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January 5, 2022

County has 86 new COVID cases, 1 more hospitalized

Wednesday 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 52,649. Statewide, the rate stands at 77.6.%.

of county residents have completed vaccination — a total of 47,104. Statewide, the rate stands at 67.8%.

total doses of vaccine administered to Fauquier residents as of Wednesday morning — up 152 from Tuesday morning.

Getting the vaccine

Everyone 5 and older in Virginia qualifies for COVID-19 vaccination. All residents 16 older — 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 86 new COVID-19 cases and 1 more hospitalized patient, the Virginia Department of Health reported Wednesday morning.

As the surge continues, the health department Wednesday morning reported 10,728 new cases since Tuesday morning and 9 more deaths statewide. Virginia deaths total 15,631 since the pandemic started and cases stand at 1,186,887.

Fauquier’s cases total 9,621 since the pandemic started, with 372 hospitalized patients and 95 deaths.

Virginia hospitals reported 2,965 infected patients in their beds Wednesday morning — up 167 from Tuesday morning.

Virginia hospitalizations total 82,987 since the pandemic started.

Closed a third day because of inclement weather after the winter break, Fauquier County Public Schools have reported 607 active cases — 440 among students and 167 among staff members — since the fall semester started Aug. 11.

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 8,556 cases, up 81 from Tuesday morning.

Orange County, 4,934 cases, up 26.

Madison County, 1,425 cases, up 4.

Rappahannock County, 752 cases, up 4.

As of Wednesday morning, the rate of positive PCR tests over the last week stands at 32 percent statewide and 33.7 percent in the health district — both rising.

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