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October 14, 2021

County has 23 new COVID cases, 5 more hospitalized

So far, 68.5 percent of Virginia residents have received at least one dose of vaccine.
Vaccinations
62.2%
of Fauquier citizens have received at least one dose as of Wednesday morning — a total of 44,324. Statewide, the rate stands at 68.5%.


56.5%
of county residents have completed vaccination — a total of 40,245. Statewide, the rate stands at 61.5%.


83,202
total doses of vaccine administered to Fauquier residents as of Wednesday.


Getting the vaccine

Everyone 12 and older in Virginia qualifies for COVID-19 vaccination. All who have received two doses of the Moderna or Pfizer vaccine will be eligible for a booster, starting Sept. 20.

Medical offices and pharmacies offer the vaccines free of charge. The health department also has walk-in clinics, with no appointment needed.

Click here for more information or call 877-829-4682.

> Pfizer vaccine booster available to some people
Fauquier has 23 new COVID-19 cases and 5 more infected patients in hospital beds, the Virginia Department of Health reported Thursday morning.

The county’s cases total 6,743 since the pandemic started.

Fauquier County Public Schools reported 2 more cases Thursday morning.

County schools have 48 “active cases,” with 36 among students and 12 among staff members.

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

Fauquier public schools have reported 406 active cases — 291 among students and 115 among staff members — since the fall semester started Aug. 11.

The schools had 202 students and 5 staff members in quarantine as of Thursday, Oct. 7, the most recent update.

The health department Thursday morning reported 60 more deaths and 2,603 new cases statewide since Wednesday. Virginia deaths total 13,345 since the pandemic started and cases stand at 900,581.

Fauquier has 83 deaths attributed to COVID-19 since the pandemic started.

Virginia hospitals reported 1,533 infected patients in their beds Thursday morning, down 43 since Wednesday.

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 6,277 cases, up 15 from Wednesday.

Orange County, 3,545 cases, up 14.

Madison County, 958 cases, up 4.

Rappahannock County, 554 cases, up 3.

As of Wednesday morning, the rate of positive PCR tests over the last week stood at 7.5 percent statewide and 10.9 percent in the health district.


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