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September 7, 2021

Schools’ COVID-19 case total down significantly

The Virginia Department of Health reports that 42,820 Fauquier residents — representing 60.1 percent of the county population — have received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine.
Vaccinations
60.1%
of Fauquier citizens have received at least one dose as of Tuesday — a total of 42,820. Statewide, the rate stands at 64.8%.


53.8%
of county residents have completed vaccination — a total of 38,301. Statewide, the rate stands at 57.3%.


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.
The number of active COVID-19 cases in Fauquier County Public Schools has dropped significantly since Friday.

The school system Tuesday morning reported 76 “active cases” — down 75 from Friday’s total of 161. The active cases include 46 among students and 30 among staff members.

County schools define “active cases” as those reported in the last 10 days.

Only Liberty High, with 15, has active cases in double digits.

The school system has reported 217 active cases — 158 among students and 59 among staff members — since the fall semester started Aug. 11.

County schools had 443 students and 17 staff members in quarantine as of last Thursday, Sept. 2.

Fauquier County cases during the pandemic total 5,797 as of Tuesday morning, up 66 from Friday, when Virginia Department of Health last updated its statistics for localities.

During the pandemic, hospitalizations of infected Fauquier residents total 238 with 72 deaths — both figures unchanged.

The county continues to trail the state in the percentage of residents vaccinated. (See box.)

The state has another 2,007 cases Tuesday morning, bringing the pandemic total to 788,917.

The health department Tuesday morning reported 18 more deaths statewide since Monday, bringing Virginia’s total fatalities to 11,947 since the pandemic started.

Virginia hospitals reported 1,981 infected patients in their beds Monday morning, up 81 from Friday. Since the pandemic started, the state’s hospitals have housed 65,128 infected patients.

Elsewhere in the Rappahannock Rapidan Health District:

Culpeper County has 5,408 cases, up 56 from Friday.

Orange County, 2,783 cases, up 51 from Friday.

Madison County, 746, up 17 from Friday.

Rappahannock County, 461, up 6 from Friday.

As of Tuesday morning, the rate of positive PCR tests over the last week stood at 10 percent statewide and 9.2 percent in the health district, both down slightly.
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