February 21, 2021
2 more COVID-19 deaths reported in Fauquier
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Virginia has averaged 36,181 doses of COVID-19 vaccine administered per day over the last week. The number of the Virginians totally vaccinated totaled 463,117 — including 3,327 in Fauquier — as of Sunday morning.
Fauquier on Sunday morning has 2 more deaths attributed to COVID-19, bringing the county total to 43 fatalities since the pandemic started.
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
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
The state health department on Saturday reported 4 more deaths here.
Details about those deaths were unavailable Sunday morning. But, it often takes weeks or months to determine and report the cause of death in a case.
They “appear to be deaths from the fall that are a result of the state's changing definitions of COVID-19 related deaths,” Dr. Wade Kartchner, the Rappahannock Rapidan Health District medical director, wrote in an email Saturday afternoon. “Our epidemiologist will get me details on Monday.”
Sunday morning COVID-19 update from the Virginia Department of Health:
• 3,860 total cases in Fauquier since the pandemic began — up 8 from Saturday morning’s report.
Poet’s Walk, a memory care center in Warrenton, has 42 active cases, according to the health department. VDH on Jan. 29 received notice of an outbreak of cases at the 68-bed center.
Fauquier public schools have 8 active cases among staff members and 4 among students as of Sunday morning. The school system had 20 employees and 160 students in quarantine as of Friday, Feb. 19.
• 564,115 Virginia cases — up 2,303 since Saturday.
The total includes 445,808 confirmed and 118,307 “probable” infections.
• 7,331 deaths statewide — up a record 134 from Saturday.
Of the total fatalities, the health department classifies COVID-19 as the confirmed cause in 6,320 and “probable” in 1,011.
• 5,749,734 PCR diagnostic tests statewide — up 21,256 since Saturday. Over the past seven days, 8.3 percent of those tests were positive, up slightly.
Statewide hospitalizations for COVID-19 over the course of the pandemic totaled 23,481 as of Sunday, up 45 since Saturday.
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, 45,746 “confirmed COVID-19 patients have been hospitalized and discharged,” according to the Virginia Hospital and Healthcare Association.
State hospitals housed 1,548 infected patients Sunday — down 46, according to the association.
That puts total Virginia hospitalizations during the pandemic at 47,294.
Hospitalizations peaked at 3,549 patients Wednesday, Jan. 13, according to the association.
• 1,574,772 doses of vaccine administered statewide, including 12,515 to Fauquier residents — up 134 as of Sunday morning.
The state has averaged 36,181 doses administered per day over the last week.
• 463,117 Virginians fully vaccinated, including 3,327 in Fauquier — raising the county total by 117 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 fifty-two infected Fauquier patients have been hospitalized and 43 have died (up 2) since the pandemic started.
In the Rappahannock-Rapidan Health District, which includes Fauquier:
• 4,012 cases (up 5), 162 hospitalizations and 44 deaths (up 2) in Culpeper.
• 1,788 infections (up 9), 71 hospitalizations and 21 deaths (up 2) in Orange.
• 527 infections (unchanged), 21 hospitalizations and 8 deaths (up 1) in Madison.
• 289 cases (unchanged), 15 hospitalizations and 3 deaths (up 1) in Rappahannock.
The district has 119 COVID-19 deaths, and 422 infected patients have been hospitalized during the pandemic.
The health department reported 97,478 PCR tests in the district so far — up 307. Over the last seven days, 6.7 percent of tests conducted in the five-county district were positive, down slightly.
Cases elsewhere in Virginia:
• 65,204 in Fairfax County — up 283 since Saturday.
• Prince William County, 38,678 — up 160.
• Virginia Beach, 29,786 — up 126.
• Chesterfield County, 23,009 — up 90.
• Loudoun County, 22,654 — up 97.
• Henrico County, 20,895 — up 85.
• City of Chesapeake, 17,781 — up 84.
• City of Norfolk, 14,532 — up 76.
• City of Richmond, 14,435 — up 55.
• Arlington County, 12,870 — up 65.
• City of Newport News, 11,128 — up 71.
• City of Alexandria, 10,171 — up 71.
• Stafford County, 9,333 — up 13.
• City of Hampton, 8,420 — up 55.
• Spotsylvania County, 8,121 — up 27.
• City of Roanoke, 7,381 — up 23.
Nationwide as of Sunday morning:
• 28,078,822 cases — up 72,100 from Saturday morning.
• 497,670 deaths — up 1,854.
• 339.42 million tests conducted – up 1.25 million.
• 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
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Savefauquiercounty2019 · February 23, 2021 at 8:03 am
Most long term care facilities have struggled keeping the superbugs from spreading so it shouldn't be a surprise of the number of cases mentioned. Their reviews on indeed.com are not impressive. A comment included Safety because there are not enough staff members to assure safety. Another comment watched residents get left in their own soiled clothes for hours. DSS.virgina.gov gives their inspection rates.
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