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June 24, 2020

Va. percentage of positive COVID-19 tests declining

Over the past seven days, 6.2 percent of the COVID-19 tests in Virginia have been positive, continuing a downward trend. In the five-county health district that includes Fauquier, 4.3 percent of tests have been positive in the last seven days.
Curbside Testing
• Where: Piedmont Urgent Care, 493 Blackwell Road, Warrenton

• When: 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily

• Criteria: Fever and/or symptoms of respiratory illness.

• Process: Patients who meet screening criteria will 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.

• More information: 540-316-6302 or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Wednesday morning COVID-19 update from the Virginia Department of Health:

417 total cases in Fauquier County since the pandemic began — up 4 from Tuesday’s report.

59,514 Virginia cases — up 520 since Tuesday. The total includes 56,956 confirmed and 2,558 “probable” infections.

1,661 deaths statewide — up 16 since Tuesday. Of the fatalities, the health department classified COVID-19 as the confirmed cause in 1,559 and “probable” in 102.

574,013 diagnostic tests statewide — up 8,178 since Tuesday. Over the past seven days, 6.2 percent of those tests were positive, continuing a downward trend.

Statewide hospitalizations for COVID-19 over the course of the pandemic totaled at 5,955 as of Wednesday, up 42 from Tuesday.

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, 7,765 “confirmed COVID-19 patients have been hospitalized and discharged,” according to the Virginia Hospital and Healthcare Association.

State hospitals housed 886 infected patients Wednesday, up 39, according to the association.

That puts total Virginia hospitalizations during the pandemic at 8,651.

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.

Twenty-six infected Fauquier patients have been hospitalized and 6 have died since the pandemic started.

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

• 803 cases, 61 hospitalizations and 9 deaths in Culpeper.

• 141 infections, 14 hospitalizations and 2 deaths in Orange.

• 43 infections, 4 hospitalizations and 1 death in Madison.

• 19 cases and 1 hospitalization in Rappahannock.

The district has 18 COVID-19 deaths, and 106 infected patients have been hospitalized during the pandemic.

The health department reported 12,006 diagnostic tests in the district so far, up 101 from
Tuesday. Over the last seven days, 4.3 percent of tests conducted in the five-county district were positive.

Cases elsewhere in Virginia:

• 13,588 in Fairfax County — up 9 since Tuesday.

Prince William County, 7,038.

Loudoun County, 3,683.

Henrico County, 2,463.

Arlington County, 2,438.

City of Alexandria, 2,258.

City of Richmond, 2,071.

City of Manassas, 1,370.

Virginia Beach, 1,038.

Accomack County, 1,034.

Stafford County, 949.

Spotsylvania County, 924.

City of Harrisonburg, 901.

City of Chesapeake, 792.

City of Norfolk, 771.

Rockingham County, 663.

Buckingham County, 553.

City of Newport News, 463.

Frederick County, 461.

Shenandoah County, 547.

City of Portsmouth, 426.

City of Manassas Park, 416.

Hanover County, 410.

City of Suffolk, 385.

Albemarle County, 359.

City of Roanoke, 359.

Greensville County, 350.

James City County (including Williamsburg), 301.

City of Winchester, 300.

Richmond County, 295.

City of Hampton, 276.

Northampton County, 270.

Warren County, 266.

Page County, 264.

Mecklenburg County, 237.

City of Fredericksburg, 235.

City of Galax, 233.

Henry County, 230.

Prince George County, 215.

City of Petersburg, 211.

Roanoke County, 200.

Carroll County, 196.

Sussex County, 191.

City of Charlottesville, 182.

Prince Edward County, 176.

Augusta County, 174.

Isle of Wight County, 165.

City of Hopewell, 163.

Southampton County, 155.

City of Colonial Heights, 139.

Dinwiddie County, 130.

Caroline County, 125.

City of Emporia, 123.

Goochland County, 118.

City of Lynchburg, 116.

Montgomery County, 116.

Louisa County, 111.

Fluvanna County, 107.

Nottoway County, 106.

York County, 106.

Bedford County, 104.

Nationwide as of Wednesday morning:

2,347,102 cases.

• 121,225 deaths.

• 647,548 have recovered.

• 28 million tests conducted.
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Michael Keating · June 29, 2020 at 6:45 pm
Somehow positive news is also emanating but last time I read a report online about corona that was indeed quite shocking. By the way thanks a lot for sharing good posts. Keep it up.
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