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October 12, 2021

Fauquier COVID-19 cases up 63 since Friday report

Tuesday morning COVID-19 update from the Virginia Department of Health.
of Fauquier citizens have received at least one dose as of Monday morning — a total of 44,359. Statewide, the rate stands at 68.5%.

of county residents have completed vaccination — a total of 40,025. Statewide, the rate stands at 61.1%.

total doses of vaccine administered to Fauquier residents as of Monday.

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.

> Pfizer vaccine booster available to some people
Fauquier has 63 new COVID-19 cases and 1 more hospitalized patient since the last update Friday, the Virginia Department of Health reported Tuesday morning.

The county’s cases total 6,699 — with 272 patients hospitalized — since the pandemic started.

Fauquier County Public Schools reported 33 fewer cases Tuesday morning compared with Monday.

County schools have 36 “active cases,” with 27 among students and 9 among staff members.

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

Fauquier public schools have reported 394 active cases — 282 among students and 112 among staff members — since the fall semester started Aug. 11.

The schools had 202 students and 5 staff members in quarantine as of Thursday, Oct. 7 — down a total of 12 from the last report a week earlier.

The health department Tuesday morning reported 144 more deaths and 7,460 new cases statewide since Friday, when it provided the last update. Virginia deaths total 13,219 since the pandemic started and cases stand at 895,619.

Fauquier deaths attributed to COVID-19 remain at 82.

Virginia hospitals reported 1,585 infected patients in their beds Tuesday morning, down 86 since Friday.

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 6,228 cases, up 32 from Friday.

Orange County, 3,521 cases, up 40.

Madison County, 950 cases, up 10.

Rappahannock County, 546 cases, up 8.

As of Tuesday morning, the rate of positive PCR tests over the last week stood at 7.8 percent statewide and 10.3 percent in the health district.
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