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October 17, 2020

Fauquier COVID-19 cases total 1,032, up 6 Saturday

The percentages of positive tests continue to rise slightly statewide and in the five-county Rappahannock Rapidan Health District, which includes Fauquier.
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• Where: Piedmont Urgent Care, 493 Blackwell Road, Warrenton

• 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.

• Phone: 540-347-5200

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

1,032 total cases in Fauquier County since the pandemic began — up 6 from Friday.

165,238 Virginia cases — up 1,114 since Friday. The total includes 155,068 confirmed and 10,170 “probable” infections.

3,422 deaths statewide — up 14 from Friday. Of the total fatalities, the health department classifies COVID-19 as the confirmed cause in 3,175 and “probable” in 247.

2,266,380 diagnostic tests statewide — up 19,481 since Friday. Over the past seven days, 4.9 percent of those tests were positive, up slightly.

Statewide hospitalizations for COVID-19 over the course of the pandemic totaled 11,831 as of Saturday, up 51 since Friday.

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, 18,996 “confirmed COVID-19 patients have been hospitalized and discharged,” according to the Virginia Hospital and Healthcare Association.

State hospitals housed 933 infected patients Saturday, down 69 from Friday, according to the association.

That puts total Virginia hospitalizations during the pandemic at 19,998.

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

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

• 1,272 cases (up 6), 96 hospitalizations (up 1) and 18 deaths in Culpeper.

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

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

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

The district has 53 COVID-19 deaths, and 184 infected patients have been hospitalized during the pandemic.

The health department reported 39,757 diagnostic tests in the district so far — up 212 since Friday. Over the last seven days, 3.6 percent of tests conducted in the five-county district were positive, up slightly.


Cases elsewhere in Virginia:

• 22,530 in Fairfax County — up 72 since Friday.

Prince William County, 13,493 — up 42.

Virginia Beach, 7,513 — up 40.

Loudoun County, 7,505 — up 51.

Chesterfield County, 6,662 — up 94.

Henrico County, 5,938 — up 270.

City of Norfolk, 5,169 — up 24.

City of Richmond, 5,057 — up 30.

City of Chesapeake, 4,714 — up 22.

Arlington County, 4,345 — up 27.

City of Alexandria, 4,104 — up 18.

City of Newport News, 3,031 — up 23.

City of Harrisonburg, 2,907 — up 3.

City of Portsmouth, 2,715 — up 2.

Montgomery County, 2,486 — up 36.

Spotsylvania County, 2,315 — up 9.

City of Roanoke, 2,332 — up 36.

Stafford County, 2,255 — up 8.

City of Suffolk, 2,236 — up 7.

City of Hampton, 2,025 — up 7.
City of Manassas, 2,007 — up 1.

City of Lynchburg, 1,803 — up 20.

Rockingham County, 1,685 — up 13.

Hanover County, 1,521 — up 14.

City of Charlottesville, 1,503 — up 4.

Albemarle County, 1,476 — up 10.

Henry County, 1,237 — up 7.

Accomack County, 1,201 — up 3.

James City County (including Williamsburg), 1,116 — up 2.

Frederick County, 1,078 — up 10.


Nationwide as of Saturday morning:

8,050,506 cases — up 68,497.

• 218,602 deaths — up 813.

• 3,197,539 have recovered — up 20,142.

• 122.66 million tests conducted — up about 3.28 million.
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