31 more deaths in Virginia

So far, 18.2 percent of Fauquier residents have completed their vaccinations, compared with 18.1 percent statewide.
Getting The Vaccine
Everyone 16 and older in Fauquier and the rest of the Rappahannock Rapidan Health District qualifies for vaccination, starting Monday, April 5..

Visit the Virginia Department of Health website

On the website, complete the appropriate survey to sign up for the vaccine.

The health department also has a hotline: 877-829-4682.

Fauquier County has a call center to help at 540-422-0111.

The number of people who want the vaccine far outnumbers the supply. It will require patience.

Fauquier Health vaccination information.
Monday morning COVID-19 update from the Virginia Department of Health:

• 4,224,890 doses of vaccine administered statewide, including 34,709 to Fauquier residents — up here 546 from Sunday.

The state has averaged 77,890 doses administered per day over the last week. So far, 32.8 percent of Virginians — and 31.8 percent of Fauquier residents — have received at least one dose.

• 1,543,719 Virginians fully vaccinated, including 12,955 in Fauquier — raising the county total by 89 in a day.

So far, 18.2 percent of Fauquier residents have completed their vaccinations, compared with 18.1 percent statewide.

Everyone 16 and older in the five-county health district can register for vaccination as of Monday, April 5 — ahead of the statewide schedule, officials announced Friday.

Gov. Ralph Northam announced Thursday that all Virginians 16 and older will be eligible for vaccinations starting Sunday, April 18.

4,335 total cases in Fauquier since the pandemic began — up 4 from Sunday morning’s report.

Fauquier public schools have 1 active case among staff members and 1 among students as of Monday morning. The school system had 44 students and 4 staff members in quarantine as of Friday, March 26.

626,171 Virginia cases — up 1,023 since Sunday.

The total includes 488,788 confirmed and 137,383 “probable” infections.

10,360 deaths statewide — up 31 from Sunday.

Of the total fatalities, the health department classifies COVID-19 as the confirmed cause in 8,699 and “probable” in 1,661.

6,578,152 PCR diagnostic tests statewide — up 12,589 since Sunday. Over the past seven days, 6.4 percent of those tests were positive.

Statewide hospitalizations for COVID-19 over the course of the pandemic totaled 26,726 as of Monday, up 19 since Sunday.

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, 52,012 “confirmed COVID-19 patients have been hospitalized and discharged,” according to the Virginia Hospital and Healthcare Association.

State hospitals housed 1,028 infected patients Monday — down 8 from Sunday.

That put total Virginia hospitalizations during the pandemic at 53,040.

Hospitalizations peaked at 3,549 patients Wednesday, Jan. 13, according to the association.

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.

One hundred and seventy-nine infected Fauquier patients have been hospitalized and 62 have died since the pandemic started.

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

• 4,329 cases (up 4), 179 hospitalizations and 56 deaths in Culpeper.

• 2,020 infections (up 2), 83 hospitalizations and 35 deaths in Orange.

• 565 infections (unchanged), 21 hospitalizations and 15 deaths in Madison.

• 324 cases (up 1), 17 hospitalizations and 2 deaths in Rappahannock.

The district has 170 COVID-19 deaths, and 479 infected patients have been hospitalized during the pandemic.

The health department reported 109,192 PCR tests in the district so far — up 221. Over the last seven days, 8.7 percent of tests conducted in the five-county district were positive, trending upward.

Cases elsewhere in Virginia:

• 72,250 in Fairfax County — up 123 since Sunday.

Prince William County, 42,473 — up 79.

Virginia Beach, 33,538 — up 56.

Chesterfield County, 25,714 — up 51.

Loudoun County, 25,623 — up 51.

Henrico County, 23,549 — up 61.

City of Chesapeake, 19,702 — up 29.

City of Norfolk, 16,360 — up 42.

City of Richmond, 15,960 — up 42.

Arlington County, 14,436 — up 24.

City of Newport News, 12,903 — up 26.

City of Alexandria, 11,077 — up 31.

Stafford County, 10,299 — up 15. .

City of Hampton, 9,671 — up 18.

Spotsylvania County, 8,965 — up 15.

City of Roanoke, 8,059 — up 15.

Nationwide as of Monday morning:

— up 33,701 from Sunday morning.

• 555,002 deaths — up 223.

• 398.25 million tests conducted — up about 87,000.

Curbside Testing

• Where: Piedmont Urgent Care, 493 Blackwell Road, Warrenton

• When: 8 a.m. to 4 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)
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