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May 29, 2021

322 new COVID-19 cases, 4 more deaths in Virginia

Although the rate has slowed, Virginia continues average 44,776 doses of COVID-19 vaccine administered per day.
Getting The Vaccine
Everyone 12 and older qualifies for vaccination.

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: 877-829-4682.

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

• 8,131,532 doses of vaccine administered statewide, including 64,700 to Fauquier residents — up 319 from Friday.

The state has averaged 44,776 doses administered per day over the last week. So far, 54.5 percent of Virginians — and 51.4 percent of Fauquier residents — have received at least one dose.

• 3,753,299 Virginians fully vaccinated, including 30,396 in Fauquier — up 170 in one day.

So far, 42.7 percent of Fauquier residents have completed their vaccinations, compared with 44 percent statewide.

4,744 total cases in Fauquier since the pandemic began — up 9 from Friday morning’s report. Health officials have reported 45 new cases in the county over the last four days.

Fauquier public schools have 1 active cases among students and none among staff members as Saturday morning. The school system had 19 students and no staff members in quarantine as of Thursday, May 27.

675,165 Virginia cases — up 322 since Friday.

The total includes 525,259 confirmed and 149,906 “probable” infections.

11,160 deaths statewide — up 4 from Friday.

Of the total fatalities, the health department classifies COVID-19 as the confirmed cause in 9,418 and “probable” in 1,742.

7,415,536 PCR diagnostic tests statewide. Over the past seven days, 2.5 percent of those tests were positive, trending downward.

Statewide hospitalizations for COVID-19 over the course of the pandemic totaled 29,713 as of Saturday, up 30 since Friday.

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, 56,013 “confirmed COVID-19 patients have been hospitalized and discharged,” according to the Virginia Hospital and Healthcare Association.

State hospitals housed 524 infected patients Saturday — up 10 from Friday.

That puts total Virginia hospitalizations during the pandemic at 56,537.

Hospitalizations peaked at 3,549 patients Wednesday, Jan. 13, 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.

Two hundred infected Fauquier patients have been hospitalized and 70 have died since the pandemic started.

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

• 4,684 cases (down 1), 194 hospitalizations and 64 deaths in Culpeper.

• 2,226 infections (up 2), 88 hospitalizations and 38 deaths in Orange.

• 595 infections (unchanged), 20 hospitalizations and 16 deaths in Madison.

• 343 cases (unchanged), 16 hospitalizations and 2 deaths in Rappahannock.

The district has 190 COVID-19 deaths, and 518 infected patients have been hospitalized during the pandemic.

The health department reported 123,239 PCR tests in the district so far. Over the last seven days, 2.8 percent of tests conducted in the five-county district were positive, trending downward.

Cases elsewhere in Virginia:

• 76,973 in Fairfax County — up 4 since Friday.

Prince William County, 45,413 — up 21.

Virginia Beach, 36,158 — up 21.

Chesterfield County, 28,059 — up 32.

Loudoun County, 27,923 — up 7.

Henrico County, 25,527 — up 11.

City of Chesapeake, 21,082 — up 11.

City of Norfolk, 17,871 — up 13.

City of Richmond, 17,074 — up 7.

Arlington County, 15,290 — up 2.

City of Newport News, 14,195 — up 4.

City of Alexandria, 11,839 — up 4.

Stafford County, 11,401 — up 1. .

City of Hampton, 10,623 — up 6.

Spotsylvania County, 10,127 — up 7.

City of Portsmouth, 9,129 — up 13.

City of Roanoke, 8,504 — up 1.

Nationwide as of Saturday:

33,240,448 cases —‚ up 21,841 since Friday morning.

• 593,962 deaths ¬— up 669.

Fauquier Health vaccination information.
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