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April 30, 2021

Fauquier COVID-19 cases total 4,619, up 11 Friday

So far, 31,745 county residents — or 44.6% of the total — have received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine.
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.
Friday morning COVID-19 update from the Virginia Department of Health:

• 6,190,897 doses of vaccine administered statewide, including 51,147 to Fauquier residents — up 812 in a day.

The state has averaged 73,254 doses administered per day over the last week. So far, 44.3 percent of Virginians — and 44.6 percent of Fauquier residents — have received at least one dose.

• 2,610,676 Virginians fully vaccinated, including 21,191 in Fauquier — up here 550 in a day.

So far, 29.8 percent of Fauquier residents have completed their vaccinations, compared with 30.6 percent statewide.

4,619 total cases in Fauquier since the pandemic began — up 11 from Thursday morning’s report.

Fauquier public schools have 3 active cases among students and 2 among staff members as of Friday morning. The school system had 221 students and 8 staff members in quarantine as of Friday, April 23.

659,590 Virginia cases — up 1,249 since Thursday.

The total includes 512,507 confirmed and 147,083 “probable” infections.

10,770 deaths statewide — up 19 from Thursday.

Of the total fatalities, the health department classifies COVID-19 as the confirmed cause in 9,056 and “probable” in 1,714.

7,033,958 PCR diagnostic tests statewide — up 19,664 since Thursday. Over the past seven days, 4.7 percent of those tests were positive, trending downward.

Statewide hospitalizations for COVID-19 over the course of the pandemic totaled 28,443 as of Friday, up 92 since Thursday.

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, 54,636 “confirmed COVID-19 patients have been hospitalized and discharged,” according to the Virginia Hospital and Healthcare Association.

State hospitals housed 950 infected patients Friday — down 10 from Thursday.

That puts total Virginia hospitalizations during the pandemic at 55,586.

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-five infected Fauquier patients have been hospitalized and 63 have died since the pandemic started.

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

• 4,541 cases (up 11), 188 hospitalizations (up 1) and 61 deaths in Culpeper.

• 2,151 infections (up 6), 86 hospitalizations and 39 deaths in Orange.

• 606 infections (up 2), 21 hospitalizations and 16 deaths in Madison.

• 342 cases (up 3), 18 hospitalizations and 2 deaths in Rappahannock.

The district has 181 COVID-19 deaths, and 508 infected patients have been hospitalized during the pandemic.

The health department reported 117,076 PCR tests in the district so far — up 406. Over the last seven days, 6.4 percent of tests conducted in the five-county district were positive, up slightly.

Cases elsewhere in Virginia:

• 75,783 in Fairfax County — up 103 since Thursday.

Prince William County, 44,573 — up 32.

Virginia Beach, 35,360 — up 14.

Loudoun County, 27,309 — up 50.

Chesterfield County, 27,202 — up 64.

Henrico County, 24,950 — up 36.

City of Chesapeake, 20,634 — up 25.

City of Norfolk, 17,348 — up 31.

City of Richmond, 16,777 — up 31.

Arlington County, 15,089 — up 34.

City of Newport News, 13,740 — up 35.

City of Alexandria, 11,645 — up 21.

Stafford County, 11,067 — up 36. .

City of Hampton, 10,248 — up 14.

Spotsylvania County, 9,693 — up 18.

City of Roanoke, 8,347 — up 8.

Nationwide as of Friday morning:

— up 59,366 from Thursday morning.

• 575,199 deaths — up 869.

• 430.72 million tests conducted.

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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