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September 3, 2021

7 more county COVID-19 patients in hospital beds

Fauquier public schools reported 161 “active cases” Friday morning, up 5.
of Fauquier citizens have received at least one dose as of Thursday — a total of 42,551. Statewide, the rate stands at 64.3%.

of county residents have completed vaccination — a total of 37,963. Statewide, the rate stands at 56.9%.

Getting the vaccine

Everyone 12 and older in Virginia qualifies for COVID-19 vaccination. All who have received two doses of the Moderna or Pfizer vaccine will be eligible for a booster, starting Sept. 20.

Medical offices and pharmacies offer the vaccines free of charge. The health department also has walk-in clinics, with no appointment needed.

Click here for more information or call 877-829-4682.
Fauquier County has 7 more COVID-19 patients in hospital beds and 32 new cases Friday morning, according to the Virginia Department of Health.

During the pandemic, hospitalizations of infected Fauquier residents total 238. That total has increased by 20 since Friday, Aug. 25.

The county cases to 5,731 since the pandemic started.

Meanwhile, Fauquier County Public Schools reported 161 “active cases” Friday morning — up 5 from Thursday. The total includes 116 cases among students and 45 among staff members.

The school system defines active cases as those reported in the last 10 days.

The school system has reported 203 new cases, up 7 from Thursday, since classes resumed Aug. 11 — with 151 among students and 52 among staff members.

As of Friday, county schools had 443 students and 11 staff members in quarantine — down from 565 and 28 a week earlier.

Liberty High has the most active cases as of Friday, with 29 among students and 2 staff members who recently tested positive. Three other county schools have active case counts in double figures.

The county continues to trail the state in the percentage of residents vaccinated. (See box.)

The state has another 4,072 cases Friday morning, bringing the pandemic total to 778,167.

The health department Friday morning reported 20 more deaths statewide since Thursday, bringing Virginia’s total fatalities to 11,899 since the pandemic started. Fauquier’s deaths attributed to COVID-19 remain unchanged at 72.

Virginia hospitals reported 1,892 infected patients in their beds Friday morning, up 10 from Thursday. Since the pandemic started, the state’s hospitals have housed 64,844 infected patients.

Elsewhere in the Rappahannock Rapidan Health District:

Culpeper County has 5,352 cases, up 34 from Thursday.

Orange County, 2,732 cases, up 18.

Madison County, 729, up 16.

Rappahannock County, 455, up 2.

As of Friday morning, the rate of positive PCR tests over the last week stood at 10.2 percent statewide, down slightly, and 9.4 percent in the health district, rising.
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