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November 19, 2021

Fauquier COVID-19 cases total 7,318, up 16 Friday

Friday morning COVID-19 update from the Virginia Department of Health.
of Fauquier citizens have received at least one dose as of Thursday morning — a total of 46,427. Statewide, the rate stands at 72.9%.

of county residents have completed vaccination — a total of 41,627. Statewide, the rate stands at 64.2%.

total doses of vaccine administered to Fauquier residents as of Thursday morning, up 348 from Wednesday.

Getting the vaccine

Everyone 5 and older in Virginia qualifies for COVID-19 vaccination. All residents 65 and older — along with those 18 and older with underlying medical conditions or high risks — who have received two doses of the Moderna or Pfizer or one dose of Johnson & Johnson vaccine are eligible for a booster.

Medical offices and pharmacies offer the vaccines free of charge. The health department also has clinics, with appointments available.

Click here for more information or call 877-829-4682.
Fauquier has 16 new COVID-19 cases, the Virginia Department of Health reported Friday morning.

The county’s cases total 7,318 since the pandemic started, with 299 hospitalized patients and 88 deaths.

Fauquier County Public Schools have 2 new cases Friday morning.

The number of “active cases” in schools stands at 42, with 35 among students and 7 among staff members.

The school system defines active cases as those reported in the last 10 days.

Fauquier public schools have reported 490 active cases — 357 among students and 133 among staff members — since the fall semester started Aug. 11.

The schools had 155 students and 1 staff member in quarantine as of Thursday, Nov. 18. A week earlier, the school system had 126 students and no staff members in quarantine.

The health department Friday morning reported 1,762 new cases and 23 more deaths statewide. Virginia deaths total 14,492 since the pandemic started and cases stand at 953,460.

Virginia hospitals reported 847 infected patients in their beds Friday morning — the same number as Thursday morning.

Virginia hospitalizations total 73,837 since the pandemic started.

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

Elsewhere in the Rappahannock Rapidan Health District:

Culpeper County has 6,789 cases, up 16 from Thursday morning.

Orange County, 3,920 cases, up 17.

Madison County, 1,066 cases, up 5.

Rappahannock County, 616 cases, up 1.

As of Friday morning, the rate of positive PCR tests over the last week stands at 5.8 percent statewide and 9.8 percent in the health district.

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