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October 12, 2020

Fauquier COVID-19 cases total 1,013, up 13 Monday

The rate of positive COVID-19 tests continues to decline across Virginia.
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• When: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily

• Process: Patients can 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.

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Monday morning COVID-19 update from the Virginia Department of Health:

1,013 total cases in Fauquier County since the pandemic began — up 13 from Sunday.

159,570 Virginia cases — up 854 since Sunday. The total includes 150,321 confirmed and 9,249 “probable” infections.

3,361 deaths statewide — up 3 from Sunday. Of the total fatalities, the health department classifies COVID-19 as the confirmed cause in 3,122 and “probable” in 239.

2,271,842 diagnostic tests statewide — up 15,040 since Sunday. Over the past seven days, 4.5 percent of those tests were positive, down slightly.

Statewide hospitalizations for COVID-19 over the course of the pandemic totaled 11,553 as of Monday, up 34 since Sunday.

But, the health department notes that its hospitalization figure — based on status at the time each case gets investigated — “underrepresents” the actual total.

Since the pandemic began, 18,539 “confirmed COVID-19 patients have been hospitalized and discharged,” according to the Virginia Hospital and Healthcare Association.

State hospitals housed 965 infected patients Monday, up 41 from Sunday, according to the association.

That puts total Virginia hospitalizations during the pandemic at 19,504.

Virginia hospitalizations for COVID-19 peaked at 1,625 patients on May 8.

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.

Fifty infected Fauquier patients have been hospitalized and 25 have died since the pandemic started.

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

• 1,251 cases (up 5), 94 hospitalizations and 18 deaths in Culpeper.

• 356 infections (up 4), 24 hospitalizations (up 2) and 5 deaths in Orange.

• 117 infections (unchanged), 8 hospitalizations and 3 deaths in Madison.

• 66 cases (unchanged), 5 hospitalizations and 2 deaths in Rappahannock.

The district has 53 COVID-19 deaths, and 181 infected patients have been hospitalized during the pandemic.

The health department reported 38,685 diagnostic tests in the district so far, up 218 from Sunday. Over the last seven days, 3.2 percent of tests conducted in the five-county district were positive, trending downward.

Cases elsewhere in Virginia:

• 22,089 in Fairfax County — up 137 since Sunday.

Prince William County, 13,166 — up 56.

Virginia Beach, 7,319 — up 31.

Loudoun County, 7,259 — up 42.

Chesterfield County, 6,396 — up 32.

Henrico County, 5,782 — up 32.

City of Norfolk, 5,064 — up 19.

City of Richmond, 4,945— up 15.

City of Chesapeake, 4,594 — up 10.

Arlington County, 4,209 — up 22.

City of Alexandria, 4,032 — up 5.

City of Newport News, 2,923 — up 11.

City of Harrisonburg, 2,847 — up 18.

City of Portsmouth, 2,681 — up 14.

Montgomery County, 2,366 — up 5.

Spotsylvania County, 2,173 — up 13.

City of Suffolk, 2,199 — up 4.

City of Roanoke, 2,170 — up 42.

Stafford County, 2,162 — up 7.
City of Manassas, 1,993 — up 11.

City of Hampton, 1,962 — up 3.

City of Lynchburg, 1,703 — up 18.

Rockingham County, 1,628 — up 6.

Albemarle County, 1,466 — up 5.

Hanover County, 1,453 — up 20.

City of Charlottesville, 1,437 — down 6.

Accomack County, 1,193 — up 3.

Henry County, 1,185 — up 8.

James City County (including Williamsburg), 1,105 — up 1.

Frederick County, 1,018 — up 6.

Nationwide as of Monday:

7,764,270 cases — up 43,679.

• 214,778 deaths — up 399.

• 3,075,077 have recovered — up 12,094.

• 115.42 million tests conducted — up about 940,000.

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Silii · October 13, 2020 at 8:31 pm
Perhaps we would have far fewer deaths if everyone diagnosed with covid 19 got the same 100% taxpayer funded health care that Trump got.
Savefauquiercounty2019 · October 13, 2020 at 9:08 am
The reasons there are so many deaths is because low rated hospitals don't provide the level of care needed to improve outcomes. Seniors are at risk because their elasticity and cilia hairs decrease as they get older. Hospitals are not pushing for incentive spirometer, deep breathing every 20 minutes, water intake to thin secretions, expectorants to help bring up mucous. Nurses no longer get patients up and bathed or help feed. Watch if tgey even answer the call bells. · October 12, 2020 at 5:10 pm
While it's a tragedy that this plague was beset on us and that many have died. From what we know now, the "cure" - keeping everything shutdown or severely limited - is far worse than the disease.

Daily 'doom stats' should be required to include a disclaimer - like those heard at the end of a lottery commercial. Making people aware that their chances of dying from this are not significant. Better still - take this time to school them on how healthier lifestyle and diet choices make them even less vulnerable to this and other sickness.
Maybe folks would come to their senses quicker.

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