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April 29, 2021

44% of Fauquier residents have at least one shot

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Virginia has averaged 74,066 doses of COVID-19 vaccine administered per day over the last week.
Getting The Vaccine
Everyone 16 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.

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

• 6,093,967 doses of vaccine administered statewide, including 50,335 to Fauquier residents — up 307 in a day.

The state has averaged 74,066 doses administered per day over the last week. So far, 43.9 percent of Virginians — and 44.2 percent of Fauquier residents — have received at least one dose.

• 2,550,627 Virginians fully vaccinated, including 20,641 in Fauquier — up here 145 in a day.

So far, 29 percent of Fauquier residents have completed their vaccinations, compared with 29.9 percent statewide.

4,608 total cases in Fauquier since the pandemic began — up 3 from Wednesday morning’s report.

Fauquier public schools have 6 active cases among students and 2 among staff members as of Thursday morning. The school system had 221 students and 8 staff members in quarantine as of Friday, April 23.

658,341 Virginia cases — up 1,187 since Wednesday.

The total includes 511,783 confirmed and 146,558 “probable” infections.

10,751 deaths statewide — up 16 from Wednesday.

Of the total fatalities, the health department classifies COVID-19 as the confirmed cause in 9,036 and “probable” in 1,715.

7,014,294 PCR diagnostic tests statewide — up 19,482 since Wednesday. Over the past seven days, 4.9 percent of those tests were positive, trending downward.

Statewide hospitalizations for COVID-19 over the course of the pandemic totaled 28,351 as of Thursday, up 80 since Wednesday.

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, 54,563 “confirmed COVID-19 patients have been hospitalized and discharged,” according to the Virginia Hospital and Healthcare Association.

State hospitals housed 960 infected patients Wednesday — down 28 from Wednesday.

That puts total Virginia hospitalizations during the pandemic at 55,523.

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 ninety-five infected Fauquier patients have been hospitalized (up 1) and 63 have died since the pandemic started.

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

• 4,530 cases (up 12), 187 hospitalizations and 61 deaths in Culpeper.

• 2,145 infections (up 8), 86 hospitalizations and 39 deaths in Orange.

• 604 infections (up 1), 21 hospitalizations and 16 deaths in Madison.

• 339 cases (unchanged), 18 hospitalizations and 2 deaths in Rappahannock.

The district has 181 COVID-19 deaths, and 507 infected patients have been hospitalized during the pandemic.

The health department reported 116,71 PCR tests in the district so far — up 376. Over the last seven days, 6 percent of tests conducted in the five-county district were positive, up slightly.

Cases elsewhere in Virginia:

• 75,680 in Fairfax County — up 99 since Wednesday.

Prince William County, 44,541 — up 50.

Virginia Beach, 35,316 — up 47.

Loudoun County, 27,259 — up 100.

Chesterfield County, 27,138 — up 58.

Henrico County, 24,924 — up 34.

City of Chesapeake, 20,609 — up 28.

City of Norfolk, 17,317 — up 26.

City of Richmond, 16,746 — up 29.

Arlington County, 15,705 — up 27.

City of Newport News, 13,705 — up 27.

City of Alexandria, 11,624 — up 12.

Stafford County, 11,031 — up 24. .

City of Hampton, 10,234 — up 22.

Spotsylvania County, 9,675 — up 36.

City of Roanoke, 8,339 — up 5.

Nationwide as of Thursday morning:

— up 53,642 from Wednesday morning.

• 574,330 deaths — up 947.

• 430.72 million tests conducted — up about 1.16 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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