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February 22, 2021

Fauquier COVID-19 death toll up 2 Monday morning

The rate of new COVID-19 cases continues to fall across Virginia, but the number of new deaths keeps rising.
Getting The Vaccine
Under “Phase 1b,” all Virginians 65 and older may register — along with those 16 to 64 with certain medical conditions.

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: 877-275-8343.

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.
Fauquier on Monday morning has 2 more deaths attributed to COVID-19, bringing the county total to 45 fatalities since the pandemic started.

It marks the third consecutive day of multiple fatalities added to Fauquier’s total during the pandemic. The state health department reported 2 more deaths here Sunday and 4 more Saturday.

Details about those deaths were unavailable Monday morning. But, it often takes weeks or months to determine and report the cause of death in a case.

They “appear to be deaths from the fall that are a result of the state's changing definitions of COVID-19 related deaths,” Dr. Wade Kartchner, the Rappahannock Rapidan Health District medical director, wrote in an email Saturday afternoon. “Our epidemiologist will get me details on Monday.”

Monday morning COVID-19 update from the Virginia Department of Health:

3,879 total cases in Fauquier since the pandemic began — up 19 from Sunday morning’s report.

Poet’s Walk, a memory care center in Warrenton, has 42 active cases, according to the health department. VDH on Jan. 29 received notice of an outbreak of cases at the 68-bed center.

Fauquier public schools have 8 active cases among staff members and 3 among students as of Monday morning. The school system had 11 employees and 127 students in quarantine as of Friday, Feb. 19.

565,270 Virginia cases — up 1,155 since Sunday.

The total includes 446,642 confirmed and 118,628 “probable” infections.

7,486 deaths statewide — up a record 155 from Sunday.

Of the total fatalities, the health department classifies COVID-19 as the confirmed cause in 6,445 and “probable” in 1,041.

5,762,389 PCR diagnostic tests statewide — up 12,655 since Sunday. Over the past seven days, 8.3 percent of those tests were positive.

Statewide hospitalizations for COVID-19 over the course of the pandemic totaled 23,530 as of Monday, up 49 since Sunday.

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, 45,892 “confirmed COVID-19 patients have been hospitalized and discharged,” according to the Virginia Hospital and Healthcare Association.

State hospitals housed 1,540 infected patients Monday — down 8, according to the association.

That puts total Virginia hospitalizations during the pandemic at 47,432.

Hospitalizations peaked at 3,549 patients Wednesday, Jan. 13, according to the association.

• 1,602,502 doses of vaccine administered statewide, including 12,692 to Fauquier residents — up 177 as of Monday morning.

The state has averaged 30,887 doses administered per day over the last week.

• 481,287 Virginians fully vaccinated, including 3,431 in Fauquier — raising the county total by 104 in a day.

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 fifty-three infected Fauquier patients have been hospitalized (up 1) and 45 have died (up 2) since the pandemic started.

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

• 4,021 cases (up 9), 162 hospitalizations and 46 deaths (up 2) in Culpeper.

• 1,789 infections (up 1), 72 hospitalizations (up 1) and 21 deaths in Orange.

• 527 infections (unchanged), 21 hospitalizations and 8 deaths in Madison.

• 290 cases (up 1), 15 hospitalizations and 2 deaths (down 1) in Rappahannock.

The district has 122 COVID-19 deaths, and 423 infected patients have been hospitalized during the pandemic.

The health department reported 97,654 PCR tests in the district so far — up 176. Over the last seven days, 6.5 percent of tests conducted in the five-county district were positive, down slightly.


Cases elsewhere in Virginia:

• 65,317 in Fairfax County — up 113 since Sunday.

Prince William County, 38,744 — up 66.

Virginia Beach, 29,876 — up 90.

Chesterfield County, 23,077 — up 68.

Loudoun County, 22,704 — up 50.

Henrico County, 20,950 — up 55.

City of Chesapeake, 17,819 — up 38.

City of Norfolk, 14,562 — up 32.

City of Richmond, 14,499 — up 64.

Arlington County, 12,894 — up 24.

City of Newport News, 11,160 — up 15.

City of Alexandria, 10,186 — up 15.

Stafford County, 9,341 — up 8.

City of Hampton, 8,427 — up 7.

Spotsylvania County, 8,140 — up 19.

City of Roanoke, 7,396 — up 15.


Nationwide as of Monday morning:

28,134,954 cases — up 56,132 from Sunday morning.

• 498,901 deaths — up 1,231.

• 340.62 million tests conducted – up 1.2 million.


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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Savefauquiercounty2019 · February 23, 2021 at 7:52 am
As our economy continues to collapse, our businesses fail, china is buying American Companies. Investing.Com . Chinese Investors bought Iconic American Companies, Investing.Com Dated Jan 28, 2021. At our weakness moments, are we being sold out in every direction? Gerber diapers are paper thin now folks. They fray after several washings. When you read about Gerber their CEO is connecting with China. Cheap products are being purchased and making China rich. In the meantime, no press about China dropping the COVID onto the world.
TheHustings · February 22, 2021 at 5:18 pm
I dare say I have seen many more of us Warrentonians wearing masks the past few weeks. Of course we don't go many places. The grocery is mainly what I'm talking about. Keep it up friends!
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