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April 8, 2021

Fauquier has 63rd death attributed to COVID-19

So far, 14,174 Fauquier residents — about 19.9 percent of the county’s total population — have completed their COVID-19 vaccinations.
Getting The Vaccine
Everyone 16 and older in Fauquier and the rest of the Rappahannock Rapidan Health District qualifies for vaccination, starting Monday, April 5..

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 County has its 63rd death attributed to COVID-19 and 18 more cases.

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

• 4,414,376 doses of vaccine administered statewide, including 36,784 to Fauquier residents — up here 448 from Wednesday.

The state has averaged 77,664 doses administered per day over the last week. So far, 34.1 percent of Virginians — and 33.7 percent of Fauquier residents — have received at least one dose.

• 1,639,623 Virginians fully vaccinated, including 14,174 in Fauquier — raising the county total by 312 in a day.

So far, 19.9 percent of Fauquier residents have completed their vaccinations, compared with 19.2 percent statewide.

Everyone 16 and older in the five-county health district can register for vaccination as of Monday, April 5 — ahead of the statewide schedule, officials announced Friday.

Gov. Ralph Northam announced Thursday that all Virginians 16 and older will be eligible for vaccinations starting Sunday, April 18.

4,392 total cases in Fauquier since the pandemic began — up 18 from Wednesday morning’s report.

Fauquier public schools have 1 active case among staff members and 3 among students as of Thursday morning. The school system had 44 students and 4 staff members in quarantine as of Friday, March 26.

631,083 Virginia cases — up 1,928 since Wednesday.

The total includes 492,454 confirmed and 138,629 “probable” infections.

10,436 deaths statewide — up 21 from Wednesday.

Of the total fatalities, the health department classifies COVID-19 as the confirmed cause in 8,742 and “probable” in 1,694.

6,635,191 PCR diagnostic tests statewide — up 27,024 since Wednesday. Over the past seven days, 6.3 percent of those tests were positive, up slightly.

Statewide hospitalizations for COVID-19 over the course of the pandemic totaled 27,012 as of Thursday, up 101 since Wednesday.

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, 52,161 “confirmed COVID-19 patients have been hospitalized and discharged,” according to the Virginia Hospital and Healthcare Association.

State hospitals housed 1,111 infected patients Thursday — up 52 from Wednesday.

That put total Virginia hospitalizations during the pandemic at 53,272.

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

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 eighty-one infected Fauquier patients have been hospitalized and 63 (up 1) have died since the pandemic started.

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

• 4,373 cases (up 14), 181 hospitalizations and 57 deaths (up 1) in Culpeper.

• 2,035 infections (up 7), 84 hospitalizations (up 1) and 37 deaths in Orange.

• 572 infections (up 3), 21 hospitalizations and 15 deaths in Madison.

• 327 cases (up 1), 18 hospitalizations and 2 deaths in Rappahannock.

The district has 174 COVID-19 deaths, and 485 infected patients have been hospitalized during the pandemic.

The health department reported 111,134 PCR tests in the district so far — up 1,576. Over the last seven days, 7.6 percent of tests conducted in the five-county district were positive.

Cases elsewhere in Virginia:

• 72,781 in Fairfax County — up 230 since Wednesday.

Prince William County, 42,828 — up 73.

Virginia Beach, 33,801 — up 96.

Chesterfield County, 25,916 — up 67.

Loudoun County, 25,897 — up 103.

Henrico County, 23,737 — up 86.

City of Chesapeake, 19,829 — up 30.

City of Norfolk, 16,530 — up 60.

City of Richmond, 16,096 — up 70.

Arlington County, 14,536 — up 46.

City of Newport News, 13,043 — up 59.

City of Alexandria, 11,172 — up 36.

Stafford County, 10,393 — up 34. .

City of Hampton, 9,764 — up 32.

Spotsylvania County, 9,061 — up 44.

City of Roanoke, 8,105 — up 16.

Nationwide as of Thursday morning:

— up 85,141 from Wednesday morning.

• 559,281 deaths — up 826.

• 402.06 million tests conducted — up about 1.2 million.

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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