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November 13, 2020

28th COVID-19 death, 10 more cases in Fauquier

The percentage of positive tests continues to rise in the five-county Rappahannock Rapidan Health District, which includes Fauquier.
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• When: 8 a.m. to 8 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.

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The Virginia Department of Health on Friday morning reported Fauquier County’s 28th death attributed to COVID-19.

That patient, a “male in his 90s with a multitude of comorbidities,” died Oct. 21, said Dr. Wade Kartchner, the Rappahannock Rapidan Health District director.

The health department Friday also reported:

1,215 total cases in Fauquier since the pandemic began — up 10 from Thursday.

199,262 Virginia cases — up 1,235 since Thursday. The total includes 181,476 confirmed and 17,786 “probable” infections.

3,785 deaths statewide — up 27 from Thursday. Of the total fatalities, the health department classifies COVID-19 as the confirmed cause in 3,513 and “probable” in 272.

2,864,009 diagnostic tests statewide — up 10,212 since Thursday. Over the past seven days, 6.5 percent of those tests were positive.

Statewide hospitalizations for COVID-19 over the course of the pandemic totaled 13,408 as of Friday, up 69 since Thursday.

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, 22,095 “confirmed COVID-19 patients have been hospitalized and discharged,” according to the Virginia Hospital and Healthcare Association.

State hospitals housed 1,313 infected patients Friday, down 17 from Thursday, according to the association.

That puts total Virginia hospitalizations during the pandemic at 23,391.

Virginia hospitalizations for COVID-19 peaked at 1,625 patients on May 8.

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.

Sixty-one infected Fauquier patients (down 1) have been hospitalized and 28 have died since the pandemic started.

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

• 1,698 cases (up 38), 102 hospitalizations and 18 deaths in Culpeper.

• 483 infections (up 2), 28 hospitalizations and 5 deaths in Orange.

• 163 infections (up 3), 11 hospitalizations and 3 deaths in Madison.

• 70 cases 5 hospitalizations and 2 deaths in Rappahannock.

The district has 57 COVID-19 deaths, and 208 infected patients have been hospitalized during the pandemic.

The health department reported 48,718 diagnostic tests in the district so far — up 113. Over the last seven days, 11.6 percent of tests conducted in the five-county district were positive, trending upward.

Cases elsewhere in Virginia:

• 26,140 in Fairfax County — up 135 since Thursday.

Prince William County, 15,648 — up 102.

Virginia Beach, 9,002 — up 38.

Loudoun County, 8,642 — up 20.

Chesterfield County, 7,951 — up 27.

Henrico County, 7,133 — up 39.

City of Norfolk, 5,829 — up 13.

City of Richmond, 5,908 — up 37.

City of Chesapeake, 5,453 — up 27.

Arlington County, 5,191 — up 33.

City of Alexandria, 4,260 — up 24.

City of Newport News, 3,474 — up 11.

City of Harrisonburg, 3,235 — up 10.

City of Roanoke, 3,400 — up 20.

Montgomery County, 3,357 — up 31.

City of Portsmouth, 2,967 — up 2.

Spotsylvania County, 2,692 — up 4.

Stafford County, 2,685 — up 11.

City of Suffolk, 2,480 — up 11.

City of Hampton, 2,344 — up 16.

City of Lynchburg, 2,277 — up 8.

City of Manassas, 2,121 — up 3.

Rockingham County, 1,946 — up 10.

Hanover County, 1,944 — up 14.

City of Charlottesville, 1,714 — up 1.

Albemarle County, 1,688 — down 1.

Henry County, 1,559 — up 16.

Frederick County, 1,427 — up 35.

Accomack County, 1,248 — up 3.

James City County (including Williamsburg), 1,277 — up 8.

Shenandoah County, 1,144 — up 7.

Nationwide as of Friday morning:

10,560,771 cases — up 157,034 from Thursday morning.

• 242,477 deaths — up 668.

• 4,051,256 have recovered — up 53,319.

• 158.06 million tests conducted — up 1.45 million.

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Melissa Beaty · November 20, 2020 at 12:03 pm
Me and my friends at were just talking about this 19 death, 10 more cases in Fauquier . We really needed to get these herpes herpes transmission with protection update for our family and friends and The Virginia Department of Health doing great jobs for the humanity. Thanks for the nice services.
farmbum · November 14, 2020 at 8:03 am
Way past the time for politics in this pandemic AngryBob. You look foolish and uncaring with your postings.

There is a lot of work to be done, and it needs leadership and consensus.
Becca · November 13, 2020 at 4:35 pm
Here's hoping Virginians come together to take care of one another by wearing masks, washing hands, & staying home. Nearly 4000 of us are dead already. Each & every life lost is a tragedy.
AngryBob · November 13, 2020 at 2:16 pm
Biden will cure the Wuflu. If Obama gave him his pen and his phone.
Mark House · November 13, 2020 at 1:06 pm
We are in a full fledged national crisis and where is our "leader"? Crying into his hamburgers and Diet Coke.
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