In Fauquier County, there were 16 new COVID-19 cases reported today, 21 yesterday. The county has had a total of 7,318 cases since the beginning of the pandemic. The seven-day average of cases in the county is 17.

Daily new cases of COVID-19 in Virginia were tallied at 1,762 today; cases were at 1,895 yesterday. According to reporting from the Virginia Department of Health, there have been 953,460 total reported cases (248,230 probable) of COVID in Virginia. The seven-day average of new cases in the state is 1,528. It had been generally dropping since Sept. 14, when it was 3,689, but has been rising since Nov. 9.

In the five-county Rappahannock-Rapidan Health District, 1,361 cases of COVID have been reported in children younger than 10 years old; 2,639 have been reported in those 10 to 19. In the state, there have been 62,179 cases in children younger than 10, 116,191 cases in those 10 to 19 years old.

For perspective, in both the state and in the health district, there have been more positive cases in 10 to 19 year olds than there have been in those 60 to 69, or 70 to 79 or over 80. There have been more cases in children 0 to 9 than there have been in those 70 to 79 or over 80, in both the state and the health district.

As of Nov. 18, the seven-day positivity rate for the state (total tests compared to positive tests) is 5.8%; it has been generally decreasing since Sept. 9. In the Rappahannock-Rapidan Health District, the positivity rating is 9.8%. The Centers for Disease Control reports that the positivity rating for Fauquier County is at 9.15%.

Fauquier County School Division

Local schools opened for five-day-a-week, in-person learning on Aug. 11. As of the morning of Nov. 18, 490 positive cases of COVID-19 have been reported in the school system. The total includes 357 students and 133 staff members. There were 26 new cases this week, 22 last week.

There are currently 42 active cases of COVID-19, 35 students and seven staffers. People stay on the active list for 10 days after first reporting an infection.

Since the beginning of school, no “outbreaks” have been reported in the school division, according to April Achter, RRHD population health coordinator; one was recorded over the summer at a school-sponsored camp.

School spokeswoman Tara Helkowski reported that, as of Nov. 18, because of contact with positive cases, 155 students are currently quarantining, 29 more than last week and a sharp increase from the Nov. 4, when 63 students were quarantining. One staff member is currently quarantining.

Although Fauquier County has managed to avoid COVID-19 outbreaks in the schools, other areas have not been so successful. Since the week of Sept. 12, outbreaks in K-12 settings have been more common than outbreaks in other facilities – for instance, long-term care settings, congregate settings, correctional facilities or healthcare settings.

For the week of Oct. 10 to Oct. 16 (the worst week for outbreaks since the start of school), there were 143 outbreaks; 75 of them were in K-12 settings. More recently, for the week of Nov. 7 to Nov. 13, there were 62 total outbreaks reported and 26 of them were in K-12 settings.

There were 191 positive cases of COVID-19 during the 2020-21 school year, 97 in students and 94 in staff members.

The list provided below outlines total cases since the first day of school. (Active cases are noted if the number is different from the total cases.)

High schools

  • 29 at Fauquier High School (one each on Aug. 16, Aug. 18, Aug. 19, Aug. 23, Aug. 24, Aug. 25, Aug 26, Sept. 9, Sept. 10, 3 on Sept. 13, 1 on Sept. 15, 3 on Sept 16, 1 on Sept. 17, 2 on Sept. 20, 1 on Sept. 21, 1 on Sept. 24, 1 on Oct. 12, 2 on Nov. 10, 2 on Nov. 11, 2 on Nov. 15 and 1 on Nov. 17). There are 7 active cases.
  • 34 at Kettle Run High School (Aug. 20, 2 on Aug. 23, 1 on Aug. 25, 2 on Aug. 26, 1 on Aug. 27, 1 on Sept. 1, 2 on Sept. 2, 2 on Sept. 3, 1 on Sept. 7, 1 on Sept. 10, 1 on Sept. 17, 1 on Sept. 23, 1 on Sept. 24, 1 on Sept. 28 and 1 on Sept. 30, 2 on Oct. 1, 1 on Oct. 4, 1 on Oct. 5, 1 on Oct. 6, 1 on Oct. 7, 1 on Oct. 12, 3 on Oct. 15, 1 on Oct. 18, 1 on Oct. 21, 2 on Nov. 5, 1 on Nov. 11 and 1 on Nov. 17) There are 2 active cases.
  • 65 at Liberty High School (3 on Aug. 16, 3 Aug. 18, 1 on Aug. 19, 5 on Aug. 23, 6 on Aug. 24, 2 on Aug. 25, 2 on Aug. 26, 3 on Aug. 27, 10 on Aug. 30, 1 on Sept. 1 and 4 on Sept. 7, 4 on Sept. 8, 2 on Sept. 9, 1 on Sept. 10, 3 on Sept. 17, 1 on Sept. 20, 1 on Sept. 27, 1 on Sept. 28, 1 on Sept. 29, 1 on Sept. 30, 1 on Oct. 1, 1 on Oct. 4, 1 on Oct. 5, 1 on Oct. 7 and 1 on Oct. 12, 1 on Oct. 15, 1 on Oct. 26, 1 on Oct. 27 and 1 on Nov. 17) There is 1 active case.
  • 2 at Southeastern Alternative School (Aug. 23 and Oct. 7) There are no active cases.

Middle schools

  • 10 at Auburn Middle School (2 on Aug. 18, 1 on Aug. 26, 1 on Sept. 1, 1 on Sept. 7, 2 on Sept. 13, 1 on Sept. 27, 1 on Sept. 30, 1 on Oct. 1, 1 on Oct. 19 and 2 on Oct. 22, 1 on Nov. 3, 1 on Nov. 10, 1 on Nov. 11, 3 on Nov. 17 and 1 on Nov. 18) There are 6 active cases.
  • 28 at Cedar Lee Middle School (Aug. 18 and Aug. 20, 3 on Aug. 24, 1 on Aug. 25, 2 on Aug. 26, 3 on Aug. 30, 1 on Aug. 31, 3 on Sept. 2, 1 on Sept. 10, 1 on Sept. 14, 1 on Sept. 20, 2 on Sept. 24, 1 on Sept. 29, 1 on Oct. 7, 2 on Oct. 12, 1 on Oct. 19, 1 on Oct. 22 and 2 on Oct. 25) There are no active cases.
  • 9 at Marshall Middle School (2 on Aug 27, 1 on Sept. 3, 1 on Sept. 10, 1 on Sept. 20, 1 on Sept. 24, 1 on Sept. 27, 1 on Oct.1 and 1 on Oct. 5) There are no active cases.
  • 11 at Taylor Middle School (one each Aug. 18, Aug. 19, 2 on Aug. 20, 2 on Aug. 23 and 1 on Aug. 25, 1 on Sept. 1, 1 on Sept. 3, 1 on Sept. 7 and 1 on Oct. 6) There are no active cases.
  • 12 at Warrenton Middle School (Sept. 3 and Sept. 13, 2 on Sept. 17, 1 on Sept. 23, 1 on Oct. 4, 1 on Oct. 6, 1 on Oct. 12, 3 on Nov. 3 and 1 on Nov. 18) There is 1 active case.

Elementary schools

  • 4 cases at Bradley Elementary School (on Aug. 23, Aug. 25, Sept. 17 and 1 on Oct. 1) There are no active cases.
  • 6 cases at Brumfield Elementary (2 on Aug. 17, 2 on Aug. 23, 1 on Sept. 1 and 1 on Nov. 10) There is 1 active case.
  • 6 cases at Coleman Elementary (Sept. 3 and Sept. 14, 2 on Oct. 4 and 2 on Nov. 5) There are no active cases.
  • 20 at Greenville Elementary (1 reported Aug. 13, 1 on Aug. 16, 1 on Aug. 20, 2 on Aug. 23, 3 on Aug. 24, 1 on Oct. 1, 3 on Oct. 4, 3 on Oct. 7, 1 on Oct. 13, 1 on Nov. 10 and 3 on Nov. 17) There are 4 active cases.
  • 34 at Miller Elementary (1 each Aug. 16 and 17, 2 on Aug. 18, 1 on Aug. 19, 2 on Aug. 23, 2 on Aug. 24, 1 on Aug. 25, 5 on Aug. 27, 3 on Aug. 30, 3 on Aug. 31, 1 on Sept. 8, 1 on Sept. 9, 2 on Sept. 16, 1 on Sept. 20, 2 on Sept. 21, 1 on Sept. 22 and 1 on Sept. 27, 3 on Sept. 29 and 1 on Oct. 12) There are no active cases.
  • 20 at Pearson Elementary School (Aug. 18, 4 on Aug. 27, 1 on Sept. 7 and 1 on Sept. 10, 1 on Oct. 1, 1 on Oct. 6, 1 on Oct. 15 and 1 on Oct. 21, 1 on Oct. 29, 2 on Nov. 10, 1 on Nov. 11 and 2 on Nov. 15 and 3 on Nov. 17) There are 8 active cases.
  • 4 at Pierce Elementary School (Aug. 27, Sept. 17, 1 one Nov. 9 and 1 on Nov. 12) There are 2 active cases.
  • 8 at Ritchie Elementary School (Aug. 20, Sept. 21, Oct. 12, Oct. 14, 1 one Oct. 18, 1 on Nov. 11 and 1 on Nov. 15) There are 2 active cases.
  • 19 students at Smith Elementary School (1 reported Aug. 13, 2 on Aug. 15, 1 on Aug. 19, 2 on Aug. 23, 1 on Sept. 3, 2 on Sept. 7, 1 on Sept. 9, 1 on Sept. 16, 1 on Sept. 27 and 1 on Oct. 4, 2 on Oct. 5, 2 on Oct. 7 and 1 on Oct. 20 and 1 on Nov. 9) There is 1 active case.
  • 2 at Thompson Elementary (Sept. 14 and Oct. 5) There are no active cases.
  • 24 at Walter Elementary (2 on Aug. 18, 4 on Aug. 23, 1 on Aug. 24, 1 on Aug. 25, 2 on Aug. 26, 1 on Aug. 27, 4 on Aug. 30, 4 on Sept. 1, 1 on Sept. 10, 1 on Sept. 13, 1 on Sept. 17 and 1 on Oct. 21) There are no active cases.

Staff members testing positive include:

  • 5 at Fauquier High School (Aug. 26, 1 on Sept. 3, 1 on Sept. 24 and 1 on Oct. 8 and 1 on Nov. 12) There is 1 active case.
  • 8 at Kettle Run High School (2 on Aug. 25, 1 on Aug. 27, 1 on Aug. 31, 1 on Sept. 3 1 on Sept. 15 and 1 on Oct. 8 and 1 on Nov. 17) There is 1 active case.
  • 14 at Liberty High (Aug. 18 and Aug. 27, Aug. 30, 1 on Sept. 8, on Sept. 9 and 1 on Sept. 10, 1 on Sept. 22, 1 on Sept. 2, 1 on Oct. 1, 1 on Oct. 4 and 1 on Oct. 25) There are no active cases.
  • 8 at Auburn Middle School (on Aug. 17, 2 on Sept. 1, 3 on Sept. 3, 1 on Sept. 7, 1 on Sept. 10, 1 on Sept. 17, 1 on Sept. 20 and 1 on Sept. 22) There are no active cases.
  • 4 at Cedar Lee Middle (Aug. 25, Sept. 8 and 1 on Sept. 29) There are no active cases.
  • 1 at Marshall Middle School (Sept. 16) There are no active cases.
  • 9 at Taylor Middle (one on Aug. 17, 3 on Aug. 24, 1 on Aug. 27, 1 on Aug. 31, 1 on Sept. 2, 1 on Sept. 3 and 1 on Sept. 13) There are no active cases.
  • 2 at Warrenton Middle (2 on Sept. 1) There are no active cases.
  • 6 at Bradley Elementary (Aug. 17 and Aug. 27, Sept. 1, 1 on Sept. 9, 1 on Sept. 14 and 1 on Sept. 29) There are no active cases.
  • 5 at Brumfield Elementary (Aug. 20, 2 on Aug. 27 and 1 on Sept. 1 and 1 on Nov. 17) There is 1 active case.
  • 4 at Coleman Elementary (Sept. 13, Oct. 4 and Nov. 8) There is 1 active case.
  • 9 at Greenville Elementary (Aug. 24, Aug. 26, 2 on Aug. 27, 1 on Sept. 13, 1 on Sept. 29, 1 on Oct. 5 and 2 on Oct. 22) There are no active cases.
  • 11 at Miller Elementary (Aug. 17, Aug. 25, Aug. 27, 1 on Aug. 31, 1 on Sept. 3, 1 on Sept. 14, 1 on Sept. 17, 1 on Oct. 15 and 2 on Nov. 17) There are 2 active cases.
  • 3 cases at Pearson Elementary (Sept. 22, Sept. 24 and 1 on Oct. 8) There are no active cases.
  • 3 at Pierce Elementary (Sept. 17 and Sept. 27 and 1 on Nov. 17) There is 1 active case.
  • 2 at Ritchie Elementary (Aug. 27 and Oct. 25) There are no active cases.
  • 1 at Smith Elementary (Sept. 1) There are no active cases.
  • 4 at Walter Elementary (Aug. 20, Aug. 26, Aug. 30 and Sept. 1) There are no active cases.
  • 34 staff members at the school division’s central offices (2 on Aug. 24, 1 on Aug. 26, 1 on Aug. 27, 3 on Aug. 30 and 1 on Aug. 31 and 2 on Sept. 1, 1 on Sept. 2, 1 on Sept. 8, 1 on Sept. 9, 5 on Sept. 10, 2 on Sept. 15 and 1 on Sept. 21, 2 on Sept. 22, 1 on Sept. 29, 1 on Oct. 1, 1 on Oct. 8, 2 on Oct. 12, 1 on Oct. 19, 3 on Nov. 3 and 1 on Nov. 4 and 1 on Nov. 4) There are no active cases.

Deaths

Fauquier reported two new COVID-19 fatalities yesterday, the first two in November. The county has reported a total of 88 COVID-19 related deaths since the start of the pandemic, including nine in September and five in October.

The VDH does not report demographic data at the county level, but in the RRHD, of the 265 COVID-19 deaths reported in the RRHD so far, 112 have been in residents older than 80. There have been 74 deaths in those 70 to 79 years old, 39 deaths in those 60 to 69, and 33 deaths in those younger than 59. (For seven of the deaths, no age was reported.)

In the RRHD, one person between the ages of 10 and 19 has died and a child between 0 and 9 has died. In the state, six children between 0 and 9 have died from COVID-19; 10 between 10 to 19 have died. The latest fatality in the 10 to 19 age group was reported Nov. 3 in the Central Health District.

Friday, the VDH reported 23 COVID-19 deaths in Virginia. The total number of COVID-19 related deaths in Virginia is listed as 14,492 (2,322 probable).

The seven-day average of COVID-19 deaths in the state is 24. Throughout July, the seven-day average of deaths was fewer than five. It started to rise in mid-August and has been declining again since Oct. 19.

Hospitalizations

Fauquier County reported new hospitalizations Nov. 1, 2, 9, 10, 11, 13 and 17. The total for October was 29; 37 hospitalizations were reported in September, 25 in August. The county has reported 299 since the beginning of the pandemic.

Fauquier Hospital spokeswoman Sarah Cubbage said Nov. 12 that the hospital was treating about seven COVID-19 patients.

The state added 50 new COVID hospitalizations today. According to the VDH, the total number of hospitalizations in the state is 39,684 (2,308 probable). The seven-day average of new hospitalizations is 40 and has been generally on the decline since Sept. 20.

In Friday’s updated data from the RRHD, of the 742 people hospitalized, 132 have been older than 80 years old; 143 have been 70 to 79 years old; 146 have been between 60 and 69 years old and 139 have been between 50 and 59. One hundred and seventy-three have been younger than 50. (For nine of the hospitalizations, age was not reported.)

In the health district, seven children younger than 10 and eight between 10 and 19 years old have been hospitalized. In the state, 563 younger than 10 have been hospitalized; 655 between 10 and 19 years old have been hospitalized.

VDH data reported here was finalized Thursday, Nov. 18 at 5 p.m. More information may be found at https://www.vdh.virginia.gov/coronavirus/covid-19-in-virginia/

The Virginia Hospital and Healthcare Association data for Nov. 19 states that 847 Virginians are hospitalized with COVID-19. The seven-day average number of hospitalizations (846) rose dramatically between July 11 and Sept. 9, began declining rapidly on Sept. 23 and in the last week has plateaued.

The VHHA reports that the number of COVID-19 confirmed or COVID-19 suspected patients who are in intensive care units as of Nov. 19 is 202. One hundred and fourteen COVID-19 patients are receiving ventilator support.

The VDH and VHHA compile statistics in different ways, so their data does not always match up. For instance, VHHA reported that 72,990 COVID-19 patients have been hospitalized and discharged as of yesterday, but the VDH reports that the total number of Virginians hospitalized since the beginning of the pandemic is 39,684.

Outbreaks

There have been a total of 65 outbreaks in the RRHD since the beginning of the pandemic. There have been 26 outbreaks in long-term care facilities, 21 outbreaks in congregate settings, four in correctional facilities, three in a healthcare setting, three in a childcare setting, one in a college setting, six in a K-12 setting and one in a gym. The total number of cases attributed to the outbreaks is 1,912.

The most recent outbreak to be reported in the RRHD was reported at the Culpeper Health and Rehabilitation Center Oct. 29. Nineteen COVID-19 cases have been reported, with no deaths.

In the state, there are 1,336 outbreaks being reported in long-term care facilities (resulting in 36,834 cases and 4,529 deaths); 2,047 outbreaks in congregate settings; 309 outbreaks in healthcare settings; 221 in correctional facilities; 152 in college settings; 483 in childcare settings and 986 K-12 outbreaks being reported.

There have been a total of 5,534 outbreaks in Virginia since the beginning of the pandemic, according to today’s VDH dashboard.

Rates of transmission

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control ranks counties by level of transmission; Fauquier, as of Nov. 18, is rated “high,” as are most other counties in Virginia. Twenty-eight Virginia counties are rated “substantial” and four counties are rated “moderate” today, down from eight yesterday. Lancaster County is rated “low.”

The CDC reevaluates county ratings every afternoon.

The county was rated “moderate” on July 27, substantial on July 29 and high as of July 31, but the rating was changed to “substantial” the afternoon of Aug. 3. The rating was back up to “high” the afternoon of Aug. 4, and has remained there.

Community transmission is based on two metrics – the number of new cases per 100,000 in the last seven days (167 for Fauquier) and percent positivity (9.15% for Fauquier) A county is rated “high” if there are more than 100 cases per 100,000 in the last seven days or if the percent positivity is over 10%.

On July 27, the CDC issued guidance recommending that fully vaccinated individuals wear masks when indoors in areas with “substantial to high” transmission. 

Vaccines

As of Nov. 19, 12,324,275 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered to Virginia residents. About 73% of the population has been vaccinated with at least one dose; 64.3% of Virginians have been fully vaccinated. In the adult population, 86.6% have been vaccinated with at least one dose; 76.4% are fully vaccinated.

An average 40,3561 vaccine doses are being administered daily in the state. Since vaccine boosters and vaccines for those 5 to 11 became available, the number has been climbing.

Thus far, about 65.4% of the county’s residents (all ages combined) have been vaccinated with at least one dose; 58.5% are fully vaccinated (11% have received a booster shot). About 77.2% of adults (older than 18) have been vaccinated with at least one dose. The percentage of fully vaccinated adults is 70.2%. About 14.3% of adults have received a booster shot.

Since children between 5 and 11 years old are now eligible to be vaccinated for COVID-19, the VDH has changed its categories for which it keeps vaccination statistics.

For Virginians between 5 and 17, 40.7% of the population has been vaccinated with at least one dose (28.4% are fully vaccinated, 0.1% have received a booster). For those 18 and older, 80.1% have received at least one dose of a vaccine (71.9% fully vaccinated, 15.2% have received a booster); for those aged 65 and older, 94.3% have received at least one dose (86% fully vaccinated, 39.3% have received a booster).

About 34.7% of Fauquier residents between 5 and 17 have been vaccinated with at least one dose (26.1% fully vaccinated, 0.1% have had boosters); 77.2% of those 18 and older (70.2% fully vaccinated, 14.3% have had boosters) and 92.4% of those 65 and older (83.3% fully vaccinated, 36.8% have had boosters).

For Virginians older than 5 (which represents everyone in the state who is eligible to be vaccinated), 73.5% have received one dose; 64.5% are fully vaccinated and 12.7% have received a booster shot. 79.1% of over-12 residents have received their first dose, 70.9% are fully vaccinated and 12.9% have received a booster.

In Fauquier, 69.4% of the over-5 population has received one dose; 62.1% are fully vaccinated and 11.7% have received booster shots. For those over 12, 75.5% have received one dose, 68.5% are fully vaccinated and 12.5% have received boosters.

The VDH reports that between Jan. 17 and Nov. 13, there have been 56,779 breakthrough cases of COVID-19 in fully vaccinated people (1% of vaccinated people); 1,996 fully vaccinated people have been hospitalized (0.037% of vaccinated people), and there have been 708 deaths in fully vaccinated people (0.00131% of fully vaccinated people).

The VDH website says that unvaccinated people have developed COVID-19 at a rate 4.7 times higher than fully vaccinated people, and 2.2 times higher than partially vaccinated people.

The VHH’s vaccine dashboard can be found at https://www.vdh.virginia.gov/coronavirus/covid-19-vaccine-summary

THURSDAY, NOV. 18: In Fauquier County, there were 21 new COVID-19 cases reported today. The county has had a total of 7,302 cases since the beginning of the pandemic. The seven-day average of cases in the county is 17.

Daily new cases of COVID-19 in Virginia were tallied at 1,895 today. According to reporting from the Virginia Department of Health, there have been 951,598 total reported cases (247,480 probable) of COVID in Virginia. The seven-day average of new cases in the state is 1,475. It had been generally dropping since Sept. 14, when it was 3,689.

In the five-county Rappahannock-Rapidan Health District, 1,352 cases of COVID have been reported in children younger than 10 years old; 2,629 have been reported in those 10 to 19. In the state, there have been 61,961 cases in children younger than 10, 115,868 cases in those 10 to 19 years old.

For perspective, in both the state and in the health district, there have been more positive cases in 10 to 19 year olds than there have been in those 60 to 69, or 70 to 79 or over 80. There have been more cases in children 0 to 9 than there have been in those 70 to 79 or over 80, in both the state and the health district.

As of Nov. 18, the seven-day positivity rate for the state (total tests compared to positive tests) is 5.5%; it has been generally decreasing since Sept. 9. In the Rappahannock-Rapidan Health District, the positivity rating is 9.3%. The Centers for Disease Control reports that the positivity rating for Fauquier County is at 8.19%.

Fauquier County School Division

Local schools opened for five-day-a-week, in-person learning on Aug. 11. As of the morning of Nov. 18, 488 positive cases of COVID-19 have been reported in the school system. The total includes 355 students and 133 staff members.

There are currently 40 active cases of COVID-19, 33 students and seven staffers. People stay on the active list for 10 days after first reporting an infection.

Since the beginning of school, no “outbreaks” have been reported in the school division, according to April Achter, RRHD population health coordinator; one was recorded over the summer at a school-sponsored camp.

School spokeswoman Tara Helkowski reported that, as of Nov. 11, because of contact with positive cases, 126 students are currently quarantining, twice as many as last week. No staff members are quarantining (as of Nov. 4).

Although Fauquier County has managed to avoid COVID-19 outbreaks in the schools, other areas have not been so successful. Since the week of Sept. 12, outbreaks in K-12 settings have been more common than outbreaks in other facilities – for instance, long-term care settings, congregate settings, correctional facilities or healthcare settings.

For the week of Oct. 10 to Oct. 16 (the worst week for outbreaks since the start of school), there were 142 outbreaks; 74 of them were in K-12 settings. More recently, for the week of Nov. 7 to Nov. 13, there were 59 total outbreaks reported and 26 of them were in K-12 settings.

There were 191 positive cases of COVID-19 during the 2020-21 school year, 97 in students and 94 in staff members.

The list provided below outlines total cases since the first day of school. (Active cases are noted if the number is different from the total cases.)

High schools

  • 29 at Fauquier High School (one each on Aug. 16, Aug. 18, Aug. 19, Aug. 23, Aug. 24, Aug. 25, Aug 26, Sept. 9, Sept. 10, 3 on Sept. 13, 1 on Sept. 15, 3 on Sept 16, 1 on Sept. 17, 2 on Sept. 20, 1 on Sept. 21, 1 on Sept. 24, 1 on Oct. 12, 2 on Nov. 10, 2 on Nov. 11, 2 on Nov. 15 and 1 on Nov. 17). There are 7 active cases.
  • 34 at Kettle Run High School (Aug. 20, 2 on Aug. 23, 1 on Aug. 25, 2 on Aug. 26, 1 on Aug. 27, 1 on Sept. 1, 2 on Sept. 2, 2 on Sept. 3, 1 on Sept. 7, 1 on Sept. 10, 1 on Sept. 17, 1 on Sept. 23, 1 on Sept. 24, 1 on Sept. 28 and 1 on Sept. 30, 2 on Oct. 1, 1 on Oct. 4, 1 on Oct. 5, 1 on Oct. 6, 1 on Oct. 7, 1 on Oct. 12, 3 on Oct. 15, 1 on Oct. 18, 1 on Oct. 21, 2 on Nov. 5, 1 on Nov. 11 and 1 on Nov. 17) There are 2 active cases.
  • 65 at Liberty High School (3 on Aug. 16, 3 Aug. 18, 1 on Aug. 19, 5 on Aug. 23, 6 on Aug. 24, 2 on Aug. 25, 2 on Aug. 26, 3 on Aug. 27, 10 on Aug. 30, 1 on Sept. 1 and 4 on Sept. 7, 4 on Sept. 8, 2 on Sept. 9, 1 on Sept. 10, 3 on Sept. 17, 1 on Sept. 20, 1 on Sept. 27, 1 on Sept. 28, 1 on Sept. 29, 1 on Sept. 30, 1 on Oct. 1, 1 on Oct. 4, 1 on Oct. 5, 1 on Oct. 7 and 1 on Oct. 12, 1 on Oct. 15, 1 on Oct. 26, 1 on Oct. 27 and 1 on Nov. 17) There is 1 active case.
  • 2 at Southeastern Alternative School (Aug. 23 and Oct. 7) There are no active cases.

Middle schools

  • 19 at Auburn Middle School (2 on Aug. 18, 1 on Aug. 26, 1 on Sept. 1, 1 on Sept. 7, 2 on Sept. 13, 1 on Sept. 27, 1 on Sept. 30, 1 on Oct. 1, 1 on Oct. 19 and 2 on Oct. 22, 1 on Nov. 3, 1 on Nov. 10, 1 on Nov. 11 and 3 on Nov. 17) There are 5 active cases.
  • 28 at Cedar Lee Middle School (Aug. 18 and Aug. 20, 3 on Aug. 24, 1 on Aug. 25, 2 on Aug. 26, 3 on Aug. 30, 1 on Aug. 31, 3 on Sept. 2, 1 on Sept. 10, 1 on Sept. 14, 1 on Sept. 20, 2 on Sept. 24, 1 on Sept. 29, 1 on Oct. 7, 2 on Oct. 12, 1 on Oct. 19, 1 on Oct. 22 and 2 on Oct. 25) There are no active cases.
  • 9 at Marshall Middle School (2 on Aug 27, 1 on Sept. 3, 1 on Sept. 10, 1 on Sept. 20, 1 on Sept. 24, 1 on Sept. 27, 1 on Oct.1 and 1 on Oct. 5) There are no active cases.
  • 11 at Taylor Middle School (one each Aug. 18, Aug. 19, 2 on Aug. 20, 2 on Aug. 23 and 1 on Aug. 25, 1 on Sept. 1, 1 on Sept. 3, 1 on Sept. 7 and 1 on Oct. 6) There are no active cases.
  • 11 at Warrenton Middle School (Sept. 3 and Sept. 13, 2 on Sept. 17, 1 on Sept. 23, 1 on Oct. 4, 1 on Oct. 6, 1 on Oct. 12 and 3 on Nov. 3) There are no active cases.

Elementary schools

  • 4 cases at Bradley Elementary School (on Aug. 23, Aug. 25, Sept. 17 and 1 on Oct. 1) There are no active cases.
  • 6 cases at Brumfield Elementary (2 on Aug. 17, 2 on Aug. 23, 1 on Sept. 1 and 1 on Nov. 10) There is 1 active case.
  • 6 cases at Coleman Elementary (Sept. 3 and Sept. 14, 2 on Oct. 4 and 2 on Nov. 5) There are no active cases.
  • 20 at Greenville Elementary (1 reported Aug. 13, 1 on Aug. 16, 1 on Aug. 20, 2 on Aug. 23, 3 on Aug. 24, 1 on Oct. 1, 3 on Oct. 4, 3 on Oct. 7, 1 on Oct. 13, 1 on Nov. 10 and 3 on Nov. 17) There are 4 active cases.
  • 34 at Miller Elementary (1 each Aug. 16 and 17, 2 on Aug. 18, 1 on Aug. 19, 2 on Aug. 23, 2 on Aug. 24, 1 on Aug. 25, 5 on Aug. 27, 3 on Aug. 30, 3 on Aug. 31, 1 on Sept. 8, 1 on Sept. 9, 2 on Sept. 16, 1 on Sept. 20, 2 on Sept. 21, 1 on Sept. 22 and 1 on Sept. 27, 3 on Sept. 29 and 1 on Oct. 12) There are no active cases.
  • 20 at Pearson Elementary School (Aug. 18, 4 on Aug. 27, 1 on Sept. 7 and 1 on Sept. 10, 1 on Oct. 1, 1 on Oct. 6, 1 on Oct. 15 and 1 on Oct. 21, 1 on Oct. 29, 2 on Nov. 10, 1 on Nov. 11 and 2 on Nov. 15 and 3 on Nov. 17) There are 8 active cases.
  • 4 at Pierce Elementary School (Aug. 27, Sept. 17, 1 one Nov. 9 and 1 on Nov. 12) There are 2 active cases.
  • 8 at Ritchie Elementary School (Aug. 20, Sept. 21, Oct. 12, Oct. 14, 1 one Oct. 18, 1 on Nov. 11 and 1 on Nov. 15) There are 2 active cases.
  • 19 students at Smith Elementary School (1 reported Aug. 13, 2 on Aug. 15, 1 on Aug. 19, 2 on Aug. 23, 1 on Sept. 3, 2 on Sept. 7, 1 on Sept. 9, 1 on Sept. 16, 1 on Sept. 27 and 1 on Oct. 4, 2 on Oct. 5, 2 on Oct. 7 and 1 on Oct. 20 and 1 on Nov. 9) There is 1 active case.
  • 2 at Thompson Elementary (Sept. 14 and Oct. 5) There are no active cases.
  • 24 at Walter Elementary (2 on Aug. 18, 4 on Aug. 23, 1 on Aug. 24, 1 on Aug. 25, 2 on Aug. 26, 1 on Aug. 27, 4 on Aug. 30, 4 on Sept. 1, 1 on Sept. 10, 1 on Sept. 13, 1 on Sept. 17 and 1 on Oct. 21) There are no active cases.

Staff members testing positive include:

  • 5 at Fauquier High School (Aug. 26, 1 on Sept. 3, 1 on Sept. 24 and 1 on Oct. 8 and 1 on Nov. 12) There is 1 active case.
  • 8 at Kettle Run High School (2 on Aug. 25, 1 on Aug. 27, 1 on Aug. 31, 1 on Sept. 3 1 on Sept. 15 and 1 on Oct. 8 and 1 on Nov. 17) There is 1 active case.
  • 14 at Liberty High (Aug. 18 and Aug. 27, Aug. 30, 1 on Sept. 8, on Sept. 9 and 1 on Sept. 10, 1 on Sept. 22, 1 on Sept. 2, 1 on Oct. 1, 1 on Oct. 4 and 1 on Oct. 25) There are no active cases.
  • 8 at Auburn Middle School (on Aug. 17, 2 on Sept. 1, 3 on Sept. 3, 1 on Sept. 7, 1 on Sept. 10, 1 on Sept. 17, 1 on Sept. 20 and 1 on Sept. 22) There are no active cases.
  • 4 at Cedar Lee Middle (Aug. 25, Sept. 8 and 1 on Sept. 29) There are no active cases.
  • 1 at Marshall Middle School (Sept. 16) There are no active cases.
  • 9 at Taylor Middle (one on Aug. 17, 3 on Aug. 24, 1 on Aug. 27, 1 on Aug. 31, 1 on Sept. 2, 1 on Sept. 3 and 1 on Sept. 13) There are no active cases.
  • 2 at Warrenton Middle (2 on Sept. 1) There are no active cases.
  • 6 at Bradley Elementary (Aug. 17 and Aug. 27, Sept. 1, 1 on Sept. 9, 1 on Sept. 14 and 1 on Sept. 29) There are no active cases.
  • 5 at Brumfield Elementary (Aug. 20, 2 on Aug. 27 and 1 on Sept. 1 and 1 on Nov. 17) There is 1 active case.
  • 4 at Coleman Elementary (Sept. 13, Oct. 4 and Nov. 8) There is 1 active case.
  • 9 at Greenville Elementary (Aug. 24, Aug. 26, 2 on Aug. 27, 1 on Sept. 13, 1 on Sept. 29, 1 on Oct. 5 and 2 on Oct. 22) There are no active cases.
  • 11 at Miller Elementary (Aug. 17, Aug. 25, Aug. 27, 1 on Aug. 31, 1 on Sept. 3, 1 on Sept. 14, 1 on Sept. 17, 1 on Oct. 15 and 2 on Nov. 17) There are 2 active cases.
  • 3 cases at Pearson Elementary (Sept. 22, Sept. 24 and 1 on Oct. 8) There are no active cases.
  • 3 at Pierce Elementary (Sept. 17 and Sept. 27 and 1 on Nov. 17) There is 1 active case.
  • 2 at Ritchie Elementary (Aug. 27 and Oct. 25) There are no active cases.
  • 1 at Smith Elementary (Sept. 1) There are no active cases.
  • 4 at Walter Elementary (Aug. 20, Aug. 26, Aug. 30 and Sept. 1) There are no active cases.
  • 34 staff members at the school division’s central offices (2 on Aug. 24, 1 on Aug. 26, 1 on Aug. 27, 3 on Aug. 30 and 1 on Aug. 31 and 2 on Sept. 1, 1 on Sept. 2, 1 on Sept. 8, 1 on Sept. 9, 5 on Sept. 10, 2 on Sept. 15 and 1 on Sept. 21, 2 on Sept. 22, 1 on Sept. 29, 1 on Oct. 1, 1 on Oct. 8, 2 on Oct. 12, 1 on Oct. 19, 3 on Nov. 3 and 1 on Nov. 4 and 1 on Nov. 4) There are no active cases.

Deaths

Fauquier reported two new COVID-19 fatalities today. The county has reported a total of 88 COVID-19 related deaths since the start of the pandemic, including nine in September and five in October.

The VDH does not report demographic data at the county level, but in the RRHD, of the 265 COVID-19 deaths reported in the RRHD so far, 112 have been in residents older than 80. There have been 74 deaths in those 70 to 79 years old, 39 deaths in those 60 to 69, and 33 deaths in those younger than 59. (For seven of the deaths, no age was reported.)

In the RRHD, one person between the ages of 10 and 19 has died and a child between 0 and 9 has died. In the state, six children between 0 and 9 have died from COVID-19; 10 between 10 to 19 have died. The latest fatality in the 10 to 19 age group was reported Nov. 3 in the Central Health District.

Thursday, the VDH reported 26 COVID-19 deaths in Virginia. The total number of COVID-19 related deaths in Virginia is listed as 14,469 (2,317 probable).

The seven-day average of COVID-19 deaths in the state is 25. Throughout July, the seven-day average of deaths was fewer than five. It started to rise in mid-August and has been declining again since Oct. 19.

Hospitalizations

Fauquier County reported new hospitalizations Nov. 1, 2, 9, 10, 11, 13 and 17. The total for October was 29; 37 hospitalizations were reported in September, 25 in August. The county has reported 299 since the beginning of the pandemic.

Fauquier Hospital spokeswoman Sarah Cubbage said Nov. 12 that the hospital was treating about seven COVID-19 patients.

The state added 47 new COVID hospitalizations today. According to the VDH, the total number of hospitalizations in the state is 39,634 (2,302 probable). The seven-day average of new hospitalizations is 39 and has been generally on the decline since Sept. 20.

In Thursday’s updated data from the RRHD, of the 740 people hospitalized, 132 have been older than 80 years old; 142 have been 70 to 79 years old; 146 have been between 60 and 69 years old and 139 have been between 50 and 59. One hundred and seventy-three have been younger than 50. (For eight of the hospitalizations, age was not reported.)

In the health district, seven children younger than 10 and eight between 10 and 19 years old have been hospitalized. In the state, 562 younger than 10 have been hospitalized; 653 between 10 and 19 years old have been hospitalized.

VDH data reported here was finalized Wednesday, Nov. 17 at 5 p.m. More information may be found at https://www.vdh.virginia.gov/coronavirus/covid-19-in-virginia/

The Virginia Hospital and Healthcare Association data for Nov. 18 states that 847 Virginians are hospitalized with COVID-19. The seven-day average number of hospitalizations (842) rose dramatically between July 11 and Sept. 9, but has been declining since Sept. 23.

The VHHA reports that the number of COVID-19 confirmed or COVID-19 suspected patients who are in intensive care units as of Nov. 18 is 199. One hundred and fourteen COVID-19 patients are receiving ventilator support.

The VDH and VHHA compile statistics in different ways, so their data does not always match up. For instance, VHHA reported that 72,921 COVID-19 patients have been hospitalized and discharged as of yesterday, but the VDH reports that the total number of Virginians hospitalized since the beginning of the pandemic is 39,634.

Outbreaks

There have been a total of 65 outbreaks in the RRHD since the beginning of the pandemic. There have been 26 outbreaks in long-term care facilities, 21 outbreaks in congregate settings, four in correctional facilities, three in a healthcare setting, three in a childcare setting, one in a college setting, six in a K-12 setting and one in a gym. The total number of cases attributed to the outbreaks is 1,912.

The most recent outbreak to be reported in the RRHD was reported at the Culpeper Health and Rehabilitation Center Oct. 29. Nineteen COVID-19 cases have been reported, with no deaths.

In the state, there are 1,334 outbreaks being reported in long-term care facilities (resulting in 36,803 cases and 4,525 deaths); 2,038 outbreaks in congregate settings; 309 outbreaks in healthcare settings; 221 in correctional facilities; 152 in college settings; 28 in gyms; 478 in childcare settings and 978 K-12 outbreaks being reported.

There have been a total of 5,510 outbreaks in Virginia since the beginning of the pandemic, according to today’s VDH dashboard.

Rates of transmission

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control ranks counties by level of transmission; Fauquier, as of Nov. 18, is rated “high,” as are most other counties in Virginia. Twenty-seven Virginia counties are rated “substantial” and eight counties are rated “moderate” today. Lancaster County is rated “low.”

The CDC reevaluates county ratings every afternoon.

The county was rated “moderate” on July 27, substantial on July 29 and high as of July 31, but the rating was changed to “substantial” the afternoon of Aug. 3. The rating was back up to “high” the afternoon of Aug. 4, and has remained there.

Community transmission is based on two metrics – the number of new cases per 100,000 in the last seven days (129 for Fauquier) and percent positivity (8.19% for Fauquier) A county is rated “high” if there are more than 100 cases per 100,000 in the last seven days or if the percent positivity is over 10%.

On July 27, the CDC issued guidance recommending that fully vaccinated individuals wear masks when indoors in areas with “substantial to high” transmission. 

Vaccines

As of Nov. 18, 12,275,888 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered to Virginia residents. About 72.9% of the population has been vaccinated with at least one dose; 64.2% of Virginians have been fully vaccinated. In the adult population, 86.4% have been vaccinated with at least one dose; 76.3% are fully vaccinated.

An average 40,389 vaccine doses are being administered daily in the state. Since vaccine boosters became available and vaccines for those 5 to 11, the number has been climbing.

Thus far, about 65.2% of the county’s residents (all ages combined) have been vaccinated with at least one dose; 58.4% are fully vaccinated (10.7% have received a booster shot). About 77.1% of adults (older than 18) have been vaccinated with at least one dose. The percentage of fully vaccinated adults is 70.1%. About 13.9% of adults have received a booster shot.

Since children between 5 and 11 years old are now eligible to be vaccinated for COVID-19, the VDH has changed its categories for which it keeps vaccination statistics.

For Virginians between 5 and 17, 40.2% of the population has been vaccinated with at least one dose (28.4% are fully vaccinated, 0.1% have received a booster). For those 18 and older, 80% have received at least one dose of a vaccine (71.8% fully vaccinated, 14.8% have received a booster); for those aged 65 and older, 94.1% have received at least one dose (86% fully vaccinated, 38.4% have received a booster).

About 34% of Fauquier residents between 5 and 17 have been vaccinated with at least one dose (26.1% fully vaccinated, 0.1% have had boosters); 77.1% of those 18 and older (70.1% fully vaccinated, 13.9% have had boosters) and 92.2% of those 65 and older (83.2% fully vaccinated, 35.8% have had boosters).

For Virginians older than 5 (which represents everyone in the state who is eligible to be vaccinated), 73.3% have received one dose; 64.5% are fully vaccinated and 12.3% have received a booster shot. 79% of over-12 residents have received their first dose, 71.8% are fully vaccinated and 13.5% have received a booster.

In Fauquier, 69.1% of the over-5 population has received one dose; 62% are fully vaccinated and 11.3% have received booster shots. For those over 12, 75.4% have received one dose, 68.5% are fully vaccinated and 12.5% have received boosters.

The VDH reports that between Jan. 17 and Nov. 6, there have been 53,733 breakthrough cases of COVID-19 in fully vaccinated people (1% of vaccinated people); 1,896 fully vaccinated people have been hospitalized (0.035% of vaccinated people), and there have been 668 deaths in fully vaccinated people (0.00125% of fully vaccinated people).

The VDH website says that unvaccinated people have developed COVID-19 at a rate 4.8 times higher than fully vaccinated people, and 2.3 times higher than partially vaccinated people.

The VHH’s vaccine dashboard can be found at https://www.vdh.virginia.gov/coronavirus/covid-19-vaccine-summary

TUESDAY, NOV. 16: In Fauquier County, there were 14 new COVID-19 cases reported today. The county has had a total of 7,243 cases since the beginning of the pandemic. The seven-day average of cases in the county is 13.

Daily new cases of COVID-19 in Virginia were tallied at 1,210 today. According to reporting from the Virginia Department of Health, there have been 947,271 total reported cases (245,582 probable) of COVID in Virginia. The seven-day average of new cases in the state is 1,271. It had been generally dropping since Sept. 14, when it was 3,689.

In the five-county Rappahannock-Rapidan Health District, 1,331 cases of COVID have been reported in children younger than 10 years old; 2,603 have been reported in those 10 to 19. In the state, there have been 61,466 cases in children younger than 10, 115,219 cases in those 10 to 19 years old.

For perspective, in both the state and in the health district, there have been more positive cases in 10 to 19 year olds than there have been in those 60 to 69, or 70 to 79 or over 80. There have been more cases in children 0 to 9 than there have been in those 70 to 79 or over 80, in both the state and the health district.

As of Nov. 16, the seven-day positivity rate for the state (total tests compared to positive tests) is 5.6%; it has been generally decreasing since Sept. 9. In the Rappahannock-Rapidan Health District, the positivity rating is 9.6%. The Centers for Disease Control reports that the positivity rating for Fauquier County is at 9.16%.

Fauquier County School Division

Local schools opened for five-day-a-week, in-person learning on Aug. 11. As of the morning of Nov. 16, 471 positive cases of COVID-19 have been reported in the school system. The total includes 343 students and 128 staff members.

There are currently 29 active cases of COVID-19, 26 students and three staffers. People stay on the active list for 10 days after first reporting an infection.

Since the beginning of school, no “outbreaks” have been reported in the school division, according to April Achter, RRHD population health coordinator; one was recorded over the summer at a school-sponsored camp.

School spokeswoman Tara Helkowski reported that, as of Nov. 11, because of contact with positive cases, 126 students are currently quarantining, twice as many as last week. No staff members are quarantining (as of Nov. 4).

Although Fauquier County has managed to avoid COVID-19 outbreaks in the schools, other areas have not been so successful. Since the week of Sept. 12, outbreaks in K-12 settings have been more common than outbreaks in other facilities – for instance, long-term care settings, congregate settings, correctional facilities or healthcare settings.

For the week of Oct. 10 to Oct. 16 (the worst week for outbreaks since the start of school), there were 142 outbreaks; 74 of them were in K-12 settings. More recently, for the week of Nov. 7 to Nov. 13, there were 54 total outbreaks reported and 25 of them were in K-12 settings.

There were 191 positive cases of COVID-19 during the 2020-21 school year, 97 in students and 94 in staff members.

The list provided below outlines total cases since the first day of school. (Active cases are noted if the number is different from the total cases.)

High schools

  • 28 at Fauquier High School (one each on Aug. 16, Aug. 18, Aug. 19, Aug. 23, Aug. 24, Aug. 25, Aug 26, Sept. 9, Sept. 10, 3 on Sept. 13, 1 on Sept. 15, 3 on Sept 16, 1 on Sept. 17, 2 on Sept. 20, 1 on Sept. 21, 1 on Sept. 24, 1 on Oct. 12, 2 on Nov. 10, 2 on Nov. 11 and 2 on Nov. 15). There are 6 active cases.
  • 33 at Kettle Run High School (Aug. 20, 2 on Aug. 23, 1 on Aug. 25, 2 on Aug. 26, 1 on Aug. 27, 1 on Sept. 1, 2 on Sept. 2, 2 on Sept. 3, 1 on Sept. 7, 1 on Sept. 10, 1 on Sept. 17, 1 on Sept. 23, 1 on Sept. 24, 1 on Sept. 28 and 1 on Sept. 30, 2 on Oct. 1, 1 on Oct. 4, 1 on Oct. 5, 1 on Oct. 6, 1 on Oct. 7, 1 on Oct. 12, 3 on Oct. 15, 1 on Oct. 18, 1 on Oct. 21, 2 on Nov. 5 and 1 on Nov. 11) There are 3 active cases.
  • 64 at Liberty High School (3 on Aug. 16, 3 Aug. 18, 1 on Aug. 19, 5 on Aug. 23, 6 on Aug. 24, 2 on Aug. 25, 2 on Aug. 26, 3 on Aug. 27, 10 on Aug. 30, 1 on Sept. 1 and 4 on Sept. 7, 4 on Sept. 8, 2 on Sept. 9, 1 on Sept. 10, 3 on Sept. 17, 1 on Sept. 20, 1 on Sept. 27, 1 on Sept. 28, 1 on Sept. 29, 1 on Sept. 30, 1 on Oct. 1, 1 on Oct. 4, 1 on Oct. 5, 1 on Oct. 7 and 1 on Oct. 12, 1 on Oct. 15, 1 on Oct. 26 and 1 on Oct. 27) There are no active cases.
  • 2 at Southeastern Alternative School (Aug. 23 and Oct. 7) There are no active cases.

Middle schools

  • 16 at Auburn Middle School (2 on Aug. 18, 1 on Aug. 26, 1 on Sept. 1, 1 on Sept. 7, 2 on Sept. 13, 1 on Sept. 27, 1 on Sept. 30, 1 on Oct. 1, 1 on Oct. 19 and 2 on Oct. 22, 1 on Nov. 3, 1 on Nov. 10 and 1 on Nov. 11) There are 2 active cases.
  • 28 at Cedar Lee Middle School (Aug. 18 and Aug. 20, 3 on Aug. 24, 1 on Aug. 25, 2 on Aug. 26, 3 on Aug. 30, 1 on Aug. 31, 3 on Sept. 2, 1 on Sept. 10, 1 on Sept. 14, 1 on Sept. 20, 2 on Sept. 24, 1 on Sept. 29, 1 on Oct. 7, 2 on Oct. 12, 1 on Oct. 19, 1 on Oct. 22 and 2 on Oct. 25) There are no active cases.
  • 9 at Marshall Middle School (2 on Aug 27, 1 on Sept. 3, 1 on Sept. 10, 1 on Sept. 20, 1 on Sept. 24, 1 on Sept. 27, 1 on Oct.1 and 1 on Oct. 5) There are no active cases.
  • 11 at Taylor Middle School (one each Aug. 18, Aug. 19, 2 on Aug. 20, 2 on Aug. 23 and 1 on Aug. 25, 1 on Sept. 1, 1 on Sept. 3, 1 on Sept. 7 and 1 on Oct. 6) There are no active cases.
  • 11 at Warrenton Middle School (Sept. 3 and Sept. 13, 2 on Sept. 17, 1 on Sept. 23, 1 on Oct. 4, 1 on Oct. 6, 1 on Oct. 12 and 3 on Nov. 3) There are no active cases.

Elementary schools

  • 4 cases at Bradley Elementary School (on Aug. 23, Aug. 25, Sept. 17 and 1 on Oct. 1) There are no active cases.
  • 6 cases at Brumfield Elementary (2 on Aug. 17, 2 on Aug. 23, 1 on Sept. 1 and 1 on Nov. 10) There is 1 active case.
  • 6 cases at Coleman Elementary (Sept. 3 and Sept. 14, 2 on Oct. 4 and 2 on Nov. 5) There are 2 active cases.
  • 17 at Greenville Elementary (1 reported Aug. 13, 1 on Aug. 16, 1 on Aug. 20, 2 on Aug. 23, 3 on Aug. 24, 1 on Oct. 1, 3 on Oct. 4, 3 on Oct. 7, 1 on Oct. 13 and 1 on Nov. 10) There is 1 active case.
  • 34 at Miller Elementary (1 each Aug. 16 and 17, 2 on Aug. 18, 1 on Aug. 19, 2 on Aug. 23, 2 on Aug. 24, 1 on Aug. 25, 5 on Aug. 27, 3 on Aug. 30, 3 on Aug. 31, 1 on Sept. 8, 1 on Sept. 9, 2 on Sept. 16, 1 on Sept. 20, 2 on Sept. 21, 1 on Sept. 22 and 1 on Sept. 27, 3 on Sept. 29 and 1 on Oct. 12) There are no active cases.
  • 17 at Pearson Elementary School (Aug. 18, 4 on Aug. 27, 1 on Sept. 7 and 1 on Sept. 10, 1 on Oct. 1, 1 on Oct. 6, 1 on Oct. 15 and 1 on Oct. 21, 1 on Oct. 29, 2 on Nov. 10, 1 on Nov. 11 and 2 on Nov. 15) There are 5 active cases.
  • 4 at Pierce Elementary School (Aug. 27, Sept. 17, 1 one Nov. 9 and 1 on Nov. 12) There are 2 active cases.
  • 8 at Ritchie Elementary School (Aug. 20, Sept. 21, Oct. 12, Oct. 14, 1 one Oct. 18, 1 on Nov. 11 and 1 on Nov. 15) There are 3 active cases.
  • 19 students at Smith Elementary School (1 reported Aug. 13, 2 on Aug. 15, 1 on Aug. 19, 2 on Aug. 23, 1 on Sept. 3, 2 on Sept. 7, 1 on Sept. 9, 1 on Sept. 16, 1 on Sept. 27 and 1 on Oct. 4, 2 on Oct. 5, 2 on Oct. 7 and 1 on Oct. 20 and 1 on Nov. 9) There is 1 active case.
  • 2 at Thompson Elementary (Sept. 14 and Oct. 5) There are no active cases.
  • 24 at Walter Elementary (2 on Aug. 18, 4 on Aug. 23, 1 on Aug. 24, 1 on Aug. 25, 2 on Aug. 26, 1 on Aug. 27, 4 on Aug. 30, 4 on Sept. 1, 1 on Sept. 10, 1 on Sept. 13, 1 on Sept. 17 and 1 on Oct. 21) There are no active cases.

Staff members testing positive include:

  • 5 at Fauquier High School (Aug. 26, 1 on Sept. 3, 1 on Sept. 24 and 1 on Oct. 8 and 1 on Nov. 12) There is 1 active case.
  • 7 at Kettle Run High School (2 on Aug. 25, 1 on Aug. 27, 1 on Aug. 31, 1 on Sept. 3 1 on Sept. 15 and 1 on Oct. 8) There are no active cases.
  • 14 at Liberty High (Aug. 18 and Aug. 27, Aug. 30, 1 on Sept. 8, on Sept. 9 and 1 on Sept. 10, 1 on Sept. 22, 1 on Sept. 2, 1 on Oct. 1, 1 on Oct. 4 and 1 on Oct. 25) There are no active cases.
  • 8 at Auburn Middle School (on Aug. 17, 2 on Sept. 1, 3 on Sept. 3, 1 on Sept. 7, 1 on Sept. 10, 1 on Sept. 17, 1 on Sept. 20 and 1 on Sept. 22) There are no active cases.
  • 4 at Cedar Lee Middle (Aug. 25, Sept. 8 and 1 on Sept. 29) There are no active cases.
  • 1 at Marshall Middle School (Sept. 16) There are no active cases.
  • 9 at Taylor Middle (one on Aug. 17, 3 on Aug. 24, 1 on Aug. 27, 1 on Aug. 31, 1 on Sept. 2, 1 on Sept. 3 and 1 on Sept. 13) There are no active cases.
  • 2 at Warrenton Middle (2 on Sept. 1) There are no active cases.
  • 6 at Bradley Elementary (Aug. 17 and Aug. 27, Sept. 1, 1 on Sept. 9, 1 on Sept. 14 and 1 on Sept. 29) There are no active cases.
  • 4 at Brumfield Elementary (Aug. 20, 2 on Aug. 27 and 1 on Sept. 1) There are no active cases.
  • 4 at Coleman Elementary (Sept. 13, Oct. 4 and Nov. 8) There is 1 active case.
  • 9 at Greenville Elementary (Aug. 24, Aug. 26, 2 on Aug. 27, 1 on Sept. 13, 1 on Sept. 29, 1 on Oct. 5 and 2 on Oct. 22) There are no active cases.
  • 9 at Miller Elementary (Aug. 17, Aug. 25, Aug. 27, 1 on Aug. 31, 1 on Sept. 3, 1 on Sept. 14, 1 on Sept. 17 and 1 on Oct. 15) There are no active cases.
  • 3 cases at Pearson Elementary (Sept. 22, Sept. 24 and 1 on Oct. 8) There are no active cases.
  • 2 at Pierce Elementary (Sept. 17 and Sept. 27) There are no active cases.
  • 2 at Ritchie Elementary (Aug. 27 and Oct. 25) There are no active cases.
  • 1 at Smith Elementary (Sept. 1) There are no active cases.
  • 4 at Walter Elementary (Aug. 20, Aug. 26, Aug. 30 and Sept. 1) There are no active cases.
  • 34 staff members at the school division’s central offices (2 on Aug. 24, 1 on Aug. 26, 1 on Aug. 27, 3 on Aug. 30 and 1 on Aug. 31 and 2 on Sept. 1, 1 on Sept. 2, 1 on Sept. 8, 1 on Sept. 9, 5 on Sept. 10, 2 on Sept. 15 and 1 on Sept. 21, 2 on Sept. 22, 1 on Sept. 29, 1 on Oct. 1, 1 on Oct. 8, 2 on Oct. 12, 1 on Oct. 19, 3 on Nov. 3 and 1 on Nov. 4 and 1 on Nov. 4) There is 1 active case.

Deaths

Fauquier reported one COVID-19 fatality Oct. 28, two fatalities Oct. 19, one on Oct. 13 and one on Oct. 8, for a total of five in October. The county has reported a total of 86 COVID-19 related deaths since the start of the pandemic, including nine in September.

The VDH does not report demographic data at the county level, but in the RRHD, of the 262 COVID-19 deaths reported in the RRHD so far, 112 have been in residents older than 80. There have been 73 deaths in those 70 to 79 years old, 37 deaths in those 60 to 69, and 33 deaths in those younger than 59. (For seven of the deaths, no age was reported.)

In the RRHD, one person between the ages of 10 and 19 has died and a child between 0 and 9 has died. In the state, six children between 0 and 9 have died from COVID-19; 10 between 10 to 19 have died. The latest fatality in the 10 to 19 age group was reported Nov. 3 in the Central Health District.

Tuesday, the VDH reported 30 COVID-19 deaths in Virginia. The total number of COVID-19 related deaths in Virginia is listed as 14,422 (2,313 probable).

The seven-day average of COVID-19 deaths in the state is 28. Throughout July, the seven-day average of deaths was fewer than five. It started to rise in mid-August and has been declining again since Oct. 19.

Hospitalizations

Fauquier County reported new hospitalizations Nov. 9, 10, 11 and 13, as well as one on Nov. 2 and one on Nov. 1. The total for October was 29; 37 hospitalizations were reported in September, 25 in August. The county has reported 298 since the beginning of the pandemic.

Fauquier Hospital spokeswoman Sarah Cubbage said Nov. 12 that the hospital was treating about seven COVID-19 patients.

The state added 27 new COVID hospitalizations today. According to the VDH, the total number of hospitalizations in the state is 39,516 (2,294 probable). The seven-day average of new hospitalizations is 38 and has been on the decline since Sept. 20.

In Tuesday’s updated data from the RRHD, of the 737 people hospitalized, 132 have been older than 80 years old; 142 have been 70 to 79 years old; 145 have been between 60 and 69 years old and 138 have been between 50 and 59. One hundred and seventy-three have been younger than 50. (For seven of the hospitalizations, age was not reported.)

In the health district, seven children younger than 10 and eight between 10 and 19 years old have been hospitalized. In the state, 564 younger than 10 have been hospitalized; 654 between 10 and 19 years old have been hospitalized.

VDH data reported here was finalized Monday, Nov. 15 at 5 p.m. More information may be found at https://www.vdh.virginia.gov/coronavirus/covid-19-in-virginia/

The Virginia Hospital and Healthcare Association data for Nov. 16 states that 849 Virginians are hospitalized with COVID-19. The seven-day average number of hospitalizations (826) rose dramatically between July 11 and Sept. 9, but has been declining since Sept. 23.

The VHHA reports that the number of COVID-19 confirmed or COVID-19 suspected patients who are in intensive care units as of Nov. 16 is 204. One hundred and seventeen COVID-19 patients are receiving ventilator support.

The VDH and VHHA compile statistics in different ways, so their data does not always match up. For instance, VHHA reported that 72,788 COVID-19 patients have been hospitalized and discharged as of yesterday, but the VDH reports that the total number of Virginians hospitalized since the beginning of the pandemic is 39,516.

Outbreaks

There have been a total of 65 outbreaks in the RRHD since the beginning of the pandemic. There have been 26 outbreaks in long-term care facilities, 21 outbreaks in congregate settings, four in correctional facilities, three in a healthcare setting, three in a childcare setting, one in a college setting, six in a K-12 setting and one in a gym. The total number of cases attributed to the outbreaks is 1,912.

The most recent outbreak to be reported in the RRHD was reported at the Culpeper Health and Rehabilitation Center Oct. 29. Nineteen COVID-19 cases have been reported, with no deaths.

In the state, there are 1,327 outbreaks being reported in long-term care facilities (resulting in 36,694 cases and 4,513 deaths); 2,001 outbreaks in congregate settings; 308 outbreaks in healthcare settings; 221 in correctional facilities; 151 in college settings; 28 in gyms; 477 in childcare settings and 961 K-12 outbreaks being reported.

There have been a total of 5,474 outbreaks in Virginia since the beginning of the pandemic, according to today’s VDH dashboard.

Rates of transmission

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control ranks counties by level of transmission; Fauquier, as of Nov. 16, is rated “high,” as are most other counties in Virginia. Twenty-four Virginia counties are rated “substantial” and eight counties are rated “moderate” today. Petersburg City is rated “low.”

The CDC reevaluates county ratings every afternoon.

The county was rated “moderate” on July 27, substantial on July 29 and high as of July 31, but the rating was changed to “substantial” the afternoon of Aug. 3. The rating was back up to “high” the afternoon of Aug. 4, and has remained there.

Community transmission is based on two metrics – the number of new cases per 100,000 in the last seven days (147 for Fauquier) and percent positivity (9.16% for Fauquier) A county is rated “high” if there are more than 100 cases per 100,000 in the last seven days or if the percent positivity is over 10%.

On July 27, the CDC issued guidance recommending that fully vaccinated individuals wear masks when indoors in areas with “substantial to high” transmission. 

Vaccines

As of Nov. 16, 12,164,588 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered to Virginia residents. About 72.4% of the population has been vaccinated with at least one dose; 64% of Virginians have been fully vaccinated. In the adult population, 85.9% have been vaccinated with at least one dose; 76.1% are fully vaccinated.

An average 39,777 vaccine doses are being administered daily in the state. Since vaccine boosters became available and vaccines for those 5 to 11, the number has been climbing.

Thus far, about 64.9% of the county’s residents (all ages combined) have been vaccinated with at least one dose; 58.3% are fully vaccinated (10.1% have received a booster shot). About 76.9% of adults (older than 18) have been vaccinated with at least one dose. The percentage of fully vaccinated adults is 70%. About 13.2% of adults have received a booster shot.

Since children between 5 and 11 years old are now eligible to be vaccinated for COVID-19, the VDH has changed its categories for which it keeps vaccination statistics.

For Virginians between 5 and 17, 38.9% of the population has been vaccinated with at least one dose (28.2% are fully vaccinated, 0.1% have received a booster). For those 18 and older, 79.7% have received at least one dose of a vaccine (71.5% fully vaccinated, 13.9% have received a booster); for those aged 65 and older, 93.8% have received at least one dose (85.7% fully vaccinated, 36.6% have received a booster).

About 33.3% of Fauquier residents between 5 and 17 have been vaccinated with at least one dose (26.1% fully vaccinated, 0.1% have had boosters); 76.9% of those 18 and older (70% fully vaccinated, 13.2% have had boosters) and 92% of those 65 and older (83.1% fully vaccinated, 34.3% have had boosters).

For Virginians older than 5 (which represents everyone in the state who is eligible to be vaccinated), 72.8% have received one dose; 64.2% are fully vaccinated and 11.6% have received a booster shot. 78.7% of over-12 residents have received their first dose, 70.6% are fully vaccinated and 12.7% have received a booster.

In Fauquier, 68.9% of the over-5 population has received one dose; 61.8% are fully vaccinated and 10.7% have received booster shots. For those over 12, 75.2% have received one dose, 68.4% are fully vaccinated and 11.9% have received boosters.

The VDH reports that between Jan. 17 and Nov. 6, there have been 53,733 breakthrough cases of COVID-19 in fully vaccinated people (1% of vaccinated people); 1,896 fully vaccinated people have been hospitalized (0.035% of vaccinated people), and there have been 668 deaths in fully vaccinated people (0.00125% of fully vaccinated people).

The VDH website says that unvaccinated people have developed COVID-19 at a rate 4.8 times higher than fully vaccinated people, and 2.3 times higher than partially vaccinated people.

The VHH’s vaccine dashboard can be found at https://www.vdh.virginia.gov/coronavirus/covid-19-vaccine-summary

MONDAY, NOV. 15: In Fauquier County, new COVID-19 cases totaled 17 on Saturday, seven Sunday and nine this morning. The county has had a total of 7,229 cases since the beginning of the pandemic. The seven-day average of cases in the county is 15.

Daily new cases of COVID-19 in Virginia were tallied at 871 today. Yesterday the total was 1,052 and Saturday it was 1,301. According to reporting from the Virginia Department of Health, there have been 946,061 total reported cases (245,204 probable) of COVID in Virginia. The seven-day average of new cases in the state is 1,305. It had been generally dropping since Sept. 14, when it was 3,689, but since Nov. 7, it has been staying even or rising slightly.

In the five-county Rappahannock-Rapidan Health District, 1,326 cases of COVID have been reported in children younger than 10 years old; 2,599 have been reported in those 10 to 19. In the state, there have been 61,303 cases in children younger than 10, 115,033 cases in those 10 to 19 years old.

For perspective, in both the state and in the health district, there have been more positive cases in 10 to 19 year olds than there have been in those 60 to 69, or 70 to 79 or over 80. There have been more cases in children 0 to 9 than there have been in those 70 to 79 or over 80, in both the state and the health district.

As of Nov. 15, the seven-day positivity rate for the state (total tests compared to positive tests) is 5.4%; it has been generally decreasing since Sept. 9. In the Rappahannock-Rapidan Health District, the positivity rating is 9.5%. The Centers for Disease Control reports that the positivity rating for Fauquier County is at 10.75%.

Fauquier County School Division

Local schools opened for five-day-a-week, in-person learning on Aug. 11. As of the morning of Nov. 15, 466 positive cases of COVID-19 have been reported in the school system. The total includes 338 students and 128 staff members.

There are currently 32 active cases of COVID-19, 25 students and seven staffers. People stay on the active list for 10 days after first reporting an infection.

Since the beginning of school, no “outbreaks” have been reported in the school division, according to April Achter, RRHD population health coordinator; one was recorded over the summer at a school-sponsored camp.

School spokeswoman Tara Helkowski reported that, as of Nov. 11, because of contact with positive cases, 126 students are currently quarantining, twice as many as last week. No staff members are quarantining (as of Nov. 4).

Although Fauquier County has managed to avoid COVID-19 outbreaks in the schools, other areas have not been so successful. Since the week of Sept. 12, outbreaks in K-12 settings have been more common than outbreaks in other facilities – for instance, long-term care settings, congregate settings, correctional facilities or healthcare settings.

For the week of Oct. 10 to Oct. 16 (the worst week for outbreaks since the start of school), there were 142 outbreaks; 74 of them were in K-12 settings. More recently, for the week of Nov. 7 to Nov. 13, there were 54 total outbreaks reported and 25 of them were in K-12 settings.

There were 191 positive cases of COVID-19 during the 2020-21 school year, 97 in students and 94 in staff members.

The list provided below outlines total cases since the first day of school. (Active cases are noted if the number is different from the total cases.)

High schools

  • 26 at Fauquier High School (one each on Aug. 16, Aug. 18, Aug. 19, Aug. 23, Aug. 24, Aug. 25, Aug 26, Sept. 9, Sept. 10, 3 on Sept. 13, 1 on Sept. 15, 3 on Sept 16, 1 on Sept. 17, 2 on Sept. 20, 1 on Sept. 21, 1 on Sept. 24, 1 on Oct. 12, 2 on Nov. 10 and 2 on Nov. 11). There are 4 active cases.
  • 33 at Kettle Run High School (Aug. 20, 2 on Aug. 23, 1 on Aug. 25, 2 on Aug. 26, 1 on Aug. 27, 1 on Sept. 1, 2 on Sept. 2, 2 on Sept. 3, 1 on Sept. 7, 1 on Sept. 10, 1 on Sept. 17, 1 on Sept. 23, 1 on Sept. 24, 1 on Sept. 28 and 1 on Sept. 30, 2 on Oct. 1, 1 on Oct. 4, 1 on Oct. 5, 1 on Oct. 6, 1 on Oct. 7, 1 on Oct. 12, 3 on Oct. 15, 1 on Oct. 18, 1 on Oct. 21, 2 on Nov. 5 and 1 on Nov. 11) There are 3 active cases.
  • 64 at Liberty High School (3 on Aug. 16, 3 Aug. 18, 1 on Aug. 19, 5 on Aug. 23, 6 on Aug. 24, 2 on Aug. 25, 2 on Aug. 26, 3 on Aug. 27, 10 on Aug. 30, 1 on Sept. 1 and 4 on Sept. 7, 4 on Sept. 8, 2 on Sept. 9, 1 on Sept. 10, 3 on Sept. 17, 1 on Sept. 20, 1 on Sept. 27, 1 on Sept. 28, 1 on Sept. 29, 1 on Sept. 30, 1 on Oct. 1, 1 on Oct. 4, 1 on Oct. 5, 1 on Oct. 7 and 1 on Oct. 12, 1 on Oct. 15, 1 on Oct. 26 and 1 on Oct. 27) There are no active cases.
  • 2 at Southeastern Alternative School (Aug. 23 and Oct. 7) There are no active cases.

Middle schools

  • 16 at Auburn Middle School (2 on Aug. 18, 1 on Aug. 26, 1 on Sept. 1, 1 on Sept. 7, 2 on Sept. 13, 1 on Sept. 27, 1 on Sept. 30, 1 on Oct. 1, 1 on Oct. 19 and 2 on Oct. 22, 1 on Nov. 3, 1 on Nov. 10 and 1 on Nov. 11) There are 3 active cases.
  • 28 at Cedar Lee Middle School (Aug. 18 and Aug. 20, 3 on Aug. 24, 1 on Aug. 25, 2 on Aug. 26, 3 on Aug. 30, 1 on Aug. 31, 3 on Sept. 2, 1 on Sept. 10, 1 on Sept. 14, 1 on Sept. 20, 2 on Sept. 24, 1 on Sept. 29, 1 on Oct. 7, 2 on Oct. 12, 1 on Oct. 19, 1 on Oct. 22 and 2 on Oct. 25) There are no active cases.
  • 9 at Marshall Middle School (2 on Aug 27, 1 on Sept. 3, 1 on Sept. 10, 1 on Sept. 20, 1 on Sept. 24, 1 on Sept. 27, 1 on Oct.1 and 1 on Oct. 5) There are no active cases.
  • 11 at Taylor Middle School (one each Aug. 18, Aug. 19, 2 on Aug. 20, 2 on Aug. 23 and 1 on Aug. 25, 1 on Sept. 1, 1 on Sept. 3, 1 on Sept. 7 and 1 on Oct. 6) There are no active cases.
  • 11 at Warrenton Middle School (Sept. 3 and Sept. 13, 2 on Sept. 17, 1 on Sept. 23, 1 on Oct. 4, 1 on Oct. 6, 1 on Oct. 12 and 3 on Nov. 3) There are 3 active cases.

Elementary schools

  • 4 cases at Bradley Elementary School (on Aug. 23, Aug. 25, Sept. 17 and 1 on Oct. 1) There are no active cases.
  • 6 cases at Brumfield Elementary (2 on Aug. 17, 2 on Aug. 23, 1 on Sept. 1 and 1 on Nov. 10) There is 1 active case.
  • 6 cases at Coleman Elementary (Sept. 3 and Sept. 14, 2 on Oct. 4 and 2 on Nov. 5) There are 2 active cases.
  • 17 at Greenville Elementary (1 reported Aug. 13, 1 on Aug. 16, 1 on Aug. 20, 2 on Aug. 23, 3 on Aug. 24, 1 on Oct. 1, 3 on Oct. 4, 3 on Oct. 7, 1 on Oct. 13 and 1 on Nov. 10) There is 1 active case.
  • 34 at Miller Elementary (1 each Aug. 16 and 17, 2 on Aug. 18, 1 on Aug. 19, 2 on Aug. 23, 2 on Aug. 24, 1 on Aug. 25, 5 on Aug. 27, 3 on Aug. 30, 3 on Aug. 31, 1 on Sept. 8, 1 on Sept. 9, 2 on Sept. 16, 1 on Sept. 20, 2 on Sept. 21, 1 on Sept. 22 and 1 on Sept. 27, 3 on Sept. 29 and 1 on Oct. 12) There are no active cases.
  • 15 at Pearson Elementary School (Aug. 18, 4 on Aug. 27, 1 on Sept. 7 and 1 on Sept. 10, 1 on Oct. 1, 1 on Oct. 6, 1 on Oct. 15 and 1 on Oct. 21, 1 on Oct. 29, 2 on Nov. 10 and 1 on Nov. 11) There are 3 active cases.
  • 4 at Pierce Elementary School (Aug. 27, Sept. 17, 1 one Nov. 9 and 1 on Nov. 12) There are 2 active cases.
  • 7 at Ritchie Elementary School (Aug. 20, Sept. 21, Oct. 12, Oct. 14, 1 one Oct. 18 and one on Nov. 11) There are 2 active cases.
  • 19 students at Smith Elementary School (1 reported Aug. 13, 2 on Aug. 15, 1 on Aug. 19, 2 on Aug. 23, 1 on Sept. 3, 2 on Sept. 7, 1 on Sept. 9, 1 on Sept. 16, 1 on Sept. 27 and 1 on Oct. 4, 2 on Oct. 5, 2 on Oct. 7 and 1 on Oct. 20 and 1 on Nov. 9) There is 1 active case.
  • 2 at Thompson Elementary (Sept. 14 and Oct. 5) There are no active cases.
  • 24 at Walter Elementary (2 on Aug. 18, 4 on Aug. 23, 1 on Aug. 24, 1 on Aug. 25, 2 on Aug. 26, 1 on Aug. 27, 4 on Aug. 30, 4 on Sept. 1, 1 on Sept. 10, 1 on Sept. 13, 1 on Sept. 17 and 1 on Oct. 21) There are no active cases.

Staff members testing positive include:

  • 5 at Fauquier High School (Aug. 26, 1 on Sept. 3, 1 on Sept. 24 and 1 on Oct. 8 and 1 on Nov. 12) There is 1 active case.
  • 7 at Kettle Run High School (2 on Aug. 25, 1 on Aug. 27, 1 on Aug. 31, 1 on Sept. 3 1 on Sept. 15 and 1 on Oct. 8) There are no active cases.
  • 14 at Liberty High (Aug. 18 and Aug. 27, Aug. 30, 1 on Sept. 8, on Sept. 9 and 1 on Sept. 10, 1 on Sept. 22, 1 on Sept. 2, 1 on Oct. 1, 1 on Oct. 4 and 1 on Oct. 25) There are no active cases.
  • 8 at Auburn Middle School (on Aug. 17, 2 on Sept. 1, 3 on Sept. 3, 1 on Sept. 7, 1 on Sept. 10, 1 on Sept. 17, 1 on Sept. 20 and 1 on Sept. 22) There are no active cases.
  • 4 at Cedar Lee Middle (Aug. 25, Sept. 8 and 1 on Sept. 29) There are no active cases.
  • 1 at Marshall Middle School (Sept. 16) There are no active cases.
  • 9 at Taylor Middle (one on Aug. 17, 3 on Aug. 24, 1 on Aug. 27, 1 on Aug. 31, 1 on Sept. 2, 1 on Sept. 3 and 1 on Sept. 13) There are no active cases.
  • 2 at Warrenton Middle (2 on Sept. 1) There are no active cases.
  • 6 at Bradley Elementary (Aug. 17 and Aug. 27, Sept. 1, 1 on Sept. 9, 1 on Sept. 14 and 1 on Sept. 29) There are no active cases.
  • 4 at Brumfield Elementary (Aug. 20, 2 on Aug. 27 and 1 on Sept. 1) There are no active cases.
  • 4 at Coleman Elementary (Sept. 13, Oct. 4 and Nov. 8) There is 1 active case.
  • 9 at Greenville Elementary (Aug. 24, Aug. 26, 2 on Aug. 27, 1 on Sept. 13, 1 on Sept. 29, 1 on Oct. 5 and 2 on Oct. 22) There are no active cases.
  • 9 at Miller Elementary (Aug. 17, Aug. 25, Aug. 27, 1 on Aug. 31, 1 on Sept. 3, 1 on Sept. 14, 1 on Sept. 17 and 1 on Oct. 15) There are no active cases.
  • 3 cases at Pearson Elementary (Sept. 22, Sept. 24 and 1 on Oct. 8) There are no active cases.
  • 2 at Pierce Elementary (Sept. 17 and Sept. 27) There are no active cases.
  • 2 at Ritchie Elementary (Aug. 27 and Oct. 25) There are no active cases.
  • 1 at Smith Elementary (Sept. 1) There are no active cases.
  • 4 at Walter Elementary (Aug. 20, Aug. 26, Aug. 30 and Sept. 1) There are no active cases.
  • 34 staff members at the school division’s central offices (2 on Aug. 24, 1 on Aug. 26, 1 on Aug. 27, 3 on Aug. 30 and 1 on Aug. 31 and 2 on Sept. 1, 1 on Sept. 2, 1 on Sept. 8, 1 on Sept. 9, 5 on Sept. 10, 2 on Sept. 15 and 1 on Sept. 21, 2 on Sept. 22, 1 on Sept. 29, 1 on Oct. 1, 1 on Oct. 8, 2 on Oct. 12, 1 on Oct. 19, 3 on Nov. 3 and 1 on Nov. 4 and 1 on Nov. 4) There are 5 active cases.

Deaths

Fauquier reported one COVID-19 fatality Oct. 28, two fatalities Oct. 19, one on Oct. 13 and one on Oct. 8, for a total of five in October. The county has reported a total of 86 COVID-19 related deaths since the start of the pandemic, including nine in September.

The VDH does not report demographic data at the county level, but in the RRHD, of the 261 COVID-19 deaths reported in the RRHD so far, 112 have been in residents older than 80. There have been 72 deaths in those 70 to 79 years old, 37 deaths in those 60 to 69, and 33 deaths in those younger than 59. (For seven of the deaths, no age was reported.)

In the RRHD, one person between the ages of 10 and 19 has died and a child between 0 and 9 has died. In the state, six children between 0 and 9 have died from COVID-19; 10 between 10 to 19 have died. The latest fatality in the 10 to 19 age group was reported Nov. 3 in the Central Health District.

Monday, the VDH reported 12 COVID-19 deaths in Virginia. The total number of COVID-19 related deaths in Virginia is listed as 14,392 (2,312 probable).

The seven-day average of COVID-19 deaths in the state is 29. Throughout July, the seven-day average of deaths was fewer than five. It started to rise in mid-August.

Hospitalizations

Fauquier County reported new hospitalizations Nov. 9, 10, 11 and 13, as well as one on Nov. 2 and one on Nov. 1. The total for October was 29; 37 hospitalizations were reported in September, 25 in August. The county has reported 298 since the beginning of the pandemic.

Fauquier Hospital spokeswoman Sarah Cubbage said Nov. 12 that the hospital was treating about seven COVID-19 patients.

The state added 22 new COVID hospitalizations today. According to the VDH, the total number of hospitalizations in the state is 39,489 (2,286 probable). The seven-day average of new hospitalizations is 41.

In Monday’s updated data from the RRHD, of the 735 people hospitalized, 131 have been older than 80 years old; 142 have been 70 to 79 years old; 144 have been between 60 and 69 years old and 138 have been between 50 and 59. One hundred and seventy-two have been younger than 50. (For eight of the hospitalizations, age was not reported.)

In the health district, seven children younger than 10 and eight between 10 and 19 years old have been hospitalized. In the state, 564 younger than 10 have been hospitalized; 652 between 10 and 19 years old have been hospitalized.

VDH data reported here was finalized Sunday, Nov. 14 at 5 p.m. More information may be found at https://www.vdh.virginia.gov/coronavirus/covid-19-in-virginia/

The Virginia Hospital and Healthcare Association data for Nov. 15 states that 829 Virginians are hospitalized with COVID-19. The seven-day average number of hospitalizations (844) rose dramatically between July 11 and Sept. 9, but has been declining since Sept. 23.

The VHHA reports that the number of COVID-19 confirmed or COVID-19 suspected patients who are in intensive care units as of Nov. 15 is 205. One hundred and four COVID-19 patients are receiving ventilator support.

The VDH and VHHA compile statistics in different ways, so their data does not always match up. For instance, VHHA reported that 72,692 COVID-19 patients have been hospitalized and discharged as of yesterday, but the VDH reports that the total number of Virginians hospitalized since the beginning of the pandemic is 39,489.

Outbreaks

There have been a total of 65 outbreaks in the RRHD since the beginning of the pandemic. There have been 26 outbreaks in long-term care facilities, 21 outbreaks in congregate settings, four in correctional facilities, three in a healthcare setting, three in a childcare setting, one in a college setting, six in a K-12 setting and one in a gym. The total number of cases attributed to the outbreaks is 1,912.

In the state, there are 1,326 outbreaks being reported in long-term care facilities (resulting in 36,677 cases and 4,512 deaths); 1,999 outbreaks in congregate settings; 308 outbreaks in healthcare settings; 221 in correctional facilities; 151 in college settings; 28 in gyms; 473 in childcare settings and 955 K-12 outbreaks being reported.

There have been a total of 5,461 outbreaks in Virginia since the beginning of the pandemic, according to today’s VDH dashboard.

Rates of transmission

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control ranks counties by level of transmission; Fauquier, as of Nov. 15, is rated “high,” as are most other counties in Virginia. Twenty-five Virginia counties are rated “substantial” and eight counties are rated “moderate” today. Petersburg City is rated “low.”

The CDC reevaluates county ratings every afternoon.

The county was rated “moderate” on July 27, substantial on July 29 and high as of July 31, but the rating was changed to “substantial” the afternoon of Aug. 3. The rating was back up to “high” the afternoon of Aug. 4, and has remained there.

Community transmission is based on two metrics – the number of new cases per 100,000 in the last seven days (147 for Fauquier) and percent positivity (10.75% for Fauquier) A county is rated “high” if there are more than 100 cases per 100,000 in the last seven days or if the percent positivity is over 10%.

On July 27, the CDC issued guidance recommending that fully vaccinated individuals wear masks when indoors in areas with “substantial to high” transmission. 

Vaccines

As of Nov. 15, 12,126,187 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered to Virginia residents. About 72.2% of the population has been vaccinated with at least one dose; 63.8% of Virginians have been fully vaccinated. In the adult population, 85.6% have been vaccinated with at least one dose; 75.8% are fully vaccinated.

An average 39,286 vaccine doses are being administered daily in the state. Since vaccine boosters became available and vaccines for those 5 to 11, the number has been climbing.

Thus far, about 64.7% of the county’s residents (all ages combined) have been vaccinated with at least one dose; 58.1% are fully vaccinated (9.8% have received a booster shot). About 76.7% of adults (older than 18) have been vaccinated with at least one dose. The percentage of fully vaccinated adults is 69.7%. About 12.8% of adults have received a booster shot.

Since children between 5 and 11 years old are now eligible to be vaccinated for COVID-19, the VDH has changed its categories for which it keeps vaccination statistics.

For Virginians between 5 and 17, 38.6% of the population has been vaccinated with at least one dose (28.2% are fully vaccinated, 0.1% have received a booster). For those 18 and older, 79.5% have received at least one dose of a vaccine (71.3% fully vaccinated, 13.5% have received a booster); for those aged 65 and older, 93.4% have received at least one dose (85.2% fully vaccinated, 35.7% have received a booster).

About 33.2% of Fauquier residents between 5 and 17 have been vaccinated with at least one dose (26.1% fully vaccinated, 0.1% have had boosters); 76.7% of those 18 and older (69.7% fully vaccinated, 12.8% have had boosters) and 91.5% of those 65 and older (82.7% fully vaccinated, 33.3% have had boosters).

For Virginians older than 5 (which represents everyone in the state who is eligible to be vaccinated), 72.6% have received one dose; 64% are fully vaccinated and 11.3% have received a booster shot. In Fauquier, 68.6% of the over-5 population has received one dose; 61.7% are fully vaccinated and 11.4% have received booster shots.

The VDH reports that between Jan. 17 and Nov. 6, there have been 53,733 breakthrough cases of COVID-19 in fully vaccinated people (1% of vaccinated people); 1,896 fully vaccinated people have been hospitalized (0.035% of vaccinated people), and there have been 668 deaths in fully vaccinated people (0.00125% of fully vaccinated people).

The VDH website says that unvaccinated people have developed COVID-19 at a rate 4.8 times higher than fully vaccinated people, and 2.3 times higher than partially vaccinated people.

The VHH’s vaccine dashboard can be found at https://www.vdh.virginia.gov/coronavirus/covid-19-vaccine-summary

FRIDAY, NOV. 12: In Fauquier County, new COVID-19 cases totaled 14 this morning; the count was 20 yesterday. The county has had a total of 7,196 cases since the beginning of the pandemic. The seven-day average of cases in the county is 15.

Daily new cases of COVID-19 in Virginia were tallied at 1,466 today, 1,588 yesterday. According to reporting from the Virginia Department of Health, there have been 942,837 total reported cases (244,100 probable) of COVID in Virginia. The seven-day average of new cases in the state is 1,328. It had been generally dropping since Sept. 14, when it was 3,689, but since Nov. 7, it has been rising slightly.

In the five-county Rappahannock-Rapidan Health District, 1,318 cases of COVID have been reported in children younger than 10 years old; 2,589 have been reported in those 10 to 19. In the state, there have been 60,941 cases in children younger than 10, 114,570 cases in those 10 to 19 years old.

For perspective, in both the state and in the health district, there have been more positive cases in 10 to 19 year olds than there have been in those 60 to 69, or 70 to 79 or over 80. There have been more cases in children 0 to 9 than there have been in those 70 to 79 or over 80, in both the state and the health district.

As of Nov. 12, the seven-day positivity rate for the state (total tests compared to positive tests) is 5.3%; it has been generally decreasing since Sept. 9. In the Rappahannock-Rapidan Health District, the positivity rating is 9.4%. The Centers for Disease Control reports that the positivity rating for Fauquier County is at 9.34%.

Fauquier County School Division

Local schools opened for five-day-a-week, in-person learning on Aug. 11. As of the morning of Nov. 12, 464 positive cases of COVID-19 have been reported in the school system. The total includes 337 students and 127 staff members.

There are currently 30 active cases of COVID-19, 24 students and six staffers. People stay on the active list for 10 days after first reporting an infection.

Since the beginning of school, no “outbreaks” have been reported in the school division, according to April Achter, RRHD population health coordinator; one was recorded over the summer at a school-sponsored camp.

School spokeswoman Tara Helkowski reported that, as of Nov. 11, because of contact with positive cases, 126 students are currently quarantining, twice as many as last week;. No staff members are quarantining (as of Nov. 4).

Although Fauquier County has managed to avoid COVID-19 outbreaks in the schools, other areas have not been so successful. Since the week of Sept. 12, outbreaks in K-12 settings have been more common than outbreaks in other facilities – for instance, long-term care settings, congregate settings, correctional facilities or healthcare settings.

For the week of Oct. 10 to Oct. 16 (the worst week for outbreaks since the start of school), there were 142 outbreaks; 74 of them were in K-12 settings.

There were 191 positive cases of COVID-19 during the 2020-21 school year, 97 in students and 94 in staff members.

The list provided below outlines total cases since the first day of school. (Active cases are noted if the number is different from the total cases.)

High schools

  • 26 at Fauquier High School (one each on Aug. 16, Aug. 18, Aug. 19, Aug. 23, Aug. 24, Aug. 25, Aug 26, Sept. 9, Sept. 10, 3 on Sept. 13, 1 on Sept. 15, 3 on Sept 16, 1 on Sept. 17, 2 on Sept. 20, 1 on Sept. 21, 1 on Sept. 24, 1 on Oct. 12, 2 on Nov. 10 and 2 on Nov. 11). There are 4 active cases.
  • 33 at Kettle Run High School (Aug. 20, 2 on Aug. 23, 1 on Aug. 25, 2 on Aug. 26, 1 on Aug. 27, 1 on Sept. 1, 2 on Sept. 2, 2 on Sept. 3, 1 on Sept. 7, 1 on Sept. 10, 1 on Sept. 17, 1 on Sept. 23, 1 on Sept. 24, 1 on Sept. 28 and 1 on Sept. 30, 2 on Oct. 1, 1 on Oct. 4, 1 on Oct. 5, 1 on Oct. 6, 1 on Oct. 7, 1 on Oct. 12, 3 on Oct. 15, 1 on Oct. 18, 1 on Oct. 21, 2 on Nov. 5 and 1 on Nov. 11) There are 3 active cases.
  • 64 at Liberty High School (3 on Aug. 16, 3 Aug. 18, 1 on Aug. 19, 5 on Aug. 23, 6 on Aug. 24, 2 on Aug. 25, 2 on Aug. 26, 3 on Aug. 27, 10 on Aug. 30, 1 on Sept. 1 and 4 on Sept. 7, 4 on Sept. 8, 2 on Sept. 9, 1 on Sept. 10, 3 on Sept. 17, 1 on Sept. 20, 1 on Sept. 27, 1 on Sept. 28, 1 on Sept. 29, 1 on Sept. 30, 1 on Oct. 1, 1 on Oct. 4, 1 on Oct. 5, 1 on Oct. 7 and 1 on Oct. 12, 1 on Oct. 15, 1 on Oct. 26 and 1 on Oct. 27) There are no active cases.
  • 2 at Southeastern Alternative School (Aug. 23 and Oct. 7) There are no active cases.

Middle schools

  • 16 at Auburn Middle School (2 on Aug. 18, 1 on Aug. 26, 1 on Sept. 1, 1 on Sept. 7, 2 on Sept. 13, 1 on Sept. 27, 1 on Sept. 30, 1 on Oct. 1, 1 on Oct. 19 and 2 on Oct. 22, 1 on Nov. 3, 1 on Nov. 10 and 1 on Nov. 11) There are 3 active cases.
  • 28 at Cedar Lee Middle School (Aug. 18 and Aug. 20, 3 on Aug. 24, 1 on Aug. 25, 2 on Aug. 26, 3 on Aug. 30, 1 on Aug. 31, 3 on Sept. 2, 1 on Sept. 10, 1 on Sept. 14, 1 on Sept. 20, 2 on Sept. 24, 1 on Sept. 29, 1 on Oct. 7, 2 on Oct. 12, 1 on Oct. 19, 1 on Oct. 22 and 2 on Oct. 25) There are no active cases.
  • 9 at Marshall Middle School (2 on Aug 27, 1 on Sept. 3, 1 on Sept. 10, 1 on Sept. 20, 1 on Sept. 24, 1 on Sept. 27, 1 on Oct.1 and 1 on Oct. 5) There are no active cases.
  • 11 at Taylor Middle School (one each Aug. 18, Aug. 19, 2 on Aug. 20, 2 on Aug. 23 and 1 on Aug. 25, 1 on Sept. 1, 1 on Sept. 3, 1 on Sept. 7 and 1 on Oct. 6) There are no active cases.
  • 11 at Warrenton Middle School (Sept. 3 and Sept. 13, 2 on Sept. 17, 1 on Sept. 23, 1 on Oct. 4, 1 on Oct. 6, 1 on Oct. 12 and 3 on Nov. 3) There are 3 active cases.

Elementary schools

  • 4 cases at Bradley Elementary School (on Aug. 23, Aug. 25, Sept. 17 and 1 on Oct. 1) There are no active cases.
  • 6 cases at Brumfield Elementary (2 on Aug. 17, 2 on Aug. 23, 1 on Sept. 1 and 1 on Nov. 10) There is 1 active case.
  • 6 cases at Coleman Elementary (Sept. 3 and Sept. 14, 2 on Oct. 4 and 2 on Nov. 5) There are 2 active cases.
  • 17 at Greenville Elementary (1 reported Aug. 13, 1 on Aug. 16, 1 on Aug. 20, 2 on Aug. 23, 3 on Aug. 24, 1 on Oct. 1, 3 on Oct. 4, 3 on Oct. 7, 1 on Oct. 13 and 1 on Nov. 10) There is 1 active case.
  • 34 at Miller Elementary (1 each Aug. 16 and 17, 2 on Aug. 18, 1 on Aug. 19, 2 on Aug. 23, 2 on Aug. 24, 1 on Aug. 25, 5 on Aug. 27, 3 on Aug. 30, 3 on Aug. 31, 1 on Sept. 8, 1 on Sept. 9, 2 on Sept. 16, 1 on Sept. 20, 2 on Sept. 21, 1 on Sept. 22 and 1 on Sept. 27, 3 on Sept. 29 and 1 on Oct. 12) There are no active cases.
  • 15 at Pearson Elementary School (Aug. 18, 4 on Aug. 27, 1 on Sept. 7 and 1 on Sept. 10, 1 on Oct. 1, 1 on Oct. 6, 1 on Oct. 15 and 1 on Oct. 21, 1 on Oct. 29, 2 on Nov. 10 and 1 on Nov. 11) There are 3 active cases.
  • 3 at Pierce Elementary School (Aug. 27, Sept. 17 and 1 one Nov. 9) There is one active case.
  • 7 at Ritchie Elementary School (Aug. 20, Sept. 21, Oct. 12, Oct. 14, 1 one Oct. 18 and one on Nov. 11) There are 2 active cases.
  • 19 students at Smith Elementary School (1 reported Aug. 13, 2 on Aug. 15, 1 on Aug. 19, 2 on Aug. 23, 1 on Sept. 3, 2 on Sept. 7, 1 on Sept. 9, 1 on Sept. 16, 1 on Sept. 27 and 1 on Oct. 4, 2 on Oct. 5, 2 on Oct. 7 and 1 on Oct. 20 and 1 on Nov. 9) There is 1 active case.
  • 2 at Thompson Elementary (Sept. 14 and Oct. 5) There are no active cases.
  • 24 at Walter Elementary (2 on Aug. 18, 4 on Aug. 23, 1 on Aug. 24, 1 on Aug. 25, 2 on Aug. 26, 1 on Aug. 27, 4 on Aug. 30, 4 on Sept. 1, 1 on Sept. 10, 1 on Sept. 13, 1 on Sept. 17 and 1 on Oct. 21) There are no active cases.

Staff members testing positive include:

  • 4 at Fauquier High School (Aug. 26, 1 on Sept. 3, 1 on Sept. 24 and 1 on Oct. 8) There are no active cases.
  • 7 at Kettle Run High School (2 on Aug. 25, 1 on Aug. 27, 1 on Aug. 31, 1 on Sept. 3 1 on Sept. 15 and 1 on Oct. 8) There are no active cases.
  • 14 at Liberty High (Aug. 18 and Aug. 27, Aug. 30, 1 on Sept. 8, on Sept. 9 and 1 on Sept. 10, 1 on Sept. 22, 1 on Sept. 2, 1 on Oct. 1, 1 on Oct. 4 and 1 on Oct. 25) There are no active cases.
  • 8 at Auburn Middle School (on Aug. 17, 2 on Sept. 1, 3 on Sept. 3, 1 on Sept. 7, 1 on Sept. 10, 1 on Sept. 17, 1 on Sept. 20 and 1 on Sept. 22) There are no active cases.
  • 4 at Cedar Lee Middle (Aug. 25, Sept. 8 and 1 on Sept. 29) There are no active cases.
  • 1 at Marshall Middle School (Sept. 16) There are no active cases.
  • 9 at Taylor Middle (one on Aug. 17, 3 on Aug. 24, 1 on Aug. 27, 1 on Aug. 31, 1 on Sept. 2, 1 on Sept. 3 and 1 on Sept. 13) There are no active cases.
  • 2 at Warrenton Middle (2 on Sept. 1) There are no active cases.
  • 6 at Bradley Elementary (Aug. 17 and Aug. 27, Sept. 1, 1 on Sept. 9, 1 on Sept. 14 and 1 on Sept. 29) There are no active cases.
  • 4 at Brumfield Elementary (Aug. 20, 2 on Aug. 27 and 1 on Sept. 1) There are no active cases.
  • 4 at Coleman Elementary (Sept. 13, Oct. 4 and Nov. 8) There is 1 active case.
  • 9 at Greenville Elementary (Aug. 24, Aug. 26, 2 on Aug. 27, 1 on Sept. 13, 1 on Sept. 29, 1 on Oct. 5 and 2 on Oct. 22) There are no active cases.
  • 9 at Miller Elementary (Aug. 17, Aug. 25, Aug. 27, 1 on Aug. 31, 1 on Sept. 3, 1 on Sept. 14, 1 on Sept. 17 and 1 on Oct. 15) There are no active cases.
  • 3 cases at Pearson Elementary (Sept. 22, Sept. 24 and 1 on Oct. 8) There are no active cases.
  • 2 at Pierce Elementary (Sept. 17 and Sept. 27) There are no active cases.
  • 2 at Ritchie Elementary (Aug. 27 and Oct. 25) There are no active cases.
  • 1 at Smith Elementary (Sept. 1) There are no active cases.
  • 4 at Walter Elementary (Aug. 20, Aug. 26, Aug. 30 and Sept. 1) There are no active cases.
  • 34 staff members at the school division’s central offices (2 on Aug. 24, 1 on Aug. 26, 1 on Aug. 27, 3 on Aug. 30 and 1 on Aug. 31 and 2 on Sept. 1, 1 on Sept. 2, 1 on Sept. 8, 1 on Sept. 9, 5 on Sept. 10, 2 on Sept. 15 and 1 on Sept. 21, 2 on Sept. 22, 1 on Sept. 29, 1 on Oct. 1, 1 on Oct. 8, 2 on Oct. 12, 1 on Oct. 19, 3 on Nov. 3 and 1 on Nov. 4 and 1 on Nov. 4) There are 5 active cases.

Deaths

Fauquier reported one COVID-19 fatality Oct. 28, two fatalities Oct. 19, one on Oct. 13 and one on Oct. 8, for a total of five in October. The county has reported a total of 86 COVID-19 related deaths since the start of the pandemic, including nine in September.

The VDH does not report demographic data at the county level, but in the RRHD, of the 260 COVID-19 deaths reported in the RRHD so far, 111 have been in residents older than 80. There have been 72 deaths in those 70 to 79 years old, 37 deaths in those 60 to 69, and 33 deaths in those younger than 59. (For seven of the deaths, no age was reported.)

In the RRHD, one person between the ages of 10 and 19 has died and a child between 0 and 9 has died. In the state, six children between 0 and 9 have died from COVID-19; 10 between 10 to 19 have died. The latest fatality in the 10 to 19 age group was reported Nov. 3 in the Central Health District.

Friday, the VDH reported 27 COVID-19 deaths in Virginia. The total number of COVID-19 related deaths in Virginia is listed as 14,321 (2,288 probable).

The seven-day average of COVID-19 deaths in the state is 28. Throughout July, the seven-day average of deaths was fewer than five. It started to rise in mid-August.

Hospitalizations

Fauquier County reported a new hospitalization Nov. 8, 9 and 10, as well as one on Nov. 2 and one on Nov. 1. The total for October was 29; 37 hospitalizations were reported in September, 25 in August. The county has reported 297 since the beginning of the pandemic.

Fauquier Hospital spokeswoman Sarah Cubbage said Nov. 12 that the hospital was treating about seven COVID-19 patients.

The state added 47 new COVID hospitalizations today. According to the VDH, the total number of hospitalizations in the state is 39,407 (2,278 probable). The seven-day average of new hospitalizations is 44.

In Friday’s updated data from the RRHD, of the 733 people hospitalized, 131 have been older than 80 years old; 142 have been 70 to 79 years old; 143 have been between 60 and 69 years old and 137 have been between 50 and 59. One hundred and seventy-two have been younger than 50. (For eight of the hospitalizations, age was not reported.)

In the health district, seven children younger than 10 and eight between 10 and 19 years old have been hospitalized. In the state, 557 younger than 10 have been hospitalized; 651 between 10 and 19 years old have been hospitalized.

VDH data reported here was finalized Thursday, Nov. 11 at 5 p.m. More information may be found at https://www.vdh.virginia.gov/coronavirus/covid-19-in-virginia/

The Virginia Hospital and Healthcare Association data for Nov. 12 states that 825 Virginians are hospitalized with COVID-19. The seven-day average number of hospitalizations (843) rose dramatically between July 11 and Sept. 9, but has been declining since Sept. 23.

The VHHA reports that the number of COVID-19 confirmed or COVID-19 suspected patients who are in intensive care units as of Nov. 12 is 208. One hundred and twenty-five COVID-19 patients are receiving ventilator support.

The VDH and VHHA compile statistics in different ways, so their data does not always match up. For instance, VHHA reported that 72,544 COVID-19 patients have been hospitalized and discharged as of yesterday, but the VDH reports that the total number of Virginians hospitalized since the beginning of the pandemic is 39,407.

Outbreaks

There have been a total of 65 outbreaks in the RRHD since the beginning of the pandemic. There have been 26 outbreaks in long-term care facilities, 21 outbreaks in congregate settings, four in correctional facilities, three in a healthcare setting, three in a childcare setting, one in a college setting, six in a K-12 setting and one in a gym. The total number of cases attributed to the outbreaks is 1,910.

In the state, there are 1,318 outbreaks being reported in long-term care facilities (resulting in 36,567 cases and 4,509 deaths); 1,993 outbreaks in congregate settings; 308 outbreaks in healthcare settings; 220 in correctional facilities; 151 in college settings; 28 in gyms; 473 in childcare settings and 946 K-12 outbreaks being reported.

There have been a total of 5,437 outbreaks in Virginia since the beginning of the pandemic, according to today’s VDH dashboard.

Rates of transmission

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control ranks counties by level of transmission; Fauquier, as of Nov. 12, is rated “high,” as are most other counties in Virginia. Twenty-seven Virginia counties are rated “substantial” and nine counties are rated “moderate” today. Petersburg City is rated “low.”

The CDC reevaluates county ratings every afternoon.

The county was rated “moderate” on July 27, substantial on July 29 and high as of July 31, but the rating was changed to “substantial” the afternoon of Aug. 3. The rating was back up to “high” the afternoon of Aug. 4, and has remained there.

Community transmission is based on two metrics – the number of new cases per 100,000 in the last seven days (157 for Fauquier) and percent positivity (9.34% for Fauquier) A county is rated “high” if there are more than 100 cases per 100,000 in the last seven days or if the percent positivity is over 10%.

On July 27, the CDC issued guidance recommending that fully vaccinated individuals wear masks when indoors in areas with “substantial to high” transmission. 

Vaccines

As of Nov. 12, 12,000,014 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered to Virginia residents. About 71.6% of the population has been vaccinated with at least one dose; 63.6% of Virginians have been fully vaccinated. In the adult population, 85% have been vaccinated with at least one dose; 75.6% are fully vaccinated.

An average 37,477 vaccine doses are being administered daily in the state. Since vaccine boosters became available and vaccines for those 5 to 11, the number has been climbing.

Thus far, about 64.4% of the county’s residents (all ages combined) have been vaccinated with at least one dose; 58% are fully vaccinated (9.1% have received a booster shot). About 76.5% of adults (older than 18) have been vaccinated with at least one dose. The percentage of fully vaccinated adults is 69.6%. About 11.8% of adults have received a booster shot.

Since children between 5 and 11 years old are now eligible to be vaccinated for COVID-19, the VDH has changed its categories for which it keeps vaccination statistics.

For Virginians between 5 and 17, 36.2% of the population has been vaccinated with at least one dose (28.1% are fully vaccinated, 0.1% have received a booster). For those 18 and older, 79.2% have received at least one dose of a vaccine (71.1% fully vaccinated, 12.6% have received a booster); for those aged 65 and older, 93.2% have received at least one dose (85.1% fully vaccinated, 34% have received a booster).

About 31.8% of Fauquier residents between 5 and 17 have been vaccinated with at least one dose (26% fully vaccinated, 0% have had boosters); 76.5% of those 18 and older (69.6% fully vaccinated, 11.8% have had boosters) and 91.2% of those 65 and older (82.6% fully vaccinated, 31.8% have had boosters).

For Virginians older than 5 (which represents everyone in the state who is eligible to be vaccinated), 72% have received one dose; 63.9% are fully vaccinated and 10.4% have received a booster shot. In Fauquier, 6.28% of the over-5 population has received one dose; 61.5% are fully vaccinated and 9.6% have received booster shots.

The VDH reports that between Jan. 17 and Oct. 30, there have been 50,144 breakthrough cases of COVID-19 in fully vaccinated people (0.9% of vaccinated people); 1,744 fully vaccinated people have been hospitalized (0.033% of vaccinated people), and there have been 594 deaths in fully vaccinated people (0.00112% of fully vaccinated people).

The VDH website says that unvaccinated people have developed COVID-19 at a rate 5.1 times higher than fully vaccinated people, and 2.3 times higher than partially vaccinated people.

The VHH’s vaccine dashboard can be found at https://www.vdh.virginia.gov/coronavirus/covid-19-vaccine-summary

THURSDAY, NOV. 11: In Fauquier County, new COVID-19 cases totaled 20 this morning; the count was 11 yesterday. The county has had a total of 7,182 cases since the beginning of the pandemic. The seven-day average of cases in the county is 17.

Daily new cases of COVID-19 in Virginia were tallied at 1,588 today, 1,407 yesterday. According to reporting from the Virginia Department of Health, there have been 941,371 total reported cases (243,573 probable) of COVID in Virginia. The seven-day average of new cases in the state is 1,314. It has been generally dropping since Sept. 14, when it was 3,689.

In the five-county Rappahannock-Rapidan Health District, 1,315 cases of COVID have been reported in children younger than 10 years old; 2,586 have been reported in those 10 to 19. In the state, there have been 60,796 cases in children younger than 10, 114,351 cases in those 10 to 19 years old.

For perspective, in both the state and in the health district, there have been more positive cases in 10 to 19 year olds than there have been in those 60 to 69, or 70 to 79 or over 80. There have been more cases in children 0 to 9 than there have been in those 70 to 79 or over 80, in both the state and the health district.

As of Nov. 11, the seven-day positivity rate for the state (total tests compared to positive tests) is 5.5%; it has been generally decreasing since Sept. 9. In the Rappahannock-Rapidan Health District, the positivity rating is 9.5%. The Centers for Disease Control reports that the positivity rating for Fauquier County is at 9.34%.

Fauquier County School Division

Local schools opened for five-day-a-week, in-person learning on Aug. 11. As of the morning of Nov. 11, 458 positive cases of COVID-19 have been reported in the school system. The total includes 331 students and 127 staff members.

There are currently 24 active cases of COVID-19, 18 students and six staffers. People stay on the active list for 10 days after first reporting an infection.

Since the beginning of school, no “outbreaks” have been reported in the school division, according to April Achter, RRHD population health coordinator; one was recorded over the summer at a school-sponsored camp.

School spokeswoman Tara Helkowski reported that, as of Nov. 4, because of contact with positive cases, 63 students are currently quarantining. No staff members are quarantining. That is the lowest number since school opened in August.

Although Fauquier County has managed to avoid COVID-19 outbreaks in the schools, other areas have not been so successful. Since the week of Sept. 12, outbreaks in K-12 settings have been more common than outbreaks in other facilities – for instance, long-term care settings, congregate settings, correctional facilities or healthcare settings.

For the week of Oct. 10 to Oct. 16 (the worst week for outbreaks since the start of school), there were 142 outbreaks; 74 of them were in K-12 settings.

There were 191 positive cases of COVID-19 during the 2020-21 school year, 97 in students and 94 in staff members.

The list provided below outlines total cases since the first day of school. (Active cases are noted if the number is different from the total cases.)

High schools

  • 24 at Fauquier High School (one each on Aug. 16, Aug. 18, Aug. 19, Aug. 23, Aug. 24, Aug. 25, Aug 26, Sept. 9, Sept. 10, 3 on Sept. 13, 1 on Sept. 15, 3 on Sept 16, 1 on Sept. 17, 2 on Sept. 20, 1 on Sept. 21, 1 on Sept. 24, 1 on Oct. 12 and 2 on Nov. 10). There are 2 active cases.
  • 32 at Kettle Run High School (Aug. 20, 2 on Aug. 23, 1 on Aug. 25, 2 on Aug. 26, 1 on Aug. 27, 1 on Sept. 1, 2 on Sept. 2, 2 on Sept. 3, 1 on Sept. 7, 1 on Sept. 10, 1 on Sept. 17, 1 on Sept. 23, 1 on Sept. 24, 1 on Sept. 28 and 1 on Sept. 30, 2 on Oct. 1, 1 on Oct. 4, 1 on Oct. 5, 1 on Oct. 6, 1 on Oct. 7, 1 on Oct. 12, 3 on Oct. 15, 1 on Oct. 18 and 1 on Oct. 21 and 2 on Nov. 5) There are 2 active cases.
  • 64 at Liberty High School (3 on Aug. 16, 3 Aug. 18, 1 on Aug. 19, 5 on Aug. 23, 6 on Aug. 24, 2 on Aug. 25, 2 on Aug. 26, 3 on Aug. 27, 10 on Aug. 30, 1 on Sept. 1 and 4 on Sept. 7, 4 on Sept. 8, 2 on Sept. 9, 1 on Sept. 10, 3 on Sept. 17, 1 on Sept. 20, 1 on Sept. 27, 1 on Sept. 28, 1 on Sept. 29, 1 on Sept. 30, 1 on Oct. 1, 1 on Oct. 4, 1 on Oct. 5, 1 on Oct. 7 and 1 on Oct. 12, 1 on Oct. 15, 1 on Oct. 26 and 1 on Oct. 27) There are no active cases.
  • 2 at Southeastern Alternative School (Aug. 23 and Oct. 7) There are no active cases.

Middle schools

  • 15 at Auburn Middle School (2 on Aug. 18, 1 on Aug. 26, 1 on Sept. 1, 1 on Sept. 7, 2 on Sept. 13, 1 on Sept. 27, 1 on Sept. 30, 1 on Oct. 1, 1 on Oct. 19 and 2 on Oct. 22, 1 on Nov. 3 and 1 on Nov. 10) There are 2 active cases.
  • 28 at Cedar Lee Middle School (Aug. 18 and Aug. 20, 3 on Aug. 24, 1 on Aug. 25, 2 on Aug. 26, 3 on Aug. 30, 1 on Aug. 31, 3 on Sept. 2, 1 on Sept. 10, 1 on Sept. 14, 1 on Sept. 20, 2 on Sept. 24, 1 on Sept. 29, 1 on Oct. 7, 2 on Oct. 12, 1 on Oct. 19, 1 on Oct. 22 and 2 on Oct. 25) There are no active cases.
  • 9 at Marshall Middle School (2 on Aug 27, 1 on Sept. 3, 1 on Sept. 10, 1 on Sept. 20, 1 on Sept. 24, 1 on Sept. 27, 1 on Oct.1 and 1 on Oct. 5) There are no active cases.
  • 11 at Taylor Middle School (one each Aug. 18, Aug. 19, 2 on Aug. 20, 2 on Aug. 23 and 1 on Aug. 25, 1 on Sept. 1, 1 on Sept. 3, 1 on Sept. 7 and 1 on Oct. 6) There are no active cases.
  • 11 at Warrenton Middle School (Sept. 3 and Sept. 13, 2 on Sept. 17, 1 on Sept. 23, 1 on Oct. 4, 1 on Oct. 6, 1 on Oct. 12 and 3 on Nov. 3) There are 3 active cases.

Elementary schools

  • 4 cases at Bradley Elementary School (on Aug. 23, Aug. 25, Sept. 17 and 1 on Oct. 1) There are no active cases.
  • 6 cases at Brumfield Elementary (2 on Aug. 17, 2 on Aug. 23, 1 on Sept. 1 and 1 on Nov. 10) There is 1 active case.
  • 6 cases at Coleman Elementary (Sept. 3 and Sept. 14, 2 on Oct. 4 and 2 on Nov. 5) There are 2 active cases.
  • 17 at Greenville Elementary (1 reported Aug. 13, 1 on Aug. 16, 1 on Aug. 20, 2 on Aug. 23, 3 on Aug. 24, 1 on Oct. 1, 3 on Oct. 4, 3 on Oct. 7, 1 on Oct. 13 and 1 on Nov. 10) There is 1 active case.
  • 34 at Miller Elementary (1 each Aug. 16 and 17, 2 on Aug. 18, 1 on Aug. 19, 2 on Aug. 23, 2 on Aug. 24, 1 on Aug. 25, 5 on Aug. 27, 3 on Aug. 30, 3 on Aug. 31, 1 on Sept. 8, 1 on Sept. 9, 2 on Sept. 16, 1 on Sept. 20, 2 on Sept. 21, 1 on Sept. 22 and 1 on Sept. 27, 3 on Sept. 29 and 1 on Oct. 12) There are no active cases.
  • 14 at Pearson Elementary School (Aug. 18, 4 on Aug. 27, 1 on Sept. 7 and 1 on Sept. 10, 1 on Oct. 1, 1 on Oct. 6, 1 on Oct. 15 and 1 on Oct. 21, 1 on Oct. 29 and 2 on Nov. 10) There are 2 active cases.
  • 3 at Pierce Elementary School (Aug. 27, Sept. 17 and 1 one Nov. 9) There is one active case.
  • 6 at Ritchie Elementary School (Aug. 20, Sept. 21, Oct. 12, Oct. 14 and 1 one Oct. 18) There is 1 active case.
  • 19 students at Smith Elementary School (1 reported Aug. 13, 2 on Aug. 15, 1 on Aug. 19, 2 on Aug. 23, 1 on Sept. 3, 2 on Sept. 7, 1 on Sept. 9, 1 on Sept. 16, 1 on Sept. 27 and 1 on Oct. 4, 2 on Oct. 5, 2 on Oct. 7 and 1 on Oct. 20 and 1 on Nov. 9) There is 1 active case.
  • 2 at Thompson Elementary (Sept. 14 and Oct. 5) There are no active cases.
  • 24 at Walter Elementary (2 on Aug. 18, 4 on Aug. 23, 1 on Aug. 24, 1 on Aug. 25, 2 on Aug. 26, 1 on Aug. 27, 4 on Aug. 30, 4 on Sept. 1, 1 on Sept. 10, 1 on Sept. 13, 1 on Sept. 17 and 1 on Oct. 21) There are no active cases.

Staff members testing positive include:

  • 4 at Fauquier High School (Aug. 26, 1 on Sept. 3, 1 on Sept. 24 and 1 on Oct. 8) There are no active cases.
  • 7 at Kettle Run High School (2 on Aug. 25, 1 on Aug. 27, 1 on Aug. 31, 1 on Sept. 3 1 on Sept. 15 and 1 on Oct. 8) There are no active cases.
  • 14 at Liberty High (Aug. 18 and Aug. 27, Aug. 30, 1 on Sept. 8, on Sept. 9 and 1 on Sept. 10, 1 on Sept. 22, 1 on Sept. 2, 1 on Oct. 1, 1 on Oct. 4 and 1 on Oct. 25) There are no active cases.
  • 8 at Auburn Middle School (on Aug. 17, 2 on Sept. 1, 3 on Sept. 3, 1 on Sept. 7, 1 on Sept. 10, 1 on Sept. 17, 1 on Sept. 20 and 1 on Sept. 22) There are no active cases.
  • 4 at Cedar Lee Middle (Aug. 25, Sept. 8 and 1 on Sept. 29) There are no active cases.
  • 1 at Marshall Middle School (Sept. 16) There are no active cases.
  • 9 at Taylor Middle (one on Aug. 17, 3 on Aug. 24, 1 on Aug. 27, 1 on Aug. 31, 1 on Sept. 2, 1 on Sept. 3 and 1 on Sept. 13) There are no active cases.
  • 2 at Warrenton Middle (2 on Sept. 1) There are no active cases.
  • 6 at Bradley Elementary (Aug. 17 and Aug. 27, Sept. 1, 1 on Sept. 9, 1 on Sept. 14 and 1 on Sept. 29) There are no active cases.
  • 4 at Brumfield Elementary (Aug. 20, 2 on Aug. 27 and 1 on Sept. 1) There are no active cases.
  • 4 at Coleman Elementary (Sept. 13, Oct. 4 and Nov. 8) There is 1 active case.
  • 9 at Greenville Elementary (Aug. 24, Aug. 26, 2 on Aug. 27, 1 on Sept. 13, 1 on Sept. 29, 1 on Oct. 5 and 2 on Oct. 22) There are no active cases.
  • 9 at Miller Elementary (Aug. 17, Aug. 25, Aug. 27, 1 on Aug. 31, 1 on Sept. 3, 1 on Sept. 14, 1 on Sept. 17 and 1 on Oct. 15) There are no active cases.
  • 3 cases at Pearson Elementary (Sept. 22, Sept. 24 and 1 on Oct. 8) There are no active cases.
  • 2 at Pierce Elementary (Sept. 17 and Sept. 27) There are no active cases.
  • 2 at Ritchie Elementary (Aug. 27 and Oct. 25) There are no active cases.
  • 1 at Smith Elementary (Sept. 1) There are no active cases.
  • 4 at Walter Elementary (Aug. 20, Aug. 26, Aug. 30 and Sept. 1) There are no active cases.
  • 34 staff members at the school division’s central offices (2 on Aug. 24, 1 on Aug. 26, 1 on Aug. 27, 3 on Aug. 30 and 1 on Aug. 31 and 2 on Sept. 1, 1 on Sept. 2, 1 on Sept. 8, 1 on Sept. 9, 5 on Sept. 10, 2 on Sept. 15 and 1 on Sept. 21, 2 on Sept. 22, 1 on Sept. 29, 1 on Oct. 1, 1 on Oct. 8, 2 on Oct. 12, 1 on Oct. 19, 3 on Nov. 3 and 1 on Nov. 4 and 1 on Nov. 4) There are 5 active cases.

Deaths

Fauquier reported one COVID-19 fatality Oct. 28, two fatalities Oct. 19, one on Oct. 13 and one on Oct. 8, for a total of five in October. The county has reported a total of 86 COVID-19 related deaths since the start of the pandemic, including nine in September.

The VDH does not report demographic data at the county level, but in the RRHD, of the 260 COVID-19 deaths reported in the RRHD so far, 111 have been in residents older than 80. There have been 72 deaths in those 70 to 79 years old, 37 deaths in those 60 to 69, and 33 deaths in those younger than 59. (For seven of the deaths, no age was reported.)

In the RRHD, one person between the ages of 10 and 19 has died and a child between 0 and 9 has died. In the state, six children between 0 and 9 have died from COVID-19; 10 between 10 to 19 have died. The latest fatality in the 10 to 19 age group was reported Nov. 3 in the Central Health District.

Thursday, the VDH reported 33 COVID-19 deaths in Virginia. The total number of COVID-19 related deaths in Virginia is listed as 14,294 (2,285 probable).

The seven-day average of COVID-19 deaths in the state is 29. Throughout July, the seven-day average of deaths was fewer than five. It started to rise in mid-August.

Hospitalizations

Fauquier County has reported a new hospitalization three days in a row, as well as one on Nov. 2 and one on Nov. 1. The total for October was 29; 37 hospitalizations were reported in September, 25 in August. The county has reported 297 since the beginning of the pandemic.

After weeks of treating 10 or so patients at Fauquier Hospital, spokeswoman Sarah Cubbage said Nov. 4 that the hospital was treating about five COVID-19 patients.

The state added 45 new COVID hospitalizations today. According to the VDH, the total number of hospitalizations in the state is 39,360 (2,277 probable). The seven-day average of new hospitalizations is 48.

In Thursday’s updated data from the RRHD, of the 733 people hospitalized, 131 have been older than 80 years old; 142 have been 70 to 79 years old; 143 have been between 60 and 69 years old and 137 have been between 50 and 59. One hundred and seventy-two have been younger than 50. (For eight of the hospitalizations, age was not reported.)

In the health district, seven children younger than 10 and eight between 10 and 19 years old have been hospitalized. In the state, 556 younger than 10 have been hospitalized; 652 between 10 and 19 years old have been hospitalized.

VDH data reported here was finalized Wednesday, Nov. 10 at 5 p.m. More information may be found at https://www.vdh.virginia.gov/coronavirus/covid-19-in-virginia/

The Virginia Hospital and Healthcare Association data for Nov. 11 states that 854 Virginians are hospitalized with COVID-19. The seven-day average number of hospitalizations (857) rose dramatically between July 11 and Sept. 9, but has been declining since Sept. 23.

The VHHA reports that the number of COVID-19 confirmed or COVID-19 suspected patients who are in intensive care units as of Nov. 11 is 212. One hundred and twenty-nine COVID-19 patients are receiving ventilator support.

The VDH and VHHA compile statistics in different ways, so their data does not always match up. For instance, VHHA reported that 72,471 COVID-19 patients have been hospitalized and discharged as of yesterday, but the VDH reports that the total number of Virginians hospitalized since the beginning of the pandemic is 39,360.

Outbreaks

There have been a total of 65 outbreaks in the RRHD since the beginning of the pandemic. There have been 26 outbreaks in long-term care facilities, 21 outbreaks in congregate settings, four in correctional facilities, three in a healthcare setting, three in a childcare setting, one in a college setting, six in a K-12 setting and one in a gym. The total number of cases attributed to the outbreaks is 1,910.

In the state, there are 1,317 outbreaks being reported in long-term care facilities (resulting in 36,539 cases and 4,503 deaths); 1,988 outbreaks in congregate settings; 308 outbreaks in healthcare settings; 220 in correctional facilities; 151 in college settings; 28 in gyms; 473 in childcare settings and 942 K-12 outbreaks being reported.

There have been a total of 5,427 outbreaks in Virginia since the beginning of the pandemic, according to today’s VDH dashboard.

Rates of transmission

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control ranks counties by level of transmission; Fauquier, as of Nov. 11, is rated “high,” as are most other counties in Virginia. Twenty-seven Virginia counties are rated “substantial” and nine counties are rated “moderate” today. Petersburg City is rated “low.”

The CDC reevaluates county ratings every afternoon.

The county was rated “moderate” on July 27, substantial on July 29 and high as of July 31, but the rating was changed to “substantial” the afternoon of Aug. 3. The rating was back up to “high” the afternoon of Aug. 4, and has remained there.

Community transmission is based on two metrics – the number of new cases per 100,000 in the last seven days (157 for Fauquier) and percent positivity (9.34% for Fauquier) A county is rated “high” if there are more than 100 cases per 100,000 in the last seven days or if the percent positivity is over 10%.

On July 27, the CDC issued guidance recommending that fully vaccinated individuals wear masks when indoors in areas with “substantial to high” transmission. 

Vaccines

The information cited below is from Nov. 10.

As of Nov. 10, 11,900,269 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered to Virginia residents. About 71.2% of the population has been vaccinated with at least one dose; 63.5% of Virginians have been fully vaccinated. In the adult population, 84.5% have been vaccinated with at least one dose; 75.5% are fully vaccinated.

An average 36,939 vaccine doses are being administered daily in the state. Since vaccine boosters became available, the number has been climbing.

Thus far, about 64.1% of the county’s residents (all ages combined) have been vaccinated with at least one dose; 57.9% are fully vaccinated (8.5% have received a booster shot). About 76.4% of adults (older than 18) have been vaccinated with at least one dose. The percentage of fully vaccinated adults is 69.5%. About 11% of adults have received a booster shot.

Since children between 5 and 11 years old are now eligible to be vaccinated for COVID-19, the VDH has changed its categories for which it keeps vaccination statistics.

For Virginians between 5 and 17, 34.4% of the population has been vaccinated with at least one dose (28.1% are fully vaccinated, 0.1% have received a booster). For those 18 and older, 79% have received at least one dose of a vaccine (71% fully vaccinated, 11.3% have received a booster); for those aged 65 and older, 93% have received at least one dose (85% fully vaccinated, 31.3% have received a booster).

About 30.9% of Fauquier residents between 5 and 17 have been vaccinated with at least one dose (25.9% fully vaccinated, 0% have had boosters); 76.4% of those 18 and older (69.5% fully vaccinated, 11% have had boosters) and 91.1% of those 65 and older (82.5% fully vaccinated, 29.8% have had boosters).

For Virginians older than 5 (which represents everyone in the state who is eligible to be vaccinated), 71.5% have received one dose; 63.7% are fully vaccinated and 9.8% have received a booster shot. In Fauquier, 68% of the over-5 population has received one dose; 61.4% are fully vaccinated and 9% have received booster shots.

The VDH reports that between Jan. 17 and Oct. 30, there have been 50,144 breakthrough cases of COVID-19 in fully vaccinated people (0.9% of vaccinated people); 1,744 fully vaccinated people have been hospitalized (0.033% of vaccinated people), and there have been 594 deaths in fully vaccinated people (0.00112% of fully vaccinated people).

The VDH website says that unvaccinated people have developed COVID-19 at a rate 5.1 times higher than fully vaccinated people, and 2.3 times higher than partially vaccinated people.

The VHH’s vaccine dashboard can be found at https://www.vdh.virginia.gov/coronavirus/covid-19-vaccine-summary

WEDNESDAY, NOV. 10: In Fauquier County, new COVID-19 cases totaled 11 this morning; the count was 26 yesterday. The county has had a total of 7,162 cases since the beginning of the pandemic. The seven-day average of cases in the county is 15.

Daily new cases of COVID-19 in Virginia were tallied at 1,407 today, 1,448 yesterday. According to reporting from the Virginia Department of Health, there have been 939,783 total reported cases (242,992 probable) of COVID in Virginia. The seven-day average of new cases in the state is 1,301. It has been generally dropping since Sept. 14, when it was 3,689.

In the five-county Rappahannock-Rapidan Health District, 1,307 cases of COVID have been reported in children younger than 10 years old; 2,581 have been reported in those 10 to 19. In the state, there have been 60,622 cases in children younger than 10, 114,073 cases in those 10 to 19 years old.

For perspective, in both the state and in the health district, there have been more positive cases in 10 to 19 year olds than there have been in those 60 to 69, or 70 to 79 or over 80. There have been more cases in children 0 to 9 than there have been in those 70 to 79 or over 80, in both the state and the health district.

As of Nov. 9, the seven-day positivity rate for the state (total tests compared to positive tests) is 5.5%; it has been generally decreasing since Sept. 9. In the Rappahannock-Rapidan Health District, the positivity rating is 9.4%. The Centers for Disease Control reports that the positivity rating for Fauquier County is at 9.12%.

Fauquier County School Division

Local schools opened for five-day-a-week, in-person learning on Aug. 11. As of the morning of Nov. 10, 451 positive cases of COVID-19 have been reported in the school system. The total includes 324 students and 127 staff members.

There are currently 18 active cases of COVID-19, 12 students and six staffers. People stay on the active list for 10 days after first reporting an infection.

Since the beginning of school, no “outbreaks” have been reported in the school division, according to April Achter, RRHD population health coordinator; one was recorded over the summer at a school-sponsored camp.

School spokeswoman Tara Helkowski reported that, as of Nov. 4, because of contact with positive cases, 63 students are currently quarantining. No staff members are quarantining. That is the lowest number since school opened in August.

Although Fauquier County has managed to avoid COVID-19 outbreaks in the schools, other areas have not been so successful. Since the week of Sept. 12, outbreaks in K-12 settings have been more common than outbreaks in other facilities – for instance, long-term care settings, congregate settings, correctional facilities or healthcare settings.

For the week of Oct. 10 to Oct. 16 (the worst week for outbreaks since the start of school), there were 142 outbreaks; 74 of them were in K-12 settings.

There were 191 positive cases of COVID-19 during the 2020-21 school year, 97 in students and 94 in staff members.

The list provided below outlines total cases since the first day of school. (Active cases are noted if the number is different from the total cases.)

High schools

  • 22 at Fauquier High School (one each on Aug. 16, Aug. 18, Aug. 19, Aug. 23, Aug. 24, Aug. 25, Aug 26, Sept. 9, Sept. 10, 3 on Sept. 13, 1 on Sept. 15, 3 on Sept 16, 1 on Sept. 17, 2 on Sept. 20, 1 on Sept. 21, 1 on Sept. 24 and 1 on Oct. 12). There are no active cases.
  • 32 at Kettle Run High School (Aug. 20, 2 on Aug. 23, 1 on Aug. 25, 2 on Aug. 26, 1 on Aug. 27, 1 on Sept. 1, 2 on Sept. 2, 2 on Sept. 3, 1 on Sept. 7, 1 on Sept. 10, 1 on Sept. 17, 1 on Sept. 23, 1 on Sept. 24, 1 on Sept. 28 and 1 on Sept. 30, 2 on Oct. 1, 1 on Oct. 4, 1 on Oct. 5, 1 on Oct. 6, 1 on Oct. 7, 1 on Oct. 12, 3 on Oct. 15, 1 on Oct. 18 and 1 on Oct. 21 and 2 on Nov. 5) There are 2 active cases.
  • 64 at Liberty High School (3 on Aug. 16, 3 Aug. 18, 1 on Aug. 19, 5 on Aug. 23, 6 on Aug. 24, 2 on Aug. 25, 2 on Aug. 26, 3 on Aug. 27, 10 on Aug. 30, 1 on Sept. 1 and 4 on Sept. 7, 4 on Sept. 8, 2 on Sept. 9, 1 on Sept. 10, 3 on Sept. 17, 1 on Sept. 20, 1 on Sept. 27, 1 on Sept. 28, 1 on Sept. 29, 1 on Sept. 30, 1 on Oct. 1, 1 on Oct. 4, 1 on Oct. 5, 1 on Oct. 7 and 1 on Oct. 12, 1 on Oct. 15, 1 on Oct. 26 and 1 on Oct. 27) There are no active cases.
  • 2 at Southeastern Alternative School (Aug. 23 and Oct. 7) There are no active cases.

Middle schools

  • 14 at Auburn Middle School (2 on Aug. 18, 1 on Aug. 26, 1 on Sept. 1, 1 on Sept. 7, 2 on Sept. 13, 1 on Sept. 27, 1 on Sept. 30, 1 on Oct. 1, 1 on Oct. 19 and 2 on Oct. 22 and 1 on Nov. 3) There is 1 active case.
  • 28 at Cedar Lee Middle School (Aug. 18 and Aug. 20, 3 on Aug. 24, 1 on Aug. 25, 2 on Aug. 26, 3 on Aug. 30, 1 on Aug. 31, 3 on Sept. 2, 1 on Sept. 10, 1 on Sept. 14, 1 on Sept. 20, 2 on Sept. 24, 1 on Sept. 29, 1 on Oct. 7, 2 on Oct. 12, 1 on Oct. 19, 1 on Oct. 22 and 2 on Oct. 25) There are no active cases.
  • 9 at Marshall Middle School (2 on Aug 27, 1 on Sept. 3, 1 on Sept. 10, 1 on Sept. 20, 1 on Sept. 24, 1 on Sept. 27, 1 on Oct.1 and 1 on Oct. 5) There are no active cases.
  • 11 at Taylor Middle School (one each Aug. 18, Aug. 19, 2 on Aug. 20, 2 on Aug. 23 and 1 on Aug. 25, 1 on Sept. 1, 1 on Sept. 3, 1 on Sept. 7 and 1 on Oct. 6) There are no active cases.
  • 11 at Warrenton Middle School (Sept. 3 and Sept. 13, 2 on Sept. 17, 1 on Sept. 23, 1 on Oct. 4, 1 on Oct. 6, 1 on Oct. 12 and 3 on Nov. 3) There are 3 active cases.

Elementary schools

  • 4 cases at Bradley Elementary School (on Aug. 23, Aug. 25, Sept. 17 and 1 on Oct. 1) There are no active cases.
  • 5 cases at Brumfield Elementary (2 on Aug. 17, 2 on Aug. 23 and 1 on Sept. 1) There are no active cases.
  • 6 cases at Coleman Elementary (Sept. 3 and Sept. 14, 2 on Oct. 4 and 2 on Nov. 5) There are 2 active cases.
  • 16 at Greenville Elementary (1 reported Aug. 13, 1 on Aug. 16, 1 on Aug. 20, 2 on Aug. 23, 3 on Aug. 24, 1 on Oct. 1, 3 on Oct. 4, 3 on Oct. 7 and 1 on Oct. 13) There are no active cases.
  • 34 at Miller Elementary (1 each Aug. 16 and 17, 2 on Aug. 18, 1 on Aug. 19, 2 on Aug. 23, 2 on Aug. 24, 1 on Aug. 25, 5 on Aug. 27, 3 on Aug. 30, 3 on Aug. 31, 1 on Sept. 8, 1 on Sept. 9, 2 on Sept. 16, 1 on Sept. 20, 2 on Sept. 21, 1 on Sept. 22 and 1 on Sept. 27, 3 on Sept. 29 and 1 on Oct. 12) There are no active cases.
  • 12 at Pearson Elementary School (Aug. 18, 4 on Aug. 27, 1 on Sept. 7 and 1 on Sept. 10, 1 on Oct. 1, 1 on Oct. 6, 1 on Oct. 15 and 1 on Oct. 21 and 1 on Oct. 29) There is 1 active case.
  • 3 at Pierce Elementary School (Aug. 27, Sept. 17 and 1 one Nov. 9) There is one active case.
  • 6 at Ritchie Elementary School (Aug. 20, Sept. 21, Oct. 12, Oct. 14 and 1 one Oct. 18) There is 1 active case.
  • 19 students at Smith Elementary School (1 reported Aug. 13, 2 on Aug. 15, 1 on Aug. 19, 2 on Aug. 23, 1 on Sept. 3, 2 on Sept. 7, 1 on Sept. 9, 1 on Sept. 16, 1 on Sept. 27 and 1 on Oct. 4, 2 on Oct. 5, 2 on Oct. 7 and 1 on Oct. 20 and 1 on Nov. 9) There is 1 active case.
  • 2 at Thompson Elementary (Sept. 14 and Oct. 5) There are no active cases.
  • 24 at Walter Elementary (2 on Aug. 18, 4 on Aug. 23, 1 on Aug. 24, 1 on Aug. 25, 2 on Aug. 26, 1 on Aug. 27, 4 on Aug. 30, 4 on Sept. 1, 1 on Sept. 10, 1 on Sept. 13, 1 on Sept. 17 and 1 on Oct. 21) There are no active cases.

Staff members testing positive include:

  • 4 at Fauquier High School (Aug. 26, 1 on Sept. 3, 1 on Sept. 24 and 1 on Oct. 8) There are no active cases.
  • 7 at Kettle Run High School (2 on Aug. 25, 1 on Aug. 27, 1 on Aug. 31, 1 on Sept. 3 1 on Sept. 15 and 1 on Oct. 8) There are no active cases.
  • 14 at Liberty High (Aug. 18 and Aug. 27, Aug. 30, 1 on Sept. 8, on Sept. 9 and 1 on Sept. 10, 1 on Sept. 22, 1 on Sept. 2, 1 on Oct. 1, 1 on Oct. 4 and 1 on Oct. 25) There are no active cases.
  • 8 at Auburn Middle School (on Aug. 17, 2 on Sept. 1, 3 on Sept. 3, 1 on Sept. 7, 1 on Sept. 10, 1 on Sept. 17, 1 on Sept. 20 and 1 on Sept. 22) There are no active cases.
  • 4 at Cedar Lee Middle (Aug. 25, Sept. 8 and 1 on Sept. 29) There are no active cases.
  • 1 at Marshall Middle School (Sept. 16) There are no active cases.
  • 9 at Taylor Middle (one on Aug. 17, 3 on Aug. 24, 1 on Aug. 27, 1 on Aug. 31, 1 on Sept. 2, 1 on Sept. 3 and 1 on Sept. 13) There are no active cases.
  • 2 at Warrenton Middle (2 on Sept. 1) There are no active cases.
  • 6 at Bradley Elementary (Aug. 17 and Aug. 27, Sept. 1, 1 on Sept. 9, 1 on Sept. 14 and 1 on Sept. 29) There are no active cases.
  • 4 at Brumfield Elementary (Aug. 20, 2 on Aug. 27 and 1 on Sept. 1) There are no active cases.
  • 4 at Coleman Elementary (Sept. 13, Oct. 4 and Nov. 8) There is 1 active case.
  • 9 at Greenville Elementary (Aug. 24, Aug. 26, 2 on Aug. 27, 1 on Sept. 13, 1 on Sept. 29, 1 on Oct. 5 and 2 on Oct. 22) There are no active cases.
  • 9 at Miller Elementary (Aug. 17, Aug. 25, Aug. 27, 1 on Aug. 31, 1 on Sept. 3, 1 on Sept. 14, 1 on Sept. 17 and 1 on Oct. 15) There are no active cases.
  • 3 cases at Pearson Elementary (Sept. 22, Sept. 24 and 1 on Oct. 8) There are no active cases.
  • 2 at Pierce Elementary (Sept. 17 and Sept. 27) There are no active cases.
  • 2 at Ritchie Elementary (Aug. 27 and Oct. 25) There are no active cases.
  • 1 at Smith Elementary (Sept. 1) There are no active cases.
  • 4 at Walter Elementary (Aug. 20, Aug. 26, Aug. 30 and Sept. 1) There are no active cases.
  • 34 staff members at the school division’s central offices (2 on Aug. 24, 1 on Aug. 26, 1 on Aug. 27, 3 on Aug. 30 and 1 on Aug. 31 and 2 on Sept. 1, 1 on Sept. 2, 1 on Sept. 8, 1 on Sept. 9, 5 on Sept. 10, 2 on Sept. 15 and 1 on Sept. 21, 2 on Sept. 22, 1 on Sept. 29, 1 on Oct. 1, 1 on Oct. 8, 2 on Oct. 12, 1 on Oct. 19, 3 on Nov. 3 and 1 on Nov. 4 and 1 on Nov. 4) There are 5 active cases.

Deaths

Fauquier reported one COVID-19 fatality Oct. 28, two fatalities Oct. 19, one on Oct. 13 and one on Oct. 8, for a total of five in October. The county has reported a total of 86 COVID-19 related deaths since the start of the pandemic, including nine in September.

The VDH does not report demographic data at the county level, but in the RRHD, of the 259 COVID-19 deaths reported in the RRHD so far, 111 have been in residents older than 80. There have been 71 deaths in those 70 to 79 years old, 37 deaths in those 60 to 69, and 33 deaths in those younger than 59. (For seven of the deaths, no age was reported.)

In the RRHD, one person between the ages of 10 and 19 has died and a child between 0 and 9 has died. In the state, six children between 0 and 9 have died from COVID-19; 10 between 10 to 19 have died. The latest fatality in the 10 to 19 age group was reported Nov. 3 in the Central Health District.

Wednesday, the VDH reported 36 COVID-19 deaths in Virginia. The total number of COVID-19 related deaths in Virginia is listed as 14,261 (2,282 probable).

The seven-day average of COVID-19 deaths in the state is 30. Throughout July, the seven-day average of deaths was fewer than five. It started to rise in mid-August.

Hospitalizations

Fauquier County reported a new hospitalization today, one yesterday, one on Nov. 2 and one on Nov. 1. The total for October was 29; 37 hospitalizations were reported in September, 25 in August. The county has reported 295 since the beginning of the pandemic.

After weeks of treating 10 or so patients at Fauquier Hospital, spokeswoman Sarah Cubbage said Nov. 4 that the hospital was treating about five COVID-19 patients.

The state added 65 new COVID hospitalizations today. According to the VDH, the total number of hospitalizations in the state is 39,315 (2,277 probable). The seven-day average of new hospitalizations is 50.

In Wednesday’s updated data from the RRHD, of the 732 people hospitalized, 131 have been older than 80 years old; 142 have been 70 to 79 years old; 142 have been between 60 and 69 years old and 137 have been between 50 and 59. One hundred and seventy-two have been younger than 50. (For eight of the hospitalizations, age was not reported.)

In the health district, seven children younger than 10 and eight between 10 and 19 years old have been hospitalized. In the state, 556 younger than 10 have been hospitalized; 649 between 10 and 19 years old have been hospitalized.

VDH data reported here was finalized Tuesday, Nov. 9 at 5 p.m. More information may be found at https://www.vdh.virginia.gov/coronavirus/covid-19-in-virginia/

The Virginia Hospital and Healthcare Association data for Nov. 10 states that 877 Virginians are hospitalized with COVID-19. The seven-day average number of hospitalizations (871) rose dramatically between July 11 and Sept. 9, but has been declining since Sept. 23.

The VHHA reports that the number of COVID-19 confirmed or COVID-19 suspected patients who are in intensive care units as of Nov. 10 is 237. One hundred and thirty-eight COVID-19 patients are receiving ventilator support.

The VDH and VHHA compile statistics in different ways, so their data does not always match up. For instance, VHHA reported that 72,308 COVID-19 patients have been hospitalized and discharged as of yesterday, but the VDH reports that the total number of Virginians hospitalized since the beginning of the pandemic is 39,315.

Outbreaks

There have been a total of 65 outbreaks in the RRHD since the beginning of the pandemic. There have been 26 outbreaks in long-term care facilities, 21 outbreaks in congregate settings, four in correctional facilities, three in a healthcare setting, three in a childcare setting, one in a college setting, six in a K-12 setting and one in a gym. The total number of cases attributed to the outbreaks is 1,910.

In the state, there are 1,317 outbreaks being reported in long-term care facilities (resulting in 36,539 cases and 4,503 deaths); 1,986 outbreaks in congregate settings; 308 outbreaks in healthcare settings; 220 in correctional facilities; 151 in college settings; 28 in gyms; 468 in childcare settings and 936 K-12 outbreaks being reported.

There have been a total of 5,414 outbreaks in Virginia since the beginning of the pandemic, according to today’s VDH dashboard.

Rates of transmission

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control ranks counties by level of transmission; Fauquier, as of Nov. 10, is rated “high,” as are most other counties in Virginia. Twenty-eight Virginia counties are rated “substantial” and seven counties are rated “moderate” today. Petersburg City and Beth County are rated “low.”

The CDC reevaluates county ratings every afternoon.

The county was rated “moderate” on July 27, substantial on July 29 and high as of July 31, but the rating was changed to “substantial” the afternoon of Aug. 3. The rating was back up to “high” the afternoon of Aug. 4, and has remained there.

Community transmission is based on two metrics – the number of new cases per 100,000 in the last seven days (146 for Fauquier) and percent positivity (9.12% for Fauquier) A county is rated “high” if there are more than 100 cases per 100,000 in the last seven days or if the percent positivity is over 10%.

On July 27, the CDC issued guidance recommending that fully vaccinated individuals wear masks when indoors in areas with “substantial to high” transmission. 

Vaccines

As of Nov. 10, 11,900,269 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered to Virginia residents. About 71.2% of the population has been vaccinated with at least one dose; 63.5% of Virginians have been fully vaccinated. In the adult population, 84.5% have been vaccinated with at least one dose; 75.5% are fully vaccinated.

An average 36,939 vaccine doses are being administered daily in the state. Since vaccine boosters became available, the number has been climbing.

Thus far, about 64.1% of the county’s residents (all ages combined) have been vaccinated with at least one dose; 57.9% are fully vaccinated (8.5% have received a booster shot). About 76.4% of adults (older than 18) have been vaccinated with at least one dose. The percentage of fully vaccinated adults is 69.5%. About 11% of adults have received a booster shot.

Since children between 5 and 11 years old are now eligible to be vaccinated for COVID-19, the VDH has changed its categories for which it keeps vaccination statistics.

For Virginians between 5 and 17, 34.4% of the population has been vaccinated with at least one dose (28.1% are fully vaccinated, 0.1% have received a booster). For those 18 and older, 79% have received at least one dose of a vaccine (71% fully vaccinated, 11.3% have received a booster); for those aged 65 and older, 93% have received at least one dose (85% fully vaccinated, 31.3% have received a booster).

About 30.9% of Fauquier residents between 5 and 17 have been vaccinated with at least one dose (25.9% fully vaccinated, 0% have had boosters); 76.4% of those 18 and older (69.5% fully vaccinated, 11% have had boosters) and 91.1% of those 65 and older (82.5% fully vaccinated, 29.8% have had boosters).

For Virginians older than 5 (which represents everyone in the state who is eligible to be vaccinated), 71.5% have received one dose; 63.7% are fully vaccinated and 9.8% have received a booster shot. In Fauquier, 68% of the over-5 population has received one dose; 61.4% are fully vaccinated and 9% have received booster shots.

The VDH reports that between Jan. 17 and Oct. 30, there have been 50,144 breakthrough cases of COVID-19 in fully vaccinated people (0.9% of vaccinated people); 1,744 fully vaccinated people have been hospitalized (0.033% of vaccinated people), and there have been 594 deaths in fully vaccinated people (0.00112% of fully vaccinated people).

The VDH website says that unvaccinated people have developed COVID-19 at a rate 5.1 times higher than fully vaccinated people, and 2.3 times higher than partially vaccinated people.

The VHH’s vaccine dashboard can be found at https://www.vdh.virginia.gov/coronavirus/covid-19-vaccine-summary

TUESDAY, NOV. 9: In Fauquier County, new COVID-19 cases totaled 26 this morning. The county has had a total of 7,151 cases since the beginning of the pandemic. The seven-day average of cases in the county is 16.

Daily new cases of COVID-19 in Virginia were tallied at 1,448 today. According to reporting from the Virginia Department of Health, there have been 938,376 total reported cases (242,542 probable) of COVID in Virginia. The seven-day average of new cases in the state is 1,305. It has been generally dropping since Sept. 14, when it was 3,689.

In the five-county Rappahannock-Rapidan Health District, 1,303 cases of COVID have been reported in children younger than 10 years old; 2,575 have been reported in those 10 to 19. In the state, there have been 60,411 cases in children younger than 10, 113,818 cases in those 10 to 19 years old.

For perspective, in both the state and in the health district, there have been more positive cases in 10 to 19 year olds than there have been in those 60 to 69, or 70 to 79 or over 80. There have been more cases in children 0 to 9 than there have been in those 70 to 79 or over 80, in both the state and the health district.

As of Nov. 9, the seven-day positivity rate for the state (total tests compared to positive tests) is 5.6%; it has been generally decreasing since Sept. 9. In the Rappahannock-Rapidan Health District, the positivity rating is 8.9%. The Centers for Disease Control reports that the positivity rating for Fauquier County is at 7.66%.

Fauquier County School Division

Local schools opened for five-day-a-week, in-person learning on Aug. 11. As of the morning of Nov. 9, 449 positive cases of COVID-19 have been reported in the school system. The total includes 322 students and 127 staff members.

There are currently 16 active cases of COVID-19, 10 students and six staffers. People stay on the active list for 10 days after first reporting an infection.

Since the beginning of school, no “outbreaks” have been reported in the school division; one was recorded over the summer at a school-sponsored camp.

School spokeswoman Tara Helkowski reported that, as of Nov. 4, because of contact with positive cases, 63 students are currently quarantining. No staff members are quarantining. That is the lowest number since school opened in August.

Although Fauquier County has managed to avoid COVID-19 outbreaks in the schools, other areas have not been so successful. Since the week of Sept. 12, outbreaks in K-12 settings have been more common than outbreaks in other facilities – for instance, long-term care settings, congregate settings, correctional facilities or healthcare settings.

For the week of Oct. 10 to Oct. 16 (the worst week for outbreaks since the start of school), there were 142 outbreaks; 74 of them were in K-12 settings.

There were 191 positive cases of COVID-19 during the 2020-21 school year, 97 in students and 94 in staff members.

The list provided below outlines total cases since the first day of school. (Active cases are noted if the number is different from the total cases.)

High schools

  • 22 at Fauquier High School (one each on Aug. 16, Aug. 18, Aug. 19, Aug. 23, Aug. 24, Aug. 25, Aug 26, Sept. 9, Sept. 10, 3 on Sept. 13, 1 on Sept. 15, 3 on Sept 16, 1 on Sept. 17, 2 on Sept. 20, 1 on Sept. 21, 1 on Sept. 24 and 1 on Oct. 12). There are no active cases.
  • 32 at Kettle Run High School (Aug. 20, 2 on Aug. 23, 1 on Aug. 25, 2 on Aug. 26, 1 on Aug. 27, 1 on Sept. 1, 2 on Sept. 2, 2 on Sept. 3, 1 on Sept. 7, 1 on Sept. 10, 1 on Sept. 17, 1 on Sept. 23, 1 on Sept. 24, 1 on Sept. 28 and 1 on Sept. 30, 2 on Oct. 1, 1 on Oct. 4, 1 on Oct. 5, 1 on Oct. 6, 1 on Oct. 7, 1 on Oct. 12, 3 on Oct. 15, 1 on Oct. 18 and 1 on Oct. 21 and 2 on Nov. 5) There are 2 active cases.
  • 64 at Liberty High School (3 on Aug. 16, 3 Aug. 18, 1 on Aug. 19, 5 on Aug. 23, 6 on Aug. 24, 2 on Aug. 25, 2 on Aug. 26, 3 on Aug. 27, 10 on Aug. 30, 1 on Sept. 1 and 4 on Sept. 7, 4 on Sept. 8, 2 on Sept. 9, 1 on Sept. 10, 3 on Sept. 17, 1 on Sept. 20, 1 on Sept. 27, 1 on Sept. 28, 1 on Sept. 29, 1 on Sept. 30, 1 on Oct. 1, 1 on Oct. 4, 1 on Oct. 5, 1 on Oct. 7 and 1 on Oct. 12, 1 on Oct. 15, 1 on Oct. 26 and 1 on Oct. 27) There are no active cases.
  • 2 at Southeastern Alternative School (Aug. 23 and Oct. 7) There are no active cases.

Middle schools

  • 14 at Auburn Middle School (2 on Aug. 18, 1 on Aug. 26, 1 on Sept. 1, 1 on Sept. 7, 2 on Sept. 13, 1 on Sept. 27, 1 on Sept. 30, 1 on Oct. 1, 1 on Oct. 19 and 2 on Oct. 22 and 1 on Nov. 3) There is 1 active case.
  • 28 at Cedar Lee Middle School (Aug. 18 and Aug. 20, 3 on Aug. 24, 1 on Aug. 25, 2 on Aug. 26, 3 on Aug. 30, 1 on Aug. 31, 3 on Sept. 2, 1 on Sept. 10, 1 on Sept. 14, 1 on Sept. 20, 2 on Sept. 24, 1 on Sept. 29, 1 on Oct. 7, 2 on Oct. 12, 1 on Oct. 19, 1 on Oct. 22 and 2 on Oct. 25) There are no active cases.
  • 9 at Marshall Middle School (2 on Aug 27, 1 on Sept. 3, 1 on Sept. 10, 1 on Sept. 20, 1 on Sept. 24, 1 on Sept. 27, 1 on Oct.1 and 1 on Oct. 5) There are no active cases.
  • 11 at Taylor Middle School (one each Aug. 18, Aug. 19, 2 on Aug. 20, 2 on Aug. 23 and 1 on Aug. 25, 1 on Sept. 1, 1 on Sept. 3, 1 on Sept. 7 and 1 on Oct. 6) There are no active cases.
  • 11 at Warrenton Middle School (Sept. 3 and Sept. 13, 2 on Sept. 17, 1 on Sept. 23, 1 on Oct. 4, 1 on Oct. 6, 1 on Oct. 12 and 3 on Nov. 3) There are 3 active cases.

Elementary schools

  • 4 cases at Bradley Elementary School (on Aug. 23, Aug. 25, Sept. 17 and 1 on Oct. 1) There are no active cases.
  • 5 cases at Brumfield Elementary (2 on Aug. 17, 2 on Aug. 23 and 1 on Sept. 1) There are no active cases.
  • 6 cases at Coleman Elementary (Sept. 3 and Sept. 14, 2 on Oct. 4 and 2 on Nov. 5) There are 2 active cases.
  • 16 at Greenville Elementary (1 reported Aug. 13, 1 on Aug. 16, 1 on Aug. 20, 2 on Aug. 23, 3 on Aug. 24, 1 on Oct. 1, 3 on Oct. 4, 3 on Oct. 7 and 1 on Oct. 13) There are no active cases.
  • 34 at Miller Elementary (1 each Aug. 16 and 17, 2 on Aug. 18, 1 on Aug. 19, 2 on Aug. 23, 2 on Aug. 24, 1 on Aug. 25, 5 on Aug. 27, 3 on Aug. 30, 3 on Aug. 31, 1 on Sept. 8, 1 on Sept. 9, 2 on Sept. 16, 1 on Sept. 20, 2 on Sept. 21, 1 on Sept. 22 and 1 on Sept. 27, 3 on Sept. 29 and 1 on Oct. 12) There are no active cases.
  • 12 at Pearson Elementary School (Aug. 18, 4 on Aug. 27, 1 on Sept. 7 and 1 on Sept. 10, 1 on Oct. 1, 1 on Oct. 6, 1 on Oct. 15 and 1 on Oct. 21 and 1 on Oct. 29) There is 1 active case.
  • 2 at Pierce Elementary School (Aug. 27 and Sept. 17) There are no active cases.
  • 6 at Ritchie Elementary School (Aug. 20, Sept. 21, Oct. 12, Oct. 14 and 1 one Oct. 18) There is 1 active case.
  • 18 students at Smith Elementary School (1 reported Aug. 13, 2 on Aug. 15, 1 on Aug. 19, 2 on Aug. 23, 1 on Sept. 3, 2 on Sept. 7, 1 on Sept. 9, 1 on Sept. 16, 1 on Sept. 27 and 1 on Oct. 4, 2 on Oct. 5, 2 on Oct. 7 and 1 on Oct. 20) There are no active cases.
  • 2 at Thompson Elementary (Sept. 14 and Oct. 5) There are no active cases.
  • 24 at Walter Elementary (2 on Aug. 18, 4 on Aug. 23, 1 on Aug. 24, 1 on Aug. 25, 2 on Aug. 26, 1 on Aug. 27, 4 on Aug. 30, 4 on Sept. 1, 1 on Sept. 10, 1 on Sept. 13, 1 on Sept. 17 and 1 on Oct. 21) There are no active cases.

Staff members testing positive include:

  • 4 at Fauquier High School (Aug. 26, 1 on Sept. 3, 1 on Sept. 24 and 1 on Oct. 8) There are no active cases.
  • 7 at Kettle Run High School (2 on Aug. 25, 1 on Aug. 27, 1 on Aug. 31, 1 on Sept. 3 1 on Sept. 15 and 1 on Oct. 8) There are no active cases.
  • 14 at Liberty High (Aug. 18 and Aug. 27, Aug. 30, 1 on Sept. 8, on Sept. 9 and 1 on Sept. 10, 1 on Sept. 22, 1 on Sept. 2, 1 on Oct. 1, 1 on Oct. 4 and 1 on Oct. 25) There are no active cases.
  • 8 at Auburn Middle School (on Aug. 17, 2 on Sept. 1, 3 on Sept. 3, 1 on Sept. 7, 1 on Sept. 10, 1 on Sept. 17, 1 on Sept. 20 and 1 on Sept. 22) There are no active cases.
  • 4 at Cedar Lee Middle (Aug. 25, Sept. 8 and 1 on Sept. 29) There are no active cases.
  • 1 at Marshall Middle School (Sept. 16) There are no active cases.
  • 9 at Taylor Middle (one on Aug. 17, 3 on Aug. 24, 1 on Aug. 27, 1 on Aug. 31, 1 on Sept. 2, 1 on Sept. 3 and 1 on Sept. 13) There are no active cases.
  • 2 at Warrenton Middle (2 on Sept. 1) There are no active cases.
  • 6 at Bradley Elementary (Aug. 17 and Aug. 27, Sept. 1, 1 on Sept. 9, 1 on Sept. 14 and 1 on Sept. 29) There are no active cases.
  • 4 at Brumfield Elementary (Aug. 20, 2 on Aug. 27 and 1 on Sept. 1) There are no active cases.
  • 4 at Coleman Elementary (Sept. 13, Oct. 4 and Nov. 8) There is 1 active case.
  • 9 at Greenville Elementary (Aug. 24, Aug. 26, 2 on Aug. 27, 1 on Sept. 13, 1 on Sept. 29, 1 on Oct. 5 and 2 on Oct. 22) There are no active cases.
  • 9 at Miller Elementary (Aug. 17, Aug. 25, Aug. 27, 1 on Aug. 31, 1 on Sept. 3, 1 on Sept. 14, 1 on Sept. 17 and 1 on Oct. 15) There are no active cases.
  • 3 cases at Pearson Elementary (Sept. 22, Sept. 24 and 1 on Oct. 8) There are no active cases.
  • 2 at Pierce Elementary (Sept. 17 and Sept. 27) There are no active cases.
  • 2 at Ritchie Elementary (Aug. 27 and Oct. 25) There are no active cases.
  • 1 at Smith Elementary (Sept. 1) There are no active cases.
  • 4 at Walter Elementary (Aug. 20, Aug. 26, Aug. 30 and Sept. 1) There are no active cases.
  • 34 staff members at the school division’s central offices (2 on Aug. 24, 1 on Aug. 26, 1 on Aug. 27, 3 on Aug. 30 and 1 on Aug. 31 and 2 on Sept. 1, 1 on Sept. 2, 1 on Sept. 8, 1 on Sept. 9, 5 on Sept. 10, 2 on Sept. 15 and 1 on Sept. 21, 2 on Sept. 22, 1 on Sept. 29, 1 on Oct. 1, 1 on Oct. 8, 2 on Oct. 12, 1 on Oct. 19, 3 on Nov. 3 and 1 on Nov. 4 and 1 on Nov. 4) There are 5 active cases.

Deaths

Fauquier reported one COVID-19 fatality Oct. 28, two fatalities Oct. 19, one on Oct. 13 and one on Oct. 8, for a total of five in October. The county has reported a total of 86 COVID-19 related deaths since the start of the pandemic, including nine in September.

The VDH does not report demographic data at the county level, but in the RRHD, of the 259 COVID-19 deaths reported in the RRHD so far, 111 have been in residents older than 80. There have been 71 deaths in those 70 to 79 years old, 37 deaths in those 60 to 69, and 33 deaths in those younger than 59. (For seven of the deaths, no age was reported.)

In the RRHD, one person between the ages of 10 and 19 has died and a child between 0 and 9 has died. In the state, six children between 0 and 9 have died from COVID-19; 10 between 10 to 19 have died. The latest fatality in the 10 to 19 age group was reported Nov. 3 in the Central Health District.

Tuesday, the VDH reported 35 COVID-19 deaths in Virginia. The total number of COVID-19 related deaths in Virginia is listed as 14,225 (2,278 probable).

The seven-day average of COVID-19 deaths in the state is 29. Throughout July, the seven-day average of deaths was fewer than five. It started to rise in mid-August.

Hospitalizations

Fauquier County reported a new hospitalization today, one on Nov. 2 and one on Nov. 1. The total for October was 29; 37 hospitalizations were reported in September, 25 in August. The county has reported 295 since the beginning of the pandemic.

After weeks of treating 10 or so patients at Fauquier Hospital, spokeswoman Sarah Cubbage said Nov. 4 that the hospital was treating about five COVID-19 patients.

The state added 49 new COVID hospitalizations today. According to the VDH, the total number of hospitalizations in the state is 39,250 (2,274 probable). The seven-day average of new hospitalizations is 46.

In Tuesday’s updated data from the RRHD, of the 730 people hospitalized, 129 have been older than 80 years old; 142 have been 70 to 79 years old; 142 have been between 60 and 69 years old and 137 have been between 50 and 59. One hundred and seventy-two have been younger than 50. (For eight of the hospitalizations, age was not reported.)

In the health district, seven children younger than 10 and eight between 10 and 19 years old have been hospitalized. In the state, 556 younger than 10 have been hospitalized; 644 between 10 and 19 years old have been hospitalized.

VDH data reported here was finalized Monday, Nov. 8 at 5 p.m. More information may be found at https://www.vdh.virginia.gov/coronavirus/covid-19-in-virginia/

The Virginia Hospital and Healthcare Association data for Nov. 9 states that 857 Virginians are hospitalized with COVID-19. The seven-day average number of hospitalizations (883) rose dramatically between July 11 and Sept. 9, but has been declining since Sept. 23.

The VHHA reports that the number of COVID-19 confirmed or COVID-19 suspected patients who are in intensive care units as of Nov. 9 is 219. One hundred and thirty-one COVID-19 patients are receiving ventilator support.

The VDH and VHHA compile statistics in different ways, so their data does not always match up. For instance, VHHA reported that 72,308 COVID-19 patients have been hospitalized and discharged as of yesterday, but the VDH reports that the total number of Virginians hospitalized since the beginning of the pandemic is 39,250.

Outbreaks

There have been a total of 65 outbreaks in the RRHD since the beginning of the pandemic. There have been 26 outbreaks in long-term care facilities, 21 outbreaks in congregate settings, four in correctional facilities, three in a healthcare setting, three in a childcare setting, one in a college setting, six in a K-12 setting and one in a gym. The total number of cases attributed to the outbreaks is 1,910.

In the state, there are 1,318 outbreaks being reported in long-term care facilities (resulting in 36,542 cases and 4,499 deaths); 1,983 outbreaks in congregate settings; 308 outbreaks in healthcare settings; 220 in correctional facilities; 151 in college settings; 28 in gyms; 467 in childcare settings and 931 K-12 outbreaks being reported – 13 more than were reported yesterday.

There have been a total of 5,406 outbreaks in Virginia since the beginning of the pandemic, according to today’s VDH dashboard – 19 more than were reported yesterday.

Rates of transmission

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control ranks counties by level of transmission; Fauquier, as of Nov. 9, is rated “high,” as are most other counties in Virginia. Twenty-nine Virginia counties are rated “substantial” and nine counties are rated “moderate” today. Petersburg City is rated “low.”

The CDC reevaluates county ratings every afternoon.

The county was rated “moderate” on July 27, substantial on July 29 and high as of July 31, but the rating was changed to “substantial” the afternoon of Aug. 3. The rating was back up to “high” the afternoon of Aug. 4, and has remained there.

Community transmission is based on two metrics – the number of new cases per 100,000 in the last seven days (146 for Fauquier) and percent positivity (7.94% for Fauquier) A county is rated “high” if there are more than 100 cases per 100,000 in the last seven days or if the percent positivity is over 10%.

On July 27, the CDC issued guidance recommending that fully vaccinated individuals wear masks when indoors in areas with “substantial to high” transmission. 

Vaccines

As of Nov. 9, 11,820,685 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered to Virginia residents. About 70.7% of the population has been vaccinated with at least one dose; 63.4% of Virginians have been fully vaccinated. In the adult population, 83.9% have been vaccinated with at least one dose; 75.4% are fully vaccinated.

An average 34,312 vaccine doses are being administered daily in the state. Since vaccine boosters became available, the number has been climbing.

Thus far, about 63.7% of the county’s residents (all ages combined) have been vaccinated with at least one dose; 57.9% are fully vaccinated (8.2% have received a booster shot). About 76.2% of adults (older than 18) have been vaccinated with at least one dose. The percentage of fully vaccinated adults is 69.4%. About 10.6% of adults have received a booster shot.

For Virginians between 12 and 17, 68.2% of the population has been vaccinated with at least one dose (60.2% are fully vaccinated, 0.1% have received a booster). Only children between 12 and 17 are eligible for the vaccine. For those 18 and older, 78.9% have received at least one dose of a vaccine (70.9% fully vaccinated, 11.3% have received a booster); for those aged 65 and older, 92.8% have received at least one dose (85% fully vaccinated, 31.3% have received a booster).

About 59.8% of Fauquier residents between 12 and 17 have been vaccinated with at least one dose (53.8% fully vaccinated, 0.1% have had boosters); 76.2% of those 18 and older (69.4% fully vaccinated, 10.6% have had boosters) and 90.8% of those 65 and older (82.5% fully vaccinated, 28.9% have had boosters).

For Virginians older than 12 (which represents everyone in the state who is eligible to be vaccinated), 78% have received one dose; 70% are fully vaccinated and 10.3% have received a booster shot. In Fauquier, 74.6% of the over-12 population has received one dose; 67.8% are fully vaccinated and 9.6% have received booster shots.

The VDH reports that between Jan. 17 and Oct. 30, there have been 50,144 breakthrough cases of COVID-19 in fully vaccinated people (0.9% of vaccinated people); 1,744 fully vaccinated people have been hospitalized (0.033% of vaccinated people), and there have been 594 deaths in fully vaccinated people (0.00112% of fully vaccinated people).

The VDH website says that unvaccinated people have developed COVID-19 at a rate 5.1 times higher than fully vaccinated people, and 2.3 times higher than partially vaccinated people.

The VHH’s vaccine dashboard can be found at https://www.vdh.virginia.gov/coronavirus/covid-19-vaccine-summary

MONDAY, NOV. 8: In Fauquier County, new COVID-19 cases came in at 17 on Saturday, 13 on Sunday and only four this morning. The county has had a total of 7,125 cases since the beginning of the pandemic. The seven-day average of cases in the county is 15.

Daily new cases of COVID-19 in Virginia were tallied at 913 today. According to reporting from the Virginia Department of Health, there have been 936,928 total reported cases (242,003 probable) of COVID in Virginia. The seven-day average of new cases in the state is 1,276. It has been generally dropping since Sept. 14, when it was 3,689.

In the five-county Rappahannock-Rapidan Health District, 1,299 cases of COVID have been reported in children younger than 10 years old; 2,570 have been reported in those 10 to 19. In the state, there have been 60,249 cases in children younger than 10, 113,598 cases in those 10 to 19 years old.

For perspective, in both the state and in the health district, there have been more positive cases in 10 to 19 year olds than there have been in those 60 to 69, or 70 to 79 or over 80. There have been more cases in children 0 to 9 than there have been in those 70 to 79 or over 80, in both the state and the health district.

As of Nov. 8, the seven-day positivity rate for the state (total tests compared to positive tests) is 5.6%; it has been generally decreasing since Sept. 9. In the Rappahannock-Rapidan Health District, the positivity rating is 9%. The Centers for Disease Control reports that the positivity rating for Fauquier County is at 7.66%.

Fauquier County School Division

Local schools opened for five-day-a-week, in-person learning on Aug. 11. As of the morning of Nov. 8, 448 positive cases of COVID-19 have been reported in the school system. The total includes 322 students and 126 staff members.

There are currently 21 active cases of COVID-19, 14 students and seven staffers. People stay on the active list for 10 days after first reporting an infection.

Since the beginning of school, no “outbreaks” have been reported in the school division; one was recorded over the summer at a school-sponsored camp.

School spokeswoman Tara Helkowski reported that, as of Nov. 4, because of contact with positive cases, 63 students are currently quarantining. No staff members are quarantining. That is the lowest number since school opened in August.

There were 191 positive cases of COVID-19 during the 2020-21 school year, 97 in students and 94 in staff members.

The list provided below outlines total cases since the first day of school. (Active cases are noted if the number is different from the total cases.)

High schools

  • 22 at Fauquier High School (one each on Aug. 16, Aug. 18, Aug. 19, Aug. 23, Aug. 24, Aug. 25, Aug 26, Sept. 9, Sept. 10, 3 on Sept. 13, 1 on Sept. 15, 3 on Sept 16, 1 on Sept. 17, 2 on Sept. 20, 1 on Sept. 21, 1 on Sept. 24 and 1 on Oct. 12). There are no active cases.
  • 32 at Kettle Run High School (Aug. 20, 2 on Aug. 23, 1 on Aug. 25, 2 on Aug. 26, 1 on Aug. 27, 1 on Sept. 1, 2 on Sept. 2, 2 on Sept. 3, 1 on Sept. 7, 1 on Sept. 10, 1 on Sept. 17, 1 on Sept. 23, 1 on Sept. 24, 1 on Sept. 28 and 1 on Sept. 30, 2 on Oct. 1, 1 on Oct. 4, 1 on Oct. 5, 1 on Oct. 6, 1 on Oct. 7, 1 on Oct. 12, 3 on Oct. 15, 1 on Oct. 18 and 1 on Oct. 21 and 2 on Nov. 5) There are 2 active cases.
  • 64 at Liberty High School (3 on Aug. 16, 3 Aug. 18, 1 on Aug. 19, 5 on Aug. 23, 6 on Aug. 24, 2 on Aug. 25, 2 on Aug. 26, 3 on Aug. 27, 10 on Aug. 30, 1 on Sept. 1 and 4 on Sept. 7, 4 on Sept. 8, 2 on Sept. 9, 1 on Sept. 10, 3 on Sept. 17, 1 on Sept. 20, 1 on Sept. 27, 1 on Sept. 28, 1 on Sept. 29, 1 on Sept. 30, 1 on Oct. 1, 1 on Oct. 4, 1 on Oct. 5, 1 on Oct. 7 and 1 on Oct. 12, 1 on Oct. 15, 1 on Oct. 26 and 1 on Oct. 27) There are 2 active cases.
  • 2 at Southeastern Alternative School (Aug. 23 and Oct. 7) There are no active cases.

Middle schools

  • 14 at Auburn Middle School (2 on Aug. 18, 1 on Aug. 26, 1 on Sept. 1, 1 on Sept. 7, 2 on Sept. 13, 1 on Sept. 27, 1 on Sept. 30, 1 on Oct. 1, 1 on Oct. 19 and 2 on Oct. 22 and 1 on Nov. 3) There is 1 active case.
  • 28 at Cedar Lee Middle School (Aug. 18 and Aug. 20, 3 on Aug. 24, 1 on Aug. 25, 2 on Aug. 26, 3 on Aug. 30, 1 on Aug. 31, 3 on Sept. 2, 1 on Sept. 10, 1 on Sept. 14, 1 on Sept. 20, 2 on Sept. 24, 1 on Sept. 29, 1 on Oct. 7, 2 on Oct. 12, 1 on Oct. 19, 1 on Oct. 22 and 2 on Oct. 25) There are 2 active cases.
  • 9 at Marshall Middle School (2 on Aug 27, 1 on Sept. 3, 1 on Sept. 10, 1 on Sept. 20, 1 on Sept. 24, 1 on Sept. 27, 1 on Oct.1 and 1 on Oct. 5) There are no active cases.
  • 11 at Taylor Middle School (one each Aug. 18, Aug. 19, 2 on Aug. 20, 2 on Aug. 23 and 1 on Aug. 25, 1 on Sept. 1, 1 on Sept. 3, 1 on Sept. 7 and 1 on Oct. 6) There are no active cases.
  • 11 at Warrenton Middle School (Sept. 3 and Sept. 13, 2 on Sept. 17, 1 on Sept. 23, 1 on Oct. 4, 1 on Oct. 6, 1 on Oct. 12 and 3 on Nov. 3) There are 3 active cases.

Elementary schools

  • 4 cases at Bradley Elementary School (on Aug. 23, Aug. 25, Sept. 17 and 1 on Oct. 1) There are no active cases.
  • 5 cases at Brumfield Elementary (2 on Aug. 17, 2 on Aug. 23 and 1 on Sept. 1) There are no active cases.
  • 6 cases at Coleman Elementary (Sept. 3 and Sept. 14, 2 on Oct. 4 and 2 on Nov. 5) There are 2 active cases.
  • 16 at Greenville Elementary (1 reported Aug. 13, 1 on Aug. 16, 1 on Aug. 20, 2 on Aug. 23, 3 on Aug. 24, 1 on Oct. 1, 3 on Oct. 4, 3 on Oct. 7 and 1 on Oct. 13) There are no active cases.
  • 34 at Miller Elementary (1 each Aug. 16 and 17, 2 on Aug. 18, 1 on Aug. 19, 2 on Aug. 23, 2 on Aug. 24, 1 on Aug. 25, 5 on Aug. 27, 3 on Aug. 30, 3 on Aug. 31, 1 on Sept. 8, 1 on Sept. 9, 2 on Sept. 16, 1 on Sept. 20, 2 on Sept. 21, 1 on Sept. 22 and 1 on Sept. 27, 3 on Sept. 29 and 1 on Oct. 12) There are no active cases.
  • 12 at Pearson Elementary School (Aug. 18, 4 on Aug. 27, 1 on Sept. 7 and 1 on Sept. 10, 1 on Oct. 1, 1 on Oct. 6, 1 on Oct. 15 and 1 on Oct. 21 and 1 on Oct. 29) There is 1 active case.
  • 2 at Pierce Elementary School (Aug. 27 and Sept. 17) There are no active cases.
  • 6 at Ritchie Elementary School (Aug. 20, Sept. 21, Oct. 12, Oct. 14 and 1 one Oct. 18) There is 1 active case.
  • 18 students at Smith Elementary School (1 reported Aug. 13, 2 on Aug. 15, 1 on Aug. 19, 2 on Aug. 23, 1 on Sept. 3, 2 on Sept. 7, 1 on Sept. 9, 1 on Sept. 16, 1 on Sept. 27 and 1 on Oct. 4, 2 on Oct. 5, 2 on Oct. 7 and 1 on Oct. 20) There are no active cases.
  • 2 at Thompson Elementary (Sept. 14 and Oct. 5) There are no active cases.
  • 24 at Walter Elementary (2 on Aug. 18, 4 on Aug. 23, 1 on Aug. 24, 1 on Aug. 25, 2 on Aug. 26, 1 on Aug. 27, 4 on Aug. 30, 4 on Sept. 1, 1 on Sept. 10, 1 on Sept. 13, 1 on Sept. 17 and 1 on Oct. 21) There are no active cases.

Staff members testing positive include:

  • 4 at Fauquier High School (Aug. 26, 1 on Sept. 3, 1 on Sept. 24 and 1 on Oct. 8) There are no active cases.
  • 7 at Kettle Run High School (2 on Aug. 25, 1 on Aug. 27, 1 on Aug. 31, 1 on Sept. 3 1 on Sept. 15 and 1 on Oct. 8) There are no active cases.
  • 14 at Liberty High (Aug. 18 and Aug. 27, Aug. 30, 1 on Sept. 8, on Sept. 9 and 1 on Sept. 10, 1 on Sept. 22, 1 on Sept. 2, 1 on Oct. 1, 1 on Oct. 4 and 1 on Oct. 25) There is 1 active case.
  • 8 at Auburn Middle School (on Aug. 17, 2 on Sept. 1, 3 on Sept. 3, 1 on Sept. 7, 1 on Sept. 10, 1 on Sept. 17, 1 on Sept. 20 and 1 on Sept. 22) There are no active cases.
  • 4 at Cedar Lee Middle (Aug. 25, Sept. 8 and 1 on Sept. 29) There are no active cases.
  • 1 at Marshall Middle School (Sept. 16) There are no active cases.
  • 9 at Taylor Middle (one on Aug. 17, 3 on Aug. 24, 1 on Aug. 27, 1 on Aug. 31, 1 on Sept. 2, 1 on Sept. 3 and 1 on Sept. 13) There are no active cases.
  • 2 at Warrenton Middle (2 on Sept. 1) There are no active cases.
  • 6 at Bradley Elementary (Aug. 17 and Aug. 27, Sept. 1, 1 on Sept. 9, 1 on Sept. 14 and 1 on Sept. 29) There are no active cases.
  • 4 at Brumfield Elementary (Aug. 20, 2 on Aug. 27 and 1 on Sept. 1) There are no active cases.
  • 3 at Coleman Elementary (Sept. 13 and Oct. 4) There are no active cases.
  • 9 at Greenville Elementary (Aug. 24, Aug. 26, 2 on Aug. 27, 1 on Sept. 13, 1 on Sept. 29, 1 on Oct. 5 and 2 on Oct. 22) There are no active cases.
  • 9 at Miller Elementary (Aug. 17, Aug. 25, Aug. 27, 1 on Aug. 31, 1 on Sept. 3, 1 on Sept. 14, 1 on Sept. 17 and 1 on Oct. 15) There are no active cases.
  • 3 cases at Pearson Elementary (Sept. 22, Sept. 24 and 1 on Oct. 8) There are no active cases.
  • 2 at Pierce Elementary (Sept. 17 and Sept. 27) There are no active cases.
  • 2 at Ritchie Elementary (Aug. 27 and Oct. 25) There is 1 active case.
  • 1 at Smith Elementary (Sept. 1) There are no active cases.
  • 4 at Walter Elementary (Aug. 20, Aug. 26, Aug. 30 and Sept. 1) There are no active cases.
  • 34 staff members at the school division’s central offices (2 on Aug. 24, 1 on Aug. 26, 1 on Aug. 27, 3 on Aug. 30 and 1 on Aug. 31 and 2 on Sept. 1, 1 on Sept. 2, 1 on Sept. 8, 1 on Sept. 9, 5 on Sept. 10, 2 on Sept. 15 and 1 on Sept. 21, 2 on Sept. 22, 1 on Sept. 29, 1 on Oct. 1, 1 on Oct. 8, 2 on Oct. 12, 1 on Oct. 19, 3 on Nov. 3 and 1 on Nov. 4 and 1 on Nov. 4) There are 5 active cases.

Deaths

Fauquier reported one COVID-19 fatality Oct. 28, two fatalities Oct. 19, one on Oct. 13 and one on Oct. 8, for a total of five in October. The county has reported a total of 86 COVID-19 related deaths since the start of the pandemic, including nine in September.

The VDH does not report demographic data at the county level, but in the RRHD, of the 258 COVID-19 deaths reported in the RRHD so far, 111 have been in residents older than 80. There have been 71 deaths in those 70 to 79 years old, 36 deaths in those 60 to 69, and 33 deaths in those younger than 59. (For seven of the deaths, no age was reported.)

In the RRHD, one person between the ages of 10 and 19 has died and a child between 0 and 9 has died. In the state, six children between 0 and 9 have died from COVID-19; 10 between 10 to 19 have died. The latest fatality in the 10 to 19 age group was reported Nov. 3 in the Central Health District.

Monday, the VDH reported nine COVID-19 deaths in Virginia. The state reported 30 on Saturday and 26 on Sunday. The total number of COVID-19 related deaths in Virginia is listed as 14,190 (2,275 probable).

The seven-day average of COVID-19 deaths in the state is 29. Throughout July, the seven-day average of deaths was fewer than five. It started to rise in mid-August.

Hospitalizations

Fauquier County reported a new hospitalization Nov. 2, and one on Nov. 1, but on Nov. 5 the VDH reduced the total number of hospitalizations by one. The total for October was 29; 37 hospitalizations were reported in September, 25 in August. The county has reported 294 since the beginning of the pandemic.

After weeks of treating 10 or so patients at Fauquier Hospital, spokeswoman Sarah Cubbage said Nov. 4 that the hospital was treating about five COVID-19 patients.

The state added 24 new COVID hospitalizations today, after totaling 57 on Saturday and 23 on Sunday. According to the VDH, the total number of hospitalizations in the state is 39,201 (2,275 probable).

The seven-day average of new hospitalizations is 50.

In Monday’s updated data from the RRHD, of the 729 people hospitalized, 129 have been older than 80 years old; 142 have been 70 to 79 years old; 142 have been between 60 and 69 years old and 137 have been between 50 and 59. One hundred and seventy-one have been younger than 50. (For eight of the hospitalizations, age was not reported.)

In the health district, seven children younger than 10 and eight between 10 and 19 years old have been hospitalized. In the state, 558 younger than 10 have been hospitalized; 643 between 10 and 19 years old have been hospitalized.

VDH data reported here was finalized Sunday, Nov. 7 at 5 p.m. More information may be found at https://www.vdh.virginia.gov/coronavirus/covid-19-in-virginia/

The Virginia Hospital and Healthcare Association data for Nov. 8 states that 806 Virginians are hospitalized with COVID-19. The seven-day average number of hospitalizations (897) rose dramatically between July 11 and Sept. 9, but has been declining since Sept. 23.

The VHHA reports that the number of COVID-19 confirmed or COVID-19 suspected patients who are in intensive care units as of Nov. 8 is 212. One hundred and thirty COVID-19 patients are receiving ventilator support.

The VDH and VHHA compile statistics in different ways, so their data does not always match up. For instance, VHHA reported that 72,236 COVID-19 patients have been hospitalized and discharged as of yesterday, but the VDH reports that the total number of Virginians hospitalized since the beginning of the pandemic is 39,201.

Outbreaks

There have been a total of 65 outbreaks in the RRHD since the beginning of the pandemic. There have been 26 outbreaks in long-term care facilities, 21 outbreaks in congregate settings, four in correctional facilities, three in a healthcare setting, three in a childcare setting, one in a college setting, six in a K-12 setting and one in a gym. The total number of cases attributed to the outbreaks is 1,910.

In the state, there are 1,316 outbreaks being reported in long-term care facilities (resulting in 36,492 cases and 4,497 deaths); 1,981 outbreaks in congregate settings; 308 outbreaks in healthcare settings; 219 in correctional facilities; 151 in college settings; 28 in gyms; 466 in childcare settings and 918 K-12 outbreaks being reported.

There have been a total of 5,387 outbreaks in Virginia since the beginning of the pandemic, according to today’s VDH dashboard.

Rates of transmission

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control ranks counties by level of transmission; Fauquier, as of Nov. 8, is rated “high,” as are most other counties in Virginia. Twenty-eight Virginia counties are rated “substantial” and seven counties are rated “moderate” today. Petersburg City is rated “low.”

The CDC reevaluates county ratings every afternoon.

The county was rated “moderate” on July 27, substantial on July 29 and high as of July 31, but the rating was changed to “substantial” the afternoon of Aug. 3. The rating was back up to “high” the afternoon of Aug. 4, and has remained there.

Community transmission is based on two metrics – the number of new cases per 100,000 in the last seven days (146 for Fauquier) and percent positivity (7.66% for Fauquier) A county is rated “high” if there are more than 100 cases per 100,000 in the last seven days or if the percent positivity is over 10%.

On July 27, the CDC issued guidance recommending that fully vaccinated individuals wear masks when indoors in areas with “substantial to high” transmission. 

Vaccines

As of Nov. 8, 11,798,922 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered to Virginia residents. About 70.6% of the population has been vaccinated with at least one dose; 63.4% of Virginians have been fully vaccinated. In the adult population, 83.8% have been vaccinated with at least one dose; 75.3% are fully vaccinated.

An average 34,536 vaccine doses are being administered daily in the state. Since vaccine boosters became available, the number has been climbing.

Thus far, about 63.6% of the county’s residents (all ages combined) have been vaccinated with at least one dose; 57.9% are fully vaccinated (8.1% have received a booster shot). About 76.2% of adults (older than 18) have been vaccinated with at least one dose. The percentage of fully vaccinated adults is 69.3%. About 10.5% of adults have received a booster shot.

For Virginians between 12 and 17, 68.2% of the population has been vaccinated with at least one dose (60.2% are fully vaccinated, 0.1% have received a booster). Only children between 12 and 17 are eligible for the vaccine. For those 18 and older, 78.9% have received at least one dose of a vaccine (70.8% fully vaccinated, 11.1% have received a booster); for those aged 65 and older, 92.8% have received at least one dose (84.8% fully vaccinated, 30.9% have received a booster).

About 59.8% of Fauquier residents between 12 and 17 have been vaccinated with at least one dose (53.8% fully vaccinated, 0.1% have had boosters); 76.2% of those 18 and older (69.3% fully vaccinated, 10.5% have had boosters) and 90.8% of those 65 and older (82.5% fully vaccinated, 28.6% have had boosters).

For Virginians older than 12 (which represents everyone in the state who is eligible to be vaccinated), 77.9% have received one dose; 69.9% are fully vaccinated and 10.2% have received a booster shot. In Fauquier, 74.6% of the over-12 population has received one dose; 67.8% are fully vaccinated and 9.4% have received booster shots.

The VDH reports that between Jan. 17 and Oct. 30, there have been 50,144 breakthrough cases of COVID-19 in fully vaccinated people (0.9% of vaccinated people); 1,744 fully vaccinated people have been hospitalized (0.033% of vaccinated people), and there have been 594 deaths in fully vaccinated people (0.00112% of fully vaccinated people).

The VDH website says that unvaccinated people have developed COVID-19 at a rate 5.1 times higher than fully vaccinated people, and 2.3 times higher than partially vaccinated people.

The VHH’s vaccine dashboard can be found at https://www.vdh.virginia.gov/coronavirus/covid-19-vaccine-summary

FRIDAY, NOV. 5: Daily new cases of COVID-19 in Virginia were tallied at 1,369 today. Yesterday, cases came in at 1,494. According to reporting from the Virginia Department of Health, there have been 933,542 total reported cases (240,797 probable) of COVID in Virginia. The seven-day average of new cases in the state is 1,253. It has been generally dropping since Sept. 14, when it was 3,689.

In the five-county Rappahannock-Rapidan Health District, 1,289 cases of COVID have been reported in children younger than 10 years old; 2,565 have been reported in those 10 to 19. In the state, there have been 59,868 cases in children younger than 10, 113,119 cases in those 10 to 19 years old.

For perspective, in both the state and in the health district, there have been more positive cases in 10 to 19 year olds than there have been in those 60 to 69, or 70 to 79 or over 80. There have been more cases in children 0 to 9 than there have been in those 70 to 79 or over 80, in both the state and the health district.

As of Nov. 5, the seven-day positivity rate for the state (total tests compared to positive tests) is 5.6%; it has been generally decreasing since Sept. 9. In the Rappahannock-Rapidan Health District, the positivity rating is 7.9%. The Centers for Disease Control reports that the positivity rating for Fauquier County is at 4.92%.

Fauquier County School Division

Local schools opened for five-day-a-week, in-person learning on Aug. 11. As of the morning of Nov. 5, 442 positive cases of COVID-19 have been reported in the school system. The total includes 317 students and 125 staff members.

There are currently 15 active cases of COVID-19, nine students and six staffers. People stay on the active list for 10 days after first reporting an infection.

Since the beginning of school, no “outbreaks” have been reported in the school division; one was recorded over the summer at a school-sponsored camp.

School spokeswoman Tara Helkowski reported that, as of Nov. 4, because of contact with positive cases, 63 students are currently quarantining. No staff members are quarantining. That is the lowest number since school opened in August.

There were 191 positive cases of COVID-19 during the 2020-21 school year, 97 in students and 94 in staff members.

The list provided below outlines total cases since the first day of school. (Active cases are noted if the number is different from the total cases.)

High schools

  • 22 at Fauquier High School (one each on Aug. 16, Aug. 18, Aug. 19, Aug. 23, Aug. 24, Aug. 25, Aug 26, Sept. 9, Sept. 10, 3 on Sept. 13, 1 on Sept. 15, 3 on Sept 16, 1 on Sept. 17, 2 on Sept. 20, 1 on Sept. 21, 1 on Sept. 24 and 1 on Oct. 12). There are no active cases.
  • 30 at Kettle Run High School (Aug. 20, 2 on Aug. 23, 1 on Aug. 25, 2 on Aug. 26, 1 on Aug. 27, 1 on Sept. 1, 2 on Sept. 2, 2 on Sept. 3, 1 on Sept. 7, 1 on Sept. 10, 1 on Sept. 17, 1 on Sept. 23, 1 on Sept. 24, 1 on Sept. 28 and 1 on Sept. 30, 2 on Oct. 1, 1 on Oct. 4, 1 on Oct. 5, 1 on Oct. 6, 1 on Oct. 7, 1 on Oct. 12, 3 on Oct. 15, 1 on Oct. 18 and 1 on Oct. 21) There are no active cases.
  • 64 at Liberty High School (3 on Aug. 16, 3 Aug. 18, 1 on Aug. 19, 5 on Aug. 23, 6 on Aug. 24, 2 on Aug. 25, 2 on Aug. 26, 3 on Aug. 27, 10 on Aug. 30, 1 on Sept. 1 and 4 on Sept. 7, 4 on Sept. 8, 2 on Sept. 9, 1 on Sept. 10, 3 on Sept. 17, 1 on Sept. 20, 1 on Sept. 27, 1 on Sept. 28, 1 on Sept. 29, 1 on Sept. 30, 1 on Oct. 1, 1 on Oct. 4, 1 on Oct. 5, 1 on Oct. 7 and 1 on Oct. 12, 1 on Oct. 15, 1 on Oct. 26 and 1 on Oct. 27) There are 2 active cases.
  • 2 at Southeastern Alternative School (Aug. 23 and Oct. 7) There are no active cases.

Middle schools

  • 14 at Auburn Middle School (2 on Aug. 18, 1 on Aug. 26, 1 on Sept. 1, 1 on Sept. 7, 2 on Sept. 13, 1 on Sept. 27, 1 on Sept. 30, 1 on Oct. 1, 1 on Oct. 19 and 2 on Oct. 22 and 1 on Nov. 3) There is 1 active case.
  • 28 at Cedar Lee Middle School (Aug. 18 and Aug. 20, 3 on Aug. 24, 1 on Aug. 25, 2 on Aug. 26, 3 on Aug. 30, 1 on Aug. 31, 3 on Sept. 2, 1 on Sept. 10, 1 on Sept. 14, 1 on Sept. 20, 2 on Sept. 24, 1 on Sept. 29, 1 on Oct. 7, 2 on Oct. 12, 1 on Oct. 19, 1 on Oct. 22 and 2 on Oct. 25) There are 2 active cases.
  • 9 at Marshall Middle School (2 on Aug 27, 1 on Sept. 3, 1 on Sept. 10, 1 on Sept. 20, 1 on Sept. 24, 1 on Sept. 27, 1 on Oct.1 and 1 on Oct. 5) There are no active cases.
  • 11 at Taylor Middle School (one each Aug. 18, Aug. 19, 2 on Aug. 20, 2 on Aug. 23 and 1 on Aug. 25, 1 on Sept. 1, 1 on Sept. 3, 1 on Sept. 7 and 1 on Oct. 6) There are no active cases.
  • 11 at Warrenton Middle School (Sept. 3 and Sept. 13, 2 on Sept. 17, 1 on Sept. 23, 1 on Oct. 4, 1 on Oct. 6, 1 on Oct. 12 and 3 on Nov. 3) There are 3 active cases.

Elementary schools

  • 4 cases at Bradley Elementary School (on Aug. 23, Aug. 25, Sept. 17 and 1 on Oct. 1) There are no active cases.
  • 5 cases at Brumfield Elementary (2 on Aug. 17, 2 on Aug. 23 and 1 on Sept. 1) There are no active cases.
  • 4 cases at Coleman Elementary (Sept. 3 and Sept. 14 and 2 on Oct. 4) There are no active cases.
  • 16 at Greenville Elementary (1 reported Aug. 13, 1 on Aug. 16, 1 on Aug. 20, 2 on Aug. 23, 3 on Aug. 24, 1 on Oct. 1, 3 on Oct. 4, 3 on Oct. 7 and 1 on Oct. 13) There are no active cases.
  • 34 at Miller Elementary (1 each Aug. 16 and 17, 2 on Aug. 18, 1 on Aug. 19, 2 on Aug. 23, 2 on Aug. 24, 1 on Aug. 25, 5 on Aug. 27, 3 on Aug. 30, 3 on Aug. 31, 1 on Sept. 8, 1 on Sept. 9, 2 on Sept. 16, 1 on Sept. 20, 2 on Sept. 21, 1 on Sept. 22 and 1 on Sept. 27, 3 on Sept. 29 and 1 on Oct. 12) There are no active cases.
  • 12 at Pearson Elementary School (Aug. 18, 4 on Aug. 27, 1 on Sept. 7 and 1 on Sept. 10, 1 on Oct. 1, 1 on Oct. 6, 1 on Oct. 15 and 1 on Oct. 21 and 1 on Oct. 29) There is 1 active case.
  • 2 at Pierce Elementary School (Aug. 27 and Sept. 17) There are no active cases.
  • 5 at Ritchie Elementary School (Aug. 20, Sept. 21, Oct. 12, Oct. 14 and 1 one Oct. 18) There are no active cases.
  • 18 students at Smith Elementary School (1 reported Aug. 13, 2 on Aug. 15, 1 on Aug. 19, 2 on Aug. 23, 1 on Sept. 3, 2 on Sept. 7, 1 on Sept. 9, 1 on Sept. 16, 1 on Sept. 27 and 1 on Oct. 4, 2 on Oct. 5, 2 on Oct. 7 and 1 on Oct. 20) There are no active cases.
  • 2 at Thompson Elementary (Sept. 14 and Oct. 5) There are no active cases.
  • 24 at Walter Elementary (2 on Aug. 18, 4 on Aug. 23, 1 on Aug. 24, 1 on Aug. 25, 2 on Aug. 26, 1 on Aug. 27, 4 on Aug. 30, 4 on Sept. 1, 1 on Sept. 10, 1 on Sept. 13, 1 on Sept. 17 and 1 on Oct. 21) There are no active cases.

Staff members testing positive include:

  • 4 at Fauquier High School (Aug. 26, 1 on Sept. 3, 1 on Sept. 24 and 1 on Oct. 8) There are no active cases.
  • 7 at Kettle Run High School (2 on Aug. 25, 1 on Aug. 27, 1 on Aug. 31, 1 on Sept. 3 1 on Sept. 15 and 1 on Oct. 8) There are no active cases.
  • 14 at Liberty High (Aug. 18 and Aug. 27, Aug. 30, 1 on Sept. 8, on Sept. 9 and 1 on Sept. 10, 1 on Sept. 22, 1 on Sept. 2, 1 on Oct. 1, 1 on Oct. 4 and 1 on Oct. 25) There is 1 active case.
  • 8 at Auburn Middle School (on Aug. 17, 2 on Sept. 1, 3 on Sept. 3, 1 on Sept. 7, 1 on Sept. 10, 1 on Sept. 17, 1 on Sept. 20 and 1 on Sept. 22) There are no active cases.
  • 4 at Cedar Lee Middle (Aug. 25, Sept. 8 and 1 on Sept. 29) There are no active cases.
  • 1 at Marshall Middle School (Sept. 16) There are no active cases.
  • 9 at Taylor Middle (one on Aug. 17, 3 on Aug. 24, 1 on Aug. 27, 1 on Aug. 31, 1 on Sept. 2, 1 on Sept. 3 and 1 on Sept. 13) There are no active cases.
  • 2 at Warrenton Middle (2 on Sept. 1) There are no active cases.
  • 6 at Bradley Elementary (Aug. 17 and Aug. 27, Sept. 1, 1 on Sept. 9, 1 on Sept. 14 and 1 on Sept. 29) There are no active cases.
  • 4 at Brumfield Elementary (Aug. 20, 2 on Aug. 27 and 1 on Sept. 1) There are no active cases.
  • 3 at Coleman Elementary (Sept. 13 and Oct. 4) There are no active cases.
  • 9 at Greenville Elementary (Aug. 24, Aug. 26, 2 on Aug. 27, 1 on Sept. 13, 1 on Sept. 29, 1 on Oct. 5 and 2 on Oct. 22) There are no active cases.
  • 9 at Miller Elementary (Aug. 17, Aug. 25, Aug. 27, 1 on Aug. 31, 1 on Sept. 3, 1 on Sept. 14, 1 on Sept. 17 and 1 on Oct. 15) There are no active cases.
  • 3 cases at Pearson Elementary (Sept. 22, Sept. 24 and 1 on Oct. 8) There are no active cases.
  • 2 at Pierce Elementary (Sept. 17 and Sept. 27) There are no active cases.
  • 2 at Ritchie Elementary (Aug. 27 and Oct. 25) There is 1 active case.
  • 1 at Smith Elementary (Sept. 1) There are no active cases.
  • 4 at Walter Elementary (Aug. 20, Aug. 26, Aug. 30 and Sept. 1) There are no active cases.
  • 33 staff members at the school division’s central offices (2 on Aug. 24, 1 on Aug. 26, 1 on Aug. 27, 3 on Aug. 30 and 1 on Aug. 31 and 2 on Sept. 1, 1 on Sept. 2, 1 on Sept. 8, 1 on Sept. 9, 5 on Sept. 10, 2 on Sept. 15 and 1 on Sept. 21, 2 on Sept. 22, 1 on Sept. 29, 1 on Oct. 1, 1 on Oct. 8, 2 on Oct. 12, 1 on Oct. 19, 3 on Nov. 3 and 1 on Nov. 4) There are 4 active cases.

Deaths

Fauquier reported one COVID-19 fatality Oct. 28, two fatalities Oct. 19, one on Oct. 13 and one on Oct. 8, for a total of five in October. The county has reported a total of 86 COVID-19 related deaths since the start of the pandemic, including nine in September.

The VDH does not report demographic data at the county level, but in the RRHD, of the 257 COVID-19 deaths reported in the RRHD so far, 108 have been in residents older than 80. There have been 71 deaths in those 70 to 79 years old, 36 deaths in those 60 to 69, and 33 deaths in those younger than 59. (For eight of the deaths, no age was reported.)

In the RRHD, one person between the ages of 10 and 19 has died and a child between 0 and 9 has died. In the state, six children between 0 and 9 have died from COVID-19; 10 between 10 to 19 have died. The latest fatality in the 10 to 19 age group was reported Nov. 3 in the Central Health District.

Friday, the VDH reported 36 COVID-19 deaths in Virginia. The total number of COVID-19 related deaths in Virginia is listed as 14,125 (2,261 probable).

The seven-day average of COVID-19 deaths in the state is 31. Throughout July, the seven-day average of deaths was fewer than five. It started to rise in mid-August.

Hospitalizations

Fauquier County reported a new hospitalization Wednesday, and one on Tuesday, Nov. 1, but today the VDH reduced the total number of hospitalizations by one. The total for October was 29; 37 hospitalizations were reported in September, 25 in August. The county has reported 294 since the beginning of the pandemic.

After weeks of treating 10 or so patients at Fauquier Hospital, spokeswoman Sarah Cubbage said Nov. 4 that the hospital was treating about five COVID-19 patients.

The state added 73 new COVID hospitalizations today. According to the VDH, the total number of hospitalizations in the state is 39,097 (2,265 probable).

The seven-day average of new hospitalizations is 54.

In Friday’s updated data from the RRHD, of the 727 people hospitalized, 129 have been older than 80 years old; 142 have been 70 to 79 years old; 142 have been between 60 and 69 years old and 136 have been between 50 and 59. One hundred and seventy-one have been younger than 50. (For 7 of the hospitalizations, age was not reported.)

In the health district, seven children younger than 10 and eight between 10 and 19 years old have been hospitalized. In the state, 559 younger than 10 have been hospitalized; 637 between 10 and 19 years old have been hospitalized.

VDH data reported here was finalized Thursday, Nov. 4 at 5 p.m. More information may be found at https://www.vdh.virginia.gov/coronavirus/covid-19-in-virginia/

The Virginia Hospital and Healthcare Association data for Nov. 5 states that 923 Virginians are hospitalized with COVID-19. The seven-day average number of hospitalizations (956) rose dramatically between July 11 and Sept. 9, but has been declining since Sept. 23.

The VHHA reports that the number of COVID-19 confirmed or COVID-19 suspected patients who are in intensive care units as of Nov. 5 is 237. One hundred and forty-eight COVID-19 patients are receiving ventilator support.

The VDH and VHHA compile statistics in different ways, so their data does not always match up. For instance, VHHA reported that 72,087 COVID-19 patients have been hospitalized and discharged as of yesterday, but the VDH reports that the total number of Virginians hospitalized since the beginning of the pandemic is 39,097.

Outbreaks

There have been a total of 65 outbreaks in the RRHD since the beginning of the pandemic – two were reported on Oct. 29 and one today (in a long-term healthcare facility). There have been 26 outbreaks in long-term care facilities, 21 outbreaks in congregate settings, four in correctional facilities, three in a healthcare setting, three in a childcare setting, one in a college setting, six in a K-12 setting and one in a gym. The total number of cases attributed to the outbreaks is 1,907.

One of the new outbreaks is in a long-term care setting; the other is in a childcare setting. The VDH did not provide information on where the outbreaks are.

In the state, there are 1,310 outbreaks being reported in long-term care facilities (resulting in 36,426 cases and 4,489 deaths); 1,977 outbreaks in congregate settings; 307 outbreaks in healthcare settings; 219 in correctional facilities; 150 in college settings; 28 in gyms; 465 in childcare settings and 914 K-12 outbreaks being reported, nine more than yesterday.

There have been a total of 5,370 outbreaks in Virginia since the beginning of the pandemic, according to today’s VDH dashboard.

Rates of transmission

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control ranks counties by level of transmission; Fauquier, as of Nov. 5, is rated “high,” as are most other counties in Virginia. Twenty-six Virginia counties are rated “substantial.” Fairfax, Cumberland, Southampton, Northampton counties and Petersburg City are rated “moderate” today.

The CDC reevaluates county ratings every afternoon.

The county was rated “moderate” on July 27, substantial on July 29 and high as of July 31, but the rating was changed to “substantial” the afternoon of Aug. 3. The rating was back up to “high” the afternoon of Aug. 4, and has remained there.

Community transmission is based on two metrics – the number of new cases per 100,000 in the last seven days (140 for Fauquier) and percent positivity (4.92% for Fauquier) A county is rated “high” if there are more than 100 cases per 100,000 in the last seven days or if the percent positivity is over 10%.

On July 27, the CDC issued guidance recommending that fully vaccinated individuals wear masks when indoors in areas with “substantial to high” transmission. 

Vaccines

As of Nov. 5, 11,689,020 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered to Virginia residents. About 70.4% of the population has been vaccinated with at least one dose; 63.1% of Virginians have been fully vaccinated. In the adult population, 83.5% have been vaccinated with at least one dose; 75.1% are fully vaccinated.

An average 35,637 vaccine doses are being administered daily in the state. Since vaccine boosters became available, the number has been climbing.

Thus far, about 63.5% of the county’s residents (all ages combined) have been vaccinated with at least one dose; 57.7% are fully vaccinated (6.9% have received a booster shot). About 76% of adults (older than 18) have been vaccinated with at least one dose. The percentage of fully vaccinated adults is 69.1%. About 9% of adults have received a booster shot.

For Virginians between 12 and 17, 68% of the population has been vaccinated with at least one dose (59.9% are fully vaccinated, 0.1% have received a booster). Only children between 12 and 17 are eligible for the vaccine. For those 18 and older, 78.6% have received at least one dose of a vaccine (70.6% fully vaccinated, 10% have received a booster); for those aged 65 and older, 92.5% have received at least one dose (84.8% fully vaccinated, 28.6% have received a booster).

About 59.6% of Fauquier residents between 12 and 17 have been vaccinated with at least one dose (53.7% fully vaccinated, 0.1% have had boosters); 76% of those 18 and older (69.1% fully vaccinated, 9% have had boosters) and 90.5% of those 65 and older (82.3% fully vaccinated, 25.6% have had boosters).

For Virginians older than 12 (which represents everyone in the state who is eligible to be vaccinated), 77.7% have received one dose; 69.7% are fully vaccinated and 9.2% have received a booster shot. In Fauquier, 74.4% of the over-12 population has received one dose; 67.6% are fully vaccinated and 8.1% have received booster shots.

The VDH reports that between Jan. 17 and Oct. 30, there have been 50,144 breakthrough cases of COVID-19 in fully vaccinated people (0.9% of vaccinated people); 1,744 fully vaccinated people have been hospitalized (0.033% of vaccinated people), and there have been 594 deaths in fully vaccinated people (0.00112% of fully vaccinated people).

The VDH website says that unvaccinated people have developed COVID-19 at a rate 5.1 times higher than fully vaccinated people, and 2.3 times higher than partially vaccinated people.

The VHH’s vaccine dashboard can be found at https://www.vdh.virginia.gov/coronavirus/covid-19-vaccine-summary

THURSDAY, NOV. 4: Fauquier County reported 10 new cases of COVID-19 today, 16 yesterday. The seven-day average of cases is 13. Fauquier has reported 7,065 cases since the beginning of the pandemic.

Daily new cases of COVID-19 in Virginia were tallied at 1,494 today. Yesterday, cases came in at 1,435. According to reporting from the Virginia Department of Health, there have been 932,173 total reported cases (240,220 probable) of COVID in Virginia. The seven-day average of new cases in the state is 1,293 the same as yesterday. It has been generally dropping since Sept. 14, when it was 3,689.

In the five-county Rappahannock-Rapidan Health District, 1,278 cases of COVID have been reported in children younger than 10 years old; 2,560 have been reported in those 10 to 19. In the state, there have been 59,688 cases in children younger than 10, 112,843 cases in those 10 to 19 years old.

For perspective, in both the state and in the health district, there have been more positive cases in 10 to 19 year olds than there have been in those 60 to 69, or 70 to 79 or over 80. There have been more cases in children 0 to 9 than there have been in those 70 to 79 or over 80, in both the state and the health district.

As of Nov. 4, the seven-day positivity rate for the state (total tests compared to positive tests) is 5.4%; it has been decreasing since Sept. 9. In the Rappahannock-Rapidan Health District, the positivity rating is 7.9%. The Centers for Disease Control reports that the positivity rating for Fauquier County is at 6.28%.

Fauquier County School Division

Local schools opened for five-day-a-week, in-person learning on Aug. 11. As of the morning of Nov. 4, 441 positive cases of COVID-19 have been reported in the school system. The total includes 317 students and 124 staff members.

There are currently 26 active cases of COVID-19, 18 students and eight staffers. People stay on the active list for 10 days after first reporting an infection.

Since the beginning of school, no “outbreaks” have been reported in the school division; one was recorded over the summer at a school-sponsored camp.

School spokeswoman Tara Helkowski reported that, as of Nov. 4, because of contact with positive cases, 63 students are currently quarantining. No staff members are quarantining. Superintendent of Schools David Jeck said Aug. 31 that the overwhelming majority of students (95%) who have quarantined have tested negative for COVID-19.

There were 191 positive cases of COVID-19 during the 2020-21 school year, 97 in students and 94 in staff members.

The list provided below outlines total cases since the first day of school. (Active cases are noted if the number is different from the total cases.)

High schools

  • 22 at Fauquier High School (one each on Aug. 16, Aug. 18, Aug. 19, Aug. 23, Aug. 24, Aug. 25, Aug 26, Sept. 9, Sept. 10, 3 on Sept. 13, 1 on Sept. 15, 3 on Sept 16, 1 on Sept. 17, 2 on Sept. 20, 1 on Sept. 21, 1 on Sept. 24 and 1 on Oct. 12). There are no active cases.
  • 30 at Kettle Run High School (Aug. 20, 2 on Aug. 23, 1 on Aug. 25, 2 on Aug. 26, 1 on Aug. 27, 1 on Sept. 1, 2 on Sept. 2, 2 on Sept. 3, 1 on Sept. 7, 1 on Sept. 10, 1 on Sept. 17, 1 on Sept. 23, 1 on Sept. 24, 1 on Sept. 28 and 1 on Sept. 30, 2 on Oct. 1, 1 on Oct. 4, 1 on Oct. 5, 1 on Oct. 6, 1 on Oct. 7, 1 on Oct. 12, 3 on Oct. 15, 1 on Oct. 18 and 1 on Oct. 21) There is 1 active case.
  • 64 at Liberty High School (3 on Aug. 16, 3 Aug. 18, 1 on Aug. 19, 5 on Aug. 23, 6 on Aug. 24, 2 on Aug. 25, 2 on Aug. 26, 3 on Aug. 27, 10 on Aug. 30, 1 on Sept. 1 and 4 on Sept. 7, 4 on Sept. 8, 2 on Sept. 9, 1 on Sept. 10, 3 on Sept. 17, 1 on Sept. 20, 1 on Sept. 27, 1 on Sept. 28, 1 on Sept. 29, 1 on Sept. 30, 1 on Oct. 1, 1 on Oct. 4, 1 on Oct. 5, 1 on Oct. 7 and 1 on Oct. 12, 1 on Oct. 15, 1 on Oct. 26 and 1 on Oct. 27) There are 2 active cases.
  • 2 at Southeastern Alternative School (Aug. 23 and Oct. 7) There are no active cases.

Middle schools

  • 14 at Auburn Middle School (2 on Aug. 18, 1 on Aug. 26, 1 on Sept. 1, 1 on Sept. 7, 2 on Sept. 13, 1 on Sept. 27, 1 on Sept. 30, 1 on Oct. 1, 1 on Oct. 19 and 2 on Oct. 22 and 1 on Nov. 3) There are 4 active cases.
  • 28 at Cedar Lee Middle School (Aug. 18 and Aug. 20, 3 on Aug. 24, 1 on Aug. 25, 2 on Aug. 26, 3 on Aug. 30, 1 on Aug. 31, 3 on Sept. 2, 1 on Sept. 10, 1 on Sept. 14, 1 on Sept. 20, 2 on Sept. 24, 1 on Sept. 29, 1 on Oct. 7, 2 on Oct. 12, 1 on Oct. 19, 1 on Oct. 22 and 2 on Oct. 25) There are 4 active cases.
  • 9 at Marshall Middle School (2 on Aug 27, 1 on Sept. 3, 1 on Sept. 10, 1 on Sept. 20, 1 on Sept. 24, 1 on Sept. 27, 1 on Oct.1 and 1 on Oct. 5) There are no active cases.
  • 11 at Taylor Middle School (one each Aug. 18, Aug. 19, 2 on Aug. 20, 2 on Aug. 23 and 1 on Aug. 25, 1 on Sept. 1, 1 on Sept. 3, 1 on Sept. 7 and 1 on Oct. 6) There are no active cases.
  • 11 at Warrenton Middle School (Sept. 3 and Sept. 13, 2 on Sept. 17, 1 on Sept. 23, 1 on Oct. 4, 1 on Oct. 6, 1 on Oct. 12 and 3 on Nov. 3) There are 3 active cases.

Elementary schools

  • 4 cases at Bradley Elementary School (on Aug. 23, Aug. 25, Sept. 17 and 1 on Oct. 1) There are no active cases.
  • 5 cases at Brumfield Elementary (2 on Aug. 17, 2 on Aug. 23 and 1 on Sept. 1) There are no active cases.
  • 4 cases at Coleman Elementary (Sept. 3 and Sept. 14 and 2 on Oct. 4) There are no active cases.
  • 16 at Greenville Elementary (1 reported Aug. 13, 1 on Aug. 16, 1 on Aug. 20, 2 on Aug. 23, 3 on Aug. 24, 1 on Oct. 1, 3 on Oct. 4, 3 on Oct. 7 and 1 on Oct. 13) There are no active cases.
  • 34 at Miller Elementary (1 each Aug. 16 and 17, 2 on Aug. 18, 1 on Aug. 19, 2 on Aug. 23, 2 on Aug. 24, 1 on Aug. 25, 5 on Aug. 27, 3 on Aug. 30, 3 on Aug. 31, 1 on Sept. 8, 1 on Sept. 9, 2 on Sept. 16, 1 on Sept. 20, 2 on Sept. 21, 1 on Sept. 22 and 1 on Sept. 27, 3 on Sept. 29 and 1 on Oct. 12) There are no active cases.
  • 12 at Pearson Elementary School (Aug. 18, 4 on Aug. 27, 1 on Sept. 7 and 1 on Sept. 10, 1 on Oct. 1, 1 on Oct. 6, 1 on Oct. 15 and 1 on Oct. 21 and 1 on Oct. 29) There are 2 active cases.
  • 2 at Pierce Elementary School (Aug. 27 and Sept. 17) There are no active cases.
  • 5 at Ritchie Elementary School (Aug. 20, Sept. 21, Oct. 12, Oct. 14 and 1 one Oct. 18) There are no active cases.
  • 18 students at Smith Elementary School (1 reported Aug. 13, 2 on Aug. 15, 1 on Aug. 19, 2 on Aug. 23, 1 on Sept. 3, 2 on Sept. 7, 1 on Sept. 9, 1 on Sept. 16, 1 on Sept. 27 and 1 on Oct. 4, 2 on Oct. 5, 2 on Oct. 7 and 1 on Oct. 20) There is 1 active case.
  • 2 at Thompson Elementary (Sept. 14 and Oct. 5) There are no active cases.
  • 24 at Walter Elementary (2 on Aug. 18, 4 on Aug. 23, 1 on Aug. 24, 1 on Aug. 25, 2 on Aug. 26, 1 on Aug. 27, 4 on Aug. 30, 4 on Sept. 1, 1 on Sept. 10, 1 on Sept. 13, 1 on Sept. 17 and 1 on Oct. 21) There is 1 active case.

Staff members testing positive include:

  • 4 at Fauquier High School (Aug. 26, 1 on Sept. 3, 1 on Sept. 24 and 1 on Oct. 8) There are no active cases.
  • 7 at Kettle Run High School (2 on Aug. 25, 1 on Aug. 27, 1 on Aug. 31, 1 on Sept. 3 1 on Sept. 15 and 1 on Oct. 8) There are no active cases.
  • 14 at Liberty High (Aug. 18 and Aug. 27, Aug. 30, 1 on Sept. 8, on Sept. 9 and 1 on Sept. 10, 1 on Sept. 22, 1 on Sept. 2, 1 on Oct. 1, 1 on Oct. 4 and 1 on Oct. 25) There is 1 active case.
  • 8 at Auburn Middle School (on Aug. 17, 2 on Sept. 1, 3 on Sept. 3, 1 on Sept. 7, 1 on Sept. 10, 1 on Sept. 17, 1 on Sept. 20 and 1 on Sept. 22) There are no active cases.
  • 4 at Cedar Lee Middle (Aug. 25, Sept. 8 and 1 on Sept. 29) There are no active cases.
  • 1 at Marshall Middle School (Sept. 16) There are no active cases.
  • 9 at Taylor Middle (one on Aug. 17, 3 on Aug. 24, 1 on Aug. 27, 1 on Aug. 31, 1 on Sept. 2, 1 on Sept. 3 and 1 on Sept. 13) There are no active cases.
  • 2 at Warrenton Middle (2 on Sept. 1) There are no active cases.
  • 6 at Bradley Elementary (Aug. 17 and Aug. 27, Sept. 1, 1 on Sept. 9, 1 on Sept. 14 and 1 on Sept. 29) There are no active cases.
  • 4 at Brumfield Elementary (Aug. 20, 2 on Aug. 27 and 1 on Sept. 1) There are no active cases.
  • 3 at Coleman Elementary (Sept. 13 and Oct. 4) There are no active cases.
  • 9 at Greenville Elementary (Aug. 24, Aug. 26, 2 on Aug. 27, 1 on Sept. 13, 1 on Sept. 29, 1 on Oct. 5 and 2 on Oct. 22) There are 2 active cases.
  • 9 at Miller Elementary (Aug. 17, Aug. 25, Aug. 27, 1 on Aug. 31, 1 on Sept. 3, 1 on Sept. 14, 1 on Sept. 17 and 1 on Oct. 15) There are no active cases.
  • 3 cases at Pearson Elementary (Sept. 22, Sept. 24 and 1 on Oct. 8) There are no active cases.
  • 2 at Pierce Elementary (Sept. 17 and Sept. 27) There are no active cases.
  • 2 at Ritchie Elementary (Aug. 27 and Oct. 25) There is 1 active case.
  • 1 at Smith Elementary (Sept. 1) There are no active cases.
  • 4 at Walter Elementary (Aug. 20, Aug. 26, Aug. 30 and Sept. 1) There are no active cases.
  • 32 staff members at the school division’s central offices (2 on Aug. 24, 1 on Aug. 26, 1 on Aug. 27, 3 on Aug. 30 and 1 on Aug. 31 and 2 on Sept. 1, 1 on Sept. 2, 1 on Sept. 8, 1 on Sept. 9, 5 on Sept. 10, 2 on Sept. 15 and 1 on Sept. 21, 2 on Sept. 22, 1 on Sept. 29, 1 on Oct. 1, 1 on Oct. 8, 2 on Oct. 12, 1 on Oct. 19 and 3 on Nov. 3) There are 4 active cases.

Deaths

Fauquier reported one COVID-19 fatality Oct. 28, two fatalities Oct. 19, one on Oct. 13 and one on Oct. 8, for a total of five in October. The county has reported a total of 86 COVID-19 related deaths since the start of the pandemic, including nine in September.

The VDH does not report demographic data at the county level, but in the RRHD, of the 256 COVID-19 deaths reported in the RRHD so far, 108 have been in residents older than 80. There have been 71 deaths in those 70 to 79 years old, 36 deaths in those 60 to 69, and 33 deaths in those younger than 59. (For eight of the deaths, no age was reported.)

In the RRHD, one person between the ages of 10 and 19 has died and a child between 0 and 9 has died. In the state, six children between 0 and 9 have died from COVID-19; 10 between 10 to 19 have died. The latest fatality in the 10 to 19 age group was reported yesterday in the Central Health District.

Thursday, the VDH reported 37 COVID-19 deaths in Virginia. The total number of COVID-19 related deaths in Virginia is listed as 14,089 (2,258 probable).

The seven-day average of COVID-19 deaths in the state is 31. Throughout July, the seven-day average of deaths was fewer than five. It started to rise in mid-August.

Hospitalizations

Fauquier County reported a new hospitalization today, and one on Tuesday, Nov. 1; the total for October was 29; 37 hospitalizations were reported in September, 25 in August. The county has reported 295 since the beginning of the pandemic.

After weeks of treating 10 or so patients at Fauquier Hospital, spokeswoman Sarah Cubbage said Nov. 4 that the hospital is currently treating about five COVID-19 patients.

The state added 58 new COVID hospitalizations today. According to the VDH, the total number of hospitalizations in the state is 39,024 (2,255 probable).

The seven-day average of new hospitalizations is 54.

In Thursday’s updated data from the RRHD, of the 725 people hospitalized, 128 have been older than 80 years old; 141 have been 70 to 79 years old; 142 have been between 60 and 69 years old and 136 have been between 50 and 59. One hundred and seventy-one have been younger than 50. (For 7 of the hospitalizations, age was not reported.)

In the health district, seven children younger than 10 and eight between 10 and 19 years old have been hospitalized. In the state, 555 younger than 10 have been hospitalized; 636 between 10 and 19 years old have been hospitalized.

VDH data reported here was finalized Wednesday, Nov. 3 at 5 p.m. More information may be found at https://www.vdh.virginia.gov/coronavirus/covid-19-in-virginia/

The Virginia Hospital and Healthcare Association data for Nov. 4 states that 947 Virginians are hospitalized with COVID-19. The seven-day average number of hospitalizations (975) rose dramatically between July 11 and Sept. 9, but has been declining since Sept. 23.

The VHHA reports that the number of COVID-19 confirmed or COVID-19 suspected patients who are in intensive care units as of Nov. 4 is 254. One hundred and sixty-five COVID-19 patients are receiving ventilator support.

The VDH and VHHA compile statistics in different ways, so their data does not always match up. For instance, VHHA reported that 72,023 COVID-19 patients have been hospitalized and discharged as of yesterday, but the VDH reports that the total number of Virginians hospitalized since the beginning of the pandemic is 39,024.

Outbreaks

There have been a total of 65 outbreaks in the RRHD since the beginning of the pandemic – two were reported on Oct. 29 and one today (in a long-term healthcare facility). There have been 26 outbreaks in long-term care facilities, 21 outbreaks in congregate settings, four in correctional facilities, three in a healthcare setting, three in a childcare setting, one in a college setting, six in a K-12 setting and one in a gym. The total number of cases attributed to the outbreaks is 1,888.

One of the new outbreaks is in a long-term care setting; the other is in a childcare setting. The VDH did not provide information on where the outbreaks are.

In the state, there are 1,309 outbreaks being reported in long-term care facilities (resulting in 36,381 cases and 4,489 deaths); 1,971 outbreaks in congregate settings; 307 outbreaks in healthcare settings; 219 in correctional facilities; 150 in college settings; 28 in gyms; 465 in childcare settings and 905 K-12 outbreaks being reported.

There have been a total of 5,354 outbreaks in Virginia since the beginning of the pandemic, according to today’s VDH dashboard.

Rates of transmission

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control ranks counties by level of transmission; Fauquier, as of Nov. 4, is rated “high,” as are most other counties in Virginia. Twenty-seven Virginia counties are rated “substantial.” Fairfax, Sussex, Southampton, Northampton County and Petersburg City are rated “moderate” today.

The CDC reevaluates county ratings every afternoon.

The county was rated “moderate” on July 27, substantial on July 29 and high as of July 31, but the rating was changed to “substantial” the afternoon of Aug. 3. The rating was back up to “high” the afternoon of Aug. 4, and has remained there.

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Red=High; Orange=Substantial; Yellow=Moderate; Blue=Low

Current 7-days is Tuesday, Oct. 27 to Monday, Nov, 2 for case rate and Sunday, Oct. 25 to Saturday, Oct. 31 for percent positivity. 

Community transmission is based on two metrics – the number of new cases per 100,000 in the last seven days (140 for Fauquier) and percent positivity (6.28% for Fauquier) A county is rated “high” if there are more than 100 cases per 100,000 in the last seven days or if the percent positivity is over 10%.

On July 27, the CDC issued guidance recommending that fully vaccinated individuals wear masks when indoors in areas with “substantial to high” transmission. 

Vaccines

As of Nov. 4, 11,653,636 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered to Virginia residents. About 70.3% of the population has been vaccinated with at least one dose; 63.1% of Virginians have been fully vaccinated. In the adult population, 83.4% have been vaccinated with at least one dose; 75% are fully vaccinated.

An average 35,977 vaccine doses are being administered daily in the state. That’s more than 10,000 more than was being reported on Oct. 29.

Thus far, about 63.4% of the county’s residents (all ages combined) have been vaccinated with at least one dose; 57.6% are fully vaccinated (6.5% have received a booster shot). About 75.9% of adults (older than 18) have been vaccinated with at least one dose. The percentage of fully vaccinated adults is 69.1%. About 8.5% of adults have received a booster shot.

For Virginians between 12 and 17, 67.9% of the population has been vaccinated with at least one dose (59.9% are fully vaccinated, 0.1% have received a booster). Only children between 12 and 17 are eligible for the vaccine. For those 18 and older, 78.5% have received at least one dose of a vaccine (70.5% fully vaccinated, 9.7% have received a booster); for those aged 65 and older, 92.3% have received at least one dose (84.7% fully vaccinated, 27.6% have received a booster).

About 59.6% of Fauquier residents between 12 and 17 have been vaccinated with at least one dose (53.7% fully vaccinated, 0.1% have had boosters); 75.9% of those 18 and older (69.1% fully vaccinated, 8.5% have had boosters) and 90.4% of those 65 and older (82.3% fully vaccinated, 24.3% have had boosters).

For Virginians older than 12 (which represents everyone in the state who is eligible to be vaccinated), 77.6% have received one dose; 69.5% are fully vaccinated and 8.8% have received a booster shot. In Fauquier, 74.3% of the over-12 population has received one dose; 67.5% are fully vaccinated and 7.7% have received booster shots.

The numbers of unvaccinated residents who have been infected or hospitalized with COVID in the last week has been very small; there have been no new reports of deaths from COVID in the unvaccinated population.

The VDH reports that between Jan. 17 and Oct. 23, there have been 43,383 breakthrough cases of COVID-19 in fully vaccinated people (0.8% of vaccinated people); 1,538 fully vaccinated people have been hospitalized (0.029% of vaccinated people), and there have been 491 deaths in fully vaccinated people (0.0093% of fully vaccinated people).

The VDH website says that unvaccinated people have developed COVID-19 at a rate 5.8 times higher than fully vaccinated people, and 2.4 times higher than partially vaccinated people.

The VHH’s vaccine dashboard can be found at https://www.vdh.virginia.gov/coronavirus/covid-19-vaccine-summary

WEDNESDAY, OCT. 3: Fauquier County reported 16 new cases of COVID-19 today, 18 yesterday. The seven-day average of cases is 14. Fauquier has reported 7,055 cases since the beginning of the pandemic.

Daily new cases of COVID-19 in Virginia were tallied at 1,435 today. Yesterday, cases came in at 1,245. According to reporting from the Virginia Department of Health, there have been 930,679 total reported cases (239,701 probable) of COVID in Virginia. The seven-day average of new cases in the state is 1,293. It has been dropping since Sept. 14, when it was 3,689.

In the five-county Rappahannock-Rapidan Health District, 1,273 cases of COVID have been reported in children younger than 10 years old; 2,553 have been reported in those 10 to 19. In the state, there have been 59,526 cases in children younger than 10, 112,616 cases in those 10 to 19 years old.

For perspective, in both the state and in the health district, there have been more positive cases in 10 to 19 year olds than there have been in those 60 to 69, or 70 to 79 or over 80. There have been more cases in children 0 to 9 than there have been in those 70 to 79 or over 80, in both the state and the health district.

As of Nov. 3, the seven-day positivity rate for the state (total tests compared to positive tests) is 5.5%; it has been decreasing since Sept. 9. In the Rappahannock-Rapidan Health District, the positivity rating is 7.5%. The Centers for Disease Control reports that the positivity rating for Fauquier County is at 5.97%.

Fauquier County School Division

Local schools opened for five-day-a-week, in-person learning on Aug. 11. As of the morning of Nov. 3, 434 positive cases of COVID-19 have been reported in the school system. The total includes 313 students and 121 staff members.

There are currently 19 active cases of COVID-19, 14 students and five staffers. People stay on the active list for 10 days after first reporting an infection.

The case numbers and “active” case numbers have not been updated since last Friday.

Since the beginning of school, no “outbreaks” have been reported in the school division; one was recorded over the summer at a school-sponsored camp.

School spokeswoman Tara Helkowski reported that, as of Oct. 28, because of contact with positive cases, 75 students are currently quarantining – 33 fewer than last week. No staff members are quarantining. Superintendent of Schools David Jeck said Aug. 31 that the overwhelming majority of students (95%) who have quarantined have tested negative for COVID-19.

There were 191 positive cases of COVID-19 during the 2020-21 school year, 97 in students and 94 in staff members.

The list provided below outlines total cases since the first day of school. (Active cases are noted if the number is different from the total cases.)

High schools

  • 22 at Fauquier High School (one each on Aug. 16, Aug. 18, Aug. 19, Aug. 23, Aug. 24, Aug. 25, Aug 26, Sept. 9, Sept. 10, 3 on Sept. 13, 1 on Sept. 15, 3 on Sept 16, 1 on Sept. 17, 2 on Sept. 20, 1 on Sept. 21, 1 on Sept. 24 and 1 on Oct. 12). There are no active cases.
  • 30 at Kettle Run High School (Aug. 20, 2 on Aug. 23, 1 on Aug. 25, 2 on Aug. 26, 1 on Aug. 27, 1 on Sept. 1, 2 on Sept. 2, 2 on Sept. 3, 1 on Sept. 7, 1 on Sept. 10, 1 on Sept. 17, 1 on Sept. 23, 1 on Sept. 24, 1 on Sept. 28 and 1 on Sept. 30, 2 on Oct. 1, 1 on Oct. 4, 1 on Oct. 5, 1 on Oct. 6, 1 on Oct. 7, 1 on Oct. 12, 3 on Oct. 15, 1 on Oct. 18 and 1 on Oct. 21) There is 1 active case.
  • 64 at Liberty High School (3 on Aug. 16, 3 Aug. 18, 1 on Aug. 19, 5 on Aug. 23, 6 on Aug. 24, 2 on Aug. 25, 2 on Aug. 26, 3 on Aug. 27, 10 on Aug. 30, 1 on Sept. 1 and 4 on Sept. 7, 4 on Sept. 8, 2 on Sept. 9, 1 on Sept. 10, 3 on Sept. 17, 1 on Sept. 20, 1 on Sept. 27, 1 on Sept. 28, 1 on Sept. 29, 1 on Sept. 30, 1 on Oct. 1, 1 on Oct. 4, 1 on Oct. 5, 1 on Oct. 7 and 1 on Oct. 12, 1 on Oct. 15, 1 on Oct. 26 and 1 on Oct. 27) There are 2 active cases.
  • 2 at Southeastern Alternative School (Aug. 23 and Oct. 7) There are no active cases.

Middle schools

  • 13 at Auburn Middle School (2 on Aug. 18, 1 on Aug. 26, 1 on Sept. 1, 1 on Sept. 7, 2 on Sept. 13, 1 on Sept. 27, 1 on Sept. 30, 1 on Oct. 1, 1 on Oct. 19 and 2 on Oct. 22) There are 3 active cases.
  • 28 at Cedar Lee Middle School (Aug. 18 and Aug. 20, 3 on Aug. 24, 1 on Aug. 25, 2 on Aug. 26, 3 on Aug. 30, 1 on Aug. 31, 3 on Sept. 2, 1 on Sept. 10, 1 on Sept. 14, 1 on Sept. 20, 2 on Sept. 24, 1 on Sept. 29, 1 on Oct. 7, 2 on Oct. 12, 1 on Oct. 19, 1 on Oct. 22 and 2 on Oct. 25) There are 4 active cases.
  • 9 at Marshall Middle School (2 on Aug 27, 1 on Sept. 3, 1 on Sept. 10, 1 on Sept. 20, 1 on Sept. 24, 1 on Sept. 27, 1 on Oct.1 and 1 on Oct. 5) There are no active cases.
  • 11 at Taylor Middle School (one each Aug. 18, Aug. 19, 2 on Aug. 20, 2 on Aug. 23 and 1 on Aug. 25, 1 on Sept. 1, 1 on Sept. 3, 1 on Sept. 7 and 1 on Oct. 6) There are no active cases.
  • 8 at Warrenton Middle School (Sept. 3 and Sept. 13, 2 on Sept. 17, 1 on Sept. 23, 1 on Oct. 4, 1 on Oct. 6 and 1 on Oct. 12) There are no active cases.

Elementary schools

  • 4 cases at Bradley Elementary School (on Aug. 23, Aug. 25, Sept. 17 and 1 on Oct. 1) There are no active cases.
  • 5 cases at Brumfield Elementary (2 on Aug. 17, 2 on Aug. 23 and 1 on Sept. 1) There are no active cases.
  • 4 cases at Coleman Elementary (Sept. 3 and Sept. 14 and 2 on Oct. 4) There are no active cases.
  • 16 at Greenville Elementary (1 reported Aug. 13, 1 on Aug. 16, 1 on Aug. 20, 2 on Aug. 23, 3 on Aug. 24, 1 on Oct. 1, 3 on Oct. 4, 3 on Oct. 7 and 1 on Oct. 13) There are no active cases.
  • 34 at Miller Elementary (1 each Aug. 16 and 17, 2 on Aug. 18, 1 on Aug. 19, 2 on Aug. 23, 2 on Aug. 24, 1 on Aug. 25, 5 on Aug. 27, 3 on Aug. 30, 3 on Aug. 31, 1 on Sept. 8, 1 on Sept. 9, 2 on Sept. 16, 1 on Sept. 20, 2 on Sept. 21, 1 on Sept. 22 and 1 on Sept. 27, 3 on Sept. 29 and 1 on Oct. 12) There are no active cases.
  • 12 at Pearson Elementary School (Aug. 18, 4 on Aug. 27, 1 on Sept. 7 and 1 on Sept. 10, 1 on Oct. 1, 1 on Oct. 6, 1 on Oct. 15 and 1 on Oct. 21 and 1 on Oct. 29) There are 2 active cases.
  • 2 at Pierce Elementary School (Aug. 27 and Sept. 17) There are no active cases.
  • 5 at Ritchie Elementary School (Aug. 20, Sept. 21, Oct. 12, Oct. 14 and 1 one Oct. 18) There are no active cases.
  • 18 students at Smith Elementary School (1 reported Aug. 13, 2 on Aug. 15, 1 on Aug. 19, 2 on Aug. 23, 1 on Sept. 3, 2 on Sept. 7, 1 on Sept. 9, 1 on Sept. 16, 1 on Sept. 27 and 1 on Oct. 4, 2 on Oct. 5, 2 on Oct. 7 and 1 on Oct. 20) There is 1 active case.
  • 2 at Thompson Elementary (Sept. 14 and Oct. 5) There are no active cases.
  • 24 at Walter Elementary (2 on Aug. 18, 4 on Aug. 23, 1 on Aug. 24, 1 on Aug. 25, 2 on Aug. 26, 1 on Aug. 27, 4 on Aug. 30, 4 on Sept. 1, 1 on Sept. 10, 1 on Sept. 13, 1 on Sept. 17 and 1 on Oct. 21) There is 1 active case.

Staff members testing positive include:

  • 4 at Fauquier High School (Aug. 26, 1 on Sept. 3, 1 on Sept. 24 and 1 on Oct. 8) There are no active cases.
  • 7 at Kettle Run High School (2 on Aug. 25, 1 on Aug. 27, 1 on Aug. 31, 1 on Sept. 3 1 on Sept. 15 and 1 on Oct. 8) There are no active cases.
  • 14 at Liberty High (Aug. 18 and Aug. 27, Aug. 30, 1 on Sept. 8, on Sept. 9 and 1 on Sept. 10, 1 on Sept. 22, 1 on Sept. 2, 1 on Oct. 1, 1 on Oct. 4 and 1 on Oct. 25) There is 1 active case.
  • 8 at Auburn Middle School (on Aug. 17, 2 on Sept. 1, 3 on Sept. 3, 1 on Sept. 7, 1 on Sept. 10, 1 on Sept. 17, 1 on Sept. 20 and 1 on Sept. 22) There are no active cases.
  • 4 at Cedar Lee Middle (Aug. 25, Sept. 8 and 1 on Sept. 29) There are no active cases.
  • 1 at Marshall Middle School (Sept. 16) There are no active cases.
  • 9 at Taylor Middle (one on Aug. 17, 3 on Aug. 24, 1 on Aug. 27, 1 on Aug. 31, 1 on Sept. 2, 1 on Sept. 3 and 1 on Sept. 13) There are no active cases.
  • 2 at Warrenton Middle (2 on Sept. 1) There are no active cases.
  • 6 at Bradley Elementary (Aug. 17 and Aug. 27, Sept. 1, 1 on Sept. 9, 1 on Sept. 14 and 1 on Sept. 29) There are no active cases.
  • 4 at Brumfield Elementary (Aug. 20, 2 on Aug. 27 and 1 on Sept. 1) There are no active cases.
  • 3 at Coleman Elementary (Sept. 13 and Oct. 4) There are no active cases.
  • 9 at Greenville Elementary (Aug. 24, Aug. 26, 2 on Aug. 27, 1 on Sept. 13, 1 on Sept. 29, 1 on Oct. 5 and 2 on Oct. 22) There are 2 active cases.
  • 9 at Miller Elementary (Aug. 17, Aug. 25, Aug. 27, 1 on Aug. 31, 1 on Sept. 3, 1 on Sept. 14, 1 on Sept. 17 and 1 on Oct. 15) There are no active cases.
  • 3 cases at Pearson Elementary (Sept. 22, Sept. 24 and 1 on Oct. 8) There are no active cases.
  • 2 at Pierce Elementary (Sept. 17 and Sept. 27) There are no active cases.
  • 2 at Ritchie Elementary (Aug. 27 and Oct. 25) There is 1 active case.
  • 1 at Smith Elementary (Sept. 1) There are no active cases.
  • 4 at Walter Elementary (Aug. 20, Aug. 26, Aug. 30 and Sept. 1) There are no active cases.
  • 29 staff members at the school division’s central offices (2 on Aug. 24, 1 on Aug. 26, 1 on Aug. 27, 3 on Aug. 30 and 1 on Aug. 31 and 2 on Sept. 1, 1 on Sept. 2, 1 on Sept. 8, 1 on Sept. 9, 5 on Sept. 10, 2 on Sept. 15 and 1 on Sept. 21, 2 on Sept. 22, 1 on Sept. 29, 1 on Oct. 1, 1 on Oct. 8, 2 on Oct. 12 and 1 on Oct. 19) There is 1 active case.

Deaths

Fauquier reported one COVID-19 fatality Oct. 28, two fatalities Oct. 19, one on Oct. 13 and one on Oct. 8. The county has reported a total of 86 COVID-19 related deaths since the start of the pandemic, including nine in September.

The VDH does not report demographic data at the county level, but in the RRHD, of the 256 COVID-19 deaths reported in the RRHD so far, 108 have been in residents older than 80. There have been 71 deaths in those 70 to 79 years old, 36 deaths in those 60 to 69, and 33 deaths in those younger than 59. (For eight of the deaths, no age was reported.)

In the RRHD, one person between the ages of 10 and 19 has died and a child between 0 and 9 has died. In the state, six children between 0 and 9 have died from COVID-19; 10 between 10 to 19 have died. That is one more than was reported yesterday. The fatality was reportedly in the Central Health District.

Wednesday, the VDH reported 32 COVID-19 deaths in Virginia. The total number of COVID-19 related deaths in Virginia is listed as 14,052 (2,252 probable).

The seven-day average of COVID-19 deaths in the state is 32. Throughout July, the seven-day average of deaths was fewer than five. It started to rise in mid-August.

Hospitalizations

Fauquier County reported a new hospitalization on Tuesday, Nov. 1; the total for October was 29; 37 hospitalizations were reported in September, 25 in August. The county has reported 294 since the beginning of the pandemic.

Sarah Cubbage, spokeswoman for Fauquier Hospital, said Oct. 25 that the hospital is consistently treating about 10 COVID-19 patients in the hospital.

The state added 38 new COVID hospitalizations today. According to the VDH, the total number of hospitalizations in the state is 38,966 (2,250 probable).

The seven-day average of new hospitalizations is 62.

In Wednesday’s updated data from the RRHD, of the 724 people hospitalized, 128 have been older than 80 years old; 141 have been 70 to 79 years old; 142 have been between 60 and 69 years old and 135 have been between 50 and 59. One hundred and seventy-one have been younger than 50. (For 7 of the hospitalizations, age was not reported.)

In the health district, seven children younger than 10 and eight between 10 and 19 years old have been hospitalized. In the state, 554 younger than 10 have been hospitalized; 636 between 10 and 19 years old have been hospitalized.

VDH data reported here was finalized Tuesday, Nov. 2 at 5 p.m. More information may be found at https://www.vdh.virginia.gov/coronavirus/covid-19-in-virginia/

The Virginia Hospital and Healthcare Association data for Nov. 3 states that 967 Virginians are hospitalized with COVID-19. The seven-day average number of hospitalizations (1,005) rose dramatically between July 11 and Sept. 9, but has been declining since Sept. 23.

The VHHA reports that the number of COVID-19 confirmed or COVID-19 suspected patients who are in intensive care units as of Nov. 3 is 277. One hundred and seventy-five COVID-19 patients are receiving ventilator support.

The VDH and VHHA compile statistics in different ways, so their data does not always match up. For instance, VHHA reported that 71,799 COVID-19 patients have been hospitalized and discharged as of yesterday, but the VDH reports that the total number of Virginians hospitalized since the beginning of the pandemic is 38,966.

Outbreaks

There have been a total of 64 outbreaks in the RRHD since the beginning of the pandemic – two were reported on Oct. 29. There have been 25 outbreaks in long-term care facilities, 21 outbreaks in congregate settings, four in correctional facilities, three in a healthcare setting, three in a childcare setting, one in a college setting, six in a K-12 setting and one in a gym. The total number of cases attributed to the outbreaks is 1,888.

One of the new outbreaks is in a long-term care setting; the other is in a childcare setting. The VDH did not provide information on where the outbreaks are.

In the state, there are 1,307 outbreaks being reported in long-term care facilities (resulting in 36,300 cases and 4,485 deaths); 1,966 outbreaks in congregate settings; 303 outbreaks in healthcare settings; 219 in correctional facilities; 149 in college settings; 28 in gyms; 463 in childcare settings and 905 K-12 outbreaks being reported.

There have been a total of 5,341 outbreaks in Virginia since the beginning of the pandemic, according to today’s VDH dashboard.

Rates of transmission

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control ranks counties by level of transmission; Fauquier, as of Nov. 3, is rated “high,” as are most other counties in Virginia. Thirty-one Virginia counties are rated “substantial.” Northampton County and Petersburg City are rated “moderate” today.

The CDC reevaluates county ratings every afternoon.

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Red=High; Orange=Substantial; Yellow=Moderate; Blue=Low

Current 7-days is Tuesday, Oct. 27 to Monday, Nov, 2 for case rate and Sunday, Oct. 25 to Saturday, Oct. 31 for percent positivity. 

The county was rated “moderate” on July 27, substantial on July 29 and high as of July 31, but the rating was changed to “substantial” the afternoon of Aug. 3. The rating was back up to “high” the afternoon of Aug. 4, and has remained there.

Community transmission is based on two metrics – the number of new cases per 100,000 in the last seven days (139 for Fauquier) and percent positivity (5.97% for Fauquier) A county is rated “high” if there are more than 100 cases per 100,000 in the last seven days or if the percent positivity is over 10%.

On July 27, the CDC issued guidance recommending that fully vaccinated individuals wear masks when indoors in areas with “substantial to high” transmission. 

Vaccines

As of Nov. 3, 11,621,235 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered to Virginia residents. About 70.2% of the population has been vaccinated with at least one dose; 63% of Virginians have been fully vaccinated. In the adult population, 83.4% have been vaccinated with at least one dose; 74.9% are fully vaccinated.

An average 35,869 vaccine doses are being administered daily in the state. That’s about 10,000 more than was being reported on Oct. 29.

Thus far, about 63.3% of the county’s residents (all ages combined) have been vaccinated with at least one dose; 57.6% are fully vaccinated (6.3% have received a booster shot). About 75.8% of adults (older than 18) have been vaccinated with at least one dose. The percentage of fully vaccinated adults is 69%. About 8.2% of adults have received a booster shot.

For Virginians between 12 and 17, 67.9% of the population has been vaccinated with at least one dose (59.8% are fully vaccinated, 0.1% have received a booster). Only children between 12 and 17 are eligible for the vaccine. For those 18 and older, 78.4% have received at least one dose of a vaccine (70.5% fully vaccinated, 9.3% have received a booster); for those aged 65 and older, 92.2% have received at least one dose (84.7% fully vaccinated, 26.7% have received a booster).

About 59.5% of Fauquier residents between 12 and 17 have been vaccinated with at least one dose (53.6% fully vaccinated, 0.1% have had boosters); 75.8% of those 18 and older (69% fully vaccinated, 8.2% have had boosters) and 90.3% of those 65 and older (82.2% fully vaccinated, 23.5% have had boosters).

For Virginians older than 12 (which represents everyone in the state who is eligible to be vaccinated), 77.5% have received one dose; 69.5% are fully vaccinated and 8.5% have received a booster shot. In Fauquier, 74.2% of the over-12 population has received one dose; 67.5% are fully vaccinated and 7.4% have received booster shots.

The numbers of unvaccinated residents who have been infected or hospitalized with COVID in the last week has been very small; there have been no new reports of deaths from COVID in the unvaccinated population.

The VDH reports that between Jan. 17 and Oct. 23, there have been 43,383 breakthrough cases of COVID-19 in fully vaccinated people (0.8% of vaccinated people); 1,538 fully vaccinated people have been hospitalized (0.029% of vaccinated people), and there have been 491 deaths in fully vaccinated people (0.0093% of fully vaccinated people).

The VDH website says that unvaccinated people have developed COVID-19 at a rate 5.8 times higher than fully vaccinated people, and 2.4 times higher than partially vaccinated people.

The VHH’s vaccine dashboard can be found at https://www.vdh.virginia.gov/coronavirus/covid-19-vaccine-summary

TUESDAY, NOV. 2: Fauquier County reported 18 new cases of COVID-19 today, 10 yesterday. The seven-day average of cases is 14. Fauquier has reported 7,039 cases since the beginning of the pandemic.

Daily new cases of COVID-19 in Virginia were tallied at 1,245 today. Yesterday, cases came in at 834. According to reporting from the Virginia Department of Health, there have been 929,244 total reported cases (239,059 probable) of COVID in Virginia. The seven-day average of new cases in the state is 1,321. It has been dropping since Sept. 14, when it was 3,689.

In the five-county Rappahannock-Rapidan Health District, 1,271 cases of COVID have been reported in children younger than 10 years old; 2,543 have been reported in those 10 to 19. In the state, there have been 59,395 cases in children younger than 10, 112,423 cases in those 10 to 19 years old.

For perspective, in both the state and in the health district, there have been more positive cases in 10 to 19 year olds than there have been in those 60 to 69, or 70 to 79 or over 80. There have been more cases in children 0 to 9 than there have been in those 70 to 79 or over 80, in both the state and the health district.

As of Nov. 2, the seven-day positivity rate for the state (total tests compared to positive tests) is 5.5%; it has been decreasing since Sept. 9. In the Rappahannock-Rapidan Health District, the positivity rating is 7.8%. The Centers for Disease Control reports that the positivity rating for Fauquier County is at 5.86%.

Fauquier County School Division

Local schools opened for five-day-a-week, in-person learning on Aug. 11. As of the morning of Nov. 2, 434 positive cases of COVID-19 have been reported in the school system. The total includes 313 students and 121 staff members.

There are currently 19 active cases of COVID-19, 14 students and five staffers. People stay on the active list for 10 days after first reporting an infection.

The case numbers and “active” case numbers have not changed in the last few days.

Since the beginning of school, no “outbreaks” have been reported in the school division; one was recorded over the summer at a school-sponsored camp.

School spokeswoman Tara Helkowski reported that, as of Oct. 28, because of contact with positive cases, 75 students are currently quarantining – 33 fewer than last week. No staff members are quarantining. Superintendent of Schools David Jeck said Aug. 31 that the overwhelming majority of students (95%) who have quarantined have tested negative for COVID-19.

There were 191 positive cases of COVID-19 during the 2020-21 school year, 97 in students and 94 in staff members.

The list provided below outlines total cases since the first day of school. (Active cases are noted if the number is different from the total cases.)

High schools

  • 22 at Fauquier High School (one each on Aug. 16, Aug. 18, Aug. 19, Aug. 23, Aug. 24, Aug. 25, Aug 26, Sept. 9, Sept. 10, 3 on Sept. 13, 1 on Sept. 15, 3 on Sept 16, 1 on Sept. 17, 2 on Sept. 20, 1 on Sept. 21, 1 on Sept. 24 and 1 on Oct. 12). There are no active cases.
  • 30 at Kettle Run High School (Aug. 20, 2 on Aug. 23, 1 on Aug. 25, 2 on Aug. 26, 1 on Aug. 27, 1 on Sept. 1, 2 on Sept. 2, 2 on Sept. 3, 1 on Sept. 7, 1 on Sept. 10, 1 on Sept. 17, 1 on Sept. 23, 1 on Sept. 24, 1 on Sept. 28 and 1 on Sept. 30, 2 on Oct. 1, 1 on Oct. 4, 1 on Oct. 5, 1 on Oct. 6, 1 on Oct. 7, 1 on Oct. 12, 3 on Oct. 15, 1 on Oct. 18 and 1 on Oct. 21) There is 1 active case.
  • 64 at Liberty High School (3 on Aug. 16, 3 Aug. 18, 1 on Aug. 19, 5 on Aug. 23, 6 on Aug. 24, 2 on Aug. 25, 2 on Aug. 26, 3 on Aug. 27, 10 on Aug. 30, 1 on Sept. 1 and 4 on Sept. 7, 4 on Sept. 8, 2 on Sept. 9, 1 on Sept. 10, 3 on Sept. 17, 1 on Sept. 20, 1 on Sept. 27, 1 on Sept. 28, 1 on Sept. 29, 1 on Sept. 30, 1 on Oct. 1, 1 on Oct. 4, 1 on Oct. 5, 1 on Oct. 7 and 1 on Oct. 12, 1 on Oct. 15, 1 on Oct. 26 and 1 on Oct. 27) There are 2 active cases.
  • 2 at Southeastern Alternative School (Aug. 23 and Oct. 7) There are no active cases.

Middle schools

  • 13 at Auburn Middle School (2 on Aug. 18, 1 on Aug. 26, 1 on Sept. 1, 1 on Sept. 7, 2 on Sept. 13, 1 on Sept. 27, 1 on Sept. 30, 1 on Oct. 1, 1 on Oct. 19 and 2 on Oct. 22) There are 3 active cases.
  • 28 at Cedar Lee Middle School (Aug. 18 and Aug. 20, 3 on Aug. 24, 1 on Aug. 25, 2 on Aug. 26, 3 on Aug. 30, 1 on Aug. 31, 3 on Sept. 2, 1 on Sept. 10, 1 on Sept. 14, 1 on Sept. 20, 2 on Sept. 24, 1 on Sept. 29, 1 on Oct. 7, 2 on Oct. 12, 1 on Oct. 19, 1 on Oct. 22 and 2 on Oct. 25) There are 4 active cases.
  • 9 at Marshall Middle School (2 on Aug 27, 1 on Sept. 3, 1 on Sept. 10, 1 on Sept. 20, 1 on Sept. 24, 1 on Sept. 27, 1 on Oct.1 and 1 on Oct. 5) There are no active cases.
  • 11 at Taylor Middle School (one each Aug. 18, Aug. 19, 2 on Aug. 20, 2 on Aug. 23 and 1 on Aug. 25, 1 on Sept. 1, 1 on Sept. 3, 1 on Sept. 7 and 1 on Oct. 6) There are no active cases.
  • 8 at Warrenton Middle School (Sept. 3 and Sept. 13, 2 on Sept. 17, 1 on Sept. 23, 1 on Oct. 4, 1 on Oct. 6 and 1 on Oct. 12) There are no active cases.

Elementary schools

  • 4 cases at Bradley Elementary School (on Aug. 23, Aug. 25, Sept. 17 and 1 on Oct. 1) There are no active cases.
  • 5 cases at Brumfield Elementary (2 on Aug. 17, 2 on Aug. 23 and 1 on Sept. 1) There are no active cases.
  • 4 cases at Coleman Elementary (Sept. 3 and Sept. 14 and 2 on Oct. 4) There are no active cases.
  • 16 at Greenville Elementary (1 reported Aug. 13, 1 on Aug. 16, 1 on Aug. 20, 2 on Aug. 23, 3 on Aug. 24, 1 on Oct. 1, 3 on Oct. 4, 3 on Oct. 7 and 1 on Oct. 13) There are no active cases.
  • 34 at Miller Elementary (1 each Aug. 16 and 17, 2 on Aug. 18, 1 on Aug. 19, 2 on Aug. 23, 2 on Aug. 24, 1 on Aug. 25, 5 on Aug. 27, 3 on Aug. 30, 3 on Aug. 31, 1 on Sept. 8, 1 on Sept. 9, 2 on Sept. 16, 1 on Sept. 20, 2 on Sept. 21, 1 on Sept. 22 and 1 on Sept. 27, 3 on Sept. 29 and 1 on Oct. 12) There are no active cases.
  • 12 at Pearson Elementary School (Aug. 18, 4 on Aug. 27, 1 on Sept. 7 and 1 on Sept. 10, 1 on Oct. 1, 1 on Oct. 6, 1 on Oct. 15 and 1 on Oct. 21 and 1 on Oct. 29) There are 2 active cases.
  • 2 at Pierce Elementary School (Aug. 27 and Sept. 17) There are no active cases.
  • 5 at Ritchie Elementary School (Aug. 20, Sept. 21, Oct. 12, Oct. 14 and 1 one Oct. 18) There are no active cases.
  • 18 students at Smith Elementary School (1 reported Aug. 13, 2 on Aug. 15, 1 on Aug. 19, 2 on Aug. 23, 1 on Sept. 3, 2 on Sept. 7, 1 on Sept. 9, 1 on Sept. 16, 1 on Sept. 27 and 1 on Oct. 4, 2 on Oct. 5, 2 on Oct. 7 and 1 on Oct. 20) There is 1 active case.
  • 2 at Thompson Elementary (Sept. 14 and Oct. 5) There are no active cases.
  • 24 at Walter Elementary (2 on Aug. 18, 4 on Aug. 23, 1 on Aug. 24, 1 on Aug. 25, 2 on Aug. 26, 1 on Aug. 27, 4 on Aug. 30, 4 on Sept. 1, 1 on Sept. 10, 1 on Sept. 13, 1 on Sept. 17 and 1 on Oct. 21) There is 1 active case.

Staff members testing positive include:

  • 4 at Fauquier High School (Aug. 26, 1 on Sept. 3, 1 on Sept. 24 and 1 on Oct. 8) There are no active cases.
  • 7 at Kettle Run High School (2 on Aug. 25, 1 on Aug. 27, 1 on Aug. 31, 1 on Sept. 3 1 on Sept. 15 and 1 on Oct. 8) There are no active cases.
  • 14 at Liberty High (Aug. 18 and Aug. 27, Aug. 30, 1 on Sept. 8, on Sept. 9 and 1 on Sept. 10, 1 on Sept. 22, 1 on Sept. 2, 1 on Oct. 1, 1 on Oct. 4 and 1 on Oct. 25) There is 1 active case.
  • 8 at Auburn Middle School (on Aug. 17, 2 on Sept. 1, 3 on Sept. 3, 1 on Sept. 7, 1 on Sept. 10, 1 on Sept. 17, 1 on Sept. 20 and 1 on Sept. 22) There are no active cases.
  • 4 at Cedar Lee Middle (Aug. 25, Sept. 8 and 1 on Sept. 29) There are no active cases.
  • 1 at Marshall Middle School (Sept. 16) There are no active cases.
  • 9 at Taylor Middle (one on Aug. 17, 3 on Aug. 24, 1 on Aug. 27, 1 on Aug. 31, 1 on Sept. 2, 1 on Sept. 3 and 1 on Sept. 13) There are no active cases.
  • 2 at Warrenton Middle (2 on Sept. 1) There are no active cases.
  • 6 at Bradley Elementary (Aug. 17 and Aug. 27, Sept. 1, 1 on Sept. 9, 1 on Sept. 14 and 1 on Sept. 29) There are no active cases.
  • 4 at Brumfield Elementary (Aug. 20, 2 on Aug. 27 and 1 on Sept. 1) There are no active cases.
  • 3 at Coleman Elementary (Sept. 13 and Oct. 4) There are no active cases.
  • 9 at Greenville Elementary (Aug. 24, Aug. 26, 2 on Aug. 27, 1 on Sept. 13, 1 on Sept. 29, 1 on Oct. 5 and 2 on Oct. 22) There are 2 active cases.
  • 9 at Miller Elementary (Aug. 17, Aug. 25, Aug. 27, 1 on Aug. 31, 1 on Sept. 3, 1 on Sept. 14, 1 on Sept. 17 and 1 on Oct. 15) There are no active cases.
  • 3 cases at Pearson Elementary (Sept. 22, Sept. 24 and 1 on Oct. 8) There are no active cases.
  • 2 at Pierce Elementary (Sept. 17 and Sept. 27) There are no active cases.
  • 2 at Ritchie Elementary (Aug. 27 and Oct. 25) There is 1 active case.
  • 1 at Smith Elementary (Sept. 1) There are no active cases.
  • 4 at Walter Elementary (Aug. 20, Aug. 26, Aug. 30 and Sept. 1) There are no active cases.
  • 29 staff members at the school division’s central offices (2 on Aug. 24, 1 on Aug. 26, 1 on Aug. 27, 3 on Aug. 30 and 1 on Aug. 31 and 2 on Sept. 1, 1 on Sept. 2, 1 on Sept. 8, 1 on Sept. 9, 5 on Sept. 10, 2 on Sept. 15 and 1 on Sept. 21, 2 on Sept. 22, 1 on Sept. 29, 1 on Oct. 1, 1 on Oct. 8, 2 on Oct. 12 and 1 on Oct. 19) There is 1 active case.

Deaths

Fauquier reported one COVID-19 fatality Oct. 28, two fatalities Oct. 19, one on Oct. 13 and one on Oct. 8. The county has reported a total of 86 COVID-19 related deaths since the start of the pandemic, including nine in September.

The VDH does not report demographic data at the county level, but in the RRHD, of the 255 COVID-19 deaths reported in the RRHD so far, 107 have been in residents older than 80. There have been 71 deaths in those 70 to 79 years old, 36 deaths in those 60 to 69, and 33 deaths in those younger than 59. (For eight of the deaths, no age was reported.)

In the RRHD, one person between the ages of 10 and 19 has died and a child between 0 and 9 has died. In the state, six children between 0 and 9 have died from COVID-19; nine between 10 to 19 have died.

Tuesday, the VDH reported 36 COVID-19 deaths in Virginia. The total number of COVID-19 related deaths in Virginia is listed as 14,020 (2,251 probable).

The seven-day average of COVID-19 deaths in the state is 32. Throughout July, the seven-day average of deaths was fewer than five. It started to rise in mid-August.

Hospitalizations

Fauquier County reported a new hospitalization on Tuesday, Nov. 1; the total for October was 29; 37 hospitalizations were reported in September, 25 in August. The county has reported 294 since the beginning of the pandemic.

Sarah Cubbage, spokeswoman for Fauquier Hospital, said Oct. 25 that the hospital is consistently treating about 10 COVID-19 patients in the hospital.

The state added 76 new COVID hospitalizations today. According to the VDH, the total number of hospitalizations in the state is 38,928 (2,248 probable).

The seven-day average of new hospitalizations is 66.

In Tuesday’s updated data from the RRHD, of the 723 people hospitalized, 128 have been older than 80 years old; 141 have been 70 to 79 years old; 142 have been between 60 and 69 years old and 135 have been between 50 and 59. One hundred and sixty-nine have been younger than 50. (For 8 of the hospitalizations, age was not reported.)

In the health district, seven children younger than 10 and eight between 10 and 19 years old have been hospitalized. In the state, 555 younger than 10 have been hospitalized; 635 between 10 and 19 years old have been hospitalized.

VDH data reported here was finalized Monday, Nov. 1 at 5 p.m. More information may be found at https://www.vdh.virginia.gov/coronavirus/covid-19-in-virginia/

The Virginia Hospital and Healthcare Association data for Nov. 2 states that 954 Virginians are hospitalized with COVID-19. The seven-day average number of hospitalizations (1,035) rose dramatically between July 11 and Sept. 9, but has been declining since Sept. 23.

The VHHA reports that the number of COVID-19 confirmed or COVID-19 suspected patients who are in intensive care units as of Nov. 2 is 274. One hundred and seventy-two COVID-19 patients are receiving ventilator support.

The VDH and VHHA compile statistics in different ways, so their data does not always match up. For instance, VHHA reported that 71,799 COVID-19 patients have been hospitalized and discharged as of yesterday, but the VDH reports that the total number of Virginians hospitalized since the beginning of the pandemic is 38,928.

Outbreaks

There have been a total of 64 outbreaks in the RRHD since the beginning of the pandemic – two were reported on Oct. 29. There have been 25 outbreaks in long-term care facilities, 21 outbreaks in congregate settings, four in correctional facilities, three in a healthcare setting, three in a childcare setting, one in a college setting, six in a K-12 setting and one in a gym. The total number of cases attributed to the outbreaks is 1,888.

One of the new outbreaks is in a long-term care setting; the other is in a childcare setting. The VDH did not provide information on where the outbreaks are.

In the state, there are 1,306 outbreaks being reported in long-term care facilities (resulting in 36,285 cases and 4,483 deaths); 1,962 outbreaks in congregate settings; 303 outbreaks in healthcare settings; 218 in correctional facilities; 149 in college settings; 28 in gyms; 463 in childcare settings and 904 K-12 outbreaks being reported.

There have been a total of 5,333 outbreaks in Virginia since the beginning of the pandemic, according to today’s VDH dashboard.

Rates of transmission

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control ranks counties by level of transmission; Fauquier, as of Nov. 2, is rated “high,” as are most other counties in Virginia. Twenty-three Virginia counties are rated “substantial.” Richmond City is rated “moderate” today.

The CDC reevaluates county ratings every afternoon.

The county was rated “moderate” on July 27, substantial on July 29 and high as of July 31, but the rating was changed to “substantial” the afternoon of Aug. 3. The rating was back up to “high” the afternoon of Aug. 4, and has remained there.

Community transmission is based on two metrics – the number of new cases per 100,000 in the last seven days (146 for Fauquier) and percent positivity (5.86% for Fauquier) A county is rated “high” if there are more than 100 cases per 100,000 in the last seven days or if the percent positivity is over 10%.

On July 27, the CDC issued guidance recommending that fully vaccinated individuals wear masks when indoors in areas with “substantial to high” transmission. 

Vaccines

As of Nov. 2, 11,580,455 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered to Virginia residents. About 70.1% of the population has been vaccinated with at least one dose; 63% of Virginians have been fully vaccinated. In the adult population, 83.3% have been vaccinated with at least one dose; 74.9% are fully vaccinated.

An average 35,575 vaccine doses are being administered daily in the state. That’s about 10,000 more, on average, than was being reported on Friday.

Thus far, about 63.3% of the county’s residents (all ages combined) have been vaccinated with at least one dose; 57.5% are fully vaccinated (6.1% have received a booster shot). About 75.8% of adults (older than 18) have been vaccinated with at least one dose. The percentage of fully vaccinated adults is 68.9%. About 7.9% of adults have received a booster shot.

For Virginians between 12 and 17, 67.8% of the population has been vaccinated with at least one dose (59.7% are fully vaccinated, 0.1% have received a booster). Only children between 12 and 17 are eligible for the vaccine. For those 18 and older, 78.3% have received at least one dose of a vaccine (70.4% fully vaccinated, 8.9% have received a booster); for those aged 65 and older, 92.1% have received at least one dose (84.6% fully vaccinated, 25.6% have received a booster).

About 59.5% of Fauquier residents between 12 and 17 have been vaccinated with at least one dose (53.6% fully vaccinated, 0.1% have had boosters); 75.8% of those 18 and older (68.9% fully vaccinated, 7.9% have had boosters) and 90.3% of those 65 and older (82.2% fully vaccinated, 22.4% have had boosters).

For Virginians older than 12 (which represents everyone in the state who is eligible to be vaccinated), 77.4% have received one dose; 69.5% are fully vaccinated and 8.1% have received a booster shot. In Fauquier, 74.2% of the over-12 population has received one dose; 67.4% are fully vaccinated and 7.1% have received booster shots.

The numbers of unvaccinated residents who have been infected or hospitalized with COVID in the last week has been very small; there have been no new reports of deaths from COVID in the unvaccinated population.

The VDH reports that between Jan. 17 and Oct. 23, there have been 43,383 breakthrough cases of COVID-19 in fully vaccinated people (0.8% of vaccinated people); 1,538 fully vaccinated people have been hospitalized (0.029% of vaccinated people), and there have been 491 deaths in fully vaccinated people (0.0093% of fully vaccinated people).

The VDH website says that unvaccinated people have developed COVID-19 at a rate 5.8 times higher than fully vaccinated people, and 2.4 times higher than partially vaccinated people.

The VHH’s vaccine dashboard can be found at https://www.vdh.virginia.gov/coronavirus/covid-19-vaccine-summary

MONDAY, NOV. 1: Fauquier County reported 10 new cases of COVID-19 today, 10 yesterday and 14 on Saturday. The seven-day average of cases is 14. Fauquier has reported 7,021 cases since the beginning of the pandemic.

Daily new cases of COVID-19 in Virginia were tallied at 834 today. Yesterday, cases were tallied at 986 and Saturday they were at 1,408. According to reporting from the Virginia Department of Health, there have been 927,999 total reported cases (238,775 probable) of COVID in Virginia. The seven-day average of new cases in the state is 1,328. It has been dropping since Sept. 14, when it was 3,689.

In the five-county Rappahannock-Rapidan Health District, 1,269 cases of COVID have been reported in children younger than 10 years old; 2,539 have been reported in those 10 to 19. In the state, there have been 59,166 cases in children younger than 10, 112,122 cases in those 10 to 19 years old.

For perspective, in both the state and in the health district, there have been more positive cases in 10 to 19 year olds than there have been in those 60 to 69, or 70 to 79 or over 80. There have been more cases in children 0 to 9 than there have been in those 70 to 79 or over 80, in both the state and the health district.

As of Nov. 1, the seven-day positivity rate for the state (total tests compared to positive tests) is 5.5%; it has been decreasing since Sept. 9. In the Rappahannock-Rapidan Health District, the positivity rating is 8.3%. The Centers for Disease Control reports that the positivity rating for Fauquier County is at 6.37%.

Fauquier County School Division

Local schools opened for five-day-a-week, in-person learning on Aug. 11. As of the morning of Nov. 1, 434 positive cases of COVID-19 have been reported in the school system. The total includes 313 students and 121 staff members. There was one new case Oct. 28, Oct. 29 and one reported on Oct. 30.

There are currently 19 active cases of COVID-19, 14 students and five staffers. People stay on the active list for 10 days after first reporting an infection.

The case numbers and “active” case numbers are unchanged since yesterday.

Since the beginning of school, no “outbreaks” have been reported in the school division; one was recorded over the summer at a school-sponsored camp.

School spokeswoman Tara Helkowski reported that, as of Oct. 28, because of contact with positive cases, 75 students are currently quarantining – 33 fewer than last week. No staff members are quarantining. Superintendent of Schools David Jeck said Aug. 31 that the overwhelming majority of students (95%) who have quarantined have tested negative for COVID-19.

There were 191 positive cases of COVID-19 during the 2020-21 school year, 97 in students and 94 in staff members.

The list provided below outlines total cases since the first day of school. (Active cases are noted if the number is different from the total cases.)

High schools

  • 22 at Fauquier High School (one each on Aug. 16, Aug. 18, Aug. 19, Aug. 23, Aug. 24, Aug. 25, Aug 26, Sept. 9, Sept. 10, 3 on Sept. 13, 1 on Sept. 15, 3 on Sept 16, 1 on Sept. 17, 2 on Sept. 20, 1 on Sept. 21, 1 on Sept. 24 and 1 on Oct. 12). There are no active cases.
  • 30 at Kettle Run High School (Aug. 20, 2 on Aug. 23, 1 on Aug. 25, 2 on Aug. 26, 1 on Aug. 27, 1 on Sept. 1, 2 on Sept. 2, 2 on Sept. 3, 1 on Sept. 7, 1 on Sept. 10, 1 on Sept. 17, 1 on Sept. 23, 1 on Sept. 24, 1 on Sept. 28 and 1 on Sept. 30, 2 on Oct. 1, 1 on Oct. 4, 1 on Oct. 5, 1 on Oct. 6, 1 on Oct. 7, 1 on Oct. 12, 3 on Oct. 15, 1 on Oct. 18 and 1 on Oct. 21) There is 1 active case.
  • 64 at Liberty High School (3 on Aug. 16, 3 Aug. 18, 1 on Aug. 19, 5 on Aug. 23, 6 on Aug. 24, 2 on Aug. 25, 2 on Aug. 26, 3 on Aug. 27, 10 on Aug. 30, 1 on Sept. 1 and 4 on Sept. 7, 4 on Sept. 8, 2 on Sept. 9, 1 on Sept. 10, 3 on Sept. 17, 1 on Sept. 20, 1 on Sept. 27, 1 on Sept. 28, 1 on Sept. 29, 1 on Sept. 30, 1 on Oct. 1, 1 on Oct. 4, 1 on Oct. 5, 1 on Oct. 7 and 1 on Oct. 12, 1 on Oct. 15, 1 on Oct. 26 and 1 on Oct. 27) There are 2 active cases.
  • 2 at Southeastern Alternative School (Aug. 23 and Oct. 7) There are no active cases.

Middle schools

  • 13 at Auburn Middle School (2 on Aug. 18, 1 on Aug. 26, 1 on Sept. 1, 1 on Sept. 7, 2 on Sept. 13, 1 on Sept. 27, 1 on Sept. 30, 1 on Oct. 1, 1 on Oct. 19 and 2 on Oct. 22) There are 3 active cases.
  • 28 at Cedar Lee Middle School (Aug. 18 and Aug. 20, 3 on Aug. 24, 1 on Aug. 25, 2 on Aug. 26, 3 on Aug. 30, 1 on Aug. 31, 3 on Sept. 2, 1 on Sept. 10, 1 on Sept. 14, 1 on Sept. 20, 2 on Sept. 24, 1 on Sept. 29, 1 on Oct. 7, 2 on Oct. 12, 1 on Oct. 19, 1 on Oct. 22 and 2 on Oct. 25) There are 4 active cases.
  • 9 at Marshall Middle School (2 on Aug 27, 1 on Sept. 3, 1 on Sept. 10, 1 on Sept. 20, 1 on Sept. 24, 1 on Sept. 27, 1 on Oct.1 and 1 on Oct. 5) There are no active cases.
  • 11 at Taylor Middle School (one each Aug. 18, Aug. 19, 2 on Aug. 20, 2 on Aug. 23 and 1 on Aug. 25, 1 on Sept. 1, 1 on Sept. 3, 1 on Sept. 7 and 1 on Oct. 6) There are no active cases.
  • 8 at Warrenton Middle School (Sept. 3 and Sept. 13, 2 on Sept. 17, 1 on Sept. 23, 1 on Oct. 4, 1 on Oct. 6 and 1 on Oct. 12) There are no active cases.

Elementary schools

  • 4 cases at Bradley Elementary School (on Aug. 23, Aug. 25, Sept. 17 and 1 on Oct. 1) There are no active cases.
  • 5 cases at Brumfield Elementary (2 on Aug. 17, 2 on Aug. 23 and 1 on Sept. 1) There are no active cases.
  • 4 cases at Coleman Elementary (Sept. 3 and Sept. 14 and 2 on Oct. 4) There are no active cases.
  • 16 at Greenville Elementary (1 reported Aug. 13, 1 on Aug. 16, 1 on Aug. 20, 2 on Aug. 23, 3 on Aug. 24, 1 on Oct. 1, 3 on Oct. 4, 3 on Oct. 7 and 1 on Oct. 13) There are no active cases.
  • 34 at Miller Elementary (1 each Aug. 16 and 17, 2 on Aug. 18, 1 on Aug. 19, 2 on Aug. 23, 2 on Aug. 24, 1 on Aug. 25, 5 on Aug. 27, 3 on Aug. 30, 3 on Aug. 31, 1 on Sept. 8, 1 on Sept. 9, 2 on Sept. 16, 1 on Sept. 20, 2 on Sept. 21, 1 on Sept. 22 and 1 on Sept. 27, 3 on Sept. 29 and 1 on Oct. 12) There are no active cases.
  • 12 at Pearson Elementary School (Aug. 18, 4 on Aug. 27, 1 on Sept. 7 and 1 on Sept. 10, 1 on Oct. 1, 1 on Oct. 6, 1 on Oct. 15 and 1 on Oct. 21 and 1 on Oct. 29) There are 2 active cases.
  • 2 at Pierce Elementary School (Aug. 27 and Sept. 17) There are no active cases.
  • 5 at Ritchie Elementary School (Aug. 20, Sept. 21, Oct. 12, Oct. 14 and 1 one Oct. 18) There are no active cases.
  • 18 students at Smith Elementary School (1 reported Aug. 13, 2 on Aug. 15, 1 on Aug. 19, 2 on Aug. 23, 1 on Sept. 3, 2 on Sept. 7, 1 on Sept. 9, 1 on Sept. 16, 1 on Sept. 27 and 1 on Oct. 4, 2 on Oct. 5, 2 on Oct. 7 and 1 on Oct. 20) There is 1 active case.
  • 2 at Thompson Elementary (Sept. 14 and Oct. 5) There are no active cases.
  • 24 at Walter Elementary (2 on Aug. 18, 4 on Aug. 23, 1 on Aug. 24, 1 on Aug. 25, 2 on Aug. 26, 1 on Aug. 27, 4 on Aug. 30, 4 on Sept. 1, 1 on Sept. 10, 1 on Sept. 13, 1 on Sept. 17 and 1 on Oct. 21) There is 1 active case.

Staff members testing positive include:

  • 4 at Fauquier High School (Aug. 26, 1 on Sept. 3, 1 on Sept. 24 and 1 on Oct. 8) There are no active cases.
  • 7 at Kettle Run High School (2 on Aug. 25, 1 on Aug. 27, 1 on Aug. 31, 1 on Sept. 3 1 on Sept. 15 and 1 on Oct. 8) There are no active cases.
  • 14 at Liberty High (Aug. 18 and Aug. 27, Aug. 30, 1 on Sept. 8, on Sept. 9 and 1 on Sept. 10, 1 on Sept. 22, 1 on Sept. 2, 1 on Oct. 1, 1 on Oct. 4 and 1 on Oct. 25) There is 1 active case.
  • 8 at Auburn Middle School (on Aug. 17, 2 on Sept. 1, 3 on Sept. 3, 1 on Sept. 7, 1 on Sept. 10, 1 on Sept. 17, 1 on Sept. 20 and 1 on Sept. 22) There are no active cases.
  • 4 at Cedar Lee Middle (Aug. 25, Sept. 8 and 1 on Sept. 29) There are no active cases.
  • 1 at Marshall Middle School (Sept. 16) There are no active cases.
  • 9 at Taylor Middle (one on Aug. 17, 3 on Aug. 24, 1 on Aug. 27, 1 on Aug. 31, 1 on Sept. 2, 1 on Sept. 3 and 1 on Sept. 13) There are no active cases.
  • 2 at Warrenton Middle (2 on Sept. 1) There are no active cases.
  • 6 at Bradley Elementary (Aug. 17 and Aug. 27, Sept. 1, 1 on Sept. 9, 1 on Sept. 14 and 1 on Sept. 29) There are no active cases.
  • 4 at Brumfield Elementary (Aug. 20, 2 on Aug. 27 and 1 on Sept. 1) There are no active cases.
  • 3 at Coleman Elementary (Sept. 13 and Oct. 4) There are no active cases.
  • 9 at Greenville Elementary (Aug. 24, Aug. 26, 2 on Aug. 27, 1 on Sept. 13, 1 on Sept. 29, 1 on Oct. 5 and 2 on Oct. 22) There are 2 active cases.
  • 9 at Miller Elementary (Aug. 17, Aug. 25, Aug. 27, 1 on Aug. 31, 1 on Sept. 3, 1 on Sept. 14, 1 on Sept. 17 and 1 on Oct. 15) There are no active cases.
  • 3 cases at Pearson Elementary (Sept. 22, Sept. 24 and 1 on Oct. 8) There are no active cases.
  • 2 at Pierce Elementary (Sept. 17 and Sept. 27) There are no active cases.
  • 2 at Ritchie Elementary (Aug. 27 and Oct. 25) There is 1 active case.
  • 1 at Smith Elementary (Sept. 1) There are no active cases.
  • 4 at Walter Elementary (Aug. 20, Aug. 26, Aug. 30 and Sept. 1) There are no active cases.
  • 29 staff members at the school division’s central offices (2 on Aug. 24, 1 on Aug. 26, 1 on Aug. 27, 3 on Aug. 30 and 1 on Aug. 31 and 2 on Sept. 1, 1 on Sept. 2, 1 on Sept. 8, 1 on Sept. 9, 5 on Sept. 10, 2 on Sept. 15 and 1 on Sept. 21, 2 on Sept. 22, 1 on Sept. 29, 1 on Oct. 1, 1 on Oct. 8, 2 on Oct. 12 and 1 on Oct. 19) There is 1 active case.

Deaths

Fauquier reported one COVID-19 fatality Oct. 28, two fatalities Oct. 19, one on Oct. 13 and one on Oct. 8. The county has reported a total of 86 COVID-19 related deaths since the start of the pandemic, including nine in September.

The VDH does not report demographic data at the county level, but in the RRHD, of the 255 COVID-19 deaths reported in the RRHD so far, 107 have been in residents older than 80. There have been 70 deaths in those 70 to 79 years old, 36 deaths in those 60 to 69, and 33 deaths in those younger than 59. (For nine of the deaths, no age was reported.)

In the RRHD, one person between the ages of 10 and 19 has died and a child between 0 and 9 has died. In the state, six children between 0 and 9 have died from COVID-19; nine between 10 to 19 have died.

Monday, the VDH reported just eight COVID-19 deaths in Virginia (reported deaths are usually lower on Sundays and Mondays). There were 41 reported deaths on Saturday, 28 on Sunday. The total number of COVID-19 related deaths in Virginia is listed as 13,984 (2,247 probable).

The seven-day average of COVID-19 deaths in the state is 34. Throughout July, the seven-day average of deaths was fewer than five. It started to rise in mid-August.

Hospitalizations

Fauquier County reported a new hospitalization on Saturday; the total for October is 29; 37 hospitalizations were reported in September, 25 in August. The county has reported 293 since the beginning of the pandemic.

Sarah Cubbage, spokeswoman for Fauquier Hospital, said Oct. 25 that the hospital is consistently treating about 10 COVID-19 patients in the hospital.

The state added 34 new COVID hospitalizations today, 32 yesterday and 69 Saturday. (Reported hospitalizations are usually down on Sundays and Mondays.) According to the VDH, the total number of hospitalizations in the state is 38,852 (2,243 probable).

The seven-day average of new hospitalizations is 65.

In Monday’s updated data from the RRHD, of the 717 people hospitalized, 128 have been older than 80 years old; 138 have been 70 to 79 years old; 138 have been between 60 and 69 years old and 134 have been between 50 and 59. One hundred and sixty-eight have been younger than 50. (For 11 of the hospitalizations, age was not reported.)

In the health district, seven children younger than 10 and eight between 10 and 19 years old have been hospitalized. In the state, 555 younger than 10 have been hospitalized; 633 between 10 and 19 years old have been hospitalized.

VDH data reported here was finalized Sunday, Oct. 31 at 5 p.m. More information may be found at https://www.vdh.virginia.gov/coronavirus/covid-19-in-virginia/

The Virginia Hospital and Healthcare Association data for Nov. 1 states that 934 Virginians are hospitalized with COVID-19. The seven-day average number of hospitalizations (1,070) rose dramatically between July 11 and Sept. 9, but has been declining since Sept. 23.

The VHHA reports that the number of COVID-19 confirmed or COVID-19 suspected patients who are in intensive care units as of Nov. 1 is 279. One hundred and eighty-eight COVID-19 patients are receiving ventilator support.

The VDH and VHHA compile statistics in different ways, so their data does not always match up. For instance, VHHA reported that 71,694 COVID-19 patients have been hospitalized and discharged as of yesterday, but the VDH reports that the total number of Virginians hospitalized since the beginning of the pandemic is 38,852.

Outbreaks

There have been a total of 64 outbreaks in the RRHD since the beginning of the pandemic – two more than were reported on Friday. There have been 25 outbreaks in long-term care facilities, 21 outbreaks in congregate settings, four in correctional facilities, three in a healthcare setting, three in a childcare setting, one in a college setting, six in a K-12 setting and one in a gym. The total number of cases attributed to the outbreaks is 1,878.

One of the new outbreaks is in a long-term care setting; the other is in a childcare setting. The VDH did not provide information on where the outbreaks are.

In the state, there are 1,305 outbreaks being reported in long-term care facilities (resulting in 36,270 cases and 4,480 deaths); 1,958 outbreaks in congregate settings; 303 outbreaks in healthcare settings; 218 in correctional facilities; 149 in college settings; 28 in gyms; 461 in childcare settings and 899 K-12 outbreaks being reported.

There have been a total of 5,321 outbreaks in Virginia since the beginning of the pandemic, according to today’s VDH dashboard.

Rates of transmission

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control ranks counties by level of transmission; Fauquier, as of Nov. 1, is rated “high,” as are most other counties in Virginia. Twenty-two Virginia counties are rated “substantial.” Richmond City and Rappahannock County are rated “moderate” today.

The CDC reevaluates county ratings every afternoon.

The county was rated “moderate” on July 27, substantial on July 29 and high as of July 31, but the rating was changed to “substantial” the afternoon of Aug. 3. The rating was back up to “high” the afternoon of Aug. 4, and has remained there.

Community transmission is based on two metrics – the number of new cases per 100,000 in the last seven days (146 for Fauquier) and percent positivity (6.37% for Fauquier) A county is rated “high” if there are more than 100 cases per 100,000 in the last seven days or if the percent positivity is over 10%.

On July 27, the CDC issued guidance recommending that fully vaccinated individuals wear masks when indoors in areas with “substantial to high” transmission. 

Vaccines

As of Nov. 1, 11,551,524 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered to Virginia residents. About 70.1% of the population has been vaccinated with at least one dose; 62.9% of Virginians have been fully vaccinated. In the adult population, 83.2% have been vaccinated with at least one dose; 74.8% are fully vaccinated.

An average 34,106 vaccine doses are being administered daily in the state. That’s about 9,000 more, on average, than was being reported on Friday.

Thus far, about 63.3% of the county’s residents (all ages combined) have been vaccinated with at least one dose; 57.5% are fully vaccinated (5.8% have received a booster shot). About 78.2% of adults (older than 18) have been vaccinated with at least one dose. The percentage of fully vaccinated adults is 68.9%. About 7.6% of adults have received a booster shot.

For Virginians between 12 and 17, 67.7% of the population has been vaccinated with at least one dose (59.6% are fully vaccinated, 0.1% have received a booster). Only children between 12 and 17 are eligible for the vaccine. For those 18 and older, 78.2% have received at least one dose of a vaccine (70.3% fully vaccinated, 8.6% have received a booster); for those aged 65 and older, 92% have received at least one dose (84.5% fully vaccinated, 24.8% have received a booster).

About 59.5% of Fauquier residents between 12 and 17 have been vaccinated with at least one dose (53.6% fully vaccinated, 0.1% have had boosters); 75.7% of those 18 and older (68.9% fully vaccinated, 7.6% have had boosters) and 90.3% of those 65 and older (82.2% fully vaccinated, 21.8% have had boosters).

For Virginians older than 12 (which represents everyone in the state who is eligible to be vaccinated), 77.3% have received one dose; 69.4% are fully vaccinated and 7.9% have received a booster shot. In Fauquier, 74.1% of the over-12 population has received one dose; 67.4% are fully vaccinated and 6.9% have received booster shots.

The numbers of unvaccinated residents who have been infected or hospitalized with COVID in the last week has been very small; there have been no new reports of deaths from COVID in the unvaccinated population.

The VDH reports that between Jan. 17 and Oct. 23, there have been 43,383 breakthrough cases of COVID-19 in fully vaccinated people (0.8% of vaccinated people); 1,538 fully vaccinated people have been hospitalized (0.029% of vaccinated people), and there have been 491 deaths in fully vaccinated people (0.0093% of fully vaccinated people).

The VDH website says that unvaccinated people have developed COVID-19 at a rate 5.8 times higher than fully vaccinated people, and 2.4 times higher than partially vaccinated people.

The VHH’s vaccine dashboard can be found at https://www.vdh.virginia.gov/coronavirus/covid-19-vaccine-summary

FRIDAY, OCT. 29: Fauquier County reported 16 new cases of COVID-19 today, yesterday and the day before. The seven-day average of cases is 15. Fauquier has reported 6,987 cases since the beginning of the pandemic.

Daily new cases of COVID-19 in Virginia were tallied at 1,646 today. Yesterday’s total was 1,495. According to reporting from the Virginia Department of Health, there have been 924,771 total reported cases (237,620 probable) of COVID in Virginia. The seven-day average of new cases in the state is 1,431. It has been dropping since Sept. 14, when it was 3,689.

In the five-county Rappahannock-Rapidan Health District, 1,264 cases of COVID have been reported in children younger than 10 years old; 2,531 have been reported in those 10 to 19. In the state, there have been 58,806 cases in children younger than 10, 111,638 cases in those 10 to 19 years old.

For perspective, in both the state and in the health district, there have been more positive cases in 10 to 19 year olds than there have been in those 60 to 69, or 70 to 79 or over 80. There have been more cases in children 0 to 9 than there have been in those 70 to 79 or over 80, in both the state and the health district.

As of Oct. 29, the seven-day positivity rate for the state (total tests compared to positive tests) is 5.8%; it has been decreasing since Sept. 9. In the Rappahannock-Rapidan Health District, the positivity rating is 9.8%. The Centers for Disease Control reports that the positivity rating for Fauquier County is at 7.86%.

Fauquier County School Division

Local schools opened for five-day-a-week, in-person learning on Aug. 11. As of the morning of Oct. 29, 433 positive cases of COVID-19 have been reported in the school system. The total includes 312 students and 121 staff members.

There are currently 20 active cases of COVID-19, 15 students and five staffers. People stay on the active list for 10 days after first reporting an infection.

The case numbers and “active” case numbers are unchanged since yesterday.

Since the beginning of school, no “outbreaks” have been reported in the school division; one was recorded over the summer at a school-sponsored camp.

School spokeswoman Tara Helkowski reported that, as of Oct. 28, because of contact with positive cases, 75 students are currently quarantining – 33 fewer than last week. No staff members are quarantining. Superintendent of Schools David Jeck said Aug. 31 that the overwhelming majority of students (95%) who have quarantined have tested negative for COVID-19.

There were 191 positive cases of COVID-19 during the 2020-21 school year, 97 in students and 94 in staff members.

The list provided below outlines total cases since the first day of school. (Active cases are noted if the number is different from the total cases.)

High schools

  • 22 at Fauquier High School (one each on Aug. 16, Aug. 18, Aug. 19, Aug. 23, Aug. 24, Aug. 25, Aug 26, Sept. 9, Sept. 10, 3 on Sept. 13, 1 on Sept. 15, 3 on Sept 16, 1 on Sept. 17, 2 on Sept. 20, 1 on Sept. 21, 1 on Sept. 24 and 1 on Oct. 12). There are no active cases.
  • 30 at Kettle Run High School (Aug. 20, 2 on Aug. 23, 1 on Aug. 25, 2 on Aug. 26, 1 on Aug. 27, 1 on Sept. 1, 2 on Sept. 2, 2 on Sept. 3, 1 on Sept. 7, 1 on Sept. 10, 1 on Sept. 17, 1 on Sept. 23, 1 on Sept. 24, 1 on Sept. 28 and 1 on Sept. 30, 2 on Oct. 1, 1 on Oct. 4, 1 on Oct. 5, 1 on Oct. 6, 1 on Oct. 7, 1 on Oct. 12, 3 on Oct. 15, 1 on Oct. 18 and 1 on Oct. 21) There are 2 active cases.
  • 64 at Liberty High School (3 on Aug. 16, 3 Aug. 18, 1 on Aug. 19, 5 on Aug. 23, 6 on Aug. 24, 2 on Aug. 25, 2 on Aug. 26, 3 on Aug. 27, 10 on Aug. 30, 1 on Sept. 1 and 4 on Sept. 7, 4 on Sept. 8, 2 on Sept. 9, 1 on Sept. 10, 3 on Sept. 17, 1 on Sept. 20, 1 on Sept. 27, 1 on Sept. 28, 1 on Sept. 29, 1 on Sept. 30, 1 on Oct. 1, 1 on Oct. 4, 1 on Oct. 5, 1 on Oct. 7 and 1 on Oct. 12, 1 on Oct. 15, 1 on Oct. 26 and 1 on Oct. 27) There are 2 active cases.
  • 2 at Southeastern Alternative School (Aug. 23 and Oct. 7) There are no active cases.

Middle schools

  • 13 at Auburn Middle School (2 on Aug. 18, 1 on Aug. 26, 1 on Sept. 1, 1 on Sept. 7, 2 on Sept. 13, 1 on Sept. 27, 1 on Sept. 30, 1 on Oct. 1, 1 on Oct. 19 and 2 on Oct. 22) There are 3 active cases.
  • 28 at Cedar Lee Middle School (Aug. 18 and Aug. 20, 3 on Aug. 24, 1 on Aug. 25, 2 on Aug. 26, 3 on Aug. 30, 1 on Aug. 31, 3 on Sept. 2, 1 on Sept. 10, 1 on Sept. 14, 1 on Sept. 20, 2 on Sept. 24, 1 on Sept. 29, 1 on Oct. 7, 2 on Oct. 12, 1 on Oct. 19, 1 on Oct. 22 and 2 on Oct. 25) There are 4 active cases.
  • 9 at Marshall Middle School (2 on Aug 27, 1 on Sept. 3, 1 on Sept. 10, 1 on Sept. 20, 1 on Sept. 24, 1 on Sept. 27, 1 on Oct.1 and 1 on Oct. 5) There are no active cases.
  • 11 at Taylor Middle School (one each Aug. 18, Aug. 19, 2 on Aug. 20, 2 on Aug. 23 and 1 on Aug. 25, 1 on Sept. 1, 1 on Sept. 3, 1 on Sept. 7 and 1 on Oct. 6) There are no active cases.
  • 8 at Warrenton Middle School (Sept. 3 and Sept. 13, 2 on Sept. 17, 1 on Sept. 23, 1 on Oct. 4, 1 on Oct. 6 and 1 on Oct. 12) There are no active cases.

Elementary schools

  • 4 cases at Bradley Elementary School (on Aug. 23, Aug. 25, Sept. 17 and 1 on Oct. 1) There are no active cases.
  • 5 cases at Brumfield Elementary (2 on Aug. 17, 2 on Aug. 23 and 1 on Sept. 1) There are no active cases.
  • 4 cases at Coleman Elementary (Sept. 3 and Sept. 14 and 2 on Oct. 4) There are no active cases.
  • 16 at Greenville Elementary (1 reported Aug. 13, 1 on Aug. 16, 1 on Aug. 20, 2 on Aug. 23, 3 on Aug. 24, 1 on Oct. 1, 3 on Oct. 4, 3 on Oct. 7 and 1 on Oct. 13) There are no active cases.
  • 34 at Miller Elementary (1 each Aug. 16 and 17, 2 on Aug. 18, 1 on Aug. 19, 2 on Aug. 23, 2 on Aug. 24, 1 on Aug. 25, 5 on Aug. 27, 3 on Aug. 30, 3 on Aug. 31, 1 on Sept. 8, 1 on Sept. 9, 2 on Sept. 16, 1 on Sept. 20, 2 on Sept. 21, 1 on Sept. 22 and 1 on Sept. 27, 3 on Sept. 29 and 1 on Oct. 12) There are no active cases.
  • 11 at Pearson Elementary School (Aug. 18, 4 on Aug. 27, 1 on Sept. 7 and 1 on Sept. 10, 1 on Oct. 1, 1 on Oct. 6, 1 on Oct. 15 and 1 on Oct. 21) There is 1 active case.
  • 2 at Pierce Elementary School (Aug. 27 and Sept. 17) There are no active cases.
  • 5 at Ritchie Elementary School (Aug. 20, Sept. 21, Oct. 12, Oct. 14 and 1 one Oct. 18) There is 1 active case.
  • 18 students at Smith Elementary School (1 reported Aug. 13, 2 on Aug. 15, 1 on Aug. 19, 2 on Aug. 23, 1 on Sept. 3, 2 on Sept. 7, 1 on Sept. 9, 1 on Sept. 16, 1 on Sept. 27 and 1 on Oct. 4, 2 on Oct. 5, 2 on Oct. 7 and 1 on Oct. 20) There is 1 active case.
  • 2 at Thompson Elementary (Sept. 14 and Oct. 5) There are no active cases.
  • 24 at Walter Elementary (2 on Aug. 18, 4 on Aug. 23, 1 on Aug. 24, 1 on Aug. 25, 2 on Aug. 26, 1 on Aug. 27, 4 on Aug. 30, 4 on Sept. 1, 1 on Sept. 10, 1 on Sept. 13, 1 on Sept. 17 and 1 on Oct. 21) There is 1 active case.

Staff members testing positive include:

  • 4 at Fauquier High School (Aug. 26, 1 on Sept. 3, 1 on Sept. 24 and 1 on Oct. 8) There are no active cases.
  • 7 at Kettle Run High School (2 on Aug. 25, 1 on Aug. 27, 1 on Aug. 31, 1 on Sept. 3 1 on Sept. 15 and 1 on Oct. 8) There are no active cases.
  • 14 at Liberty High (Aug. 18 and Aug. 27, Aug. 30, 1 on Sept. 8, on Sept. 9 and 1 on Sept. 10, 1 on Sept. 22, 1 on Sept. 2, 1 on Oct. 1, 1 on Oct. 4 and 1 on Oct. 25) There is 1 active case.
  • 8 at Auburn Middle School (on Aug. 17, 2 on Sept. 1, 3 on Sept. 3, 1 on Sept. 7, 1 on Sept. 10, 1 on Sept. 17, 1 on Sept. 20 and 1 on Sept. 22) There are no active cases.
  • 4 at Cedar Lee Middle (Aug. 25, Sept. 8 and 1 on Sept. 29) There are no active cases.
  • 1 at Marshall Middle School (Sept. 16) There are no active cases.
  • 9 at Taylor Middle (one on Aug. 17, 3 on Aug. 24, 1 on Aug. 27, 1 on Aug. 31, 1 on Sept. 2, 1 on Sept. 3 and 1 on Sept. 13) There are no active cases.
  • 2 at Warrenton Middle (2 on Sept. 1) There are no active cases.
  • 6 at Bradley Elementary (Aug. 17 and Aug. 27, Sept. 1, 1 on Sept. 9, 1 on Sept. 14 and 1 on Sept. 29) There are no active cases.
  • 4 at Brumfield Elementary (Aug. 20, 2 on Aug. 27 and 1 on Sept. 1) There are no active cases.
  • 3 at Coleman Elementary (Sept. 13 and Oct. 4) There are no active cases.
  • 9 at Greenville Elementary (Aug. 24, Aug. 26, 2 on Aug. 27, 1 on Sept. 13, 1 on Sept. 29, 1 on Oct. 5 and 2 on Oct. 22) There are 2 active cases.
  • 9 at Miller Elementary (Aug. 17, Aug. 25, Aug. 27, 1 on Aug. 31, 1 on Sept. 3, 1 on Sept. 14, 1 on Sept. 17 and 1 on Oct. 15) There are no active cases.
  • 3 cases at Pearson Elementary (Sept. 22, Sept. 24 and 1 on Oct. 8) There are no active cases.
  • 2 at Pierce Elementary (Sept. 17 and Sept. 27) There are no active cases.
  • 2 at Ritchie Elementary (Aug. 27 and Oct. 25) There is 1 active case.
  • 1 at Smith Elementary (Sept. 1) There are no active cases.
  • 4 at Walter Elementary (Aug. 20, Aug. 26, Aug. 30 and Sept. 1) There are no active cases.
  • 29 staff members at the school division’s central offices (2 on Aug. 24, 1 on Aug. 26, 1 on Aug. 27, 3 on Aug. 30 and 1 on Aug. 31 and 2 on Sept. 1, 1 on Sept. 2, 1 on Sept. 8, 1 on Sept. 9, 5 on Sept. 10, 2 on Sept. 15 and 1 on Sept. 21, 2 on Sept. 22, 1 on Sept. 29, 1 on Oct. 1, 1 on Oct. 8, 2 on Oct. 12 and 1 on Oct. 19) There is 1 active case.

Deaths

Fauquier reported one COVID-19 fatality yesterday, two fatalities Oct. 19, one on Oct. 13 and one on Oct. 8. The county has reported a total of 86 COVID-19 related deaths since the start of the pandemic, including nine in September.

The VDH does not report demographic data at the county level, but in the RRHD, of the 255 COVID-19 deaths reported in the RRHD so far, 107 have been in residents older than 80. There have been 70 deaths in those 70 to 79 years old, 36 deaths in those 60 to 69, and 33 deaths in those younger than 59. (For nine of the deaths, no age was reported.)

In the RRHD, one person between the ages of 10 and 19 has died and a child between 0 and 9 has died. In the state, six children between 0 and 9 have died from COVID-19; nine between 10 to 19 have died.

Friday, the VDH reported 37 COVID-19 deaths in Virginia. The total number of COVID-19 related deaths in Virginia is listed as 13,907 (2,220 probable).

The seven-day average of COVID-19 deaths in the state is 34. Throughout July, the seven-day average of deaths was fewer than five. It started to rise in mid-August.

Hospitalizations

Fauquier County reported two new hospitalizations today, a new COVID hospitalization yesterday, two new COVID-19 hospitalizations Oct. 21, one on Oct. 22 and one on Oct. 24; the total for October is 28; 37 hospitalizations were reported in September, 25 in August. The county has reported 292 since the beginning of the pandemic.

Sarah Cubbage, spokeswoman for Fauquier Hospital, said Oct. 25 that the hospital is consistently treating about 10 COVID-19 patients in the hospital.

The state added 73 new COVID hospitalizations today, 109 yesterday. According to the VDH, the total number of hospitalizations in the state is 38,717 (2,231 probable).

The seven-day average of new hospitalizations is 64.

In Friday’s updated data from the RRHD, of the 711 people hospitalized, 128 have been older than 80 years old; 138 have been 70 to 79 years old; 137 have been between 60 and 69 years old and 133 have been between 50 and 59. One hundred and sixty-seven have been younger than 50. (For 8 of the hospitalizations, age was not reported.)

In the health district, seven children younger than 10 and eight between 10 and 19 years old have been hospitalized. In the state, 550 younger than 10 have been hospitalized; 631 between 10 and 19 years old have been hospitalized.

VDH data reported here was finalized Thursday, Oct. 28 at 5 p.m. More information may be found at https://www.vdh.virginia.gov/coronavirus/covid-19-in-virginia/

The Virginia Hospital and Healthcare Association data for Oct. 29 states that 1,058 Virginians are hospitalized with COVID-19. The seven-day average number of hospitalizations (1,181) rose dramatically between July 11 and Sept. 9, but has been declining since Sept. 23.

The VHHA reports that the number of COVID-19 confirmed or COVID-19 suspected patients who are in intensive care units as of Oct. 29 is 301. Two hundred and seventeen COVID-19 patients are receiving ventilator support.

The VDH and VHHA compile statistics in different ways, so their data does not always match up. For instance, VHHA reported that 71,365 COVID-19 patients have been hospitalized and discharged as of yesterday, but the VDH reports that the total number of Virginians hospitalized since the beginning of the pandemic is 38,644.

Outbreaks

There have been a total of 62 outbreaks in the RRHD since the beginning of the pandemic -- 24 outbreaks in long-term care facilities, 21 outbreaks in congregate settings, four in correctional facilities, three in a healthcare setting, two in a childcare setting, one in a college setting, six in a K-12 setting and one in a gym. The total number of cases attributed to the outbreaks is 1,878.

In the state, there are 1,303 outbreaks being reported in long-term care facilities (resulting in 36,251 cases and 4,476 deaths); 1,957 outbreaks in congregate settings; 303 outbreaks in healthcare settings; 218 in correctional facilities; 149 in college settings; 28 in gyms; 460 in childcare settings and 894 K-12 outbreaks being reported.

There have been a total of 5,312 outbreaks in Virginia since the beginning of the pandemic, according to today’s VDH dashboard.

Rates of transmission

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control ranks counties by level of transmission; Fauquier, as of Friday morning, is rated “high,” as are most other counties in Virginia. Seventeen Virginia counties are rated “substantial.” Richmond City and Lancaster County are rated “moderate” today.

rates of transmission

Rates of COVID-19 transmission in Virginia.

The CDC reevaluates county ratings every afternoon.

The county was rated “moderate” on July 27, substantial on July 29 and high as of July 31, but the rating was changed to “substantial” the afternoon of Aug. 3. The rating was back up to “high” the afternoon of Aug. 4, and has remained there.

Community transmission is based on two metrics – the number of new cases per 100,000 in the last seven days (146 for Fauquier) and percent positivity (7,86% for Fauquier) A county is rated “high” if there are more than 100 cases per 100,000 in the last seven days or if the percent positivity is over 10%.

On July 27, the CDC issued guidance recommending that fully vaccinated individuals wear masks when indoors in areas with “substantial to high” transmission. 

Vaccines

As of Oct. 29, 11,444,498 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered to Virginia residents. About 69.7% of the population has been vaccinated with at least one dose; 62.7% of Virginians have been fully vaccinated. In the adult population, 82.9% have been vaccinated with at least one dose; 74.6% are fully vaccinated.

An average 25,634 vaccine doses are being administered daily in the state.

Thus far, about 63.1% of the county’s residents (all ages combined) have been vaccinated with at least one dose; 57.4% are fully vaccinated (5% have received a booster shot). About 75.6% of adults (older than 18) have been vaccinated with at least one dose. The percentage of fully vaccinated adults is 68.7%. About 6.5% of adults have received a booster shot.

For Virginians between 12 and 17, 67.6% of the population has been vaccinated with at least one dose (59.4% are fully vaccinated, 0.1% have received a booster). Only children between 12 and 17 are eligible for the vaccine. For those 18 and older, 78% have received at least one dose of a vaccine (70.1% fully vaccinated, 7.5% have received a booster); for those aged 65 and older, 91.7% have received at least one dose (84.4% fully vaccinated, 22% have received a booster).

About 59.3% of Fauquier residents between 12 and 17 have been vaccinated with at least one dose (53.5% fully vaccinated, 0.1% have had boosters); 75.6% of those 18 and older (68.7% fully vaccinated, 6.5% have had boosters) and 90.1% of those 65 and older (82.1% fully vaccinated, 18.6% have had boosters).

For Virginians older than 12 (which represents everyone in the state who is eligible to be vaccinated), 77.1% have received one dose; 69.2% are fully vaccinated and 6.9% have received a booster shot. In Fauquier, 74% of the over-12 population has received one dose; 67.2% are fully vaccinated and 5.8% have received booster shots.

The VDH reports that between Jan. 17 and Oct. 16, there have been 43,006 breakthrough cases of COVID-19 in fully vaccinated people (0.8% of vaccinated people); 1,527 fully vaccinated people have been hospitalized (0.029% of vaccinated people), and there have been 491 deaths in fully vaccinated people (0.0094% of fully vaccinated people).

The VDH website says that unvaccinated people have developed COVID-19 at a rate 5.6 times higher than fully vaccinated people, and 2.3 times higher than partially vaccinated people.

The VHH’s vaccine dashboard can be found at https://www.vdh.virginia.gov/coronavirus/covid-19-vaccine-summary

THURSDAY, OCT. 28: Fauquier County reported 16 new cases of COVID-19 today and yesterday. The seven-day average of cases is 15. Fauquier has reported 6,971 cases since the beginning of the pandemic.

Daily new cases of COVID-19 in Virginia were tallied at 1,495 today. Yesterday’s total was 1,631. According to reporting from the Virginia Department of Health, there have been 923,125 total reported cases (236,976 probable) of COVID in Virginia. The seven-day average of new cases in the state is 1,432. It has been dropping since Sept. 14, when it was 3,689.

In the five-county Rappahannock-Rapidan Health District, 1,259 cases of COVID have been reported in children younger than 10 years old; 2,524 have been reported in those 10 to 19. In the state, there have been 58,574 cases in children younger than 10, 111,357 cases in those 10 to 19 years old.

For perspective, in both the state and in the health district, there have been more positive cases in 10 to 19 year olds than there have been in those 60 to 69, or 70 to 79 or over 80. There have been more cases in children 0 to 9 than there have been in those 70 to 79 or over 80, in both the state and the health district.

As of Oct. 28, the seven-day positivity rate for the state (total tests compared to positive tests) is 5.9%; it has been decreasing since Sept. 9. In the Rappahannock-Rapidan Health District, the positivity rating is 9.5%. The Centers for Disease Control reports that the positivity rating for Fauquier County is at 6.35%.

Fauquier County School Division

Local schools opened for five-day-a-week, in-person learning on Aug. 11. As of the morning of Oct. 28, 433 positive cases of COVID-19 have been reported in the school system. The total includes 312 students and 121 staff members.

There are currently 20 active cases of COVID-19, 15 students and five staffers.

People stay on the active list for 10 days after first reporting an infection.

Since the beginning of school, no “outbreaks” have been reported in the school division; one was recorded over the summer at a school-sponsored camp.

School spokeswoman Tara Helkowski reported that, as of Oct. 28, because of contact with positive cases, 75 students are currently quarantining – 33 fewer than last week. Two staff members are quarantining (as of Oct. 21) Superintendent of Schools David Jeck said Aug. 31 that the overwhelming majority of students (95%) who have quarantined have tested negative for COVID-19.

There were 191 positive cases of COVID-19 during the 2020-21 school year, 97 in students and 94 in staff members.

The list provided below outlines total cases since the first day of school. (Active cases are noted if the number is different from the total cases.)

High schools

  • 22 at Fauquier High School (one each on Aug. 16, Aug. 18, Aug. 19, Aug. 23, Aug. 24, Aug. 25, Aug 26, Sept. 9, Sept. 10, 3 on Sept. 13, 1 on Sept. 15, 3 on Sept 16, 1 on Sept. 17, 2 on Sept. 20, 1 on Sept. 21, 1 on Sept. 24 and 1 on Oct. 12). There are no active cases.
  • 30 at Kettle Run High School (Aug. 20, 2 on Aug. 23, 1 on Aug. 25, 2 on Aug. 26, 1 on Aug. 27, 1 on Sept. 1, 2 on Sept. 2, 2 on Sept. 3, 1 on Sept. 7, 1 on Sept. 10, 1 on Sept. 17, 1 on Sept. 23, 1 on Sept. 24, 1 on Sept. 28 and 1 on Sept. 30, 2 on Oct. 1, 1 on Oct. 4, 1 on Oct. 5, 1 on Oct. 6, 1 on Oct. 7, 1 on Oct. 12, 3 on Oct. 15, 1 on Oct. 18 and 1 on Oct. 21) There are 2 active cases.
  • 64 at Liberty High School (3 on Aug. 16, 3 Aug. 18, 1 on Aug. 19, 5 on Aug. 23, 6 on Aug. 24, 2 on Aug. 25, 2 on Aug. 26, 3 on Aug. 27, 10 on Aug. 30, 1 on Sept. 1 and 4 on Sept. 7, 4 on Sept. 8, 2 on Sept. 9, 1 on Sept. 10, 3 on Sept. 17, 1 on Sept. 20, 1 on Sept. 27, 1 on Sept. 28, 1 on Sept. 29, 1 on Sept. 30, 1 on Oct. 1, 1 on Oct. 4, 1 on Oct. 5, 1 on Oct. 7 and 1 on Oct. 12, 1 on Oct. 15, 1 on Oct. 26 and 1 on Oct. 27) There are 2 active cases.
  • 2 at Southeastern Alternative School (Aug. 23 and Oct. 7) There are no active cases.

Middle schools

  • 13 at Auburn Middle School (2 on Aug. 18, 1 on Aug. 26, 1 on Sept. 1, 1 on Sept. 7, 2 on Sept. 13, 1 on Sept. 27, 1 on Sept. 30, 1 on Oct. 1, 1 on Oct. 19 and 2 on Oct. 22) There are 3 active cases.
  • 28 at Cedar Lee Middle School (Aug. 18 and Aug. 20, 3 on Aug. 24, 1 on Aug. 25, 2 on Aug. 26, 3 on Aug. 30, 1 on Aug. 31, 3 on Sept. 2, 1 on Sept. 10, 1 on Sept. 14, 1 on Sept. 20, 2 on Sept. 24, 1 on Sept. 29, 1 on Oct. 7, 2 on Oct. 12, 1 on Oct. 19, 1 on Oct. 22 and 2 on Oct. 25) There are 4 active cases.
  • 9 at Marshall Middle School (2 on Aug 27, 1 on Sept. 3, 1 on Sept. 10, 1 on Sept. 20, 1 on Sept. 24, 1 on Sept. 27, 1 on Oct.1 and 1 on Oct. 5) There are no active cases.
  • 11 at Taylor Middle School (one each Aug. 18, Aug. 19, 2 on Aug. 20, 2 on Aug. 23 and 1 on Aug. 25, 1 on Sept. 1, 1 on Sept. 3, 1 on Sept. 7 and 1 on Oct. 6) There are no active cases.
  • 8 at Warrenton Middle School (Sept. 3 and Sept. 13, 2 on Sept. 17, 1 on Sept. 23, 1 on Oct. 4, 1 on Oct. 6 and 1 on Oct. 12) There are no active cases.

Elementary schools

  • 4 cases at Bradley Elementary School (on Aug. 23, Aug. 25, Sept. 17 and 1 on Oct. 1) There are no active cases.
  • 5 cases at Brumfield Elementary (2 on Aug. 17, 2 on Aug. 23 and 1 on Sept. 1) There are no active cases.
  • 4 cases at Coleman Elementary (Sept. 3 and Sept. 14 and 2 on Oct. 4) There are no active cases.
  • 16 at Greenville Elementary (1 reported Aug. 13, 1 on Aug. 16, 1 on Aug. 20, 2 on Aug. 23, 3 on Aug. 24, 1 on Oct. 1, 3 on Oct. 4, 3 on Oct. 7 and 1 on Oct. 13) There are no active cases.
  • 34 at Miller Elementary (1 each Aug. 16 and 17, 2 on Aug. 18, 1 on Aug. 19, 2 on Aug. 23, 2 on Aug. 24, 1 on Aug. 25, 5 on Aug. 27, 3 on Aug. 30, 3 on Aug. 31, 1 on Sept. 8, 1 on Sept. 9, 2 on Sept. 16, 1 on Sept. 20, 2 on Sept. 21, 1 on Sept. 22 and 1 on Sept. 27, 3 on Sept. 29 and 1 on Oct. 12) There are no active cases.
  • 11 at Pearson Elementary School (Aug. 18, 4 on Aug. 27, 1 on Sept. 7 and 1 on Sept. 10, 1 on Oct. 1, 1 on Oct. 6, 1 on Oct. 15 and 1 on Oct. 21) There is 1 active case.
  • 2 at Pierce Elementary School (Aug. 27 and Sept. 17) There are no active cases.
  • 5 at Ritchie Elementary School (Aug. 20, Sept. 21, Oct. 12, Oct. 14 and 1 one Oct. 18) There is 1 active case.
  • 18 students at Smith Elementary School (1 reported Aug. 13, 2 on Aug. 15, 1 on Aug. 19, 2 on Aug. 23, 1 on Sept. 3, 2 on Sept. 7, 1 on Sept. 9, 1 on Sept. 16, 1 on Sept. 27 and 1 on Oct. 4, 2 on Oct. 5, 2 on Oct. 7 and 1 on Oct. 20) There is 1 active case.
  • 2 at Thompson Elementary (Sept. 14 and Oct. 5) There are no active cases.
  • 24 at Walter Elementary (2 on Aug. 18, 4 on Aug. 23, 1 on Aug. 24, 1 on Aug. 25, 2 on Aug. 26, 1 on Aug. 27, 4 on Aug. 30, 4 on Sept. 1, 1 on Sept. 10, 1 on Sept. 13, 1 on Sept. 17 and 1 on Oct. 21) There is 1 active case.

Staff members testing positive include:

  • 4 at Fauquier High School (Aug. 26, 1 on Sept. 3, 1 on Sept. 24 and 1 on Oct. 8) There are no active cases.
  • 7 at Kettle Run High School (2 on Aug. 25, 1 on Aug. 27, 1 on Aug. 31, 1 on Sept. 3 1 on Sept. 15 and 1 on Oct. 8) There are no active cases.
  • 14 at Liberty High (Aug. 18 and Aug. 27, Aug. 30, 1 on Sept. 8, on Sept. 9 and 1 on Sept. 10, 1 on Sept. 22, 1 on Sept. 2, 1 on Oct. 1, 1 on Oct. 4 and 1 on Oct. 25) There is 1 active case.
  • 8 at Auburn Middle School (on Aug. 17, 2 on Sept. 1, 3 on Sept. 3, 1 on Sept. 7, 1 on Sept. 10, 1 on Sept. 17, 1 on Sept. 20 and 1 on Sept. 22) There are no active cases.
  • 4 at Cedar Lee Middle (Aug. 25, Sept. 8 and 1 on Sept. 29) There are no active cases.
  • 1 at Marshall Middle School (Sept. 16) There are no active cases.
  • 9 at Taylor Middle (one on Aug. 17, 3 on Aug. 24, 1 on Aug. 27, 1 on Aug. 31, 1 on Sept. 2, 1 on Sept. 3 and 1 on Sept. 13) There are no active cases.
  • 2 at Warrenton Middle (2 on Sept. 1) There are no active cases.
  • 6 at Bradley Elementary (Aug. 17 and Aug. 27, Sept. 1, 1 on Sept. 9, 1 on Sept. 14 and 1 on Sept. 29) There are no active cases.
  • 4 at Brumfield Elementary (Aug. 20, 2 on Aug. 27 and 1 on Sept. 1) There are no active cases.
  • 3 at Coleman Elementary (Sept. 13 and Oct. 4) There are no active cases.
  • 9 at Greenville Elementary (Aug. 24, Aug. 26, 2 on Aug. 27, 1 on Sept. 13, 1 on Sept. 29, 1 on Oct. 5 and 2 on Oct. 22) There are 2 active cases.
  • 9 at Miller Elementary (Aug. 17, Aug. 25, Aug. 27, 1 on Aug. 31, 1 on Sept. 3, 1 on Sept. 14, 1 on Sept. 17 and 1 on Oct. 15) There are no active cases.
  • 3 cases at Pearson Elementary (Sept. 22, Sept. 24 and 1 on Oct. 8) There are no active cases.
  • 2 at Pierce Elementary (Sept. 17 and Sept. 27) There are no active cases.
  • 2 at Ritchie Elementary (Aug. 27 and Oct. 25) There is 1 active case.
  • 1 at Smith Elementary (Sept. 1) There are no active cases.
  • 4 at Walter Elementary (Aug. 20, Aug. 26, Aug. 30 and Sept. 1) There are no active cases.
  • 29 staff members at the school division’s central offices (2 on Aug. 24, 1 on Aug. 26, 1 on Aug. 27, 3 on Aug. 30 and 1 on Aug. 31 and 2 on Sept. 1, 1 on Sept. 2, 1 on Sept. 8, 1 on Sept. 9, 5 on Sept. 10, 2 on Sept. 15 and 1 on Sept. 21, 2 on Sept. 22, 1 on Sept. 29, 1 on Oct. 1, 1 on Oct. 8, 2 on Oct. 12 and 1 on Oct. 19) There is 1 active case.

Deaths

Fauquier reported one COVID-19 fatality today, two fatalities Oct. 19, one on Oct. 13 and one on Oct. 8. The county has reported a total of 86 COVID-19 related deaths since the start of the pandemic, including nine in September.

The VDH does not report demographic data at the county level, but in the RRHD, of the 255 COVID-19 deaths reported in the RRHD so far, 107 have been in residents older than 80. There have been 70 deaths in those 70 to 79 years old, 36 deaths in those 60 to 69, and 33 deaths in those younger than 59. (For nine of the deaths, no age was reported.)

In the RRHD, one person between the ages of 10 and 19 has died and a child between 0 and 9 has died. In the state, six children between 0 and 9 have died from COVID-19; nine between 10 to 19 have died.

Thursday, the VDH reported 43 COVID-19 deaths in Virginia. The total number of COVID-19 related deaths in Virginia is listed as 13,870 (2,214 probable).

The seven-day average of COVID-19 deaths in the state is 35. Throughout July, the seven-day average of deaths was fewer than five. It started to rise in mid-August.

Hospitalizations

Fauquier County reported a new COVID hospitalization today, two new COVID-19 hospitalizations Oct. 21, one on Oct. 22 and one on Oct. 24; the total for October is 26; 37 hospitalizations were reported in September, 25 in August. The county has reported 290 since the beginning of the pandemic.

Sarah Cubbage, spokeswoman for Fauquier Hospital, said Oct. 25 that the hospital is consistently treating about 10 COVID-19 patients in the hospital.

The state added 109 new COVID hospitalizations today, 69 new hospitalizations Tuesday and Wednesday. According to the VDH, the total number of hospitalizations in the state is 38,644 (2,219 probable).

The seven-day average of new hospitalizations is 64.

In Thursday’s updated data from the RRHD, of the 709 people hospitalized, 128 have been older than 80 years old; 136 have been 70 to 79 years old; 137 have been between 60 and 69 years old and 133 have been between 50 and 59. One hundred and sixty-seven have been younger than 50. (For 8 of the hospitalizations, age was not reported.)

In the health district, seven children younger than 10 and eight between 10 and 19 years old have been hospitalized. In the state, 547 younger than 10 have been hospitalized; 625 between 10 and 19 years old have been hospitalized.

VDH data reported here was finalized Wednesday, Oct. 27 at 5 p.m. More information may be found at https://www.vdh.virginia.gov/coronavirus/covid-19-in-virginia/

The Virginia Hospital and Healthcare Association data for Oct. 28 states that 1,155 Virginians are hospitalized with COVID-19. The seven-day average number of hospitalizations (1,211) rose dramatically between July 11 and Sept. 9, but has been declining since Sept. 23.

The VHHA reports that the number of COVID-19 confirmed or COVID-19 suspected patients who are in intensive care units as of Oct. 28 is 307.

Two hundred and fourteen COVID-19 patients are receiving ventilator support.

The VDH and VHHA compile statistics in different ways, so their data does not always match up. For instance, VHHA reported that 71,262 COVID-19 patients have been hospitalized and discharged as of yesterday, but the VDH reports that the total number of Virginians hospitalized since the beginning of the pandemic is 38,644.

Outbreaks

There have been a total of 62 outbreaks in the RRHD since the beginning of the pandemic -- 24 outbreaks in long-term care facilities, 21 outbreaks in congregate settings, four in correctional facilities, three in a healthcare setting, two in a childcare setting, one in a college setting, six in a K-12 setting and one in a gym. The total number of cases attributed to the outbreaks is 1,877.

In the state, there are 1,302 outbreaks being reported in long-term care facilities (resulting in 36,237 cases and 4,470 deaths); 1,954 outbreaks in congregate settings; 303 outbreaks in healthcare settings; 218 in correctional facilities; 149 in college settings; 28 in gyms; 457 in childcare settings and 887 K-12 outbreaks being reported.

There have been a total of 5,298 outbreaks in Virginia since the beginning of the pandemic, according to today’s VDH dashboard.

Rates of transmission

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control ranks counties by level of transmission; Fauquier, as of Thursday morning, is rated “high,” as are most other counties in Virginia. Sixteen Virginia counties are rated “substantial.”

The CDC reevaluates county ratings every afternoon.

The county was rated “moderate” on July 27, substantial on July 29 and high as of July 31, but the rating was changed to “substantial” the afternoon of Aug. 3. The rating was back up to “high” the afternoon of Aug. 4, and has remained there.

Community transmission is based on two metrics – the number of new cases per 100,000 in the last seven days (157.25 for Fauquier) and percent positivity (6.35% for Fauquier) A county is rated “high” if there are more than 100 cases per 100,000 in the last seven days or if the percent positivity is over 10%.

On July 27, the CDC issued guidance recommending that fully vaccinated individuals wear masks when indoors in areas with “substantial to high” transmission. 

Vaccines

As of Oct. 28, 11,401,217 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered to Virginia residents. About 69.7% of the population has been vaccinated with at least one dose; 62.7% of Virginians have been fully vaccinated. In the adult population, 82.8% have been vaccinated with at least one dose; 74.5% are fully vaccinated.

An average 22,796 vaccine doses are being administered daily in the state.

Thus far, about 63% of the county’s residents (all ages combined) have been vaccinated with at least one dose; 57.3% are fully vaccinated (4.7% have received a booster shot). About 75.5% of adults (older than 18) have been vaccinated with at least one dose. The percentage of fully vaccinated adults is 70%. About 6.1% of adults have received a booster shot.

For Virginians between 12 and 17, 67.5% of the population has been vaccinated with at least one dose (59.3% are fully vaccinated, 0.1% have received a booster). Only children between 12 and 17 are eligible for the vaccine. For those 18 and older, 77.8% have received at least one dose of a vaccine (69.9% fully vaccinated, 7.1% have received a booster); for those aged 65 and older, 91.5% have received at least one dose (84.2% fully vaccinated, 20.7% have received a booster).

About 59.3% of Fauquier residents between 12 and 17 have been vaccinated with at least one dose (53.4% fully vaccinated, 0.1% have had boosters); 75.5% of those 18 and older (68.7% fully vaccinated, 6.1% have had boosters) and 90% of those 65 and older (82% fully vaccinated, 17.4% have had boosters).

For Virginians older than 12 (which represents everyone in the state who is eligible to be vaccinated), 77% have received one dose; 69.1% are fully vaccinated and 6.5% have received a booster shot. In Fauquier, 73.9% of the over-12 population has received one dose; 67.1% are fully vaccinated and 5.5% have received booster shots.

The VDH reports that between Jan. 17 and Oct. 16, there have been 43,006 breakthrough cases of COVID-19 in fully vaccinated people (0.8% of vaccinated people); 1,527 fully vaccinated people have been hospitalized (0.029% of vaccinated people), and there have been 491 deaths in fully vaccinated people (0.0094% of fully vaccinated people).

The VDH website says that unvaccinated people have developed COVID-19 at a rate 5.6 times higher than fully vaccinated people, and 2.3 times higher than partially vaccinated people.

The VHH’s vaccine dashboard can be found at https://www.vdh.virginia.gov/coronavirus/covid-19-vaccine-summary

WEDNESDAY, OCT. 27: Fauquier County reported 16 new cases of COVID-19 today, 17 yesterday. The seven-day average of cases is 15. Fauquier has reported 6,955 cases since the beginning of the pandemic.

Daily new cases of COVID-19 in Virginia were tallied at 1,631 today. Yesterday’s total was 1,299 and cases came in at 943 Monday, the first time since July 27 the daily new case number was below 1,000. According to reporting from the Virginia Department of Health, there have been 921,630 total reported cases (236,403 probable) of COVID in Virginia. The seven-day average of new cases in the state is 1,473. It has been dropping since Sept. 14, when it was 3,689.

In the five-county Rappahannock-Rapidan Health District, 1,251 cases of COVID have been reported in children younger than 10 years old; 2,517 have been reported in those 10 to 19. In the state, there have been 58,376 cases in children younger than 10, 111,125 cases in those 10 to 19 years old.

For perspective, in both the state and in the health district, there have been more positive cases in 10 to 19 year olds than there have been in those 60 to 69, or 70 to 79 or over 80. There have been more cases in children 0 to 9 than there have been in those 70 to 79 or over 80, in both the state and the health district.

As of Oct. 27 the seven-day positivity rate for the state (total tests compared to positive tests) is 5.9%; it has been decreasing since Sept. 9. In the Rappahannock-Rapidan Health District, the positivity rating is 10.1%. The Centers for Disease Control reports that the positivity rating for Fauquier County is at 8.12% as of Oct. 26.

Fauquier County School Division

Local schools opened for five-day-a-week, in-person learning on Aug. 11. As of the morning of Oct. 27, 432 positive cases of COVID-19 have been reported in the school system. The total includes 311 students and 121 staff members.

There are currently 38 active cases of COVID-19, 29 students and nine staffers.

People stay on the active list for 10 days after first reporting an infection.

Since the beginning of school, no “outbreaks” have been reported in the school division; one was recorded over the summer at a school-sponsored camp.

School spokeswoman Tara Helkowski reported that, as of Oct. 21, because of contact with positive cases, 108 students are currently quarantining – 24 fewer than last week. Two staff members are quarantining. Superintendent of Schools David Jeck said Aug. 31 that the overwhelming majority of students (95%) who have quarantined have tested negative for COVID-19.

There were 191 positive cases of COVID-19 during the 2020-21 school year, 97 in students and 94 in staff members.

The list provided below outlines total cases since the first day of school. (Active cases are noted if the number is different from the total cases.)

High schools

  • 22 at Fauquier High School (one each on Aug. 16, Aug. 18, Aug. 19, Aug. 23, Aug. 24, Aug. 25, Aug 26, Sept. 9, Sept. 10, 3 on Sept. 13, 1 on Sept. 15, 3 on Sept 16, 1 on Sept. 17, 2 on Sept. 20, 1 on Sept. 21, 1 on Sept. 24 and 1 on Oct. 12). There is 1 active case.
  • 30 at Kettle Run High School (Aug. 20, 2 on Aug. 23, 1 on Aug. 25, 2 on Aug. 26, 1 on Aug. 27, 1 on Sept. 1, 2 on Sept. 2, 2 on Sept. 3, 1 on Sept. 7, 1 on Sept. 10, 1 on Sept. 17, 1 on Sept. 23, 1 on Sept. 24, 1 on Sept. 28 and 1 on Sept. 30, 2 on Oct. 1, 1 on Oct. 4, 1 on Oct. 5, 1 on Oct. 6, 1 on Oct. 7, 1 on Oct. 12, 3 on Oct. 15, 1 on Oct. 18 and 1 on Oct. 21) There are 6 active cases.
  • 63 at Liberty High School (3 on Aug. 16, 3 Aug. 18, 1 on Aug. 19, 5 on Aug. 23, 6 on Aug. 24, 2 on Aug. 25, 2 on Aug. 26, 3 on Aug. 27, 10 on Aug. 30, 1 on Sept. 1 and 4 on Sept. 7, 4 on Sept. 8, 2 on Sept. 9, 1 on Sept. 10, 3 on Sept. 17, 1 on Sept. 20, 1 on Sept. 27, 1 on Sept. 28, 1 on Sept. 29, 1 on Sept. 30, 1 on Oct. 1, 1 on Oct. 4, 1 on Oct. 5, 1 on Oct. 7 and 1 on Oct. 12, 1 on Oct. 15 and 1 on Oct. 26) There are 3 active cases.
  • 2 at Southeastern Alternative School (Aug. 23 and Oct. 7) There are no active cases.

Middle schools

  • 13 at Auburn Middle School (2 on Aug. 18, 1 on Aug. 26, 1 on Sept. 1, 1 on Sept. 7, 2 on Sept. 13, 1 on Sept. 27, 1 on Sept. 30, 1 on Oct. 1, 1 on Oct. 19 and 2 on Oct. 22) There are 3 active cases.
  • 28 at Cedar Lee Middle School (Aug. 18 and Aug. 20, 3 on Aug. 24, 1 on Aug. 25, 2 on Aug. 26, 3 on Aug. 30, 1 on Aug. 31, 3 on Sept. 2, 1 on Sept. 10, 1 on Sept. 14, 1 on Sept. 20, 2 on Sept. 24, 1 on Sept. 29, 1 on Oct. 7, 2 on Oct. 12, 1 on Oct. 19, 1 on Oct. 22 and 2 on Oct. 25) There are 6 active cases.
  • 9 at Marshall Middle School (2 on Aug 27, 1 on Sept. 3, 1 on Sept. 10, 1 on Sept. 20, 1 on Sept. 24, 1 on Sept. 27, 1 on Oct.1 and 1 on Oct. 5) There are no active cases.
  • 11 at Taylor Middle School (one each Aug. 18, Aug. 19, 2 on Aug. 20, 2 on Aug. 23 and 1 on Aug. 25, 1 on Sept. 1, 1 on Sept. 3, 1 on Sept. 7 and 1 on Oct. 6) There are no active cases.
  • 8 at Warrenton Middle School (Sept. 3 and Sept. 13, 2 on Sept. 17, 1 on Sept. 23, 1 on Oct. 4, 1 on Oct. 6 and 1 on Oct. 12) There is 1 active case.

Elementary schools

  • 4 cases at Bradley Elementary School (on Aug. 23, Aug. 25, Sept. 17 and 1 on Oct. 1) There are no active cases.
  • 5 cases at Brumfield Elementary (2 on Aug. 17, 2 on Aug. 23 and 1 on Sept. 1) There are no active cases.
  • 4 cases at Coleman Elementary (Sept. 3 and Sept. 14 and 2 on Oct. 4) There are no active cases.
  • 16 at Greenville Elementary (1 reported Aug. 13, 1 on Aug. 16, 1 on Aug. 20, 2 on Aug. 23, 3 on Aug. 24, 1 on Oct. 1, 3 on Oct. 4, 3 on Oct. 7 and 1 on Oct. 13) There is 1 active case.
  • 34 at Miller Elementary (1 each Aug. 16 and 17, 2 on Aug. 18, 1 on Aug. 19, 2 on Aug. 23, 2 on Aug. 24, 1 on Aug. 25, 5 on Aug. 27, 3 on Aug. 30, 3 on Aug. 31, 1 on Sept. 8, 1 on Sept. 9, 2 on Sept. 16, 1 on Sept. 20, 2 on Sept. 21, 1 on Sept. 22 and 1 on Sept. 27, 3 on Sept. 29 and 1 on Oct. 12) There is 1 active case.
  • 11 at Pearson Elementary School (Aug. 18, 4 on Aug. 27, 1 on Sept. 7 and 1 on Sept. 10, 1 on Oct. 1, 1 on Oct. 6, 1 on Oct. 15 and 1 on Oct. 21) There are 2 active cases.
  • 2 at Pierce Elementary School (Aug. 27 and Sept. 17) There are no active cases.
  • 5 at Ritchie Elementary School (Aug. 20, Sept. 21, Oct. 12, Oct. 14 and 1 one Oct. 18) There are 3 active cases.
  • 18 students at Smith Elementary School (1 reported Aug. 13, 2 on Aug. 15, 1 on Aug. 19, 2 on Aug. 23, 1 on Sept. 3, 2 on Sept. 7, 1 on Sept. 9, 1 on Sept. 16, 1 on Sept. 27 and 1 on Oct. 4, 2 on Oct. 5, 2 on Oct. 7 and 1 on Oct. 20) There is 1 active case.
  • 2 at Thompson Elementary (Sept. 14 and Oct. 5) There are no active cases.
  • 24 at Walter Elementary (2 on Aug. 18, 4 on Aug. 23, 1 on Aug. 24, 1 on Aug. 25, 2 on Aug. 26, 1 on Aug. 27, 4 on Aug. 30, 4 on Sept. 1, 1 on Sept. 10, 1 on Sept. 13, 1 on Sept. 17 and 1 on Oct. 21) There is 1 active case.

Staff members testing positive include:

  • 4 at Fauquier High School (Aug. 26, 1 on Sept. 3, 1 on Sept. 24 and 1 on Oct. 8) There are no active cases.
  • 7 at Kettle Run High School (2 on Aug. 25, 1 on Aug. 27, 1 on Aug. 31, 1 on Sept. 3 1 on Sept. 15 and 1 on Oct. 8) There are no active cases.
  • 14 at Liberty High (Aug. 18 and Aug. 27, Aug. 30, 1 on Sept. 8, on Sept. 9 and 1 on Sept. 10, 1 on Sept. 22, 1 on Sept. 2, 1 on Oct. 1, 1 on Oct. 4 and 1 on Oct. 25) There is 1 active case.
  • 8 at Auburn Middle School (on Aug. 17, 2 on Sept. 1, 3 on Sept. 3, 1 on Sept. 7, 1 on Sept. 10, 1 on Sept. 17, 1 on Sept. 20 and 1 on Sept. 22) There are no active cases.
  • 4 at Cedar Lee Middle (Aug. 25, Sept. 8 and 1 on Sept. 29) There are no active cases.
  • 1 at Marshall Middle School (Sept. 16) There are no active cases.
  • 9 at Taylor Middle (one on Aug. 17, 3 on Aug. 24, 1 on Aug. 27, 1 on Aug. 31, 1 on Sept. 2, 1 on Sept. 3 and 1 on Sept. 13) There is 1 active case.
  • 2 at Warrenton Middle (2 on Sept. 1) There are no active cases.
  • 6 at Bradley Elementary (Aug. 17 and Aug. 27, Sept. 1, 1 on Sept. 9, 1 on Sept. 14 and 1 on Sept. 29) There are no active cases.
  • 4 at Brumfield Elementary (Aug. 20, 2 on Aug. 27 and 1 on Sept. 1) There are no active cases.
  • 3 at Coleman Elementary (Sept. 13 and Oct. 4) There are no active cases.
  • 9 at Greenville Elementary (Aug. 24, Aug. 26, 2 on Aug. 27, 1 on Sept. 13, 1 on Sept. 29, 1 on Oct. 5 and 2 on Oct. 22) There are 2 active cases.
  • 9 at Miller Elementary (Aug. 17, Aug. 25, Aug. 27, 1 on Aug. 31, 1 on Sept. 3, 1 on Sept. 14, 1 on Sept. 17 and 1 on Oct. 15) There is 1 active case.
  • 3 cases at Pearson Elementary (Sept. 22, Sept. 24 and 1 on Oct. 8) There are no active cases.
  • 2 at Pierce Elementary (Sept. 17 and Sept. 27) There are no active cases.
  • 2 at Ritchie Elementary (Aug. 27 and Oct. 25) There is 1 active case.
  • 1 at Smith Elementary (Sept. 1) There is 1 active case.
  • 4 at Walter Elementary (Aug. 20, Aug. 26, Aug. 30 and Sept. 1) There are no active cases.
  • 29 staff members at the school division’s central offices (2 on Aug. 24, 1 on Aug. 26, 1 on Aug. 27, 3 on Aug. 30 and 1 on Aug. 31 and 2 on Sept. 1, 1 on Sept. 2, 1 on Sept. 8, 1 on Sept. 9, 5 on Sept. 10, 2 on Sept. 15 and 1 on Sept. 21, 2 on Sept. 22, 1 on Sept. 29, 1 on Oct. 1, 1 on Oct. 8, 2 on Oct. 12 and 1 on Oct. 19) There are 3 active cases.

Deaths

Fauquier reported two COVID-19 fatalities Oct. 19, in addition to one on Oct. 13; the county also reported a death on Friday, Oct. 8. The county has reported a total of 85 COVID-19 related deaths since the start of the pandemic, including nine in September.

The VDH does not report demographic data at the county level, but in the RRHD, of the 253 COVID-19 deaths reported in the RRHD so far, 106 have been in residents older than 80. There have been 70 deaths in those 70 to 79 years old, 35 deaths in those 60 to 69, and 33 deaths in those younger than 59. (For nine of the deaths, no age was reported.)

In the RRHD, one person between the ages of 10 and 19 has died and a child between 0 and 9 has died. In the state, six children between 0 and 9 have died from COVID-19; nine between 10 to 19 have died.

Wednesday, the VDH reported 34 COVID-19 deaths in Virginia. The total number of COVID-19 related deaths in Virginia is listed as 13,827 (2,209 probable).

The seven-day average of COVID-19 deaths in the state is 35. Throughout July, the seven-day average of deaths was fewer than five. It started to rise in mid-August.

Hospitalizations

Fauquier County reported two new COVID-19 hospitalizations Oct. 21, one on Oct. 22 and one on Oct. 24; the total for October is 25; 37 hospitalizations were reported in September, 25 in August. The county has reported 289 since the beginning of the pandemic.

Sarah Cubbage, spokeswoman for Fauquier Hospital, said Oct. 25 that the hospital is consistently treating about 10 COVID-19 patients in the hospital.

The state added 69 new hospitalizations Tuesday and Wednesday. According to the VDH, the total number of hospitalizations in the state is 38,535 (2,203 probable).

The seven-day average of new hospitalizations is 58.

In Wednesday’s updated data from the RRHD, of the 707 people hospitalized, 127 have been older than 80 years old; 136 have been 70 to 79 years old; 136 have been between 60 and 69 years old and 133 have been between 50 and 59. One hundred and sixty-seven have been younger than 50. (For 9 of the hospitalizations, age was not reported.)

In the health district, seven children younger than 10 and eight between 10 and 19 years old have been hospitalized. In the state, 541 younger than 10 have been hospitalized; 624 between 10 and 19 years old have been hospitalized.

VDH data reported here was finalized Tuesday, Oct. 26 at 5 p.m. More information may be found at https://www.vdh.virginia.gov/coronavirus/covid-19-in-virginia/

The Virginia Hospital and Healthcare Association data for Oct. 27 states that 1,175 Virginians are hospitalized with COVID-19. The seven-day average number of hospitalizations (1,223) rose dramatically between July 11 and Sept. 9, but has been declining since Sept. 23.

The VHHA reports that the number of COVID-19 confirmed or COVID-19 suspected patients who are in intensive care units as of Oct. 27 is 315.

Two hundred and thirteen COVID-19 patients are receiving ventilator support.

The VDH and VHHA compile statistics in different ways, so their data does not always match up. For instance, VHHA reported that 71,151 COVID-19 patients have been hospitalized and discharged as of yesterday, but the VDH reports that the total number of Virginians hospitalized since the beginning of the pandemic is 38,535.

Outbreaks

There have been a total of 62 outbreaks in the RRHD since the beginning of the pandemic -- 24 outbreaks in long-term care facilities, 21 outbreaks in congregate settings, four in correctional facilities, three in a healthcare setting, two in a childcare setting, one in a college setting, six in a K-12 setting and one in a gym. The total number of cases attributed to the outbreaks is 1,877.

In the state, there are 1,301 outbreaks being reported in long-term care facilities (resulting in 36,199 cases and 4,460 deaths); 1,952 outbreaks in congregate settings; 303 outbreaks in healthcare settings; 217 in correctional facilities; 149 in college settings; 28 in gyms; 457 in childcare settings and 886 K-12 outbreaks being reported.

There have been a total of 5,293 outbreaks in Virginia since the beginning of the pandemic, according to today’s VDH dashboard.

Rates of transmission

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control ranks counties by level of transmission; Fauquier, as of Tuesday morning, is rated “high,” as are most other counties in Virginia. Clarke, Loudoun, Fairfax, Arlington, Richmond, Northampton, Gloucester, Hampton City, Goochland, Sussex, Montgomery,  Matthews, Virginia Beach, Norfolk City and Danville counties are rated “substantial.” Lancaster County is rated “moderate.”

The CDC reevaluates county ratings every afternoon.

The county was rated “moderate” on July 27, substantial on July 29 and high as of July 31, but the rating was changed to “substantial” the afternoon of Aug. 3. The rating was back up to “high” the afternoon of Aug. 4, and has remained there.

Community transmission is based on two metrics – the number of new cases per 100,000 in the last seven days (146.02 for Fauquier) and percent positivity (8.12% for Fauquier) A county is rated “high” if there are more than 100 cases per 100,000 in the last seven days or if the percent positivity is over 10%.

On July 27, the CDC issued guidance recommending that fully vaccinated individuals wear masks when indoors in areas with “substantial to high” transmission. 

Vaccines

The data below is as of Oct. 26.

As of Oct. 26, 11,299,720 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered to Virginia residents. About 69.5% of the population has been vaccinated with at least one dose; 62.5% of Virginians have been fully vaccinated. In the adult population, 82.5% have been vaccinated with at least one dose; 74.3% are fully vaccinated.

An average 18,663 vaccine doses are being administered daily in the state.

Thus far, about 62.9% of the county’s residents (all ages combined) have been vaccinated with at least one dose; 57.2% are fully vaccinated (4% have received a booster shot). About 75.3% of adults (older than 18) have been vaccinated with at least one dose. The percentage of fully vaccinated adults is 68.5%. About 5.2% of adults have received a booster shot.

For Virginians between 12 and 17, 67.4% of the population has been vaccinated with at least one dose (59.1% are fully vaccinated, 0.1% have received a booster). Only children between 12 and 17 are eligible for the vaccine. For those 18 and older, 77.6% have received at least one dose of a vaccine (69.9% fully vaccinated, 6% have received a booster); for those aged 65 and older, 91.1% have received at least one dose (84.2% fully vaccinated, 17.5% have received a booster).

About 59.2% of Fauquier residents between 12 and 17 have been vaccinated with at least one dose (53.3% fully vaccinated, 0.1% have had boosters); 75.3% of those 18 and older (68.5% fully vaccinated, 5.2% have had boosters) and 89.7% of those 65 and older (81.9% fully vaccinated, 14.4% have had boosters).

For Virginians older than 12 (which represents everyone in the state who is eligible to be vaccinated), 76.7% have received one dose; 68.9% are fully vaccinated and 5.5% have received a booster shot. In Fauquier, 73.7% of the over-12 population has received one dose; 67% are fully vaccinated and 4.6% have received booster shots.

The VDH reports that between Jan. 17 and Oct. 16, there have been 43,006 breakthrough cases of COVID-19 in fully vaccinated people (0.8% of vaccinated people); 1,527 fully vaccinated people have been hospitalized (0.029% of vaccinated people), and there have been 491 deaths in fully vaccinated people (0.0094% of fully vaccinated people).

The VDH website says that unvaccinated people have developed COVID-19 at a rate 5.6 times higher than fully vaccinated people, and 2.3 times higher than partially vaccinated people.

The VHH’s vaccine dashboard can be found at https://www.vdh.virginia.gov/coronavirus/covid-19-vaccine-summary

TUESDAY, OCT. 26: Fauquier County reported 17 new cases of COVID-19 today. The seven-day average of cases is 16. Fauquier has reported 6,939 cases since the beginning of the pandemic.

Daily new cases of COVID-19 in Virginia were tallied at 1,299 today. Cases came in at 943 Monday, the first time since July 27 the daily new case number was below 1,000. According to reporting from the Virginia Department of Health, there have been 919,000 total reported cases (236,032 probable) of COVID in Virginia. The seven-day average of new cases in the state is 1,500. It has been dropping since Sept. 14, when it was 3,689.

In the five-county Rappahannock-Rapidan Health District, 1,244 cases of COVID have been reported in children younger than 10 years old; 2,507 have been reported in those 10 to 19. In the state, there have been 58,164 cases in children younger than 10, 110,858 cases in those 10 to 19 years old.

For perspective, in both the state and in the health district, there have been more positive cases in 10 to 19 year olds than there have been in those 60 to 69, or 70 to 79 or over 80. There have been more cases in children 0 to 9 than there have been in those 70 to 79 or over 80, in both the state and the health district.

As of Oct. 25 the seven-day positivity rate for the state (total tests compared to positive tests) is 6.2%; it has been decreasing since Sept. 9. In the Rappahannock-Rapidan Health District, the positivity rating is 10.5%. The Centers for Disease Control reports that the positivity rating for Fauquier County is at 9.19% as of Oct. 26.

Fauquier County School Division

Local schools opened for five-day-a-week, in-person learning on Aug. 11. As of the morning of Oct. 27, 431 positive cases of COVID-19 have been reported in the school system. The total includes 310 students and 121 staff members.

There are currently 37 active cases of COVID-19, 28 students and nine staffers.

People stay on the active list for 10 days after first reporting an infection.

Since the beginning of school, no “outbreaks” have been reported in the school division; one was recorded over the summer at a school-sponsored camp.

School spokeswoman Tara Helkowski reported that, as of Oct. 21, because of contact with positive cases, 108 students are currently quarantining – 24 fewer than last week. Two staff members are quarantining. Superintendent of Schools David Jeck said Aug. 31 that the overwhelming majority of students (95%) who have quarantined have tested negative for COVID-19.

There were 191 positive cases of COVID-19 during the 2020-21 school year, 97 in students and 94 in staff members.

The list provided below outlines total cases since the first day of school. (Active cases are noted if the number is different from the total cases.)

High schools

  • 22 at Fauquier High School (one each on Aug. 16, Aug. 18, Aug. 19, Aug. 23, Aug. 24, Aug. 25, Aug 26, Sept. 9, Sept. 10, 3 on Sept. 13, 1 on Sept. 15, 3 on Sept 16, 1 on Sept. 17, 2 on Sept. 20, 1 on Sept. 21, 1 on Sept. 24 and 1 on Oct. 12). There is 1 active case.
  • 30 at Kettle Run High School (Aug. 20, 2 on Aug. 23, 1 on Aug. 25, 2 on Aug. 26, 1 on Aug. 27, 1 on Sept. 1, 2 on Sept. 2, 2 on Sept. 3, 1 on Sept. 7, 1 on Sept. 10, 1 on Sept. 17, 1 on Sept. 23, 1 on Sept. 24, 1 on Sept. 28 and 1 on Sept. 30, 2 on Oct. 1, 1 on Oct. 4, 1 on Oct. 5, 1 on Oct. 6, 1 on Oct. 7, 1 on Oct. 12, 3 on Oct. 15, 1 on Oct. 18 and 1 on Oct. 21) There are 6 active cases.
  • 62 at Liberty High School (3 on Aug. 16, 3 Aug. 18, 1 on Aug. 19, 5 on Aug. 23, 6 on Aug. 24, 2 on Aug. 25, 2 on Aug. 26, 3 on Aug. 27, 10 on Aug. 30, 1 on Sept. 1 and 4 on Sept. 7, 4 on Sept. 8, 2 on Sept. 9, 1 on Sept. 10, 3 on Sept. 17, 1 on Sept. 20, 1 on Sept. 27, 1 on Sept. 28, 1 on Sept. 29, 1 on Sept. 30, 1 on Oct. 1, 1 on Oct. 4, 1 on Oct. 5, 1 on Oct. 7 and 1 on Oct. 12 and 1 on Oct. 15) There are 2 active cases.
  • 2 at Southeastern Alternative School (Aug. 23 and Oct. 7) There are no active cases.

Middle schools

  • 13 at Auburn Middle School (2 on Aug. 18, 1 on Aug. 26, 1 on Sept. 1, 1 on Sept. 7, 2 on Sept. 13, 1 on Sept. 27, 1 on Sept. 30, 1 on Oct. 1, 1 on Oct. 19 and 2 on Oct. 22) There are 3 active cases.
  • 28 at Cedar Lee Middle School (Aug. 18 and Aug. 20, 3 on Aug. 24, 1 on Aug. 25, 2 on Aug. 26, 3 on Aug. 30, 1 on Aug. 31, 3 on Sept. 2, 1 on Sept. 10, 1 on Sept. 14, 1 on Sept. 20, 2 on Sept. 24, 1 on Sept. 29, 1 on Oct. 7, 2 on Oct. 12, 1 on Oct. 19, 1 on Oct. 22 and 2 on Oct. 25) There are 6 active cases.
  • 9 at Marshall Middle School (2 on Aug 27, 1 on Sept. 3, 1 on Sept. 10, 1 on Sept. 20, 1 on Sept. 24, 1 on Sept. 27, 1 on Oct.1 and 1 on Oct. 5) There are no active cases.
  • 11 at Taylor Middle School (one each Aug. 18, Aug. 19, 2 on Aug. 20, 2 on Aug. 23 and 1 on Aug. 25, 1 on Sept. 1, 1 on Sept. 3, 1 on Sept. 7 and 1 on Oct. 6) There are no active cases.
  • 8 at Warrenton Middle School (Sept. 3 and Sept. 13, 2 on Sept. 17, 1 on Sept. 23, 1 on Oct. 4, 1 on Oct. 6 and 1 on Oct. 12) There is 1 active case.

Elementary schools

  • 4 cases at Bradley Elementary School (on Aug. 23, Aug. 25, Sept. 17 and 1 on Oct. 1) There are no active cases.
  • 5 cases at Brumfield Elementary (2 on Aug. 17, 2 on Aug. 23 and 1 on Sept. 1) There are no active cases.
  • 4 cases at Coleman Elementary (Sept. 3 and Sept. 14 and 2 on Oct. 4) There are no active cases.
  • 16 at Greenville Elementary (1 reported Aug. 13, 1 on Aug. 16, 1 on Aug. 20, 2 on Aug. 23, 3 on Aug. 24, 1 on Oct. 1, 3 on Oct. 4, 3 on Oct. 7 and 1 on Oct. 13) There is 1 active case.
  • 34 at Miller Elementary (1 each Aug. 16 and 17, 2 on Aug. 18, 1 on Aug. 19, 2 on Aug. 23, 2 on Aug. 24, 1 on Aug. 25, 5 on Aug. 27, 3 on Aug. 30, 3 on Aug. 31, 1 on Sept. 8, 1 on Sept. 9, 2 on Sept. 16, 1 on Sept. 20, 2 on Sept. 21, 1 on Sept. 22 and 1 on Sept. 27, 3 on Sept. 29 and 1 on Oct. 12) There is 1 active case.
  • 11 at Pearson Elementary School (Aug. 18, 4 on Aug. 27, 1 on Sept. 7 and 1 on Sept. 10, 1 on Oct. 1, 1 on Oct. 6, 1 on Oct. 15 and 1 on Oct. 21) There are 2 active cases.
  • 2 at Pierce Elementary School (Aug. 27 and Sept. 17) There are no active cases.
  • 5 at Ritchie Elementary School (Aug. 20, Sept. 21, Oct. 12, Oct. 14 and 1 one Oct. 18) There are 3 active cases.
  • 18 students at Smith Elementary School (1 reported Aug. 13, 2 on Aug. 15, 1 on Aug. 19, 2 on Aug. 23, 1 on Sept. 3, 2 on Sept. 7, 1 on Sept. 9, 1 on Sept. 16, 1 on Sept. 27 and 1 on Oct. 4, 2 on Oct. 5, 2 on Oct. 7 and 1 on Oct. 20) There is 1 active case.
  • 2 at Thompson Elementary (Sept. 14 and Oct. 5) There are no active cases.
  • 24 at Walter Elementary (2 on Aug. 18, 4 on Aug. 23, 1 on Aug. 24, 1 on Aug. 25, 2 on Aug. 26, 1 on Aug. 27, 4 on Aug. 30, 4 on Sept. 1, 1 on Sept. 10, 1 on Sept. 13, 1 on Sept. 17 and 1 on Oct. 21) There is 1 active case.

Staff members testing positive include:

  • 4 at Fauquier High School (Aug. 26, 1 on Sept. 3, 1 on Sept. 24 and 1 on Oct. 8) There are no active cases.
  • 7 at Kettle Run High School (2 on Aug. 25, 1 on Aug. 27, 1 on Aug. 31, 1 on Sept. 3 1 on Sept. 15 and 1 on Oct. 8) There are no active cases.
  • 14 at Liberty High (Aug. 18 and Aug. 27, Aug. 30, 1 on Sept. 8, on Sept. 9 and 1 on Sept. 10, 1 on Sept. 22, 1 on Sept. 2, 1 on Oct. 1, 1 on Oct. 4 and 1 on Oct. 25) There is 1 active case.
  • 8 at Auburn Middle School (on Aug. 17, 2 on Sept. 1, 3 on Sept. 3, 1 on Sept. 7, 1 on Sept. 10, 1 on Sept. 17, 1 on Sept. 20 and 1 on Sept. 22) There are no active cases.
  • 4 at Cedar Lee Middle (Aug. 25, Sept. 8 and 1 on Sept. 29) There are no active cases.
  • 1 at Marshall Middle School (Sept. 16) There are no active cases.
  • 9 at Taylor Middle (one on Aug. 17, 3 on Aug. 24, 1 on Aug. 27, 1 on Aug. 31, 1 on Sept. 2, 1 on Sept. 3 and 1 on Sept. 13) There is 1 active case.
  • 2 at Warrenton Middle (2 on Sept. 1) There are no active cases.
  • 6 at Bradley Elementary (Aug. 17 and Aug. 27, Sept. 1, 1 on Sept. 9, 1 on Sept. 14 and 1 on Sept. 29) There are no active cases.
  • 4 at Brumfield Elementary (Aug. 20, 2 on Aug. 27 and 1 on Sept. 1) There are no active cases.
  • 3 at Coleman Elementary (Sept. 13 and Oct. 4) There are no active cases.
  • 9 at Greenville Elementary (Aug. 24, Aug. 26, 2 on Aug. 27, 1 on Sept. 13, 1 on Sept. 29, 1 on Oct. 5 and 2 on Oct. 22) There are 2 active cases.
  • 9 at Miller Elementary (Aug. 17, Aug. 25, Aug. 27, 1 on Aug. 31, 1 on Sept. 3, 1 on Sept. 14, 1 on Sept. 17 and 1 on Oct. 15) There is 1 active case.
  • 3 cases at Pearson Elementary (Sept. 22, Sept. 24 and 1 on Oct. 8) There are no active cases.
  • 2 at Pierce Elementary (Sept. 17 and Sept. 27) There are no active cases.
  • 2 at Ritchie Elementary (Aug. 27 and Oct. 25) There is 1 active case.
  • 1 at Smith Elementary (Sept. 1) There is 1 active case.
  • 4 at Walter Elementary (Aug. 20, Aug. 26, Aug. 30 and Sept. 1) There are no active cases.
  • 29 staff members at the school division’s central offices (2 on Aug. 24, 1 on Aug. 26, 1 on Aug. 27, 3 on Aug. 30 and 1 on Aug. 31 and 2 on Sept. 1, 1 on Sept. 2, 1 on Sept. 8, 1 on Sept. 9, 5 on Sept. 10, 2 on Sept. 15 and 1 on Sept. 21, 2 on Sept. 22, 1 on Sept. 29, 1 on Oct. 1, 1 on Oct. 8, 2 on Oct. 12 and 1 on Oct. 19) There are 3 active cases.

Deaths

On Oct. 19, for the first time in the local health district, the death of a child between 0 and 9 was reported. April Achter, population coordinator for the RRHD, said, “We are heartbroken.”

She stressed, “since children are not able to be vaccinated, the best way to prevent deaths is to create a bubble around them of vaccinated people.”

In the RRHD, one person between the ages of 10 and 19 has died.

In the state, six children between 0 and 9 have died from COVID-19; nine between 10 to 19 have died.

Fauquier reported two COVID-19 fatalities Oct. 19, in addition to one on Oct. 13; the county also reported a death on Friday, Oct. 8. The county has reported a total of 85 COVID-19 related deaths since the start of the pandemic, including nine in September.

The VDH does not report demographic data at the county level, but in the RRHD, of the 251 COVID-19 deaths reported in the RRHD so far, 105 have been in residents older than 80. There have been 69 deaths in those 70 to 79 years old, 35 deaths in those 60 to 69, and 33 deaths in those younger than 59. (For nine of the deaths, no age was reported.)

Tuesday, the VDH reported 48 COVID-19 deaths in Virginia. The total number of COVID-19 related deaths in Virginia is listed as 13,793 (2,212 probable).

The seven-day average of COVID-19 deaths in the state is 36. Throughout July, the seven-day average of deaths was fewer than five. It started to rise in mid-August.

Hospitalizations

Fauquier County reported two new COVID-19 hospitalizations Oct. 21, one on Oct. 22 and one on Oct. 24; the total for October is 25; 37 hospitalizations were reported in September, 25 in August. The county has reported 289 since the beginning of the pandemic.

Sarah Cubbage, spokeswoman for Fauquier Hospital, said Oct. 25 that the hospital is consistently treating about 10 COVID-19 patients in the hospital.

The state added 69 new hospitalizations Tuesday. According to the VDH, the total number of hospitalizations in the state is 38,466 (2,195 probable).

The seven-day average of new hospitalizations is 61.

In Tuesday’s updated data from the RRHD, of the 707 people hospitalized, 127 have been older than 80 years old; 136 have been 70 to 79 years old; 136 have been between 60 and 69 years old and 133 have been between 50 and 59. One hundred and sixty-seven have been younger than 50. (For 9 of the hospitalizations, age was not reported.)

In the health district, seven children younger than 10 and eight between 10 and 19 years old have been hospitalized. In the state, 539 younger than 10 have been hospitalized; 624 between 10 and 19 years old have been hospitalized.

VDH data reported here was finalized Monday, Oct. 25 at 5 p.m. More information may be found at https://www.vdh.virginia.gov/coronavirus/covid-19-in-virginia/

The Virginia Hospital and Healthcare Association data for Oct. 26 states that 1,202 Virginians are hospitalized with COVID-19. The seven-day average number of hospitalizations (1,255) rose dramatically between July 11 and Sept. 9, but has been declining since Sept. 23.

The VHHA reports that the number of COVID-19 confirmed or COVID-19 suspected patients who are in intensive care units as of Oct. 25 is 307.

Two hundred and nineteen COVID-19 patients are receiving ventilator support.

The VDH and VHHA compile statistics in different ways, so their data does not always match up. For instance, VHHA reported that 71,078 COVID-19 patients have been hospitalized and discharged as of yesterday, but the VDH reports that the total number of Virginians hospitalized since the beginning of the pandemic is 38,466.

Outbreaks

Virginia COVID-19 outbreaks by category Oct. 26, 2021

Virginia COVID-19 outbreaks by category

There have been a total of 62 outbreaks in the RRHD since the beginning of the pandemic -- 24 outbreaks in long-term care facilities, 21 outbreaks in congregate settings, four in correctional facilities, three in a healthcare setting, two in a childcare setting, one in a college setting, six in a K-12 setting and one in a gym. The total number of cases attributed to the outbreaks is 1,877.

In the state, there are 1,300 outbreaks being reported in long-term care facilities (resulting in 36,176 cases and 4,461 deaths); 1,950 outbreaks in congregate settings; 302 outbreaks in healthcare settings; 217 in correctional facilities; 149 in college settings; 458 in childcare settings and 882 K-12 outbreaks being reported. A new category called “gym” was added recently. According to the VDH data, there have been 28 outbreaks (223 cases) in gyms since the beginning of the pandemic.

There have been a total of 5,286 outbreaks in Virginia since the beginning of the pandemic, according to today’s VDH dashboard.

Rates of transmission

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control ranks counties by level of transmission; Fauquier, as of Monday morning, is rated “high,” as are all the other counties in Virginia except Loudoun, Fairfax, Arlington, Charles City, Matthews, Virginia Beach, Norfolk City and Lancaster counties (These are rated “substantial.”) 

The CDC reevaluates county ratings every afternoon.

The county was rated “moderate” on July 27, substantial on July 29 and high as of July 31, but the rating was changed to “substantial” the afternoon of Aug. 3. The rating was back up to “high” the afternoon of Aug. 4, and has remained there.

Community transmission is based on two metrics – the number of new cases per 100,000 in the last seven days (150.23 for Fauquier) and percent positivity (9.19% for Fauquier) A county is rated “high” if there are more than 100 cases per 100,000 in the last seven days or if the percent positivity is over 10%.

On July 27, the CDC issued guidance recommending that fully vaccinated individuals wear masks when indoors in areas with “substantial to high” transmission. 

Vaccines

The data below is as of Oct. 24.

As of Oct. 24, 11,248,991 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered to Virginia residents. About 69.4% of the population has been vaccinated with at least one dose; 62.4% of Virginians have been fully vaccinated. In the adult population, 82.3% have been vaccinated with at least one dose; 74.2% are fully vaccinated.

An average 18,964 vaccine doses are being administered daily in the state.

Thus far, about 62.8% of the county’s residents (all ages combined) have been vaccinated with at least one dose; 57.1% are fully vaccinated (3.7% have received a booster shot). About 75.2% of adults (older than 18) have been vaccinated with at least one dose. The percentage of fully vaccinated adults is 68.4%. About 4.8% of adults have received a booster shot.

For Virginians between 12 and 17, 67.3% of the population has been vaccinated with at least one dose (59% are fully vaccinated, 0.1% have received a booster). Only children between 12 and 17 are eligible for the vaccine. For those 18 and older, 77.4% have received at least one dose of a vaccine (69.8% fully vaccinated, 5.6% have received a booster); for those aged 65 and older, 91% have received at least one dose (84.1% fully vaccinated, 16.2% have received a booster).

About 59.1% of Fauquier residents between 12 and 17 have been vaccinated with at least one dose (53.3% fully vaccinated, 0.1% have had boosters); 75.2% of those 18 and older (68.4% fully vaccinated, 4.8% have had boosters) and 89.6% of those 65 and older (81.8% fully vaccinated, 13.4% have had boosters).

For Virginians older than 12 (which represents everyone in the state who is eligible to be vaccinated), 76.6% have received one dose; 68.8% are fully vaccinated and 5.1% have received a booster shot. In Fauquier, 73.6% of the over-12 population has received one dose; 66.9% are fully vaccinated and 4.3% have received booster shots.

The VDH reports that between Jan. 17 and Oct. 16, there have been 43,006 breakthrough cases of COVID-19 in fully vaccinated people (0.8% of vaccinated people); 1,527 fully vaccinated people have been hospitalized (0.029% of vaccinated people), and there have been 491 deaths in fully vaccinated people (0.0094% of fully vaccinated people).

The VDH website says that unvaccinated people have developed COVID-19 at a rate 5.6 times higher than fully vaccinated people, and 2.3 times higher than partially vaccinated people.

The VHH’s vaccine dashboard can be found at https://www.vdh.virginia.gov/coronavirus/covid-19-vaccine-summary

MONDAY, OCT. 25: The Biocomplexity Institute of the University of Virginia provided key takeaways for the week regarding the COVID-19 pandemic as it is progressing in Virginia:

  • Case rates remain high, but are continuing to decline steadily in nearly all districts.
  • Model projections expect continued decline across the board.
  • Vaccine "boosters" may reduce cases even further.
  • Future case growth remains possible if transmission rates mirror those of Winter 2020. At the moment the commonwealth is not following this trajectory.
  • The impact of the flu season remains an unknown. It is possible that a severe flu season, in conjunction with the ongoing COVID pandemic, may push hospitals to near capacity in January of 2022.

The weekly report also addressed the effects of booster shots on immunity: “On Sept. 22, the FDA authorized third dose "boosters" of the Pfizer COVID19 vaccine for people over 65 years of age or with preexisting conditions that put them at higher risk for severe disease. On Oct. 21, the agency authorized boosters for the Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccines. But even before FDA authorization, as early as the start of August, thousands of Virginians were finding extra doses. In fact, the CDC suspected that 1.1 million Americans had obtained a ‘booster’ dose by early August…

“The current estimated statewide population immunity is 65%. This figure includes natural immunity from prior infections, as well as vaccinations, and accounts for the waning of immunity in the time since vaccination or infection. Virginia is doing better than many of its neighbors, but we are not yet at herd immunity levels.

“Considering that it is possible to be co-infected with both COVID19 and the flu, that natural immunity may wane more quickly than previously expected, and that reinfections may be more serious than initial infections, we continue to strongly recommend vaccination for both COVID-19 and influenza, and boosting when eligible. Vaccination and indoor masking are the best tools we have to protect the commonwealth.”

Cases

Fauquier County reported 27 new cases of COVID-19 on Saturday, but only six Sunday and Monday. The seven-day average of cases is 15. Fauquier has reported 6,922 cases since the beginning of the pandemic.

Daily new cases of COVID-19 in Virginia were tallied at 943 Monday, the first time since July 27 the daily new case number came in below 1,000. According to reporting from the Virginia Department of Health, there have been 918,700 total reported cases (235,541 probable) of COVID in Virginia. The seven-day average of new cases in the state is 1,545. It has been dropping since Sept. 14, when it was 3,689.

In the five-county Rappahannock-Rapidan Health District, 1,239 cases of COVID have been reported in children younger than 10 years old; 2,500 have been reported in those 10 to 19. In the state, there have been 57,967 cases in children younger than 10, 110,594 cases in those 10 to 19 years old.

For perspective, in both the state and in the health district, there have been more positive cases in 10 to 19 year olds than there have been in those 60 to 69, or 70 to 79 or over 80. There have been more cases in children 0 to 9 than there have been in those 70 to 79 or over 80, in both the state and the health district.

As of Oct. 25 the seven-day positivity rate for the state (total tests compared to positive tests) is 6.3%; it has been decreasing since Sept. 9. In the Rappahannock-Rapidan Health District, the positivity rating is 10.7%. The Centers for Disease Control reports that the positivity rating for Fauquier County is at 8.64% as of Oct. 25.

Fauquier County School Division

Local schools opened for five-day-a-week, in-person learning on Aug. 11. As of the morning of Oct. 27, 427 positive cases of COVID-19 have been reported in the school system. The total includes 308 students and 119 staff members.

There are currently 33 active cases of COVID-19, 26 students and seven staffers.

People stay on the active list for 10 days after first reporting an infection.

Since the beginning of school, no “outbreaks” have been reported in the school division; one was recorded over the summer at a school-sponsored camp.

School spokeswoman Tara Helkowski reported that, as of Oct. 21, because of contact with positive cases, 108 students are currently quarantining – 24 fewer than last week. Two staff members are quarantining. Superintendent of Schools David Jeck said Aug. 31 that the overwhelming majority of students (95%) who have quarantined have tested negative for COVID-19.

There were 191 positive cases of COVID-19 during the 2020-21 school year, 97 in students and 94 in staff members.

The list provided below outlines total cases since the first day of school. (Active cases are noted if the number is different from the total cases.)

High schools

  • 22 at Fauquier High School (one each on Aug. 16, Aug. 18, Aug. 19, Aug. 23, Aug. 24, Aug. 25, Aug 26, Sept. 9, Sept. 10, 3 on Sept. 13, 1 on Sept. 15, 3 on Sept 16, 1 on Sept. 17, 2 on Sept. 20, 1 on Sept. 21, 1 on Sept. 24 and 1 on Oct. 12). There is 1 active case.
  • 30 at Kettle Run High School (Aug. 20, 2 on Aug. 23, 1 on Aug. 25, 2 on Aug. 26, 1 on Aug. 27, 1 on Sept. 1, 2 on Sept. 2, 2 on Sept. 3, 1 on Sept. 7, 1 on Sept. 10, 1 on Sept. 17, 1 on Sept. 23, 1 on Sept. 24, 1 on Sept. 28 and 1 on Sept. 30, 2 on Oct. 1, 1 on Oct. 4, 1 on Oct. 5, 1 on Oct. 6, 1 on Oct. 7, 1 on Oct. 12, 3 on Oct. 15, 1 on Oct. 18 and 1 on Oct. 21) There are 6 active cases.
  • 62 at Liberty High School (3 on Aug. 16, 3 Aug. 18, 1 on Aug. 19, 5 on Aug. 23, 6 on Aug. 24, 2 on Aug. 25, 2 on Aug. 26, 3 on Aug. 27, 10 on Aug. 30, 1 on Sept. 1 and 4 on Sept. 7, 4 on Sept. 8, 2 on Sept. 9, 1 on Sept. 10, 3 on Sept. 17, 1 on Sept. 20, 1 on Sept. 27, 1 on Sept. 28, 1 on Sept. 29, 1 on Sept. 30, 1 on Oct. 1, 1 on Oct. 4, 1 on Oct. 5, 1 on Oct. 7 and 1 on Oct. 12 and 1 on Oct. 15) There are 2 active cases.
  • 2 at Southeastern Alternative School (Aug. 23 and Oct. 7) There are no active cases.

Middle schools

  • 13 at Auburn Middle School (2 on Aug. 18, 1 on Aug. 26, 1 on Sept. 1, 1 on Sept. 7, 2 on Sept. 13, 1 on Sept. 27, 1 on Sept. 30, 1 on Oct. 1, 1 on Oct. 19 and 2 on Oct. 22) There are  3 active cases.
  • 26 at Cedar Lee Middle School (Aug. 18 and Aug. 20, 3 on Aug. 24, 1 on Aug. 25, 2 on Aug. 26, 3 on Aug. 30, 1 on Aug. 31, 3 on Sept. 2, 1 on Sept. 10, 1 on Sept. 14, 1 on Sept. 20, 2 on Sept. 24, 1 on Sept. 29, 1 on Oct. 7, 2 on Oct. 12, 1 on Oct. 19 and 1 on Oct. 22) There are 4 active cases.
  • 9 at Marshall Middle School (2 on Aug 27, 1 on Sept. 3, 1 on Sept. 10, 1 on Sept. 20, 1 on Sept. 24, 1 on Sept. 27, 1 on Oct.1 and 1 on Oct. 5) There are no active cases.
  • 11 at Taylor Middle School (one each Aug. 18, Aug. 19, 2 on Aug. 20, 2 on Aug. 23 and 1 on Aug. 25, 1 on Sept. 1, 1 on Sept. 3, 1 on Sept. 7 and 1 on Oct. 6) There are no active cases.
  • 8 at Warrenton Middle School (Sept. 3 and Sept. 13, 2 on Sept. 17, 1 on Sept. 23, 1 on Oct. 4, 1 on Oct. 6 and 1 on Oct. 12) There is 1 active case.

Elementary schools

  • 4 cases at Bradley Elementary School (on Aug. 23, Aug. 25, Sept. 17 and 1 on Oct. 1) There are no active cases.
  • 5 cases at Brumfield Elementary (2 on Aug. 17, 2 on Aug. 23 and 1 on Sept. 1) There are no active cases.
  • 4 cases at Coleman Elementary (Sept. 3 and Sept. 14 and 2 on Oct. 4) There are no active cases.
  • 16 at Greenville Elementary (1 reported Aug. 13, 1 on Aug. 16, 1 on Aug. 20, 2 on Aug. 23, 3 on Aug. 24, 1 on Oct. 1, 3 on Oct. 4, 3 on Oct. 7 and 1 on Oct. 13) There is 1 active case.
  • 34 at Miller Elementary (1 each Aug. 16 and 17, 2 on Aug. 18, 1 on Aug. 19, 2 on Aug. 23, 2 on Aug. 24, 1 on Aug. 25, 5 on Aug. 27, 3 on Aug. 30, 3 on Aug. 31, 1 on Sept. 8, 1 on Sept. 9, 2 on Sept. 16, 1 on Sept. 20, 2 on Sept. 21, 1 on Sept. 22 and 1 on Sept. 27, 3 on Sept. 29 and 1 on Oct. 12) There is 1 active case.
  • 11 at Pearson Elementary School (Aug. 18, 4 on Aug. 27, 1 on Sept. 7 and 1 on Sept. 10, 1 on Oct. 1, 1 on Oct. 6, 1 on Oct. 15 and 1 on Oct. 21) There are 2 active cases.
  • 2 at Pierce Elementary School (Aug. 27 and Sept. 17) There are no active cases.
  • 5 at Ritchie Elementary School (Aug. 20, Sept. 21, Oct. 12, Oct. 14 and 1 one Oct. 18) There are 3 active cases.
  • 18 students at Smith Elementary School (1 reported Aug. 13, 2 on Aug. 15, 1 on Aug. 19, 2 on Aug. 23, 1 on Sept. 3, 2 on Sept. 7, 1 on Sept. 9, 1 on Sept. 16, 1 on Sept. 27 and 1 on Oct. 4, 2 on Oct. 5, 2 on Oct. 7 and 1 on Oct. 20) There is 1 active case.
  • 2 at Thompson Elementary (Sept. 14 and Oct. 5) There are no active cases.
  • 24 at Walter Elementary (2 on Aug. 18, 4 on Aug. 23, 1 on Aug. 24, 1 on Aug. 25, 2 on Aug. 26, 1 on Aug. 27, 4 on Aug. 30, 4 on Sept. 1, 1 on Sept. 10, 1 on Sept. 13, 1 on Sept. 17 and 1 on Oct. 21) There is 1 active case.

Staff members testing positive include:

  • 4 at Fauquier High School (Aug. 26, 1 on Sept. 3, 1 on Sept. 24 and 1 on Oct. 8) There are no active cases.
  • 7 at Kettle Run High School (2 on Aug. 25, 1 on Aug. 27, 1 on Aug. 31, 1 on Sept. 3 1 on Sept. 15 and 1 on Oct. 8) There are no active cases.
  • 13 at Liberty High (Aug. 18 and Aug. 27, Aug. 30, 1 on Sept. 8, on Sept. 9 and 1 on Sept. 10, 1 on Sept. 22, 1 on Sept. 2, 1 on Oct. 1 and 1 on Oct. 4) There are no active cases.
  • 8 at Auburn Middle School (on Aug. 17, 2 on Sept. 1, 3 on Sept. 3, 1 on Sept. 7, 1 on Sept. 10, 1 on Sept. 17, 1 on Sept. 20 and 1 on Sept. 22) There are no active cases.
  • 4 at Cedar Lee Middle (Aug. 25, Sept. 8 and 1 on Sept. 29) There are no active cases.
  • 1 at Marshall Middle School (Sept. 16) There are no active cases.
  • 9 at Taylor Middle (one on Aug. 17, 3 on Aug. 24, 1 on Aug. 27, 1 on Aug. 31, 1 on Sept. 2, 1 on Sept. 3 and 1 on Sept. 13) There is 1 active case.
  • 2 at Warrenton Middle (2 on Sept. 1) There are no active cases.
  • 6 at Bradley Elementary (Aug. 17 and Aug. 27, Sept. 1, 1 on Sept. 9, 1 on Sept. 14 and 1 on Sept. 29) There are no active cases.
  • 4 at Brumfield Elementary (Aug. 20, 2 on Aug. 27 and 1 on Sept. 1) There are no active cases.
  • 3 at Coleman Elementary (Sept. 13 and Oct. 4) There are no active cases.
  • 9 at Greenville Elementary (Aug. 24, Aug. 26, 2 on Aug. 27, 1 on Sept. 13, 1 on Sept. 29, 1 on Oct. 5 and 2 on Oct. 22) There are 2 active cases.
  • 9 at Miller Elementary (Aug. 17, Aug. 25, Aug. 27, 1 on Aug. 31, 1 on Sept. 3, 1 on Sept. 14, 1 on Sept. 17 and 1 on Oct. 15) There is 1 active case.
  • 3 cases at Pearson Elementary (Sept. 22, Sept. 24 and 1 on Oct. 8) There are no active cases.
  • 2 at Pierce Elementary (Sept. 17 and Sept. 27) There are no active cases.
  • 1 at Ritchie Elementary (Aug. 27) There are no active cases.
  • 1 at Smith Elementary (Sept. 1) There are no active cases.
  • 4 at Walter Elementary (Aug. 20, Aug. 26, Aug. 30 and Sept. 1) There are no active cases.
  • 29 staff members at the school division’s central offices (2 on Aug. 24, 1 on Aug. 26, 1 on Aug. 27, 3 on Aug. 30 and 1 on Aug. 31 and 2 on Sept. 1, 1 on Sept. 2, 1 on Sept. 8, 1 on Sept. 9, 5 on Sept. 10, 2 on Sept. 15 and 1 on Sept. 21, 2 on Sept. 22, 1 on Sept. 29, 1 on Oct. 1, 1 on Oct. 8, 2 on Oct. 12 and 1 on Oct. 19) There are 3 active cases.

Deaths

On Oct. 19, for the first time in the local health district, the death of a child between 0 and 9 was reported. April Achter, population coordinator for the RRHD, said, “We are heartbroken.”

She stressed, “since children are not able to be vaccinated, the best way to prevent deaths is to create a bubble around them of vaccinated people.”

In the RRHD, one person between the ages of 10 and 19 has died.

In the state, six children between 0 and 9 have died from COVID-19; nine between 10 to 19 have died.

Fauquier reported two COVID-19 fatalities Oct. 19, in addition to one on Oct. 13; the county also reported a death on Friday, Oct. 8. The county has reported a total of 85 COVID-19 related deaths since the start of the pandemic, including nine in September.

The VDH does not report demographic data at the county level, but in the RRHD, of the 250 COVID-19 deaths reported in the RRHD so far, 105 have been in residents older than 80. There have been 68 deaths in those 70 to 79 years old, 35 deaths in those 60 to 69, and 33 deaths in those younger than 59. (For nine of the deaths, no age was reported.)

Monday, the VDH reported only seven COVID-19 deaths in Virginia. There were 40 on Saturday and 30 on Sunday. The total number of COVID-19 related deaths in Virginia is listed as 13,745 (2,203 probable).

The seven-day average of COVID-19 deaths in the state is 37. Throughout July, the seven-day average of deaths was fewer than five. It started to rise in mid-August.

Hospitalizations

Fauquier County reported two new COVID-19 hospitalizations Oct. 21, one on Oct. 22 and one on Oct. 24, bringing the total for October to 25; 37 hospitalizations were reported in September, 25 in August. The county has reported 289 since the beginning of the pandemic.

Sarah Cubbage, spokeswoman for Fauquier Hospital, said Oct. 25 that the hospital is treating about 10 COVID-19 patients in the hospital consistently.

The state added 37 new hospitalizations Monday. According to the VDH, the total number of hospitalizations in the state is 38,397 (2,182 probable).

The seven-day average of new hospitalizations is 62.

In Monday’s updated data from the RRHD, of the 703 people hospitalized, 126 have been older than 80 years old; 134 have been 70 to 79 years old; 136 have been between 60 and 69 years old and 133 have been between 50 and 59. One hundred and sixty-five have been younger than 50. (For 9 of the hospitalizations, age was not reported.)

In the health district, seven children younger than 10 (one more than yesterday) and eight between 10 and 19 years old have been hospitalized. In the state, 539 younger than 10 have been hospitalized; 623 between 10 and 19 years old have been hospitalized.

VDH data reported here was finalized Sunday, Oct. 24 at 5 p.m. More information may be found at https://www.vdh.virginia.gov/coronavirus/covid-19-in-virginia/

The Virginia Hospital and Healthcare Association data for Oct. 25 states that 1,230 Virginians are hospitalized with COVID-19. The seven-day average number of hospitalizations (1,281) rose dramatically between July 11 and Sept. 9, but has been declining since Sept. 23.

The VHHA reports that the number of COVID-19 confirmed or COVID-19 suspected patients who are in intensive care units as of Oct. 25 is 320.

Two hundred and twenty-two COVID-19 patients are receiving ventilator support.

The VDH and VHHA compile statistics in different ways, so their data does not always match up. For instance, VHHA reported that 70,944 COVID-19 patients have been hospitalized and discharged as of yesterday, but the VDH reports that the total number of Virginians hospitalized since the beginning of the pandemic is 38,397.

Outbreaks

There have been a total of 62 outbreaks in the RRHD since the beginning of the pandemic -- 24 outbreaks in long-term care facilities, 21 outbreaks in congregate settings, four in correctional facilities, three in a healthcare setting, two in a childcare setting, one in a college setting, six in a K-12 setting and one in a gym. The total number of cases attributed to the outbreaks is 1,877.

Virginia COVID-19 outbreaks by category Oct. 26, 2021

Virginia COVID-19 outbreaks by category

In the state, there are 1,297 outbreaks being reported in long-term care facilities (resulting in 36,157 cases and 4,456 deaths); 1,942 outbreaks in congregate settings; 302 outbreaks in healthcare settings; 216 in correctional facilities; 149 in college settings; 456 in childcare settings and 876 K-12 outbreaks being reported. A new category called “gym” was added recently. According to the VDH data, there have been 28 outbreaks (223 cases) in gyms since the beginning of the pandemic.

There have been a total of 5,266 outbreaks in Virginia since the beginning of the pandemic, according to today’s VDH dashboard.

Rates of transmission

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control ranks counties by level of transmission; Fauquier, as of Monday morning, is rated “high,” as are all the other counties in Virginia except Loudoun, Fairfax, Arlington, Sussex, Charles City, Virginia Beach, Norfolk City and Lancaster counties (These are rated “substantial.”) 

The CDC reevaluates county ratings every afternoon.

The county was rated “moderate” on July 27, substantial on July 29 and high as of July 31, but the rating was changed to “substantial” the afternoon of Aug. 3. The rating was back up to “high” the afternoon of Aug. 4, and has remained there.

Community transmission is based on two metrics – the number of new cases per 100,000 in the last seven days (150.23 for Fauquier) and percent positivity (8.64% for Fauquier) A county is rated “high” if there are more than 100 cases per 100,000 in the last seven days or if the percent positivity is over 10%.

On July 27, the CDC issued guidance recommending that fully vaccinated individuals wear masks when indoors in areas with “substantial to high” transmission. 

Vaccines

The data below is as of Oct. 24.

As of Oct. 24, 11,248,991 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered to Virginia residents. About 69.4% of the population has been vaccinated with at least one dose; 62.4% of Virginians have been fully vaccinated. In the adult population, 82.3% have been vaccinated with at least one dose; 74.2% are fully vaccinated.

An average 18,964 vaccine doses are being administered daily in the state.

Thus far, about 62.8% of the county’s residents (all ages combined) have been vaccinated with at least one dose; 57.1% are fully vaccinated (3.7% have received a booster shot). About 75.2% of adults (older than 18) have been vaccinated with at least one dose. The percentage of fully vaccinated adults is 68.4%. About 4.8% of adults have received a booster shot.

For Virginians between 12 and 17, 67.3% of the population has been vaccinated with at least one dose (59% are fully vaccinated, 0.1% have received a booster). Only children between 12 and 17 are eligible for the vaccine. For those 18 and older, 77.4% have received at least one dose of a vaccine (69.8% fully vaccinated, 5.6% have received a booster); for those aged 65 and older, 91% have received at least one dose (84.1% fully vaccinated, 16.2% have received a booster).

About 59.1% of Fauquier residents between 12 and 17 have been vaccinated with at least one dose (53.3% fully vaccinated, 0.1% have had boosters); 75.2% of those 18 and older (68.4% fully vaccinated, 4.8% have had boosters) and 89.6% of those 65 and older (81.8% fully vaccinated, 13.4% have had boosters).

For Virginians older than 12 (which represents everyone in the state who is eligible to be vaccinated), 76.6% have received one dose; 68.8% are fully vaccinated and 5.1% have received a booster shot. In Fauquier, 73.6% of the over-12 population has received one dose; 66.9% are fully vaccinated and 4.3% have received booster shots.

The VDH reports that between Jan. 17 and Oct. 16, there have been 43,006 breakthrough cases of COVID-19 in fully vaccinated people (0.8% of vaccinated people); 1,527 fully vaccinated people have been hospitalized (0.029% of vaccinated people), and there have been 491 deaths in fully vaccinated people (0.0094% of fully vaccinated people).

The VDH website says that unvaccinated people have developed COVID-19 at a rate 5.6 times higher than fully vaccinated people, and 2.3 times higher than partially vaccinated people.

The VHH’s vaccine dashboard can be found at https://www.vdh.virginia.gov/coronavirus/covid-19-vaccine-summary

SATURDAY, OCT. 23: The Biocomplexity Institute of the University of Virginia provided key takeaways for the week regarding the COVID-19 pandemic as it is progressing in Virginia:

  • Case rates remain high, but are continuing to decline steadily in nearly all districts.
  • Model projections expect continued decline across the board.
  • Vaccine "boosters" may reduce cases even further.
  • Future case growth remains possible if transmission rates mirror those of Winter 2020. At the moment the commonwealth is not following this trajectory.
  • The impact of the flu season remains an unknown. It is possible that a severe flu season, in conjunction with the ongoing COVID pandemic, may push hospitals to near capacity in January of 2022.

The weekly report also addressed the effects of booster shots on immunity: “On Sept. 22, the FDA authorized third dose "boosters" of the Pfizer COVID19 vaccine for people over 65 years of age or with preexisting conditions that put them at higher risk for severe disease. On Oct. 21, the agency authorized boosters for the Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccines. But even before FDA authorization, as early as the start of August, thousands of Virginians were finding extra doses. In fact, the CDC suspected that 1.1 million Americans had obtained a ‘booster’ dose by early August…

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“The current estimated statewide population immunity is 65%. This figure includes natural immunity from prior infections, as well as vaccinations, and accounts for the waning of immunity in the time since vaccination or infection. Virginia is doing better than many of its neighbors, but we are not yet at herd immunity levels.

“Considering that it is possible to be co-infected with both COVID19 and the flu, that natural immunity may wane more quickly than previously expected, and that reinfections may be more serious than initial infections, we continue to strongly recommend vaccination for both COVID-19 and influenza, and boosting when eligible. Vaccination and indoor masking are the best tools we have to protect the commonwealth.”

Since the VDH website does not update on the weekends, most of the information below is from Friday, Oct. 22. Data from the school division, the Centers for Disease Control and the VHHA is from Saturday, Oct. 23.

Cases

Fauquier County reported 16 new cases of COVID-19 Friday morning. The seven-day average of cases is 15. Fauquier has reported 6,883 cases since the beginning of the pandemic.

Daily new cases of COVID-19 in Virginia were tallied at 1,655 on Friday. According to reporting from the Virginia Department of Health, there have been 914,755 total reported cases (234,067 probable) of COVID in Virginia. The seven-day average of new cases in the state is 1,688. It has been dropping since Sept. 14, when it was 3,689.

In the five-county Rappahannock-Rapidan Health District, 1,227 cases of COVID have been reported in children younger than 10 years old; 2,483 have been reported in those 10 to 19. In the state, there have been 57,513 cases in children younger than 10, 110,050 cases in those 10 to 19 years old.

For perspective, in both the state and in the health district, there have been more positive cases in 10 to 19 year olds than there have been in those 60 to 69, or 70 to 79 or over 80. There have been more cases in children 0 to 9 than there have been in those 70 to 79 or over 80, in both the state and the health district.

As of Oct. 22 the seven-day positivity rate for the state (total tests compared to positive tests) is 6.5%; it has been decreasing since Sept. 9. In the Rappahannock-Rapidan Health District, the positivity rating is 10.2%. The Centers for Disease Control reports that the positivity rating for Fauquier County is at 8.27% as of Oct. 22.

Fauquier County School Division

Local schools opened for five-day-a-week, in-person learning on Aug. 11. As of the morning of Oct. 23, 427 positive cases of COVID-19 have been reported in the school system. The total includes 308 students and 119 staff members.

There are currently 33 active cases of COVID-19, 26 students and seven staffers.

People stay on the active list for 10 days after first reporting an infection.

Since the beginning of school, no “outbreaks” have been reported in the school division; one was recorded over the summer at a school-sponsored camp.

School spokeswoman Tara Helkowski reported that, as of Oct. 21, because of contact with positive cases, 108 students are currently quarantining – 24 fewer than last week. Two staff members are quarantining. Superintendent of Schools David Jeck said Aug. 31 that the overwhelming majority of students (95%) who have quarantined have tested negative for COVID-19.

There were 191 positive cases of COVID-19 during the 2020-21 school year, 97 in students and 94 in staff members.

The list provided below outlines total cases since the first day of school. (Active cases are noted if the number is different from the total cases.)

High schools

  • 22 at Fauquier High School (one each on Aug. 16, Aug. 18, Aug. 19, Aug. 23, Aug. 24, Aug. 25, Aug 26, Sept. 9, Sept. 10, 3 on Sept. 13, 1 on Sept. 15, 3 on Sept 16, 1 on Sept. 17, 2 on Sept. 20, 1 on Sept. 21, 1 on Sept. 24 and 1 on Oct. 12). There is 1 active case.
  • 30 at Kettle Run High School (Aug. 20, 2 on Aug. 23, 1 on Aug. 25, 2 on Aug. 26, 1 on Aug. 27, 1 on Sept. 1, 2 on Sept. 2, 2 on Sept. 3, 1 on Sept. 7, 1 on Sept. 10, 1 on Sept. 17, 1 on Sept. 23, 1 on Sept. 24, 1 on Sept. 28 and 1 on Sept. 30, 2 on Oct. 1, 1 on Oct. 4, 1 on Oct. 5, 1 on Oct. 6, 1 on Oct. 7, 1 on Oct. 12, 3 on Oct. 15, 1 on Oct. 18 and 1 on Oct. 21) There are 6 active cases.
  • 62 at Liberty High School (3 on Aug. 16, 3 Aug. 18, 1 on Aug. 19, 5 on Aug. 23, 6 on Aug. 24, 2 on Aug. 25, 2 on Aug. 26, 3 on Aug. 27, 10 on Aug. 30, 1 on Sept. 1 and 4 on Sept. 7, 4 on Sept. 8, 2 on Sept. 9, 1 on Sept. 10, 3 on Sept. 17, 1 on Sept. 20, 1 on Sept. 27, 1 on Sept. 28, 1 on Sept. 29, 1 on Sept. 30, 1 on Oct. 1, 1 on Oct. 4, 1 on Oct. 5, 1 on Oct. 7 and 1 on Oct. 12 and 1 on Oct. 15) There are 2 active cases.
  • 2 at Southeastern Alternative School (Aug. 23 and Oct. 7) There are no active cases.

Middle schools

  • 13 at Auburn Middle School (2 on Aug. 18, 1 on Aug. 26, 1 on Sept. 1, 1 on Sept. 7, 2 on Sept. 13, 1 on Sept. 27, 1 on Sept. 30, 1 on Oct. 1, 1 on Oct. 19 and 2 on Oct. 22) There are  3 active cases.
  • 26 at Cedar Lee Middle School (Aug. 18 and Aug. 20, 3 on Aug. 24, 1 on Aug. 25, 2 on Aug. 26, 3 on Aug. 30, 1 on Aug. 31, 3 on Sept. 2, 1 on Sept. 10, 1 on Sept. 14, 1 on Sept. 20, 2 on Sept. 24, 1 on Sept. 29, 1 on Oct. 7, 2 on Oct. 12, 1 on Oct. 19 and 1 on Oct. 22) There are 4 active cases.
  • 9 at Marshall Middle School (2 on Aug 27, 1 on Sept. 3, 1 on Sept. 10, 1 on Sept. 20, 1 on Sept. 24, 1 on Sept. 27, 1 on Oct.1 and 1 on Oct. 5) There are no active cases.
  • 11 at Taylor Middle School (one each Aug. 18, Aug. 19, 2 on Aug. 20, 2 on Aug. 23 and 1 on Aug. 25, 1 on Sept. 1, 1 on Sept. 3, 1 on Sept. 7 and 1 on Oct. 6) There are no active cases.
  • 8 at Warrenton Middle School (Sept. 3 and Sept. 13, 2 on Sept. 17, 1 on Sept. 23, 1 on Oct. 4, 1 on Oct. 6 and 1 on Oct. 12) There is 1 active case.

Elementary schools

  • 4 cases at Bradley Elementary School (on Aug. 23, Aug. 25, Sept. 17 and 1 on Oct. 1) There are no active cases.
  • 5 cases at Brumfield Elementary (2 on Aug. 17, 2 on Aug. 23 and 1 on Sept. 1) There are no active cases.
  • 4 cases at Coleman Elementary (Sept. 3 and Sept. 14 and 2 on Oct. 4) There are no active cases.
  • 16 at Greenville Elementary (1 reported Aug. 13, 1 on Aug. 16, 1 on Aug. 20, 2 on Aug. 23, 3 on Aug. 24, 1 on Oct. 1, 3 on Oct. 4, 3 on Oct. 7 and 1 on Oct. 13) There is 1 active case.
  • 34 at Miller Elementary (1 each Aug. 16 and 17, 2 on Aug. 18, 1 on Aug. 19, 2 on Aug. 23, 2 on Aug. 24, 1 on Aug. 25, 5 on Aug. 27, 3 on Aug. 30, 3 on Aug. 31, 1 on Sept. 8, 1 on Sept. 9, 2 on Sept. 16, 1 on Sept. 20, 2 on Sept. 21, 1 on Sept. 22 and 1 on Sept. 27, 3 on Sept. 29 and 1 on Oct. 12) There is 1 active case.
  • 11 at Pearson Elementary School (Aug. 18, 4 on Aug. 27, 1 on Sept. 7 and 1 on Sept. 10, 1 on Oct. 1, 1 on Oct. 6, 1 on Oct. 15 and 1 on Oct. 21) There are 2 active cases.
  • 2 at Pierce Elementary School (Aug. 27 and Sept. 17) There are no active cases.
  • 5 at Ritchie Elementary School (Aug. 20, Sept. 21, Oct. 12, Oct. 14 and 1 one Oct. 18) There are 3 active cases.
  • 18 students at Smith Elementary School (1 reported Aug. 13, 2 on Aug. 15, 1 on Aug. 19, 2 on Aug. 23, 1 on Sept. 3, 2 on Sept. 7, 1 on Sept. 9, 1 on Sept. 16, 1 on Sept. 27 and 1 on Oct. 4, 2 on Oct. 5, 2 on Oct. 7 and 1 on Oct. 20) There is 1 active case.
  • 2 at Thompson Elementary (Sept. 14 and Oct. 5) There are no active cases.
  • 24 at Walter Elementary (2 on Aug. 18, 4 on Aug. 23, 1 on Aug. 24, 1 on Aug. 25, 2 on Aug. 26, 1 on Aug. 27, 4 on Aug. 30, 4 on Sept. 1, 1 on Sept. 10, 1 on Sept. 13, 1 on Sept. 17 and 1 on Oct. 21) There is 1 active case.

Staff members testing positive include:

  • 4 at Fauquier High School (Aug. 26, 1 on Sept. 3, 1 on Sept. 24 and 1 on Oct. 8) There are no active cases.
  • 7 at Kettle Run High School (2 on Aug. 25, 1 on Aug. 27, 1 on Aug. 31, 1 on Sept. 3 1 on Sept. 15 and 1 on Oct. 8) There are no active cases.
  • 13 at Liberty High (Aug. 18 and Aug. 27, Aug. 30, 1 on Sept. 8, on Sept. 9 and 1 on Sept. 10, 1 on Sept. 22, 1 on Sept. 2, 1 on Oct. 1 and 1 on Oct. 4) There are no active cases.
  • 8 at Auburn Middle School (on Aug. 17, 2 on Sept. 1, 3 on Sept. 3, 1 on Sept. 7, 1 on Sept. 10, 1 on Sept. 17, 1 on Sept. 20 and 1 on Sept. 22) There are no active cases.
  • 4 at Cedar Lee Middle (Aug. 25, Sept. 8 and 1 on Sept. 29) There are no active cases.
  • 1 at Marshall Middle School (Sept. 16) There are no active cases.
  • 9 at Taylor Middle (one on Aug. 17, 3 on Aug. 24, 1 on Aug. 27, 1 on Aug. 31, 1 on Sept. 2, 1 on Sept. 3 and 1 on Sept. 13) There is 1 active case.
  • 2 at Warrenton Middle (2 on Sept. 1) There are no active cases.
  • 6 at Bradley Elementary (Aug. 17 and Aug. 27, Sept. 1, 1 on Sept. 9, 1 on Sept. 14 and 1 on Sept. 29) There are no active cases.
  • 4 at Brumfield Elementary (Aug. 20, 2 on Aug. 27 and 1 on Sept. 1) There are no active cases.
  • 3 at Coleman Elementary (Sept. 13 and Oct. 4) There are no active cases.
  • 9 at Greenville Elementary (Aug. 24, Aug. 26, 2 on Aug. 27, 1 on Sept. 13, 1 on Sept. 29, 1 on Oct. 5 and 2 on Oct. 22) There are 2 active cases.
  • 9 at Miller Elementary (Aug. 17, Aug. 25, Aug. 27, 1 on Aug. 31, 1 on Sept. 3, 1 on Sept. 14, 1 on Sept. 17 and 1 on Oct. 15) There is 1 active case.
  • 3 cases at Pearson Elementary (Sept. 22, Sept. 24 and 1 on Oct. 8) There are no active cases.
  • 2 at Pierce Elementary (Sept. 17 and Sept. 27) There are no active cases.
  • 1 at Ritchie Elementary (Aug. 27) There are no active cases.
  • 1 at Smith Elementary (Sept. 1) There are no active cases.
  • 4 at Walter Elementary (Aug. 20, Aug. 26, Aug. 30 and Sept. 1) There are no active cases.
  • 29 staff members at the school division’s central offices (2 on Aug. 24, 1 on Aug. 26, 1 on Aug. 27, 3 on Aug. 30 and 1 on Aug. 31 and 2 on Sept. 1, 1 on Sept. 2, 1 on Sept. 8, 1 on Sept. 9, 5 on Sept. 10, 2 on Sept. 15 and 1 on Sept. 21, 2 on Sept. 22, 1 on Sept. 29, 1 on Oct. 1, 1 on Oct. 8, 2 on Oct. 12 and 1 on Oct. 19) There are 3 active cases.

Deaths

On Oct. 19, for the first time in the local health district, the death of a child between 0 and 9 was reported. April Achter, population coordinator for the RRHD, said, “We are heartbroken.”

She stressed, “since children are not able to be vaccinated, the best way to prevent deaths is to create a bubble around them of vaccinated people.”

In the RRHD, one person between the ages of 10 and 19 has died.

In the state, six children between 0 and 9 have died from COVID-19; nine between 10 to 19 have died.

Fauquier reported two COVID-19 fatalities Oct. 19, in addition to one on Oct. 13; the county also reported a death on Friday, Oct. 8. The county has reported a total of 85 COVID-19 related deaths since the start of the pandemic, including nine in September.

The VDH does not report demographic data at the county level, but in the RRHD, of the 247 COVID-19 deaths reported in the RRHD so far, 105 have been in residents older than 80. There have been 66 deaths in those 70 to 79 years old, 34 deaths in those 60 to 69, and 33 deaths in those younger than 59. (For nine of the deaths, no age was reported.)

Friday, the VDH reported 44 COVID-19 deaths in Virginia. The total number of COVID-19 related deaths in Virginia is listed as 13,668 (2,168 probable).

The seven-day average of COVID-19 deaths in the state is 40. Throughout July, the seven-day average of deaths was fewer than five. It started to rise in mid-August.

Hospitalizations

Fauquier County reported one new COVID-19 hospitalization Friday, two yesterday, three Oct. 19, five new COVID-19 hospitalizations last Oct. 14, two on Oct. 15 and two Oct. 18, bringing the total for October to 24; 37 hospitalizations were reported in September, 25 in August. The county has reported 288 since the beginning of the pandemic.

Sarah Cubbage, spokeswoman for Fauquier Hospital, said Oct. 15 that the hospital is treating about 10 COVID-19 patients in the hospital consistently.

The state added 75 new hospitalizations Friday. According to the VDH, the total number of hospitalizations in the state is 38,269 (2,166 probable).

The seven-day average of new hospitalizations is 72.

In Friday’s updated data from the RRHD, of the 702 people hospitalized, 126 have been older than 80 years old; 132 have been 70 to 79 years old; 136 have been between 60 and 69 years old and 133 have been between 50 and 59. One hundred and sixty-fivehave been younger than 50. (For 10 of the hospitalizations, age was not reported.)

In the health district, seven children younger than 10 (one more than yesterday) and eight between 10 and 19 years old have been hospitalized. In the state, 536 younger than 10 have been hospitalized; 617 between 10 and 19 years old have been hospitalized.

VDH data reported here was finalized Thursday, Oct. 21 at 5 p.m. More information may be found at https://www.vdh.virginia.gov/coronavirus/covid-19-in-virginia/

The Virginia Hospital and Healthcare Association data for Oct. 23 states that 1,228 Virginians are hospitalized with COVID-19. The seven-day average number of hospitalizations (1,325) rose dramatically between July 11 and Sept. 9, but has been declining since Sept. 23.

The VHHA reports that the number of COVID-19 confirmed or COVID-19 suspected patients who are in intensive care units as of Oct. 23 is 314.

Two hundred and fifteen COVID-19 patients are receiving ventilator support.

The VDH and VHHA compile statistics in different ways, so their data does not always match up. For instance, VHHA reported that 70,862 COVID-19 patients have been hospitalized and discharged as of yesterday, but the VDH reports that the total number of Virginians hospitalized since the beginning of the pandemic is 38,194.

Outbreaks

A new outbreak was reported in the RRHD Friday, in a congregate setting. Another was reported Oct. 18, in a K-12 setting, but the location of the outbreak has not been posted. Another was reported Friday in a healthcare setting; there is no specific information on that outbreak either.

There have been a total of 62 outbreaks in the RRHD since the beginning of the pandemic -- 24 outbreaks in long-term care facilities, 20 outbreaks in congregate settings, four in correctional facilities, three in a healthcare setting, two in a childcare setting, one in a college setting, six in a K-12 setting and one in a gym. The total number of cases attributed to the outbreaks is 1,870.

One long-term care outbreak is listed in Madison, at Autumn Care of Madison (32 cases). Two are listed in Orange, at Dogwood Village of Orange County (64 cases and six deaths) and at Trinity Senior Village, with fewer than five cases. The outbreak at Trinity is pending closure; the ones at Dogwood and Autumn Care are in progress.

A data reporting gap resulted in 417 new outbreaks being added to the outbreak dashboard on Friday. A large number of new reported outbreaks in most categories are reflected in the data below. For instance, the number of outbreaks in K-12 settings was 711 yesterday. Today the number being reported is 870, an increase of 159 outbreaks.

In the state, there are 1,294 outbreaks being reported in long-term care facilities (resulting in 36,064 cases and 4,445 deaths); 1,936 outbreaks in congregate settings; 301 outbreaks in healthcare settings; 215 in correctional facilities; 149 in college settings; 455 in childcare settings and 870 K-12 outbreaks being reported (eight more than yesterday). A new category called “gym” was added recently. According to the VDH data, there have been 28 outbreaks (223 cases) in gyms since the beginning of the pandemic.

There have been a total of 5,248 outbreaks in Virginia since the beginning of the pandemic, according to today’s VDH dashboard.

Rates of transmission

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control ranks counties by level of transmission; Fauquier, as of Saturday morning, is rated “high,” as are all the other counties in Virginia except Loudoun, Fairfax, Arlington, Sussex, Charles City, Virginia Beach, Norfolk City and Lancaster counties (These are rated “substantial.”) 

The CDC reevaluates county ratings every afternoon.

The county was rated “moderate” on July 27, substantial on July 29 and high as of July 31, but the rating was changed to “substantial” the afternoon of Aug. 3. The rating was back up to “high” the afternoon of Aug. 4, and has remained there.

Community transmission is based on two metrics – the number of new cases per 100,000 in the last seven days (107 for Fauquier) and percent positivity (8.27% for Fauquier) A county is rated “high” if there are more than 100 cases per 100,000 in the last seven days or if the percent positivity is over 10%.

On July 27, the CDC issued guidance recommending that fully vaccinated individuals wear masks when indoors in areas with “substantial to high” transmission. 

Vaccines

As of Oct. 22, 11,199,426 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered to Virginia residents. About 69.2% of the population has been vaccinated with at least one dose; 62.3% of Virginians have been fully vaccinated. In the adult population, 82.2% have been vaccinated with at least one dose; 74% are fully vaccinated.

An average 19,786 vaccine doses are being administered daily in the state.

Thus far, about 62.7% of the county’s residents (all ages combined) have been vaccinated with at least one dose; 57% are fully vaccinated (3.4% have received a booster shot). About 75.1% of adults (older than 18) have been vaccinated with at least one dose. The percentage of fully vaccinated adults is 68.3%. About 4.4% of adults have received a booster shot.

For Virginians between 12 and 17, 67.1% of the population has been vaccinated with at least one dose (58.8% are fully vaccinated, 0.1% have received a booster). Only children between 12 and 17 are eligible for the vaccine. For those 18 and older, 77.3% have received at least one dose of a vaccine (69.6% fully vaccinated, 5.2% have received a booster); for those aged 65 and older, 90.8% have received at least one dose (84% fully vaccinated, 15% have received a booster).

About 58.9% of Fauquier residents between 12 and 17 have been vaccinated with at least one dose (53% fully vaccinated, 0.1% have had boosters); 75.1% of those 18 and older (68.3% fully vaccinated, 4.3% have had boosters) and 89.5% of those 65 and older (81.7% fully vaccinated, 11.9% have had boosters).

For Virginians older than 12 (which represents everyone in the state who is eligible to be vaccinated), 76.4% have received one dose; 68.7% are fully vaccinated and 4.7% have received a booster shot. In Fauquier, 73.5% of the over-12 population has received one dose; 66.8% are fully vaccinated and 3.9% have received booster shots.

The VDH reports that between Jan. 17 and Oct. 16, there have been 43,006 breakthrough cases of COVID-19 in fully vaccinated people (0.8% of vaccinated people) – 7,961 more than last week; 1,527 of fully vaccinated people have been hospitalized (0.029% of vaccinated people) – 232 more than last week; and there have been 491 deaths in fully vaccinated people (0.0094% of fully vaccinated people) – 110 more than last week.

The VDH website says that unvaccinated people have developed COVID-19 at a rate 5.6 times higher than fully vaccinated people, and 2.3 times higher than partially vaccinated people.

The VHH’s vaccine dashboard can be found at https://www.vdh.virginia.gov/coronavirus/covid-19-vaccine-summary

FRIDAY, OCT. 22: Fauquier County reported 16 new cases of COVID-19 Friday morning. The seven-day average of cases is 15. Fauquier has reported 6,883 cases since the beginning of the pandemic.

Daily new cases of COVID-19 in Virginia were tallied at 1,655 on Friday. According to reporting from the Virginia Department of Health, there have been 914,755 total reported cases (234,067 probable) of COVID in Virginia. The seven-day average of new cases in the state is 1,688. It has been dropping since Sept. 14, when it was 3,689.

In the five-county Rappahannock-Rapidan Health District, 1,227 cases of COVID have been reported in children younger than 10 years old; 2,483 have been reported in those 10 to 19. In the state, there have been 57,513 cases in children younger than 10, 110,050 cases in those 10 to 19 years old.

For perspective, in both the state and in the health district, there have been more positive cases in 10 to 19 year olds than there have been in those 60 to 69, or 70 to 79 or over 80. There have been more cases in children 0 to 9 than there have been in those 70 to 79 or over 80, in both the state and the health district.

As of Oct. 22 the seven-day positivity rate for the state (total tests compared to positive tests) is 6.5%; it has been decreasing since Sept. 9. In the Rappahannock-Rapidan Health District, the positivity rating is 10.2%. The Centers for Disease Control reports that the positivity rating for Fauquier County is at 8.29% as of Oct. 22.

Fauquier County School Division

Local schools opened for five-day-a-week, in-person learning on Aug. 11. As of the morning of Oct. 22, 422 positive cases of COVID-19 have been reported in the school system – just three more than yesterday. The total includes 305 students and 117 staff members.

There are currently 28 active cases of COVID-19, 23 students and five staffers.

People stay on the active list for 10 days after first reporting an infection.

Since the beginning of school, no “outbreaks” have been reported in the school division; one was recorded over the summer at a school-sponsored camp.

School spokeswoman Tara Helkowski reported that, as of Oct. 21, because of contact with positive cases, 108 students are currently quarantining – 24 fewer than last week. Two staff members are quarantining. Superintendent of Schools David Jeck said Aug. 31 that the overwhelming majority of students (95%) who have quarantined have tested negative for COVID-19.

There were 191 positive cases of COVID-19 during the 2020-21 school year, 97 in students and 94 in staff members.

The list provided below outlines total cases since the first day of school. (Active cases are noted if the number is different from the total cases.)

High schools

  • 22 at Fauquier High School (one each on Aug. 16, Aug. 18, Aug. 19, Aug. 23, Aug. 24, Aug. 25, Aug 26, Sept. 9, Sept. 10, 3 on Sept. 13, 1 on Sept. 15, 3 on Sept 16, 1 on Sept. 17, 2 on Sept. 20, 1 on Sept. 21, 1 on Sept. 24 and 1 on Oct. 12). There is 1 active case.
  • 30 at Kettle Run High School (Aug. 20, 2 on Aug. 23, 1 on Aug. 25, 2 on Aug. 26, 1 on Aug. 27, 1 on Sept. 1, 2 on Sept. 2, 2 on Sept. 3, 1 on Sept. 7, 1 on Sept. 10, 1 on Sept. 17, 1 on Sept. 23, 1 on Sept. 24, 1 on Sept. 28 and 1 on Sept. 30, 2 on Oct. 1, 1 on Oct. 4, 1 on Oct. 5, 1 on Oct. 6, 1 on Oct. 7, 1 on Oct. 12, 3 on Oct. 15, 1 on Oct. 18 and 1 on Oct. 21) There are 6 active cases.
  • 62 at Liberty High School (3 on Aug. 16, 3 Aug. 18, 1 on Aug. 19, 5 on Aug. 23, 6 on Aug. 24, 2 on Aug. 25, 2 on Aug. 26, 3 on Aug. 27, 10 on Aug. 30, 1 on Sept. 1 and 4 on Sept. 7, 4 on Sept. 8, 2 on Sept. 9, 1 on Sept. 10, 3 on Sept. 17, 1 on Sept. 20, 1 on Sept. 27, 1 on Sept. 28, 1 on Sept. 29, 1 on Sept. 30, 1 on Oct. 1, 1 on Oct. 4, 1 on Oct. 5, 1 on Oct. 7 and 1 on Oct. 12 and 1 on Oct. 15) There are 2 active cases.
  • 2 at Southeastern Alternative School (Aug. 23 and Oct. 7) There are no active cases.

Middle schools

  • 11 at Auburn Middle School (2 on Aug. 18, 1 on Aug. 26, 1 on Sept. 1, 1 on Sept. 7, 2 on Sept. 13, 1 on Sept. 27, 1 on Sept. 30, 1 on Oct. 1 and 1 on Oct. 19) There is 1 active case.
  • 25 at Cedar Lee Middle School (Aug. 18 and Aug. 20, 3 on Aug. 24, 1 on Aug. 25, 2 on Aug. 26, 3 on Aug. 30, 1 on Aug. 31, 3 on Sept. 2, 1 on Sept. 10, 1 on Sept. 14, 1 on Sept. 20, 2 on Sept. 24, 1 on Sept. 29, 1 on Oct. 7, 2 on Oct. 12 and 1 on Oct. 19) There are 3 active cases.
  • 9 at Marshall Middle School (2 on Aug 27, 1 on Sept. 3, 1 on Sept. 10, 1 on Sept. 20, 1 on Sept. 24, 1 on Sept. 27, 1 on Oct.1 and 1 on Oct. 5) There are no active cases.
  • 11 at Taylor Middle School (one each Aug. 18, Aug. 19, 2 on Aug. 20, 2 on Aug. 23 and 1 on Aug. 25, 1 on Sept. 1, 1 on Sept. 3, 1 on Sept. 7 and 1 on Oct. 6) There are no active cases.
  • 8 at Warrenton Middle School (Sept. 3 and Sept. 13, 2 on Sept. 17, 1 on Sept. 23, 1 on Oct. 4, 1 on Oct. 6 and 1 on Oct. 12) There is 1 active case.

Elementary schools

  • 4 cases at Bradley Elementary School (on Aug. 23, Aug. 25, Sept. 17 and 1 on Oct. 1) There are no active cases.
  • 5 cases at Brumfield Elementary (2 on Aug. 17, 2 on Aug. 23 and 1 on Sept. 1) There are no active cases.
  • 4 cases at Coleman Elementary (Sept. 3 and Sept. 14 and 2 on Oct. 4) There are no active cases.
  • 16 at Greenville Elementary (1 reported Aug. 13, 1 on Aug. 16, 1 on Aug. 20, 2 on Aug. 23, 3 on Aug. 24, 1 on Oct. 1, 3 on Oct. 4, 3 on Oct. 7 and 1 on Oct. 13) There is 1 active case.
  • 34 at Miller Elementary (1 each Aug. 16 and 17, 2 on Aug. 18, 1 on Aug. 19, 2 on Aug. 23, 2 on Aug. 24, 1 on Aug. 25, 5 on Aug. 27, 3 on Aug. 30, 3 on Aug. 31, 1 on Sept. 8, 1 on Sept. 9, 2 on Sept. 16, 1 on Sept. 20, 2 on Sept. 21, 1 on Sept. 22 and 1 on Sept. 27, 3 on Sept. 29 and 1 on Oct. 12) There is 1 active case.
  • 11 at Pearson Elementary School (Aug. 18, 4 on Aug. 27, 1 on Sept. 7 and 1 on Sept. 10, 1 on Oct. 1, 1 on Oct. 6, 1 on Oct. 15 and 1 on Oct. 21) There are 2 active cases.
  • 2 at Pierce Elementary School (Aug. 27 and Sept. 17) There are no active cases.
  • 5 at Ritchie Elementary School (Aug. 20, Sept. 21, Oct. 12, Oct. 14 and 1 one Oct. 18) There are 3 active cases.
  • 18 students at Smith Elementary School (1 reported Aug. 13, 2 on Aug. 15, 1 on Aug. 19, 2 on Aug. 23, 1 on Sept. 3, 2 on Sept. 7, 1 on Sept. 9, 1 on Sept. 16, 1 on Sept. 27 and 1 on Oct. 4, 2 on Oct. 5, 2 on Oct. 7 and 1 on Oct. 20) There is 1 active case.
  • 2 at Thompson Elementary (Sept. 14 and Oct. 5) There are no active cases.
  • 24 at Walter Elementary (2 on Aug. 18, 4 on Aug. 23, 1 on Aug. 24, 1 on Aug. 25, 2 on Aug. 26, 1 on Aug. 27, 4 on Aug. 30, 4 on Sept. 1, 1 on Sept. 10, 1 on Sept. 13, 1 on Sept. 17 and 1 on Oct. 21) There is 1 active case.

Staff members testing positive include:

  • 4 at Fauquier High School (Aug. 26, 1 on Sept. 3, 1 on Sept. 24 and 1 on Oct. 8) There are no active cases.
  • 7 at Kettle Run High School (2 on Aug. 25, 1 on Aug. 27, 1 on Aug. 31, 1 on Sept. 3 1 on Sept. 15 and 1 on Oct. 8) There are no active cases.
  • 13 at Liberty High (Aug. 18 and Aug. 27, Aug. 30, 1 on Sept. 8, on Sept. 9 and 1 on Sept. 10, 1 on Sept. 22, 1 on Sept. 2, 1 on Oct. 1 and 1 on Oct. 4) There are no active cases.
  • 8 at Auburn Middle School (on Aug. 17, 2 on Sept. 1, 3 on Sept. 3, 1 on Sept. 7, 1 on Sept. 10, 1 on Sept. 17, 1 on Sept. 20 and 1 on Sept. 22) There are no active cases.
  • 4 at Cedar Lee Middle (Aug. 25, Sept. 8 and 1 on Sept. 29) There are no active cases.
  • 1 at Marshall Middle School (Sept. 16) There are no active cases.
  • 9 at Taylor Middle (one on Aug. 17, 3 on Aug. 24, 1 on Aug. 27, 1 on Aug. 31, 1 on Sept. 2, 1 on Sept. 3 and 1 on Sept. 13) There is 1 active case.
  • 2 at Warrenton Middle (2 on Sept. 1) There are no active cases.
  • 6 at Bradley Elementary (Aug. 17 and Aug. 27, Sept. 1, 1 on Sept. 9, 1 on Sept. 14 and 1 on Sept. 29) There are no active cases.
  • 4 at Brumfield Elementary (Aug. 20, 2 on Aug. 27 and 1 on Sept. 1) There are no active cases.
  • 3 at Coleman Elementary (Sept. 13 and Oct. 4) There are no active cases.
  • 7 at Greenville Elementary (Aug. 24, Aug. 26, 2 on Aug. 27, 1 on Sept. 13, 1 on Sept. 29 and 1 on Oct. 5) There are no active cases.
  • 9 at Miller Elementary (Aug. 17, Aug. 25, Aug. 27, 1 on Aug. 31, 1 on Sept. 3, 1 on Sept. 14, 1 on Sept. 17 and 1 on Oct. 15) There is 1 active case.
  • 3 cases at Pearson Elementary (Sept. 22, Sept. 24 and 1 on Oct. 8) There are no active cases.
  • 2 at Pierce Elementary (Sept. 17 and Sept. 27) There are no active cases.
  • 1 at Ritchie Elementary (Aug. 27) There are no active cases.
  • 1 at Smith Elementary (Sept. 1) There are no active cases.
  • 4 at Walter Elementary (Aug. 20, Aug. 26, Aug. 30 and Sept. 1) There are no active cases.
  • 29 staff members at the school division’s central offices (2 on Aug. 24, 1 on Aug. 26, 1 on Aug. 27, 3 on Aug. 30 and 1 on Aug. 31 and 2 on Sept. 1, 1 on Sept. 2, 1 on Sept. 8, 1 on Sept. 9, 5 on Sept. 10, 2 on Sept. 15 and 1 on Sept. 21, 2 on Sept. 22, 1 on Sept. 29, 1 on Oct. 1, 1 on Oct. 8, 2 on Oct. 12 and 1 on Oct. 19) There are 3 active cases.

Deaths

On Oct. 19, for the first time in the local health district, the death of a child between 0 and 9 was reported. April Achter, population coordinator for the RRHD, said, “We are heartbroken.”

She stressed, “since children are not able to be vaccinated, the best way to prevent deaths is to create a bubble around them of vaccinated people.”

In the RRHD, one person between the ages of 10 and 19 has died.

In the state, six children between 0 and 9 have died from COVID-19; nine between 10 to 19 have died.

Fauquier reported two COVID-19 fatalities Oct. 19, in addition to one on Oct. 13; the county also reported a death on Friday, Oct. 8. The county has reported a total of 85 COVID-19 related deaths since the start of the pandemic, including nine in September.

The VDH does not report demographic data at the county level, but in the RRHD, of the 247 COVID-19 deaths reported in the RRHD so far, 105 have been in residents older than 80. There have been 66 deaths in those 70 to 79 years old, 34 deaths in those 60 to 69, and 33 deaths in those younger than 59. (For nine of the deaths, no age was reported.)

Friday, the VDH reported 44 COVID-19 deaths in Virginia. The total number of COVID-19 related deaths in Virginia is listed as 13,668 (2,168 probable).

The seven-day average of COVID-19 deaths in the state is 40. Throughout July, the seven-day average of deaths was fewer than five. It started to rise in mid-August.

Hospitalizations

Fauquier County reported one new COVID-19 hospitalization today, two yesterday, three Oct. 19, five new COVID-19 hospitalizations last Oct. 14, two on Oct. 15 and two Oct. 18, bringing the total for October to 24; 37 hospitalizations were reported in September, 25 in August. The county has reported 288 since the beginning of the pandemic.

Sarah Cubbage, spokeswoman for Fauquier Hospital, said Oct. 15 that the hospital is treating about 10 COVID-19 patients in the hospital consistently.

The state added 75 new hospitalizations Friday. According to the VDH, the total number of hospitalizations in the state is 38,269 (2,166 probable).

The seven-day average of new hospitalizations is 72.

In Friday’s updated data from the RRHD, of the 702 people hospitalized, 126 have been older than 80 years old; 132 have been 70 to 79 years old; 136 have been between 60 and 69 years old and 133 have been between 50 and 59. One hundred and sixty-fivehave been younger than 50. (For 10 of the hospitalizations, age was not reported.)

In the health district, seven children younger than 10 (one more than yesterday) and eight between 10 and 19 years old have been hospitalized. In the state, 536 younger than 10 have been hospitalized; 617 between 10 and 19 years old have been hospitalized.

VDH data reported here was finalized Thursday, Oct. 21 at 5 p.m. More information may be found at https://www.vdh.virginia.gov/coronavirus/covid-19-in-virginia/

The Virginia Hospital and Healthcare Association data for Oct. 22 states that 1,266 Virginians are hospitalized with COVID-19. The seven-day average number of hospitalizations (1,357) rose dramatically between July 11 and Sept. 9, but has been declining since Sept. 23.

The VHHA reports that the number of COVID-19 confirmed or COVID-19 suspected patients who are in intensive care units as of Oct. 22 is 313.

Two hundred and twelve COVID-19 patients are receiving ventilator support.

The VDH and VHHA compile statistics in different ways, so their data does not always match up. For instance, VHHA reported that 70,779 COVID-19 patients have been hospitalized and discharged as of yesterday, but the VDH reports that the total number of Virginians hospitalized since the beginning of the pandemic is 38,194.

Outbreaks

A new outbreak was reported in the RRHD today, in a congregate setting. Another was reported Oct. 18, in a K-12 setting, but the location of the outbreak has not been posted. Another was reported Friday in a healthcare setting; there is no specific information on that outbreak either.

There have been a total of 62 outbreaks in the RRHD since the beginning of the pandemic -- 24 outbreaks in long-term care facilities, 20 outbreaks in congregate settings, four in correctional facilities, three in a healthcare setting, two in a childcare setting, one in a college setting, six in a K-12 setting and one in a gym. The total number of cases attributed to the outbreaks is 1,870.

One long-term care outbreak is listed in Madison, at Autumn Care of Madison (32 cases). Two are listed in Orange, at Dogwood Village of Orange County (64 cases and six deaths) and at Trinity Senior Village, with fewer than five cases. The outbreak at Trinity is pending closure; the ones at Dogwood and Autumn Care are in progress.

A data reporting gap resulted in 417 new outbreaks being added to the outbreak dashboard on Friday. A large number of new reported outbreaks in most categories are reflected in the data below. For instance, the number of outbreaks in K-12 settings was 711 yesterday. Today the number being reported is 870, a an increase of 159 outbreaks.

In the state, there are 1,294 outbreaks being reported in long-term care facilities (resulting in 36,064 cases and 4,445 deaths); 1,936 outbreaks in congregate settings; 301 outbreaks in healthcare settings; 215 in correctional facilities; 149 in college settings; 455 in childcare settings and 870 K-12 outbreaks being reported (eight more than yesterday). A new category called “gym” was added recently. According to the VDH data, there have been 28 outbreaks (223 cases) in gyms since the beginning of the pandemic.

There have been a total of 5,248 outbreaks in Virginia since the beginning of the pandemic, according to today’s VDH dashboard.

Rates of transmission

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control ranks counties by level of transmission; Fauquier, as of Friday morning, is rated “high,” as are all the other counties in Virginia except Loudoun, Fairfax, Arlington, Sussex, Matthews and Lancaster counties (These are rated “substantial.”) 

The CDC reevaluates county ratings every afternoon.

The county was rated “moderate” on July 27, substantial on July 29 and high as of July 31, but the rating was changed to “substantial” the afternoon of Aug. 3. The rating was back up to “high” the afternoon of Aug. 4, and has remained there.

Community transmission is based on two metrics – the number of new cases per 100,000 in the last seven days (131 for Fauquier) and percent positivity (8.29% for Fauquier) A county is rated “high” if there are more than 100 cases per 100,000 in the last seven days or if the percent positivity is over 10%.

On July 27, the CDC issued guidance recommending that fully vaccinated individuals wear masks when indoors in areas with “substantial to high” transmission. 

Vaccines

As of Oct. 22, 11,199,426 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered to Virginia residents. About 69.2% of the population has been vaccinated with at least one dose; 62.3% of Virginians have been fully vaccinated. In the adult population, 82.2% have been vaccinated with at least one dose; 74% are fully vaccinated.

An average 19,786 vaccine doses are being administered daily in the state.

Thus far, about 62.7% of the county’s residents (all ages combined) have been vaccinated with at least one dose; 57% are fully vaccinated (3.4% have received a booster shot). About 75.1% of adults (older than 18) have been vaccinated with at least one dose. The percentage of fully vaccinated adults is 68.3%. About 4.4% of adults have received a booster shot.

For Virginians between 12 and 17, 67.1% of the population has been vaccinated with at least one dose (58.8% are fully vaccinated, 0.1% have received a booster). Only children between 12 and 17 are eligible for the vaccine. For those 18 and older, 77.3% have received at least one dose of a vaccine (69.6% fully vaccinated, 5.2% have received a booster); for those aged 65 and older, 90.8% have received at least one dose (84% fully vaccinated, 15% have received a booster).

About 58.9% of Fauquier residents between 12 and 17 have been vaccinated with at least one dose (53% fully vaccinated, 0.1% have had boosters); 75.1% of those 18 and older (68.3% fully vaccinated, 4.3% have had boosters) and 89.5% of those 65 and older (81.7% fully vaccinated, 11.9% have had boosters).

For Virginians older than 12 (which represents everyone in the state who is eligible to be vaccinated), 76.4% have received one dose; 68.7% are fully vaccinated and 4.7% have received a booster shot. In Fauquier, 73.5% of the over-12 population has received one dose; 66.8% are fully vaccinated and 3.9% have received booster shots.

The VDH reports that between Jan. 17 and Oct. 16, there have been 43,006 breakthrough cases of COVID-19 in fully vaccinated people (0.8% of vaccinated people) – 7,961 more than last week; 1,527 of fully vaccinated people have been hospitalized (0.029% of vaccinated people) – 232 more than last week; and there have been 491 deaths in fully vaccinated people (0.0094% of fully vaccinated people) – 110 more than last week.

The VDH website says that unvaccinated people have developed COVID-19 at a rate 5.6 times higher than fully vaccinated people, and 2.3 times higher than partially vaccinated people.

The VHH’s vaccine dashboard can be found at https://www.vdh.virginia.gov/coronavirus/covid-19-vaccine-summary

THURSDAY, OCT. 22: Fauquier County reported 16 new cases of COVID-19 Thursday morning; there were 24 cases yesterday. The seven-day average of cases is 18. Fauquier has reported 6,867 cases since the beginning of the pandemic.

Daily new cases of COVID-19 in Virginia were tallied at 1,779 on Thursday. According to reporting from the Virginia Department of Health, there have been 913,100 total reported cases (233,838 probable) of COVID in Virginia. The seven-day average of new cases in the state is 1,788. It has been dropping since Sept. 14, when it was 3,689.

In the five-county Rappahannock-Rapidan Health District, 1,222 cases of COVID have been reported in children younger than 10 years old; 2,462 have been reported in those 10 to 19. In the state, there have been 57,273 cases in children younger than 10, 109,731 cases in those 10 to 19 years old.

For perspective, in both the state and in the health district, there have been more positive cases in 10 to 19 year olds than there have been in those 60 to 69, or 70 to 79 or over eighty. There have been more cases in children 0 to 9 than there have been in those 70 to 79 or over 80, in both the state and the health district.

As of Oct. 21 the seven-day positivity rate for the state (total tests compared to positive tests) is 6.7%; it has been decreasing since Sept. 9. In the Rappahannock-Rapidan Health District, the positivity rating is 10.4%. The Centers for Disease Control reports that the positivity rating for Fauquier County is at 8.59% as of Oct. 20.

Fauquier County School Division

Local schools opened for five-day-a-week, in-person learning on Aug. 11. As of the morning of Oct. 21, 419 positive cases of COVID-19 have been reported in the school system – just one more than yesterday. The total includes 302 students and 117 staff members.

There are currently 24 active cases of COVID-19, 20 students and five staffers.

People stay on the active list for 10 days after first reporting an infection.

Since the beginning of school, no “outbreaks” have been reported in the school division; one was recorded over the summer at a school-sponsored camp.

School spokeswoman Tara Helkowski reported that, as of Oct. 21, because of contact with positive cases, 108 students are currently quarantining – 24 fewer than last week. Four staff members are quarantining (as of Oct. 14). Superintendent of Schools David Jeck said Aug. 31 that the overwhelming majority of students (95%) who have quarantined have tested negative for COVID-19.

There were 191 positive cases of COVID-19 during the 2020-21 school year, 97 in students and 94 in staff members.

The list provided below outlines total cases since the first day of school. (Active cases are noted if the number is different from the total cases.)

High schools

  • 22 at Fauquier High School (one each on Aug. 16, Aug. 18, Aug. 19, Aug. 23, Aug. 24, Aug. 25, Aug 26, Sept. 9, Sept. 10, 3 on Sept. 13, 1 on Sept. 15, 3 on Sept 16, 1 on Sept. 17, 2 on Sept. 20, 1 on Sept. 21, 1 on Sept. 24 and 1 on Oct. 12). There is 1 active case.
  • 29 at Kettle Run High School (Aug. 20, 2 on Aug. 23, 1 on Aug. 25, 2 on Aug. 26, 1 on Aug. 27, 1 on Sept. 1, 2 on Sept. 2, 2 on Sept. 3, 1 on Sept. 7, 1 on Sept. 10, 1 on Sept. 17, 1 on Sept. 23, 1 on Sept. 24, 1 on Sept. 28 and 1 on Sept. 30, 2 on Oct. 1, 1 on Oct. 4, 1 on Oct. 5, 1 on Oct. 6, 1 on Oct. 7, 1 on Oct. 12, 3 on Oct. 15 and 1 on Oct. 18) There are 5 active cases.
  • 62 at Liberty High School (3 on Aug. 16, 3 Aug. 18, 1 on Aug. 19, 5 on Aug. 23, 6 on Aug. 24, 2 on Aug. 25, 2 on Aug. 26, 3 on Aug. 27, 10 on Aug. 30, 1 on Sept. 1 and 4 on Sept. 7, 4 on Sept. 8, 2 on Sept. 9, 1 on Sept. 10, 3 on Sept. 17, 1 on Sept. 20, 1 on Sept. 27, 1 on Sept. 28, 1 on Sept. 29, 1 on Sept. 30, 1 on Oct. 1, 1 on Oct. 4, 1 on Oct. 5, 1 on Oct. 7 and 1 on Oct. 12 and 1 on Oct. 15) There are 2 active cases.
  • 2 at Southeastern Alternative School (Aug. 23 and Oct. 7) There are no active cases.

Middle schools

  • 11 at Auburn Middle School (2 on Aug. 18, 1 on Aug. 26, 1 on Sept. 1, 1 on Sept. 7, 2 on Sept. 13, 1 on Sept. 27, 1 on Sept. 30, 1 on Oct. 1 and 1 on Oct. 19) There is 1 active case.
  • 25 at Cedar Lee Middle School (Aug. 18 and Aug. 20, 3 on Aug. 24, 1 on Aug. 25, 2 on Aug. 26, 3 on Aug. 30, 1 on Aug. 31, 3 on Sept. 2, 1 on Sept. 10, 1 on Sept. 14, 1 on Sept. 20, 2 on Sept. 24, 1 on Sept. 29, 1 on Oct. 7, 2 on Oct. 12 and 1 on Oct. 19) There are 3 active cases.
  • 9 at Marshall Middle School (2 on Aug 27, 1 on Sept. 3, 1 on Sept. 10, 1 on Sept. 20, 1 on Sept. 24, 1 on Sept. 27, 1 on Oct.1 and 1 on Oct. 5) There are no active cases.
  • 11 at Taylor Middle School (one each Aug. 18, Aug. 19, 2 on Aug. 20, 2 on Aug. 23 and 1 on Aug. 25, 1 on Sept. 1, 1 on Sept. 3, 1 on Sept. 7 and 1 on Oct. 6) There are no active cases.
  • 8 at Warrenton Middle School (Sept. 3 and Sept. 13, 2 on Sept. 17, 1 on Sept. 23, 1 on Oct. 4, 1 on Oct. 6 and 1 on Oct. 12) There is 1 active case.

Elementary schools

  • 4 cases at Bradley Elementary School (on Aug. 23, Aug. 25, Sept. 17 and 1 on Oct. 1) There are no active cases.
  • 5 cases at Brumfield Elementary (2 on Aug. 17, 2 on Aug. 23 and 1 on Sept. 1) There are no active cases.
  • 4 cases at Coleman Elementary (Sept. 3 and Sept. 14 and 2 on Oct. 4) There are no active cases.
  • 16 at Greenville Elementary (1 reported Aug. 13, 1 on Aug. 16, 1 on Aug. 20, 2 on Aug. 23, 3 on Aug. 24, 1 on Oct. 1, 3 on Oct. 4, 3 on Oct. 7 and 1 on Oct. 13) There is 1 active case.
  • 34 at Miller Elementary (1 each Aug. 16 and 17, 2 on Aug. 18, 1 on Aug. 19, 2 on Aug. 23, 2 on Aug. 24, 1 on Aug. 25, 5 on Aug. 27, 3 on Aug. 30, 3 on Aug. 31, 1 on Sept. 8, 1 on Sept. 9, 2 on Sept. 16, 1 on Sept. 20, 2 on Sept. 21, 1 on Sept. 22 and 1 on Sept. 27, 3 on Sept. 29 and 1 on Oct. 12) There is 1 active case.
  • 10 at Pearson Elementary School (Aug. 18, 4 on Aug. 27, 1 on Sept. 7 and 1 on Sept. 10, 1 on Oct. 1, 1 on Oct. 6 and 1 on Oct. 15) There is 1 active case.
  • 2 at Pierce Elementary School (Aug. 27 and Sept. 17) There are no active cases.
  • 5 at Ritchie Elementary School (Aug. 20, Sept. 21, Oct. 12, Oct. 14 and 1 one Oct. 18) There are 3 active cases.
  • 18 students at Smith Elementary School (1 reported Aug. 13, 2 on Aug. 15, 1 on Aug. 19, 2 on Aug. 23, 1 on Sept. 3, 2 on Sept. 7, 1 on Sept. 9, 1 on Sept. 16, 1 on Sept. 27 and 1 on Oct. 4, 2 on Oct. 5, 2 on Oct. 7 and 1 on Oct. 20) There is 1 active case.
  • 2 at Thompson Elementary (Sept. 14 and Oct. 5) There are no active cases.
  • 23 at Walter Elementary (2 on Aug. 18, 4 on Aug. 23, 1 on Aug. 24, 1 on Aug. 25, 2 on Aug. 26, 1 on Aug. 27, 4 on Aug. 30, 4 on Sept. 1, 1 on Sept. 10, 1 on Sept. 13 and 1 on Sept. 17) There are no active cases.

Staff members testing positive include:

  • 4 at Fauquier High School (Aug. 26, 1 on Sept. 3, 1 on Sept. 24 and 1 on Oct. 8) There are no active cases.
  • 7 at Kettle Run High School (2 on Aug. 25, 1 on Aug. 27, 1 on Aug. 31, 1 on Sept. 3 1 on Sept. 15 and 1 on Oct. 8) There are no active cases.
  • 13 at Liberty High (Aug. 18 and Aug. 27, Aug. 30, 1 on Sept. 8, on Sept. 9 and 1 on Sept. 10, 1 on Sept. 22, 1 on Sept. 2, 1 on Oct. 1 and 1 on Oct. 4) There are no active cases.
  • 8 at Auburn Middle School (on Aug. 17, 2 on Sept. 1, 3 on Sept. 3, 1 on Sept. 7, 1 on Sept. 10, 1 on Sept. 17, 1 on Sept. 20 and 1 on Sept. 22) There are no active cases.
  • 4 at Cedar Lee Middle (Aug. 25, Sept. 8 and 1 on Sept. 29) There are no active cases.
  • 1 at Marshall Middle School (Sept. 16) There are no active cases.
  • 9 at Taylor Middle (one on Aug. 17, 3 on Aug. 24, 1 on Aug. 27, 1 on Aug. 31, 1 on Sept. 2, 1 on Sept. 3 and 1 on Sept. 13) There is 1 active case.
  • 2 at Warrenton Middle (2 on Sept. 1) There are no active cases.
  • 6 at Bradley Elementary (Aug. 17 and Aug. 27, Sept. 1, 1 on Sept. 9, 1 on Sept. 14 and 1 on Sept. 29) There are no active cases.
  • 4 at Brumfield Elementary (Aug. 20, 2 on Aug. 27 and 1 on Sept. 1) There are no active cases.
  • 3 at Coleman Elementary (Sept. 13 and Oct. 4) There are no active cases.
  • 7 at Greenville Elementary (Aug. 24, Aug. 26, 2 on Aug. 27, 1 on Sept. 13, 1 on Sept. 29 and 1 on Oct. 5) There are no active cases.
  • 9 at Miller Elementary (Aug. 17, Aug. 25, Aug. 27, 1 on Aug. 31, 1 on Sept. 3, 1 on Sept. 14, 1 on Sept. 17 and 1 on Oct. 15) There is 1 active case.
  • 3 cases at Pearson Elementary (Sept. 22, Sept. 24 and 1 on Oct. 8) There are no active cases.
  • 2 at Pierce Elementary (Sept. 17 and Sept. 27) There are no active cases.
  • 1 at Ritchie Elementary (Aug. 27) There are no active cases.
  • 1 at Smith Elementary (Sept. 1) There are no active cases.
  • 4 at Walter Elementary (Aug. 20, Aug. 26, Aug. 30 and Sept. 1) There are no active cases.
  • 29 staff members at the school division’s central offices (2 on Aug. 24, 1 on Aug. 26, 1 on Aug. 27, 3 on Aug. 30 and 1 on Aug. 31 and 2 on Sept. 1, 1 on Sept. 2, 1 on Sept. 8, 1 on Sept. 9, 5 on Sept. 10, 2 on Sept. 15 and 1 on Sept. 21, 2 on Sept. 22, 1 on Sept. 29, 1 on Oct. 1, 1 on Oct. 8, 2 on Oct. 12 and 1 on Oct. 19) There are 3 active cases.

Deaths

On Oct. 19, for the first time in the local health district, the death of a child between 0 and 9 was reported. April Achter, population coordinator for the RRHD, said, “We are heartbroken.”

She stressed, “since children are not able to be vaccinated, the best way to prevent deaths is to create a bubble around them of vaccinated people.”

In the RRHD, one person between the ages of 10 and 19 has died.

In the state, six children between 0 and 9 have died from COVID-19; nine between 10 to 19 have died.

Fauquier reported two COVID-19 fatalities Oct. 19, in addition to one on Oct. 13; the county also reported a death on Friday, Oct. 8. The county has reported a total of 85 COVID-19 related deaths since the start of the pandemic, including nine in September.

The VDH does not report demographic data at the county level, but in the RRHD, of the 243 COVID-19 deaths reported in the RRHD so far, 104 have been in residents older than 80. There have been 65 deaths in those 70 to 79 years old, 32 deaths in those 60 to 69, and 33 deaths in those younger than 59. (For nine of the deaths, no age was reported.)

Thursday, the VDH reported 39 COVID-19 deaths in Virginia. The total number of COVID-19 related deaths in Virginia is listed as 13,624 (2,163 probable).

The seven-day average of COVID-19 deaths in the state is 40. Throughout July, the seven-day average of deaths was fewer than five. It started to rise in mid-August.

Hospitalizations

Fauquier County reported two new COVID-19 hospitalizations, three yesterday, five new COVID-19 hospitalizations last Oct. 14, two on Oct. 15 and two Oct. 18, bringing the total for October to 23; 37 hospitalizations were reported in September, 25 in August. The county has reported 287 since the beginning of the pandemic.

Sarah Cubbage, spokeswoman for Fauquier Hospital, said Oct. 15 that the hospital is treating about 10 COVID-19 patients in the hospital consistently.

The state added 66 new hospitalizations Thursday. According to the VDH, the total number of hospitalizations in the state is 38,194 (2,166 probable).

The seven-day average of new hospitalizations is 71.

In Thursday’s updated data from the RRHD, of the 697 people hospitalized, 126 have been older than 80 years old; 129 have been 70 to 79 years old; 135 have been between 60 and 69 years old and 133 have been between 50 and 59. One hundred and sixty-four have been younger than 50. (For 10 of the hospitalizations, age was not reported.)

In the health district, seven children younger than 10 (one more than yesterday) and eight between 10 and 19 years old have been hospitalized. In the state, 533 younger than 10 have been hospitalized; 617 between 10 and 19 years old have been hospitalized.

VDH data reported here was finalized Wednesday, Oct. 20 at 5 p.m. More information may be found at https://www.vdh.virginia.gov/coronavirus/covid-19-in-virginia/

The Virginia Hospital and Healthcare Association data for Oct. 21 states that 1,311 Virginians are hospitalized with COVID-19. The seven-day average number of hospitalizations (1,387) rose dramatically between July 11 and Sept. 9, but has been declining since Sept. 23.

The VHHA reports that the number of COVID-19 confirmed or COVID-19 suspected patients who are in intensive care units as of Oct. 21 is 334.

Two hundred and fourteen COVID-19 patients are receiving ventilator support.

The VDH and VHHA compile statistics in different ways, so their data does not always match up. For instance, VHHA reported that 70,704 COVID-19 patients have been hospitalized and discharged as of yesterday, but the VDH reports that the total number of Virginians hospitalized since the beginning of the pandemic is 38,194.

Outbreaks

A new outbreak was reported Monday in the RRHD, in a K-12 setting, but the location of the outbreak has not been posted. Another was reported Friday in a healthcare setting; there is no specific information on that outbreak either.

There have been a total of 61 outbreaks in the RRHD since the beginning of the pandemic -- 24 outbreaks in long-term care facilities, 20 outbreaks in congregate settings, four in correctional facilities, three in a healthcare setting, two in a childcare setting, one in a college setting, six in a K-12 setting and one in a gym. The total number of cases attributed to the outbreaks is 1,870.

One long-term care outbreak is listed in Madison, at Autumn Care of Madison (32 cases). Two are listed in Orange, at Dogwood Village of Orange County (64 cases and six deaths) and at Trinity Senior Village, with fewer than five cases. The outbreak at Trinity is pending closure; the ones at Dogwood and Autumn Care are in progress.

In the state, there are 1,248 outbreaks being reported in long-term care facilities (resulting in 35,740 cases and 4,430 deaths); 1,811 outbreaks in congregate settings; 279 outbreaks in healthcare settings; 203 in correctional facilities; 135 in college settings; 414 in childcare settings and 711 K-12 outbreaks being reported (eight more than yesterday). A new category called “gym” was added Wednesday. According to the VDH data, there have been 29 outbreaks (225 cases) in gyms since the beginning of the pandemic.

There have been a total of 4,831 outbreaks in Virginia since the beginning of the pandemic.

Rates of transmission

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control ranks counties by level of transmission; Fauquier, as of Saturday morning, is rated “high,” as are all the other counties in Virginia except Loudoun, Fairfax, Arlington, Sussex and Lancaster counties (These are rated “substantial.”) 

The CDC reevaluates county ratings every afternoon.

The county was rated “moderate” on July 27, substantial on July 29 and high as of July 31, but the rating was changed to “substantial” the afternoon of Aug. 3. The rating was back up to “high” the afternoon of Aug. 4, and has remained there.

Community transmission is based on two metrics – the number of new cases per 100,000 in the last seven days (128 for Fauquier) and percent positivity (8.59% for Fauquier) A county is rated “high” if there are more than 100 cases per 100,000 in the last seven days or if the percent positivity is over 10%.

On July 27, the CDC issued guidance recommending that fully vaccinated individuals wear masks when indoors in areas with “substantial to high” transmission. 

Vaccines

As of Oct. 21, 11,178,237 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered to Virginia residents. About 69.2% of the population has been vaccinated with at least one dose; 62.2% of Virginians have been fully vaccinated. In the adult population, 82.1% have been vaccinated with at least one dose; 74% are fully vaccinated.

An average 19,751 vaccine doses are being administered daily in the state.

Thus far, about 62.6% of the county’s residents (all ages combined) have been vaccinated with at least one dose; 57% are fully vaccinated (3.3% have received a booster shot). About 75% of adults (older than 18) have been vaccinated with at least one dose. The percentage of fully vaccinated adults is 68.2%. About 4.3% of adults have received a booster shot.

For Virginians between 12 and 17, 67% of the population has been vaccinated with at least one dose (58.8% are fully vaccinated, 0.1% have received a booster). Only children between 12 and 17 are eligible for the vaccine. For those 18 and older, 77.2% have received at least one dose of a vaccine (69.6% fully vaccinated, 5% have received a booster); for those aged 65 and older, 90.8% have received at least one dose (84% fully vaccinated, 14.6% have received a booster).

About 58.9% of Fauquier residents between 12 and 17 have been vaccinated with at least one dose (52.9% fully vaccinated, 0.1% have had boosters); 75% of those 18 and older (68.3% fully vaccinated, 4.3% have had boosters) and 89.4% of those 65 and older (81.7% fully vaccinated, 11.9% have had boosters).

For Virginians older than 12 (which represents everyone in the state who is eligible to be vaccinated), 76.3% have received one dose; 68.6% are fully vaccinated and 4.6% have received a booster shot. In Fauquier, 73.4% of the over-12 population has received one dose; 66.8% are fully vaccinated and 3.9% have received booster shots.

The VDH reports that between Jan. 17 and Oct. 9, there have been 35,045 breakthrough cases of COVID-19 in fully vaccinated people (0.7% of vaccinated people); 1,295 of fully vaccinated people have been hospitalized (0.025% of vaccinated people); and there have been 381 deaths in fully vaccinated people (0.0073% of fully vaccinated people). The numbers have stayed very stable for the last two weeks.

The VDH website says that unvaccinated people have developed COVID-19 at a rate 6.8 times higher than fully vaccinated people, and 2.4 times higher than partially vaccinated people.

The VHH’s vaccine dashboard can be found at https://www.vdh.virginia.gov/coronavirus/covid-19-vaccine-summary

WEDNESDAY, OCT. 20: Fauquier County reported 24 new cases of COVID-19 Wednesday morning; there were nine cases yesterday. The seven-day average of cases is 19. Fauquier has reported 6,851 cases since the beginning of the pandemic.

Daily new cases of COVID-19 in Virginia were tallied at 1,822 on Wednesday. According to reporting from the Virginia Department of Health, there have been 911,321 total reported cases (233,255 probable) of COVID in Virginia. The seven-day average of new cases in the state is 1,906. It has been dropping since Sept. 14, when it was 3,689.

In the five-county Rappahannock-Rapidan Health District, 1,219 cases of COVID have been reported in children younger than 10 years old; 2,458 have been reported in those 10 to 19. In the state, there have been 57,030 cases in children younger than 10, 109,438 cases in those 10 to 19 years old.

For perspective, in both the state and in the health district, there have been more positive cases in 10 to 19 year olds than there have been in those 60 to 69, or 70 to 79 or over eighty. There have been more cases in children 0 to 9 than there have been in those 70 to 79 or over 80, in both the state and the health district.

As of Oct. 20 the seven-day positivity rate for the state (total tests compared to positive tests) is 6.8%; it has been decreasing since Sept. 9. In the Rappahannock-Rapidan Health District, the positivity rating is 10.3%. The Centers for Disease Control reports that the positivity rating for Fauquier County is at 7.99% as of Oct. 20.

Fauquier County School Division

Local schools opened for five-day-a-week, in-person learning on Aug. 11. As of the morning of Oct. 20, 418 positive cases of COVID-19 have been reported in the school system. The total includes 301 students and 117 staff members.

There are currently 24 active cases of COVID-19, 19 students and five staffers.

People stay on the active list for 10 days after first reporting an infection.

Since the beginning of school, no “outbreaks” have been reported in the school division; one was recorded over the summer at a school-sponsored camp.

School spokeswoman Tara Helkowski reported that, as of Oct. 14, because of contact with positive cases, 132 students are currently quarantining – 70 fewer than last week. Four staff members are quarantining. Superintendent of Schools David Jeck said Aug. 31 that the overwhelming majority of students (95%) who have quarantined have tested negative for COVID-19.

There were 191 positive cases of COVID-19 during the 2020-21 school year, 97 in students and 94 in staff members.

The list provided below outlines total cases since the first day of school. (Active cases are noted if the number is different from the total cases.)

High schools

  • 22 at Fauquier High School (one each on Aug. 16, Aug. 18, Aug. 19, Aug. 23, Aug. 24, Aug. 25, Aug 26, Sept. 9, Sept. 10, 3 on Sept. 13, 1 on Sept. 15, 3 on Sept 16, 1 on Sept. 17, 2 on Sept. 20, 1 on Sept. 21, 1 on Sept. 24 and 1 on Oct. 12). There is 1 active case.
  • 29 at Kettle Run High School (Aug. 20, 2 on Aug. 23, 1 on Aug. 25, 2 on Aug. 26, 1 on Aug. 27, 1 on Sept. 1, 2 on Sept. 2, 2 on Sept. 3, 1 on Sept. 7, 1 on Sept. 10, 1 on Sept. 17, 1 on Sept. 23, 1 on Sept. 24, 1 on Sept. 28 and 1 on Sept. 30, 2 on Oct. 1, 1 on Oct. 4, 1 on Oct. 5, 1 on Oct. 6, 1 on Oct. 7, 1 on Oct. 12, 3 on Oct. 15 and 1 on Oct. 18) There are 5 active cases.
  • 62 at Liberty High School (3 on Aug. 16, 3 Aug. 18, 1 on Aug. 19, 5 on Aug. 23, 6 on Aug. 24, 2 on Aug. 25, 2 on Aug. 26, 3 on Aug. 27, 10 on Aug. 30, 1 on Sept. 1 and 4 on Sept. 7, 4 on Sept. 8, 2 on Sept. 9, 1 on Sept. 10, 3 on Sept. 17, 1 on Sept. 20, 1 on Sept. 27, 1 on Sept. 28, 1 on Sept. 29, 1 on Sept. 30, 1 on Oct. 1, 1 on Oct. 4, 1 on Oct. 5, 1 on Oct. 7 and 1 on Oct. 12 and 1 on Oct. 15) There are 2 active cases.
  • 2 at Southeastern Alternative School (Aug. 23 and Oct. 7) There are no active cases.

Middle schools

  • 11 at Auburn Middle School (2 on Aug. 18, 1 on Aug. 26, 1 on Sept. 1, 1 on Sept. 7, 2 on Sept. 13, 1 on Sept. 27, 1 on Sept. 30, 1 on Oct. 1 and 1 on Oct. 19) There is 1 active case.
  • 25 at Cedar Lee Middle School (Aug. 18 and Aug. 20, 3 on Aug. 24, 1 on Aug. 25, 2 on Aug. 26, 3 on Aug. 30, 1 on Aug. 31, 3 on Sept. 2, 1 on Sept. 10, 1 on Sept. 14, 1 on Sept. 20, 2 on Sept. 24, 1 on Sept. 29, 1 on Oct. 7, 2 on Oct. 12 and 1 on Oct. 19) There are 3 active cases.
  • 9 at Marshall Middle School (2 on Aug 27, 1 on Sept. 3, 1 on Sept. 10, 1 on Sept. 20, 1 on Sept. 24, 1 on Sept. 27, 1 on Oct.1 and 1 on Oct. 5) There are no active cases.
  • 11 at Taylor Middle School (one each Aug. 18, Aug. 19, 2 on Aug. 20, 2 on Aug. 23 and 1 on Aug. 25, 1 on Sept. 1, 1 on Sept. 3, 1 on Sept. 7 and 1 on Oct. 6) There are no active cases.
  • 8 at Warrenton Middle School (Sept. 3 and Sept. 13, 2 on Sept. 17, 1 on Sept. 23, 1 on Oct. 4, 1 on Oct. 6 and 1 on Oct. 12) There is 1 active case.

Elementary schools

  • 4 cases at Bradley Elementary School (on Aug. 23, Aug. 25, Sept. 17 and 1 on Oct. 1) There are no active cases.
  • 5 cases at Brumfield Elementary (2 on Aug. 17, 2 on Aug. 23 and 1 on Sept. 1) There are no active cases.
  • 4 cases at Coleman Elementary (Sept. 3 and Sept. 14 and 2 on Oct. 4) There are no active cases.
  • 16 at Greenville Elementary (1 reported Aug. 13, 1 on Aug. 16, 1 on Aug. 20, 2 on Aug. 23, 3 on Aug. 24, 1 on Oct. 1, 3 on Oct. 4, 3 on Oct. 7 and 1 on Oct. 13) There is 1 active case.
  • 34 at Miller Elementary (1 each Aug. 16 and 17, 2 on Aug. 18, 1 on Aug. 19, 2 on Aug. 23, 2 on Aug. 24, 1 on Aug. 25, 5 on Aug. 27, 3 on Aug. 30, 3 on Aug. 31, 1 on Sept. 8, 1 on Sept. 9, 2 on Sept. 16, 1 on Sept. 20, 2 on Sept. 21, 1 on Sept. 22 and 1 on Sept. 27, 3 on Sept. 29 and 1 on Oct. 12) There is 1 active case.
  • 10 at Pearson Elementary School (Aug. 18, 4 on Aug. 27, 1 on Sept. 7 and 1 on Sept. 10, 1 on Oct. 1, 1 on Oct. 6 and 1 on Oct. 15) There is 1 active case.
  • 2 at Pierce Elementary School (Aug. 27 and Sept. 17) There are no active cases.
  • 5 at Ritchie Elementary School (Aug. 20, Sept. 21, Oct. 12, Oct. 14 and 1 one Oct. 18) There are 3 active cases.
  • 17 students at Smith Elementary School (1 reported Aug. 13, 2 on Aug. 15, 1 on Aug. 19, 2 on Aug. 23, 1 on Sept. 3, 2 on Sept. 7, 1 on Sept. 9, 1 on Sept. 16, 1 on Sept. 27 and 1 on Oct. 4, 2 on Oct. 5 and 2 on Oct. 7) There are no active cases.
  • 2 at Thompson Elementary (Sept. 14 and Oct. 5) There are no active cases.
  • 23 at Walter Elementary (2 on Aug. 18, 4 on Aug. 23, 1 on Aug. 24, 1 on Aug. 25, 2 on Aug. 26, 1 on Aug. 27, 4 on Aug. 30, 4 on Sept. 1, 1 on Sept. 10, 1 on Sept. 13 and 1 on Sept. 17) There are no active cases.

Staff members testing positive include:

  • 4 at Fauquier High School (Aug. 26, 1 on Sept. 3, 1 on Sept. 24 and 1 on Oct. 8) There are no  active cases.
  • 7 at Kettle Run High School (2 on Aug. 25, 1 on Aug. 27, 1 on Aug. 31, 1 on Sept. 3 1 on Sept. 15 and 1 on Oct. 8) There are no active cases.
  • 13 at Liberty High (Aug. 18 and Aug. 27, Aug. 30, 1 on Sept. 8, on Sept. 9 and 1 on Sept. 10, 1 on Sept. 22, 1 on Sept. 2, 1 on Oct. 1 and 1 on Oct. 4) There are no active cases.
  • 8 at Auburn Middle School (on Aug. 17, 2 on Sept. 1, 3 on Sept. 3, 1 on Sept. 7, 1 on Sept. 10, 1 on Sept. 17, 1 on Sept. 20 and 1 on Sept. 22) There are no active cases.
  • 4 at Cedar Lee Middle (Aug. 25, Sept. 8 and 1 on Sept. 29) There are no active cases.
  • 1 at Marshall Middle School (Sept. 16) There are no active cases.
  • 9 at Taylor Middle (one on Aug. 17, 3 on Aug. 24, 1 on Aug. 27, 1 on Aug. 31, 1 on Sept. 2, 1 on Sept. 3 and 1 on Sept. 13) There is 1 active case.
  • 2 at Warrenton Middle (2 on Sept. 1) There are no active cases.
  • 6 at Bradley Elementary (Aug. 17 and Aug. 27, Sept. 1, 1 on Sept. 9, 1 on Sept. 14 and 1 on Sept. 29) There are no active cases.
  • 4 at Brumfield Elementary (Aug. 20, 2 on Aug. 27 and 1 on Sept. 1) There are no active cases.
  • 3 at Coleman Elementary (Sept. 13 and Oct. 4) There are no active cases.
  • 7 at Greenville Elementary (Aug. 24, Aug. 26, 2 on Aug. 27, 1 on Sept. 13, 1 on Sept. 29 and 1 on Oct. 5) There are no active cases.
  • 9 at Miller Elementary (Aug. 17, Aug. 25, Aug. 27, 1 on Aug. 31, 1 on Sept. 3, 1 on Sept. 14, 1 on Sept. 17 and 1 on Oct. 15) There is 1 active case.
  • 3 cases at Pearson Elementary (Sept. 22, Sept. 24 and 1 on Oct. 8) There are no active cases.
  • 2 at Pierce Elementary (Sept. 17 and Sept. 27) There are no active cases.
  • 1 at Ritchie Elementary (Aug. 27) There are no active cases.
  • 1 at Smith Elementary (Sept. 1) There are no active cases.
  • 4 at Walter Elementary (Aug. 20, Aug. 26, Aug. 30 and Sept. 1) There are no active cases.
  • 29 staff members at the school division’s central offices (2 on Aug. 24, 1 on Aug. 26, 1 on Aug. 27, 3 on Aug. 30 and 1 on Aug. 31 and 2 on Sept. 1, 1 on Sept. 2, 1 on Sept. 8, 1 on Sept. 9, 5 on Sept. 10, 2 on Sept. 15 and 1 on Sept. 21, 2 on Sept. 22, 1 on Sept. 29, 1 on Oct. 1, 1 on Oct. 8, 2 on Oct. 12 and 1 on Oct. 19) There are 3 active cases.

Deaths

On Oct. 19, for the first time in the local health district, the death of a child between 0 and 9 was reported. April Achter, population coordinator for the RRHD, said, “We are heartbroken.”

She stressed, “since children are not able to be vaccinated, the best way to prevent deaths is to create a bubble around them of vaccinated people.”

In the RRHD, one person between the ages of 10 and 19 has died.

In the state, six children between 0 and 9 have died from COVID-19; nine between 10 to 19 have died.

Fauquier reported two COVID-19 fatalities yesterday, in addition to one on Oct. 13; the county also reported a death on Friday, Oct. 8. The county has reported a total of 85 COVID-19 related deaths since the start of the pandemic, including nine in September.

The VDH does not report demographic data at the county level, but in the RRHD, of the 243 COVID-19 deaths reported in the RRHD so far, 104 have been in residents older than 80. There have been 65 deaths in those 70 to 79 years old, 32 deaths in those 60 to 69, and 33 deaths in those younger than 59. (For nine of the deaths, no age was reported.)

Wednesday, the VDH reported 47 COVID-19 deaths in Virginia. The total number of COVID-19 related deaths in Virginia is listed as 13,585 (2,156 probable).

The seven-day average of COVID-19 deaths in the state is 43. Throughout July, the seven-day average of deaths was fewer than five. It started to rise in mid-August.

Hospitalizations

Fauquier County reported three new COVID-19 hospitalizations yesterday, five new COVID-19 hospitalizations last Oct. 14, two on Oct. 15 and two Oct. 18, bringing the total for October to 23; 37 hospitalizations were reported in September, 25 in August. The county has reported 285 since the beginning of the pandemic.

Sarah Cubbage, spokeswoman for Fauquier Hospital, said Oct. 15 that the hospital is treating about 10 COVID-19 patients in the hospital consistently.

The state added 87 new hospitalizations Wednesday. According to the VDH, the total number of hospitalizations in the state is 38,128 (2,157 probable).

The seven-day average of new hospitalizations is 74.

In Wednesday’s updated data from the RRHD, of the 691 people hospitalized, 124 have been older than 80 years old; 128 have been 70 to 79 years old; 134 have been between 60 and 69 years old and 133 have been between 50 and 59. One hundred and sixty-two have been younger than 50. (For 10 of the hospitalizations, age was not reported.)

In the health district, seven children younger than 10 (one more than yesterday) and eight between 10 and 19 years old have been hospitalized. In the state, 533 younger than 10 have been hospitalized; 614 between 10 and 19 years old have been hospitalized.

VDH data reported here was finalized Tuesday, Oct. 19 at 5 p.m. More information may be found at https://www.vdh.virginia.gov/coronavirus/covid-19-in-virginia/

The Virginia Hospital and Healthcare Association data for Oct. 20 states that 1,325 Virginians are hospitalized with COVID-19. The seven-day average number of hospitalizations (1,418) rose dramatically between July 11 and Sept. 9, but has been declining since Sept. 23.

The VHHA reports that the number of COVID-19 confirmed or COVID-19 suspected patients who are in intensive care units as of Oct. 20 is 331.

Two hundred and thirty COVID-19 patients are receiving ventilator support.

The VDH and VHHA compile statistics in different ways, so their data does not always match up. For instance, VHHA reported that 70,603 COVID-19 patients have been hospitalized and discharged as of yesterday, but the VDH reports that the total number of Virginians hospitalized since the beginning of the pandemic is 38,128.

Outbreaks

A new outbreak was reported Monday in the RRHD, in a K-12 setting, but the location of the outbreak has not been posted. Another was reported Friday in a healthcare setting; there is no specific information on that outbreak either.

There have been a total of 61 outbreaks in the RRHD since the beginning of the pandemic -- 24 outbreaks in long-term care facilities, 20 outbreaks in congregate settings, four in correctional facilities, three in a healthcare setting, two in a childcare setting, one in a college setting, six in a K-12 setting and one in a gym. The total number of cases attributed to the outbreaks is 1,870.

One long-term care outbreak is listed in Madison, at Autumn Care of Madison (32 cases). Two are listed in Orange, at Dogwood Village of Orange County (64 cases and six deaths) and at Trinity Senior Village, with fewer than five cases. The outbreak at Trinity is pending closure; the ones at Dogwood and Autumn Care are in progress.

In the state, there are 1,248 outbreaks being reported in long-term care facilities (resulting in 35,718 cases and 4,425 deaths); 1,804 outbreaks in congregate settings; 278 outbreaks in healthcare settings; 203 in correctional facilities; 135 in college settings; 414 in childcare settings and 703 K-12 outbreaks being reported (nine more than yesterday). A new category called “gym” was added Wednesday. According to the VDH data, there have been 29 outbreaks (225 cases) in gyms since the beginning of the pandemic.

There have been a total of 4,814 outbreaks in Virginia since the beginning of the pandemic.

Rates of transmission

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control ranks counties by level of transmission; Fauquier, as of Saturday morning, is rated “high,” as are all the other counties in Virginia. (The CDC reevaluates county ratings every afternoon.)

The county was rated “moderate” on July 27, substantial on July 29 and high as of July 31, but the rating was changed to “substantial” the afternoon of Aug. 3. The rating was back up to “high” the afternoon of Aug. 4, and has remained there.

Community transmission is based on two metrics – the number of new cases per 100,000 in the last seven days (182 for Fauquier) and percent positivity (7.99% for Fauquier) A county is rated “high” if there are more than 100 cases per 100,000 in the last seven days or if the percent positivity is over 10%.

On July 27, the CDC issued guidance recommending that fully vaccinated individuals wear masks when indoors in areas with “substantial to high” transmission. 

Vaccines

As of Oct. 20, 11,153,011 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered to Virginia residents. About 69.1% of the population has been vaccinated with at least one dose; 62.1% of Virginians have been fully vaccinated. In the adult population, 82% have been vaccinated with at least one dose; 73.9% are fully vaccinated.

An average 19,660 vaccine doses are being administered daily in the state.

Thus far, about 62.6% of the county’s residents (all ages combined) have been vaccinated with at least one dose; 56.9% are fully vaccinated (3.2% have received a booster shot). About 74.9% of adults (older than 18) have been vaccinated with at least one dose. The percentage of fully vaccinated adults is 68.2%. About 4.1% of adults have received a booster shot.

For Virginians between 12 and 17, 66.9% of the population has been vaccinated with at least one dose (58.7% are fully vaccinated, 0.1% have received a booster). Only children between 12 and 17 are eligible for the vaccine. For those 18 and older, 77.1% have received at least one dose of a vaccine (69.5% fully vaccinated, 4.8% have received a booster); for those aged 65 and older, 90.7% have received at least one dose (83.9% fully vaccinated, 14% have received a booster).

About 58.8% of Fauquier residents between 12 and 17 have been vaccinated with at least one dose (52.8% fully vaccinated, 0.1% have had boosters); 74.9% of those 18 and older (68.2% fully vaccinated, 4.1% have had boosters) and 89.3% of those 65 and older (81.6% fully vaccinated, 11.3% have had boosters).

For Virginians older than 12 (which represents everyone in the state who is eligible to be vaccinated), 76.2% have received one dose; 68.6% are fully vaccinated and 4.4% have received a booster shot. In Fauquier, 73.3% of the over-12 population has received one dose; 66.7% are fully vaccinated and 3.7% have received booster shots.

The VDH reports that between Jan. 17 and Oct. 9, there have been 35,045 breakthrough cases of COVID-19 in fully vaccinated people (0.7% of vaccinated people); 1,295 of fully vaccinated people have been hospitalized (0.025% of vaccinated people); and there have been 381 deaths in fully vaccinated people (0.0073% of fully vaccinated people). The numbers have stayed very stable for the last two weeks.

The VDH website says that unvaccinated people have developed COVID-19 at a rate 6.8 times higher than fully vaccinated people, and 2.4 times higher than partially vaccinated people.

The VHH’s vaccine dashboard can be found at https://www.vdh.virginia.gov/coronavirus/covid-19-vaccine-summary

TUESDAY, OCT. 19: Fauquier County reported nine new cases of COVID-19 Tuesday morning; there were 11 cases yesterday. The seven-day average of cases is 18. Fauquier has reported 6,827 cases since the beginning of the pandemic.

Daily new cases of COVID-19 in Virginia were tallied at 1,617 on Tuesday. According to reporting from the Virginia Department of Health, there have been 909,499 total reported cases (232,572 probable) of COVID in Virginia. The seven-day average of new cases in the state is 1,983. It has been dropping since Sept. 14, when it was 3,689.

In the five-county Rappahannock-Rapidan Health District, 1,205 cases of COVID have been reported in children younger than 10 years old; 2,446 have been reported in those 10 to 19. In the state, there have been 56,790 cases in children younger than 10, 109,110 cases in those 10 to 19 years old.

For perspective, in both the state and in the health district, there have been more positive cases in 10 to 19 year olds than there have been in those 60 to 69, or 70 to 79 or over eighty. There have been more cases in children 0 to 9 than there have been in those 70 to 79 or over 80, in both the state and the health district.

As of Oct. 19 the seven-day positivity rate for the state (total tests compared to positive tests) is 6.8%; it has been decreasing since Sept. 9. In the Rappahannock-Rapidan Health District, the positivity rating is 10.1%. The Centers for Disease Control reports that the positivity rating for Fauquier County is at 8.96% as of Oct. 19.

Fauquier County School Division

Local schools opened for five-day-a-week, in-person learning on Aug. 11. As of the morning of Oct. 18, 415 positive cases of COVID-19 have been reported in the school system. The total includes 299 students and 116 staff members.

There are currently 25 active cases of COVID-19, 17 students and eight staffers; that is 20 fewer than were reported yesterday.

People stay on the active list for 10 days after first reporting an infection.

Since the beginning of school, no “outbreaks” have been reported in the school division; one was recorded over the summer at a school-sponsored camp.

School spokeswoman Tara Helkowski reported that, as of Oct. 14, because of contact with positive cases, 132 students are currently quarantining – 70 fewer than last week. Four staff members are quarantining. Superintendent of Schools David Jeck said Aug. 31 that the overwhelming majority of students (95%) who have quarantined have tested negative for COVID-19.

There were 191 positive cases of COVID-19 during the 2020-21 school year, 97 in students and 94 in staff members.

The list provided below outlines total cases since the first day of school. (Active cases are noted if the number is different from the total cases.)

High schools

  • 22 at Fauquier High School (one each on Aug. 16, Aug. 18, Aug. 19, Aug. 23, Aug. 24, Aug. 25, Aug 26, Sept. 9, Sept. 10, 3 on Sept. 13, 1 on Sept. 15, 3 on Sept 16, 1 on Sept. 17, 2 on Sept. 20, 1 on Sept. 21, 1 on Sept. 24 and 1 on Oct. 12). There is 1 active case.
  • 29 at Kettle Run High School (Aug. 20, 2 on Aug. 23, 1 on Aug. 25, 2 on Aug. 26, 1 on Aug. 27, 1 on Sept. 1, 2 on Sept. 2, 2 on Sept. 3, 1 on Sept. 7, 1 on Sept. 10, 1 on Sept. 17, 1 on Sept. 23, 1 on Sept. 24, 1 on Sept. 28 and 1 on Sept. 30, 2 on Oct. 1, 1 on Oct. 4, 1 on Oct. 5, 1 on Oct. 6, 1 on Oct. 7, 1 on Oct. 12, 3 on Oct. 15 and 1 on Oct. 18) There are 5 active cases.
  • 62 at Liberty High School (3 on Aug. 16, 3 Aug. 18, 1 on Aug. 19, 5 on Aug. 23, 6 on Aug. 24, 2 on Aug. 25, 2 on Aug. 26, 3 on Aug. 27, 10 on Aug. 30, 1 on Sept. 1 and 4 on Sept. 7, 4 on Sept. 8, 2 on Sept. 9, 1 on Sept. 10, 3 on Sept. 17, 1 on Sept. 20, 1 on Sept. 27, 1 on Sept. 28, 1 on Sept. 29, 1 on Sept. 30, 1 on Oct. 1, 1 on Oct. 4, 1 on Oct. 5, 1 on Oct. 7 and 1 on Oct. 12 and 1 on Oct. 15) There are 2 active cases.
  • 2 at Southeastern Alternative School (Aug. 23 and Oct. 7) There are no active cases.

Middle schools

  • 10 at Auburn Middle School (2 on Aug. 18, 1 on Aug. 26, 1 on Sept. 1, 1 on Sept. 7, 2 on Sept. 13, 1 on Sept. 27, 1 on Sept. 30 and 1 on Oct. 1) There are no active cases.
  • 24 at Cedar Lee Middle School (Aug. 18 and Aug. 20, 3 on Aug. 24, 1 on Aug. 25, 2 on Aug. 26, 3 on Aug. 30, 1 on Aug. 31, 3 on Sept. 2, 1 on Sept. 10, 1 on Sept. 14, 1 on Sept. 20, 2 on Sept. 24, 1 on Sept. 29, 1 on Oct. 7 and 2 on Oct. 12) There are 2 active cases.
  • 9 at Marshall Middle School (2 on Aug 27, 1 on Sept. 3, 1 on Sept. 10, 1 on Sept. 20, 1 on Sept. 24, 1 on Sept. 27, 1 on Oct.1 and 1 on Oct. 5) There are no active cases.
  • 11 at Taylor Middle School (one each Aug. 18, Aug. 19, 2 on Aug. 20, 2 on Aug. 23 and 1 on Aug. 25, 1 on Sept. 1, 1 on Sept. 3, 1 on Sept. 7 and 1 on Oct. 6) There are no active cases.
  • 8 at Warrenton Middle School (Sept. 3 and Sept. 13, 2 on Sept. 17, 1 on Sept. 23, 1 on Oct. 4, 1 on Oct. 6 and 1 on Oct. 12) There is 1 active case.

Elementary schools

  • 4 cases at Bradley Elementary School (on Aug. 23, Aug. 25, Sept. 17 and 1 on Oct. 1) There are no active cases.
  • 5 cases at Brumfield Elementary (2 on Aug. 17, 2 on Aug. 23 and 1 on Sept. 1) There are no active cases.
  • 4 cases at Coleman Elementary (Sept. 3 and Sept. 14 and 2 on Oct. 4) There are no active cases.
  • 16 at Greenville Elementary (1 reported Aug. 13, 1 on Aug. 16, 1 on Aug. 20, 2 on Aug. 23, 3 on Aug. 24, 1 on Oct. 1, 3 on Oct. 4, 3 on Oct. 7 and 1 on Oct. 13) There is 1 active case.
  • 34 at Miller Elementary (1 each Aug. 16 and 17, 2 on Aug. 18, 1 on Aug. 19, 2 on Aug. 23, 2 on Aug. 24, 1 on Aug. 25, 5 on Aug. 27, 3 on Aug. 30, 3 on Aug. 31, 1 on Sept. 8, 1 on Sept. 9, 2 on Sept. 16, 1 on Sept. 20, 2 on Sept. 21, 1 on Sept. 22 and 1 on Sept. 27, 3 on Sept. 29 and 1 on Oct. 12) There is 1 active case.
  • 10 at Pearson Elementary School (Aug. 18, 4 on Aug. 27, 1 on Sept. 7 and 1 on Sept. 10, 1 on Oct. 1, 1 on Oct. 6 and 1 on Oct. 15) There is 1 active case.
  • 2 at Pierce Elementary School (Aug. 27 and Sept. 17) There are no active cases.
  • 5 at Ritchie Elementary School (Aug. 20, Sept. 21, Oct. 12, Oct. 14 and 1 one Oct. 18) There are 3 active cases.
  • 17 students at Smith Elementary School (1 reported Aug. 13, 2 on Aug. 15, 1 on Aug. 19, 2 on Aug. 23, 1 on Sept. 3, 2 on Sept. 7, 1 on Sept. 9, 1 on Sept. 16, 1 on Sept. 27 and 1 on Oct. 4, 2 on Oct. 5 and 2 on Oct. 7) There are no active cases.
  • 2 at Thompson Elementary (Sept. 14 and Oct. 5) There are no active cases.
  • 23 at Walter Elementary (2 on Aug. 18, 4 on Aug. 23, 1 on Aug. 24, 1 on Aug. 25, 2 on Aug. 26, 1 on Aug. 27, 4 on Aug. 30, 4 on Sept. 1, 1 on Sept. 10, 1 on Sept. 13 and 1 on Sept. 17) There are no active cases.

Staff members testing positive include:

  • 4 at Fauquier High School (Aug. 26, 1 on Sept. 3, 1 on Sept. 24 and 1 on Oct. 8) There is 1 active case.
  • 7 at Kettle Run High School (2 on Aug. 25, 1 on Aug. 27, 1 on Aug. 31, 1 on Sept. 3 1 on Sept. 15 and 1 on Oct. 8) There is 1 active case.
  • 13 at Liberty High (Aug. 18 and Aug. 27, Aug. 30, 1 on Sept. 8, on Sept. 9 and 1 on Sept. 10, 1 on Sept. 22, 1 on Sept. 2, 1 on Oct. 1 and 1 on Oct. 4) There are no active cases.
  • 8 at Auburn Middle School (on Aug. 17, 2 on Sept. 1, 3 on Sept. 3, 1 on Sept. 7, 1 on Sept. 10, 1 on Sept. 17, 1 on Sept. 20 and 1 on Sept. 22) There are no active cases.
  • 4 at Cedar Lee Middle (Aug. 25, Sept. 8 and 1 on Sept. 29) There are no active cases.
  • 1 at Marshall Middle School (Sept. 16) There are no active cases.
  • 9 at Taylor Middle (one on Aug. 17, 3 on Aug. 24, 1 on Aug. 27, 1 on Aug. 31, 1 on Sept. 2, 1 on Sept. 3 and 1 on Sept. 13) There is 1 active case.
  • 2 at Warrenton Middle (2 on Sept. 1) There are no active cases.
  • 6 at Bradley Elementary (Aug. 17 and Aug. 27, Sept. 1, 1 on Sept. 9, 1 on Sept. 14 and 1 on Sept. 29) There are no active cases.
  • 4 at Brumfield Elementary (Aug. 20, 2 on Aug. 27 and 1 on Sept. 1) There are no active cases.
  • 3 at Coleman Elementary (Sept. 13 and Oct. 4) There are no active cases.
  • 7 at Greenville Elementary (Aug. 24, Aug. 26, 2 on Aug. 27, 1 on Sept. 13, 1 on Sept. 29 and 1 on Oct. 5) There are no active cases.
  • 9 at Miller Elementary (Aug. 17, Aug. 25, Aug. 27, 1 on Aug. 31, 1 on Sept. 3, 1 on Sept. 14, 1 on Sept. 17 and 1 on Oct. 15) There is 1 active case.
  • 3 cases at Pearson Elementary (Sept. 22, Sept. 24 and 1 on Oct. 8) There is 1 active case.
  • 2 at Pierce Elementary (Sept. 17 and Sept. 27) There are no active cases.
  • 1 at Ritchie Elementary (Aug. 27) There are no active cases.
  • 1 at Smith Elementary (Sept. 1) There are no active cases.
  • 4 at Walter Elementary (Aug. 20, Aug. 26, Aug. 30 and Sept. 1) There are no active cases.
  • 28 staff members at the school division’s central offices (2 on Aug. 24, 1 on Aug. 26, 1 on Aug. 27, 3 on Aug. 30 and 1 on Aug. 31 and 2 on Sept. 1, 1 on Sept. 2, 1 on Sept. 8, 1 on Sept. 9, 5 on Sept. 10, 2 on Sept. 15 and 1 on Sept. 21, 2 on Sept. 22, 1 on Sept. 29, 1 on Oct. 1, 1 on Oct. 8 and 2 on Oct. 12) There are 3 active cases.

Deaths

Today, for the first time in the local health district, a child between 0 and 9 has died. April Achter, population coordinator for the RRHD, said, “We are heartbroken.”

She stressed, “since children are not able to be vaccinated, the best way to prevent deaths is to create a bubble around them of vaccinated people.”

In the RRHD, one person between the ages of 10 and 19 has died.

In the state, six children between 0 and 9 have died from COVID-19; nine between 10 to 19 have died.

Fauquier reported two COVID-19 fatalities today, in addition to one on Oct. 13; the county also reported a death on Friday, Oct. 8. The county has reported a total of 85 COVID-19 related deaths since the start of the pandemic, including nine in September.

The VDH does not report demographic data at the county level, but in the RRHD, of the 242 COVID-19 deaths reported in the RRHD so far, 104 have been in residents older than 80. There have been 64 deaths in those 70 to 79 years old, 32 deaths in those 60 to 69, and 33 deaths in those younger than 59. (For nine of the deaths, no age was reported.)

Tuesday, the VDH reported 52 COVID-19 deaths in Virginia. The total number of COVID-19 related deaths in Virginia is listed as 13,538 (2,153 probable).

The seven-day average of COVID-19 deaths in the state is 46. Throughout July, the seven-day average of deaths was fewer than five. It started to rise in mid-August.

Hospitalizations

Fauquier County reported three new COVID-19 hospitalizations today, five new COVID-19 hospitalizations last Thursday, two on Saturday and two Monday, bringing the total for October to 23; 37 hospitalizations were reported in September, 25 in August. The county has reported 285 since the beginning of the pandemic.

Sarah Cubbage, spokeswoman for Fauquier Hospital, said Oct. 15 that the hospital is treating about 10 COVID-19 patients in the hospital consistently.

The state added 76 new hospitalizations Tuesday. According to the VDH, the total number of hospitalizations in the state is 38,061 (2,152 probable).

The seven-day average of new hospitalizations is 75.

In Tuesday’s updated data from the RRHD, of the 689 people hospitalized, 124 have been older than 80 years old; 126 have been 70 to 79 years old; 134 have been between 60 and 69 years old and 133 have been between 50 and 59. One hundred and sixty-two have been younger than 50. (For 10 of the hospitalizations, age was not reported.)

In the health district, seven children younger than 10 (one more than yesterday) and eight between 10 and 19 years old have been hospitalized. In the state, 534 younger than 10 have been hospitalized; 611 between 10 and 19 years old have been hospitalized.

VDH data reported here was finalized Monday, Oct. 18 at 5 p.m. More information may be found at https://www.vdh.virginia.gov/coronavirus/covid-19-in-virginia/

The Virginia Hospital and Healthcare Association data for Oct. 19 states that 1,386 Virginians are hospitalized with COVID-19. The seven-day average number of hospitalizations (1,454) rose dramatically between July 11 and Sept. 9, but has been declining since Sept. 23.

The VHHA reports that the number of COVID-19 confirmed or COVID-19 suspected patients who are in intensive care units as of Oct. 19 is 364. Friday was the first time it’s dropped below 400 since Aug. 26.

Two hundred and twenty-one COVID-19 patients are receiving ventilator support.

The VDH and VHHA compile statistics in different ways, so their data does not always match up. For instance, VHHA reported that 70,496 COVID-19 patients have been hospitalized and discharged as of yesterday, but the VDH reports that the total number of Virginians hospitalized since the beginning of the pandemic is 38,061.

Outbreaks

A new outbreak was reported Monday in the RRHD, in a K-12 setting, but the location of the outbreak has not been posted. Another was reported Friday in a healthcare setting; there is no specific information on that outbreak either.

There have been a total of 61 outbreaks in the RRHD since the beginning of the pandemic -- 24 outbreaks in long-term care facilities, 20 outbreaks in congregate settings, four in correctional facilities, three in a healthcare setting, two in a childcare setting, one in a college setting, six in a K-12 setting and one in a gym. The total number of cases attributed to the outbreaks is 1,864.

One long-term care outbreak is listed in Madison, at Autumn Care of Madison (32 cases). Two are listed in Orange, at Dogwood Village of Orange County (64 cases and six deaths) and at Trinity Senior Village, with fewer than five cases. The outbreak at Trinity is pending closure; the ones at Dogwood and Autumn Care are in progress.

In the state, there are 1,246 outbreaks being reported in long-term care facilities (resulting in 35,603 cases and 4,421 deaths); 1,799 outbreaks in congregate settings; 277 outbreaks in healthcare settings; 203 in correctional facilities; 134 in college settings; 413 in childcare settings and 696 K-12 outbreaks being reported (nine more than yesterday). A new category called “gym” was added Wednesday. According to the VDH data, there have been 29 outbreaks (225 cases) in gyms since the beginning of the pandemic.

There have been a total of 4,797 outbreaks in Virginia since the beginning of the pandemic.

Rates of transmission

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control ranks counties by level of transmission; Fauquier, as of Saturday morning, is rated “high,” as are all the other counties in Virginia -- except Loudoun, Fairfax, Lancaster and Arlington counties (now rated substantial). (The CDC reevaluates county ratings every afternoon.)

The county was rated “moderate” on July 27, substantial on July 29 and high as of July 31, but the rating was changed to “substantial” the afternoon of Aug. 3. The rating was back up to “high” the afternoon of Aug. 4, and has remained there.

Community transmission is based on two metrics – the number of new cases per 100,000 in the last seven days (140 for Fauquier) and percent positivity (8.96% for Fauquier) A county is rated “high” if there are more than 100 cases per 100,000 in the last seven days or if the percent positivity is over 10%.

On July 27, the CDC issued guidance recommending that fully vaccinated individuals wear masks when indoors in areas with “substantial to high” transmission. 

Vaccines

As of Oct. 19, 11,126,822 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered to Virginia residents. About 69% of the population has been vaccinated with at least one dose; 62.1% of Virginians have been fully vaccinated. In the adult population, 81.9% have been vaccinated with at least one dose; 73.8% are fully vaccinated.

An average 19,691 vaccine doses are being administered daily in the state.

Thus far, about 62.5% of the county’s residents (all ages combined) have been vaccinated with at least one dose; 56.9% are fully vaccinated (3% have received a booster shot). About 74.9% of adults (older than 18) have been vaccinated with at least one dose. The percentage of fully vaccinated adults is 68.2%. About 3.9% of adults have received a booster shot.

For Virginians between 12 and 17, 66.8% of the population has been vaccinated with at least one dose (58.6% are fully vaccinated, 0.1% have received a booster). Only children between 12 and 17 are eligible for the vaccine. For those 18 and older, 77% have received at least one dose of a vaccine (69.4% fully vaccinated, 4.6% have received a booster); for those aged 65 and older, 90.6% have received at least one dose (83.8% fully vaccinated, 13.6% have received a booster).

About 58.8% of Fauquier residents between 12 and 17 have been vaccinated with at least one dose (52.8% fully vaccinated, 0.1% have had boosters); 74.9% of those 18 and older (68.2% fully vaccinated, 3.9% have had boosters) and 89.3% of those 65 and older (81.6% fully vaccinated, 10.8% have had boosters).

For Virginians older than 12 (which represents everyone in the state who is eligible to be vaccinated), 76.1% have received one dose; 68.5% are fully vaccinated and 4.2% have received a booster shot. In Fauquier, 73.3% of the over-12 population has received one dose; 66.6% are fully vaccinated and 3.5% have received booster shots.

The VDH reports that between Jan. 17 and Oct. 9, there have been 35,045 breakthrough cases of COVID-19 in fully vaccinated people (0.7% of vaccinated people); 1,295 of fully vaccinated people have been hospitalized (0.025% of vaccinated people); and there have been 381 deaths in fully vaccinated people (0.0073% of fully vaccinated people). The numbers have stayed very stable for the last two weeks.

The VDH website says that unvaccinated people have developed COVID-19 at a rate 6.8 times higher than fully vaccinated people, and 2.4 times higher than partially vaccinated people.

The VHH’s vaccine dashboard can be found at https://www.vdh.virginia.gov/coronavirus/covid-19-vaccine-summary

MONDAY, OCT. 18: Fauquier County reported 11 new cases of COVID-19 Monday morning; there were 25 cases on Sunday and six on Saturday; there were 33 on Friday. The seven-day average of cases is 19. Fauquier has reported 6,818 cases since the beginning of the pandemic.

Daily new cases of COVID-19 in Virginia were tallied at 1,227 on Monday. (Cases are usually lower on Sundays and Mondays.) According to reporting from the Virginia Department of Health, there have been 907,882 total reported cases (231,907 probable) of COVID in Virginia. The seven-day average of new cases in the state is 2,039. It has been dropping since Sept. 14, when it was 3,689.

In the five-county Rappahannock-Rapidan Health District, 1,191 cases of COVID have been reported in children younger than 10 years old; 2,431 have been reported in those 10 to 19. In the state, there have been 56,564 cases in children younger than 10, 108,805 cases in those 10 to 19 years old.

For perspective, in both the state and in the health district, there have been more positive cases in 10 to 19 year olds than there have been in those 60 to 69, or 70 to 79 or over eighty. There have been more cases in children 0 to 9 than there have been in those 70 to 79 or over 80, in both the state and the health district.

As of Oct. 18 the seven-day positivity rate for the state (total tests compared to positive tests) is 7%; it has been decreasing since Sept. 9. In the Rappahannock-Rapidan Health District, the positivity rating is 9.7%. The Centers for Disease Control reports that the positivity rating for Fauquier County is at 8.97% as of Oct. 18.

Fauquier County School Division

Local schools opened for five-day-a-week, in-person learning on Aug. 11. As of the morning of Oct. 18, 413 positive cases of COVID-19 have been reported in the school system. The total includes 297 students and 116 staff members.

There are currently 45 active cases of COVID-19, 34 students and 11 staffers.

People stay on the active list for 10 days after first reporting an infection.

Since the beginning of school, no “outbreaks” have been reported in the school division; one was recorded over the summer at a school-sponsored camp.

School spokeswoman Tara Helkowski reported that, as of Oct. 14, because of contact with positive cases, 132 students are currently quarantining – 70 fewer than last week. Four staff members are quarantining (that number is as of Oct. 7). Superintendent of Schools David Jeck said Aug. 31 that the overwhelming majority of students (95%) who have quarantined have tested negative for COVID-19.

There were 191 positive cases of COVID-19 during the 2020-21 school year, 97 in students and 94 in staff members.

The list provided below outlines total cases since the first day of school. (Active cases are noted if the number is different from the total cases.)

High schools

  • 22 at Fauquier High School (one each on Aug. 16, Aug. 18, Aug. 19, Aug. 23, Aug. 24, Aug. 25, Aug 26, Sept. 9, Sept. 10, 3 on Sept. 13, 1 on Sept. 15, 3 on Sept 16, 1 on Sept. 17, 2 on Sept. 20, 1 on Sept. 21, 1 on Sept. 24 and 1 on Oct. 12). There is 1 active case.
  • 28 at Kettle Run High School (Aug. 20, 2 on Aug. 23, 1 on Aug. 25, 2 on Aug. 26, 1 on Aug. 27, 1 on Sept. 1, 2 on Sept. 2, 2 on Sept. 3, 1 on Sept. 7, 1 on Sept. 10, 1 on Sept. 17, 1 on Sept. 23, 1 on Sept. 24, 1 on Sept. 28 and 1 on Sept. 30, 2 on Oct. 1, 1 on Oct. 4, 1 on Oct. 5, 1 on Oct. 6, 1 on Oct. 7, 1 on Oct. 12 and 3 on Oct. 15) There are 7 active cases.
  • 62 at Liberty High School (3 on Aug. 16, 3 Aug. 18, 1 on Aug. 19, 5 on Aug. 23, 6 on Aug. 24, 2 on Aug. 25, 2 on Aug. 26, 3 on Aug. 27, 10 on Aug. 30, 1 on Sept. 1 and 4 on Sept. 7, 4 on Sept. 8, 2 on Sept. 9, 1 on Sept. 10, 3 on Sept. 17, 1 on Sept. 20, 1 on Sept. 27, 1 on Sept. 28, 1 on Sept. 29, 1 on Sept. 30, 1 on Oct. 1, 1 on Oct. 4, 1 on Oct. 5, 1 on Oct. 7 and 1 on Oct. 12 and 1 on Oct. 15) There are 4 active cases.
  • 2 at Southeastern Alternative School (Aug. 23 and Oct. 7) There is 1 active case.

Middle schools

  • 10 at Auburn Middle School (2 on Aug. 18, 1 on Aug. 26, 1 on Sept. 1, 1 on Sept. 7, 2 on Sept. 13, 1 on Sept. 27, 1 on Sept. 30 and 1 on Oct. 1) There are no active cases.
  • 24 at Cedar Lee Middle School (Aug. 18 and Aug. 20, 3 on Aug. 24, 1 on Aug. 25, 2 on Aug. 26, 3 on Aug. 30, 1 on Aug. 31, 3 on Sept. 2, 1 on Sept. 10, 1 on Sept. 14, 1 on Sept. 20, 2 on Sept. 24, 1 on Sept. 29, 1 on Oct. 7 and 2 on Oct. 12) There are 3 active cases.
  • 9 at Marshall Middle School (2 on Aug 27, 1 on Sept. 3, 1 on Sept. 10, 1 on Sept. 20, 1 on Sept. 24, 1 on Sept. 27, 1 on Oct.1 and 1 on Oct. 5) There is 1 active case.
  • 11 at Taylor Middle School (one each Aug. 18, Aug. 19, 2 on Aug. 20, 2 on Aug. 23 and 1 on Aug. 25, 1 on Sept. 1, 1 on Sept. 3, 1 on Sept. 7 and 1 on Oct. 6) There is 1 active case.
  • 8 at Warrenton Middle School (Sept. 3 and Sept. 13, 2 on Sept. 17, 1 on Sept. 23, 1 on Oct. 4, 1 on Oct. 6 and 1 on Oct. 12) There are 2 active cases.

Elementary schools

  • 4 cases at Bradley Elementary School (on Aug. 23, Aug. 25, Sept. 17 and 1 on Oct. 1) There are no active cases.
  • 5 cases at Brumfield Elementary (2 on Aug. 17, 2 on Aug. 23 and 1 on Sept. 1) There are no active cases.
  • 4 cases at Coleman Elementary (Sept. 3 and Sept. 14 and 2 on Oct. 4) There are no active cases.
  • 16 at Greenville Elementary (1 reported Aug. 13, 1 on Aug. 16, 1 on Aug. 20, 2 on Aug. 23, 3 on Aug. 24, 1 on Oct. 1, 3 on Oct. 4, 3 on Oct. 7 and 1 on Oct. 13) There are 4 active cases.
  • 34 at Miller Elementary (1 each Aug. 16 and 17, 2 on Aug. 18, 1 on Aug. 19, 2 on Aug. 23, 2 on Aug. 24, 1 on Aug. 25, 5 on Aug. 27, 3 on Aug. 30, 3 on Aug. 31, 1 on Sept. 8, 1 on Sept. 9, 2 on Sept. 16, 1 on Sept. 20, 2 on Sept. 21, 1 on Sept. 22 and 1 on Sept. 27, 3 on Sept. 29 and 1 on Oct. 12) There is 1 active case.
  • 10 at Pearson Elementary School (Aug. 18, 4 on Aug. 27, 1 on Sept. 7 and 1 on Sept. 10, 1 on Oct. 1, 1 on Oct. 6 and 1 on Oct. 15) There is 2 active case.
  • 2 at Pierce Elementary School (Aug. 27 and Sept. 17) There are no active cases.
  • 4 at Ritchie Elementary School (Aug. 20, Sept. 21, Oct. 12 and Oct. 14) There are 2 active cases.
  • 17 students at Smith Elementary School (1 reported Aug. 13, 2 on Aug. 15, 1 on Aug. 19, 2 on Aug. 23, 1 on Sept. 3, 2 on Sept. 7, 1 on Sept. 9, 1 on Sept. 16, 1 on Sept. 27 and 1 on Oct. 4, 2 on Oct. 5 and 2 on Oct. 7) There are 4 active cases.
  • 2 at Thompson Elementary (Sept. 14 and Oct. 5) There is 1 active case.
  • 23 at Walter Elementary (2 on Aug. 18, 4 on Aug. 23, 1 on Aug. 24, 1 on Aug. 25, 2 on Aug. 26, 1 on Aug. 27, 4 on Aug. 30, 4 on Sept. 1, 1 on Sept. 10, 1 on Sept. 13 and 1 on Sept. 17) There are no active cases.

Staff members testing positive include:

  • 4 at Fauquier High School (Aug. 26, 1 on Sept. 3, 1 on Sept. 24 and 1 on Oct. 8) There is 1 active case.
  • 7 at Kettle Run High School (2 on Aug. 25, 1 on Aug. 27, 1 on Aug. 31, 1 on Sept. 3 1 on Sept. 15 and 1 on Oct. 8) There is 1 active case.
  • 13 at Liberty High (Aug. 18 and Aug. 27, Aug. 30, 1 on Sept. 8, on Sept. 9 and 1 on Sept. 10, 1 on Sept. 22, 1 on Sept. 2, 1 on Oct. 1 and 1 on Oct. 4) There are no active cases.
  • 8 at Auburn Middle School (on Aug. 17, 2 on Sept. 1, 3 on Sept. 3, 1 on Sept. 7, 1 on Sept. 10, 1 on Sept. 17, 1 on Sept. 20 and 1 on Sept. 22) There are no active cases.
  • 4 at Cedar Lee Middle (Aug. 25, Sept. 8 and 1 on Sept. 29) There are no active cases.
  • 1 at Marshall Middle School (Sept. 16) There are no active cases.
  • 9 at Taylor Middle (one on Aug. 17, 3 on Aug. 24, 1 on Aug. 27, 1 on Aug. 31, 1 on Sept. 2, 1 on Sept. 3 and 1 on Sept. 13) There is 1 active case.
  • 2 at Warrenton Middle (2 on Sept. 1) There are no active cases.
  • 6 at Bradley Elementary (Aug. 17 and Aug. 27, Sept. 1, 1 on Sept. 9, 1 on Sept. 14 and 1 on Sept. 29) There are no active cases.
  • 4 at Brumfield Elementary (Aug. 20, 2 on Aug. 27 and 1 on Sept. 1) There are no active cases.
  • 3 at Coleman Elementary (Sept. 13 and Oct. 4) There is 1active case.
  • 7 at Greenville Elementary (Aug. 24, Aug. 26, 2 on Aug. 27, 1 on Sept. 13, 1 on Sept. 29 and 1 on Oct. 5) There is 1 active case.
  • 9 at Miller Elementary (Aug. 17, Aug. 25, Aug. 27, 1 on Aug. 31, 1 on Sept. 3, 1 on Sept. 14, 1 on Sept. 17 and 1 on Oct. 15) There are 2 active cases.
  • 3 cases at Pearson Elementary (Sept. 22, Sept. 24 and 1 on Oct. 8) There is 1 active case.
  • 2 at Pierce Elementary (Sept. 17 and Sept. 27) There are no active cases.
  • 1 at Ritchie Elementary (Aug. 27) There are no active cases.
  • 1 at Smith Elementary (Sept. 1) There are no active cases.
  • 4 at Walter Elementary (Aug. 20, Aug. 26, Aug. 30 and Sept. 1) There are no active cases.
  • 28 staff members at the school division’s central offices (2 on Aug. 24, 1 on Aug. 26, 1 on Aug. 27, 3 on Aug. 30 and 1 on Aug. 31 and 2 on Sept. 1, 1 on Sept. 2, 1 on Sept. 8, 1 on Sept. 9, 5 on Sept. 10, 2 on Sept. 15 and 1 on Sept. 21, 2 on Sept. 22, 1 on Sept. 29, 1 on Oct. 1, 1 on Oct. 8 and 2 on Oct. 12) There are 3 active cases.

Deaths

Fauquier reported a COVID-19 fatality Oct. 13; the county also reported a death on Friday, Oct. 8. The county has reported a total of 83 COVID-19 related deaths since the start of the pandemic, including nine in September.

The VDH does not report demographic data at the county level, but in the RRHD, of the 239 COVID-19 deaths reported in the RRHD so far, 103 have been in residents older than 80. There have been 63 deaths in those 70 to 79 years old, 32 deaths in those 60 to 69, and 32 deaths in those younger than 59. (For nine of the deaths, no age was reported.)

In the RRHD, one person between the ages of 10 and 19 has died.

In the state, a child between 10 and 19 died, reported Oct. 12, making the ninth since the beginning of the pandemic. A VDH spokesman said the person who died was 19 years old and lived in the Richmond City Health District. The fatality of a child between 10 and 19 was also reported on Sept. 30.

A child between 0 and 9 years old died Sept. 29, the state’s fifth.

Monday, the VDH reported 17 COVID-19 deaths in Virginia. There were 46 reported on Friday, 41 on Saturday and 37 on Sunday. The total number of COVID-19 related deaths in Virginia is listed as 13,486 (2,140 probable).

The seven-day average of COVID-19 deaths in the state is 44.

Hospitalizations

Fauquier County reported five new COVID-19 hospitalizations last Thursday, two on Saturday and two today, bringing the total for October to 20; 37 hospitalizations were reported in September, 25 in August. The county has reported 282 since the beginning of the pandemic.

Sarah Cubbage, spokeswoman for Fauquier Hospital, said Oct. 15 that the hospital is treating about 10 COVID-19 patients in the hospital consistently.

The state added 39 new hospitalizations Monday, 72 on Friday, 88 on Saturday and 71 on Sunday. According to the VDH, the total number of hospitalizations in the state is 37,965 (2,136 probable).

The seven-day average of new hospitalizations is 72.

In Monday’s updated data from the RRHD, of the 682 people hospitalized, 122 have been older than 80 years old; 124 have been 70 to 79 years old; 134 have been between 60 and 69 years old and 132 have been between 50 and 59. One hundred and sixty have been younger than 50. (For 10 of the hospitalizations, age was not reported.)

In the health district, six children younger than 10 and eight between 10 and 19 years old have been hospitalized; one of these was reported Tuesday, Oct. 12. In the state, 534 younger than 10 have been hospitalized; 607 between 10 and 19 years old have been hospitalized.

VDH data reported here was finalized Sunday, Oct. 17 at 5 p.m. More information may be found at https://www.vdh.virginia.gov/coronavirus/covid-19-in-virginia/

The Virginia Hospital and Healthcare Association data for Oct. 18 states that 1,388 Virginians are hospitalized with COVID-19. The seven-day average number of hospitalizations (1,483) rose dramatically between July 11 and Sept. 9, but has been declining since Sept. 23.

The VHHA reports that the number of COVID-19 confirmed or COVID-19 suspected patients who are in intensive care units as of Oct. 18 is 363. Friday was the first time it’s dropped below 400 since Aug. 26.

Two hundred and thirty COVID-19 patients are receiving ventilator support.

The VDH and VHHA compile statistics in different ways, so their data does not always match up. For instance, VHHA reported that 70,354 COVID-19 patients have been hospitalized and discharged as of yesterday, but the VDH reports that the total number of Virginians hospitalized since the beginning of the pandemic is 37,965.

Outbreaks

A new outbreak was reported Monday in the RRHD, in a K-12 setting, but the location of the outbreak has not been posted. Another was reported Friday in a healthcare setting; there is no specific information on that outbreak either.

There have been a total of 61 outbreaks in the RRHD since the beginning of the pandemic -- 24 outbreaks in long-term care facilities, 20 outbreaks in congregate settings, four in correctional facilities, three in a healthcare setting, two in a childcare setting, one in a college setting, six in a K-12 setting and one in a gym. The total number of cases attributed to the outbreaks is 1,864.

One long-term care outbreak is listed in Madison, at Autumn Care of Madison (32 cases). Two are listed in Orange, at Dogwood Village of Orange County (64 cases and six deaths) and at Trinity Senior Village, with fewer than five cases. The outbreak at Trinity is pending closure; the ones at Dogwood and Autumn Care are in progress.

In the state, there are 1,246 outbreaks being reported in long-term care facilities (resulting in 35,603 cases and 4,417 deaths); 1,797 outbreaks in congregate settings; 277 outbreaks in healthcare settings; 203 in correctional facilities; 134 in college settings; 413 in childcare settings and 687 K-12 outbreaks being reported. A new category called “gym” was added Wednesday. According to the VDH data, there have been 29 outbreaks (225 cases) in gyms since the beginning of the pandemic.

There have been a total of 4,786 outbreaks in Virginia since the beginning of the pandemic.

Rates of transmission

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control ranks counties by level of transmission; Fauquier, as of Saturday morning, is rated “high,” as are all the other counties in Virginia -- except Loudoun, Fairfax, Lancaster and Arlington counties (now rated substantial). (The CDC reevaluates county ratings every afternoon.)

The county was rated “moderate” on July 27, substantial on July 29 and high as of July 31, but the rating was changed to “substantial” the afternoon of Aug. 3. The rating was back up to “high” the afternoon of Aug. 4, and has remained there.

Community transmission is based on two metrics – the number of new cases per 100,000 in the last seven days (140 for Fauquier) and percent positivity (8.97% for Fauquier) A county is rated “high” if there are more than 100 cases per 100,000 in the last seven days or if the percent positivity is over 10%.

On July 27, the CDC issued guidance recommending that fully vaccinated individuals wear masks when indoors in areas with “substantial to high” transmission. 

Vaccines

As of Oct. 18, 11,107,332 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered to Virginia residents. About 68.9% of the population has been vaccinated with at least one dose; 62% of Virginians have been fully vaccinated. In the adult population, 81.8% have been vaccinated with at least one dose; 73.7% are fully vaccinated.

An average 19,702 vaccine doses are being administered daily in the state.

Thus far, about 62.5% of the county’s residents (all ages combined) have been vaccinated with at least one dose; 56.8% are fully vaccinated (2.9% have received a booster shot). About 74.8% of adults (older than 18) have been vaccinated with at least one dose. The percentage of fully vaccinated adults is 68.1%. About 3.8% of adults have received a booster shot.

For Virginians between 12 and 17, 66.8% of the population has been vaccinated with at least one dose (58.5% are fully vaccinated, 0.1% have received a booster). Only children between 12 and 17 are eligible for the vaccine. For those 18 and older, 76.9% have received at least one dose of a vaccine (69.4% fully vaccinated, 4.5% have received a booster); for those aged 65 and older, 90.6% have received at least one dose (83.8% fully vaccinated, 13.2% have received a booster).

About 58.7% of Fauquier residents between 12 and 17 have been vaccinated with at least one dose (52.7% fully vaccinated, 0.1% have had boosters); 74.8% of those 18 and older (68.1% fully vaccinated, 3.8% have had boosters) and 89.2% of those 65 and older (81.6% fully vaccinated, 10.5% have had boosters).

For Virginians older than 12 (which represents everyone in the state who is eligible to be vaccinated), 76% have received one dose; 68.4% are fully vaccinated and 4.1% have received a booster shot. In Fauquier, 73.2% of the over-12 population has received one dose; 66.6% are fully vaccinated and 3.4% have received booster shots.

The VDH reports that between Jan. 17 and Oct. 2, there have been 34,691 breakthrough cases of COVID-19 in fully vaccinated people (0.7% of vaccinated people), up more than 7,000 cases from the previous week; 1,287 of fully vaccinated people have been hospitalized (0.025% of vaccinated people), up 226 from the previous week; and there have been 381 deaths in fully vaccinated people (0.0074% of fully vaccinated people).

The VDH website says that unvaccinated people have developed COVID-19 at a rate 6.5 times higher than fully vaccinated people, and 2.4 times higher than partially vaccinated people.

The VHH’s vaccine dashboard can be found at https://www.vdh.virginia.gov/coronavirus/covid-19-vaccine-summary

Weekly update

The Oct. 15 COVID-19 update from the Biocomplexity Institute at the University of Virginia offers these key takeaways:

  • While case levels remain very high, they are declining in most areas of the state. Thirty-one health districts are in declining trajectories, and only one is in a slow growth trajectory. None are in surge trajectories.
  • High case levels, combined with a substantial unvaccinated population, could lead to a significant holiday surge.
  • Combined with a possible holiday COVID-19 surge, a severe flu could result in hospitalizations that exceed last January’s peak.
  • Vaccines are the best prevention for flu and COVID-19. Booster shot administrations currently exceed first and second dose COVID-19 vaccine administrations.

The report explains: “A year ago, Virginia was in a very tenuous situation as it entered the holiday season. Cases were as high as they had been to that point. More worrying, cases were beginning to grow, with a number of local health districts entering surge trajectories… Ultimately, high and growing cases in October provided the foundation for the holiday surge Virginia experienced last winter.

“On the cusp of the 2021 holiday season the situation is different. Cases are declining in most health districts, yet, as we entered October, were at level three times higher than seen last October. While declining trajectories are a good sign, high case levels may provide a better foundation for a holiday surge than existed last year. There is a large enough unvaccinated population that we could see a repeat of last year's surge.

“Public health officials were concerned about another risk last year: the possibility that the annual flu season would further stress health systems already burdened by COVID-19. Fortunately, that scenario never came to pass. Although causes are not confirmed, it is likely that precautions taken to prevent the spread of COVID-19, combined with a record number of flu vaccinations, all but eliminated the flu last year.

“Again, the situation this year is different. Most public health restrictions have been lifted, and surveys suggest prevention efforts have declined. We are also unlikely to repeat the record vaccination rates seen last flu season. Much like with COVID-19, immunity to influenza wanes over time, meaning low exposure last year could translate to a large pool of susceptible Virginians this season. These factors could lead to a unusually bad flu season. Combined with the potential of a holiday COVID-19 surge, many are warning of the possibility of a "twindemic."

SATURDAY, OCT. 16: The Oct. 15 COVID-19 update from the Biocomplexity Institute at the University of Virginia offers these key takeaways:

  • While case levels remain very high, they are declining in most areas of the state. Thirty-one health districts are in declining trajectories, and only one is in a slow growth trajectory. None are in surge trajectories.
  • High case levels, combined with a substantial unvaccinated population, could lead to a significant holiday surge.
  • Combined with a possible holiday COVID-19 surge, a severe flu could result in hospitalizations that exceed last January’s peak.
  • Vaccines are the best prevention for flu and COVID-19. Booster shot administrations currently exceed first and second dose COVID-19 vaccine administrations.

The report explains: “A year ago, Virginia was in a very tenuous situation as it entered the holiday season. Cases were as high as they had been to that point. More worrying, cases were beginning to grow, with a number of local health districts entering surge trajectories… Ultimately, high and growing cases in October provided the foundation for the holiday surge Virginia experienced last winter.

“On the cusp of the 2021 holiday season the situation is different. Cases are declining in most health districts, yet, as we entered October, were at level three times higher than seen last October. While declining trajectories are a good sign, high case levels may provide a better foundation for a holiday surge than existed last year. There is a large enough unvaccinated population that we could see a repeat of last year's surge.

“Public health officials were concerned about another risk last year: the possibility that the annual flu season would further stress health systems already burdened by COVID-19. Fortunately, that scenario never came to pass. Although causes are not confirmed, it is likely that precautions taken to prevent the spread of COVID-19, combined with a record number of flu vaccinations, all but eliminated the flu last year.

“Again, the situation this year is different. Most public health restrictions have been lifted, and surveys suggest prevention efforts have declined. We are also unlikely to repeat the record vaccination rates seen last flu season. Much like with COVID-19, immunity to influenza wanes over time, meaning low exposure last year could translate to a large pool of susceptible Virginians this season. These factors could lead to a unusually bad flu season. Combined with the potential of a holiday COVID-19 surge, many are warning of the possibility of a "twindemic."

Cases

The numbers provided here from the Virginia Department of Health are as of Friday, Oct. 15. The VDH does not update its website on weekends.

Fauquier County reported 33 new cases of COVID-19 Friday morning. The seven-day average of cases is 20. Fauquier has reported 6,776 cases since the beginning of the pandemic.

Daily new cases of COVID-19 in Virginia were tallied at 2,357 on Friday. According to reporting from the Virginia Department of Health, there have been 902,938 total reported cases (230,094 probable) of COVID in Virginia. The seven-day average of new cases in the state is 2,111. It has been dropping since Sept. 14, when it was 3,689.

In the five-county Rappahannock-Rapidan Health District, 1,186 cases of COVID have been reported in children younger than 10 years old; 2,412 have been reported in those 10 to 19. In the state, there have been 55,941 cases in children younger than 10, 108,075 cases in those 10 to 19 years old.

For perspective, in both the state and in the health district, there have been more positive cases in 10 to 19 year olds than there have been in those 60 to 69, or 70 to 79 or over eighty.

As of Oct. 15 the seven-day positivity rate for the state (total tests compared to positive tests) is 7.5%; it has been decreasing since Sept. 9. In the Rappahannock-Rapidan Health District, the positivity rating is 10.5%. The Centers for Disease Control reports that the positivity rating for Fauquier County is at 8.97% as of Oct. 15.

Fauquier County School Division

Local schools opened for five-day-a-week, in-person learning on Aug. 11. As of the morning of Oct. 16, 413 positive cases of COVID-19 have been reported in the school system. The total includes 297 students and 116 staff members.

There are currently 45 active cases of COVID-19, 34 students and 11 staffers.

People stay on the active list for 10 days after first reporting an infection.

Since the beginning of school, no “outbreaks” have been reported in the school division; one was recorded over the summer at a school-sponsored camp.

School spokeswoman Tara Helkowski reported that, as of Oct. 14, because of contact with positive cases, 132 students are currently quarantining – 70 fewer than last week. Four staff members are quarantining (that number is as of Oct. 7). Superintendent of Schools David Jeck said Aug. 31 that the overwhelming majority of students (95%) who have quarantined have tested negative for COVID-19.

There were 191 positive cases of COVID-19 during the 2020-21 school year, 97 in students and 94 in staff members.

The list provided below outlines total cases since the first day of school. (Active cases are noted if the number is different from the total cases.)

High schools

  • 22 at Fauquier High School (one each on Aug. 16, Aug. 18, Aug. 19, Aug. 23, Aug. 24, Aug. 25, Aug 26, Sept. 9, Sept. 10, 3 on Sept. 13, 1 on Sept. 15, 3 on Sept 16, 1 on Sept. 17, 2 on Sept. 20, 1 on Sept. 21, 1 on Sept. 24 and 1 on Oct. 12). There is 1 active case.
  • 28 at Kettle Run High School (Aug. 20, 2 on Aug. 23, 1 on Aug. 25, 2 on Aug. 26, 1 on Aug. 27, 1 on Sept. 1, 2 on Sept. 2, 2 on Sept. 3, 1 on Sept. 7, 1 on Sept. 10, 1 on Sept. 17, 1 on Sept. 23, 1 on Sept. 24, 1 on Sept. 28 and 1 on Sept. 30, 2 on Oct. 1, 1 on Oct. 4, 1 on Oct. 5, 1 on Oct. 6, 1 on Oct. 7, 1 on Oct. 12 and 3 on Oct. 15) There are 7 active cases.
  • 62 at Liberty High School (3 on Aug. 16, 3 Aug. 18, 1 on Aug. 19, 5 on Aug. 23, 6 on Aug. 24, 2 on Aug. 25, 2 on Aug. 26, 3 on Aug. 27, 10 on Aug. 30, 1 on Sept. 1 and 4 on Sept. 7, 4 on Sept. 8, 2 on Sept. 9, 1 on Sept. 10, 3 on Sept. 17, 1 on Sept. 20, 1 on Sept. 27, 1 on Sept. 28, 1 on Sept. 29, 1 on Sept. 30, 1 on Oct. 1, 1 on Oct. 4, 1 on Oct. 5, 1 on Oct. 7 and 1 on Oct. 12 and 1 on Oct. 15) There are 4 active cases.
  • 2 at Southeastern Alternative School (Aug. 23 and Oct. 7) There is 1 active case.

Middle schools

  • 10 at Auburn Middle School (2 on Aug. 18, 1 on Aug. 26, 1 on Sept. 1, 1 on Sept. 7, 2 on Sept. 13, 1 on Sept. 27, 1 on Sept. 30 and 1 on Oct. 1) There are no active cases.
  • 24 at Cedar Lee Middle School (Aug. 18 and Aug. 20, 3 on Aug. 24, 1 on Aug. 25, 2 on Aug. 26, 3 on Aug. 30, 1 on Aug. 31, 3 on Sept. 2, 1 on Sept. 10, 1 on Sept. 14, 1 on Sept. 20, 2 on Sept. 24, 1 on Sept. 29, 1 on Oct. 7 and 2 on Oct. 12) There are 3 active cases.
  • 9 at Marshall Middle School (2 on Aug 27, 1 on Sept. 3, 1 on Sept. 10, 1 on Sept. 20, 1 on Sept. 24, 1 on Sept. 27, 1 on Oct.1 and 1 on Oct. 5) There is 1 active case.
  • 11 at Taylor Middle School (one each Aug. 18, Aug. 19, 2 on Aug. 20, 2 on Aug. 23 and 1 on Aug. 25, 1 on Sept. 1, 1 on Sept. 3, 1 on Sept. 7 and 1 on Oct. 6) There is 1 active case.
  • 8 at Warrenton Middle School (Sept. 3 and Sept. 13, 2 on Sept. 17, 1 on Sept. 23, 1 on Oct. 4, 1 on Oct. 6 and 1 on Oct. 12) There are 2 active cases.

Elementary schools

  • 4 cases at Bradley Elementary School (on Aug. 23, Aug. 25, Sept. 17 and 1 on Oct. 1) There are no active cases.
  • 5 cases at Brumfield Elementary (2 on Aug. 17, 2 on Aug. 23 and 1 on Sept. 1) There are no active cases.
  • 4 cases at Coleman Elementary (Sept. 3 and Sept. 14 and 2 on Oct. 4) There are no active cases.
  • 16 at Greenville Elementary (1 reported Aug. 13, 1 on Aug. 16, 1 on Aug. 20, 2 on Aug. 23, 3 on Aug. 24, 1 on Oct. 1, 3 on Oct. 4, 3 on Oct. 7 and 1 on Oct. 13) There are 4 active cases.
  • 34 at Miller Elementary (1 each Aug. 16 and 17, 2 on Aug. 18, 1 on Aug. 19, 2 on Aug. 23, 2 on Aug. 24, 1 on Aug. 25, 5 on Aug. 27, 3 on Aug. 30, 3 on Aug. 31, 1 on Sept. 8, 1 on Sept. 9, 2 on Sept. 16, 1 on Sept. 20, 2 on Sept. 21, 1 on Sept. 22 and 1 on Sept. 27, 3 on Sept. 29 and 1 on Oct. 12) There is 1 active case.
  • 10 at Pearson Elementary School (Aug. 18, 4 on Aug. 27, 1 on Sept. 7 and 1 on Sept. 10, 1 on Oct. 1, 1 on Oct. 6 and 1 on Oct. 15) There is 2 active case.
  • 2 at Pierce Elementary School (Aug. 27 and Sept. 17) There are no active cases.
  • 4 at Ritchie Elementary School (Aug. 20, Sept. 21, Oct. 12 and Oct. 14) There are 2 active cases.
  • 17 students at Smith Elementary School (1 reported Aug. 13, 2 on Aug. 15, 1 on Aug. 19, 2 on Aug. 23, 1 on Sept. 3, 2 on Sept. 7, 1 on Sept. 9, 1 on Sept. 16, 1 on Sept. 27 and 1 on Oct. 4, 2 on Oct. 5 and 2 on Oct. 7) There are 4 active cases.
  • 2 at Thompson Elementary (Sept. 14 and Oct. 5) There is 1 active case.
  • 23 at Walter Elementary (2 on Aug. 18, 4 on Aug. 23, 1 on Aug. 24, 1 on Aug. 25, 2 on Aug. 26, 1 on Aug. 27, 4 on Aug. 30, 4 on Sept. 1, 1 on Sept. 10, 1 on Sept. 13 and 1 on Sept. 17) There are no active cases.

Staff members testing positive include:

  • 4 at Fauquier High School (Aug. 26, 1 on Sept. 3, 1 on Sept. 24 and 1 on Oct. 8) There is 1 active case.
  • 7 at Kettle Run High School (2 on Aug. 25, 1 on Aug. 27, 1 on Aug. 31, 1 on Sept. 3 1 on Sept. 15 and 1 on Oct. 8) There is 1 active case.
  • 13 at Liberty High (Aug. 18 and Aug. 27, Aug. 30, 1 on Sept. 8, on Sept. 9 and 1 on Sept. 10, 1 on Sept. 22, 1 on Sept. 2, 1 on Oct. 1 and 1 on Oct. 4) There are no active cases.
  • 8 at Auburn Middle School (on Aug. 17, 2 on Sept. 1, 3 on Sept. 3, 1 on Sept. 7, 1 on Sept. 10, 1 on Sept. 17, 1 on Sept. 20 and 1 on Sept. 22) There are no active cases.
  • 4 at Cedar Lee Middle (Aug. 25, Sept. 8 and 1 on Sept. 29) There are no active cases.
  • 1 at Marshall Middle School (Sept. 16) There are no active cases.
  • 9 at Taylor Middle (one on Aug. 17, 3 on Aug. 24, 1 on Aug. 27, 1 on Aug. 31, 1 on Sept. 2, 1 on Sept. 3 and 1 on Sept. 13) There is 1 active case.
  • 2 at Warrenton Middle (2 on Sept. 1) There are no active cases.
  • 6 at Bradley Elementary (Aug. 17 and Aug. 27, Sept. 1, 1 on Sept. 9, 1 on Sept. 14 and 1 on Sept. 29) There are no active cases.
  • 4 at Brumfield Elementary (Aug. 20, 2 on Aug. 27 and 1 on Sept. 1) There are no active cases.
  • 3 at Coleman Elementary (Sept. 13 and Oct. 4) There is 1active case.
  • 7 at Greenville Elementary (Aug. 24, Aug. 26, 2 on Aug. 27, 1 on Sept. 13, 1 on Sept. 29 and 1 on Oct. 5) There is 1 active case.
  • 9 at Miller Elementary (Aug. 17, Aug. 25, Aug. 27, 1 on Aug. 31, 1 on Sept. 3, 1 on Sept. 14, 1 on Sept. 17 and 1 on Oct. 15) There are 2 active cases.
  • 3 cases at Pearson Elementary (Sept. 22, Sept. 24 and 1 on Oct. 8) There is 1 active case.
  • 2 at Pierce Elementary (Sept. 17 and Sept. 27) There are no active cases.
  • 1 at Ritchie Elementary (Aug. 27) There are no active cases.
  • 1 at Smith Elementary (Sept. 1) There are no active cases.
  • 4 at Walter Elementary (Aug. 20, Aug. 26, Aug. 30 and Sept. 1) There are no active cases.
  • 28 staff members at the school division’s central offices (2 on Aug. 24, 1 on Aug. 26, 1 on Aug. 27, 3 on Aug. 30 and 1 on Aug. 31 and 2 on Sept. 1, 1 on Sept. 2, 1 on Sept. 8, 1 on Sept. 9, 5 on Sept. 10, 2 on Sept. 15 and 1 on Sept. 21, 2 on Sept. 22, 1 on Sept. 29, 1 on Oct. 1, 1 on Oct. 8 and 2 on Oct. 12) There are 3 active cases.

Deaths

Fauquier reported a COVID-19 fatality Oc.t 13; the county also reported a death on Friday, Oct. 8. The county has reported a total of 83 COVID-19 related deaths since the start of the pandemic, including nine in September.

The VDH does not report demographic data at the county level, but in the RRHD, of the 237 COVID-19 deaths reported in the RRHD so far, 103 have been in residents older than 80. There have been 62 deaths in those 70 to 79 years old, 32 deaths in those 60 to 69, and 31 deaths in those younger than 59. (For nine of the deaths, no age was reported.)

In the RRHD, one person between the ages of 10 and 19 has died.

In the state, a child between 10 and 19 died, reported Oct. 12, making the ninth since the beginning of the pandemic. A VDH spokesman said the person who died was 19 years old and lived in the Richmond City Health District. The fatality of a child between 10 and 19 was also reported on Sept. 30.

A child between 0 and 9 years old died Sept. 29, the state’s fifth.

Friday, the VDH reported 46 COVID-19 deaths in Virginia. The total number of COVID-19 related deaths in Virginia is listed as 13,391 (2,115 probable).

The seven-day average of COVID-19 deaths in the state is 45.

Hospitalizations

Fauquier County reported five new COVID-19 hospitalizations Thursday, bringing the total for October to 16. After 37 hospitalizations were reported in September, October seemed to be starting out better for Fauquier County. There were only two in the first six days. But according to the VDH, Fauquier County reported five new hospitalizations Oct. 7, two on Oct. 8 one on Oct. 10 and one Oct. 13. Fauquier tallied 25 hospitalizations in August. The county has reported 278 since the beginning of the pandemic.

The state added 72 new hospitalizations Friday. According to the VDH, the total number of hospitalizations in the state is 37,767 (2,111 probable).

The seven-day average of new hospitalizations is 72.

In Friday’s updated data from the RRHD, of the 677 people hospitalized, 122 have been older than 80 years old; 123 have been 70 to 79 years old; 132 have been between 60 and 69 years old and 132 have been between 50 and 59. One hundred and sixty have been younger than 50. (For 8 of the hospitalizations, age was not reported.)

In the health district, six children younger than 10 and eight between 10 and 19 years old have been hospitalized; one of these was reported Tuesday, Oct. 12. In the state, 523 younger than 10 have been hospitalized; 602 between 10 and 19 years old have been hospitalized.

VDH data reported here was finalized Thursday, Oct. 14 at 5 p.m. More information may be found at https://www.vdh.virginia.gov/coronavirus/covid-19-in-virginia/

The Virginia Hospital and Healthcare Association data for Oct. 16 states that 1,450 Virginians are hospitalized with COVID-19. The seven-day average number of hospitalizations (1,538) rose dramatically between July 11 and Sept. 9, but is declining.

The VHHA reports that the number of COVID-19 confirmed or COVID-19 suspected patients who are in intensive care units as of Oct. 16 is 391. Yesterday was the first time it’s dropped below 400 since Aug. 26.

Two hundred and thirty-six COVID-19 patients are receiving ventilator support.

The VDH and VHHA compile statistics in different ways, so their data does not always match up. For instance, VHHA reported that 70,673 COVID-19 patients have been hospitalized and discharged as of yesterday, but the VDH reports that the total number of Virginians hospitalized since the beginning of the pandemic is 37,767.

Outbreaks

A new outbreak was reported Friday in the RRHD, in a healthcare setting. There have been a total of 60 outbreaks in the RRHD since the beginning of the pandemic -- 24 outbreaks in long-term care facilities, 20 outbreaks in congregate settings, four in correctional facilities, three in a healthcare setting, two in a childcare setting, one in a college setting, five in a K-12 setting and one in a gym. The total number of cases attributed to the outbreaks is 1,856.

One long-term care outbreak is listed in Madison, at Autumn Care of Madison (32 cases). Two are listed in Orange, at Dogwood Village of Orange County (64 cases and six deaths) and at Trinity Senior Village, with fewer than five cases. The outbreak at Trinity is pending closure; the ones at Dogwood and Autumn Care are in progress.

In the state, there are 1,246 outbreaks being reported in long-term care facilities (resulting in 35,589 cases and 4,409 deaths); 1,789 outbreaks in congregate settings; 276 outbreaks in healthcare settings; 202 in correctional facilities; 134 in college settings; 411 in childcare settings and 681 K-12 outbreaks being reported. A new category called “gym” was added Wednesday. According to the VDH data, there have been 29 outbreaks (225 cases) in gyms since the beginning of the pandemic.

There have been a total of 4,768 outbreaks in Virginia since the beginning of the pandemic.

Rates of transmission

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control ranks counties by level of transmission; Fauquier, as of Saturday morning, is rated “high,” as are all the other counties in Virginia -- except Loudoun, Fairfax, Lancaster and Arlington counties (now rated substantial). (The CDC reevaluates county ratings every afternoon.)

The county was rated “moderate” on July 27, substantial on July 29 and high as of July 31, but the rating was changed to “substantial” the afternoon of Aug. 3. The rating was back up to “high” the afternoon of Aug. 4, and has remained there.

Community transmission is based on two metrics – the number of new cases per 100,000 in the last seven days (139 for Fauquier) and percent positivity (8.97% for Fauquier) A county is rated “high” if there are more than 100 cases per 100,000 in the last seven days or if the percent positivity is over 10%.

On July 27, the CDC issued guidance recommending that fully vaccinated individuals wear masks when indoors in areas with “substantial to high” transmission. 

Vaccines

As of Oct. 15, 11,036,157 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered to Virginia residents. About 68.7% of the population has been vaccinated with at least one dose; 61.8% of Virginians have been fully vaccinated. In the adult population, 81.5% have been vaccinated with at least one dose; 73.5% are fully vaccinated.

An average 20,819 vaccine doses are being administered daily in the state.

Thus far, about 62.4% of the county’s residents (all ages combined) have been vaccinated with at least one dose; 56.6% are fully vaccinated (2.6% have received a booster shot). About 74.7% of adults (older than 18) have been vaccinated with at least one dose. The percentage of fully vaccinated adults is 67.9%. About 3.4% of adults have received a booster shot.

For Virginians between 12 and 17, 66.6% of the population has been vaccinated with at least one dose (58.2% are fully vaccinated, 0.1% have received a booster). Only children between 12 and 17 are eligible for the vaccine. For those 18 and older, 76.7% have received at least one dose of a vaccine (69.1% fully vaccinated, 4.0% have received a booster); for those aged 65 and older, 90.4% have received at least one dose (83.7% fully vaccinated, 12% have received a booster).

About 58.6% of Fauquier residents between 12 and 17 have been vaccinated with at least one dose (52.3% fully vaccinated, 0.1% have had boosters); 74.7% of those 18 and older (67.9% fully vaccinated, 3.4% have had boosters) and 89.1% of those 65 and older (81.5% fully vaccinated, 9.7% have had boosters).

For Virginians older than 12 (which represents everyone in the state who is eligible to be vaccinated), 75.8% have received one dose; 68.2% are fully vaccinated and 3.7% have received a booster shot. In Fauquier, 73.1% of the over-12 population has received one dose; 66.4% are fully vaccinated and 3.1% have received booster shots.

The VDH reports that between Jan. 17 and Oct. 2, there have been 34,691 breakthrough cases of COVID-19 in fully vaccinated people (0.7% of vaccinated people), up more than 7,000 cases from last week; 1,287 of fully vaccinated people have been hospitalized (0.025% of vaccinated people), up 226 from last Friday; and there have been 381 deaths in fully vaccinated people (0.0074% of fully vaccinated people). There have been 108 deaths in fully vaccinated people since Oct. 1.

The VDH website says that unvaccinated people have developed COVID-19 at a rate 6.5 times higher than fully vaccinated people, and 2.4 times higher than partially vaccinated people.

The VHH’s vaccine dashboard can be found at https://www.vdh.virginia.gov/coronavirus/covid-19-vaccine-summary

THURSDAY, OCT. 14: Fauquier County reported 23 new cases of COVID-19 this morning; yesterday the county reported 21. The seven-day average of cases is 20. Fauquier has reported 6,743 cases since the beginning of the pandemic.

Daily new cases of COVID-19 in Virginia were tallied at 2,603 today; yesterday’s total was 2,359. According to reporting from the Virginia Department of Health, there have been 900,581 total reported cases (229,211 probable) of COVID in Virginia. The seven-day average of new cases in the state is 2,180. It has been dropping since Sept. 14, when it was 3,689.

In the five-county Rappahannock-Rapidan Health District, 1,175 cases of COVID have been reported in children younger than 10 years old; 2,401 have been reported in those 10 to 19. In the state, there have been 55,659 cases in children younger than 10, 107,680 cases in those 10 to 19 years old.

For perspective, in both the state and in the health district, there have been more positive cases in 10 to 19 year olds than there have been in those 60 to 69, or 70 to 79 or over eighty.

As of Oct. 14 the seven-day positivity rate for the state (total tests compared to positive tests) is 7.5%; it has been decreasing since Sept. 9. In the Rappahannock-Rapidan Health District, the positivity rating is 10.9%. The Centers for Disease Control reports that the positivity rating for Fauquier County is at 10.45% as of Oct. 14.

Fauquier County School Division

Local schools opened for five-day-a-week, in-person learning on Aug. 11. As of the morning of Oct. 12, 406 positive cases of COVID-19 have been reported in the school system. The total includes 291 students and 115 staff members.

There are currently 48 active cases of COVID-19, 36 students and 12 staffers.

People stay on the active list for 10 days after first reporting an infection.

Since the beginning of school, no “outbreaks” have been reported in the school division; one was recorded over the summer at a school-sponsored camp.

School spokeswoman Tara Helkowski reported that, as of Oct. 7, because of contact with positive cases, 202 students are currently quarantining – 10 fewer than last week. Five staff members are quarantining. Superintendent of Schools David Jeck said Aug. 31 that the overwhelming majority of students (95%) who have quarantined have tested negative for COVID-19.

There were 191 positive cases of COVID-19 during the 2020-21 school year, 97 in students and 94 in staff members.

The list provided below outlines total cases since the first day of school. (Active cases are noted if the number is different from the total cases.)

High schools

  • 22 at Fauquier High School (one each on Aug. 16, Aug. 18, Aug. 19, Aug. 23, Aug. 24, Aug. 25, Aug 26, Sept. 9, Sept. 10, 3 on Sept. 13, 1 on Sept. 15, 3 on Sept 16, 1 on Sept. 17, 2 on Sept. 20, 1 on Sept. 21, 1 on Sept. 24 and 1 on Oct. 12). There is 1 active case.
  • 25 at Kettle Run High School (Aug. 20, 2 on Aug. 23, 1 on Aug. 25, 2 on Aug. 26, 1 on Aug. 27, 1 on Sept. 1, 2 on Sept. 2, 2 on Sept. 3, 1 on Sept. 7, 1 on Sept. 10, 1 on Sept. 17, 1 on Sept. 23, 1 on Sept. 24, 1 on Sept. 28 and 1 on Sept. 30, 2 on Oct. 1, 1 on Oct. 4, 1 on Oct. 5, 1 on Oct. 6, 1 on Oct. 7 and 1 on Oct. 12) There are 5 active cases.
  • 61 at Liberty High School (3 on Aug. 16, 3 Aug. 18, 1 on Aug. 19, 5 on Aug. 23, 6 on Aug. 24, 2 on Aug. 25, 2 on Aug. 26, 3 on Aug. 27, 10 on Aug. 30, 1 on Sept. 1 and 4 on Sept. 7, 4 on Sept. 8, 2 on Sept. 9, 1 on Sept. 10, 3 on Sept. 17, 1 on Sept. 20, 1 on Sept. 27, 1 on Sept. 28, 1 on Sept. 29, 1 on Sept. 30, 1 on Oct. 1, 1 on Oct. 4, 1 on Oct. 5, 1 on Oct. 7 and 1 on Oct. 12) There are 4 active cases.
  • 2 at Southeastern Alternative School (Aug. 23 and Oct. 7) There is 1 active case.

Middle schools

  • 10 at Auburn Middle School (2 on Aug. 18, 1 on Aug. 26, 1 on Sept. 1, 1 on Sept. 7, 2 on Sept. 13, 1 on Sept. 27, 1 on Sept. 30 and 1 on Oct. 1) There are no active cases.
  • 24 at Cedar Lee Middle School (Aug. 18 and Aug. 20, 3 on Aug. 24, 1 on Aug. 25, 2 on Aug. 26, 3 on Aug. 30, 1 on Aug. 31, 3 on Sept. 2, 1 on Sept. 10, 1 on Sept. 14, 1 on Sept. 20, 2 on Sept. 24, 1 on Sept. 29, 1 on Oct. 7 and 2 on Oct. 12) There are 3 active cases.
  • 9 at Marshall Middle School (2 on Aug 27, 1 on Sept. 3, 1 on Sept. 10, 1 on Sept. 20, 1 on Sept. 24, 1 on Sept. 27, 1 on Oct.1 and 1 on Oct. 5) There is 1 active case.
  • 11 at Taylor Middle School (one each Aug. 18, Aug. 19, 2 on Aug. 20, 2 on Aug. 23 and 1 on Aug. 25, 1 on Sept. 1, 1 on Sept. 3, 1 on Sept. 7 and 1 on Oct. 6) There is 1 active case.
  • 8 at Warrenton Middle School (Sept. 3 and Sept. 13, 2 on Sept. 17, 1 on Sept. 23, 1 on Oct. 4, 1 on Oct. 6 and 1 on Oct. 12) There are 3 active cases.

Elementary schools

  • 4 cases at Bradley Elementary School (on Aug. 23, Aug. 25, Sept. 17 and 1 on Oct. 1) There are no active cases.
  • 5 cases at Brumfield Elementary (2 on Aug. 17, 2 on Aug. 23 and 1 on Sept. 1) There are no active cases.
  • 4 cases at Coleman Elementary (Sept. 3 and Sept. 14 and 2 on Oct. 4) There are 2 active cases.
  • 16 at Greenville Elementary (1 reported Aug. 13, 1 on Aug. 16, 1 on Aug. 20, 2 on Aug. 23, 3 on Aug. 24, 1 on Oct. 1, 3 on Oct. 4, 3 on Oct. 7 and 1 on Oct. 13) There are 6 active cases.
  • 34 at Miller Elementary (1 each Aug. 16 and 17, 2 on Aug. 18, 1 on Aug. 19, 2 on Aug. 23, 2 on Aug. 24, 1 on Aug. 25, 5 on Aug. 27, 3 on Aug. 30, 3 on Aug. 31, 1 on Sept. 8, 1 on Sept. 9, 2 on Sept. 16, 1 on Sept. 20, 2 on Sept. 21, 1 on Sept. 22 and 1 on Sept. 27, 3 on Sept. 29 and 1 on Oct. 12) There is 1 active case.
  • 9 at Pearson Elementary School (Aug. 18, 4 on Aug. 27, 1 on Sept. 7 and 1 on Sept. 10, 1 on Oct. 1 and 1 on Oct. 6) There is 1 active case.
  • 2 at Pierce Elementary School (Aug. 27 and Sept. 17) There are no active cases.
  • 3 at Ritchie Elementary School (Aug. 20, Sept. 21 and Oct. 12) There is 1 active case.
  • 17 students at Smith Elementary School (1 reported Aug. 13, 2 on Aug. 15, 1 on Aug. 19, 2 on Aug. 23, 1 on Sept. 3, 2 on Sept. 7, 1 on Sept. 9, 1 on Sept. 16, 1 on Sept. 27 and 1 on Oct. 4, 2 on Oct. 5 and 2 on Oct. 7) There are 5 active cases.
  • 2 at Thompson Elementary (Sept. 14 and Oct. 5) There is 1 active case.
  • 23 at Walter Elementary (2 on Aug. 18, 4 on Aug. 23, 1 on Aug. 24, 1 on Aug. 25, 2 on Aug. 26, 1 on Aug. 27, 4 on Aug. 30, 4 on Sept. 1, 1 on Sept. 10, 1 on Sept. 13 and 1 on Sept. 17) There are no active cases.

Staff members testing positive include:

  • 4 at Fauquier High School (Aug. 26, 1 on Sept. 3, 1 on Sept. 24 and 1 on Oct. 8) There is 1 active case.
  • 7 at Kettle Run High School (2 on Aug. 25, 1 on Aug. 27, 1 on Aug. 31, 1 on Sept. 3 1 on Sept. 15 and 1 on Oct. 8) There is 1 active case.
  • 13 at Liberty High (Aug. 18 and Aug. 27, Aug. 30, 1 on Sept. 8, on Sept. 9 and 1 on Sept. 10, 1 on Sept. 22, 1 on Sept. 2, 1 on Oct. 1 and 1 on Oct. 4) There is 1 active case.
  • 8 at Auburn Middle School (on Aug. 17, 2 on Sept. 1, 3 on Sept. 3, 1 on Sept. 7, 1 on Sept. 10, 1 on Sept. 17, 1 on Sept. 20 and 1 on Sept. 22) There are no active cases.
  • 4 at Cedar Lee Middle (Aug. 25, Sept. 8 and 1 on Sept. 29) There are no active cases.
  • 1 at Marshall Middle School (Sept. 16) There are no active cases.
  • 9 at Taylor Middle (one on Aug. 17, 3 on Aug. 24, 1 on Aug. 27, 1 on Aug. 31, 1 on Sept. 2, 1 on Sept. 3 and 1 on Sept. 13) There is 1 active case.
  • 2 at Warrenton Middle (2 on Sept. 1) There are no active cases.
  • 6 at Bradley Elementary (Aug. 17 and Aug. 27, Sept. 1, 1 on Sept. 9, 1 on Sept. 14 and 1 on Sept. 29) There are no active cases.
  • 4 at Brumfield Elementary (Aug. 20, 2 on Aug. 27 and 1 on Sept. 1) There are no active cases.
  • 3 at Coleman Elementary (Sept. 13 and Oct. 4) There are 2 active cases.
  • 7 at Greenville Elementary (Aug. 24, Aug. 26, 2 on Aug. 27, 1 on Sept. 13, 1 on Sept. 29 and 1 on Oct. 5) There is 1 active case.
  • 8 at Miller Elementary (Aug. 17, Aug. 25, Aug. 27, 1 on Aug. 31, 1 on Sept. 3, 1 on Sept. 14 and 1 on Sept. 17) There is 1 active case.
  • 3 cases at Pearson Elementary (Sept. 22, Sept. 24 and 1 on Oct. 8) There is 1 active case.
  • 2 at Pierce Elementary (Sept. 17 and Sept. 27) There are no active cases.
  • 1 at Ritchie Elementary (Aug. 27) There are no active cases.
  • 1 at Smith Elementary (Sept. 1) There are no active cases.
  • 4 at Walter Elementary (Aug. 20, Aug. 26, Aug. 30 and Sept. 1) There are no active cases.
  • 28 staff members at the school division’s central offices (2 on Aug. 24, 1 on Aug. 26, 1 on Aug. 27, 3 on Aug. 30 and 1 on Aug. 31 and 2 on Sept. 1, 1 on Sept. 2, 1 on Sept. 8, 1 on Sept. 9, 5 on Sept. 10, 2 on Sept. 15 and 1 on Sept. 21, 2 on Sept. 22, 1 on Sept. 29, 1 on Oct. 1, 1 on Oct. 8 and 2 on Oct. 12) There are 3 active cases.

Deaths

Fauquier reported a COVID-19 fatality Wednesday; the county also reported a death on Friday, Oct. 8. The county has reported a total of 83 COVID-19 related deaths since the start of the pandemic, including nine in September.

The VDH does not report demographic data at the county level, but in the RRHD, of the 237 COVID-19 deaths reported in the RRHD so far, 103 have been in residents older than 80. There have been 62 deaths in those 70 to 79 years old, 32 deaths in those 60 to 69, and 31 deaths in those younger than 59. (For nine of the deaths, no age was reported.)

In the RRHD, one person between the ages of 10 and 19 has died.

In the state, another child between 10 and 19 died, reported Oct. 12, making the ninth since the beginning of the pandemic. A VDH spokesman said the person who died was 19 years old and lived in the Richmond City Health District. The fatality of a child between 10 and 19 was also reported on Sept. 30.

A child between 0 and 9 years old died Sept. 29, the state’s fifth.

Thursday, the VDH reported 60 COVID-19 deaths in Virginia, after reporting 66 yesterday. That was the highest number of deaths reported in one day since March 9, when 109 residents were reported killed by COVID-19. The total number of COVID-19 related deaths in Virginia is listed as 13,345 (2,111 probable).

The seven-day average of COVID-19 deaths in the state is 41.

Hospitalizations

Fauquier County reported five new COVID-19 hospitalizations today, bringing the total for October to 16. After 37 hospitalizations were reported in September, October seemed to be starting out better for Fauquier County. There were only two in the first six days. But according to the VDH, Fauquier County reported five new hospitalizations Oct. 7, two on Oct. 8 one on Oct. 10 and one Oct. 13. Fauquier tallied 25 hospitalizations in August. The county has reported 278 since the beginning of the pandemic.

The state added 82 new hospitalizations today. According to the VDH, the total number of hospitalizations in the state is 37,695 (2,110 probable).

The seven-day average of new hospitalizations is 76.

In Thursday’s updated data from the RRHD, of the 676 people hospitalized, 122 have been older than 80 years old; 123 have been 70 to 79 years old; 131 have been between 60 and 69 years old and 132 have been between 50 and 59. One hundred and fifty-nine have been younger than 50. (For 9 of the hospitalizations, age was not reported.)

In the health district, six children younger than 10 and eight between 10 and 19 years old have been hospitalized; one of these was reported Tuesday, Oct. 12. In the state, 522 younger than 10 have been hospitalized; 601 between 10 and 19 years old have been hospitalized.

VDH data reported here was finalized Wednesday, Oct. 13 at 5 p.m. More information may be found at https://www.vdh.virginia.gov/coronavirus/covid-19-in-virginia/

The Virginia Hospital and Healthcare Association data for Oct. 14 states that 1,533 Virginians are hospitalized with COVID-19. The seven-day average number of hospitalizations (1,595) rose dramatically between July 11 and Sept. 9, but is declining.

The VHHA reports that the number of COVID-19 confirmed or COVID-19 suspected patients who are in intensive care units as of Oct. 14 is 393. It’s the first time it’s dropped below 400 since Aug. 26.

Two hundred and forty-three COVID-19 patients are receiving ventilator support.

The VDH and VHHA compile statistics in different ways, so their data does not always match up. For instance, VHHA reported that 69,986 COVID-19 patients have been hospitalized and discharged as of yesterday, but the VDH reports that the total number of Virginians hospitalized since the beginning of the pandemic is 37,613.

Outbreaks

There have been a total of 59 outbreaks in the RRHD since the beginning of the pandemic -- 24 outbreaks in long-term care facilities, 21 outbreaks in congregate settings, four in correctional facilities, two in a healthcare setting, two in a childcare setting, one in a college setting and five in a K-12 setting. The total number of cases attributed to the outbreaks is 1,848.

One of the long-term care centers in Fauquier is listed on the list of affected facilities. White Springs Senior Living in Warrenton is reporting seven cases but no deaths. That outbreak is pending closure.

Another long-term care outbreak is listed in Madison, at Autumn Care of Madison (32 cases). Two are listed in Orange, at Dogwood Village of Orange County (61 cases and five deaths) and at Trinity Senior Village, with fewer than five cases. The outbreak at Trinity is pending closure; the ones at Dogwood and Autumn Care are in progress.

In the state, there are 1,244 outbreaks being reported in long-term care facilities (resulting in 35,515 cases and 4,397 deaths); 1,782 outbreaks in congregate settings; 275 outbreaks in healthcare settings; 202 in correctional facilities; 133 in college settings; 411 in childcare settings and 670 K-12 outbreaks being reported. A new category called “gym” was added Wednesday. According to the VDH data, there have been 29 outbreaks (225 cases) in gyms since the beginning of the pandemic.

There have been a total of 4,746 outbreaks in Virginia since the beginning of the pandemic.

Rates of transmission

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control ranks counties by level of transmission; Fauquier, as of Saturday morning, is rated “high,” as are all the other counties in Virginia -- except Loudoun, Fairfax and Arlington counties (now rated substantial). (The CDC reevaluates county ratings every afternoon.)

The county was rated “moderate” on July 27, substantial on July 29 and high as of July 31, but the rating was changed to “substantial” the afternoon of Aug. 3. The rating was back up to “high” the afternoon of Aug. 4, and has remained there.

Community transmission is based on two metrics – the number of new cases per 100,000 in the last seven days (158 for Fauquier) and percent positivity (10.45% for Fauquier) A county is rated “high” if there are more than 100 cases per 100,000 in the last seven days or if the percent positivity is over 10%.

On July 27, the CDC issued guidance recommending that fully vaccinated individuals wear masks when indoors in areas with “substantial to high” transmission. 

Vaccines

As of Oct. 14, 11,002,245 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered to Virginia residents. About 68.6% of the population has been vaccinated with at least one dose; 61.6% of Virginians have been fully vaccinated. In the adult population, 81.4% have been vaccinated with at least one dose; 73.3% are fully vaccinated.

An average 20,570 vaccine doses are being administered daily in the state.

Thus far, about 62.3% of the county’s residents (all ages combined) have been vaccinated with at least one dose; 56.6% are fully vaccinated (2.5% have received a booster shot). About 74.6% of adults (older than 18) have been vaccinated with at least one dose. The percentage of fully vaccinated adults is 67.8%. About 3.2% of adults have received a booster shot.

For Virginians between 12 and 17, 66.5% of the population has been vaccinated with at least one dose (52.2% are fully vaccinated, 0.1% have received a booster). Only children between 12 and 17 are eligible for the vaccine. For those 18 and older, 76.6% have received at least one dose of a vaccine (67.8% fully vaccinated, 3.8% have received a booster); for those aged 65 and older, 90.3% have received at least one dose (81.5% fully vaccinated, 11.5% have received a booster).

About 58.6% of Fauquier residents between 12 and 17 have been vaccinated with at least one dose (52.2% fully vaccinated, 0.1% have had boosters); 74.6% of those 18 and older (67.8% fully vaccinated, 3.2% have had boosters) and 89.1% of those 65 and older (81.4% fully vaccinated, 9% have had boosters).

For Virginians older than 12 (which represents everyone in the state who is eligible to be vaccinated), 75.7% have received one dose; 68.1% are fully vaccinated and 3.5% have received a booster shot. In Fauquier, 73% of the over-12 population has received one dose; 66.3% are fully vaccinated and 2.9% have received booster shots.

The VDH reports that between Jan. 17 and Oct. 2, there have been 34,691 breakthrough cases of COVID-19 in fully vaccinated people (0.7% of vaccinated people), up more than 7,000 cases from last week; 1,287 of fully vaccinated people have been hospitalized (0.025% of vaccinated people), up 226 from last Friday; and there have been 381 deaths in fully vaccinated people (0.0074% of fully vaccinated people). There have been 108 deaths in fully vaccinated people since Oct. 1.

The VDH website says that unvaccinated people have developed COVID-19 at a rate 6.5 times higher than fully vaccinated people, and 2.4 times higher than partially vaccinated people.

The VHH’s vaccine dashboard can be found at https://www.vdh.virginia.gov/coronavirus/covid-19-vaccine-summary

WEDNESDAY, OCT. 13: Fauquier County reported 21 new cases of COVID-19 this morning; yesterday the county reported 13. The seven-day average of cases is 20. Fauquier has reported 6,720 cases since the beginning of the pandemic.

Daily new cases of COVID-19 in Virginia were tallied at 2,359 today; yesterday’s total was 2,012. According to reporting from the Virginia Department of Health, there have been 897,978 total reported cases (228,453 probable) of COVID in Virginia. The seven-day average of new cases in the state is 2,220. It has been dropping since Sept. 14, when it was 3,689.

In the five-county Rappahannock-Rapidan Health District, 1,168 cases of COVID have been reported in children younger than 10 years old; 2,390 have been reported in those 10 to 19. In the state, there have been 55,372 cases in children younger than 10, 107,286 cases in those 10 to 19 years old.

For perspective, in both the state and in the health district, there have been more positive cases in 10 to 19 year olds than there have been in those 60 to 69, or 70 to 79 or over eighty.

As of Oct. 13 the seven-day positivity rate for the state (total tests compared to positive tests) is 7.6%; it has been decreasing since Sept. 9. In the Rappahannock-Rapidan Health District, the positivity rating is 10.3%. The Centers for Disease Control reports that the positivity rating for Fauquier County is at 10.3% as of Oct. 13.

Fauquier County School Division

Local schools opened for five-day-a-week, in-person learning on Aug. 11. As of the morning of Oct. 12, 404 positive cases of COVID-19 have been reported in the school system. The total includes 290 students and 114 staff members.

There are currently 46 active cases of COVID-19, 27 students and nine staffers.

People stay on the active list for 10 days after first reporting an infection.

Since the beginning of school, no “outbreaks” have been reported in the school division; one was recorded over the summer at a school-sponsored camp.

School spokeswoman Tara Helkowski reported that, as of Oct. 7, because of contact with positive cases, 202 students are currently quarantining – 10 fewer than last week. Five staff members are quarantining. Superintendent of Schools David Jeck said Aug. 31 that the overwhelming majority of students (95%) who have quarantined have tested negative for COVID-19.

There were 191 positive cases of COVID-19 during the 2020-21 school year, 97 in students and 94 in staff members.

The list provided below outlines total cases since the first day of school. (Active cases are noted if the number is different from the total cases.)

High schools

  • 22 at Fauquier High School (one each on Aug. 16, Aug. 18, Aug. 19, Aug. 23, Aug. 24, Aug. 25, Aug 26, Sept. 9, Sept. 10, 3 on Sept. 13, 1 on Sept. 15, 3 on Sept 16, 1 on Sept. 17, 2 on Sept. 20, 1 on Sept. 21, 1 on Sept. 24 and 1 on Oct. 12). There is 1 active case.
  • 25 at Kettle Run High School (Aug. 20, 2 on Aug. 23, 1 on Aug. 25, 2 on Aug. 26, 1 on Aug. 27, 1 on Sept. 1, 2 on Sept. 2, 2 on Sept. 3, 1 on Sept. 7, 1 on Sept. 10, 1 on Sept. 17, 1 on Sept. 23, 1 on Sept. 24, 1 on Sept. 28 and 1 on Sept. 30, 2 on Oct. 1, 1 on Oct. 4, 1 on Oct. 5, 1 on Oct. 6, 1 on Oct. 7 and 1 on Oct. 12) There are 5 active cases.
  • 61 at Liberty High School (3 on Aug. 16, 3 Aug. 18, 1 on Aug. 19, 5 on Aug. 23, 6 on Aug. 24, 2 on Aug. 25, 2 on Aug. 26, 3 on Aug. 27, 10 on Aug. 30, 1 on Sept. 1 and 4 on Sept. 7, 4 on Sept. 8, 2 on Sept. 9, 1 on Sept. 10, 3 on Sept. 17, 1 on Sept. 20, 1 on Sept. 27, 1 on Sept. 28, 1 on Sept. 29, 1 on Sept. 30, 1 on Oct. 1, 1 on Oct. 4, 1 on Oct. 5, 1 on Oct. 7 and 1 on Oct. 12) There are 4 active cases.
  • 2 at Southeastern Alternative School (Aug. 23 and Oct. 7) There is 1 active case.

Middle schools

  • 10 at Auburn Middle School (2 on Aug. 18, 1 on Aug. 26, 1 on Sept. 1, 1 on Sept. 7, 2 on Sept. 13, 1 on Sept. 27, 1 on Sept. 30 and 1 on Oct. 1) There are no active cases.
  • 24 at Cedar Lee Middle School (Aug. 18 and Aug. 20, 3 on Aug. 24, 1 on Aug. 25, 2 on Aug. 26, 3 on Aug. 30, 1 on Aug. 31, 3 on Sept. 2, 1 on Sept. 10, 1 on Sept. 14, 1 on Sept. 20, 2 on Sept. 24, 1 on Sept. 29, 1 on Oct. 7 and 2 on Oct. 12) There are 3 active cases.
  • 9 at Marshall Middle School (2 on Aug 27, 1 on Sept. 3, 1 on Sept. 10, 1 on Sept. 20, 1 on Sept. 24, 1 on Sept. 27, 1 on Oct.1 and 1 on Oct. 5) There is 1 active case.
  • 11 at Taylor Middle School (one each Aug. 18, Aug. 19, 2 on Aug. 20, 2 on Aug. 23 and 1 on Aug. 25, 1 on Sept. 1, 1 on Sept. 3, 1 on Sept. 7 and 1 on Oct. 6) There is 1 active case.
  • 8 at Warrenton Middle School (Sept. 3 and Sept. 13, 2 on Sept. 17, 1 on Sept. 23, 1 on Oct. 4, 1 on Oct. 6 and 1 on Oct. 12) There are 3 active cases.

Elementary schools

  • 4 cases at Bradley Elementary School (on Aug. 23, Aug. 25, Sept. 17 and 1 on Oct. 1) There are no active cases.
  • 5 cases at Brumfield Elementary (2 on Aug. 17, 2 on Aug. 23 and 1 on Sept. 1) There are no active cases.
  • 4 cases at Coleman Elementary (Sept. 3 and Sept. 14 and 2 on Oct. 4) There are 2 active cases.
  • 15 at Greenville Elementary (1 reported Aug. 13, 1 on Aug. 16, 1 on Aug. 20, 2 on Aug. 23, 3 on Aug. 24, 1 on Oct. 1, 3 on Oct. 4 and 3 on Oct. 7) There are 5 active cases.
  • 34 at Miller Elementary (1 each Aug. 16 and 17, 2 on Aug. 18, 1 on Aug. 19, 2 on Aug. 23, 2 on Aug. 24, 1 on Aug. 25, 5 on Aug. 27, 3 on Aug. 30, 3 on Aug. 31, 1 on Sept. 8, 1 on Sept. 9, 2 on Sept. 16, 1 on Sept. 20, 2 on Sept. 21, 1 on Sept. 22 and 1 on Sept. 27, 3 on Sept. 29 and 1 on Oct. 12) There is 1 active case.
  • 9 at Pearson Elementary School (Aug. 18, 4 on Aug. 27, 1 on Sept. 7 and 1 on Sept. 10, 1 on Oct. 1 and 1 on Oct. 6) There is 1 active case.
  • 2 at Pierce Elementary School (Aug. 27 and Sept. 17) There are no active cases.
  • 3 at Ritchie Elementary School (Aug. 20, Sept. 21 and Oct. 12) There is 1 active case.
  • 17 students at Smith Elementary School (1 reported Aug. 13, 2 on Aug. 15, 1 on Aug. 19, 2 on Aug. 23, 1 on Sept. 3, 2 on Sept. 7, 1 on Sept. 9, 1 on Sept. 16, 1 on Sept. 27 and 1 on Oct. 4, 2 on Oct. 5 and 2 on Oct. 7) There are 5 active cases.
  • 2 at Thompson Elementary (Sept. 14 and Oct. 5) There is 1 active case.
  • 23 at Walter Elementary (2 on Aug. 18, 4 on Aug. 23, 1 on Aug. 24, 1 on Aug. 25, 2 on Aug. 26, 1 on Aug. 27, 4 on Aug. 30, 4 on Sept. 1, 1 on Sept. 10, 1 on Sept. 13 and 1 on Sept. 17) There are no active cases.

Staff members testing positive include:

  • 4 at Fauquier High School (Aug. 26, 1 on Sept. 3, 1 on Sept. 24 and 1 on Oct. 8) There is 1 active case.
  • 7 at Kettle Run High School (2 on Aug. 25, 1 on Aug. 27, 1 on Aug. 31, 1 on Sept. 3 1 on Sept. 15 and 1 on Oct. 8) There is 1 active case.
  • 13 at Liberty High (Aug. 18 and Aug. 27, Aug. 30, 1 on Sept. 8, on Sept. 9 and 1 on Sept. 10, 1 on Sept. 22, 1 on Sept. 2, 1 on Oct. 1 and 1 on Oct. 4) There is 1 active case.
  • 8 at Auburn Middle School (on Aug. 17, 2 on Sept. 1, 3 on Sept. 3, 1 on Sept. 7, 1 on Sept. 10, 1 on Sept. 17, 1 on Sept. 20 and 1 on Sept. 22) There are no active cases.
  • 4 at Cedar Lee Middle (Aug. 25, Sept. 8 and 1 on Sept. 29) There are no active cases.
  • 1 at Marshall Middle School (Sept. 16) There are no active cases.
  • 8 at Taylor Middle (one on Aug. 17, 3 on Aug. 24, 1 on Aug. 27, 1 on Aug. 31, 1 on Sept. 2 and 1 on Sept. 3) There are no active cases.
  • 2 at Warrenton Middle (2 on Sept. 1) There are no active cases.
  • 6 at Bradley Elementary (Aug. 17 and Aug. 27, Sept. 1, 1 on Sept. 9, 1 on Sept. 14 and 1 on Sept. 29) There are no active cases.
  • 4 at Brumfield Elementary (Aug. 20, 2 on Aug. 27 and 1 on Sept. 1) There are no active cases.
  • 3 at Coleman Elementary (Sept. 13 and Oct. 4) There are 2 active cases.
  • 7 at Greenville Elementary (Aug. 24, Aug. 26, 2 on Aug. 27, 1 on Sept. 13, 1 on Sept. 29 and 1 on Oct. 5) There is 1 active case.
  • 8 at Miller Elementary (Aug. 17, Aug. 25, Aug. 27, 1 on Aug. 31, 1 on Sept. 3, 1 on Sept. 14 and 1 on Sept. 17) There is 1 active case.
  • 3 cases at Pearson Elementary (Sept. 22, Sept. 24 and 1 on Oct. 8) There is 1 active case.
  • 2 at Pierce Elementary (Sept. 17 and Sept. 27) There are no active cases.
  • 1 at Ritchie Elementary (Aug. 27) There are no active cases.
  • 1 at Smith Elementary (Sept. 1) There are no active cases.
  • 4 at Walter Elementary (Aug. 20, Aug. 26, Aug. 30 and Sept. 1) There are no active cases.
  • 28 staff members at the school division’s central offices (2 on Aug. 24, 1 on Aug. 26, 1 on Aug. 27, 3 on Aug. 30 and 1 on Aug. 31 and 2 on Sept. 1, 1 on Sept. 2, 1 on Sept. 8, 1 on Sept. 9, 5 on Sept. 10, 2 on Sept. 15 and 1 on Sept. 21, 2 on Sept. 22, 1 on Sept. 29, 1 on Oct. 1, 1 on Oct. 8 and 2 on Oct. 12) There are 3 active cases.

Deaths

Fauquier reported a COVID-19 fatality today; the county also reported a death on Friday, Oct. 8. The county has reported a total of 83 COVID-19 related deaths since the start of the pandemic, including nine in September.

The VDH does not report demographic data at the county level, but in the RRHD, of the 237 COVID-19 deaths reported in the RRHD so far, 103 have been in residents older than 80. There have been 62 deaths in those 70 to 79 years old, 32 deaths in those 60 to 69, and 31 deaths in those younger than 59. (For nine of the deaths, no age was reported.)

In the RRHD, one person between the ages of 10 and 19 has died.

In the state, another child between 10 and 19 died, reported Oct. 12, making the ninth since the beginning of the pandemic. A VDH spokesman said the person who died was 19 years old and lived in the Richmond City Health District. The fatality of a child between 10 and 19 was also reported on Sept. 30.

A child between 0 and 9 years old died Sept. 29, the state’s fifth.

Wednesday, the VDH reported 66 COVID-19 deaths in Virginia. It’s the highest number of deaths reported in one day since March 9, when 109 residents were reported killed by COVID-19. The total number of COVID-19 related deaths in Virginia is listed as 13,285 (2,105 probable).

The seven-day average of COVID-19 deaths in the state is 41.

Hospitalizations

After 37 hospitalizations were reported in September, October seemed to be starting out better for Fauquier County. There were only two in the first six days. But according to the VDH, Fauquier County reported five new hospitalizations Oct. 7, two on Oct. 8 one on Oct. 10 and one today, for a total of 11 for October so far. Fauquier tallied 25 hospitalizations in August. The county has reported 273 since the beginning of the pandemic.

The state added 99 new hospitalizations today. According to the VDH, the total number of hospitalizations in the state is 37,613 (2,101 probable).

The seven-day average of new hospitalizations is 76.

In Wednesday’s updated data from the RRHD, of the 670 people hospitalized, 122 have been older than 80 years old; 122 have been 70 to 79 years old; 127 have been between 60 and 69 years old and 132 have been between 50 and 59. One hundred and fifty-eight have been younger than 50. (For 9 of the hospitalizations, age was not reported.)

In the health district, six children younger than 10 and eight between 10 and 19 years old have been hospitalized; one of these was reported Tuesday, Oct. 12. In the state, 519 younger than 10 have been hospitalized; 600 between 10 and 19 years old have been hospitalized.

VDH data reported here was finalized Tuesday, Oct. 12 at 5 p.m. More information may be found at https://www.vdh.virginia.gov/coronavirus/covid-19-in-virginia/

The Virginia Hospital and Healthcare Association data for Oct. 13 states that 1,576 Virginians are hospitalized with COVID-19. The seven-day average number of hospitalizations (1,615) rose dramatically between July 11 and Sept. 9, but is declining.

The VHHA reports that the number of COVID-19 confirmed or COVID-19 suspected patients who are in intensive care units as of Oct. 13 is 422.

Two hundred and sixty COVID-19 patients are receiving ventilator support.

The VDH and VHHA compile statistics in different ways, so their data does not always match up. For instance, VHHA reported that 69,881 COVID-19 patients have been hospitalized and discharged as of yesterday, but the VDH reports that the total number of Virginians hospitalized since the beginning of the pandemic is 37,613.

Outbreaks

There have been a total of 59 outbreaks in the RRHD since the beginning of the pandemic -- 24 outbreaks in long-term care facilities, 21 outbreaks in congregate settings, four in correctional facilities, two in a healthcare setting, two in a childcare setting, one in a college setting and five in a K-12 setting. The total number of cases attributed to the outbreaks is 1,849.

One of the long-term care centers in Fauquier is listed on the list of affected facilities. White Springs Senior Living in Warrenton is reporting seven cases but no deaths. That outbreak is pending closure.

Another long-term care outbreak is listed in Madison, at Autumn Care of Madison (32 cases). Two are listed in Orange, at Dogwood Village of Orange County (61 cases and five deaths) and at Trinity Senior Village, with fewer than five cases. The outbreak at Trinity is pending closure; the ones at Dogwood and Autumn Care are in progress.

In the state, there are 1,242 outbreaks being reported in long-term care facilities (resulting in 35,461 cases and 4,394 deaths); 1,777 outbreaks in congregate settings; 275 outbreaks in healthcare settings; 201 in correctional facilities; 133 in college settings; 407 in childcare settings and 662 K-12 outbreaks being reported. A new category called “gym” was added Wednesday. According to the VDH data, there have been 29 outbreaks (225 cases) in gyms since the beginning of the pandemic.

There have been a total of 4,726 outbreaks in Virginia since the beginning of the pandemic, including 21 new outbreaks in K-12 settings. Three thousand, nine-hundred and ninety-nine cases have been attributed to K-12 outbreaks, and three deaths.

Rates of transmission

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control ranks counties by level of transmission; Fauquier, as of Saturday morning, is rated “high,” as are all the other counties in Virginia -- except Loudoun, Fairfax and Charles City counties (now rated substantial). (The CDC reevaluates county ratings every afternoon.)

The county was rated “moderate” on July 27, substantial on July 29 and high as of July 31, but the rating was changed to “substantial” the afternoon of Aug. 3. The rating was back up to “high” the afternoon of Aug. 4, and has remained there.

Community transmission is based on two metrics – the number of new cases per 100,000 in the last seven days (178 for Fauquier) and percent positivity (10.3% for Fauquier) A county is rated “high” if there are more than 100 cases per 100,000 in the last seven days or if the percent positivity is over 10%.

On July 27, the CDC issued guidance recommending that fully vaccinated individuals wear masks when indoors in areas with “substantial to high” transmission. 

Vaccines

As of Oct. 13, 10,973,649 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered to Virginia residents. About 68.5% of the population has been vaccinated with at least one dose; 61.5% of Virginians have been fully vaccinated. In the adult population, 81.3% have been vaccinated with at least one dose; 73.2% are fully vaccinated.

An average 20,872 vaccine doses are being administered daily in the state.

Thus far, about 62.2% of the county’s residents (all ages combined) have been vaccinated with at least one dose; 56.5% are fully vaccinated (2.3% have received a booster shot). About 74.5% of adults (older than 18) have been vaccinated with at least one dose. The percentage of fully vaccinated adults is 67.8%. About 3% of adults have received a booster shot.

For Virginians between 12 and 17, 66.4% of the population has been vaccinated with at least one dose (57.9% are fully vaccinated, 0.1% have received a booster). Only children between 12 and 17 are eligible for the vaccine. For those 18 and older, 76.5% have received at least one dose of a vaccine (68.9% fully vaccinated, 3.6% have received a booster); for those aged 65 and older, 90.2% have received at least one dose (83.6% fully vaccinated, 11% have received a booster).

About 58.5% of Fauquier residents between 12 and 17 have been vaccinated with at least one dose (52.2% fully vaccinated, 0.1% have had boosters); 74.5% of those 18 and older (67.8% fully vaccinated, 3% have had boosters) and 89% of those 65 and older (81.4% fully vaccinated, 8.6% have had boosters).

For Virginians older than 12 (which represents everyone in the state who is eligible to be vaccinated), 72.9% have received one dose; 68% are fully vaccinated and 3.3% have received a booster shot. In Fauquier, 73% of the over-12 population has received one dose; 66.2% are fully vaccinated and 2.7% have received booster shots.

The VDH reports that between Jan. 17 and Oct. 2, there have been 34,691 breakthrough cases of COVID-19 in fully vaccinated people (0.7% of vaccinated people), up more than 7,000 cases from last week; 1,287 of fully vaccinated people have been hospitalized (0.025% of vaccinated people), up 226 from last Friday; and there have been 381 deaths in fully vaccinated people (0.0074% of fully vaccinated people). There have been 108 deaths in fully vaccinated people since Oct. 1.

The VDH website says that unvaccinated people have developed COVID-19 at a rate 6.5 times higher than fully vaccinated people, and 2.4 times higher than partially vaccinated people.

The VHH’s vaccine dashboard can be found at https://www.vdh.virginia.gov/coronavirus/covid-19-vaccine-summary

TUESDAY, OCT. 12: Fauquier County reported 13 new cases of COVID-19 this morning. The seven-day average of cases is 23. Fauquier has reported 6,699 cases since the beginning of the pandemic.

Daily new cases of COVID-19 in Virginia were tallied at 2,012 today. According to reporting from the Virginia Department of Health, there have been 888,159 total reported cases (227,711 probable) of COVID in Virginia. The seven-day average of new cases in the state is 2,443.

In the five-county Rappahannock-Rapidan Health District, 1,156 cases of COVID have been reported in children younger than 10 years old; 2,372 have been reported in those 10 to 19. In the state, there have been 55,087 cases in children younger than 10, 106,887 cases in those 10 to 19 years old.

For perspective, in both the state and in the health district, there have been more positive cases in 10 to 19 year olds than there have been in those 60 to 69, or 70 to 79 or over eighty.

As of Oct. 12 the seven-day positivity rate for the state (total tests compared to positive tests) is 7.8%; it has been decreasing since Sept. 9. In the Rappahannock-Rapidan Health District, the positivity rating is 10.3%. The Centers for Disease Control reports that the positivity rating for Fauquier County is at 11.3% as of Oct. 12.

Fauquier County School Division

Local schools opened for five-day-a-week, in-person learning on Aug. 11. As of the morning of Oct. 12, 394 positive cases of COVID-19 have been reported in the school system. The total includes 282 students and 112 staff members.

There are currently 36 active cases of COVID-19, 27 students and nine staffers – 33 fewer than on Saturday.

People stay on the active list for 10 days after first reporting an infection.

Since the beginning of school, no “outbreaks” have been reported in the school division; one was recorded over the summer at a school-sponsored camp.

School spokeswoman Tara Helkowski reported that, as of Oct. 7, because of contact with positive cases, 202 students are currently quarantining – 10 fewer than last week. Five staff members are quarantining. Superintendent of Schools David Jeck said Aug. 31 that the overwhelming majority of students (95%) who have quarantined have tested negative for COVID-19.

There were 191 positive cases of COVID-19 during the 2020-21 school year, 97 in students and 94 in staff members.

The list provided below outlines total cases since the first day of school. (Active cases are noted if the number is different from the total cases.)

High schools

  • 21 at Fauquier High School (one each on Aug. 16, Aug. 18, Aug. 19, Aug. 23, Aug. 24, Aug. 25, Aug 26, Sept. 9, Sept. 10, 3 on Sept. 13, 1 on Sept. 15, 3 on Sept 16, 1 on Sept. 17, 2 on Sept. 20, 1 on Sept. 21 and 1 on Sept. 24). There are no active cases.
  • 24 at Kettle Run High School (Aug. 20, 2 on Aug. 23, 1 on Aug. 25, 2 on Aug. 26, 1 on Aug. 27, 1 on Sept. 1, 2 on Sept. 2, 2 on Sept. 3, 1 on Sept. 7, 1 on Sept. 10, 1 on Sept. 17, 1 on Sept. 23, 1 on Sept. 24, 1 on Sept. 28 and 1 on Sept. 30, 2 on Oct. 1, 1 on Oct. 4, 1 on Oct. 5, 1 on Oct. 6 and 1 on Oct. 7) There are 4 active cases.
  • 60 at Liberty High School (3 on Aug. 16, 3 Aug. 18, 1 on Aug. 19, 5 on Aug. 23, 6 on Aug. 24, 2 on Aug. 25, 2 on Aug. 26, 3 on Aug. 27, 10 on Aug. 30, 1 on Sept. 1 and 4 on Sept. 7, 4 on Sept. 8, 2 on Sept. 9, 1 on Sept. 10, 3 on Sept. 17, 1 on Sept. 20, 1 on Sept. 27, 1 on Sept. 28, 1 on Sept. 29, 1 on Sept. 30, 1 on Oct. 1, 1 on Oct. 4, 1 on Oct. 5 and 1 on Oct. 7) There are 3 active cases.
  • 2 at Southeastern Alternative School (Aug. 23 and Oct. 7) There is 1 active case.

Middle schools

  • 10 at Auburn Middle School (2 on Aug. 18, 1 on Aug. 26, 1 on Sept. 1, 1 on Sept. 7, 2 on Sept. 13, 1 on Sept. 27, 1 on Sept. 30 and 1 on Oct. 1) There are no active cases.
  • 22 at Cedar Lee Middle School (Aug. 18 and Aug. 20, 3 on Aug. 24, 1 on Aug. 25, 2 on Aug. 26, 3 on Aug. 30, 1 on Aug. 31, 3 on Sept. 2, 1 on Sept. 10, 1 on Sept. 14, 1 on Sept. 20, 2 on Sept. 24, 1 on Sept. 29 and 1 on Oct. 7) There is 1 active case.
  • 9 at Marshall Middle School (2 on Aug 27, 1 on Sept. 3, 1 on Sept. 10, 1 on Sept. 20, 1 on Sept. 24, 1 on Sept. 27, 1 on Oct.1 and 1 on Oct. 5) There is 1 active case.
  • 10 at Taylor Middle School (one each Aug. 18, Aug. 19, 2 on Aug. 20, 2 on Aug. 23 and 1 on Aug. 25, 1 on Sept. 1, 1 on Sept. 3, 1 on Sept. 7 and 1 on Oct. 6) There is 1 active case.
  • 7 at Warrenton Middle School (Sept. 3 and Sept. 13, 2 on Sept. 17, 1 on Sept. 23, 1 on Oct. 4 and 1 on Oct. 6) There are 2 active cases.

Elementary schools

  • 4 cases at Bradley Elementary School (on Aug. 23, Aug. 25, Sept. 17 and 1 on Oct. 1) There are no active cases.
  • 5 cases at Brumfield Elementary (2 on Aug. 17, 2 on Aug. 23 and 1 on Sept. 1) There are no active cases.
  • 4 cases at Coleman Elementary (Sept. 3 and Sept. 14 and 2 on Oct. 4) There are 2 active cases.
  • 15 at Greenville Elementary (1 reported Aug. 13, 1 on Aug. 16, 1 on Aug. 20, 2 on Aug. 23, 3 on Aug. 24, 1 on Oct. 1, 3 on Oct. 4 and 3 on Oct. 7) There are 5 active cases.
  • 33 at Miller Elementary (1 each Aug. 16 and 17, 2 on Aug. 18, 1 on Aug. 19, 2 on Aug. 23, 2 on Aug. 24, 1 on Aug. 25, 5 on Aug. 27, 3 on Aug. 30, 3 on Aug. 31, 1 on Sept. 8, 1 on Sept. 9, 2 on Sept. 16, 1 on Sept. 20, 2 on Sept. 21, 1 on Sept. 22 and 1 on Sept. 27 and 3 on Sept. 29) There are no active cases.
  • 9 at Pearson Elementary School (Aug. 18, 4 on Aug. 27, 1 on Sept. 7 and 1 on Sept. 10, 1 on Oct. 1 and 1 on Oct. 6) There is 1 active case.
  • 2 at Pierce Elementary School (Aug. 27 and Sept. 17) There are no active cases.
  • 2 at Ritchie Elementary School (Aug. 20 and Sept. 21) There are no active cases.
  • 17 students at Smith Elementary School (1 reported Aug. 13, 2 on Aug. 15, 1 on Aug. 19, 2 on Aug. 23, 1 on Sept. 3, 2 on Sept. 7, 1 on Sept. 9, 1 on Sept. 16, 1 on Sept. 27 and 1 on Oct. 4, 2 on Oct. 5 and 2 on Oct. 7) There are 5 active cases.
  • 2 at Thompson Elementary (Sept. 14 and Oct. 5) There is 1 active case.
  • 23 at Walter Elementary (2 on Aug. 18, 4 on Aug. 23, 1 on Aug. 24, 1 on Aug. 25, 2 on Aug. 26, 1 on Aug. 27, 4 on Aug. 30, 4 on Sept. 1, 1 on Sept. 10, 1 on Sept. 13 and 1 on Sept. 17) There are no active cases.

Staff members testing positive include:

  • 4 at Fauquier High School (Aug. 26, 1 on Sept. 3, 1 on Sept. 24 and 1 on Oct. 8) There is 1 active case.
  • 7 at Kettle Run High School (2 on Aug. 25, 1 on Aug. 27, 1 on Aug. 31, 1 on Sept. 3 1 on Sept. 15 and 1 on Oct. 8) There is 1 active case.
  • 13 at Liberty High (Aug. 18 and Aug. 27, Aug. 30, 1 on Sept. 8, on Sept. 9 and 1 on Sept. 10, 1 on Sept. 22, 1 on Sept. 2, 1 on Oct. 1 and 1 on Oct. 4) There is 1 active case.
  • 8 at Auburn Middle School (on Aug. 17, 2 on Sept. 1, 3 on Sept. 3, 1 on Sept. 7, 1 on Sept. 10, 1 on Sept. 17, 1 on Sept. 20 and 1 on Sept. 22) There are no active cases.
  • 4 at Cedar Lee Middle (Aug. 25, Sept. 8 and 1 on Sept. 29) There are no active cases.
  • 1 at Marshall Middle School (Sept. 16) There are no active cases.
  • 8 at Taylor Middle (one on Aug. 17, 3 on Aug. 24, 1 on Aug. 27, 1 on Aug. 31, 1 on Sept. 2 and 1 on Sept. 3) There are no active cases.
  • 2 at Warrenton Middle (2 on Sept. 1) There are no active cases.
  • 6 at Bradley Elementary (Aug. 17 and Aug. 27, Sept. 1, 1 on Sept. 9, 1 on Sept. 14 and 1 on Sept. 29) There are no active cases.
  • 4 at Brumfield Elementary (Aug. 20, 2 on Aug. 27 and 1 on Sept. 1) There are no active cases.
  • 3 at Coleman Elementary (Sept. 13 and Oct. 4) There are 2 active cases.
  • 7 at Greenville Elementary (Aug. 24, Aug. 26, 2 on Aug. 27, 1 on Sept. 13, 1 on Sept. 29 and 1 on Oct. 5) There is 1 active case.
  • 8 at Miller Elementary (Aug. 17, Aug. 25, Aug. 27, 1 on Aug. 31, 1 on Sept. 3, 1 on Sept. 14 and 1 on Sept. 17) There is 1 active case.
  • 3 cases at Pearson Elementary (Sept. 22, Sept. 24 and 1 on Oct. 8) There is 1 active case.
  • 2 at Pierce Elementary (Sept. 17 and Sept. 27) There are no active cases.
  • 1 at Ritchie Elementary (Aug. 27) There are no active cases.
  • 1 at Smith Elementary (Sept. 1) There are no active cases.
  • 4 at Walter Elementary (Aug. 20, Aug. 26, Aug. 30 and Sept. 1) There are no active cases.
  • 26 staff members at the school division’s central offices (2 on Aug. 24, 1 on Aug. 26, 1 on Aug. 27, 3 on Aug. 30 and 1 on Aug. 31 and 2 on Sept. 1, 1 on Sept. 2, 1 on Sept. 8, 1 on Sept. 9, 5 on Sept. 10, 2 on Sept. 15 and 1 on Sept. 21, 2 on Sept. 22, 1 on Sept. 29, 1 on Oct. 1 and 1 on Oct. 8) There is 1 active case.

Deaths

Fauquier lost a local resident to COVID-19 on Friday, Oct. 8. The county has reported a total of 82 COVID-19 related deaths since the start of the pandemic, including nine in September.

The VDH does not report demographic data at the county level, but in the RRHD, of the 236 COVID-19 deaths reported in the RRHD so far, 103 have been in residents older than 80. There have been 62 deaths in those 70 to 79 years old, 31 deaths in those 60 to 69, and 31 deaths in those younger than 59. (For nine of the deaths, no age was reported.)

In the RRHD, one person between the ages of 10 and 19 has died.

In the state, another child between 10 and 19 has died, making the ninth since the beginning of the pandemic. A VDH spokesman said the person who died was 19 years old and lived in the Richmond City Health District. The fatality of a child between 10 and 19 was also reported on Sept. 30.

A child between 0 and 9 years old died Sept. 29, the state’s fifth.

Tuesday, the VDH reported 44 COVID-19 deaths in Virginia. The total number of COVID-19 related deaths in Virginia is listed as 13,219 (2,096 probable).

The seven-day average of COVID-19 deaths in the state is 38. That number generally had been rising since Sept. 7, when it was 18, but may be showing signs of a decline.

Hospitalizations

After 37 hospitalizations were reported in September, October seemed to be starting out better for Fauquier County. There were only two in the first six days. But according to the VDH, Fauquier County reported five new hospitalizations Oct. 7, two on Oct. 8 and one more on Oct. 10 for a total of 10 for October so far. Fauquier tallied 25 hospitalizations in August. The county has reported 272 since the beginning of the pandemic.

The state added 53 new hospitalizations today. According to the VDH, the total number of hospitalizations in the state is 37,514 (2,093 probable).

The seven-day average of new hospitalizations is 74.

In Tuesday’s updated data from the RRHD, of the 665 people hospitalized, 121 have been older than 80 years old; 121 have been 70 to 79 years old; 123 have been between 60 and 69 years old and 132 have been between 50 and 59. One hundred and fifty-seven have been younger than 50. (For 11 of the hospitalizations, age was not reported.)

In the health district, six children younger than 10 and eight between 10 and 19 years old have been hospitalized; one of these was reported today. In the state, 516 younger than 10 have been hospitalized; 599 between 10 and 19 years old have been hospitalized.

VDH data reported here was finalized Monday, Oct. 11 at 5 p.m. More information may be found at https://www.vdh.virginia.gov/coronavirus/covid-19-in-virginia/

The Virginia Hospital and Healthcare Association data for Oct. 12 states that 1,585 Virginians are hospitalized with COVID-19. The seven-day average number of hospitalizations (1,646) rose dramatically between July 11 and Sept. 9, but is on the decline.

The VHHA reports that the number of COVID-19 confirmed or COVID-19 suspected patients who are in intensive care units as of Oct. 12 is 426.

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Two hundred and sixty-seven COVID-19 patients are receiving ventilator support.

The VDH and VHHA compile statistics in different ways, so their data does not always match up. For instance, VHHA reported that 69,749 COVID-19 patients have been hospitalized and discharged as of yesterday, but the VDH reports that the total number of Virginians hospitalized since the beginning of the pandemic is 37,514.

Outbreaks

There have been a total of 59 outbreaks in the RRHD since the beginning of the pandemic -- 24 outbreaks in long-term care facilities, 21 outbreaks in congregate settings, four in correctional facilities, two in a healthcare setting, two in a childcare setting, one in a college setting and five in a K-12 setting. The total number of cases attributed to the outbreaks is 1,846.

One of the long-term care centers in Fauquier is listed on the list of affected facilities. White Springs Senior Living in Warrenton is reporting seven cases but no deaths. That outbreak is pending closure.

Another long-term care outbreak is listed in Madison, at Autumn Care of Madison (32 cases). Two are listed in Orange, at Dogwood Village of Orange County (61 cases and five deaths) and at Trinity Senior Village, with fewer than five cases. The outbreak at Trinity is pending closure; the ones at Dogwood and Autumn Care are in progress.

In the state, there are 1,239 outbreaks being reported in long-term care facilities (resulting in 35,385 cases and 4,389 deaths); 1,774 outbreaks in congregate settings; 275 outbreaks in healthcare settings; 200 in correctional facilities; 133 in college settings; 407 in childcare settings and 641 K-12 outbreaks being reported. There have been a total of 4,698 outbreaks in Virginia since the beginning of the pandemic, 40 more than Friday, including 16 outbreaks in K-12 settings.

Rates of transmission

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control ranks counties by level of transmission; Fauquier, as of Saturday morning, is rated “high,” as are all the other counties in Virginia -- except Loudoun, Fairfax and Arlngton counties (now rated substantial). (The CDC reevaluates county ratings every afternoon.)

The county was rated “moderate” on July 27, substantial on July 29 and high as of July 31, but the rating was changed to “substantial” the afternoon of Aug. 3. The rating was back up to “high” the afternoon of Aug. 4, and has remained there.

Community transmission is based on two metrics – the number of new cases per 100,000 in the last seven days (165 for Fauquier) and percent positivity (11.3% for Fauquier) A county is rated “high” if there are more than 100 cases per 100,000 in the last seven days or if the percent positivity is over 10%.

On July 27, the CDC issued guidance recommending that fully vaccinated individuals wear masks when indoors in areas with “substantial to high” transmission. 

Vaccines

The data below is as of Oct. 11.

As of Oct. 11, 10,694,251 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered to Virginia residents. About 68.5% of the population has been vaccinated with at least one dose; 61.1% of Virginians have been fully vaccinated. In the adult population, 81.3% have been vaccinated with at least one dose; 72.6% are fully vaccinated.

An average 11,176 vaccine doses are being administered daily in the state. On Sept. 30, it fell below 10,000 for the first time since Jan. 6, but has since rebounded somewhat.

Thus far, about 62.3% of the county’s residents (all ages combined) have been vaccinated with at least one dose; 56.2% are fully vaccinated. About 74.6% of adults (older than 18) have been vaccinated with at least one dose. The percentage of fully vaccinated adults is 67.4%.

For Virginians between 12 and 17, 66.3% of the population has been vaccinated with at least one dose (57.5% are fully vaccinated). Only children between 12 and 17 are eligible for the vaccine. For those 18 and older, 76.5% have received at least one dose of a vaccine (68.4% fully vaccinated); for those aged 65 and older, 90.4% have received at least one dose (83.1% fully vaccinated).

About 58.5% of Fauquier residents between 12 and 17 have been vaccinated with at least one dose (52% fully vaccinated); 74.6% of those 18 and older (67.4% fully vaccinated) and 89.2% of those 65 and older (81.3% fully vaccinated).

For Virginians older than 12 (which represents everyone in the state who is eligible to be vaccinated), 75.6% have received one dose; 67.5% are fully vaccinated. In Fauquier, 73% of the over-12 population has received one dose; 65.9% are fully vaccinated.

The VDH reports that between Jan. 17 and Oct. 2, there have been 34,691 breakthrough cases of COVID-19 in fully vaccinated people (0.7% of vaccinated people), up more than 7,000 cases from last week; 1,287 of fully vaccinated people have been hospitalized (0.025% of vaccinated people), up 226 from last Friday; and there have been 381 deaths in fully vaccinated people (0.0074% of fully vaccinated people). There have been 108 deaths in fully vaccinated people since Oct. 1.

The VDH website says that unvaccinated people have developed COVID-19 at a rate 6.5 times higher than fully vaccinated people, and 2.4 times higher than partially vaccinated people.

The VHH’s vaccine dashboard can be found at https://www.vdh.virginia.gov/coronavirus/covid-19-vaccine-summary

SATURDAY, OCT. 9: The weekly COVID-19 update provided Oct. 8 by the University of Virginia Biocomplexity Institute offered several takeaways:

  • Case rates across Virginia continue to fall, and most health districts (31 of 35) are in "decline," with no districts in "surge" this week.
  • Overall case rates remain high, and the risk of infection is still significant. We may have made it over the crest of the Delta wave, but we still have a long way to go.
  • Hospitalizations and deaths typically lag reported cases, and we may still see small increases in both in the next few weeks.
  • Models predict a continued slow decline, but the possibility for another surge caused by winter weather and travel remains.

The report added, Last week … saw the state-wide reproductive number dip below one, indicating we may have crested the delta wave. The models suggest we could see this decline continue for months.

“These findings are cause for celebration, but we are not out of the woods yet. Case rates and hospitalizations remain high. This is particularly true in southwest Virginia which is still seeing high prevalence rates and having hospital capacity issues. Moreover, statewide weekly average COVID-19 deaths topped 45 per day on Oct. 4, the highest they've been since March 15. With the news of declining case rates, it is important to remember that at this very moment we are still in a period of high transmission, and we should not relax our guard just yet.”

The Virginia Department of Health does update its website on Saturdays or Sundays. They will not be updated on Oct. 11 either because of Indigenious People’s Day/Columbus Day. The information below is largely from Friday, Oct. 8. The school division information is from Oct. 9; data from the CDC and the VHHA is as of Oct. 9 as well.

Cases

Fauquier County reported 32 new cases this morning, 23 yesterday. The seven-day average of cases is 25. Fauquier has reported 6,636 cases since the beginning of the pandemic.

Daily new cases of COVID-19 in Virginia were tallied at 2,836 today; yesterday the total was 2,886 cases. According to reporting from the Virginia Department of Health, there have been 888,159 total reported cases (225,180 probable) of COVID in Virginia. The seven-day average of new cases in the state is 2,690.

In the five-county Rappahannock-Rapidan Health District, 1,144 cases of COVID have been reported in children younger than 10 years old; 2,334 have been reported in those 10 to 19. In the state, there have been 54,235 cases in children younger than 10, 105,732 cases in those 10 to 19 years old.

For perspective, in both the state and in the health district, there have been more positive cases in 10 to 19 year olds than there have been in those 60 to 69, or 70 to 79 or over eighty.

As of Oct. 8, the seven-day positivity rate for the state (total tests compared to positive tests) is 8%; it has been decreasing since Sept. 9. In the Rappahannock-Rapidan Health District, the positivity rating is 9.7%. The Centers for Disease Control reports that the positivity rating for Fauquier County is at 11.7% as of Oct. 8.

Fauquier County School Division

Local schools opened for five-day-a-week, in-person learning on Aug. 11. As of the morning of Oct. 9, 394 positive cases of COVID-19 have been reported in the school system. The total includes 282 students and 112 staff members.

There are currently 69 active cases of COVID-19, 51 students and 18 staffers.

People stay on the active list for 10 days after first reporting an infection.

Since the beginning of school, no “outbreaks” have been reported in the school division; one was recorded over the summer at a school-sponsored camp.

School spokeswoman Tara Helkowski reported that, as of Oct. 7, beca