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October 7, 2021

County has 23 new COVID cases, 5 more hospitalized

Thursday morning COVID-19 update from the Virginia Department of Health.
of Fauquier citizens have received at least one dose as of Wednesday morning — a total of 44,176. Statewide, the rate stands at 68.1%.

of county residents have completed vaccination — a total of 39,780. Statewide, the rate stands at 60.7%.

total doses of vaccine administered to Fauquier residents as of Wednesday — up 62 since Tuesday.

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 hospitalized patients, the Virginia Department of Health reported Thursday morning.

The county’s cases total 6,604 — with 269 patients hospitalized and 81 deaths — since the pandemic started.

Fauquier County Public Schools reported 4 new cases Thursday morning.

County schools have 54 “active cases,” with 42 among students and 12 among staff members.

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

Liberty High has 10 active cases — with 7 among students and 3 among staff members.

Fauquier public schools have reported 379 active cases — 273 among students and 106 among staff members — since the fall semester started Aug. 11.

The schools had 212 students and 7 staff members in quarantine as of Thursday, Sept. 30 — the most recent report.

The health department Thursday morning reported 32 more deaths and 2,886 new cases statewide since Wednesday. Virginia deaths total 13,031 since the pandemic started and cases stand at 885,323.

Virginia hospitals reported 1,669 infected patients in their beds Thursday morning, down 125 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 6,150 cases, up 15 from Wednesday.

Orange County, 3,463 cases, up 14, and its 50th death attributed to the virus.

Madison County, 938 cases, up 4.

Rappahannock County, 535 cases, up 3.

As of Thursday morning, the rate of positive PCR tests over the last week stood at 8.2 percent statewide and 9.3 percent in the health district — both declining.
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