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November 18, 2021

County has 2 more deaths attributed to COVID-19

Fauquier residents received 348 doses of COVID-19 vaccine Wednesday, bringing the total to 92,219 shots.
of Fauquier citizens have received at least one dose as of Thursday morning — a total of 46,427. Statewide, the rate stands at 72.9%.

of county residents have completed vaccination — a total of 41,627. Statewide, the rate stands at 64.2%.

total doses of vaccine administered to Fauquier residents as of Thursday morning, up 348 from Wednesday.

Getting the vaccine

Everyone 5 and older in Virginia qualifies for COVID-19 vaccination. All residents 65 and older — along with those 18 and older with underlying medical conditions or high risks — who have received two doses of the Moderna or Pfizer or one dose of Johnson & Johnson vaccine 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 2 more deaths attributed to COVID-19 and 21 new cases, the Virginia Department of Health reported Thursday morning.

The county’s cases total 7,302 since the pandemic started, with 299 hospitalized patients and 88 deaths.

Fauquier County Public Schools have10 new cases Thursday morning.

The number of “active cases” in schools stands at 40, with 33 among students and 7 among staff members.

The school system defines active cases as those reported in the last 10 days.

Fauquier public schools have reported 488 active cases — 355 among students and 133 among staff members — since the fall semester started Aug. 11.

The schools had 155 students and no staff members in quarantine as of Thursday, Nov. 18. A week earlier, the school system had 126 students and no staff members in quarantine.

The health department Thursday morning reported 1,895 new cases and 26 more deaths statewide. Virginia deaths total 14,469 since the pandemic started and cases stand at 951,698.

Virginia hospitals reported 847 infected patients in their beds Thursday morning, down 32 from Wednesday morning.

Virginia hospitalizations total 73,768 since the pandemic started.

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 6,773 cases, up 17 from Wednesday morning.

Orange County, 3,903 cases, up 19, and its 61st death.

Madison County, 1,061 cases, up 10.

Rappahannock County, 615 cases, up 4.

As of Thursday morning, the rate of positive PCR tests over the last week stands at 5.5 percent statewide and 9.3 percent in the health district.
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