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May 22, 2020

Fauquier has 6 more reported COVID-19 cases

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Statewide, 14.7 percent of tests conducted in the last seven days detected the virus, according to the Virginia Department of Health.
Curbside Testing
• Where: Piedmont Urgent Care, 493 Blackwell Road, Warrenton

• When: 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily

• Criteria: Fever and/or symptoms of respiratory illness.

• Process: Patients who meet screening criteria will 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.

• More information: 540-316-6302 or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Friday morning COVID-19 update from the Virginia Department of Health:

267 total cases in Fauquier County since the pandemic began — up 6 since Thursday.

34,950 Virginia cases — up 813 since Thursday. The total includes 33,208 confirmed and 1,742 “probable” infections.

1,136 deaths statewide — up 37 since Thursday. Of the fatalities, the health department classified COVID-19 as the confirmed cause in 1,100 and and “probable” in 36.

Statewide hospitalizations for COVID-19 during the pandemic totaled at 4,145 as of Friday, up 52 from Thursday.

State hospitals housed 1,491 infected patients as of Friday morning, up 32 from Thursday, the Virginia Hospital and Healthcare Association reported.

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.

Twenty infected Fauquier patients have been hospitalized and five have died since the pandemic started.

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

• 555 cases and five deaths in Culpeper.

• 73 infections in Orange.

• 27 in and one death in Madison.

• 12 in Rappahannock.

The district has 11 COVID-19 deaths, and 71 infected patients have been hospitalized during the pandemic.

The health department reported 223,433 PCR tests statewide so far, including 4,571 in the Rappahannock-Rapidan Health District.

Over the last seven days, 14.7 percent of tests statewide detected the virus, according to the health department.

Cases elsewhere in Virginia:

• 8,734 in Fairfax County — up 154 since Thursday.

Prince William County, 4,315.

Loudoun County, 1,807.

Arlington County, 1,795.

City of Alexandria, 1,657.

Henrico County, 1,375.

Chesterfield County, 1,152.

City of Richmond, 934.

City of Manassas, 764.

Accomack County, 711.

City of Harrisonburg, 704.

Virginia Beach, 591.

Stafford County, 552.

Rockingham County, 444.

Buckingham County, 439.

City of Chesapeake, 419.

City of Norfolk, 388.

Spotsylvania County, 373.

Shenandoah County, 358.

City of Suffolk, 283.

Richmond County, 267.

City of Portsmouth, 251.

Frederick County, 249.

Hanover County, 246.

James City County (including Williamsburg), 234.

City of Manassas Park, 228.

City of Newport News, 224.

Northampton County, 206.

Mecklenburg County, 192.

Page County, 172.

City of Hampton, 169.

Albemarle County, 142.

City of Roanoke, 140.

Southampton County, 137.

Isle of Wight County, 122.

City of Winchester, 121.

Warren County, 110.

City of Fredericksburg, 109.

Prince Edward County, 104.

Sussex County, 100.

Nationwide as of Friday morning:

1,577,758 cases.

• 94,729 deaths.

• 298,418 have recovered.

• 13 million tests conducted.
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AmericanPatriot · May 29, 2020 at 5:25 pm
I believe him, Tony. I don't believe your ilk.
AmericanPatriot · May 29, 2020 at 5:24 pm
How did America ever survive the horrific pandemic flu season of 2016, or 2017, or 2018?

I guess we were a hardier sort way back then
DougF · May 22, 2020 at 3:44 pm
Tony, you might be interested in the Dr. Fauci interview on CNBC today. Fauci said he was "totally in favor" of opening the country and economy now, but states should still take “very significant precautions” with social distancing.

You may also be interested in the Scott Gottlieb interview. The fomer FDA chief told CNBC he believes if Americans are careful this summer, “we can take a breather and get back to some semblance of normalcy.”
DougF · May 22, 2020 at 3:14 pm
Anyone who wants facts on how the nation is progressing can read the CDC COVIDView. The summary is "Nationally, levels of influenza-like illness (ILI) and COVID-19-like illness (CLI) and the percentage of specimens testing positive for SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, continue to decline. Mortality attributed to COVID-19 also decreased compared to last week but remains elevated above baseline and may increase as additional death certificates are processed." This is the third week of consistent improvement nationwide, despite all 50 states currently in various stages of opening.
DougF · May 22, 2020 at 2:45 pm
I'm amazed at how much better Florida is doing than Virginia. Florida, widely considered and derided early on to be the next New York catastrophe, is a success story. Consider these differences between Florida and Virginia:

Testing per OOO:
Florida 39
Virginia 29

Positive test % reported, 7 day average, past two days:
Florida 2% each day
Virginia 13-14% each day

Deaths per 000:
Florida .102
Virginia .133

Long Term Care deaths per 000 patients
Florida 1%
Virginia 2%

% of total deaths from Long Term Care
Florida 43%
Virginia 60%

Finally, Florida entered Phase 2 without problems. Restaurants are open for inside service at 50% of capacity. Gyms are open. Libraries are open.

By any objective measure, DeSantis did a great job.
Tony Bentley · May 22, 2020 at 11:18 am
13 million tests conducted for a population of 350 million. Almost 100,000 deaths!
Yep, this looks like winning alright (for those set on destroying our country). The POTUS says it's safe to go back in the water? Does ANYONE believe him at this point?
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