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November 17, 2020

Fauquier COVID-19 cases total 1,291, up 27 Tuesday

The Virginia Department of Health on Monday reduced the number of Fauquier deaths attributed to COVID-19 to 27 — a decrease of 1.
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Tuesday morning COVID-19 update from the Virginia Department of Health:

1,291 total cases in Fauquier since the pandemic began — up 27 from Monday morning’s report.

The total includes the first case at Cedar Lee Middle School, reported Monday. That brings the total to 10 cases reported in the county schools since Sept. 24, when the system launched its COVID-19 dashboard.

206,762 Virginia cases — up 2,125 since Monday. The total includes 187,287 confirmed and 19,475 “probable” infections.

3,835 deaths statewide — up 29 from Monday. Of the total fatalities, the health department classifies COVID-19 as the confirmed cause in 3,557 and “probable” in 278.

2,963,157 diagnostic tests statewide — up 28,024 since Monday. Over the past seven days, 7.4 percent of those tests were positive, trending upward.

Statewide hospitalizations for COVID-19 over the course of the pandemic totaled 13,608 as of Tuesday, up 56 since Monday.

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, 22,466 “confirmed COVID-19 patients have been hospitalized and discharged,” according to the Virginia Hospital and Healthcare Association.

State hospitals housed 1,392 infected patients Tuesday, up 55 from Monday, according to the association.

That puts total Virginia hospitalizations during the pandemic at 23,858.

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.

Sixty-three infected Fauquier patients have been hospitalized (up 1) and 27 (down 1) have died since the pandemic started. The health department Tuesday recategorized one of the Fauquier deaths attributed to COVID-19.

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

• 1,825 cases (up 38), 104 hospitalizations (up 1) and 18 deaths in Culpeper.

• 495 infections (up 8), 31 hospitalizations (up 1) and 7 deaths (up 1) in Orange.

• 170 infections (up 2), 11 hospitalizations and 3 deaths in Madison.

• 75 cases (up 3), 5 hospitalizations and 2 deaths in Rappahannock.

The district has 57 COVID-19 deaths, and 214 infected patients have been hospitalized during the pandemic.

The health department reported 50,383 diagnostic tests in the district so far — up 380. Over the last seven days, 12.3 percent of tests conducted in the five-county district were positive, trending upward.

Cases elsewhere in Virginia:

• 27,021 in Fairfax County — up 192 since Monday.

Prince William County, 16,123 — up 144.

Virginia Beach, 9,449 — up 65.

Loudoun County, 8,954 — up 60.

Chesterfield County, 8,253 — up 84.

Henrico County, 7,361 — up 80.

City of Richmond, 6,055 — up 48.

City of Norfolk, 6,037 — up 72.

City of Chesapeake, 5,636 — up 77.

Arlington County, 5,454 — up 74.

City of Alexandria, 4,726 — up 28.

City of Newport News, 3,600 — up 32.

City of Roanoke, 3,535 — up 82.

Montgomery County, 3,429 — up 12.

City of Harrisonburg, 3,291 — up 35.

City of Portsmouth, 3,027 — up 6.

Stafford County, 2,824 — up 26.

Spotsylvania County, 2,791 — up 21.

City of Suffolk, 2,548 — up 13.

City of Hampton, 2,442 — up 10.

City of Lynchburg, 2,374 — up 41.

City of Manassas, 2,162 — up 11.

Hanover County, 2,050 — up 18.

Rockingham County, 2,005 — up 37.

City of Charlottesville, 1,752 — up 10.

Albemarle County, 1,731 — up 8.

Henry County, 1,621 — up 16.

Frederick County, 1,558 — up 59.

James City County (including Williamsburg), 1,335 — up 14.

Accomack County, 1,266 — up 8.

Shenandoah County, 1,199 — up 20.

Nationwide as of Tuesday morning:

11,207,088 cases — up 165,109 from Monday morning.

• 247,229 deaths — up 993.

• 4,244,811 have recovered — up 59,348.

• 164.36 million tests conducted — up 1.62 million
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Melissa Beaty · November 20, 2020 at 11:31 am
very sad to know that this year is going to panic due to covid -19 . every day many cases reported , i look here and shocked that 1,297 , 27 cases reported . still entire world facing loads of cases every day , me and my family praying for this pandemic situation because there is much loss of time , money even loss of world , people dying daily ,Std screening . we wish to all of you for best days soon coming.thanks for the nice sharing.
badelectronics · November 17, 2020 at 5:53 pm
DougF-artsniffer, all dead people are immune form Covid, so I guess you are correct aboout long lasting immunity.
badelectronics · November 17, 2020 at 5:52 pm
May as in might. DougF-artface, in my book, you are no better than the people that said oxycodone and hydrocodone were not that addictive.
Tony Bentley · November 17, 2020 at 1:48 pm
DougF - That's great news! Now let us talk about the side effects of contacting Covid-19. My wife still hasn't recovered her sense of smell or taste. Some people have debilitating lung damage and heart damage. Is this considered a pre-exiting condition concerning your medical insurance?

You appear very nonchalant about all of this turmoil happening around the world. Why is that?
DougF · November 17, 2020 at 1:41 pm
The New York Times has some good news: "Immunity to the Coronavirus May Last Years, New Data Hint"

"How long might immunity to the coronavirus last? Years, maybe even decades, according to a new study....eight months after infection most people who have recovered still have enough immune cells to fend off the virus and prevent illness."


badelectronics · November 17, 2020 at 1:19 pm
Not quite. You're the heard immunity guy! You're the masks are worthless guy.

It's not what you say, it's what people hear, and I'm just barley smart enough to 'hear' that you are pushing the same bullshit that Trump was pushing about this virus being nothing to worry about and our immune systems are going to take care of it.
DougF · November 17, 2020 at 1:09 pm
badelectronics, evidently you think I said something, sometime, about cases not going up in this area. All I recall saying is that cases were not rising in three health districts. Although this was one of them, a review of the CDH stats will show that what I said at the time was true.

Since then, cases by date of symptom onset for the health district have elevated only slightly.
badelectronics · November 17, 2020 at 11:48 am
@DougF-artsniffer. 2 data points do not a trend make, right??? I wonder what tomorrow will be? I'm sure this is just an anomaly.
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