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April 2, 2021

17.4% of county residents have completed vaccination

Virginia reported 1,538 new COVID-19 cases — including 15 in Fauquier — Friday morning, along with 11 more deaths.
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.
Friday morning COVID-19 update from the Virginia Department of Health:

• 3,957,289 doses of vaccine administered statewide, including 33,204 to Fauquier residents — up here 1,024 from Thursday.

The state has averaged 70,095 doses administered per day over the last week. So far, 30.9 percent of Virginians — and 30.3 percent of Fauquier residents — have received at least one dose.

• 1,416,919 Virginians fully vaccinated, including 12,437 in Fauquier — raising the county total by 512 in a day.

So far, 17.4 percent of Fauquier residents have completed their vaccinations, compared with 16.6 percent statewide.

Everyone 16 and older in the five-county health district will be eligible 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.

4,300 total cases in Fauquier since the pandemic began — up 15 from Thursday morning’s report.

Fauquier public schools have 2 active cases among staff members and 2 among students as of Friday morning. The school system had 44 students and 4 staff members in quarantine as of Friday, March 26.

622,339 Virginia cases — up 1,538 since Thursday.

The total includes 486,047 confirmed and 136,292 “probable” infections.

10,279 deaths statewide — up 11 from Thursday.

Of the total fatalities, the health department classifies COVID-19 as the confirmed cause in 8,626 and “probable” in 1,653.

6,524,620 PCR diagnostic tests statewide — up 21,264 since Thursday. Over the past seven days, 6.2 percent of those tests were positive, up slightly.

Statewide hospitalizations for COVID-19 over the course of the pandemic totaled 26,609 as of Friday, up 73 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, 52,722 “confirmed COVID-19 patients have been hospitalized and discharged,” according to the Virginia Hospital and Healthcare Association.

State hospitals housed 1,045 infected patients Friday — down 1 from Thursday.

That put total Virginia hospitalizations during the pandemic at 52,722.

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:

• 4,306 cases (up 9), 178 hospitalizations and 56 deaths in Culpeper.

• 2,011 infections (down 2), 83 hospitalizations and 35 deaths in Orange.

• 564 infections (up 1), 21 hospitalizations and 15 deaths in Madison.

• 321 cases (unchanged), 17 hospitalizations and 2 deaths in Rappahannock.

The district has 170 COVID-19 deaths, and 478 infected patients have been hospitalized during the pandemic.

The health department reported 108,437 PCR tests in the district so far — up 292. Over the last seven days, 8.2 percent of tests conducted in the five-county district were positive, trending upward.

Cases elsewhere in Virginia:

• 71,805 in Fairfax County — up 144 since Thursday.

Prince William County, 42,187 — up 91.

Virginia Beach, 33,322 — up 69.

Chesterfield County, 25,526 — up 69.

Loudoun County, 25,452 — up 61.

Henrico County, 23,336 — up 92.

City of Chesapeake, 19,593 — up 56.

City of Norfolk, 16,245 — up 37.

City of Richmond, 15,848 — up 36.

Arlington County, 14,319 — up 46.

City of Newport News, 12,805 — up 58.

City of Alexandria, 10,996 — up 31.

Stafford County, 10,241 — up 44. .

City of Hampton, 9,594 — up 29.

Spotsylvania County, 8,894 — up 18.

City of Roanoke, 8,017 — up 13.

Nationwide as of Friday morning:

— up 79,690 from Thursday morning.

• 553,140 deaths — up 1,067.

• 393.96 million tests conducted — up about 1.6 million.

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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