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October 4, 2021

County has 76 additional COVID cases since Friday

Fauquier County Public Schools reported 10 new COVID-19 cases Monday morning.
of Fauquier citizens have received at least one dose as of Monday morning — a total of 44,126. Statewide, the rate stands at 68%.

of county residents have completed vaccination — a total of 39,720. Statewide, the rate stands at 60.6%.

total doses of vaccine administered to Fauquier residents as of Monday — up 36 since Sunday.

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 76 new COVID-19 cases since Friday, the Virginia Department of Health reported Monday morning.

The county’s cases total 6,534 — with 264 patients hospitalized and 81 deaths — since the pandemic started.

Fauquier County Public Schools reported 10 new cases Monday morning.

County schools have 53 “active cases,” with 36 among students and 17 among staff members.

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

Fauquier public schools have reported 357 active cases — 254 among students and 103 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 Monday morning reported 102 more deaths and 7,762 new cases statewide since Friday. Virginia deaths total 12,908 since the pandemic started and cases stand at 877,090.

Virginia hospitals reported 1,910 infected patients in their beds Monday morning, down 78 since Sunday. The state’s hospitals have housed 70,644 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 6,110 cases, up 46 from Friday, and a 76th death attributed to COVID-19.

Orange County, 3,408 cases, up 58.

Madison County, 919, up 13.

Rappahannock County, 522, up 2.

As of Monday morning, the rate of positive PCR tests over the last week stood at 8.5 percent statewide and 10.2 percent in the health district.
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