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November 17, 2021

County has 38 new COVID cases, 1 more hospitalized

The number of COVID-19 patients in Virginia hospital beds has begun to rise again this week.
of Fauquier citizens have received at least one dose as of Wednesday morning — a total of 46,324. Statewide, the rate stands at 72.6%.

of county residents have completed vaccination — a total of 41,578. Statewide, the rate stands at 64%.

total doses of vaccine administered to Fauquier residents as of Wednesday morning, up 275 from Tuesday.

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 38 new COVID-19 cases and 1 more hospitalized patient, the Virginia Department of Health reported Wednesday morning.

The county’s cases total 7,281 since the pandemic started, with 299 hospitalized patients and 86 deaths.

Fauquier County Public Schools have 7 new cases Wednesday morning.

The number of “active cases” in schools stands at 30, with 27 among students and 3 among staff members.

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

Fauquier public schools have reported 478 active cases — 349 among students and 129 among staff members — since the fall semester started Aug. 11.

The schools had 126 students and no staff members in quarantine as of Thursday, Nov. 11. A week earlier, the school system had 63 students and no staff members in quarantine.

The health department Wednesday morning reported 2,532 new cases and 21 more deaths statewide. Virginia deaths total 14,443 since the pandemic started and cases stand at 949,803.

Virginia hospitals reported 879 infected patients in their beds Wednesday morning, up 30 from Tuesday morning.

Virginia hospitalizations total 73,703 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 6,756 cases, up 31 from Tuesday morning.

Orange County, 3,884 cases, up 20.

Madison County, 1,051 cases, up 6.

Rappahannock County, 611 cases, up 3.

As of Wednesday morning, the rate of positive PCR tests over the last week stands at 5.7 percent statewide and 9.6 percent in the health district.

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