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January 11, 2022

County has 127 new COVID cases, 5 more hospitalized

In the first 10 days of this year, Fauquier has averaged 132 new cases and 3.5 more hospitalizations per day.
Vaccinations
74.3%
of Fauquier citizens have received at least one dose as of Tuesday morning — a total of 52,946. Statewide, the rate stands at 78.1.%.


66.4%
of county residents have completed vaccination — a total of 47,326. Statewide, the rate stands at 68.1%.


114,856
total doses of vaccine administered to Fauquier residents as of Tuesday morning — up 290 from Monday 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 127 new COVID-19 cases and 5 more hospitalized patients, the Virginia Department of Health reported Tuesday morning.

As the spike continues, the health department Tuesday morning reported 16,681 new cases since Monday and 44 more deaths statewide. Virginia deaths total 15,715 since the pandemic started and cases stand at 1,295,420.

Fauquier’s cases total 10,461 since the pandemic started, with 393 hospitalized patients and 95 deaths.

Over the first 10 days of this year, the county has 1,324 new cases — an average of 132 per day — and 35 more hospitalizations — averaging 3.5 a day — but no new deaths attributed to COVID-19.

Virginia hospitals reported 3,845 infected patients in their beds Tuesday morning — up 164 from Monday morning.

Virginia hospitalizations total 86,033 since the pandemic started.

Reopened Monday morning after the winter break and a week of closures because of weather, Fauquier County Public Schools reported no new cases Tuesday. County schools have reported 607 active cases — 440 among students and 167 among staff members — since the fall semester started Aug. 11.

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 9,210 cases, up 71 from Monday morning, and its 97th death attributed to COVID-19.

Orange County, 5,296 cases, up 52.

Madison County, 1,539 cases, up 25.

Rappahannock County, 791 cases, up 3.

As of Tuesday morning, the rate of positive PCR tests over the last week stands at 36 percent statewide and 41.2 percent in the health district — both rising.
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