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September 1, 2021

COVID hospitalizations here increase by 9 in a week

Fauquier County Public Schools have 138 “active cases” — those reported in the last 10 days — and a total of 178 since classes started Aug. 11.
Vaccinations
59.7%
of Fauquier citizens have received at least one dose as of Wednesday — a total of 42,485. Statewide, the rate stands at 64.1%.


53.2%
of county residents have completed vaccination — a total of 37,881. Statewide, the rate stands at 56.8%.


78
new doses of vaccine administered to Fauquier residents since Tuesday.


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 33 new COVID-19 cases Wednesday morning and two more hospitalized patients, the Virginia Department of Health.

That brings the county total cases to 5,680 since the pandemic started.

During the pandemic, Fauquier’s hospitalizations of infected patients total 229 — up 2 from Tuesday. That total has increased by 9 since Wednesday, Aug. 25.

Meanwhile, Fauquier County Public Schools reported 138 “active cases” Wednesday morning — up 6 from Tuesday. The total includes 102 cases among students and 36 among staff members.

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

The school system has reported 178 new cases since classes resumed Aug. 11 — with 134 among students and 41 among staff members.

As of last Thursday, the most recent update, county schools had 565 students and 11 staff members in quarantine.

Liberty High has the most active cases as of Wednesday, with 28 among students and 2 staff members who recently tested positive. Neighboring Grace Miller Elementary has 16 active cases among students and 3 among its staff. Mary Walter Elementary and Cedar Lee Middle School have 17 and 11 active cases, respectively.

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

The state has another 3,407 cases Wednesday morning, bringing the pandemic total to 769,842.

The health department Wednesday morning reported 19 more deaths statewide since Tuesday, bringing Virginia’s total fatalities to 11,861 since the pandemic started. Fauquier’s deaths attributed to COVID-19 remain unchanged at 72 deaths.

Virginia hospitals reported 1,768 infected patients in their beds Wednesday morning, unchanged 68 from Tuesday. Since the pandemic started, the state’s hospitals have housed 64,048 infected patients.

Elsewhere in the Rappahannock Rapidan Health District:

Culpeper County has 5,261 cases, up 35 from Tuesday.

Orange County, 2,688 cases, up 23.

Madison County, 706, unchanged.

Rappahannock County, 447, up 1.

As of Wednesday morning, the rate of positive PCR tests over the last week stood at 10.3 percent statewide, unchanged, and 8.6 percent in the health district, both rising.
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