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February 14, 2021

2,575 new COVID-19 cases, 16 more deaths in Virginia

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Doses of vaccine administered to people in Fauquier totals 9,255 and 2,086 county residents have 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.
The rate of new coronavirus cases continues to decline across Virginia.

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

3,772 total cases in Fauquier since the pandemic began — up 6 from Saturday morning’s report.

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

549,999 Virginia cases — up 2,575 since Saturday.

The total includes 436,206 confirmed and 113,793 “probable” infections.

7,012 deaths statewide — up 16 from Saturday.

Of the total fatalities, the health department classifies COVID-19 as the confirmed cause in 6,024 and “probable” in 988.

5,607,650 PCR diagnostic tests statewide — up 24,395 since Saturday. Over the past seven days, 9.6 percent of those tests were positive, down slightly.

Statewide hospitalizations for COVID-19 over the course of the pandemic totaled 22,906 as of Sunday, up 60 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, 42,994 “confirmed COVID-19 patients have been hospitalized and discharged,” according to the Virginia Hospital and Healthcare Association.

State hospitals housed 1,906 infected patients Sunday — down 85, according to the association.

That puts total Virginia hospitalizations during the pandemic at 44,900.

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

• 1,323,448 doses of vaccine administered statewide, including 9,255 in Fauquier — up 39, as of Sunday morning.

The state has averaged 35,873 doses administered per day over the last week.

• 317,526 Virginians fully vaccinated, including 2,086 in Fauquier — raising the county total by 26 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-six infected Fauquier patients have been hospitalized and 37 have died since the pandemic started.

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

• 3,963 cases (up 8), 159 hospitalizations and 38 deaths in Culpeper.

• 1,750 infections (up 15), 68 hospitalizations (up 1) and 19 deaths in Orange.

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

• 288 cases (up 1), 15 hospitalizations and 2 deaths in Rappahannock.

The district has 103 COVID-19 deaths, and 409 infected patients have been hospitalized during the pandemic.

The health department reported 95,240 PCR tests in the district so far — up 375. Over the last seven days, 9 percent of tests conducted in the five-county district were positive, trending downward.

Cases elsewhere in Virginia:

• 63,800 in Fairfax County — up 155 since Saturday.

Prince William County, 37,886 — up 133.

Virginia Beach, 28,975 — up 179.

Chesterfield County, 22,270 — up 251.

Loudoun County, 22,186 — up 84.

Henrico County, 20,315 — up 66.

City of Chesapeake, 17,204 — up 115.

City of Norfolk, 14,081 — up 122.

City of Richmond, 14,023 — up 101.

Arlington County, 12,589 — up 39.

City of Newport News, 10,744 — up 97.

City of Alexandria, 9,985 — up 39.

Stafford County, 9,140 — up 79.

City of Hampton, 8,130 — up 52.

Spotsylvania County, 7,930 — up 36.

City of Roanoke, 7,382 — up 17.

Nationwide as of Sunday morning:

27,576,340 cases — up 83,385 from Saturday morning.

• 484,252 deaths — up 3,350.

• 330.06 million tests conducted – up 1.72 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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