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May 28, 2021

County has 12 new COVID cases for 3rd day in row

COVID-19 vaccine doses administered in Fauquier total 64,381 so far — up 750 as of Friday morning.
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Fauquier Health vaccination information.
For the third consecutive day, health officials reported 12 new coronavirus cases in Fauquier County.

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

• 8,082,422 doses of vaccine administered statewide, including 64,381 to Fauquier residents — up 750 from Thursday.

The state has averaged 46,439 doses administered per day over the last week. So far, 54.2 percent of Virginians — and 51.2 percent of Fauquier residents — have received at least one dose.

• 3,725,888 Virginians fully vaccinated, including 30,226 in Fauquier — up 388 in one day.

So far, 42.4 percent of Fauquier residents have completed their vaccinations, compared with 43.7 percent statewide.

4,735 total cases in Fauquier since the pandemic began — up 12 from Thursday morning’s report. Health officials have reported 36 new cases in the county over the last three days.

Fauquier public schools have 4 active cases among students and 1 among staff members as Friday morning. The school system had 71 students in quarantine as of Friday, May 21, and 3 staff members in quarantine as of Friday, April 30.

674,843 Virginia cases — up 404 since Thursday.

The total includes 525,062 confirmed and 149,781 “probable” infections.

11,156 deaths statewide — up 4 from Thursday.

Of the total fatalities, the health department classifies COVID-19 as the confirmed cause in 9,416 and “probable” in 1,740.

7,406,551 PCR diagnostic tests statewide. Over the past seven days, 2.6 percent of those tests were positive, trending downward.

Statewide hospitalizations for COVID-19 over the course of the pandemic totaled 29,683 as of Friday, up 28 since Thursday.

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, 55,973 “confirmed COVID-19 patients have been hospitalized and discharged,” according to the Virginia Hospital and Healthcare Association.

State hospitals housed 514 infected patients Friday — unchanged from Thursday.

That puts total Virginia hospitalizations during the pandemic at 56,487.

Hospitalizations peaked at 3,549 patients Wednesday, Jan. 13, 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.

Two hundred infected Fauquier patients have been hospitalized and 70 have died since the pandemic started.

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

• 4,685 cases (up 2), 194 hospitalizations and 64 deaths in Culpeper.

• 2,224 infections (unchanged), 88 hospitalizations and 38 deaths in Orange.

• 595 infections (down 1), 20 hospitalizations and 16 deaths in Madison.

• 343 cases (unchanged), 16 hospitalizations and 2 deaths in Rappahannock.

The district has 190 COVID-19 deaths, and 518 infected patients have been hospitalized during the pandemic.

The health department reported 123,099 PCR tests in the district so far. Over the last seven days, 3.4 percent of tests conducted in the five-county district were positive, trending downward.

Cases elsewhere in Virginia:

• 76,969 in Fairfax County — up 14 since Thursday.

Prince William County, 45,392 — up 27.

Virginia Beach, 36,137 — up 31.

Chesterfield County, 28,027 — up 26.

Loudoun County, 27,916 — up 14.

Henrico County, 25,516 — up 14.

City of Chesapeake, 21,071 — up 9.

City of Norfolk, 17,858 — up 16.

City of Richmond, 17,067 — up 6.

Arlington County, 15,288 — up 6.

City of Newport News, 14,191 — up 18.

City of Alexandria, 11,835 — up 1.

Stafford County, 11,400 — down 2. .

City of Hampton, 10,617 — up 21.

Spotsylvania County, 10,120 — up 4.

City of Portsmouth, 9,116 — up 6.

City of Roanoke, 8,503 — unchanged.

Nationwide as of Friday:

33,218,607 cases —‚ up 27,443 since Thursday morning.

• 593,293 deaths ¬— up 1,336.

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