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September 9, 2021

Fauquier has 61 more COVID-19 cases, 73rd death

The new COVID-19 cases reported Thursday in Fauquier rank as the highest one-day total since Jan. 25.
Vaccinations
60.3%
of Fauquier citizens have received at least one dose as of Wednesday — a total of 42,923. Statewide, the rate stands at 64.9%.


53.9%
of county residents have completed vaccination — a total of 38,397. Statewide, the rate stands at 57.5%.


193
new doses of vaccine administered to Fauquier residents on Wednesday.


Getting the vaccine

Everyone 12 and older in Virginia qualifies for COVID-19 vaccination. All who have received two doses of the Moderna or Pfizer vaccine will be eligible for a booster, starting Sept. 20.

Medical offices and pharmacies offer the vaccines free of charge. The health department also has walk-in clinics, with no appointment needed.

Click here for more information or call 877-829-4682.
Fauquier County has 61 new COVID-19 cases, 4 more hospitalized patients and another death attributed to the virus, the Virginia Department of Health reported Thursday morning.

Since the pandemic started, cases here total 5,868, with 243 hospitalizations and 73 deaths.

The 61 new Fauquier cases rank as the highest one-day total since Jan. 25, when the health department reported 65 here.

Meanwhile, Fauquier County Public Schools reported 95 “active cases” Thursday — up 8 from Wednesday. They include 61 among students and 34 among staff members.

County schools define “active cases” as those reported in the last 10 days.

Liberty High has 19 active cases among students and 5 among staff members. Taylor Middle School has 6 active cases among staff members and 4 among students.

The school system has reported 236 active cases — 173 among students and 63 among staff members — since the fall semester started Aug. 11.

County schools had 443 students and 17 staff members in quarantine as of the most recent update Thursday, Sept. 2.

The county continues to trail the state in the percentage of residents vaccinated. (See box.)

Virginia has another 3,952 cases Wednesday morning, bringing the pandemic total to 797,348.

The health department Thursday morning reported 33 more deaths statewide since Wednesday, bringing Virginia’s total fatalities to 12,010 since the pandemic started.

Virginia hospitals reported 2,176 infected patients in their beds Thursday morning, up 15 from Wednesday. Since the pandemic started, the state’s hospitals have housed 66,177 infected patients.

Elsewhere in the Rappahannock Rapidan Health District:

Culpeper County has 5,483 cases, up 42 from Wednesday.

Orange County, 2,856 cases, up 63.

Madison County, 770, up 18.

Rappahannock County, 466, up 5, and its third death.

As of Thursday morning, the rate of positive PCR tests over the last week stood at 10 percent statewide and 9 percent in the health district, both unchanged.
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