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November 19, 2020

Fauquier COVID-19 cases total 1,309, up 14 Thursday

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COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations and deaths continue to rise rapidly across the state.

The number of patients in hospital beds rose by 100 as of Thursday morning, approaching the pandemic record of 1,625 in early May, according to the Virginia Hospital and Healthcare Association.

Gov. Ralph Northam on Wednesday urged Virginians to limit Thanksgiving gatherings next week.

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

1,309 total cases in Fauquier since the pandemic began — up 14 from Wednesday morning’s report.

210,787 Virginia cases — up 1,954 since Wednesday. The total includes 190,156 confirmed and 20,631 “probable” infections.

3,896 deaths statewide — up 36 from Wednesday. Of the total fatalities, the health department classifies COVID-19 as the confirmed cause in 3,594 and “probable” in 302.

3,007,461 PCR diagnostic tests statewide — up 24,031 since Tuesday. Over the past seven days, 7.1 percent of those tests were positive.

Statewide hospitalizations for COVID-19 over the course of the pandemic totaled 13,815 as of Thursday, up 108 since Wednesday.

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, 22,858 “confirmed COVID-19 patients have been hospitalized and discharged,” according to the Virginia Hospital and Healthcare Association.

State hospitals housed 1,569 infected patients Thursday, up 100 from Wednesday, according to the association.

That puts total Virginia hospitalizations during the pandemic at 24,427.

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-six infected Fauquier patients have been hospitalized (up 3 Thursday) and 27 have died since the pandemic started.

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

• 1,854 cases (up 16), 105 hospitalizations and 19 deaths in Culpeper.

• 502 infections (up 7), 31 hospitalizations and 7 deaths in Orange.

• 171 infections (up 1), 12 hospitalizations (up 1) and 4 deaths in Madison.

• 75 cases (up 1), 5 hospitalizations and 2 deaths in Rappahannock.

The district has 59 COVID-19 deaths, and 214 infected patients have been hospitalized during the pandemic.

The health department reported 50,770 PCR tests in the district so far — up 365. Over the last seven days, 9 percent of tests conducted in the five-county district were positive, trending upward.

Cases elsewhere in Virginia:

• 27,475 in Fairfax County — up 205 since Wednesday.

Prince William County, 16,429 — up 146.

Virginia Beach, 9,614 — up 81.

Loudoun County, 9,046 — up 26.

Chesterfield County, 8,363 — up 38.

Henrico County, 7,509 — up 53.

City of Richmond, 6,159 — up 55.

City of Norfolk, 6,116 — up 78.

City of Chesapeake, 5,729 — up 34.

Arlington County, 5,544 — up 32.

City of Alexandria, 4,797 — up 29.

City of Newport News, 3,654 — up 36.

City of Roanoke, 3,672 — up 87.

Montgomery County, 3,547 — up 45.

City of Harrisonburg, 3,296 — unchanged.

City of Portsmouth, 3,039 — up 8.

Stafford County, 2,891 — up 40.

Spotsylvania County, 2,825 — up 18.

City of Suffolk, 2,565 — up 12.

City of Hampton, 2,481 — up 32.

City of Lynchburg, 2,395 — up 8.

Roanoke County, 2,344 — up 52.

City of Manassas, 2,180 — up 9.

Hanover County, 2,090 — up 22.

Rockingham County, 2,025 — up 8.

City of Charlottesville, 1,769 — up 7.

Albemarle County, 1,755 — up 13.

Frederick County, 1,704 — up 58.

Henry County, 1,653 — up 15.

Bedford County, 1,606 — up 10.

Pittsylvania County, 1,554 — up 6.

City of Danville, 1,469 — up 8.

James City County (including Williamsburg), 1,357 — up 16.

Accomack County, 1,279 — up 9.

Prince George County, 1,328 — up 12.

Shenandoah County, 1,251 — up 26.

Wise County, 1,079 — up 13.

City of Radford, 1,063 — up 10.

City of Petersburg, 1,029 — up 6.

Nationwide as of Thursday morning:

11,531,743 cases — up 170,349 from Wednesday morning.

• 250,579 deaths — up 1,872.

• 4,350,789 have recovered — up 57,329.

• 171.9 million tests conducted — up 6.08 million

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Melissa Beaty · November 20, 2020 at 1:14 pm
The Virginia Department of Health is doing a great job in making the people of old age stronger and healthier. The Tanzania vaccinations health care services are provided by many people but yours is very extraordinary and i must share to other people to know and avail the facility. well done and keep up the good work.
badelectronics · November 19, 2020 at 2:21 pm
Becca, what are you talking about??? The President said it would be gone in the spring, but he did not say which year.
Becca · November 19, 2020 at 11:37 am
This is horrific. Soon it will be worse than it ever was in the spring. We must close restaurants, gyms, and bars immediately and compensate workers for lost wages. I would rather my tax dollars went to keeping people safe at home than to scrambling to buy ventilators for people who would never have needed them had this pandemic been taken seriously in the first place.
badelectronics · November 19, 2020 at 11:33 am
Up only 14.
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