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January 9, 2021

New COVID-19 cases set records here, across Va.

Virginia Department of Health COVID-19 update Saturday morning.
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• 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

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The pace of new COVID-19 infections reported in Fauquier and across Virginia hit records in the last 24 hours.

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

2,776 total cases in Fauquier since the pandemic began — up a record 63 from Friday morning’s report.

393,715 Virginia cases — up a record 5,798 since Friday.

The total includes 325,517 confirmed and 68,198 “probable” infections.

5,381 deaths statewide — up 69 from Friday.

Of the total fatalities, the health department classifies COVID-19 as the confirmed cause in 4,748 and “probable” in 633.

4,557,960 PCR diagnostic tests statewide — up 37,958 since Friday. Over the past seven days, 16.7 percent of those tests were positive.

Statewide hospitalizations for COVID-19 over the course of the pandemic totaled 19,025 as of Saturday, up 107 since Friday.

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, 32,833 “confirmed COVID-19 patients have been hospitalized and discharged,” according to the Virginia Hospital and Healthcare Association.

State hospitals housed a record 3,032 infected patients Saturday — up 41 from Friday, according to the association.

That puts total Virginia hospitalizations during the pandemic at 35,865.

Hospitalizations previously peaked at 3,000 patients Thursday, Jan. 7, 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 one infected Fauquier patients have been hospitalized (up 2) and 30 have died since the pandemic started.

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

• 3,272 cases (up 46), 138 hospitalizations (up 1) and 23 deaths in Culpeper.

• 1,154 infections (up 39), 49 hospitalizations (up 1) and 15 deaths (up 1) in Orange.

• 347 infections (up 7), 17 hospitalizations and 5 deaths (up 1) in Madison.

• 186 cases (down 1), 11 hospitalizations and 2 deaths in Rappahannock.

The district has 75 COVID-19 deaths, and 316 infected patients have been hospitalized during the pandemic.

The health department reported 76,886 PCR tests in the district so far — up 520. Over the last seven days, 13 percent of tests conducted in the five-county district were positive, down slightly.


Cases elsewhere in Virginia:

• 48,456 in Fairfax County — up 565 since Friday.

Prince William County, 28,065 — up 289.

Virginia Beach, 19,718 — up 404

Loudoun County, 15,286 — up 67.

Chesterfield County, 14,531 — up 244.

Henrico County, 14,173 — up 90.

City of Richmond, 10,239 — up 105.

City of Chesapeake, 10,224 — up 119.

City of Norfolk, 9,976 — up 170.

Arlington County, 9,847 — up 193.

City of Alexandria, 7,985 — up 168.

City of Newport News, 6,814 — up 104.

City of Roanoke, 5,618 — up 24.


Nationwide as of Saturday morning:

21,872,175 cases — up 286,545.

• 368,932 deaths — up 3,573.

• 261.71 million tests conducted — up 2.1 million.
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