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September 28, 2021

17 new COVID-19 cases, 2 more hospitalized here

Tuesday morning COVID-19 update from the Virginia Department of Health.
of Fauquier citizens have received at least one dose as of Tuesday morning — a total of 43,951. Statewide, the rate stands at 67.6%.

of county residents have completed vaccination — a total of 39,503. Statewide, the rate stands at 60.2%.

total doses of vaccine administered to Fauquier residents — up 83 since Monday morning.

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 has 17 new COVID-19 cases and 2 more hospitalized patients, the Virginia Department of Health reported Tuesday morning.

The county’s cases total 6,379 — with 263 patients hospitalized — since the pandemic started.

So far this month, the county has 731 new cases — an average of 27 per day, 34 more hospitalizations and 8 additional deaths.

Fauquier County Public Schools reported 6 new cases Friday morning.

County schools have 46 “active cases,” with 33 among students and 13 among staff members.

The school system defines active cases as those reported in the last 10 days.

The school system has reported 331 active cases — 236 among students and 95 among staff members — since the fall semester started Aug. 11.

The schools had 235 students and 7 staff members in quarantine as of Thursday, Sept. 23 — the most recent report.

The health department Tuesday morning reported 55 more deaths and 2,641 new cases statewide since Monday. Virginia deaths total 12,647 since the pandemic started and cases stand at 860,493.

Virginia hospitals reported 2,111 infected patients in their beds Tuesday morning, up 43 since Monday. The state’s hospitals have housed 69,701 infected patients since the pandemic started.

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

Elsewhere in the Rappahannock Rapidan Health District:

Culpeper County has 5,996 cases, up 17 from Monday, and 75 deaths, up 3.

Orange County, 3,280 cases, up 20.

Madison County, 894, up 8.

Rappahannock County, 514, up 1.

As of Tuesday morning, the rate of positive PCR tests over the last week stood at 9.1 percent statewide and 8.7 percent in the health district — both declining.
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