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October 13, 2021

Fauquier has 83rd death attributed to COVID-19

After a dip, Fauquier County Public Schools reported 10 new COVID-19 cases Wednesday morning.
of Fauquier citizens have received at least one dose as of Monday morning — a total of 44,359. Statewide, the rate stands at 68.5%.

of county residents have completed vaccination — a total of 40,025. Statewide, the rate stands at 61.1%.

total doses of vaccine administered to Fauquier residents as of Monday.

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.

> Pfizer vaccine booster available to some people
Fauquier has 21 new COVID-19 cases, 1 more hospitalized patient and the county’s 83rd death attributed to the virus, the Virginia Department of Health reported Wednesday morning.

The county’s cases total 6,720 — with 273 infected patients hospitalized — since the pandemic started.

Fauquier County Public Schools reported 10 more cases Wednesday morning.

County schools have 46 “active cases,” with 35 among students and 11 among staff members.

The school system defines active cases as those reported in the last 10 days.

Fauquier public schools have reported 404 active cases — 290 among students and 114 among staff members — since the fall semester started Aug. 11.

The schools had 202 students and 5 staff members in quarantine as of Thursday, Oct. 7, the most recent update.

The health department Wednesday morning reported 66 more deaths and 2,359 new cases statewide since Tuesday. Virginia deaths total 13,285 since the pandemic started and cases stand at 897,978.

Virginia hospitals reported 1,576 infected patients in their beds Wednesday morning, down 9 since Tuesday.

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

Elsewhere in the Rappahannock Rapidan Health District:

Culpeper County has 6,262 cases, up 34 from Tuesday.

Orange County, 3,531 cases, up 10.

Madison County, 954 cases, up 4.

Rappahannock County, 551 cases, up 5.

As of Wednesday morning, the rate of positive PCR tests over the last week stood at 7.6 percent statewide and 10.3 percent in the health district.

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