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September 30, 2021

County has 27 new COVID cases, 1 more hospitalized

Almost 62 percent of Fauquier residents have received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine.
of Fauquier citizens have received at least one dose as of Wednesday morning — a total of 43,997. Statewide, the rate stands at 67.7%.

of county residents have completed vaccination — a total of 39,541. Statewide, the rate stands at 60.2%.

total doses of vaccine administered to Fauquier residents — up 78 since Tuesday morning.

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 27 new COVID-19 cases and another hospitalized patient, the Virginia Department of Health reported Thursday morning.

The county’s cases total 6,439 — with 264 patients hospitalized — since the pandemic started.

So far this month, the county has 791 new cases — an average of 27 per day, 35 more hospitalizations and 9 additional deaths.

Fauquier County Public Schools reported 10 new cases Thursday morning.

County schools have 47 “active cases,” with 31 among students and 16 among staff members.

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

Fauquier public schools have reported 344 active cases — 243 among students and 101 among staff members — since the fall semester started Aug. 11.

The schools had 235 students and 7 staff members in quarantine as of Thursday, Sept. 23 — the most recent report.

The health department Thursday morning reported 54 more deaths and 3,132 new cases statewide since Wednesday. Virginia deaths total 12,750 since the pandemic started and cases stand at 866,776.

Virginia hospitals reported 1,986 infected patients in their beds Thursday morning, down 47 since Wednesday. The state’s hospitals have housed 69,798 infected patients 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 6,039 cases, up 28 from Wednesday.

Orange County, 3,324 cases, up 22, and 49 deaths, up 2.

Madison County, 900, up 6.

Rappahannock County, 518, up 1.

As of Thursday morning, the rate of positive PCR tests over the last week stood at 8.9 percent statewide and 9.9 percent in the health district.
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