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September 15, 2021

County has 31 new COVID cases, 2 more hospitalized

Fauquier County has averaged 34 new COVID-19 cases per day over the last week.
Vaccinations
60.7%
of Fauquier citizens have received at least one dose as of Wednesday morning — a total of 43,242. Statewide, the rate stands at 65.6%.


54.4%
of county residents have completed vaccination — a total of 38,713. Statewide, the rate stands at 58.1%.


106
new doses of vaccine administered to Fauquier residents 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.
Fauquier on Wednesday morning has 31 new COVID-19 cases and 2 more hospitalized patients, the Virginia Department of Health reported.

Since the pandemic started, Fauquier cases total 6,053, with 251 hospitalizations.

The county has averaged 34 new cases per day since last Wednesday, Sept. 8.

Fauquier County Public Schools reported 5 more cases Wednesday morning.

County schools have 56 “active cases,” with 37 among students and 19 among staff members.

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

Only Liberty High has a double-digit total, with 11 cases among students and 3 among its staff.

The school system has reported 273 active cases — 195 among students and 78 among staff members — since the fall semester started Aug. 11.

As of Thursday, Sept. 9, the schools had 284 students and 8 staff members in quarantine.

The Virginia Department of Health reported 4,066 more cases Wednesday morning, bringing the state total to 818,804 since the pandemic started.

The state’s deaths attributed to the virus total 12,170 — up 52 Wednesday morning. Fauquier’s total deaths remain at 75.

Virginia hospitals reported 2,155 infected patients in their beds Wednesday morning, up 38 since Tuesday. The state’s hospitals have housed 67,355 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 5,632 cases, up 12 from Tuesday.

Orange County, 2,966 cases, up 21.

Madison County, 805, up 6.

Rappahannock County, 480, up 4.

As of Wednesday morning, the rate of positive PCR tests over the last week stood at 10.5 percent statewide, down slightly, and 10.6 percent in the health district, rising.
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