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January 14, 2022

County has 113 new COVID cases, 3 more hospitalized

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Fauquier has averaged 130 new COVID-19 cases and 3 more hospitalizations per day so far this year.
Vaccinations
74.5%
of Fauquier citizens have received at least one dose as of Thursday morning — a total of 53,070. Statewide, the rate stands at 78.4.%.


66.6%
of county residents have completed vaccination — a total of 47,411. Statewide, the rate stands at 68.3%.


115,450
total doses of vaccine administered to Fauquier residents as of Friday morning — up 204 from Thursday morning.


Getting the vaccine

Everyone 5 and older in Virginia qualifies for COVID-19 vaccination. Most are eligible for a booster.

Medical offices and pharmacies offer the vaccines free of charge. The health department also has clinics, with appointments available.

Click here for more information or call 877-829-4682.
Fauquier has 113 new COVID-19 cases and 3 more hospitalized patients, the Virginia Department of Health reported Friday morning.

As the spike continues, the health department Friday morning reported 17,219 new cases statewide since Thursday and 18 more deaths. The state’s fatalities total 15,803 since the pandemic started and cases stand at 1,351,417.

Fauquier’s cases total 10,826 since the pandemic started, with 399 hospitalized patients and 96 deaths.

Over the first 12 days of this year, the county has 1,699 new cases — an average of 130 per day, 40 more hospitalizations — averaging 3 a day, and 1 death attributed to COVID-19.

Virginia hospitals reported 3,845 infected patients in their beds Friday morning — down 49 from Thursday morning.

Virginia hospitalizations total 87,521 since the pandemic started.

Fauquier County Public Schools reported 42 “active cases” Friday — 31 among students and 11 among staff members.

County schools have reported 649 active cases — 471 among students and 178 among staff members — since the fall semester started Aug. 11.

As of Thursday, the school system had 361 students and 4 staff members in quarantine.

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

Elsewhere in the Rappahannock Rapidan Health District:

Culpeper County has 9,598 cases, up 105 from Thursday morning.

Orange County, 5,555 cases, up 82.

Madison County, 1,604 cases, up 25.

Rappahannock County, 804 cases, up 5.

As of Friday morning, the rate of positive PCR tests over the last week stands at 35.8 percent statewide and 41.5 percent in the health district — both up slightly.

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