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April 26, 2021

Just 4 new COVID-19 cases here and 719 across state

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Over the last week, Virginia has averaged 74,315 doses of vaccine administered per day.
Getting The Vaccine
Everyone 16 and older qualifies for vaccination.

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

• 5,911,691 doses of vaccine administered statewide, including 49,619 to Fauquier residents.

The state has averaged 74,315 doses administered per day over the last week. So far, 42.9 percent of Virginians — and 43.6 percent of Fauquier residents — have received at least one dose.

• 2,445,766 Virginians fully vaccinated, including 20,295 in Fauquier.

So far, 28.4 percent of Fauquier residents have completed their vaccinations, compared with 28.7 percent statewide.

4,583 total cases in Fauquier since the pandemic began — up 4 from Sunday morning’s report.

Fauquier public schools have 8 active cases among students and non among staff members as of Monday morning. The school system had 221 students and 8 staff members in quarantine as of Friday, April 23.

654,929 Virginia cases — up 719 since Sunday.

The total includes 509,164 confirmed and 147,765 “probable” infections.

10,706 deaths statewide — up 15 from Sunday.

Of the total fatalities, the health department classifies COVID-19 as the confirmed cause in 8,995 and “probable” in 1,711.

6,962,313 PCR diagnostic tests statewide — up 10,104 since Sunday. Over the past seven days, 5.4 percent of those tests were positive, down slightly.

Statewide hospitalizations for COVID-19 over the course of the pandemic totaled 28,118 as of Moday, up 28 since Sunday.

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, 54,266 “confirmed COVID-19 patients have been hospitalized and discharged,” according to the Virginia Hospital and Healthcare Association.

State hospitals housed 974 infected patients Monday — down 72 from Sunday.

That put total Virginia hospitalizations during the pandemic at 55,240.

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 ninety-two infected Fauquier patients have been hospitalized and 63 have died since the pandemic started.

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

• 4,507 cases (up 2), 185 hospitalizations (up 1) and 60 deaths in Culpeper.

• 2,124 infections (up 7), 86 hospitalizations and 39 deaths (up 1) in Orange.

• 601 infections (up 2), 21 hospitalizations and 16 deaths in Madison.

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

The district has 181 COVID-19 deaths, and 502 infected patients have been hospitalized during the pandemic.

The health department reported 116,010 PCR tests in the district so far — up 180. Over the last seven days, 5.2 percent of tests conducted in the five-county district were positive.

Cases elsewhere in Virginia:

• 75,417 in Fairfax County — up 73 since Sunday.

Prince William County, 44,348 — up 48.

Virginia Beach, 35,116 — up 57.

Loudoun County, 27,104 — up 27.

Chesterfield County, 26,975 — up 33.

Henrico County, 24,784 — up 33.

City of Chesapeake, 20,500 — up 48.

City of Norfolk, 17,215 — up 19.

City of Richmond, 16,665 — up 16.

Arlington County, 15,007 — up 25.

City of Newport News, 13,630 — up 8.

City of Alexandria, 11,585 — up 15.

Stafford County, 10,958 — up 12. .

City of Hampton, 10,173 — up 16.

Spotsylvania County, 9,572 — up 11.

City of Roanoke, 8,320 — up 7.

Nationwide as of Monday morning:

— up 32,481 from Sunday morning.

• 572,200 deaths — up 278.

• 427.21 million tests conducted — up about 970,000.

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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