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January 7, 2022

County has 142 new COVID cases, 2 more hospitalized

Fauquier has averaged 111 new COVID-19 cases and 3 more hospitalized patients per day so far this year.
Vaccinations
74%
of Fauquier citizens have received at least one dose as of Thursday morning — a total of 52,695. Statewide, the rate stands at 77.7.%.


66.2%
of county residents have completed vaccination — a total of 47,145. Statewide, the rate stands at 67.8%.


113,462
total doses of vaccine administered to Fauquier residents as of Thursday morning — up 225 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 142 new COVID-19 cases and 2 more hospitalized patients, the Virginia Department of Health reported Friday morning.

As the surge continues, the health department Friday morning reported a one-day record of 18,309 new cases since Thursday morning and 9 more deaths statewide. Virginia deaths total 15,651 since the pandemic started and cases stand at 1,221,036.

Fauquier’s cases total 9,918 since the pandemic started, with 378 hospitalized patients and 95 deaths.

So far this year, the county has 781 new cases — an average of 111 per day — and 20 more hospitalizations — averaging 3 a day — but no new deaths attributed to COVID-19.

Virginia hospitals reported 3,329 infected patients in their beds Friday morning — up 235 from Thursday morning.

Virginia hospitalizations total 84,092 since the pandemic started.

Closed a fifth consecutive day because of inclement weather after the winter break, Fauquier County Public 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 8,740 cases, up 96 from Thursday morning.

Orange County, 5,043 cases, up 78.

Madison County, 1,455 cases, up 20.

Rappahannock County, 762 cases, up 7.

As of Friday morning, the rate of positive PCR tests over the last week stands at 34.6 percent statewide and 36.1 percent in the health district — both rising.
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