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April 6, 2021

33% of county residents have at least 1 vaccine dose

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The state has averaged 80,544 doses of COVID-19 vaccine administered per day over the last week.
Getting The Vaccine
Everyone 16 and older in Fauquier and the rest of the Rappahannock Rapidan Health District qualifies for vaccination, starting Monday, April 5..

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.

Fauquier Health vaccination information.
Tuesday morning COVID-19 update from the Virginia Department of Health:

• 4,277,076 doses of vaccine administered statewide, including 37,776 to Fauquier residents — up here 1,067 from Monday.

The state has averaged 80,544 doses administered per day over the last week. So far, 33.2 percent of Virginians — and 33.1 percent of Fauquier residents — have received at least one dose.

• 1,571,239 Virginians fully vaccinated, including 13,499 in Fauquier — raising the county total by 544 in a day.

So far, 18.9 percent of Fauquier residents have completed their vaccinations, compared with 18.4 percent statewide.

Everyone 16 and older in the five-county health district can register for vaccination as of Monday, April 5 — ahead of the statewide schedule, officials announced Friday.

Gov. Ralph Northam announced Thursday that all Virginians 16 and older will be eligible for vaccinations starting Sunday, April 18.

4,350 total cases in Fauquier since the pandemic began — up 15 from Monday morning’s report.

Fauquier public schools have no active cases among staff members and 1 among students as of Monday morning. The school system had 44 students and 4 staff members in quarantine as of Friday, March 26.

627,605 Virginia cases — up 1,434 since Monday.

The total includes 489,901 confirmed and 137,704 “probable” infections.

10,401 deaths statewide — up 41 from Monday.

Of the total fatalities, the health department classifies COVID-19 as the confirmed cause in 8,716 and “probable” in 1,685.

6,590,284 PCR diagnostic tests statewide — up 12,132 since Monday. Over the past seven days, 6.3 percent of those tests were positive, down slightly.

Statewide hospitalizations for COVID-19 over the course of the pandemic totaled 26,815 as of Tuesday, up 89 since Monday.

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, 52,050 “confirmed COVID-19 patients have been hospitalized and discharged,” according to the Virginia Hospital and Healthcare Association.

State hospitals housed 1,088 infected patients Tuesday — up 60 from Monday.

That put total Virginia hospitalizations during the pandemic at 53,138.

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.

One hundred and eighty infected Fauquier patients have been hospitalized (up 1) and 62 have died since the pandemic started.

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

• 4,346 cases (up 17), 179 hospitalizations and 56 deaths in Culpeper.

• 2,023 infections (up 3), 83 hospitalizations and 36 deaths (up 1) in Orange.

• 566 infections (up 1), 21 hospitalizations and 15 deaths in Madison.

• 325 cases (up 1), 17 hospitalizations and 2 deaths in Rappahannock.

The district has 171 COVID-19 deaths, and 480 infected patients have been hospitalized during the pandemic.

The health department reported 109,360 PCR tests in the district so far — up 168. Over the last seven days, 8.4 percent of tests conducted in the five-county district were positive, down slightly.

Cases elsewhere in Virginia:

• 72,250 in Fairfax County — up 140 since Monday.

Prince William County, 42,552 — up 79.

Virginia Beach, 33,615 — up 77.

Chesterfield County, 25,795 — up 81.

Loudoun County, 25,693 — up 70.

Henrico County, 23,592 — up 43.

City of Chesapeake, 19,745 — up 43.

City of Norfolk, 16,406 — up 462.

City of Richmond, 15,991 — up 31.

Arlington County, 14,464 — up 28.

City of Newport News, 12,944 — up 41.

City of Alexandria, 11,100 — up 23.

Stafford County, 10,332 — up 33. .

City of Hampton, 9,708 — up 37.

Spotsylvania County, 8,993 — up 28.

City of Roanoke, 8,069 — up 10.

Nationwide as of Tuesday morning:

— up 87,096 from Monday morning.

• 555,735 deaths — up 733.

• 399.7 million tests conducted — up about 1.45 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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