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January 13, 2021

26 more COVID-19 cases, 6 new hospitalizations here

The number of COVID-19 patients hospitalized across the state continued to rise, setting another record at 3,209 on Wednesday morning, according to the Virginia Hospital and Healthcare Association.
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• Process: Patients can remain in their vehicles while healthcare professionals collect samples with swabs.

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

    2,899 total cases in Fauquier since the pandemic began — up 26 from Tuesday morning’s report.

    412,545 Virginia cases — up 4,598 since Tuesday.

    The total includes 339,468 confirmed and 73,077 “probable” infections.

    5,552 deaths statewide — up 75 from Tuesday.

    Of the total fatalities, the health department classifies COVID-19 as the confirmed cause in 4,892 and “probable” in 660.

    4,674,630 PCR diagnostic tests statewide — up 23,663 since Tuesday. Over the past seven days, 15.9 percent of those tests were positive, trending downward.

    Statewide hospitalizations for COVID-19 over the course of the pandemic totaled 19,470 as of Wednesday, up 108 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, 33,798 “confirmed COVID-19 patients have been hospitalized and discharged,” according to the Virginia Hospital and Healthcare Association.

    State hospitals housed a record 3,209 infected patients Wednesday — up 24 from Tuesday, according to the association.

    That puts total Virginia hospitalizations during the pandemic at 37,007.

    Hospitalizations previously peaked at 3,185 patients Tuesday, Jan. 12, according to the association.

    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 eleven infected Fauquier patients have been hospitalized (up 6) and 30 have died since the pandemic started.

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

    • 3,359 cases (up 18), 142 hospitalizations (up 2) and 29 deaths (up 2) in Culpeper.

    • 1,203 infections (up 6), 51 hospitalizations (up 2) and 15 deaths in Orange.

    • 370 infections (up 6), 18 hospitalizations (up 1) and 5 deaths in Madison.

    • 191 cases (unchanged), 11 hospitalizations and 2 deaths in Rappahannock.

    The district has 81 COVID-19 deaths, and 333 infected patients have been hospitalized during the pandemic.

    The health department reported 80,015 PCR tests in the district so far — up 1,491. Over the last seven days, 13.1 percent of tests conducted in the five-county district were positive, up slightly.


    Cases elsewhere in Virginia:

    • 50,705 in Fairfax County — up 427 since Tuesday.

    Prince William County, 29,987 — up 1,191.

    Virginia Beach, 21,133 — up 354.

    Loudoun County, 15,711 — up 107.

    Chesterfield County, 15,057 — up 253.

    Henrico County, 14,900 — up 162.

    City of Chesapeake, 10,812 — up 259.

    City of Richmond, 10,698 — up 140.

    City of Norfolk, 10,507 — up 127.

    Arlington County, 10,277 — up 75.

    City of Alexandria, 8,307 — up 59.

    City of Newport News, 7,228 — up 74.

    City of Roanoke, 5,794 — up 52.


    Nationwide as of Wednesday morning:

    22,849,962 cases — up 229,629.

    • 380,821 deaths — up 4,241.

    • 269.34 million tests conducted — up 1.85 million.



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    DougF · January 13, 2021 at 1:51 pm
    Does anyone else calculate a Case Hospitalization Rate (CHR) and Case Fatality Rate (CFR) for Fauquier County? Using the past two months data, I have the CHR at 3.0%, and CFR at an amazing 0.1%.

    https://www.britannica.com/science/case-fatality-rate
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