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April 7, 2021

Fauquier COVID-19 cases total 4,374, up 24 today

Wednesday morning COVID-19 update from the Virginia Department of Health.
Getting The Vaccine
Everyone 16 and older in Fauquier and the rest of the Rappahannock Rapidan Health District qualifies for vaccination, starting Monday, April 5..

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

• 4,344,970 doses of vaccine administered statewide, including 36,336 to Fauquier residents — up here 560 from Tuesday.

The state has averaged 78,785 doses administered per day over the last week. So far, 33.6 percent of Virginians — and 33.4 percent of Fauquier residents — have received at least one dose.

• 1,604,477 Virginians fully vaccinated, including 13,862 in Fauquier — raising the county total by 363 in a day.

So far, 19.4 percent of Fauquier residents have completed their vaccinations, compared with 18.8 percent statewide.

Everyone 16 and older in the five-county health district can register for vaccination as of Monday, April 5 — ahead of the statewide schedule, officials announced Friday.

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

4,374 total cases in Fauquier since the pandemic began — up 24 from Tuesday morning’s report.

Fauquier public schools have 1 active case among staff members and 1 among students as of Monday morning. The school system had 44 students and 4 staff members in quarantine as of Friday, March 26.

629,155 Virginia cases — up 1,550 since Tuesday.

The total includes 490,958 confirmed and 138,197 “probable” infections.

10,415 deaths statewide — up 14 from Tuesday.

Of the total fatalities, the health department classifies COVID-19 as the confirmed cause in 8,719 and “probable” in 1,696.

6,608,387 PCR diagnostic tests statewide — up 18,103 since Tuesday. Over the past seven days, 6.2 percent of those tests were positive, down slightly.

Statewide hospitalizations for COVID-19 over the course of the pandemic totaled 26,911 as of Wednesday, up 86 since Tuesday.

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, 52,111 “confirmed COVID-19 patients have been hospitalized and discharged,” according to the Virginia Hospital and Healthcare Association.

State hospitals housed 1,059 infected patients Wednesday — down 29 from Tuesday.

That put total Virginia hospitalizations during the pandemic at 53,170.

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 eighty-one infected Fauquier patients have been hospitalized (up 1) and 62 have died since the pandemic started.

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

• 4,359 cases (up 13), 180 hospitalizations (up 1) and 56 deaths in Culpeper.

• 2,028 infections (up 5), 83 hospitalizations and 37 deaths (up 1) in Orange.

• 569 infections (up 3), 21 hospitalizations and 15 deaths in Madison.

• 326 cases (up 1), 18 hospitalizations (up 1) and 2 deaths in Rappahannock.

The district has 172 COVID-19 deaths, and 483 infected patients have been hospitalized during the pandemic.

The health department reported 109,588 PCR tests in the district so far — up 228. Over the last seven days, 8.4 percent of tests conducted in the five-county district were positive.

Cases elsewhere in Virginia:

• 72,551 in Fairfax County — up 350 since Tuesday.

Prince William County, 42,655 — up 103.

Virginia Beach, 33,705 — up 90.

Chesterfield County, 25,849 — up 54.

Loudoun County, 25,794 — up 101.

Henrico County, 23,649 — up 57.

City of Chesapeake, 19,775 — up 30.

City of Norfolk, 16,470 — up 64.

City of Richmond, 16,026 — up 35.

Arlington County, 14,490 — up 26.

City of Newport News, 12,984 — up 40.

City of Alexandria, 11,136 — up 36.

Stafford County, 10,359 — up 27. .

City of Hampton, 9,732 — up 24.

Spotsylvania County, 9,017 — up 24.

City of Roanoke, 8,089 — up 20.

Nationwide as of Wednesday morning:

— up 57,202 from Tuesday morning.

• 556,561 deaths — up 826.

• 400.86 million tests conducted — up about 1.16 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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