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September 2, 2021

19 new COVID-19 cases, 2 more hospitalizations here

Fauquier County and the state have averaged 31 and 2,778 new COVID-19 cases per day, respectively, over the last week.
Vaccinations
59.7%
of Fauquier citizens have received at least one dose as of Wednesday — a total of 42,449. Statewide, the rate stands at 64.1%.


53.2%
of county residents have completed vaccination — a total of 37,881. Statewide, the rate stands at 56.8%.


78
new doses of vaccine administered to Fauquier residents since Tuesday.


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.
The Virginia Department of Health reported 19 new COVID-19 cases in Fauquier County and two more hospitalized patients Thursday morning.

That brings the county total cases to 5,699 since the pandemic started.

During the pandemic, Fauquier’s hospitalizations of infected patients total 231. That total has increased by 11 since Wednesday, Aug. 25.

Meanwhile, Fauquier County Public Schools reported 156 “active cases” Thursday morning — up 12 from Wednesday. The total includes 111 cases among students and 45 among staff members.

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

The school system has reported 196 new cases, up 22 from Wednesday, since classes resumed Aug. 11 — with 146 among students and 50 among staff members.

As Thursday, county schools had 443 students and 11 staff members in quarantine — down from 565 and 28 a week earlier.

Liberty High has the most active cases as of Thursday, with 29 among students and 2 staff members who recently tested positive. Mary Walter Elementary at Morrisville has 17 active cases among students and 4 among its staff. Grace Miller Elementary and Cedar Lee Middle School have 19 and 11 active cases, respectively.

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

The state has another 4,255 cases Thursday morning, bringing the pandemic total to 774,097.

The health department Thursday morning reported 18 more deaths statewide since Wednesday, bringing Virginia’s total fatalities to 11,879 since the pandemic started. Fauquier’s deaths attributed to COVID-19 remain unchanged at 72 deaths.

Virginia hospitals reported 1,882 infected patients in their beds Thursday morning, up 114 from Wednesday. Since the pandemic started, the state’s hospitals have housed 64,432 infected patients.

Elsewhere in the Rappahannock Rapidan Health District:

Culpeper County has 5,318 cases, up 57 from Wednesday, and 2 more hospitalizations.

Orange County, 2,714 cases, up 26, and 3 more hospitalizations.

Madison County, 713, up 7.

Rappahannock County, 453, up 6.

As of Thursday morning, the rate of positive PCR tests over the last week stood at 10.4 percent statewide, unchanged, and 9.4 percent in the health district, both rising.
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