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May 23, 2020

COVID-19 hospitalizations, positive tests decline in Va.

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Local pilots fly over Fauquier Hospital to thank healthcare workers Friday, May 15. The Warrenton United Methodist Church organized the event.
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)
The number of patients hospitalized for COVID-19 in Virginia has dropped to its lowest level in a month, and the percentage of positive tests has continued to trend downward.

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

269 total cases in Fauquier County since the pandemic began — up 2 since Friday.

34,749 Virginia cases — up 799 since Friday. The total includes 33,962 confirmed and 1,787 “probable” infections.

1,159 deaths statewide — up 23 since Friday. Of the fatalities, the health department classified COVID-19 as the confirmed cause in 1,123 and and “probable” in 36.

Statewide hospitalizations for COVID-19 during the pandemic totaled at 4,181 as of Saturday, up 36 from Friday.

230,683 PCR tests statewide — up 7,250 since Friday. Over the past seven days, 14.6 percent of those tests were positive, continuing a downward trend.

State hospitals housed 1,384 infected patients — the fewest since April 23 — as of Saturday morning, down 107 from Friday, the Virginia Hospital and Healthcare Association reported. 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 infected Fauquier patients have been hospitalized and five have died since the pandemic started.

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

• 574 cases, 44 hospitalizations and five deaths in Culpeper.

• 77 infections and 4 hospitalizations in Orange.

• 27 infections, 3 hospitalizations and one death in Madison.

• 12 cases in Rappahannock.

The district has 11 COVID-19 deaths, and 71 infected patients have been hospitalized during the pandemic.

The health department reported 4,701 PCR tests in the district so far, up 130 from Friday.

Cases elsewhere in Virginia:

• 8,945 in Fairfax County — up 211 since Friday.

Prince William County, 4,480.

Loudoun County, 1,831.

Arlington County, 1,804.

City of Alexandria, 1,703.

Henrico County, 1,411.

Chesterfield County, 1,193.

City of Richmond, 979.

City of Manassas, 792.

Accomack County, 722.

City of Harrisonburg, 709.

Virginia Beach, 598.

Stafford County, 569.

Rockingham County, 452.

Buckingham County, 443.

City of Chesapeake, 426.

City of Norfolk, 393.

Spotsylvania County, 386.

Shenandoah County, 365.

City of Suffolk, 290.

Richmond County, 276.

City of Portsmouth, 253.

Frederick County, 255.

Hanover County, 252.

James City County (including Williamsburg), 235.

City of Manassas Park, 230.

City of Newport News, 234.

Northampton County, 210.

Mecklenburg County, 193.

Page County, 186.

City of Hampton, 172.

Albemarle County, 143.

City of Roanoke, 141.

Southampton County, 141.

Isle of Wight County, 124.

City of Winchester, 128.

Warren County, 110.

City of Fredericksburg, 113.

Prince Edward County, 108.

Sussex County, 114.

Nationwide as of Saturday morning:

1,602,148 cases.

• 96,013 deaths.

• 350,135 have recovered.

• 13.39 million tests conducted.

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