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February 20, 2021

4 new COVID-19 deaths reported in Fauquier

As of Saturday morning, doses of COVID-19 vaccine administered to Fauquier residents totaled 12,381, with 3,210 people completing the two-shot regimen.
Getting The Vaccine
Under “Phase 1b,” all Virginians 65 and older may register — along with those 16 to 64 with certain medical conditions.

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: 877-275-8343.

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.
Fauquier has 4 more deaths attributed to COVID-19, bringing the county total to 41 fatalities since the pandemic started.

Details about those deaths were unavailable Saturday morning. But, it often takes weeks or months to determine and report the cause of death in a case.

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

3,852 total cases in Fauquier since the pandemic began — up 17 from Friday morning’s report.

Poet’s Walk, a memory care center in Warrenton, has 42 active cases, according to the health department. VDH on Jan. 29 received notice of an outbreak of cases at the 68-bed center.

Fauquier public schools have 12 active cases among staff members and 13 among students as of Saturday morning. The school system had 20 employees and 160 students in quarantine as of Friday, Feb. 12.

561,812 Virginia cases — up 1,882 since Friday.

The total includes 444,150 confirmed and 117,662 “probable” infections.

7,197 deaths statewide — up 99 from Friday.

Of the total fatalities, the health department classifies COVID-19 as the confirmed cause in 6,198 and “probable” in 999.

5,728,208 PCR diagnostic tests statewide — up 24,574 since Friday. Over the past seven days, 8.2 percent of those tests were positive.

Statewide hospitalizations for COVID-19 over the course of the pandemic totaled 24,436 as of Saturday, up 67 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, 45,667 “confirmed COVID-19 patients have been hospitalized and discharged,” according to the Virginia Hospital and Healthcare Association.

State hospitals housed 1,594 infected patients Saturday — down 97, according to the association.

That puts total Virginia hospitalizations during the pandemic at 47,261.

Hospitalizations peaked at 3,549 patients Wednesday, Jan. 13, according to the association.

• 1,541,772 doses of vaccine administered statewide, including 12,381 to Fauquier residents — up 154 as of Saturday morning.

The state has averaged 36,172 doses administered per day over the last week.

• 440,339 Virginians fully vaccinated, including 3,210 in Fauquier — raising the county total by 92 in a day.

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 fifty-two infected Fauquier patients have been hospitalized (up 3) and 41 have died (up 4) since the pandemic started.

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

• 4,007 cases (up 9), 162 hospitalizations and 42 deaths (up 3) in Culpeper.

• 1,779 infections (unchanged), 71 hospitalizations and 19 deaths in Orange.

• 527 infections (unchanged), 21 hospitalizations and 7 deaths in Madison.

• 289 cases (up 2), 15 hospitalizations and 2 deaths in Rappahannock.

The district has 111 COVID-19 deaths, and 421 infected patients have been hospitalized during the pandemic.

The health department reported 97,171 PCR tests in the district so far — up 227. Over the last seven days, 7 percent of tests conducted in the five-county district were positive.


Cases elsewhere in Virginia:

• 64,921 in Fairfax County — up 171 since Friday.

Prince William County, 38,518 — up 98.

Virginia Beach, 29,660 — up 108.

Chesterfield County, 22,919 — up 84.

Loudoun County, 22,557 — up 71.

Henrico County, 20,810 — up 74.

City of Chesapeake, 17,697 — up 78.

City of Norfolk, 14,456 — up 62.

City of Richmond, 14,380 — up 83.

Arlington County, 12,805 — up 37.

City of Newport News, 11,051 — up 56.

City of Alexandria, 10,134 — up 21.

Stafford County, 9,320 — up 8.

City of Hampton, 8,365 — up 90.

Spotsylvania County, 8,094 — up 51.

City of Roanoke, 7,358 — up 22.


Nationwide as of Saturday morning:

28,006,772 cases — up 109,805 from Friday morning.

• 495,816 deaths — up 2,696.

• 338.17 million tests conducted – up 1.84 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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