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September 14, 2021

2 new COVID-19 deaths, 5 more hospitalizations here

As of Monday, 38,667 Fauquier residents had completed COVID-19 vaccination, representing 58 percent of the county population.
of Fauquier citizens have received at least one dose as of Tuesday — a total of 43,179. Statewide, the rate stands at 65.5%.

of county residents have completed vaccination — a total of 38,667. Statewide, the rate stands at 58%.

new doses of vaccine administered to Fauquier residents Monday.

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 2 new Fauquier deaths attributed to COVID-19 and 5 more hospitalized patients Tuesday morning.

Since the pandemic started, Fauquier deaths total 75, with 249 hospitalizations.

The county has 28 new COVID-19 cases Tuesday, bringing the total to 6,022.

Fauquier County Public Schools reported 9 new cases Tuesday morning.

The school system has 65 “active cases,” with 41 among students and 24 among staff members.

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

Only Liberty High has a double-digit total, with 11 cases among students and 6 among its staff.

The school system has reported 268 active cases — 192 among students and 76 among staff members — since the fall semester started Aug. 11.

As of Thursday, Sept. 9, the schools had 284 students and 8 staff members in quarantine.

The Virginia Department of Health reported 3,659 more cases Tuesday morning, bringing the state total to 814,738 since the pandemic started.

Virginia hospitals reported 2,117 infected patients in their beds Tuesday morning, up 14 since Monday. The state’s hospitals have housed 67,107 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 5,620 cases, up 44 from Monday.

Orange County, 2,945 cases, up 19, and its 44th death.

Madison County, 799, up 8.

Rappahannock County, 476, up 2.

As of Tuesday morning, the rate of positive PCR tests over the last week stood at 10.8 percent statewide, down slightly, and 9.9 percent in the health district, rising.
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