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April 28, 2021

Virginia surpasses 6 million vaccine doses administered

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

• 6,018,570 doses of vaccine administered statewide, including 50,028 to Fauquier residents — up 224 in a day.

The state has averaged 73,264 doses administered per day over the last week. So far, 43.5 percent of Virginians — and 43.9 percent of Fauquier residents — have received at least one dose.

• 2,506,040 Virginians fully vaccinated, including 20,496 in Fauquier — up here 110 in a day.

So far, 28.7 percent of Fauquier residents have completed their vaccinations, compared with 29.4 percent statewide.

4,605 total cases in Fauquier since the pandemic began — up 10 from Tuesday morning’s report.

Fauquier public schools have 6 active cases among students and 2 among staff members as of Wednesday morning. The school system had 221 students and 8 staff members in quarantine as of Friday, April 23.

657,154 Virginia cases — up 1,120 since Tuesday.

The total includes 510,867 confirmed and 146,287 “probable” infections.

10,735 deaths statewide — up 11 from Tuesday.

Of the total fatalities, the health department classifies COVID-19 as the confirmed cause in 9,019 and “probable” in 1,716.

6,994,812 PCR diagnostic tests statewide — up 16,831 since Tuesday. Over the past seven days, 5.1 percent of those tests were positive, trending downward.

Statewide hospitalizations for COVID-19 over the course of the pandemic totaled 28,271 as of Wednesday, up 77 since 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, 54,492 “confirmed COVID-19 patients have been hospitalized and discharged,” according to the Virginia Hospital and Healthcare Association.

State hospitals housed 988 infected patients Wednesday — down 21 from Tuesday.

That puts total Virginia hospitalizations during the pandemic at 55,480.

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-four infected Fauquier patients have been hospitalized (up 1) and 63 have died since the pandemic started.

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

• 4,518 cases (up 4), 187 hospitalizations (up 1) and 61 deaths in Culpeper.

• 2,137 infections (up 4), 86 hospitalizations and 39 deaths in Orange.

• 603 infections (up 3), 21 hospitalizations and 16 deaths in Madison.

• 339 cases (up 1), 18 hospitalizations and 2 deaths in Rappahannock.

The district has 181 COVID-19 deaths, and 506 infected patients have been hospitalized during the pandemic.

The health department reported 116,405 PCR tests in the district so far — up 218. Over the last seven days, 5.3 percent of tests conducted in the five-county district were positive, down slightly.

Cases elsewhere in Virginia:

• 75,581 in Fairfax County — up 103 since Tuesday.

Prince William County, 44,491 — up 77.

Virginia Beach, 35,269 — up 72.

Loudoun County, 27,159 — up 43.

Chesterfield County, 27,080 — up 53.

Henrico County, 24,890 — up 57.

City of Chesapeake, 20,581 — up 20.

City of Norfolk, 17,291 — up 38.

City of Richmond, 16,717 — up 25.

Arlington County, 15,045 — up 25.

City of Newport News, 13,678 — up 25.

City of Alexandria, 11,612 — up 17.

Stafford County, 11,007 — up 28. .

City of Hampton, 10,212 — up 21.

Spotsylvania County, 9,639 — up 43.

City of Roanoke, 8,334 — up 13.

Nationwide as of Wednesday morning:

— up 51,141 from Tuesday morning.

• 573,383 deaths — up 681.

• 429.56 million tests conducted — up about 980,000.

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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