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October 8, 2021

32 new COVID-19 cases, 82nd death in county

Fauquier County Public Schools reported 11 new cases Friday morning, but the number of students and staff members in quarantine has decreased by 12 since last week.
Vaccinations
62%
of Fauquier citizens have received at least one dose as of Wednesday morning — a total of 44,176. Statewide, the rate stands at 68.1%.


55.9%
of county residents have completed vaccination — a total of 39,780. Statewide, the rate stands at 60.7%.


80,932
total doses of vaccine administered to Fauquier residents as of Wednesday — up 62 since Tuesday.


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.

> Pfizer vaccine booster available to some people
Fauquier has 32 new COVID-19 cases, 2 more hospitalized patients and its 82nd death attributed to the virus, the Virginia Department of Health reported Friday morning.

The county’s cases total 6,636 — with 271 patients hospitalized — since the pandemic started.

Fauquier has averaged 25 new cases and 1 additional hospitalization per day so far in October.

Fauquier County Public Schools reported 11 new cases Friday morning.

County schools have 65 “active cases,” with 51 among students and 14 among staff members.

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

Liberty High has 11 active cases — with 8 among students and 3 among staff members.

Fauquier public schools have reported 390 active cases — 282 among students and 108 among staff members — since the fall semester started Aug. 11.

The schools had 202 students and 5 staff members in quarantine as of Thursday, Oct. 7 — down a total of 12 from the last report a week earlier.

The health department Friday morning reported 44 more deaths and 2,836 new cases statewide since Thursday. Virginia deaths total 13,075 since the pandemic started and cases stand at 888,159.

Virginia hospitals reported 1,671 infected patients in their beds Friday morning, up 2 since Thursday.

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 6,196 cases, up 46 from Thursday, and its 79th death.

Orange County, 3,481 cases, up 18.

Madison County, 940 cases, up 2.

Rappahannock County, 538 cases, up 3.

As of Friday morning, the rate of positive PCR tests over the last week stood at 8.2 percent statewide and 9.3 percent in the health district.
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