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January 12, 2021

4,561 new COVID-19 cases, 84 more deaths in Virginia

In the last 24 hours, another Fauquier COVID-19 patient got hospitalized and 47 more county residents received doses of the vaccine.
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)
The COVID-19 situation in Virginia remains constant, with hospitalizations continuing to rise by dozens each day, more than 4,500 new cases and another 84 deaths reported in the last 24 hours.

So far, the state health department reports 200,402 doses of vaccine administered, up 11,119 from Monday morning. Statewide, 19,086 Virginians have received both doses.

In Fauquier, 47 more people had received doses of the vaccine as of Tuesday morning for a total 1,228.

Local teachers and other essential workers will begin getting the vaccine next week.

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

2,873 total cases in Fauquier since the pandemic began — up 24 from Monday morning’s report.

407,947 Virginia cases — up 4,561 since Monday.

The total includes 336,203 confirmed and 71,744 “probable” infections.

5,477 deaths statewide — up 84 from Monday.

Of the total fatalities, the health department classifies COVID-19 as the confirmed cause in 4,833 and “probable” in 644.

4,640,967 PCR diagnostic tests statewide — up 19,815 since Monday. Over the past seven days, 16.4 percent of those tests were positive, down slightly.

Statewide hospitalizations for COVID-19 over the course of the pandemic totaled 19,326 as of Sunday, up 144 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, 33,562 “confirmed COVID-19 patients have been hospitalized and discharged,” according to the Virginia Hospital and Healthcare Association.

State hospitals housed a record 3,185 infected patients Tuesday — up 68 from Monday, according to the association.

That puts total Virginia hospitalizations during the pandemic at 36,747.

Hospitalizations previously peaked at 3,117 patients Monday, Jan. 11, 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 five infected Fauquier patients have been hospitalized (up 1) and 30 have died since the pandemic started.

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

• 3,341 cases (up 15), 140 hospitalizations (up 1) and 27 deaths (up 4) in Culpeper.

• 1,197 infections (up 10), 49 hospitalizations and 15 deaths in Orange.

• 364 infections (up 2), 17 hospitalizations and 5 deaths in Madison.

• 191 cases (up 3), 11 hospitalizations and 2 deaths in Rappahannock.

The district has 79 COVID-19 deaths, and 322 infected patients have been hospitalized during the pandemic.

The health department reported 78,524 PCR tests in the district so far — up 384. Over the last seven days, 12.9 percent of tests conducted in the five-county district were positive, up slightly.

Cases elsewhere in Virginia:

• 50,278 in Fairfax County — up 438 since Monday.

Prince William County, 28,796 — up 264.

Virginia Beach, 20,779 — up 359.

Loudoun County, 15,604 — up 161.

Chesterfield County, 14,804 — up 126.

Henrico County, 14,738 — up 171.

City of Richmond, 10,558 — up 94.

City of Chesapeake, 10,553 — up 133.

City of Norfolk, 10,380 — up 204.

Arlington County, 10,202 — up 85.

City of Alexandria, 8,248 — up 92.

City of Newport News, 7,154 — up 107.

City of Roanoke, 5,742 — up 41.

Nationwide as of Tuesday morning:

22,620,333 cases — up 271,300.

• 376,580 deaths — up 2,238.

• 267.49 million tests conducted — up 1.94 million.

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