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January 13, 2022

County has 140 new COVID cases, 1 more hospitalized

Thursday morning COVID-19 update from the Virginia Department of Health.
Vaccinations
74.5%
of Fauquier citizens have received at least one dose as of Thursday morning — a total of 53,027. Statewide, the rate stands at 78.3.%.


66.5%
of county residents have completed vaccination — a total of 47,382. Statewide, the rate stands at 68.2%.


115,246
total doses of vaccine administered to Fauquier residents as of Thursday morning — up 209 from Wednesday 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 140 new COVID-19 cases and 1 more hospitalized patient, the Virginia Department of Health reported Thursday morning.

As the spike continues, the health department Thursday morning reported 18,942 new cases statewide since Wednesday and 35 more deaths. The state’s fatalities total 15,785 since the pandemic started and cases stand at 1,334,198.

Fauquier’s cases total 10,723 since the pandemic started, with 396 hospitalized patients and 96 deaths.

Over the first 12 days of this year, the county has 1,586 new cases — an average of 132 per day, 37 more hospitalizations — averaging 3 a day, and 1 death attributed to COVID-19.

Virginia hospitals reported 3,894 infected patients in their beds Thursday morning — down 5 from Wednesday morning.

Virginia hospitalizations total 87,024 since the pandemic started.

Reopened Monday morning after the winter break and a week of closures because of weather, Fauquier County Public Schools reported 15 new cases Thursday. The school system has 21 “active cases” — 16 among students and 5 among staff members.

County schools have reported 568 active cases — 396 among students and 172 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 9,493 cases, up 151 from Wednesday morning.

Orange County, 5,473 cases, up 95.

Madison County, 1,579 cases, up 16.

Rappahannock County, 799 cases, up 5.

As of Thursday morning, the rate of positive PCR tests over the last week stands at 35.6 percent statewide and 41.2 percent in the health district.
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