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January 6, 2022

COVID-19 hospitalizations, cases rising rapidly here

Fauquier has averaged 106 new COVID-19 cases and 3 more hospitalizations per day so far this year.
of Fauquier citizens have received at least one dose as of Thursday morning — a total of 52,695. Statewide, the rate stands at 77.7.%.

of county residents have completed vaccination — a total of 47,145. Statewide, the rate stands at 67.8%.

total doses of vaccine administered to Fauquier residents as of Thursday morning — up 225 from Wednesday morning.

Getting the vaccine

Everyone 5 and older in Virginia qualifies for COVID-19 vaccination. Most 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 155 new COVID-19 cases and 4 more hospitalized patients, the Virginia Department of Health reported Thursday morning.

As the surge continues, the health department Thursday morning reported 15,840 new cases since Wednesday morning and 11 more deaths statewide. Virginia deaths total 15,642 since the pandemic started and cases stand at 1,202,727.

Fauquier’s cases total 9,776 since the pandemic started, with 376 hospitalized patients and 95 deaths.

So far this year, the county has 639 new cases — an average of 106 per day— and 18 more hospitalizations — averaging 3 a day — but no new deaths attributed to COVID-19.

Virginia hospitals reported 3,094 infected patients in their beds Thursday morning — up 127 from Wednesday morning.

Virginia hospitalizations total 83,543 since the pandemic started.

Closed a fourth consecutive day because of inclement weather 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 county continues to trail the state in the percentage of residents vaccinated. (See box.)

Elsewhere in the Rappahannock Rapidan Health District:

Culpeper County has 8,644 cases, up 155 from Wednesday morning.

Orange County, 4,965 cases, up 31.

Madison County, 1,435 cases, up 10.

Rappahannock County, 755 cases, up 3.

As of Thursday morning, the rate of positive PCR tests over the last week stands at 33.6 percent statewide and 34.4 percent in the health district — both rising.

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