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April 1, 2021

Fauquier COVID-19 cases total 4,285, up 12 Thursday

As of Thursday morning, 11,925 Fauquier residents — or 16.7 percent of the county’s population — had completed COVID-19 vaccinations.
Getting The Vaccine
Under “Phase 1c,” all Virginians 65 and older may register — along with those 16 to 64 with certain medical conditions or who work in specific occupations. Starting April 18, vaccinations will be available to all Virginians 16 and older.

Visit the Virginia Department of Health website

On the website, complete the appropriate survey to sign up for the vaccine.

The health department also has a hotline: 877-829-4682.

Fauquier County has a call center to help at 540-422-0111.

The number of people who want the vaccine far outnumbers the supply. It will require patience.

Fauquier Health vaccination information.
Thursday morning COVID-19 update from the Virginia Department of Health:

• 3,850,838 doses of vaccine administered statewide, including 32,177 to Fauquier residents — up here 490 from Wednesday.

The state has averaged 66,882 doses administered per day over the last week. So far, 30.1 percent of Virginians — and 29.6 percent of Fauquier residents — have received at least one dose.

• 1,375,802 Virginians fully vaccinated, including 11,925 in Fauquier — raising the county total by 286 in a day.

So far, 16.7 percent of Fauquier residents have completed their vaccinations, compared with 16.1 percent statewide.

Gov. Ralph Northam announced Thursday that all Virginians 16 and older will be eligible for vaccinations starting Sunday, April 18.

4,285 total cases in Fauquier since the pandemic began — up 12 from Wednesday morning’s report.

Fauquier public schools have 2 active cases among staff members and 2 among students as of Thursday morning. The school system had 44 students and 4 staff members in quarantine as of Friday, March 26.

620,801 Virginia cases — up 1,825 since Wednesday.

The total includes 485,037 confirmed and 135,764 “probable” infections.

10,268 deaths statewide — up 16 from Wednesday.

Of the total fatalities, the health department classifies COVID-19 as the confirmed cause in 8,614 and “probable” in 1,654.

6,503,356 PCR diagnostic tests statewide — up 21,163 since Wednesday. Over the past seven days, 6.1 percent of those tests were positive, up slightly.

Statewide hospitalizations for COVID-19 over the course of the pandemic totaled 26,536 as of Thursday, up 81 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, 51,541 “confirmed COVID-19 patients have been hospitalized and discharged,” according to the Virginia Hospital and Healthcare Association.

State hospitals housed 1,046 infected patients Thursday — down 2 from Wednesday.

That put total Virginia hospitalizations during the pandemic at 52,587.

Hospitalizations peaked at 3,549 patients Wednesday, Jan. 13, according to the association.

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.

One hundred and seventy-nine infected Fauquier patients have been hospitalized and 62 have died since the pandemic started.

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

• 4,297 cases (up 7), 178 hospitalizations and 56 deaths in Culpeper.

• 2,013 infections (up 8), 83 hospitalizations and 35 deaths in Orange.

• 563 infections (unchanged), 21 hospitalizations and 15 deaths in Madison.

• 321 cases (up 1), 17 hospitalizations and 2 deaths in Rappahannock.

The district has 170 COVID-19 deaths, and 478 infected patients have been hospitalized during the pandemic.

The health department reported 108,145 PCR tests in the district so far. Over the last seven days, 8 percent of tests conducted in the five-county district were positive, trending upward.


Cases elsewhere in Virginia:

• 71,661 in Fairfax County — up 250 since Wednesday.

Prince William County, 42,096 — up 162.

Virginia Beach, 33,253 — up 87.

Chesterfield County, 25,457 — up 78.

Loudoun County, 25,391 — up 140.

Henrico County, 23,244 — up 88.

City of Chesapeake, 19,537 — up 34.

City of Norfolk, 16,208 — up 75.

City of Richmond, 15,812 — up 39.

Arlington County, 14,273 — up 46.

City of Newport News, 12,747 — up 60.

City of Alexandria, 10,965 — up 25.

Stafford County, 10,197 — up 47. .

City of Hampton, 9,565 — up 42.

Spotsylvania County, 8,876 — up 31.

City of Roanoke, 8,004 — up 19.


Nationwide as of Thursday morning:

30,461,312
cases
— up 67,123 from Wednesday morning.

• 552,073 deaths — up 1,075.

• 392.36 million tests conducted — up about 1.25 million.


Curbside Testing

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

• When: 8 a.m. to 4 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

• COVID questions: 540-316-6302 or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
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