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September 13, 2021

Active COVID-19 cases drop significantly in schools

Virginia has 9,252 new COVID-19 cases and 53 more deaths since Friday, the health department reports.
Vaccinations
60.5%
of Fauquier citizens have received at least one dose as of Sunday — a total of 43,098. Statewide, the rate stands at 65.5%.


54.2%
of county residents have completed vaccination — a total of 38,580. Statewide, the rate stands at 57.9%.


229
new doses of vaccine administered to Fauquier residents Saturday and Sunday.


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 Public Schools on Monday reported a significant drop in “active” COVID-19 cases — to 63 versus 118 on Friday.

But, the county has 90 more cases since Friday, the Virginia Department of Health reported.

Fauquier has 5,994 total cases since the pandemic started.

Total Fauquier hospitalizations stand at 244, up 1 since Friday.

Fauquier schools
define “active cases” as those reported in the last 10 days.

Liberty High has 11 active cases among students and 6 among staff members. No other county school has cases in double digits.

The school system has reported 259 active cases — 185 among students and 74 among staff members — since the fall semester started Aug. 11.

As of Thursday, Sept. 9, the schools had 284 students and 8 staff members in quarantine.

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

Virginia has another 2,303 cases Monday morning versus Sunday, bringing the pandemic total to 811,079. The number of cases statewide has risen 9,252 since Friday.

The health department Friday morning reported 53 more deaths statewide since Friday, bringing Virginia’s total fatalities to 12,089 since the pandemic started. Fauquier’s death toll remains at 73.

Virginia hospitals reported 2,103 infected patients in their beds Monday morning, down 47 from Friday. Since the pandemic started, the state’s hospitals have housed 66,889 infected patients.

Elsewhere in the Rappahannock Rapidan Health District:

Culpeper County has 5,576 cases, up 57 from Friday.

Orange County, 2,926 cases, up 54.

Madison County, 791, up 17.

Rappahannock County, 474, up 4.

As of Monday morning, the rate of positive PCR tests over the last week stood at 10.9 percent statewide and 9.4 percent in the health district, both rising.
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