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January 3, 2022

Fauquier COVID-19 cases up 294 since Friday

Two-thirds of Fauquier residents have received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine — getting close to the statewide rate of vaccination.
Vaccinations
73.8%
of Fauquier citizens have received at least one dose as of Monday morning — a total of 52,589. Statewide, the rate stands at 77.5.%.


66.1%
of county residents have completed vaccination — a total of 47,046. Statewide, the rate stands at 67.7%.


112,926
total doses of vaccine administered to Fauquier residents as of Monday morning — up 60 from Sunday morning.


Getting the vaccine

Everyone 5 and older in Virginia qualifies for COVID-19 vaccination. All residents 16 older — 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 294 new COVID-19 cases since Friday morning and 6 more hospitalized patients, the Virginia Department of Health reported Monday morning.

As the unprecedented surge continues, the health department Monday morning reported 42,185 new cases since Friday morning and 28 more deaths statewide. Virginia deaths total 15,615 since the pandemic started and cases stand at 1,160,703 — up 7,967 since Sunday morning.

Fauquier’s cases total 9,431 since the pandemic started, with 364 hospitalized patients and 95 deaths.

The health department had last updated its COVID-19 statistics on Friday morning, Dec. 31.

Virginia hospitals reported 2,611 infected patients in their beds Monday morning — up 206 from Sunday morning.

Up 429 since Friday, Virginia hospitalizations total 81,404 since the pandemic started.

Closed for snow after the winter break, Fauquier County Public Schools have reported 607 active cases — 440 among students and 167 among staff members — since the fall semester started Aug. 11.

The schools reported no active cases Monday morning.

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 8,433 cases, up 294 from Friday morning, and its 96th death.

Orange County, 4,863 cases, up 165.

Madison County, 1,414 cases, up 59.

Rappahannock County, 744 cases, up 15.

As of Monday morning, the rate of positive PCR tests over the last week stands at 27.9 percent statewide and 30 percent in the health district — both rising.
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