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February 16, 2021

1,770 new COVID-19 cases, 21 more deaths in Virginia

Tuesday morning COVID-19 update from the Virginia Department of Health. As of Tuesday, the doses of vaccine administered to Fauquier residents total 10,670, with 2,444 people in the county completing the two-shot regimen.
Getting The Vaccine
Under “Phase 1b,” all Virginians 65 and older may register — along with those 16 to 64 with certain medical conditions.

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: 877-275-8343.

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

3,809 total cases in Fauquier since the pandemic began — up 18 from Monday morning’s report.

Fauquier public schools have 12 active cases among staff members and 15 among students as of Monday morning. The school system had 20 employees and 160 students in quarantine as of Friday, Feb. 12.

553,308 Virginia cases — up 1,770 since Monday. For the second consecutive day, the department reported fewer than 2,000 new infections in Virginia.

The total includes 438,276 confirmed and 115,032 “probable” infections.

7,037 deaths statewide — up 21 from Monday.

Of the total fatalities, the health department classifies COVID-19 as the confirmed cause in 6,047 and “probable” in 990.

5,633,818 PCR diagnostic tests statewide — up 11,473 since Monday. Over the past seven days, 9.1 percent of those tests were positive, trending downward.

Statewide hospitalizations for COVID-19 over the course of the pandemic totaled 23,042 as of Tuesday, up 98 since Monday.

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, 43,305 “confirmed COVID-19 patients have been hospitalized and discharged,” according to the Virginia Hospital and Healthcare Association.

State hospitals housed 1,849 infected patients Tuesday — up 16, according to the association.

That puts total Virginia hospitalizations during the pandemic at 45,154.

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

• 1,399,221 doses of vaccine administered statewide, including 10,670 in Fauquier — up 965 as of Tuesday morning.

The state has averaged 34,863 doses administered per day over the last week.

• 351,441 Virginians fully vaccinated, including 2,444 in Fauquier — raising the county total by 139 in a day.

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 forty-nine infected Fauquier patients have been hospitalized (up 3) and 37 have died since the pandemic started.

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

• 3,976 cases (up 3), 161 hospitalizations (up 2) and 39 deaths (up 1) in Culpeper.

• 1,761 infections (up 1), 68 hospitalizations and 19 deaths in Orange.

• 525 infections (unchanged), 21 hospitalizations and 7 deaths in Madison.

• 290 cases (up 2), 15 hospitalizations and 2 deaths in Rappahannock.

The district has 104 COVID-19 deaths, and 414 infected patients have been hospitalized during the pandemic.

The health department reported 95,595 PCR tests in the district so far — up 123. Over the last seven days, 7.6 percent of tests conducted in the five-county district were positive, trending downward.

Cases elsewhere in Virginia:

• 64,154 in Fairfax County — up 159 since Monday.

Prince William County, 38,070 — up 101.

Virginia Beach, 29,186 — up 105.

Chesterfield County, 22,541 — up 129.

Loudoun County, 22,310 — up 64.

Henrico County, 20,473 — up 81.

City of Chesapeake, 17,343 — up 126.

City of Norfolk, 14,174 — up 44.

City of Richmond, 14,098 — up 41.

Arlington County, 12,653 — up 42.

City of Newport News, 10,828 — up 27.

City of Alexandria, 10,037 — up 31.

Stafford County, 9,199 — up 40.

City of Hampton, 8,188 — up 29.

Spotsylvania County, 7,975 — up 40.

City of Roanoke, 7,416 — up 20.

Nationwide as of Tuesday morning:

27,695,365 cases — up 33,976 from Monday morning.

• 486,334 deaths — up 996.

• 332.61 million tests conducted – up 1.16 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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