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October 16, 2020

No new COVID-19 cases reported Friday in county

The percentages of positive tests have risen slightly over the last seven days statewide and in the Rappahannock Rapidan Health District, which includes Fauquier.
Curbside Testing
• Where: Piedmont Urgent Care, 493 Blackwell Road, Warrenton

• When: 8 a.m. to 8 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)
Friday morning COVID-19 update from the Virginia Department of Health:

1,026 total cases in Fauquier County since the pandemic began — unchanged from Thursday.

164,124 Virginia cases — up 1,183 since Thursday. The total includes 154,126 confirmed and 9,998 “probable” infections.

3,408 deaths statewide — up 20 from Thursday. Of the total fatalities, the health department classifies COVID-19 as the confirmed cause in 3,161 and “probable” in 247.

2,346,899 diagnostic tests statewide — up 20,530 since Thursday. Over the past seven days, 4.8 percent of those tests were positive, up slightly.

Statewide hospitalizations for COVID-19 over the course of the pandemic totaled 11,780 as of Friday, up 76 since Thursday.

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, 18,911 “confirmed COVID-19 patients have been hospitalized and discharged,” according to the Virginia Hospital and Healthcare Association.

State hospitals housed 1,002 infected patients Friday, down 7 from Thursday, according to the association.

That puts total Virginia hospitalizations during the pandemic at 19,913.

Virginia hospitalizations for COVID-19 peaked at 1,625 patients on May 8.

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.

Fifty-one infected Fauquier patients have been hospitalized and 25 have died since the pandemic started.

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

• 1,266 cases (up 3), 95 hospitalizations and 18 deaths in Culpeper.

• 366 infections (up 3), 24 hospitalizations and 5 deaths in Orange.

• 122 infections (up 4), 8 hospitalizations and 3 deaths in Madison.

• 65 cases (down 1), 5 hospitalizations and 2 deaths in Rappahannock.

The district has 53 COVID-19 deaths, and 183 infected patients have been hospitalized during the pandemic.

The health department reported 39,545 diagnostic tests in the district so far — up 206 since Thursday. Over the last seven days, 3.3 percent of tests conducted in the five-county district were positive, up slightly.


Cases elsewhere in Virginia:

• 22,460 in Fairfax County — up 120 since Thursday.

Prince William County, 13,451 — up 61.

Virginia Beach, 7,473 — up 58.

Loudoun County, 7,454 — up 37.

Chesterfield County, 6,568 — up 22.

Henrico County, 5,911 — up 30.

City of Norfolk, 5,145 — up 23 .

City of Richmond, 5,027 — up 24.

City of Chesapeake, 4,692 — up 31.

Arlington County, 4,318 — up 40.

City of Alexandria, 4,086 — up 11.

City of Newport News, 3,008 — up 35.

City of Harrisonburg, 2,904 — up 22.

City of Portsmouth, 2,713 — up 7.

Montgomery County, 2,450 — up 47.

Spotsylvania County, 2,306 — up 8.

City of Roanoke, 2,296 — up 20.

Stafford County, 2,247 — up 17.

City of Suffolk, 2,229 — up 9.

City of Hampton, 2,018 — up 14.
City of Manassas, 2,006 — up 2.

City of Lynchburg, 1,783 — up 24.

Rockingham County, 1,672 — up 12.

Hanover County, 1,507 — up 12.

City of Charlottesville, 1,499 — up 18.

Albemarle County, 1,466 — up 14.

Henry County, 1,230 — up 10.

Accomack County, 1,198 — up 1.

James City County (including Williamsburg), 1,114 — up 1.


Nationwide as of Friday morning:

7,981,009 cases — up 63,712.

• 217,717 deaths — up 813.

• 3,177,397 have recovered — up 21,603.

• 119.38 million tests conducted — up about 1 million.





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