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February 17, 2021

2,284 new COVID-19 cases, 38 more deaths in Virginia

As of Wednesday morning, the doses of vaccine administered to Fauquier residents totaled 11,015, and 2,542 had completed 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.
Wednesday morning COVID-19 update from the Virginia Department of Health:

3,821 total cases in Fauquier since the pandemic began — up 12 from Tuesday morning’s report.

Fauquier public schools have 11 active cases among staff members and 12 among students as of Monday morning. The school system had 20 employees and 160 students in quarantine as of Friday, Feb. 12.

555,592 Virginia cases — up 2,284 since Tuesday.

The total includes 439,674 confirmed and 115,918 “probable” infections.

7,075 deaths statewide — up 38 from Tuesday.

Of the total fatalities, the health department classifies COVID-19 as the confirmed cause in 6,080 and “probable” in 995.

5,653,212 PCR diagnostic tests statewide — up 19,394 since Tuesday. Over the past seven days, 8.9 percent of those tests were positive, trending downward.

Statewide hospitalizations for COVID-19 over the course of the pandemic totaled 23,179 as of Wednesday, up 137 since Tuesday.

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, 44,595 “confirmed COVID-19 patients have been hospitalized and discharged,” according to the Virginia Hospital and Healthcare Association.

State hospitals housed 1,823 infected patients Wednesday — down 26, according to the association.

That puts total Virginia hospitalizations during the pandemic at 46,418.

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

• 1,427,750 doses of vaccine administered statewide, including 11,015 in Fauquier — up 345 as of Wednesday morning.

The state has averaged 33,959 doses administered per day over the last week.

• 366,058 Virginians fully vaccinated, including 2,542 in Fauquier — raising the county total by 98 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 and 37 have died since the pandemic started.

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

• 3,987 cases (up 11), 161 hospitalizations and 39 deaths in Culpeper.

• 1,772 infections (up 11), 68 hospitalizations and 19 deaths in Orange.

• 528 infections (up 3), 21 hospitalizations and 7 deaths in Madison.

• 291 cases (up 1), 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 95,870 PCR tests in the district so far — up 275. Over the last seven days, 8 percent of tests conducted in the five-county district were positive, up slightly.


Cases elsewhere in Virginia:

• 64,355 in Fairfax County — up 201 since Tuesday.

Prince William County, 38,197 — up 127.

Virginia Beach, 29,308 — up 122.

Chesterfield County, 22,643 — up 102.

Loudoun County, 22,351 — up 41.

Henrico County, 20,599 — up 126.

City of Chesapeake, 17,425 — up 82.

City of Norfolk, 14,233 — up 59.

City of Richmond, 14,159 — up 61.

Arlington County, 12,684 — up 31.

City of Newport News, 10,900 — up 72.

City of Alexandria, 10,056 — up 19.

Stafford County, 9,252 — up 53.

City of Hampton, 8,233 — up 45.

Spotsylvania County, 8,011 — up 36.

City of Roanoke, 7,564 — up 148.


Nationwide as of Wednesday morning:

27,757,609 cases — up 62,244 from Tuesday morning.

• 488,103 deaths — up 1,769.

• 333.66 million tests conducted – up 1.05 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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