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May 16, 2020

County virus cases increase by 6 for a total of 211

Curbside Testing
• Where: Piedmont Urgent Care, 493 Blackwell Road, Warrenton

• When: 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily

• Criteria: Fever and/or symptoms of respiratory illness.

• Process: Patients who meet screening criteria will remain in their vehicles while healthcare professionals collect samples with swabs.

• Organizers: Rappahannock-Rapidan Health District and local partners, including medical practices, Fauquier Health, the free clinic, PATH Foundation and local government.

• More information: 540-316-6302 or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Saturday morning COVID-19 update from the Virginia Department of Health:

211 cases in Fauquier County — up 6 since Friday.

28,672 Virginia cases — up 841 since Friday. The total includes 28,233 confirmed and 1,450 “probable” infections.

1,002 deaths statewide — up 25 since Friday.

Statewide hospitalizations for COVID-19 during the pandemic totaled at 3,724 as of Saturday, up 67 from Friday.

State hospitals housed 1,505 infected patients as of Saturday morning, down 6 from Friday, the Virginia Hospital and Healthcare Association reported.

Healthcare providers and laboratories report statistics to the state as of 5 p.m. each day. The health department updates its report the following morning.

Twenty infected Fauquier patients have been hospitalized and five have died since the pandemic started.

Fauquier and most of the state begin the first phase of “reopening” Friday. With social distancing and other preventive measures still in place, it includes religious services, all retailers and outdoor restaurant seating (all at 50 percent capacity), along with hair salons (with appointments required), outdoor exercise classes at gyms and private campgrounds.

But, Northern Virginia — Alexandria, Arlington, Fairfax, Loudoun and Prince William — for two weeks will delay entering Phase One of Gov. Ralph Northam’s plan to ease restrictions on businesses and religious gatherings. That region has a far higher rate of infection than the rest of Virginia. The City of Richmond and Accomack County also will delay reopening.

In the Rappahannock-Rapidan Health District, which includes Fauquier:

• 365 cases and five deaths in Culpeper.

• 53 infections in Orange.

• 24 in and one death in Madison.

• 12 in Rappahannock.

The district has 11 COVID-19 deaths, and 53 infected patients have been hospitalized during the pandemic.

Cases elsewhere in Virginia:

• 7,386 in Fairfax County — up 227 since Thursday.

Prince William County, 3,563.

Arlington County, 1,560.

City of Alexandria, 1,460.

Loudoun County, 1,430.

Henrico County, 1,226.

Chesterfield County, 978.

City of Richmond, 741.

Accomack County, 668.

City of Harrisonburg, 631.

Virginia Beach, 539.

City of Manassas, 574.

Stafford County, 458.

Buckingham County, 411.

Rockingham County, 387.

City of Chesapeake, 380.

City of Norfolk, 350.

Spotsylvania County, 304.

Shenandoah County, 297.

City of Suffolk, 260.

James City County (including Williamsburg), 222.

City of Portsmouth, 222.

Hanover County, 215.

Richmond County, 204.

Frederick County, 209.

Northampton County, 196.

City of Newport News, 187.

City of Manassas Park, 183.

Mecklenburg County, 164.

City of Hampton, 158.

Page County, 158.

Albemarle County, 136.

Southampton County, 135.

City of Roanoke, 120.

Isle of Wight County, 115.

Nationwide as of Friday morning:

1,443,397 cases.

• 87,568 deaths.

• 250,747 patients have recovered.

• 10.7 million tests conducted.

Deaths in Virginia will total 1,944 by Aug. 4, according to one study, which puts the nation’s projected death toll at 147,040 on that date. The state’s cases will peak between mid-July and late August, according to University of Virginia researchers.
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