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February 23, 2021

Record 172 new COVID-19 deaths reported in Virginia

Doses of vaccine administered to Fauquier residents total 12,885 as of Tuesday Morning, with 3,544 people completing the two-shot regimen.
Getting The Vaccine
Under “Phase 1b,” all Virginians 65 and older may register — along with those 16 to 64 with certain medical conditions.

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: 877-275-8343.

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.
Fauquier on Tuesday morning has another death attributed to COVID-19, bringing the county total to 46 fatalities since the pandemic started.

New fatalities reported in Fauquier have totaled 9 over the last 4 days.

Meanwhile, the state health department Tuesday reported a record 172 new deaths across Virginia.

But, most of those result from delays in determining the causes of deaths that took place late last year, according to officials.

Nationwide, the pandemic’s death toll has crested a half-million.

But, in Virginia and most of the nation, the rate of new infections continues to decline.

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

3,892 total cases in Fauquier since the pandemic began — up 13 from Monday morning’s report.

Poet’s Walk, a memory care center in Warrenton, has 42 active cases, according to the health department. VDH on Jan. 29 received notice of an outbreak of cases at the 68-bed center.

Fauquier public schools have 8 active cases among staff members and 8 among students as of Tuesday morning. The school system had 11 employees and 127 students in quarantine as of Friday, Feb. 19.

567,039 Virginia cases — up 1,769 since Monday.

The total includes 447,840 confirmed and 119,199 “probable” infections.

7,658 deaths statewide — up a record 172 from Monday.

Of the total fatalities, the health department classifies COVID-19 as the confirmed cause in 6,590 and “probable” in 1,068.

5,778,994 PCR diagnostic tests statewide — up 16,605 since Monday. Over the past seven days, 8.3 percent of those tests were positive.

Statewide hospitalizations for COVID-19 over the course of the pandemic totaled 23,698 as of Tuesday, up 168 since Monday.

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, 46,052 “confirmed COVID-19 patients have been hospitalized and discharged,” according to the Virginia Hospital and Healthcare Association.

State hospitals housed 1,621 infected patients Tuesday — up 81, according to the association.

That puts total Virginia hospitalizations during the pandemic at 47,673.

Hospitalizations peaked at 3,549 patients Wednesday, Jan. 13, according to the association.

• 1,632,700 doses of vaccine administered statewide, including 12,855 to Fauquier residents — up 163 as of Tuesday morning.

The state has averaged 29,735 doses administered per day over the last week.

• 497,401 Virginians fully vaccinated, including 3,544 in Fauquier — raising the county total by 113 in a day.

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 fifty-three infected Fauquier patients have been hospitalized and 46 have died (up 1) since the pandemic started.

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

• 4,028 cases (up 7), 162 hospitalizations and 46 deaths in Culpeper.

• 1,795 infections (up 6), 72 hospitalizations and 21 deaths in Orange.

• 528 infections (up 1), 21 hospitalizations and 8 deaths in Madison.

• 293 cases (up 3), 15 hospitalizations and 2 deaths in Rappahannock.

The district has 123 COVID-19 deaths, and 423 infected patients have been hospitalized during the pandemic.

The health department reported 97,868 PCR tests in the district so far — up 214. Over the last seven days, 6.5 percent of tests conducted in the five-county district were positive.


Cases elsewhere in Virginia:

• 65,469 in Fairfax County — up 152 since Monday.

Prince William County, 38,832 — up 88.

Virginia Beach, 30,051 — up 175.

Chesterfield County, 23,172 — up 95.

Loudoun County, 22,762 — up 58.

Henrico County, 21,040 — up 90.

City of Chesapeake, 17,913 — up 94.

City of Norfolk, 14,605 — up 43.

City of Richmond, 14,577 — up 78.

Arlington County, 12,922 — up 28.

City of Newport News, 11,214 — up 54.

City of Alexandria, 10,210 — up 24.

Stafford County, 9,368 — up 27.

City of Hampton, 8,471 — up 44.

Spotsylvania County, 8,156 — up 16.

City of Roanoke, 7,430 — up 34.


Nationwide as of Tuesday morning:

28,191,227 cases — up 56,273 from Monday morning.

• 500,443 deaths — up 1,542.

• 341.87 million tests conducted – up 1.25 million.


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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TheHustings · February 23, 2021 at 3:49 pm
Wear a mask! Thank you.
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