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June 26, 2020

Va. reports 1,700 COVID-19 deaths; cases top 60,500

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The percentage of positive tests in Virginia — 5.8 percent over the last seven days — continues to decline, according to the state health department.
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• 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.

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

416 total cases in Fauquier County since the pandemic began — up 1 from Thursday’s report.

60,570 Virginia cases — up 624 since Thursday. The total includes 57,977 confirmed and 2,593 “probable” infections.

1,700 deaths statewide — up 25 since Thursday. Of the fatalities, the health department classified COVID-19 as the confirmed cause in 1,596 and “probable” in 104.

603,870 diagnostic tests statewide — up 13,466 since Thursday. Over the past seven days, 5.8 percent of those tests were positive, continuing a downward trend.

Statewide hospitalizations for COVID-19 over the course of the pandemic totaled at 6,071 as of Friday, up 116 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, 7,868 “confirmed COVID-19 patients have been hospitalized and discharged,” according to the Virginia Hospital and Healthcare Association.

State hospitals housed 854 infected patients Friday, unchanged from Thursday, according to the association.

That puts total Virginia hospitalizations during the pandemic at 8,722.

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:

• 806 cases, 62 hospitalizations and 9 deaths in Culpeper.

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

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

• 20 cases and 1 hospitalization in Rappahannock.

The district has 18 COVID-19 deaths, and 107 infected patients have been hospitalized during the pandemic.

The health department reported 12,335 diagnostic tests in the district so far, up 171 from
Thursday. Over the last seven days, 4.3 percent of tests conducted in the five-county district were positive.

Cases elsewhere in Virginia:

• 13,653 in Fairfax County — up 42 since Thursday.

Prince William County, 7,107.

Loudoun County, 3,806.

Chesterfield County, 2,784.

Henrico County, 2,543.

Arlington County, 2,449.

City of Alexandria, 2,287.

City of Richmond, 2,133.

City of Manassas, 1,379.

Virginia Beach, 1,082.

Accomack County, 1,037.

Stafford County, 965.

Spotsylvania County, 945.

City of Harrisonburg, 913.

City of Chesapeake, 846.

City of Norfolk, 822.

Rockingham County, 685.

Buckingham County, 555.

Shenandoah County, 552.

City of Newport News, 474.

Frederick County, 465.

City of Portsmouth, 449.

City of Manassas Park, 419.

Hanover County, 415.

City of Suffolk, 393.

Albemarle County, 374.

City of Roanoke, 360.

Greensville County, 352.

James City County (including Williamsburg), 306.

City of Winchester, 302.

Richmond County, 296.

City of Hampton, 296.

Northampton County, 269.

Warren County, 269.

Page County, 266.

City of Galax, 243.

Mecklenburg County, 238.

City of Fredericksburg, 238.

Henry County, 237.

Prince George County, 222.

City of Petersburg, 219.

Roanoke County, 199.

Carroll County, 198.

City of Charlottesville, 196.

Sussex County, 194.

Augusta County, 179.

Prince Edward County, 178.

Isle of Wight County, 169.

City of Hopewell, 163.

Southampton County, 155.

City of Colonial Heights, 142.

City of Lynchburg, 132.

Dinwiddie County, 131.

Caroline County, 128.

City of Emporia, 127.

Montgomery County, 122.

Goochland County, 118.

Louisa County, 114.

Fluvanna County, 109.

York County, 108.

Bedford County, 107.

Nottoway County, 107.

Pittsylvania County, 102.

Nationwide as of Thursday morning:

2,422,312 cases.

• 124,415 deaths.

• 663,562 have recovered.

• 29.2 million tests conducted.
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DougF · June 26, 2020 at 6:39 pm
Fauquier has come a long way. At one time we had a new case 7-day average of 9.9. Now the 7-day new case average is down to 2.1, the lowest since early April. The last death was reported nearly a month ago.

Phase 3 will be a challenge because of the greater freedoms; warmer weather will be a challenge because it will drive people indoors. Stay safe!
phoaglan · June 26, 2020 at 2:10 pm
This is good news for Fauquier. We need to continue our efforts to control the virus.
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