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April 27, 2021

Fauquier COVID-19 cases total 4,595, up 12 Tuesday

Virginia has averaged 73,063 doses of COVID-19 vaccine administered per day over the last week.
Getting The Vaccine
Everyone 16 and older qualifies for vaccination.

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

• 5,968,441 doses of vaccine administered statewide, including 49,804 to Fauquier residents — up 185 in a day.

The state has averaged 73,063 doses administered per day over the last week. So far, 43.2 percent of Virginians — and 43.8 percent of Fauquier residents — have received at least one dose.

• 2,477,096 Virginians fully vaccinated, including 20,386 in Fauquier — up 91 in a day.

So far, 28.6 percent of Fauquier residents have completed their vaccinations, compared with 29 percent statewide.

4,595 total cases in Fauquier since the pandemic began — up 12 from Monday morning’s report.

Fauquier public schools have 6 active cases among students and non among staff members as of Tuesday morning. The school system had 221 students and 8 staff members in quarantine as of Friday, April 23.

656,034 Virginia cases — up 1,105 since Monday.

The total includes 510,072 confirmed and 145,962 “probable” infections.

10,724 deaths statewide — up 18 from Monday.

Of the total fatalities, the health department classifies COVID-19 as the confirmed cause in 9,010 and “probable” in 1,714.

6,977,981 PCR diagnostic tests statewide — up 15,668 since Monday. Over the past seven days, 5.2 percent of those tests were positive, trending downward.

Statewide hospitalizations for COVID-19 over the course of the pandemic totaled 28,194 as of Tuesday, up 76 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, 54,398 “confirmed COVID-19 patients have been hospitalized and discharged,” according to the Virginia Hospital and Healthcare Association.

State hospitals housed 1,009 infected patients Tuesday — up 35 from Monday.

That put total Virginia hospitalizations during the pandemic at 55,407.

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 ninety-three infected Fauquier patients have been hospitalized (up 1) and 63 have died since the pandemic started.

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

• 4,514 cases (up 7), 186 hospitalizations (up 1) and 61 deaths (up 1) in Culpeper.

• 2,133 infections (up 9), 86 hospitalizations and 39 deaths in Orange.

• 600 infections (down 1), 21 hospitalizations and 16 deaths in Madison.

• 338 cases (unchanged), 18 hospitalizations and 2 deaths in Rappahannock.

The district has 181 COVID-19 deaths, and 504 infected patients have been hospitalized during the pandemic.

The health department reported 116,187 PCR tests in the district so far — up 177. Over the last seven days, 5.4 percent of tests conducted in the five-county district were positive, up slightly.

Cases elsewhere in Virginia:

• 75,478 in Fairfax County — up 63 since Monday.

Prince William County, 44,414 — up 66.

Virginia Beach, 35,197 — up 81.

Loudoun County, 27,159 — up 55.

Chesterfield County, 27,027 — up 52.

Henrico County, 24,833 — up 49.

City of Chesapeake, 20,561 — up 61.

City of Norfolk, 17,253 — up 38.

City of Richmond, 16,692 — up 27.

Arlington County, 15,020 — up 13.

City of Newport News, 13,653 — up 23.

City of Alexandria, 11,595 — up 21.

Stafford County, 10,979 — up 12. .

City of Hampton, 10,191 — up 18.

Spotsylvania County, 9,596 — up 24.

City of Roanoke, 8,321 — up 1.

Nationwide as of Tuesday morning:

— up 48,228 from Monday morning.

• 572,702 deaths — up 502.

• 428.58 million tests conducted — up about 1.37 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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