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September 9, 2020

Fauquier’s 19th and 20th COVID-19 deaths reported

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The Brookside Rehab and Nursing Center at Hastings Lane and Oak Springs Drive in Warrenton has accounted for 76 cases and 11 deaths since it reported an outbreak Aug. 14.
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The Virginia Department of Health on Wednesday morning reported Fauquier’s 19th and 20th deaths attributed to COVID-19.

The latest local fatalities resulted from an outbreak at the Brookside Rehab and Nursing Center in Warrenton, according to Dr. Wade Kartchner, medical director of the five-county Rappahannock-Rapidan Health District.

The latest deaths “occurred over the last couple of weeks,” Dr. Kartchner wrote in an email Wednesday morning.

Since reporting the outbreak Aug. 14, 130-bed nursing home’s COVID-19 cases have totaled 76, with 11 deaths, according to the VDH website.

Bookside’s website Wednesday morning listed 17 active cases.

The state health department Wednesday morning also reported:

827 total cases in Fauquier County since the pandemic began — up 13 from Tuesday.

129,289 Virginia cases — up 882 since Tuesday. The total includes 123,488 confirmed and 5,801 “probable” infections.

2,697 deaths statewide — up 11 from Tuesday. Of the total fatalities, the health department classifies COVID-19 as the confirmed cause in 2,564 and “probable” in 133.

1,694,203 diagnostic tests statewide — up 10,155 since Tuesday. Over the past seven days, 7.6 percent of those tests were positive.

Statewide hospitalizations for COVID-19 over the course of the pandemic totaled 10,088 as of Wednesday, up 76 since Tuesday.

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, 15,967 “confirmed COVID-19 patients have been hospitalized and discharged,” according to the Virginia Hospital and Healthcare Association.

State hospitals housed 1,027 infected patients Wednesday — down 24 from Tuesday, according to the association.

That puts total Virginia hospitalizations during the pandemic at 16,994.

Virginia hospitalizations for COVID-19 peaked at 1,625 patients on May 8.

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.

Forty-four infected Fauquier patients have been hospitalized and 20 have died since the pandemic started.

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

• 1,140 cases (down 11), 88 hospitalizations and 14 deaths in Culpeper.

• 274 infections (up 4), 19 hospitalizations and 4 deaths in Orange.

• 96 infections (up 1), 6 hospitalizations and 2 deaths in Madison.

• 58 cases (unchanged), 5 hospitalizations and 2 deaths in Rappahannock.

The district has 42 COVID-19 deaths, and 162 infected patients have been hospitalized during the pandemic.

The health department reported 30,214 diagnostic tests in the district so far, up 213 from Tuesday. Over the last seven days, 5.6 percent of tests conducted in the five-county district were positive.

Cases elsewhere in Virginia:

• 19,177 in Fairfax County — up 42 since Tuesday.

Prince William County, 11,364 — up 60.

Virginia Beach, 6,3057 — up 78.

Loudoun County, 6,273 — up 10.

Chesterfield County, 5,347 — up 40.

Henrico County, 4,872 — up 28.

City of Norfolk, 4,545 — up 8.

City of Richmond, 4,198 — up 22.

City of Chesapeake, 3,982 — up 20.

Arlington County, 3,679 — up 23.

City of Alexandria, 3,546 — up 19.

City of Newport News, 3,505 — up 6.

City of Portsmouth, 2,324 — up 15.

City of Harrisonburg, 1,989 — up 53.

Spotsylvania County, 1,926 — up 21.

City of Manassas, 1,842 — up 6.

Stafford County, 1,799 — up 15.

City of Suffolk, 1,758 — up 10.

City of Hampton, 1,661 — up 10.

City of Roanoke, 1,312 — up 6.

Rockingham County, 1,183 — up 12.

Accomack County, 1,155 — up 1.

Albemarle County, 1,101 — up 8.

City of Lynchburg, 1,116 — up 24.

Nationwide as of Wednesday:

6,329,861 cases — up 25,459.

• 189,718 deaths — up 482.

• 2,359,111 have recovered — up 25,560.

• 83.96 million tests conducted — up about 540,000.

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badelectronics · September 11, 2020 at 8:08 am
Mikeeeee: Anyone that quotes Carl Sagan gets my vote.
Mikeeeee · September 10, 2020 at 9:48 pm
Cool article Bad. Hooray I had the correct interpretation. Shame on NYT for writing it that way though.

Doug I like the amount of reading you’re doing and some of the papers are fun reads, but I think you’re guilty of cherry picking. Not to sound to critical, but you are also making a lot of really sweeping claims. No individual article or paper will upturn something like PCR in the ways you claim. Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence. If that’s your goal you would need hundreds of studies compiled into a meta analysis and then published in a major journal.
badelectronics · September 10, 2020 at 8:38 pm
DougF · September 10, 2020 at 7:55 pm
Devolving to ad hominem arguments reveals a lack of facts and logic.

But keep on with the slogans, by all means. Perhaps you could write them on the blackboard a thousand times.
badelectronics · September 10, 2020 at 6:31 pm
DougF: What does knowing a slogan have to do with knowing or not knowing enough science?

What baseless assertion? The slogan is based on Trumps taped conversation. Trump used the following slogans: "Lock her up" and "Build the wall" HE did neither. How's that for scientific?

Wow, I can't believe how smart you are.
DougF · September 10, 2020 at 5:33 pm
BAdelecronics, your response us useful. It tells me you know the slogan, but you don't know enough science. The slogan and baseless assertions are meaningless.

That's a fact.

Silii, more assertions. Yawn.

Wake me up when the conversation rises above the juvenile level.

Silii · September 10, 2020 at 5:20 pm
So sad. Trump, so incompetent and a pre-pubescent incompetent fool, lied. People continue to die, alone. This virus is everywhere and denial of that won't help. Crashed economy, thousands out of work, thousands being evicted, thousands hunger challenged, schools in disarray - this is what Trump has done for us. You supporters should be quite proud!
badelectronics · September 10, 2020 at 4:51 pm
DougF: Trump did lie, and people are dying because of that. It is not an argument it's is a fact.
DougF · September 10, 2020 at 4:31 pm
badelectonics, slogans are the refuge of those who have no cogent argument. They only demean the speaker.

Although I realize that the official death toll is approaching 200,000 I'm curious about what future research will say about deaths. Already we know that no active virus exists what rPCR has to go above 30 cycles, yet in samples from three states 90% of cases were above 30 cycles. We also know that although the rPCR test can find virus fragments and show a positive result twelve weeks after an infection clears, states report a CoViD-19 death when a positive test occurred in 30 days before death (some states extend that to 60 days). Thus, there is only a tenuous link between the test results as CoViD-19 being a cause or contributor to death.

I'd love to see your calculations for what should have been done, given the historical context, and the resulting death toll. Provide footnotes for all of the actions with scientific facts. For example, if you want to use masks as something that should have been done, provide the RCTs that demonstrate the effect of masks on a virus. Hint: the only RCT, done in a health care setting, shows they are not effective against viruses.

badelectronics · September 10, 2020 at 1:20 pm
Donald Trump lied and people died.
Savefauquiercounty2019 · September 10, 2020 at 10:17 am
It appears the radical left continues to lie. Fauci stated early on NO masks. His rationale or reasoning was severely lacking in this matter. Every health care professional should know aseptic technique and never should be part of a widespread illness such as the nursing home in Warrenton.
badelectronics · September 9, 2020 at 8:05 pm
Jim: Please ignore this as well:

Read the emails for yourself if you decide not to ignore. In context.
badelectronics · September 9, 2020 at 7:51 pm
Jim, imagine for a second if President Trump who knew in February of the dangers of Covid-19, asked everyone to put on a darn mask even in April. We are fast approacing 200,000 American deaths, and you are harping on the media who did not understand like the President did, the dangers of this disease.

Jim, The President of The United States lied about the dangers. In February. He knew Jim, and did nothing except to say it was going to go away.

The President of the United States has something you might know called the 'bully pulpit' from which he might have tried to save some lives.

The President of The United States depends on a certain type of person to praise him. Bow down to him. Kowtow. Something I won't do. I'm not a cuckold.
Forney · September 9, 2020 at 7:34 pm
That number would be people died with COVID 19
What is the true number of died because of ??
jim goodwin · September 9, 2020 at 7:22 pm
Trump didn't know anything more than anyone else did. Everyone was downplaying it.

Dr. Fauci was one of his chief advisors on this pandemic and even HE was downplaying it in the beginning. Who was Trump supposed to believe? Fauci? The Chinese? The WHO?

God forbid we have a leader that tries to foster hope and optimism.
badelectronics · September 9, 2020 at 5:55 pm
@Jim, did you even listen to that segment? They were saying you can do something about the seasonal flu like getting a flu shot whereas no shot was available for COVID. The President had better information than the news organizations at that time. Think about it. The news organizations did not know. President Trump did, or so it seems.
badelectronics · September 9, 2020 at 5:17 pm
Hey Jim, good to hear from you. The news organization isn't saying it, President Trump is.
jim goodwin · September 9, 2020 at 4:44 pm
Wow, badelectronics! So surprising that the very news organization that played down the coronavirus early on, and called Trump a racist for shutting down travel from China, is now, conveniently, saying HE played it down. How unusual to see duplicity and projection like this from CNN.

Anderson Cooper telling us in March we should be more concerned about the flu:

Jgd1 · September 9, 2020 at 4:14 pm
How in the world could 76 people become infected at Brookside? Who is responsible? Heads should roll!
badelectronics · September 9, 2020 at 12:26 pm
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