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May 1, 2021

Fauquier residents get 1,610 vaccine doses in a day

Fauquier has 9 new COVID-19 cases among 963 reported statewide Saturday morning.
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.
Saturday morning COVID-19 update from the Virginia Department of Health:

• 6,289,988 doses of vaccine administered statewide, including 52,757 to Fauquier residents — up 1,610 in a day.

The state has averaged 73,855 doses administered per day over the last week. So far, 44.7 percent of Virginians — and 45.5 percent of Fauquier residents — have received at least one dose.

• 2,675,093 Virginians fully vaccinated, including 22,179 in Fauquier — up here 1,000 in a day.

So far, 31.1 percent of Fauquier residents have completed their vaccinations, compared with 31.3 percent statewide.

4,628 total cases in Fauquier since the pandemic began — up 9 from Friday morning’s report.

Fauquier public schools have 3 active cases among students and 2 among staff members as of Saturday morning. The school system had 221 students and 8 staff members in quarantine as of Friday, April 23.

660,553 Virginia cases — up 963 since Friday.

The total includes 513,463 confirmed and 147,090 “probable” infections.

10,777 deaths statewide — up 7 from Friday.

Of the total fatalities, the health department classifies COVID-19 as the confirmed cause in 9,060 and “probable” in 1,717.

7,051,140 PCR diagnostic tests statewide — up 17,182 since Friday. Over the past seven days, 4.7 percent of those tests were positive.

Statewide hospitalizations for COVID-19 over the course of the pandemic totaled 28,486 as of Saturday, up 43 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, 54,686 “confirmed COVID-19 patients have been hospitalized and discharged,” according to the Virginia Hospital and Healthcare Association.

State hospitals housed 885 infected patients Saturday — down 65 from Friday.

That puts total Virginia hospitalizations during the pandemic at 55,571.

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

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

• 4,545 cases (up 4), 188 hospitalizations and 61 deaths in Culpeper.

• 2,156 infections (up 5), 86 hospitalizations and 39 deaths in Orange.

• 607 infections (up 1), 21 hospitalizations and 16 deaths in Madison.

• 346 cases (up 4), 18 hospitalizations and 2 deaths in Rappahannock.

The district has 181 COVID-19 deaths, and 508 infected patients have been hospitalized during the pandemic.

The health department reported 117,313 PCR tests in the district so far — up 237. Over the last seven days, 6.4 percent of tests conducted in the five-county district were positive.


Cases elsewhere in Virginia:

• 75,862 in Fairfax County — up 79 since Friday.

Prince William County, 44,613 — up 40.

Virginia Beach, 35,419 — up 59.

Loudoun County, 27,358 — up 49.

Chesterfield County, 27,248 — up 46.

Henrico County, 25,004 — up 54.

City of Chesapeake, 20,648 — up 14.

City of Norfolk, 17,380 — up 32.

City of Richmond, 16,804 — up 27.

Arlington County, 15,111 — up 22.

City of Newport News, 13,766 — up 26.

City of Alexandria, 11,657 — up 12.

Stafford County, 11,092 — up 25. .

City of Hampton, 10,261 — up 13.

Spotsylvania County, 9,717 — up 24.

City of Roanoke, 8,375 — up 28.


Nationwide as of Saturday morning:

32,346,895
cases
— up 56,729 from Friday morning.

• 576,239 deaths — up 1,040.

• 433.92 million tests conducted.


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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