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October 1, 2021

Just 19 new COVID-19 cases reported in Fauquier

The Virginia Department of Health has reported 295 deaths statewide attributed to COVID-19 in the last five days.
Vaccinations
61.8%
of Fauquier citizens have received at least one dose as of Wednesday morning — a total of 43,997. Statewide, the rate stands at 67.8%.


55.5%
of county residents have completed vaccination — a total of 39,541. Statewide, the rate stands at 60.3%.


80,522
total doses of vaccine administered to Fauquier residents — up 78 since Tuesday morning.


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 19 new COVID-19 cases — down from the September average of 27 per day, the Virginia Department of Health reported Friday morning.

The county’s cases total 6,458 — with 264 patients hospitalized and 81 deaths — since the pandemic started.

In September, the county had 810 new cases, 35 more hospitalizations and 9 additional deaths.

Fauquier County Public Schools reported 3 new cases Friday morning.

County schools have 50 “active cases,” with 34 among students and 16 among staff members.

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

Fauquier public schools have reported 347 active cases — 246 among students and 101 among staff members — since the fall semester started Aug. 11.

The schools had 212 students and 7 staff members in quarantine as of Thursday, Sept. 30 — the most recent report.

The health department Friday morning reported 56 more deaths and 2,552 new cases statewide since Thursday. Virginia deaths total 12,806 since the pandemic started and cases stand at 869,328.

Virginia hospitals reported 1,986 infected patients in their beds Friday morning, down 88 since Thursday. The state’s hospitals have housed 70,507 infected patients since the pandemic started.

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 6,064 cases, up 25 from Thursday.

Orange County, 3,350 cases, up 26.

Madison County, 906, up 6.

Rappahannock County, 520, up 2.

As of Thursday morning, the rate of positive PCR tests over the last week stood at 8.8 percent statewide and 10 percent in the health district.
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