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March 8, 2021

Fauquier has 59 COVID-19 deaths, up 3 Monday

Monday morning COVID-19 update from the Virginia Department Health.
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: 877-829-4682.

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 has 3 more deaths attributed to COVID-19, bringing the county total to 59 since the pandemic started.

But the number of new cases here and across Virginia continues to decline. The state reported 892 new infections Monday morning, the lowest level since October.

The pace of vaccinations remains strong, with Virginia averaging more than 52,000 doses administered per day.

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

4,025 total cases in Fauquier since the pandemic began — up 5 from Sunday morning’s report.

Fauquier public schools have 4 active cases among staff members and 7 among students as of Monday morning. The school system had 48 students and 11 staff members in quarantine as of Friday, March 5.

586,592 Virginia cases — up 892 since Sunday.

The total includes 461,808 confirmed and 124,784 “probable” infections.

9,683 deaths statewide — up 87 from Sunday.

Of the total fatalities, the health department classifies COVID-19 as the confirmed cause in 8,117 and “probable” in 1,566.

6,050,079 PCR diagnostic tests statewide — up 11,730 since Sunday. Over the past seven days, 6 percent of those tests were positive, trending downward.

Statewide hospitalizations for COVID-19 over the course of the pandemic totaled 24,705 as of Monday, up 44 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, 48,467 “confirmed COVID-19 patients have been hospitalized and discharged,” according to the Virginia Hospital and Healthcare Association.

State hospitals housed 1,142 infected patients Monday — down 22 from Sunday.

That put total Virginia hospitalizations during the pandemic at 49,609.

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

• 2,306,251 doses of vaccine administered statewide, including 19,508 to Fauquier residents — up 810 in the county as of Monday morning.

The state has averaged 52,575 doses administered per day over the last week. So far, 17.5 percent of Virginians have received at least one dose.

• 823,887 Virginians fully vaccinated, including 6,602 in Fauquier — raising the county total by 572 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 sixty-five infected Fauquier patients have been hospitalized and 59 have died (up 3) since the pandemic started.

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

• 4,127 cases (up 6), 169 hospitalizations and 55 deaths in Culpeper.

• 1,878 infections (up 7), 76 hospitalizations and 34 deaths (up 1) in Orange.

• 536 infections (unchanged), 21 hospitalizations and 14 deaths in Madison.

• 308 cases (up 2), 16 hospitalizations and 2 deaths in Rappahannock.

The district has 164 COVID-19 deaths, and 447 infected patients have been hospitalized during the pandemic.

The health department reported 101,633 PCR tests in the district so far — up 290. Over the last seven days, 5 percent of tests conducted in the five-county district were positive.

Cases elsewhere in Virginia:

• 67,820 in Fairfax County — up 127 since Sunday.

Prince William County, 39,983 — up 47.

Virginia Beach, 31,182 — up 51.

Chesterfield County, 23,997 — up 37.

Loudoun County, 23,553 — up 61.

Henrico County, 21,785 — up 33.

City of Chesapeake, 18,552 — up 33.

City of Norfolk, 15,178 — up 23.

City of Richmond, 15,041 — up 21.

Arlington County, 13,456 — up 23.

City of Newport News, 11,753 — up 18.

City of Alexandria, 10,456 — up 1.

Stafford County, 9,687 — up 16. .

City of Hampton, 8,837 — up 12.

Spotsylvania County, 8,445 — up 6.

City of Roanoke, 7,646 — up 10.

Nationwide as of Monday morning:

28,999,705 cases.

• 525,035 deaths.

• 359.72 million tests conducted.

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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