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October 5, 2021

New COVID-19 cases drop after September surge

County schools reported 10 more cases Tuesday morning.
Vaccinations
62%
of Fauquier citizens have received at least one dose as of Monday morning — a total of 44,146. Statewide, the rate stands at 68.1%.


55.8%
of county residents have completed vaccination — a total of 39,747. Statewide, the rate stands at 60.6%.


80,870
total doses of vaccine administered to Fauquier residents as of Tuesday — up 47 since Sunday.


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
The spread of COVID-19 has slowed in Fauquier and across the state after a September surge.

Fauquier has just 7 new cases, the Virginia Department of Health reported Tuesday morning.

The county last month had 810 new infections — an average of 27 per day, 35 hospitalizations and 9 deaths attributed to COVID-19.

The county’s cases total 6,541 — with 264 patients hospitalized and 81 deaths — since the pandemic started.

Fauquier County Public Schools reported 11 new cases Tuesday morning. (The school system has students and staff members who live outside of Fauquier.)

County schools have 50 “active cases,” with 37 among students and 13 among staff members.

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

Fauquier public schools have reported 368 active cases — 263 among students and 105 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 Tuesday morning reported 47 more deaths and 1,428 new cases statewide since Monday. Virginia deaths total 12,955 since the pandemic started and cases stand at 878,518.

Virginia hospitals reported 1,807 infected patients in their beds Tuesday morning, down 103 since Monday. The state’s hospitals have housed 71,698 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 6,111 cases, up 1 from Monday, and the 77th death attributed to COVID-19.

Orange County, 3,415 cases, up 7.

Madison County, 923, up 4.

Rappahannock County, 522, unchanged.

As of Tuesday morning, the rate of positive PCR tests over the last week stood at 8.5 percent statewide and 10.4 percent in the health district.
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