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September 10, 2021

Fauquier COVID-19 cases total 5,904, up 36 Friday

The school system reported 23 more cases Friday, but the number of students and staff members in quarantine has dropped significantly since last week.
Vaccinations
60.4%
of Fauquier citizens have received at least one dose as of Thursday — a total of 42,989. Statewide, the rate stands at 65.1%.


54%
of county residents have completed vaccination — a total of 38,454. Statewide, the rate stands at 57.7%.


113
new doses of vaccine administered to Fauquier residents on Thursday.


Getting the vaccine

Everyone 12 and older in Virginia qualifies for COVID-19 vaccination. All who have received two doses of the Moderna or Pfizer vaccine will be eligible for a booster, starting Sept. 20.

Medical offices and pharmacies offer the vaccines free of charge. The health department also has walk-in clinics, with no appointment needed.

Click here for more information or call 877-829-4682.
Fauquier County has 36 new COVID-19 cases, the Virginia Department of Health reported Friday morning.

Since the pandemic started, cases here total 5,904.

Total Fauquier hospitalizations remain at 243, with 73 deaths.

Meanwhile, Fauquier County Public Schools reported 118 “active cases” Friday — up 23 from Thursday. They include 73 among students and 45 among staff members.

County schools define “active cases” as those reported in the last 10 days.

Liberty High has 22 active cases among students and 7 among staff members. Grace Miller and Mary Walter elementary schools also have case totals in double digits.

The school system has reported 259 active cases — 185 among students and 74 among staff members — since the fall semester started Aug. 11.

But, the number of quarantined students dropped to 284 on Thursday, versus 443 a week earlier. The number of quarantined staff members has dropped to 8 compared with 17 a week earlier.

The county continues to trail the state in the percentage of residents vaccinated. (See box.)

Virginia has another 4,479 cases Friday morning, bringing the pandemic total to 801,827.

The health department Friday morning reported 26 more deaths statewide since Thursday, bringing Virginia’s total fatalities to 12,036 since the pandemic started.

Virginia hospitals reported 2,150 infected patients in their beds Friday morning, down 26 from Thursday. Since the pandemic started, the state’s hospitals have housed 66,354 infected patients.

Elsewhere in the Rappahannock Rapidan Health District:

Culpeper County has 5,519 cases, up 36 from Thursday.

Orange County, 2,872 cases, up 16.

Madison County, 774, up 4.

Rappahannock County, 470, up 4th.

As of Friday morning, the rate of positive PCR tests over the last week stood at 10 percent statewide, rising, and 8.8 percent in the health district, down slightly.
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