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October 9, 2020

1,114 new COVID-19 cases, 16 more deaths in Virginia

The Virginia Department of Health has reported 1,000 or more new COVID-19 cases five of the last seven days.
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• 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

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Friday morning COVID-19 update from the Virginia Department of Health:

993 total cases in Fauquier County since the pandemic began — up 6 from Thursday.

156,649 Virginia cases — up 1,114 since Thursday. The total includes 147,928 confirmed and 8,721 “probable” infections.

3,344 deaths statewide — up 16 from Thursday. Of the total fatalities, the health department classifies COVID-19 as the confirmed cause in 3,110 and “probable” in 234.

2,219,510 diagnostic tests statewide — up 29,718 since Thursday. Over the past seven days, 4.8 percent of those tests were positive.

Statewide hospitalizations for COVID-19 over the course of the pandemic totaled 11,447 as of Friday, up 54 since Thursday.

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, 18,336 “confirmed COVID-19 patients have been hospitalized and discharged,” according to the Virginia Hospital and Healthcare Association.

State hospitals housed 963 infected patients Friday, down 40 from Thursday, according to the association.

That puts total Virginia hospitalizations during the pandemic at 19,299.

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.

Fifty infected Fauquier patients have been hospitalized and 25 have died since the pandemic started.

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

• 1,238 cases (up 4), 94 hospitalizations and 18 deaths in Culpeper.

• 348 infections (down 1), 22 hospitalizations and 5 deaths in Orange.

• 116 infections (down 1), 7 hospitalizations and 3 deaths in Madison.

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

The district has 53 COVID-19 deaths, and 178 infected patients have been hospitalized during the pandemic.

The health department reported 38,034 diagnostic tests in the district so far, up 388 from Thursday. Over the last seven days, 4.4 percent of tests conducted in the five-county district were positive, down slightly.

Cases elsewhere in Virginia:

• 21,736 in Fairfax County — up 104 since Thursday.

Prince William County, 13,024 — up 45.

Virginia Beach, 7,204 — up 12.

Loudoun County, 7,137 — up 27.

Chesterfield County, 6,303 — up 37.

Henrico County, 5,700 — up 41.

City of Norfolk, 5,017 — up 21.

City of Richmond, 4,871— up 32.

City of Chesapeake, 4,533 — up 16.

Arlington County, 4,148 — up 16.

City of Alexandria, 3,977 — up 16.

City of Newport News, 2,891 — up 24.

City of Harrisonburg, 2,808 — up 24.

City of Portsmouth, 2,658 — up 6.

Spotsylvania County, 2,131 — up 14.

Montgomery County, 2,274 — up 58.

City of Suffolk, 2,172 — up 8.

Stafford County, 2,121 — up 13.

City of Roanoke, 2,051 — up 29.
City of Manassas, 1,979 — up 9.

City of Hampton, 1,940 — up 17.

City of Lynchburg, 1,638 — up 25.

Rockingham County, 1,601 — up 25.

City of Charlottesville, 1,438 — up 17.

Hanover County, 1,421 — up 5.

Albemarle County, 1,417 — up 8.

Accomack County, 1,188 — unchanged.

Henry County, 1,158 — up 18.

James City County (including Williamsburg), 1,091 — up 11.

Nationwide as of Friday:

7,609,505 cases — up 49,495.

• 212,805 deaths — up 702.

• 3,021,252 have recovered — up 22,149.

• 112.11 million tests conducted — up about 1 million.

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Mark House · October 9, 2020 at 8:03 pm
DougF · October 9, 2020 at 7:04 pm
Very strange that people speak of the 3,344 COVID-19 deaths in this state, but don't speak of the other 3,195 excess deaths from other causes.

Don't those other excess deaths count?

Don't the families left behind matter?

Or maybe they don't matter because the deaths can't be weaponized for political purposes?
Linda Ward · October 9, 2020 at 4:03 pm
AngryBob - Exactly! You are finally getting it!
Lol, or were you being sarcastic?
AngryBob · October 9, 2020 at 12:46 pm
Only Obama could cure the Wuflu or change the sea level.
Cammie Rodgers · October 9, 2020 at 11:53 am
Savefauquier - How do you know this? Gossip or first hand knowledge? Have you or someone you know been in the Fauquier Hospital?

Covid-19 is marching through our country like a silent army, killing indiscriminately as it goes. What is our War President doing? Twittering and throwing tantrums in the WH.
Savefauquiercounty2019 · October 9, 2020 at 11:34 am
Here is hoping if anyone catches COVID they don't have to go to local hospital for care. Patients call for their nurse using their call light with hang ups. No one answers you and your registered nurse may arrive 45 minutes later if you are fortunate. The culture needs to change and until it does send a caregiver to hospital during visiting hours. Your loved one will need you.
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