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, 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 8 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 8 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 3 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 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 3 active cases.
  • 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 3 active cases.

Elementary schools

  • 4 cases at Bradley Elementary School (on Aug. 23, Aug. 25, Sept. 17 and 1 on Oct. 1) There is 1 active case.
  • 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 7 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 4 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 are 2 active cases.
  • 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 6 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 3 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 2 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 is 1 active case.
  • 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 are 2 active cases.
  • 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 is 1 active case.
  • 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 are 3 active cases.

Deaths

Fauquier lost a local resident to COVID-19, according to reporting 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 235 COVID-19 deaths reported in the RRHD so far, 102 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, it was announced Sept. 29 that a child died, the fifth young child in Virginia to succumb to the illness. Logan Anderson, public information officer for the VDH, said the child lived in the Eastern Health District, but no other information was released. News reports have said that the child who died was a 10-year-old girl from Suffolk.

On Sept. 30, the VDH data revealed that another child -- between 10 and 19 years old -- has died. The fatality, too, was recorded in the Eastern Health Region of the state. No other information has been released. The death was the eighth of a 10- to 19-year-old.

Friday, the VDH reported 44 COVID-19 deaths in Virginia, after reporting 32 on Thursday. The total number of COVID-19 related deaths in Virginia is listed as 13,075 (2,050 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 Thursday and two on Friday. Fauquier tallied 25 hospitalizations in August. The county has reported 271 since the beginning of the pandemic.

Fauquier Hospital spokeswoman Sarah Cubbage said Oct. 6 that there are 10 COVID-19 patients being treated in the hospital.

The state added 102 new hospitalizations today, 78 yesterday. According to the VDH, the total number of hospitalizations in the state is 37,264 (2,077 probable).

The seven-day average of new hospitalizations is 79.

In Friday’s updated data from the RRHD, of the 661 people hospitalized, 120 have been older than 80 years old; 120 have been 70 to 79 years old; 122 have been between 60 and 69 years old and 130 have been between 50 and 59. One hundred and fifty-three have been younger than 50. (For 16 of the hospitalizations, age was not reported.)

In the health district, six children younger than 10 and seven between 10 and 19 years old have been hospitalized – one of these was recorded Sept. 30. In the state, 502 younger than 10 have been hospitalized; 592 between 10 and 19 years old have been hospitalized.

VDH data reported here was finalized Thursday, Oct. 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 Oct. 9 states that 1,653 Virginians are hospitalized with COVID-19. The seven-day average number of hospitalizations (1,748) 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. 9 is 442.

Two hundred and seventy-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 69,520 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 37,264 (this number is as of Oct. 8).

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 1,845.

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 1,235 outbreaks being reported in long-term care facilities (resulting in 35,292 cases and 4,376 deaths); 1,758 outbreaks in congregate settings; 275 outbreaks in healthcare settings; 199 in correctional facilities; 132 in college settings; 405 in childcare settings and 625 K-12 outbreaks being reported. There have been a total of 4,658 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 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 (169 for Fauquier) and percent positivity (11.58% 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. 9, 10,677,782 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered to Virginia residents. About 68.4% of the population has been vaccinated with at least one dose; 61% of Virginians have been fully vaccinated. In the adult population, 81.2% have been vaccinated with at least one dose; 72.5% are fully vaccinated.

An average 10,743 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 some.

Thus far, about 62.2% of the county’s residents (all ages combined) have been vaccinated with at least one dose; 56.1% are fully vaccinated. About 74.5% of adults (older than 18) have been vaccinated with at least one dose. The percentage of fully vaccinated adults is 67.3%.

For Virginians between 12 and 17, 66.1% of the population has been vaccinated with at least one dose (57.3% are fully vaccinated). Only children between 12 and 17 are eligible for the vaccine. For those 18 and older, 76.4% have received at least one dose of a vaccine (68.3% fully vaccinated); for those aged 65 and older, 90.3% have received at least one dose (83% fully vaccinated).

About 58.5% of Fauquier residents between 12 and 17 have been vaccinated with at least one dose (51.9% fully vaccinated); 74.5% of those 18 and older (67.3% 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), 75.5% have received one dose; 67.3% are fully vaccinated. In Fauquier, 72.9% of the over-12 population has received one dose; 65.8% 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 (.7% of vaccinated people), up more than 7,000 cases from last week; 1,287 of fully vaccinated people have been hospitalized (.025% of vaccinated people), up 226 from last Friday; and there have been 273 deaths in fully vaccinated people (.0074% of fully vaccinated people). There have been 108 deaths in fully vaccinated people since last Friday.

The VDH website says that unvaccinated people have developed COVID-19 at a rate 6.5 times higher than 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. 8: 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 8.2%; it has been 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 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. 8, 390 positive cases of COVID-19 have been reported in the school system, 11 more than yesterday. The total includes 282 students and 108 staff members.

There are currently 65 active cases of COVID-19, 51 students and 14 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

  • 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 8 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 8 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 3 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 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 3 active cases.
  • 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 3 active cases.

Elementary schools

  • 4 cases at Bradley Elementary School (on Aug. 23, Aug. 25, Sept. 17 and 1 on Oct. 1) There is 1 active case.
  • 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 7 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 4 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 are 2 active cases.
  • 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 6 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:

  • 3 at Fauquier High School (Aug. 26, 1 on Sept. 3 and 1 on Sept. 24) There are no active cases.
  • 6 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) 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 3 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 2 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 is 1 active case.
  • 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 are 2 active cases.
  • 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.
  • 2 cases at Pearson Elementary (Sept. 22 and Sept. 24) There are no active cases.
  • 2 at Pierce Elementary (Sept. 17 and Sept. 27) There is 1 active case.
  • 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.
  • 25 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 and 1 on Oct. 1) There are 2 active cases.

Deaths

Fauquier lost a local resident to COVID-19 this morning. 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 235 COVID-19 deaths reported in the RRHD so far, 102 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, it was announced Sept. 29 that a child died, the fifth young child in Virginia to succumb to the illness. Logan Anderson, public information officer for the VDH, said the child lived in the Eastern Health District, but no other information was released. News reports have said that the child who died was a 10-year-old girl from Suffolk.

On Sept. 30, the VDH data revealed that another child -- between 10 and 19 years old -- has died. The fatality, too, was recorded in the Eastern Health Region of the state. No other information has been released. The death was the eighth of a 10- to 19-year-old.

Friday, the VDH reported 44 COVID-19 deaths in Virginia, after reporting 32 on Thursday. The total number of COVID-19 related deaths in Virginia is listed as 13,075 (2,050 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 Thursday and two on Friday. Fauquier tallied 25 hospitalizations in August. The county has reported 271 since the beginning of the pandemic.

Fauquier Hospital spokeswoman Sarah Cubbage said Oct. 6 that there are 10 COVID-19 patients being treated in the hospital.

The state added 102 new hospitalizations today, 78 yesterday. According to the VDH, the total number of hospitalizations in the state is 37,264 (2,077 probable).

The seven-day average of new hospitalizations is 79.

In Friday’s updated data from the RRHD, of the 661 people hospitalized, 120 have been older than 80 years old; 120 have been 70 to 79 years old; 122 have been between 60 and 69 years old and 130 have been between 50 and 59. One hundred and fifty-three have been younger than 50. (For 16 of the hospitalizations, age was not reported.)

In the health district, six children younger than 10 and seven between 10 and 19 years old have been hospitalized – one of these was recorded Sept. 30. In the state, 502 younger than 10 have been hospitalized; 592 between 10 and 19 years old have been hospitalized.

VDH data reported here was finalized Thursday, Oct. 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 was not updated for Oct. 8, but data for Oct. 7 states that 1,669 Virginians are hospitalized with COVID-19 – 125 fewer than were reported yesterday. The seven-day average number of hospitalizations (1,813) 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. 7 is 460.

Two hundred and seventy-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 69,205 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 37,264.

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 1,845.

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 (56 cases) 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 1,235 outbreaks being reported in long-term care facilities (resulting in 35,292 cases and 4,376 deaths); 1,758 outbreaks in congregate settings; 275 outbreaks in healthcare settings; 199 in correctional facilities; 132 in college settings; 405 in childcare settings and 625 K-12 outbreaks being reported. There have been a total of 4,658 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 Friday 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 (162 for Fauquier) and percent positivity (11.7% 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

Vaccine information has not been updated for Thursday or Friday. The data below is from Oct. 6.

As of Oct. 6, 10,630,604 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered to Virginia residents. About 68.1% of the population has been vaccinated with at least one dose; 60.7% of Virginians have been fully vaccinated. In the adult population, 80.9% have been vaccinated with at least one dose; 72.2% are fully vaccinated.

An average 9,524 vaccine doses are being administered daily in the state. On Sept. 30, it fell below 10,000 for the first time since Jan. 6.

Thus far, about 62% of the county’s residents (all ages combined) have been vaccinated with at least one dose; 55.9% are fully vaccinated. About 74.3% of adults (older than 18) have been vaccinated with at least one dose. The percentage of fully vaccinated adults is 67%.

For Virginians between 12 and 17, 65.8% of the population has been vaccinated with at least one dose (56.9% are fully vaccinated). Only children between 12 and 17 are eligible for the vaccine. For those 18 and older, 76.1% have received at least one dose of a vaccine (68% fully vaccinated); for those aged 65 and older, 90% have received at least one dose (82.8% fully vaccinated).

About 58.3% of Fauquier residents between 12 and 17 have been vaccinated with at least one dose (51% fully vaccinated); 74.3% of those 18 and older (67% fully vaccinated) and 89% of those 65 and older (81.1% fully vaccinated).

For Virginians older than 12 (which represents everyone in the state who is eligible to be vaccinated), 75.2% have received one dose; 67% are fully vaccinated. In Fauquier, 72.7% of the over-12 population has received one dose; 65.5% are fully vaccinated.

The VDH website says that unvaccinated people have developed COVID-19 7.9 times more than fully vaccinated people, and 2.5 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. 7: Fauquier County reported 23 new cases this morning, 40 yesterday. The seven-day average of cases is 24. Fauquier has reported 6,604 cases since the beginning of the pandemic.

Daily new cases of COVID-19 in Virginia were tallied at 2,886; yesterday the total was 3,919 cases. According to reporting from the Virginia Department of Health, there have been 885,323 total reported cases (224,229 probable) of COVID in Virginia. The seven-day average of new cases in the state is 2,650.

In the five-county Rappahannock-Rapidan Health District, 1,131 cases of COVID have been reported in children younger than 10 years old; 2,326 have been reported in those 10 to 19. In the state, there have been 53,876 cases in children younger than 10, 105,274 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. 7, the seven-day positivity rate for the state (total tests compared to positive tests) is 8.2%; it has been 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 11.9% as of Oct. 7.

Fauquier County School Division

Local schools opened for five-day-a-week, in-person learning on Aug. 11. As of the morning of Oct. 6, 379 positive cases of COVID-19 have been reported in the school system, 273 students and 106 staff members.

There are currently 54 active cases of COVID-19, 42 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

  • 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.
  • 23 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 and 1 on Oct. 6) There are 7 active cases.
  • 59 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 and 1 on Oct. 5) There are 7 active cases.
  • 1 at Southeastern Alternative School (Aug. 23) 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 and 1 on Oct. 1 and 1 on Oct. 6) There are 3 active cases.
  • 21 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 and 1 on Sept. 29) 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 are 3 active cases.
  • 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 3 active cases.

Elementary schools

  • 4 cases at Bradley Elementary School (on Aug. 23, Aug. 25, Sept. 17 and 1 on Oct. 1) There is 1 active case.
  • 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.
  • 12 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 and 3 on Oct. 4) There are 3 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 4 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 are 2 active cases.
  • 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.
  • 15 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 and 2 on Oct. 5) 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:

  • 3 at Fauquier High School (Aug. 26, 1 on Sept. 3 and 1 on Sept. 24) There are no active cases.
  • 6 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) 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 3 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 2 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 is 1 active case.
  • 4 at Brumfield Elementary (Aug. 20, 2 on Aug. 27 and 1 on Sept. 1) There are no active cases.
  • 2 at Coleman Elementary (Sept. 13 and Oct. 4) There is 1 active 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 are 2 active cases.
  • 7 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 are no active cases.
  • 2 cases at Pearson Elementary (Sept. 22 and Sept. 24) There are no active cases.
  • 2 at Pierce Elementary (Sept. 17 and Sept. 27) There is 1 active case.
  • 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.
  • 25 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 and 1 on Oct. 1) There are 2 active cases.

Deaths

Fauquier lost residents to COVID-19 Sept. 24, 26 and 29 and two on Sept. 25. The county also reported a fatality on Sept. 17, two Sept. 14 and one on Sept. 9. The county has reported a total of 81 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 233 COVID-19 deaths reported in the RRHD so far, 102 have been in residents older than 80. There have been 62 deaths in those 70 to 79 years old, 30 deaths in those 60 to 69, and 30 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, it was announced Sept. 29 that a child died, the fifth young child in Virginia to succumb to the illness. Logan Anderson, public information officer for the VDH, said the child lived in the Eastern Health District, but no other information was released. News reports have said that the child who died was a 10-year-old girl from Suffolk.

On Sept. 30, the VDH data revealed that another child -- between 10 and 19 years old -- has died. The fatality, too, was recorded in the Eastern Health Region of the state. No other information has been released. The death was the eighth of a 10- to 19-year-old.

Thursday, the VDH reported 32 COVID-19 deaths in Virginia, after reporting 44 on Wednesday. The total number of COVID-19 related deaths in Virginia is listed as 13,031 (2,045 probable).

The seven-day average of COVID-19 deaths in the state is 40. That number generally has 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 this morning. Fauquier tallied 25 hospitalizations in August. The county has reported 269 since the beginning of the pandemic.

Fauquier Hospital spokeswoman Sarah Cubbage said Oct. 6 that there are 10 COVID-19 patients being treated in the hospital.

The state added 78 new hospitalizations today, 90 yesterday. According to the VDH, the total number of hospitalizations in the state is 37,162 (2,066 probable).

The seven-day average of new hospitalizations is 75.

In Thursday’s updated data from the RRHD, of the 661 people hospitalized, 119 have been older than 80 years old; 119 have been 70 to 79 years old; 121 have been between 60 and 69 years old and 129 have been between 50 and 59. One hundred and fifty-four have been younger than 50. (For 19 of the hospitalizations, age was not reported.)

In the health district, six children younger than 10 and seven between 10 and 19 years old have been hospitalized – one of these was recorded Sept. 30. In the state, 498 younger than 10 have been hospitalized; 592 between 10 and 19 years old have been hospitalized.

VDH data reported here was finalized Wednesday, Oct. 6 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. 7 states that 1,669 Virginians are hospitalized with COVID-19 – 125 fewer than were reported yesterday. The seven-day average number of hospitalizations (1,813) 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. 7 is 460.

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Two hundred and seventy-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 69,205 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 37,162.

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 1,845.

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 (56 cases) 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 1,233 outbreaks being reported in long-term care facilities (resulting in 35,292 cases and 4,376 deaths); 1,783 outbreaks in congregate settings; 274 outbreaks in healthcare settings; 198 in correctional facilities; 133 in college settings; 404 in childcare settings and 623 K-12 outbreaks being reported. There have been a total of 4,648 outbreaks in Virginia since the beginning of the pandemic, 20 more than yesterday.

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 all the other counties in Virginia -- except 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 (172 for Fauquier) and percent positivity (11.9% 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

Vaccine information has not been updated for Thursday. The data below is from Oct. 6.

As of Oct. 6, 10,630,604 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered to Virginia residents. About 68.1% of the population has been vaccinated with at least one dose; 60.7% of Virginians have been fully vaccinated. In the adult population, 80.9% have been vaccinated with at least one dose; 72.2% are fully vaccinated.

An average 9,524 vaccine doses are being administered daily in the state. On Sept. 30, it fell below 10,000 for the first time since Jan. 6.

Thus far, about 62% of the county’s residents (all ages combined) have been vaccinated with at least one dose; 55.9% are fully vaccinated. About 74.3% of adults (older than 18) have been vaccinated with at least one dose. The percentage of fully vaccinated adults is 67%.

For Virginians between 12 and 17, 65.8% of the population has been vaccinated with at least one dose (56.9% are fully vaccinated). Only children between 12 and 17 are eligible for the vaccine. For those 18 and older, 76.1% have received at least one dose of a vaccine (68% fully vaccinated); for those aged 65 and older, 90% have received at least one dose (82.8% fully vaccinated).

About 58.3% of Fauquier residents between 12 and 17 have been vaccinated with at least one dose (51% fully vaccinated); 74.3% of those 18 and older (67% fully vaccinated) and 89% of those 65 and older (81.1% fully vaccinated).

For Virginians older than 12 (which represents everyone in the state who is eligible to be vaccinated), 75.2% have received one dose; 67% are fully vaccinated. In Fauquier, 72.7% of the over-12 population has received one dose; 65.5% are fully vaccinated.

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

WEDNESDAY, OCT. 6: After recording just seven positive COVID-19 cases Oct. 5, the county reported 40 new cases this morning. The seven-day average of cases is 24. Fauquier has reported 6,581 cases since the beginning of the pandemic.

Daily new cases of COVID-19 in Virginia were tallied at 3,919, more than twice as many as yesterday’s 1,428 cases. According to reporting from the Virginia Department of Health, there have been 882,437 total reported cases (223,435 probable) of COVID in Virginia. The seven-day average of new cases in the state is 2,685; it has been on the decline since Sept. 14, but jumped up today.

In the five-county Rappahannock-Rapidan Health District, 1,115 cases of COVID have been reported in children younger than 10 years old; 2,309 have been reported in those 10 to 19. In the state, there have been 53,533 cases in children younger than 10, 104,766 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. 6, the seven-day positivity rate for the state (total tests compared to positive tests) is 8.3%; 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 12.21% as of Oct. 6.

Fauquier County School Division

Local schools opened for five-day-a-week, in-person learning on Aug. 11. As of the morning of Oct. 6, 375 positive cases of COVID-19 have been reported in the school system, 269 students and 106 staff members.

There are currently 50 active cases of COVID-19, 38 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 Sept. 30, because of contact with positive cases, 212 students are currently quarantining – a drop from last week’s 235. Seven 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.
  • 22 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 and 1 on Oct. 5) There are 6 active cases.
  • 59 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 and 1 on Oct. 5) There are 7 active cases.
  • 1 at Southeastern Alternative School (Aug. 23) 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 3 active cases.
  • 21 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 and 1 on Sept. 29) 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 are 3 active cases.
  • 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 and 1 on Sept. 7) There are no active cases.
  • 6 at Warrenton Middle School (Sept. 3 and Sept. 13, 2 on Sept. 17, 1 on Sept. 23 and 1 on Oct. 4) 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 is 1 active case.
  • 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.
  • 12 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 and 3 on Oct. 4) There are 4 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 4 active cases.
  • 8 at Pearson Elementary School (Aug. 18, 4 on Aug. 27, 1 on Sept. 7 and 1 on Sept. 10 and 1 on Oct. 1) 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.
  • 15 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 and 2 on Oct. 5) 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:

  • 3 at Fauquier High School (Aug. 26, 1 on Sept. 3 and 1 on Sept. 24) There are no active cases.
  • 6 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) 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 3 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 2 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 is 1 active case.
  • 4 at Brumfield Elementary (Aug. 20, 2 on Aug. 27 and 1 on Sept. 1) There are no active cases.
  • 2 at Coleman Elementary (Sept. 13 and Oct. 4) There is 1 active 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 are 2 active cases.
  • 7 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 are no active cases.
  • 2 cases at Pearson Elementary (Sept. 22 and Sept. 24) There are no active cases.
  • 2 at Pierce Elementary (Sept. 17 and Sept. 27) There is 1 active case.
  • 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.
  • 25 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 and 1 on Oct. 1) There are 2 active cases.

Deaths

Fauquier lost residents to COVID-19 Sept. 24, 26 and 29 and two on Sept. 25. The county also reported a fatality on Sept. 17, two Sept. 14 and one on Sept. 9. The county has reported a total of 81 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 232 COVID-19 deaths reported in the RRHD so far, 101 have been in residents older than 80. There have been 62 deaths in those 70 to 79 years old, 30 deaths in those 60 to 69, and 30 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, it was announced Sept. 29 that a child died, the fifth young child in Virginia to succumb to the illness. Logan Anderson, public information officer for the VDH, said the child lived in the Eastern Health District, but no other information was released. News reports have said that the child who died was a 10-year-old girl from Suffolk.

On Sept. 30, the VDH data revealed that another child -- between 10 and 19 years old -- has died. The fatality, too, was recorded in the Eastern Health Region of the state. No other information has been released. The death was the eighth of a 10- to 19-year-old.

Wednesday, the VDH reported 44 COVID-19 deaths in Virginia, after reporting 47 on Tuesday. The total number of COVID-19 related deaths in Virginia is listed as 12,999 (2,041 probable).

The seven-day average of COVID-19 deaths in the state is 43. That number generally has been rising since Sept. 7, when it was 18.

Hospitalizations

Fauquier Hospital spokeswoman Sarah Cubbage said Oct. 6 that there are 10 COVID-19 patients being treated in the hospital.

According to the VDH, Fauquier County reported one hospitalization Oct. 1, but removed one on Monday morning. The county has reported 20 hospitalizations since Sept. 14. Fauquier tallied 25 hospitalizations in August and 37 in September. The county has reported 264 since the beginning of the pandemic.

The state added 90 new hospitalizations today, 81 yesterday. According to the VDH, the total number of hospitalizations in the state is 37,084 (2,054 probable).

The seven-day average of new hospitalizations is 74.

In Wednesday’s updated data from the RRHD, of the 652 people hospitalized, 119 have been older than 80 years old; 118 have been 70 to 79 years old; 119 have been between 60 and 69 years old and 128 have been between 50 and 59. One hundred and fifty-one have been younger than 50. (For 17 of the hospitalizations, age was not reported.)

In the health district, six children younger than 10 and seven between 10 and 19 years old have been hospitalized – one of these was recorded Sept. 30. In the state, 499 younger than 10 have been hospitalized; 591 between 10 and 19 years old have been hospitalized.

VDH data reported here was finalized Tuesday, Oct. 5 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. 6 states that 1,794 Virginians are hospitalized with COVID-19. The seven-day average number of hospitalizations (1,893) 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. 6 is 468.

Two hundred and seventy-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 69,027 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 36,994.

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 1,844.

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 (56 cases) 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 1,230 outbreaks being reported in long-term care facilities (resulting in 35,144 cases and 4,364 deaths); 1,783 outbreaks in congregate settings; 273 outbreaks in healthcare settings; 195 in correctional facilities; 133 in college settings; 402 in childcare settings and 612 K-12 outbreaks being reported. There have been a total of 4,628 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 Wednesday morning, is rated “high,” as are all the other counties in Virginia -- except 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 (157 for Fauquier) and percent positivity (12.21% 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. 6, 10,630,604 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered to Virginia residents. About 68.1% of the population has been vaccinated with at least one dose; 60.7% of Virginians have been fully vaccinated. In the adult population, 80.9% have been vaccinated with at least one dose; 72.2% are fully vaccinated.

An average 9,524 vaccine doses are being administered daily in the state. On Sept. 30, it fell below 10,000 for the first time since Jan. 6.

Thus far, about 62% of the county’s residents (all ages combined) have been vaccinated with at least one dose; 55.9% are fully vaccinated. About 74.3% of adults (older than 18) have been vaccinated with at least one dose. The percentage of fully vaccinated adults is 67%.

For Virginians between 12 and 17, 65.8% of the population has been vaccinated with at least one dose (56.9% are fully vaccinated). Only children between 12 and 17 are eligible for the vaccine. For those 18 and older, 76.1% have received at least one dose of a vaccine (68% fully vaccinated); for those aged 65 and older, 90% have received at least one dose (82.8% fully vaccinated).

About 58.3% of Fauquier residents between 12 and 17 have been vaccinated with at least one dose (51% fully vaccinated); 74.3% of those 18 and older (67% fully vaccinated) and 89% of those 65 and older (81.1% fully vaccinated).

For Virginians older than 12 (which represents everyone in the state who is eligible to be vaccinated), 75.2% have received one dose; 67% are fully vaccinated. In Fauquier, 72.7% of the over-12 population has received one dose; 65.5% are fully vaccinated.

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

TUESDAY, OCT. 5: Fauquier County recorded just seven positive COVID-19 cases Oct. 5, after reporting 22 yesterday. The seven-day average of cases is 23. Fauquier has reported 6,541 cases since the beginning of the pandemic.

Daily new cases of COVID-19 in Virginia were tallied at 1,428, down from 1,749 yesterday. According to reporting from the Virginia Department of Health, there have been 878,518 total reported cases of COVID in Virginia (. The seven-day average of new cases in the state is 2,575; it has been on the decline since Sept. 14.

In the five-county Rappahannock-Rapidan Health District, 1,101 cases of COVID have been reported in children younger than 10 years old; 2,281 have been reported in those 10 to 19. In the state, there have been 53,206 cases in children younger than 10, 104,340 cases in those 10 to 19 years old.

As of Oct. 4, the seven-day positivity rate for the state (total tests compared to positive tests) is 8.5%; 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 12.54% as of Oct. 5.

Fauquier County School Division

Local schools opened for five-day-a-week, in-person learning on Aug. 11. As of the morning of Oct. 5, 368 positive cases of COVID-19 have been reported in the school system, 263 students and 105 staff members.

There are currently 50 active cases of COVID-19, 37 students and 13 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 Sept. 30, because of contact with positive cases, 212 students are currently quarantining – a drop from last week’s 235. Seven 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 is 1 active case.
  • 21 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 and 1 on Oct. 4) There are 6 active cases.
  • 58 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 and 1 on Sept. 27, 1 on Sept. 28, 1 on Sept. 29, 1 on Sept. 30, 1 on Oct. 1 and 1 on Oct. 4) There are 6 active cases.
  • 1 at Southeastern Alternative School (Aug. 23) 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 3 active cases.
  • 21 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 and 1 on Sept. 29) There are 3 active cases.
  • 8 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 and 1 on Oct.1) There are 3 active cases.
  • 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 and 1 on Sept. 7) There are no active cases.
  • 6 at Warrenton Middle School (Sept. 3 and Sept. 13, 2 on Sept. 17, 1 on Sept. 23 and 1 on Oct. 4) 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 is 1 active case.
  • 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.
  • 12 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 and 3 on Oct. 4) There are 4 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 4 active cases.
  • 8 at Pearson Elementary School (Aug. 18, 4 on Aug. 27, 1 on Sept. 7 and 1 on Sept. 10 and 1 on Oct. 1) 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.
  • 13 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) There are 2 active cases.
  • 1 at Thompson Elementary (Sept. 14) 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:

  • 3 at Fauquier High School (Aug. 26, 1 on Sept. 3 and 1 on Sept. 24) There is 1 active case.
  • 6 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) 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 3 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 2 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 is 1 active case.
  • 4 at Brumfield Elementary (Aug. 20, 2 on Aug. 27 and 1 on Sept. 1) There are no active cases.
  • 2 at Coleman Elementary (Sept. 13 and Oct. 4) There is 1 active case.
  • 6 at Greenville Elementary (Aug. 24, Aug. 26, 2 on Aug. 27, 1 on Sept. 13 and 1 on Sept. 29) There is 1 active case.
  • 7 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 are no active cases.
  • 2 cases at Pearson Elementary (Sept. 22 and Sept. 24) There is 1 active case.
  • 2 at Pierce Elementary (Sept. 17 and Sept. 27) There is 1 active case.
  • 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.
  • 25 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 and 1 on Oct. 1) There are 2 active cases.

Deaths

Fauquier lost residents to COVID-19 Sept. 24, 26 and 29 and two on Sept. 25. The county also reported a fatality on Sept. 17, two Sept. 14 and one on Sept. 9. The county has reported a total of 81 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 231 COVID-19 deaths reported in the RRHD so far, 101 have been in residents older than 80. There have been 61 deaths in those 70 to 79 years old, 30 deaths in those 60 to 69, and 30 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, it was announced Sept. 29 that a child died, the fifth young child in Virginia to succumb to the illness. Logan Anderson, public information officer for the VDH, said the child lived in the Eastern Health District, but no other information was released. News reports have said that the child who died was a 10-year-old girl from Suffolk.

On Sept. 30, the VDH data revealed that another child -- between 10 and 19 years old -- has died. The fatality, too, was recorded in the Eastern Health Region of the state. No other information has been released. The death was the eighth of a 10- to 19-year-old.

Tuesday, the VDH reported 47 COVID-19 deaths in Virginia, after reporting 24 on Monday. The total number of COVID-19 related deaths in Virginia is listed as 12,955 (2,026 probable).

The seven-day average of COVID-19 deaths in the state is 44. That number generally has been rising since Sept. 7, when it was 18.

Hospitalizations

Fauquier Hospital spokeswoman Sarah Cubbage said that after being above 10, the number of COVID patients in the hospital fell below 10 on Sept. 28.

According to the VDH, Fauquier County reported one hospitalization Oct. 1, but removed one on Monday morning. The county has reported 20 hospitalizations since Sept. 14. Fauquier tallied 25 hospitalizations in August and 37 in September. The county has reported 264 since the beginning of the pandemic.

The state added 81 new hospitalizations today, 60 yesterday. According to the VDH, the total number of hospitalizations in the state is 36,994 (2,049 probable).

The seven-day average of new hospitalizations is 78.

In Tuesday’s updated data from the RRHD, of the 649 people hospitalized, 117 have been older than 80 years old; 118 have been 70 to 79 years old; 119 have been between 60 and 69 years old and 128 have been between 50 and 59. One hundred and fifty-two have been younger than 50. (For 15 of the hospitalizations, age was not reported.)

In the health district, six children younger than 10 and seven between 10 and 19 years old have been hospitalized – one of these was recorded Sept. 30. In the state, 500 younger than 10 have been hospitalized; 586 between 10 and 19 years old have been hospitalized.

VDH data reported here was finalized Monday, Oct. 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 Oct. 5 states that 1,807 Virginians are hospitalized with COVID-19. The seven-day average number of hospitalizations (1,893) rose dramatically between July 11 and Sept. 9, but appears to be on the decline. The number dropped by 57 since yesterday.

The VHHA reports that the number of COVID-19 confirmed or COVID-19 suspected patients who are in intensive care units as of Oct. 5 is 458, down from 479 yesterday.

Two hundred and eighty-eight COVID-19 patients are receiving ventilator support, down from 295 yesterday.

The VDH and VHHA compile statistics in different ways, so their data does not always match up. For instance, VHHA reported that 68,891 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 36,994.

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 1,844.

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 (56 cases) 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 1,229 outbreaks being reported in long-term care facilities (resulting in 35,139 cases and 4,361 deaths); 1,780 outbreaks in congregate settings; 273 outbreaks in healthcare settings; 194 in correctional facilities; 133 in college settings; 400 in childcare settings and 602 K-12 outbreaks being reported. There have been a total of 4,611 outbreaks in Virginia since the beginning of the pandemic, 27 more than were reported yesterday.

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 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 (157 for Fauquier) and percent positivity (12.54% 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. 5, 10,621,554 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered to Virginia residents. About 68.1% of the population has been vaccinated with at least one dose; 60.6% of Virginians have been fully vaccinated. In the adult population, 80.8% have been vaccinated with at least one dose; 72.1% are fully vaccinated.

An average 9,721 vaccine doses are being administered daily in the state. The number had been dropping for more than a week and yesterday was the first time it’s fallen below 10,000 since Jan. 6.

Thus far, about 62% of the county’s residents (all ages combined) have been vaccinated with at least one dose; 55.8% are fully vaccinated. About 74.2% of adults (older than 18) have been vaccinated with at least one dose. The percentage of fully vaccinated adults is 67%. These numbers are unchanged from yesterday.

For Virginians between 12 and 17, 65.7% of the population has been vaccinated with at least one dose (56.9% are fully vaccinated). Only children between 12 and 17 are eligible for the vaccine. For those 18 and older, 76% have received at least one dose of a vaccine (67.9% fully vaccinated); for those aged 65 and older, 89.9% have received at least one dose (82.8% fully vaccinated).

About 58.2% of Fauquier residents between 12 and 17 have been vaccinated with at least one dose (50.9% fully vaccinated); 74.2% of those 18 and older (67% fully vaccinated) and 88.9% of those 65 and older (81.1% fully vaccinated).

For Virginians older than 12 (which represents everyone in the state who is eligible to be vaccinated), 75.1% have received one dose; 66.9% are fully vaccinated. In Fauquier, 72.6% of the over-12 population has received one dose; 65.4% are fully vaccinated.

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

Weekly update

The COVID-19 model developed by University of Virginia’s Biocomplexity Institute and published on the Virginia Department of Health website on Oct. 1 provides these takeaways:

  • Statewide, the number of confirmed cases had begun to decline, and 25 local health districts are in declining or plateau trajectories. Transmission rates have also dropped statewide and in all regions.
  • Ten local health districts remain in growth trajectories, including 2 in surge trajectories.
  • Under the current course, the model projects cases have already peaked, however scenarios show there is still potential for a large holiday surge similar to the one experienced last year.

The report added some historical perspective: “Last week, the number of COVID-19 deaths surpassed the number of deaths caused by the 1918 influenza pandemic, making COVID-19 the deadliest infectious disease in U.S. history. Like COVID-19, the 1918 flu was a respiratory disease, and many of the same measures that prevent flu prevent COVID-19.

“However, it is a stretch to say the diseases are similar. The average age of death from the 1918 flu was 28, while COVID-19 deaths are concentrated among seniors thus far. Flu tends to spread by contact with droplets, while the evidence suggests aerosol transmission is important with COVID-19.

“COVID-19 is occurring in a far different environment as well. In 1918, there was no vaccine or treatment available for the flu. In 2021, modern hospitals equipped with ICU units and ventilators have saved many lives, and a COVID-19 vaccine that drastically reduces the risk of infection, severe disease and death is widely available.

“The latest COVID-19 wave, caused by the Delta Variant is likewise different from earlier waves. Delta is far more transmissible, and, though severe outcomes are still rare, poses a greater risk to young Virginians.

“The environment has changed as well. Most public health restrictions, such as mask mandates, have been lifted, and 60% of Virginians are fully vaccinated. Although it is more transmissible and dangerous, the Delta wave has caused only about 40% of the cases experienced during last winter's surge -- at least so far. Right now, the Delta wave appears to have peaked. However, the sharpest growth last year occurred over the holidays, beginning around Thanksgiving.

“The big question right now is whether Virginia will experience a repeat of last winter's surge, with this new variant, in this new environment. As noted last week, this largely depends on whether Virginians choose to get vaccinated, including boosters when eligible and practice other prevention measures.

MONDAY, OCT. 4: Fauquier County recorded 22 positive COVID-19 cases Oct. 4, 27 on Saturday and on Sunday. The seven-day average of cases is 25. Fauquier has reported 6,534 cases since the beginning of the pandemic.

Daily new cases of COVID-19 in Virginia were tallied at 1,749. (Case counts are usually lower on Mondays.) According to reporting from the Virginia Department of Health, there have been 877,090 total reported cases (221,489 probable) of COVID in Virginia. The seven-day average of new cases in the state is 2,748; it has been on the decline since Sept. 14.

In the five-county Rappahannock-Rapidan Health District, 1,091 cases of COVID have been reported in children younger than 10 years old; 2,263 have been reported in those 10 to 19. In the state, there have been 52,830 cases in children younger than 10, 103,871 cases in those 10 to 19 years old.

As of Oct. 4, the seven-day positivity rate for the state (total tests compared to positive tests) is 8.5%; 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 for Fauquier County is at 12.04% as of Oct. 4.

Fauquier County School Division

Local schools opened for five-day-a-week, in-person learning on Aug. 11. As of the morning of Oct. 2, 357 positive cases of COVID-19 have been reported in the school system, 254 students and 103 staff members.

There are currently 40 active cases of COVID-19, 29 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 Sept. 30, because of contact with positive cases, 212 students are currently quarantining – a drop from last week’s 235. Seven 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. Cases were not included in the dashboard over the summer.

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 is 1 active case.
  • 20 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 and 2 on Oct. 1) There are 5 active cases.
  • 57 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 and 1 on Sept. 27, 1 on Sept. 28, 1 on Sept. 29, 1 on Sept. 30 and 1 on Oct. 1) There are 5 active cases.
  • 1 at Southeastern Alternative School (Aug. 23) 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 3 active cases.
  • 21 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 and 1 on Sept. 29) There are 3 active cases.
  • 8 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 and 1 on Oct.1) There are 3 active cases.
  • 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 and 1 on Sept. 7) There are no active cases.
  • 5 at Warrenton Middle School (Sept. 3 and Sept. 13, 2 on Sept. 17 and 1 on Sept. 23) 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 is 1 active case.
  • 5 cases at Brumfield Elementary (2 on Aug. 17, 2 on Aug. 23 and 1 on Sept. 1) There are no active cases.
  • 2 cases at Coleman Elementary (Sept. 3 and Sept. 14) There are no active cases.
  • 9 at Greenville Elementary (1 reported Aug. 13, 1 on Aug. 16, 1 on Aug. 20, 2 on Aug. 23, 3 on Aug. 24 and 1 on Oct. 1) There is 1 active case.
  • 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 4 active cases.
  • 8 at Pearson Elementary School (Aug. 18, 4 on Aug. 27, 1 on Sept. 7 and 1 on Sept. 10 and 1 on Oct. 1) 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.
  • 12 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 and 1 on Sept. 27) There is 1 active case.
  • 1 at Thompson Elementary (Sept. 14) 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:

  • 3 at Fauquier High School (Aug. 26, 1 on Sept. 3 and 1 on Sept. 24) There is 1 active case.
  • 6 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) There are no active cases.
  • 12 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 and 1 on Oct. 1 ) There are 2 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 2 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 is 1 active case.
  • 4 at Brumfield Elementary (Aug. 20, 2 on Aug. 27 and 1 on Sept. 1) There are no active cases.
  • 1 at Coleman Elementary (Sept. 13) There are no active cases.
  • 6 at Greenville Elementary (Aug. 24, Aug. 26, 2 on Aug. 27, 1 on Sept. 13 and 1 on Sept. 29) There is 1 active case.
  • 7 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 are no active cases.
  • 2 cases at Pearson Elementary (Sept. 22 and Sept. 24) There is 1 active case.
  • 2 at Pierce Elementary (Sept. 17 and Sept. 27) There is 1 active case.
  • 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.
  • 25 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 and 1 on Oct. 1) There are 2 active cases.

Deaths

Fauquier lost residents to COVID-19 Sept. 24, 26 and 29 and two on Sept. 25. The county also reported a fatality on Sept. 17, two Sept. 14 and one on Sept. 9. The county has reported a total of 81 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 230 COVID-19 deaths reported in the RRHD so far, 101 have been in residents older than 80. There have been 61 deaths in those 70 to 79 years old, 30 deaths in those 60 to 69, and 29 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, it was announced Sept. 29 that a child died, the fifth young child in Virginia to succumb to the illness. Logan Anderson, public information officer for the VDH, said the child lived in the Eastern Health District, but no other information was released. News reports have said that the child who died was a 10-year-old girl from Suffolk.

On Sept. 30, the VDH data revealed that another child -- between 10 and 19 years old -- has died. The fatality, too, was recorded in the Eastern Health Region of the state. No other information has been released. The death was the eighth of a 10- to 19-year-old.

Monday, the VDH reported 24 COVID-19 deaths in Virginia, after reporting 43 on Saturday and 35 on Sunday. The total number of COVID-19 related deaths in Virginia is listed as 12,908 (2,022 probable).

The seven-day average of COVID-19 deaths in the state is 45. That number generally has been rising since Sept. 7, when it was 18.

Hospitalizations

Fauquier Hospital spokeswoman Sarah Cubbage said that after being above 10, the number of COVID patients in the hospital fell below 10 on Sept. 28.

According to the VDH, Fauquier County reported one hospitalization Oct. 1, but removed one on Monday morning. The county has reported 20 hospitalizations since Sept. 14. Fauquier tallied 25 hospitalizations in August and 37 so far in September. The county has reported 264 since the beginning of the pandemic.

The state added 60 new hospitalizations today, 94 on Saturday and 48 on Sunday. According to the VDH, the total number of hospitalizations in the state is 36,913 (2,033 probable).

The seven-day average of new hospitalizations is 79.

In Monday’s updated data from the RRHD, of the 643 people hospitalized, 117 have been older than 80 years old; 117 have been 70 to 79 years old; 119 have been between 60 and 69 years old and 127 have been between 50 and 59. One hundred and fifty-two have been younger than 50. (For 11 of the hospitalizations, age was not reported.)

In the health district, six children younger than 10 and seven between 10 and 19 years old have been hospitalized – one of these was recorded Sept. 30. In the state, 496 younger than 10 have been hospitalized; 587 between 10 and 19 years old have been hospitalized.

VDH data reported here was finalized Sunday, Oct. 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 Oct. 4 states that 1,832 Virginians are hospitalized with COVID-19. The seven-day average number of hospitalizations (1950) rose dramatically between July 11 and Sept. 9, but appears to be on the decline. The number dropped by 56 since Saturday.

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According to the VHHA, the number of COVID-19 hospitalizations, intensive care patients and patients on ventilators is dropping.

The VHHA reports that the number of COVID-19 confirmed or COVID-19 suspected patients who are in intensive care units as of Oct. 4 is 479. The number of COVID patients in intensive care has been generally rising since July 5, when it was 45.

Two hundred and ninety-five COVID-19 patients are receiving ventilator support, 14 fewer than Saturday.

The VDH and VHHA compile statistics in different ways, so their data does not always match up. For instance, VHHA reported that 68,812 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 36,913.

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 1,841.

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 (56 cases, up from 29 cases reported Thursday) 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 1,225 outbreaks being reported in long-term care facilities (resulting in 35,066 cases and 4,358 deaths); 1,772 outbreaks in congregate settings; 271 outbreaks in healthcare settings; 194 in correctional facilities; 133 in college settings; 397 in childcare settings and 592 K-12 outbreaks being reported. There have been a total of 4,584 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 Monday morning, is rated “high,” as are all the other counties in Virginia -- except Highland County (low transmission) and Fairfax and Arlngton counties (substantial). (The CDC reevaluates county ratings every afternoon.)

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

Current seven-days is Sept. 26 to Oct. 2 for case rate and Sept. 24 to Sept. 30 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 (157 for Fauquier) and percent positivity (12.04% 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%. The numbers for Fauquier have dropped since Saturday morning, when they represented 197 cases per 100,000 and a positivity rate of 10.22%.

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. 4, 10,609,562 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered to Virginia residents. About 68% of the population has been vaccinated with at least one dose; 60.6% of Virginians have been fully vaccinated. In the adult population, 80.7% have been vaccinated with at least one dose; 72.1% are fully vaccinated.

An average 9,636 vaccine doses are being administered daily in the state. The number has been dropping for more than a week and is the first time it’s fallen below 10,000 since Jan. 6.

Thus far, about 62% of the county’s residents (all ages combined) have been vaccinated with at least one dose; 55.8% are fully vaccinated. About 74.2% of adults (older than 18) have been vaccinated with at least one dose. The percentage of fully vaccinated adults is 67%.

For Virginians between 12 and 17, 65.7% of the population has been vaccinated with at least one dose (56.7% are fully vaccinated). Only children between 12 and 17 are eligible for the vaccine. For those 18 and older, 75.9% have received at least one dose of a vaccine (67.8% fully vaccinated); for those aged 65 and older, 89.8% have received at least one dose (82.7% fully vaccinated).

About 58.2% of Fauquier residents between 12 and 17 have been vaccinated with at least one dose (50.9% fully vaccinated); 74.2% of those 18 and older (67% fully vaccinated) and 88.9% of those 65 and older (81% fully vaccinated).

For Virginians older than 12 (which represents everyone in the state who is eligible to be vaccinated), 75% have received one dose; 66.9% are fully vaccinated. In Fauquier, 72.6% of the over-12 population has received one dose; 65.4% are fully vaccinated.

The VDH reports that between Jan. 17 and Sept. 25, there have been 27,318 breakthrough cases of COVID-19 in fully vaccinated people (.5% of total cases), up just 392 cases from last week; 1,061 of fully vaccinated people have been hospitalized (.021% of total hospitalizations), up only eight from last Friday; and there have been 273 deaths in fully vaccinated people (.0054% of total deaths). There have been no deaths in vaccinated people since last Friday.

The VDH website says that unvaccinated people have developed COVID-19 7.9 times more than fully vaccinated people, and 2.5 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 COVID-19 model developed by University of Virginia’s Biocomplexity Institute and published on the Virginia Department of Health website on Oct. 1 provides these takeaways:

  • Statewide, the number of confirmed cases had begun to decline, and 25 local health districts are in declining or plateau trajectories. Transmission rates have also dropped statewide and in all regions.
  • Ten local health districts remain in growth trajectories, including 2 in surge trajectories.
  • Under the current course, the model projects cases have already peaked, however scenarios show there is still potential for a large holiday surge similar to the one experienced last year.

The report added some historical perspective: “Last week, the number of COVID-19 deaths surpassed the number of deaths caused by the 1918 influenza pandemic, making COVID-19 the deadliest infectious disease in U.S. history. Like COVID-19, the 1918 flu was a respiratory disease, and many of the same measures that prevent flu prevent COVID-19.

“However, it is a stretch to say the diseases are similar. The average age of death from the 1918 flu was 28, while COVID-19 deaths are concentrated among seniors thus far. Flu tends to spread by contact with droplets, while the evidence suggests aerosol transmission is important with COVID-19.

“COVID-19 is occurring in a far different environment as well. In 1918, there was no vaccine or treatment available for the flu. In 2021, modern hospitals equipped with ICU units and ventilators have saved many lives, and a COVID-19 vaccine that drastically reduces the risk of infection, severe disease and death is widely available.

“The latest COVID-19 wave, caused by the Delta Variant is likewise different from earlier waves. Delta is far more transmissible, and, though severe outcomes are still rare, poses a greater risk to young Virginians.

“The environment has changed as well. Most public health restrictions, such as mask mandates, have been lifted, and 60% of Virginians are fully vaccinated. Although it is more transmissible and dangerous, the Delta wave has caused only about 40% of the cases experienced during last winter's surge -- at least so far. Right now, the Delta wave appears to have peaked. However, the sharpest growth last year occurred over the holidays, beginning around Thanksgiving.

“The big question right now is whether Virginia will experience a repeat of last winter's surge, with this new variant, in this new environment. As noted last week, this largely depends on whether Virginians choose to get vaccinated, including boosters when eligible and practice other prevention measures.

SATURDAY, OCT 2: The COVID-19 model developed by University of Virginia’s Biocomplexity Institute and published on the Virginia Department of Health website on Oct. 1 provides these takeaways:

  • Statewide, the number of confirmed cases had begun to decline, and 25 local health districts are in declining or plateau trajectories. Transmission rates have also dropped statewide and in all regions.
  • Ten local health districts remain in growth trajectories, including 2 in surge trajectories.
  • Under the current course, the model projects cases have already peaked, however scenarios show there is still potential for a large holiday surge similar to the one experienced last year.

The report added some historical perspective: “Last week, the number of COVID-19 deaths surpassed the number of deaths caused by the 1918 influenza pandemic, making COVID-19 the deadliest infectious disease in U.S. history. Like COVID-19, the 1918 flu was a respiratory disease, and many of the same measures that prevent flu prevent COVID-19.

“However, it is a stretch to say the diseases are similar. The average age of death from the 1918 flu was 28, while COVID-19 deaths are concentrated among seniors thus far. Flu tends to spread by contact with droplets, while the evidence suggests aerosol transmission is important with COVID-19.

“COVID-19 is occurring in a far different environment as well. In 1918, there was no vaccine or treatment available for the flu. In 2021, modern hospitals equipped with ICU units and ventilators have saved many lives, and a COVID-19 vaccine that drastically reduces the risk of infection, severe disease and death is widely available.

“The latest COVID-19 wave, caused by the Delta Variant is likewise different from earlier waves. Delta is far more transmissible, and, though severe outcomes are still rare, poses a greater risk to young Virginians.

“The environment has changed as well. Most public health restrictions, such as mask mandates, have been lifted, and 60% of Virginians are fully vaccinated. Although it is more transmissible and dangerous, the Delta wave has caused only about 40% of the cases experienced during last winter's surge -- at least so far. Right now, the Delta wave appears to have peaked. However, the sharpest growth last year occurred over the holidays, beginning around Thanksgiving.

“The big question right now is whether Virginia will experience a repeat of last winter's surge, with this new variant, in this new environment. As noted last week, this largely depends on whether Virginians choose to get vaccinated, including boosters when eligible and practice other prevention measures.”

The following data from the VDH is from Friday, Oct. 1. The VDH does not update its website on Saturdays or Sundays. The information from the school division is as of Oct. 2, as is the info on hospitalizations from the VHHA and the data on rates of transmission from the CDC.

Cases

Fauquier County recorded 19 positive COVID-19 cases Oct. 1, 27 Sept. 30 and 33 Sept. 29. The seven-day average of cases is 22. Fauquier has reported 6,458 cases since the beginning of the pandemic.

Daily new cases of COVID-19 in Virginia were tallied at 2,552 Oct. 1 after reaching 3,132 Sept. 30. According to reporting from the Virginia Department of Health, there have been 869,328 total reported cases (218,779 probable) of COVID in Virginia. The seven-day average of new cases in the state is 2,780; it has been on the decline since Sept. 14.

In the five-county Rappahannock-Rapidan Health District, 1,069 cases of COVID have been reported in children younger than 10 years old; 2,229 have been reported in those 10 to 19. In the state, there have been 52,033 cases in children younger than 10, 102,925 cases in those 10 to 19 years old.

As of Oct. 1, the seven-day positivity rate for the state (total tests compared to positive tests) is 8.8%; it has been decreasing since Sept. 9. In the Rappahannock-Rapidan Health District, the positivity rating is 10%. The Centers for Disease Control reports that the positivity for Fauquier County is at 11.59% as of Oct. 2.

Fauquier County School Division

Local schools opened for five-day-a-week, in-person learning on Aug. 11. As of the morning of Oct. 2, 357 positive cases of COVID-19 have been reported in the school system, 254 students and 103 staff members.

There are currently 53 active cases of COVID-19, 36 students and 17 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 Sept. 30, because of contact with positive cases, 212 students are currently quarantining – a drop from last week’s 235. Seven 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. Cases were not included in the dashboard over the summer.

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 4 active cases.
  • 20 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 and 2 on Oct. 1) There are 5 active cases.
  • 57 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 and 1 on Sept. 27, 1 on Sept. 28, 1 on Sept. 29, 1 on Sept. 30 and 1 on Oct. 1) There are 6 active cases.
  • 1 at Southeastern Alternative School (Aug. 23) 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 3 active cases.
  • 21 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 and 1 on Sept. 29) There are 3 active cases.
  • 8 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 and 1 on Oct.1) There are 3 active cases.
  • 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 and 1 on Sept. 7) There are no active cases.
  • 5 at Warrenton Middle School (Sept. 3 and Sept. 13, 2 on Sept. 17 and 1 on Sept. 23) There are 2 active cases.

Elementary schools

  • 3 cases at Bradley Elementary School (on Aug. 23, Aug. 25 and Sept. 17) There is 1 active case.
  • 6 cases at Brumfield Elementary (2 on Aug. 17, 2 on Aug. 23, 1 on Sept. 1 and 1 on Oct. 1) There is 1 active case.
  • 2 cases at Coleman Elementary (Sept. 3 and Sept. 14) There are no active cases.
  • 9 at Greenville Elementary (1 reported Aug. 13, 1 on Aug. 16, 1 on Aug. 20, 2 on Aug. 23, 3 on Aug. 24 and 1 on Oct. 1) There is 1 active case.
  • 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 7 active cases.
  • 8 at Pearson Elementary School (Aug. 18, 4 on Aug. 27, 1 on Sept. 7 and 1 on Sept. 10 and 1 on Oct. 1) 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 is 1 active case.
  • 12 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 and 1 on Sept. 27) There is 1 active case.
  • 1 at Thompson Elementary (Sept. 14) 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:

  • 3 at Fauquier High School (Aug. 26, 1 on Sept. 3 and 1 on Sept. 24) There is 1 active case.
  • 6 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) There are no active cases.
  • 12 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 and 1 on Oct. 1 ) There are 3 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 is 1 active case.
  • 4 at Cedar Lee Middle (Aug. 25, Sept. 8 and 1 on Sept. 29) There are 2 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 is 1 active case.
  • 4 at Brumfield Elementary (Aug. 20, 2 on Aug. 27 and 1 on Sept. 1) There are no active cases.
  • 1 at Coleman Elementary (Sept. 13) There are no active cases.
  • 6 at Greenville Elementary (Aug. 24, Aug. 26, 2 on Aug. 27, 1 on Sept. 13 and 1 on Sept. 29) There is 1 active case.
  • 7 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 are no active cases.
  • 2 cases at Pearson Elementary (Sept. 22 and Sept. 24) There are 2 active cases.
  • 2 at Pierce Elementary (Sept. 17 and Sept. 27) There is 1 active case.
  • 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.
  • 25 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 and 1 on Oct. 1) There are 5 active cases.

Deaths

Fauquier lost residents to COVID-19 Sept. 24, 26 and 29 and two on Sept. 25. The county also reported a fatality on Sept. 17, two Sept. 14 and one on Sept. 9. The county has reported a total of 81 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 229 COVID-19 deaths reported in the RRHD so far, 101 have been in residents older than 80. There have been 61 deaths in those 70 to 79 years old, 29 deaths in those 60 to 69, and 29 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, it was announced Sept. 29 that a child died, the fifth young child in Virginia to succumb to the illness. Logan Anderson, public information officer for the VDH, said the child lived in the Eastern Health District, but no other information was released. News reports have said that the child who died was a 10-year-old girl from Suffolk.

Thursday morning, the VDH data revealed that another child -- between 10 and 19 years old -- has died. The fatality, too, was recorded in the Eastern Health Region of the state. No other information has been released. The death was the eighth of a 10- to 19-year-old.

Friday, the VDH reported 56 COVID-19 deaths in Virginia, after reporting 54 yesterday. The total number of COVID-19 related deaths in Virginia is listed as 12,806 (1,990 probable).

The seven-day average of COVID-19 deaths in the state is 42. That number generally has been rising since Sept. 7, when it was 18.

Hospitalizations

Fauquier Hospital spokeswoman Sarah Cubbage said that after being above 10, the number fell below 10 on Sept. 28.

According to the VDH, Fauquier County reported one hospitalization Thursday and two new hospitalizations Tuesday. The county has reported 20 hospitalizations since Sept. 14. Fauquier tallied 25 hospitalizations in August and 37 so far in September. The county has reported 264 since the beginning of the pandemic.

The state added 73 new hospitalizations today, 72 on Thursday and 116 on Wednesday. According to the VDH, the total number of hospitalizations in the state is 36,711 (2,016 probable).

The seven-day average of new hospitalizations is 83.

In Friday’s updated data from the RRHD, of the 641 people hospitalized, 116 have been older than 80 years old; 117 have been 70 to 79 years old; 119 have been between 60 and 69 years old and 127 have been between 50 and 59. One hundred and fifty-two have been younger than 50. (For 10 of the hospitalizations, age was not reported.)

In the health district, six children younger than 10 and seven between 10 and 19 years old have been hospitalized – one of these was recorded Thursday. In the state, 484 younger than 10 have been hospitalized; 579 between 10 and 19 years old have been hospitalized.

VDH data reported here was finalized Thursday, Sept. 30 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. 2 states that 1,881 Virginians are hospitalized with COVID-19. The seven-day average number of hospitalizations (2,006) rose dramatically between July 11 and Sept. 9, but appears to be 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. 1 is 495. The number of COVID patients in intensive care has been generally rising since July 5, when it was 45.

Three-hundred and nine COVID-19 patients are receiving ventilator support, 30 fewer than yesterday.

The VDH and VHHA compile statistics in different ways, so their data does not always match up. For instance, VHHA reported that 68,704 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 36,711.

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 1,841.

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 (56 cases, up from 29 cases reported Thursday) 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 1,222 outbreaks being reported in long-term care facilities (resulting in 34,984 cases and 4,346 deaths); 1,765 outbreaks in congregate settings; 270 outbreaks in healthcare settings; 194 in correctional facilities; 133 in college settings; 394 in childcare settings and 583 K-12 outbreaks being reported (9 more than yesterday). There have been a total of 4,561 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 Friday 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 (160 for Fauquier) and percent positivity (11.59% 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%. The numbers for Fauquier have dropped since Saturday morning, when they represented 197 cases per 100,000 and a positivity rate of 10.22%.

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 below is from Sept. 30, except for the breakthrough cases data; that is current.

As of Sept. 30, 10,568,939 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered to Virginia residents. About 67.8% of the population has been vaccinated with at least one dose; 60.3% of Virginians have been fully vaccinated. In the adult population, 80.5% have been vaccinated with at least one dose; 71.8% are fully vaccinated.

An average 12,243 vaccine doses are being administered daily in the state. The number has been dropping for more than a week.

Thus far, about 61.8% of the county’s residents (all ages combined) have been vaccinated with at least one dose; 55.5% are fully vaccinated. About 74% of adults (older than 18) have been vaccinated with at least one dose. The percentage of fully vaccinated adults is 66.7%.

For Virginians between 12 and 17, 65.4% of the population has been vaccinated with at least one dose (56.3% are fully vaccinated). Only children between 12 and 17 are eligible for the vaccine. For those 18 and older, 75.7% have received at least one dose of a vaccine (67.5% fully vaccinated); for those aged 65 and older, 89.4% have received at least one dose (82.5% fully vaccinated).

About 58% of Fauquier residents between 12 and 17 have been vaccinated with at least one dose (50.6% fully vaccinated); 74% of those 18 and older (66.7% fully vaccinated) and 88.7% of those 65 and older (80.9% fully vaccinated).

For Virginians older than 12 (which represents everyone in the state who is eligible to be vaccinated), 74.8% have received one dose; 66.6% are fully vaccinated. In Fauquier, 72.4% of the over-12 population has received one dose; 65.1% are fully vaccinated.

The VDH reports that between Jan. 17 and Sept. 25, there have been 27,318 breakthrough cases of COVID-19 in fully vaccinated people (.5% of total cases), up just 392 cases from last week; 1,061 of fully vaccinated people have been hospitalized (.021% of total hospitalizations), up only eight from last Friday; and there have been 273 deaths in fully vaccinated people (.0054% of total deaths). There have been no deaths in vaccinated people since last Friday.

The VDH website says that unvaccinated people have developed COVID-19 7.9 times more than fully vaccinated people, and 2.5 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. 1: Fauquier County recorded 19 positive COVID-19 cases today, 27 yesterday and 33 Wednesday. The seven-day average of cases is 22. Fauquier has reported 6,458 cases since the beginning of the pandemic.

Daily new cases of COVID-19 in Virginia were tallied at 2,552 today after reaching 3,132 Thursday. According to reporting from the Virginia Department of Health, there have been 869,328 total reported cases (218,779 probable) of COVID in Virginia. The seven-day average of new cases in the state is 2,780; it has been on the decline since Sept. 14.

In the five-county Rappahannock-Rapidan Health District, 1,069 cases of COVID have been reported in children younger than 10 years old; 2,229 have been reported in those 10 to 19. In the state, there have been 52,033 cases in children younger than 10, 102,925 cases in those 10 to 19 years old.

As of Oct. 1, the seven-day positivity rate for the state (total tests compared to positive tests) is 8.8%; it has been decreasing since Sept. 9. In the Rappahannock-Rapidan Health District, the positivity rating is 10%. The Centers for Disease Control reports that the positivity for Fauquier County is currently at 9.18%.

Fauquier County School Division

Local schools opened for five-day-a-week, in-person learning on Aug. 11. As of the morning of Oct. 1, 347 positive cases of COVID-19 have been reported in the school system, 246 students and 101 staff members.

There are currently 50 active cases of COVID-19, 34 students and 16 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 Sept. 30, because of contact with positive cases, 212 students are currently quarantining – a drop from last week’s 235. Seven 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. Cases were not included in the dashboard over the summer.

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 4 active cases.
  • 18 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 and 1 on Sept. 28 and 1 on Sept. 30) There are 3 active cases.
  • 56 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 and 1 on Sept. 27, 1 on Sept. 28, 1 on Sept. 29 and 1 on Sept. 30) There are 6 active cases.
  • 1 at Southeastern Alternative School (Aug. 23) There are no active cases.

Middle schools

  • 9 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 and 1 on Sept. 30) There are 2 active cases.
  • 21 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 and 1 on Sept. 29) There are 4 active cases.
  • 7 at Marshall Middle School (2 on Aug 27, 1 on Sept. 3, 1 on Sept. 10, 1 on Sept. 20, 1 on Sept. 24 and 1 on Sept. 27) There are 3 active cases.
  • 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 and 1 on Sept. 7) There are no active cases.
  • 5 at Warrenton Middle School (Sept. 3 and Sept. 13, 2 on Sept. 17 and 1 on Sept. 23) There are 2 active cases.

Elementary schools

  • 3 cases at Bradley Elementary School (on Aug. 23, Aug. 25 and Sept. 17) There are no active case.
  • 5 cases at Brumfield Elementary (2 on Aug. 17, 2 on Aug. 23 and 1 on Sept. 1) There are no active cases.
  • 2 cases at Coleman Elementary (Sept. 3 and Sept. 14) There are no active cases.
  • 8 at Greenville Elementary (1 reported Aug. 13, 1 on Aug. 16, 1 on Aug. 20, 2 on Aug. 23 and 3 on Aug. 24) There are no 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 8 active cases.
  • 7 at Pearson Elementary School (Aug. 18, 4 on Aug. 27, 1 on Sept. 7 and 1 on Sept. 10) There are no active cases.
  • 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 is 1 active case.
  • 12 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 and 1 on Sept. 27) There is 1 active case.
  • 1 at Thompson Elementary (Sept. 14) 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:

  • 3 at Fauquier High School (Aug. 26, 1 on Sept. 3 and 1 on Sept. 24) There is 1 active case.
  • 6 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) There are no active cases.
  • 11 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 and 1 on Sept. 29) There are 2 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 2 active cases.
  • 4 at Cedar Lee Middle (Aug. 25, Sept. 8 and 1 on Sept. 29) There are 2 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 is 1 active case.
  • 4 at Brumfield Elementary (Aug. 20, 2 on Aug. 27 and 1 on Sept. 1) There are no active cases.
  • 1 at Coleman Elementary (Sept. 13) There are no active cases.
  • 6 at Greenville Elementary (Aug. 24, Aug. 26, 2 on Aug. 27, 1 on Sept. 13 and 1 on Sept. 29) There is 1 active case.
  • 7 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 are no active cases.
  • 2 cases at Pearson Elementary (Sept. 22 and Sept. 24) There are 2 active cases.
  • 2 at Pierce Elementary (Sept. 17 and Sept. 27) There is 1 active case.
  • 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.
  • 24 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 and 1 on Sept. 29) There are 4 active cases.

Deaths

Fauquier lost a resident to COVID-19 Wednesday, one Sunday, two on Saturday and one last Friday. The county also reported a fatality on Sept. 17, two Sept. 14 and one on Sept. 9. The county has reported a total of 81 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 229 COVID-19 deaths reported in the RRHD so far, 101 have been in residents older than 80. There have been 61 deaths in those 70 to 79 years old, 29 deaths in those 60 to 69, and 29 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, it was announced Sept. 29 that a child died, the fifth young child in Virginia to succumb to the illness. Logan Anderson, public information officer for the VDH, said the child lived in the Eastern Health District, but no other information was released. News reports have said that the child who died was a 10-year-old girl from Suffolk.

Thursday morning, the VDH data revealed that another child -- between 10 and 19 years old -- has died. The fatality, too, was recorded in the Eastern Health Region of the state. No other information has been released. The death was the eighth of a 10- to 19-year-old.

Today the VDH reported 56 COVID-19 deaths in Virginia, after reporting 54 yesterday. The total number of COVID-19 related deaths in Virginia is listed as 12,806 (1,990 probable).

The seven-day average of COVID-19 deaths in the state is 42. That number generally has been rising since Sept. 7, when it was 18.

Hospitalizations

Fauquier Hospital spokeswoman Sarah Cubbage said that after being above 10, the number fell below 10 on Sept. 28.

According to the VDH, Fauquier County reported one hospitalization Thursday and two new hospitalizations Tuesday. The county has reported 20 hospitalizations since Sept. 14. Fauquier tallied 25 hospitalizations in August and 37 so far in September. The county has reported 264 since the beginning of the pandemic.

The state added 73 new hospitalizations today, 72 on Thursday and 116 on Wednesday. According to the VDH, the total number of hospitalizations in the state is 36,711 (2,016 probable).

The seven-day average of new hospitalizations is 83.

In Friday’s updated data from the RRHD, of the 641 people hospitalized, 116 have been older than 80 years old; 117 have been 70 to 79 years old; 119 have been between 60 and 69 years old and 127 have been between 50 and 59. One hundred and fifty-two have been younger than 50. (For 10 of the hospitalizations, age was not reported.)

In the health district, six children younger than 10 and seven between 10 and 19 years old have been hospitalized – one of these was recorded Thursday. In the state, 484 younger than 10 have been hospitalized; 579 between 10 and 19 years old have been hospitalized.

VDH data reported here was finalized Thursday, Sept. 30 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. 1 states that 1,898 Virginians are hospitalized with COVID-19. The seven-day average number of hospitalizations (2,037) rose dramatically between July 11 and Sept. 9, but appears to be 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. 1 is 512. The number of COVID patients in intensive care has been generally rising since July 5, when it was 45.

Three-hundred and thirty-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 68,609 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 36,711.

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 1,841.

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 (56 cases, up from 29 cases reported yesterday) 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 1,222 outbreaks being reported in long-term care facilities (resulting in 34,984 cases and 4,346 deaths); 1,765 outbreaks in congregate settings; 270 outbreaks in healthcare settings; 194 in correctional facilities; 133 in college settings; 394 in childcare settings and 583 K-12 outbreaks being reported (9 more than yesterday). There have been a total of 4,561 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 Friday 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 (148 for Fauquier) and percent positivity (9.18% 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%. The numbers for Fauquier have dropped since Saturday morning, when they represented 197 cases per 100,000 and a positivity rate of 10.22%.

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

Vaccines

Vaccine data has not been updated. The information below is from Sept. 30, except for the breakthrough cases data; that is current.

As of Sept. 30, 10,568,939 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered to Virginia residents. About 67.8% of the population has been vaccinated with at least one dose; 60.3% of Virginians have been fully vaccinated. In the adult population, 80.5% have been vaccinated with at least one dose; 71.8% are fully vaccinated.

An average 12,243 vaccine doses are being administered daily in the state. The number has been dropping for more than a week.

Thus far, about 61.8% of the county’s residents (all ages combined) have been vaccinated with at least one dose; 55.5% are fully vaccinated. About 74% of adults (older than 18) have been vaccinated with at least one dose. The percentage of fully vaccinated adults is 66.7%.

For Virginians between 12 and 17, 65.4% of the population has been vaccinated with at least one dose (56.3% are fully vaccinated). Only children between 12 and 17 are eligible for the vaccine. For those 18 and older, 75.7% have received at least one dose of a vaccine (67.5% fully vaccinated); for those aged 65 and older, 89.4% have received at least one dose (82.5% fully vaccinated).

About 58% of Fauquier residents between 12 and 17 have been vaccinated with at least one dose (50.6% fully vaccinated); 74% of those 18 and older (66.7% fully vaccinated) and 88.7% of those 65 and older (80.9% fully vaccinated).

For Virginians older than 12 (which represents everyone in the state who is eligible to be vaccinated), 74.8% have received one dose; 66.6% are fully vaccinated. In Fauquier, 72.4% of the over-12 population has received one dose; 65.1% are fully vaccinated.

The VDH reports that between Jan. 17 and Sept. 25, there have been 27,318 breakthrough cases of COVID-19 in fully vaccinated people (.5% of total cases), up just 392 cases from last week; 1,061 of fully vaccinated people have been hospitalized (.021% of total hospitalizations), up only eight from last Friday; and there have been 273 deaths in fully vaccinated people (.0054% of total deaths). There have been no deaths in vaccinated people since last Friday.

The VDH website says that unvaccinated people have developed COVID-19 7.9 times more than fully vaccinated people, and 2.5 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, SEPT. 30: Fauquier County recorded 27 positive COVID-19 cases today, 33 yesterday. The seven-day average of cases is 23. Fauquier has reported 6,439 cases since the beginning of the pandemic.

Daily new cases of COVID-19 in Virginia were tallied at 3,132 today after reaching 3,151 Wednesday. According to reporting from the Virginia Department of Health, there have been 866,776 total reported cases (217,780 probable) of COVID in Virginia. The seven-day average of new cases in the state is 2,828; it has been on the decline since Sept. 14.

In the five-county Rappahannock-Rapidan Health District, 1,061 cases of COVID have been reported in children younger than 10 years old; 2,214 have been reported in those 10 to 19. In the state, there have been 51,692 cases in children younger than 10, 102,430 cases in those 10 to 19 years old.

As of Sept. 30, the seven-day positivity rate for the state (total tests compared to positive tests) is 8.9%; it has been decreasing since Sept. 9. In the Rappahannock-Rapidan Health District, the positivity rating is 9.9%. The Centers for Disease Control reports that the positivity for Fauquier County is currently at 8.71%.

Fauquier County School Division

Local schools opened for five-day-a-week, in-person learning on Aug. 11. As of the morning of Sept. 29, 344 positive cases of COVID-19 have been reported in the school system, 243 students and 101 staff members.

There are currently 47 active cases of COVID-19, 31 students and 16 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 Sept. 23, because of contact with positive cases, 235 students are currently quarantining – a drop from last week’s 259. Seven 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. Cases were not included in the dashboard over the summer.

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 4 active cases.
  • 17 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 and 1 on Sept. 28) There are 2 active cases.
  • 55 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 and 1 on Sept. 27, 1 on Sept. 28 and 1 on Sept. 29) There are 5 active cases.
  • 1 at Southeastern Alternative School (Aug. 23) There are no active cases.

Middle schools

  • 8 at Auburn Middle School (2 on Aug. 18, 1 on Aug. 26, 1 on Sept. 1, 1 on Sept. 7, 2 on Sept. 13 and 1 on Sept. 27) There is 1 active case.
  • 21 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 and 1 on Sept. 29) There are 4 active cases.
  • 7 at Marshall Middle School (2 on Aug 27, 1 on Sept. 3, 1 on Sept. 10, 1 on Sept. 20, 1 on Sept. 24 and 1 on Sept. 27) There are 3 active cases.
  • 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 and 1 on Sept. 7) There are no active cases.
  • 5 at Warrenton Middle School (Sept. 3 and Sept. 13, 2 on Sept. 17 and 1 on Sept. 23) There are 2 active cases.

Elementary schools

  • 3 cases at Bradley Elementary School (on Aug. 23, Aug. 25 and Sept. 17) There are no active case.
  • 5 cases at Brumfield Elementary (2 on Aug. 17, 2 on Aug. 23 and 1 on Sept. 1) There are no active cases.
  • 2 cases at Coleman Elementary (Sept. 3 and Sept. 14) There are no active cases.
  • 8 at Greenville Elementary (1 reported Aug. 13, 1 on Aug. 16, 1 on Aug. 20, 2 on Aug. 23 and 3 on Aug. 24) There are no 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 8 active cases.
  • 7 at Pearson Elementary School (Aug. 18, 4 on Aug. 27, 1 on Sept. 7 and 1 on Sept. 10) There are no active cases.
  • 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 is 1 active case.
  • 12 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 and 1 on Sept. 27) There is 1 active case.
  • 1 at Thompson Elementary (Sept. 14) 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:

  • 3 at Fauquier High School (Aug. 26, 1 on Sept. 3 and 1 on Sept. 24) There is 1 active case.
  • 6 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) There are no active cases.
  • 11 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 and 1 on Sept. 29) There are 2 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 2 active cases.
  • 4 at Cedar Lee Middle (Aug. 25, Sept. 8 and 1 on Sept. 29) There are 2 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 is 1 active case.
  • 4 at Brumfield Elementary (Aug. 20, 2 on Aug. 27 and 1 on Sept. 1) There are no active cases.
  • 1 at Coleman Elementary (Sept. 13) There are no active cases.
  • 6 at Greenville Elementary (Aug. 24, Aug. 26, 2 on Aug. 27, 1 on Sept. 13 and 1 on Sept. 29) There is 1 active case.
  • 7 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 are no active cases.
  • 2 cases at Pearson Elementary (Sept. 22 and Sept. 24) There are 2 active cases.
  • 2 at Pierce Elementary (Sept. 17 and Sept. 27) There is 1 active case.
  • 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.
  • 24 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 and 1 on Sept. 29) There are 4 active cases.

Deaths

Fauquier lost a resident to COVID-19 Wednesday, one Sunday, two on Saturday and one last Friday. The county also reported a fatality on Sept. 17, two Sept. 14 and one on Sept. 9. The county has reported a total of 81 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 230 COVID-19 deaths reported in the RRHD so far, 101 have been in residents older than 80. There have been 61 deaths in those 70 to 79 years old, 30 deaths in those 60 to 69, and 29 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, it was announced Sept. 29 that a child died, the fifth young child in Virginia to succumb to the illness. Logan Anderson, public information officer for the VDH, said the child lived in the Eastern Health District, but no other information was released. News reports have said that the child who died was a 10-year-old girl from Suffolk.

This morning, the VDH data revealed that another child -- between 10 and 19 years old -- has died. The fatality, too, was recorded in the Eastern Health Region of the state. No other information has been released. The death was the eighth of a 10- to 19-year-old.

Today the VDH reported 54 COVID-19 deaths in Virginia, after reporting 49 yesterday. The total number of COVID-19 related deaths in Virginia is listed as 12,750 (1,982 probable).

The seven-day average of COVID-19 deaths in the state is 41. That number generally has been rising since Sept. 7, when it was 18.

Hospitalizations

Fauquier Hospital spokeswoman Sarah Cubbage said that after being above 10, the number fell below 10 on Sept. 28.

According to the VDH, Fauquier County reported one hospitalization this morning and two new hospitalizations Tuesday. The county has reported 20 hospitalizations since Sept. 14. Fauquier tallied 25 hospitalizations in August and 37 so far in September. The county has reported 264 since the beginning of the pandemic.

The state added 72 new hospitalizations today, 116 on Wednesday. According to the VDH, the total number of hospitalizations in the state is 36,638 (2,008 probable).

The seven-day average of new hospitalizations is 84.

In Thursday’s updated data from the RRHD, of the 640 people hospitalized, 115 have been older than 80 years old; 117 have been 70 to 79 years old; 118 have been between 60 and 69 years old and 126 have been between 50 and 59. One hundred and fifty-two have been younger than 50. (For 12 of the hospitalizations, age was not reported.)

In the health district, six children younger than 10 and seven between 10 and 19 years old have been hospitalized – one more than yesterday. In the state, 483 younger than 10 have been hospitalized; 576 between 10 and 19 years old have been hospitalized.

VDH data reported here was finalized Wednesday, Sept. 29 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 Sept. 30 states that 1,986 Virginians are hospitalized with COVID-19. The seven-day average number of hospitalizations (2,067) rose dramatically between July 11 and Sept. 9, but appears to be plateauing.

The VHHA reports that the number of COVID-19 confirmed or COVID-19 suspected patients who are in intensive care units as of Sept. 30 is 527. The number of COVID patients in intensive care has been generally rising since July 5, when it was 45.

Three-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 67,812 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 36,638.

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 1,834.

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 (29 cases) 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 1,220 outbreaks being reported in long-term care facilities (resulting in 34,958 cases and 4,342 deaths); 1,760 outbreaks in congregate settings; 270 outbreaks in healthcare settings; 193 in correctional facilities; 133 in college settings; 392 in childcare settings and 578 K-12 outbreaks being reported (9 more than yesterday). There have been a total of 4,546 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 Wednesday 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 (148 for Fauquier) and percent positivity (8.71% 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%. The numbers for Fauquier have dropped since Saturday morning, when they represented 197 cases per 100,000 and a positivity rate of 10.22%.

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 Sept. 30, 10,568,939 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered to Virginia residents. About 67.8% of the population has been vaccinated with at least one dose; 60.3% of Virginians have been fully vaccinated. In the adult population, 80.5% have been vaccinated with at least one dose; 71.8% are fully vaccinated.

An average 12,243 vaccine doses are being administered daily in the state. The number has been dropping for more than a week.

Thus far, about 61.8% of the county’s residents (all ages combined) have been vaccinated with at least one dose; 55.5% are fully vaccinated. About 74% of adults (older than 18) have been vaccinated with at least one dose. The percentage of fully vaccinated adults is 66.7%.

For Virginians between 12 and 17, 65.4% of the population has been vaccinated with at least one dose (56.3% are fully vaccinated). Only children between 12 and 17 are eligible for the vaccine. For those 18 and older, 75.7% have received at least one dose of a vaccine (67.5% fully vaccinated); for those aged 65 and older, 89.4% have received at least one dose (82.5% fully vaccinated).

About 58% of Fauquier residents between 12 and 17 have been vaccinated with at least one dose (50.6% fully vaccinated); 74% of those 18 and older (66.7% fully vaccinated) and 88.7% of those 65 and older (80.9% fully vaccinated).

For Virginians older than 12 (which represents everyone in the state who is eligible to be vaccinated), 74.8% have received one dose; 66.6% are fully vaccinated. In Fauquier, 72.4% of the over-12 population has received one dose; 65.1% are fully vaccinated.

The VDH reports that between Jan. 17 and Sept. 18, there have been 26,926 breakthrough cases of COVID-19 in vaccinated people (.5% of total cases); 1,053 of fully vaccinated people have been hospitalized (.021% of total hospitalizations) and there have been 273 deaths in fully vaccinated people (.0054% of total deaths).

The VDH website says that unvaccinated people have developed COVID-19 7.4 times more 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, SEPT. 29: Fauquier County recorded 33 positive COVID-19 cases today, 17 yesterday. The seven-day average of cases is 23. Fauquier has reported 6,412 cases since the beginning of the pandemic.

Daily new cases of COVID-19 in Virginia were tallied at 3,151 today after reaching 2,641 Tuesday. According to reporting from the Virginia Department of Health, there have been 863,644 total reported cases (217,081 probable) of COVID in Virginia. The seven-day average of new cases in the state is 2,919; it has been on the decline since Sept. 14.

As of Sept. 29 in the five-county Rappahannock-Rapidan Health District, 1,050 cases of COVID have been reported in children younger than 10 years old; 2,193 have been reported in those 10 to 19. In the state, there have been 51,316 cases in children younger than 10, 101,930 cases in those 10 to 19 years old.

As of Sept. 29, the seven-day positivity rate for the state (total tests compared to positive tests) is 9%; it has been 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 for Fauquier County is currently at 8.03%.

Fauquier County School Division

Local schools opened for five-day-a-week, in-person learning on Aug. 11. As of the morning of Sept. 29, 334 positive cases of COVID-19 have been reported in the school system, 238 students and 96 staff members.

There are currently 37 active cases of COVID-19, 26 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 Sept. 23, because of contact with positive cases, 235 students are currently quarantining – a drop from last week’s 259. Seven 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. Cases were not included in the dashboard over the summer.

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 4 active cases.
  • 17 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 and 1 on Sept. 28) There are 2 active cases.
  • 54 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 and 1 on Sept. 27 and 1 on Sept. 28) There are 4 active cases.
  • 1 at Southeastern Alternative School (Aug. 23) There are no active cases.

Middle schools

  • 8 at Auburn Middle School (2 on Aug. 18, 1 on Aug. 26, 1 on Sept. 1, 1 on Sept. 7, 2 on Sept. 13 and 1 on Sept. 27) There is 1 active case.
  • 20 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 and 2 on Sept. 24) There are 3 active cases.
  • 7 at Marshall Middle School (2 on Aug 27, 1 on Sept. 3, 1 on Sept. 10, 1 on Sept. 20, 1 on Sept. 24 and 1 on Sept. 27) There are 3 active cases.
  • 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 and 1 on Sept. 7) There are no active cases.
  • 5 at Warrenton Middle School (Sept. 3 and Sept. 13, 2 on Sept. 17 and 1 on Sept. 23) There are 4 active cases.

Elementary schools

  • 3 cases at Bradley Elementary School (on Aug. 23, Aug. 25 and Sept. 17) There are no active case.
  • 5 cases at Brumfield Elementary (2 on Aug. 17, 2 on Aug. 23 and 1 on Sept. 1) There are no active cases.
  • 2 cases at Coleman Elementary (Sept. 3 and Sept. 14) There are no active cases.
  • 8 at Greenville Elementary (1 reported Aug. 13, 1 on Aug. 16, 1 on Aug. 20, 2 on Aug. 23 and 3 on Aug. 24) There are no active cases.
  • 30 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) There are 5  active cases.
  • 7 at Pearson Elementary School (Aug. 18, 4 on Aug. 27, 1 on Sept. 7 and 1 on Sept. 10) There are no active cases.
  • 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 is 1 active case.
  • 12 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 and 1 on Sept. 27) There is 1 active cases.
  • 1 at Thompson Elementary (Sept. 14) 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:

  • 3 at Fauquier High School (Aug. 26, 1 on Sept. 3 and 1 on Sept. 24) There is 1 active case.
  • 6 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) There are no active cases.
  • 10 at Liberty High (Aug. 18 and Aug. 27, Aug. 30, 1 on Sept. 8, on Sept. 9 and 1 on Sept. 10 and 1 on Sept. 22) 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 2 active cases.
  • 3 at Cedar Lee Middle (Aug. 25 and Sept. 8) There is 1 active case.
  • 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.
  • 5 at Bradley Elementary (Aug. 17 and Aug. 27, Sept. 1, 1 on Sept. 9 and on Sept. 14) 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.
  • 1 at Coleman Elementary (Sept. 13) There are no active cases.
  • 5 at Greenville Elementary (Aug. 24, Aug. 26, 2 on Aug. 27 and 1 on Sept. 13) There are no active cases.
  • 7 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 are no active cases.
  • 2 cases at Pearson Elementary (Sept. 22 and Sept. 24) There are 2 active cases.
  • 2 at Pierce Elementary (Sept. 17 and Sept. 27) There is 1 active cass.
  • 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.
  • 23 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 and 2 on Sept. 22) There are 3 active cases.

Deaths

Fauquier lost a resident to COVID-19 today, one Sunday, two on Saturday and one on Friday. The county also reported a fatality on Sept. 17 and two Sept. 14. Before that, Fauquier reported fatalities on Sept. 9 and on Aug. 27. The county has reported a total of 81 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 227 COVID-19 deaths reported in the RRHD so far, 99 have been in residents older than 80. There have been 60 deaths in those 70 to 79 years old, 30 deaths in those 60 to 69, and 29 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, it was announced today that another child between 0 and 9 years old has died, the fifth young child in the state. Logan Anderson, public information officer for the VDH, said the child lived in the Eastern Health District, but no other information was released. Since the start of the pandemic seven children  between 10 and 19 have died.

Today the VDH reported 49 COVID-19 deaths in Virginia, after reporting 55 yesterday. The total number of COVID-19 related deaths in Virginia is listed as 12,696 (1,979 probable).

The seven-day average of COVID-19 deaths in the state is 41. That number generally has been rising since Sept. 7, when it was 18.

Hospitalizations

Fauquier Hospital spokeswoman Sarah Cubbage said that after being above 10, the number fell below 10 on Sept. 28.

According to the VDH, Fauquier County reported two new hospitalizations Tuesday. The county has reported 19 hospitalizations since Sept. 14. Fauquier tallied 25 hospitalizations in August and 36 so far in September. The county has reported 263 since the beginning of the pandemic.

The state added 116 new hospitalizations today, 88 on Tuesday. According to the VDH, the total number of hospitalizations in the state is 36,566 (2,011 probable).

The seven-day average of new hospitalizations is 90.

In Wednesday’s updated data from the RRHD, of the 634 people hospitalized, 114 have been older than 80 years old; 117 have been 70 to 79 years old; 117 have been between 60 and 69 years old and 125 have been between 50 and 59. One hundred and fifty-one have been younger than 50. (For 10 of the hospitalizations, age was not reported.)

In the health district, six children younger than 10 and six between 10 and 19 years old have been hospitalized. In the state, 483 younger than 10 have been hospitalized; 575 between 10 and 19 years old have been hospitalized.

VDH data reported here was finalized Tuesday, Sept. 278 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 Sept. 29 states that 2,033 Virginians are hospitalized with COVID-19. The seven-day average number of hospitalizations (2,093) rose dramatically between July 11 and Sept. 9, but appears to be plateauing.

The VHHA reports that the number of COVID-19 confirmed or COVID-19 suspected patients who are in intensive care units as of Sept. 29 is 533. The number of COVID patients in intensive care has been generally rising since July 5, when it was 45.

Three-hundred and twenty-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 67,706 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 36,566.

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 1,834.

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 (29 cases) 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 1,219 outbreaks being reported in long-term care facilities (resulting in 34,953 cases and 4,335 deaths); 1,755 outbreaks in congregate settings; 268 outbreaks in healthcare settings; 193 in correctional facilities; 132 in college settings; 391 in childcare settings and 569 K-12 outbreaks being reported. There have been a total of 4,527 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 Wednesday 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 (166 for Fauquier) and percent positivity (8.08% 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%. The numbers for Fauquier have dropped since Saturday morning, when they represented 197 cases per 100,000 and a positivity rate of 10.22%.

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 vaccine data has not been updated for Sept. 29. The information below is from Tuesday, Sept. 28.

As of Sept. 28, 10,544,780 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered to Virginia residents. About 67.6% of the population has been vaccinated with at least one dose; 60.2% of Virginians have been fully vaccinated. In the adult population, 80.3% have been vaccinated with at least one dose; 71.6% are fully vaccinated.

An average 12,403 vaccine doses are being administered daily in the state. The number has been dropping for more than a week.

Thus far, about 61.7% of the county’s residents (all ages combined) have been vaccinated with at least one dose; 55.5% are fully vaccinated. About 73.9% of adults (older than 18) have been vaccinated with at least one dose. The percentage of fully vaccinated adults is 66.6%.

For Virginians between 12 and 17, 65.2% of the population has been vaccinated with at least one dose (56.1% are fully vaccinated). Only children between 12 and 17 are eligible for the vaccine. For those 18 and older, 75.5% have received at least one dose of a vaccine (67.4% fully vaccinated); for those aged 65 and older, 89.4% have received at least one dose (82.4% fully vaccinated).

About 58% of Fauquier residents between 12 and 17 have been vaccinated with at least one dose (50.5% fully vaccinated); 73.9% of those 18 and older (66.6% fully vaccinated) and 88.6% of those 65 and older (80.8% fully vaccinated).

For Virginians older than 12 (which represents everyone in the state who is eligible to be vaccinated), 74.6% have received one dose; 66.4% are fully vaccinated. In Fauquier, 72.3% of the over-12 population has received one dose; 65% are fully vaccinated.

The VDH reports that between Jan. 17 and Sept. 18, there have been 26,926 breakthrough cases of COVID-19 in vaccinated people (.5% of total cases); 1,053 of fully vaccinated people have been hospitalized (.021% of total hospitalizations) and there have been 273 deaths in fully vaccinated people (.0054% of total deaths).

The VDH website says that unvaccinated people have developed COVID-19 7.4 times more 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, SEPT. 28: Fauquier County recorded 17 positive COVID-19 cases today, 13 yesterday. The seven-day average of cases is 21. Fauquier has reported 6,379 cases since the beginning of the pandemic.

Daily new cases of COVID-19 in Virginia were tallied at 2,641 today after reaching 1,997 Monday. According to reporting from the Virginia Department of Health, there have been 860,493 total reported cases (215,994 probable) of COVID in Virginia. The seven-day average of new cases in the state is 3,003; it has been on the decline since Sept. 14.

As of Sept. 28 in the five-county Rappahannock-Rapidan Health District, 1,041 cases of COVID have been reported in children younger than 10 years old; 2,171 have been reported in those 10 to 19. In the state, there have been 50,936 cases in children younger than 10, 101,372 cases in those 10 to 19 years old.

As of Sept. 28, the seven-day positivity rate for the state (total tests compared to positive tests) is 9.1%; it has been decreasing since Sept. 9. In the Rappahannock-Rapidan Health District, the positivity rating is 8.7%. The Centers for Disease Control reports that the positivity for Fauquier County is currently 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 Sept. 28, 331 positive cases of COVID-19 have been reported in the school system, 236 students and 95 staff members.

There are currently 46 active cases of COVID-19, 33 students and 13 staffers. Sixteen people came off the list over the weekend.

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 Sept. 23, because of contact with positive cases, 235 students are currently quarantining – a drop from last week’s 259. Seven 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. Cases were not included in the dashboard over the summer.

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 5 active cases.
  • 16 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 and 1 on Sept. 24) There are 2 active cases.
  • 53 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 and 1 on Sept. 27) There are 5 active cases.
  • 1 at Southeastern Alternative School (Aug. 23) There are no active cases.

Middle schools

  • 8 at Auburn Middle School (2 on Aug. 18, 1 on Aug. 26, 1 on Sept. 1, 1 on Sept. 7, 2 on Sept. 13 and 1 on Sept. 27) There is 1 active case.
  • 20 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 and 2 on Sept. 24) There are 3 active cases.
  • 7 at Marshall Middle School (2 on Aug 27, 1 on Sept. 3, 1 on Sept. 10, 1 on Sept. 20, 1 on Sept. 24 and 1 on Sept. 27) There are 3 active cases.
  • 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 and 1 on Sept. 7) There are no active cases.
  • 5 at Warrenton Middle School (Sept. 3 and Sept. 13, 2 on Sept. 17 and 1 on Sept. 23) There are 4 active cases.

Elementary schools

  • 3 cases at Bradley Elementary School (on Aug. 23, Aug. 25 and Sept. 17) There is 1 active case.
  • 5 cases at Brumfield Elementary (2 on Aug. 17, 2 on Aug. 23 and 1 on Sept. 1) There are no active cases.
  • 2 cases at Coleman Elementary (Sept. 3 and Sept. 14) There are no active cases.
  • 8 at Greenville Elementary (1 reported Aug. 13, 1 on Aug. 16, 1 on Aug. 20, 2 on Aug. 23 and 3 on Aug. 24) There are no active cases.
  • 30 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) There are 5  active cases.
  • 7 at Pearson Elementary School (Aug. 18, 4 on Aug. 27, 1 on Sept. 7 and 1 on Sept. 10) There are no active cases.
  • 2 at Pierce Elementary School (Aug. 27 and Sept. 17) There is 1 active case.
  • 2 at Ritchie Elementary School (Aug. 20 and Sept. 21) There is 1 active case.
  • 12 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 and 1 on Sept. 27) There is 1 active cases.
  • 1 at Thompson Elementary (Sept. 14) 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 is 1 active case.

Staff members testing positive include:

  • 3 at Fauquier High School (Aug. 26, 1 on Sept. 3 and 1 on Sept. 24) There is one active case.
  • 6 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) There is 1 active case.
  • 10 at Liberty High (Aug. 18 and Aug. 27, Aug. 30, 1 on Sept. 8, on Sept. 9 and 1 on Sept. 10 and 1 on Sept. 22) 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 3 active cases.
  • 2 at Cedar Lee Middle (Aug. 25 and Sept. 8) 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.
  • 5 at Bradley Elementary (Aug. 17 and Aug. 27, Sept. 1, 1 on Sept. 9 and on Sept. 14) 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.
  • 1 at Coleman Elementary (Sept. 13) There are no active cases.
  • 5 at Greenville Elementary (Aug. 24, Aug. 26, 2 on Aug. 27 and 1 on Sept. 13) There are no active cases.
  • 7 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.
  • 2 case at Pearson Elementary (Sept. 22 and Sept. 24) There are 2 active cases.
  • 2 at Pierce Elementary (Sept. 17 and Sept. 27) There are 2 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.
  • 23 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 and 2 on Sept. 22) There are 3 active cases.

Deaths

Fauquier lost a resident to COVID-19 Sunday, after losing two on Saturday and one on Friday. The county also reported a fatality on Sept. 17 and two Sept. 14. Before that, Fauquier reported fatalities on Sept. 9 and on Aug. 27. The county has reported a total of 80 COVID-19 related deaths since the start of the pandemic, five in September.

The VDH does not report demographic data at the county level, but in the RRHD, of the 224 COVID-19 deaths reported in the RRHD so far, 98 have been in residents older than 80. There have been 59 deaths in those 70 to 79 years old, 29 deaths in those 60 to 69, and 29 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, four children younger than 10 years old have died of the virus; seven of those between 10 and 19 have died.

Today the VDH reported 55 COVID-19 deaths in Virginia, after reporting only three yesterday. (Reported deaths are usually lower on Sundays and Mondays.) The state hasn’t reported 55 deaths in one day since March 12. The total number of COVID-19 related deaths in Virginia is listed as 12,657 (1,973 probable).

The seven-day average of COVID-19 deaths in the state is 40. That number generally has been rising since Sept. 7, when it was 18.

Hospitalizations

Fauquier Hospital spokeswoman Sarah Cubbage said that after being above 10, the number fell below 10 on Sept. 28.

According to the VDH, Fauquier County reported two new hospitalizations today. The county has reported 19 hospitalizations since Sept. 14. Fauquier tallied 25 hospitalizations in August and 36 so far in September. The county has reported 263 since the beginning of the pandemic.

The state added 88 new hospitalizations today, 61 on Monday. According to the VDH, the total number of hospitalizations in the state is 36,450 (2,007 probable).

The seven-day average of new hospitalizations is 87.

In Tuesday’s updated data from the RRHD, of the 630 people hospitalized, 111 have been older than 80 years old; 115 have been 70 to 79 years old; 117 have been between 60 and 69 years old and 125 have been between 50 and 59. One hundred and forty-nine have been younger than 50. (For 13 of the hospitalizations, age was not reported.)

In the health district, six children younger than 10 and six between 10 and 19 years old have been hospitalized. In the state, 481 younger than 10 have been hospitalized; 567 between 10 and 19 years old have been hospitalized.

VDH data reported here was finalized Monday, Sept. 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 Sept. 28 states that 2,111 Virginians are hospitalized with COVID-19. The seven-day average number of hospitalizations (2,112) rose dramatically between July 11 and Sept. 9, but appears to be plateauing.

The VHHA reports that the number of COVID-19 confirmed or COVID-19 suspected patients who are in intensive care units as of Sept. 28 is 552. The number of COVID patients in intensive care has been generally rising since July 5, when it was 45.

Three-hundred and thirty-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 67,570 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 36,450.

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 1,833 – 22 more than yesterday.

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 (29 cases) 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 1,214 outbreaks being reported in long-term care facilities (resulting in 34,898 cases and 4,331 deaths); 1,751 outbreaks in congregate settings; 268 outbreaks in healthcare settings; 192 in correctional facilities; 132 in college settings; 390 in childcare settings and 565 K-12 outbreaks being reported. There have been a total of 4,512 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 Tuesday 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 (166 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%. The numbers for Fauquier have dropped since Saturday morning, when they represented 197 cases per 100,000 and a positivity rate of 10.22%.

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 vaccine data has not been updated for Sept. 28. The information below is from Monday, Sept. 27.

As of Sept. 27, 10,532,362 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered to Virginia residents. About 67.5% of the population has been vaccinated with at least one dose; 60.1% of Virginians have been fully vaccinated. In the adult population, 80.2% have been vaccinated with at least one dose; 71.5% are fully vaccinated.

An average 13,532 vaccine doses are being administered daily in the state.

Thus far, about 61.7% of the county’s residents (all ages combined) have been vaccinated with at least one dose; 55.4% are fully vaccinated. About 73.8% of adults (older than 18) have been vaccinated with at least one dose. The percentage of fully vaccinated adults is 66.5%.

For Virginians between 12 and 17, 65.1% of the population has been vaccinated with at least one dose (55.9% are fully vaccinated). Only children between 12 and 17 are eligible for the vaccine. For those 18 and older, 75.4% have received at least one dose of a vaccine (67.3% fully vaccinated); for those aged 65 and older, 89.3% have received at least one dose (82.4% fully vaccinated).

About 57.9% of Fauquier residents between 12 and 17 have been vaccinated with at least one dose (50.4% fully vaccinated); 73.8% of those 18 and older (66.5% fully vaccinated) and 88.5% of those 65 and older (80.8% fully vaccinated).

For Virginians older than 12 (which represents everyone in the state who is eligible to be vaccinated), 74.5% have received one dose; 66.3% are fully vaccinated. In Fauquier, 72.3% of the over-12 population has received one dose; 64.9% are fully vaccinated.

The VDH reports that between Jan. 17 and Sept. 18, there have been 26,926 breakthrough cases of COVID-19 in vaccinated people (.5% of total cases); 1,053 of fully vaccinated people have been hospitalized (.021% of total hospitalizations) and there have been 273 deaths in fully vaccinated people (.0054% of total deaths).

The VDH website says that unvaccinated people have developed COVID-19 7.4 times more 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 weekly COVID-19 modeling report, created by the UVA Biocomplexity Institute and posted on the Virginia Department of Health website Sept. 24, provides these key takeaways:

  • Overall case rate growth has slowed, but trends are mixed across the commonwealth, with much of the southwest still in “surge.”
  • Virginia may be “cresting the peak” of this Delta wave, but case rates and community transmission remain quite high.
  • Though models forecast an imminent peak, followed by a slow decline in cases, masking and social distancing are still the best option for limiting short-term impacts on your community.
  • Models also suggest that if transmission patterns mirror those of fall and winter 2020, we may see a larger peak in January.
  • Vaccines remain the most effective way to reduce cases in the long-term, as well as protect against hospitalization and death.

The map depicting the state by health districts and their caseloads is markedly different than last week. Eight health districts are considered in surge; last week there were 12. But the Rappahannock-Rapidan Health District was in a plateau last week; this week it’s considered to be in “slow growth.”

The modeling report considers what may lie ahead for the fall and winter months: “The UVA team compared the seasonal transmissibility of 2020 to 2021, and found that the two are "nearly identical" if adjusted for the Delta variant's increased infectiousness. The fall/winter2020 scenario assumes the same increase will happen in 2021 and adds the effects of Delta.

“We have an advantage over 2020, with a partially vaccinated population and natural immunity. But when you account for Delta's increased transmission rates, and waning immunity, this path takes us to a far higher peak than we've ever seen. Models suggest the potential January 2022 peak could reach 8,000 cases a day in Virginia.

MONDAY, SEPT. 27: Fauquier County recorded 13 positive COVID-19 cases today, 19 yesterday and 29 on Saturday. The seven-day average of cases is 22. Fauquier has reported 6,362 cases since the beginning of the pandemic.

Daily new cases of COVID-19 in Virginia were tallied at 1,997 today after reaching 2,568 Sunday and 3,422 Saturday. (Case numbers are usually lower on Sundays and Mondays.) According to reporting from the Virginia Department of Health, there have been 857,852 total reported cases (215,122 probable) of COVID in Virginia. The seven-day average of new cases in the state is 3,102.

As of Sept. 27 in the five-county Rappahannock-Rapidan Health District, 1,005 cases of COVID have been reported in children younger than 10 years old; 2,110 have been reported in those 10 to 19. In the state, there have been 50,583 cases in children younger than 10, 100,910 cases in those 10 to 19 years old.

As of Sept. 27, the seven-day positivity rate for the state (total tests compared to positive tests) is 9.2%; it has been decreasing since Sept. 9. The VDH website has not updated the testing data for individual health districts since Sept. 23; in the Rappahannock-Rapidan Health District, the positivity rating at that time was 8.9%. The Centers for Disease Control reports that the positivity for Fauquier County is currently 8.53%.

Fauquier County School Division

Local schools opened for five-day-a-week, in-person learning on Aug. 11. As of the morning of Sept. 27, 325 positive cases of COVID-19 have been reported in the school system, 231 students and 94 staff members.

There are currently 40 active cases of COVID-19, 28 students and 12 staffers. Sixteen people came off the list over the weekend.

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 Sept. 23, because of contact with positive cases, 235 students are currently quarantining – a drop from last week’s 259. Seven 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. Cases were not included in the dashboard over the summer.

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 9 active cases.
  • 16 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 and 1 on Sept. 24) There are 2 active cases.
  • 52 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 and 1 on Sept. 20) There are 4 active cases.
  • 1 at Southeastern Alternative School (Aug. 23) There are no active cases.

Middle schools

  • 7 at Auburn Middle School (2 on Aug. 18, 1 on Aug. 26, 1 on Sept. 1, 1 on Sept. 7 and 2 on Sept. 13) There are no active cases.
  • 20 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 and 2 on Sept. 24) There are 4 active cases.
  • 6 at Marshall Middle School (2 on Aug 27, 1 on Sept. 3, 1 on Sept. 10, 1 on Sept. 20 and 1 on Sept. 24) There are 2 active cases.
  • 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 and 1 on Sept. 7) There are no active cases.
  • 5 at Warrenton Middle School (Sept. 3 and Sept. 13, 2 on Sept. 17 and 1 on Sept. 23) There are 4 active cases.

Elementary schools

  • 3 cases at Bradley Elementary School (on Aug. 23, Aug. 25 and Sept. 17) There is 1 active case.
  • 5 cases at Brumfield Elementary (2 on Aug. 17, 2 on Aug. 23 and 1 on Sept. 1) There are no active cases.
  • 2 cases at Coleman Elementary (Sept. 3 and Sept. 14) There is 1 active case.
  • 8 at Greenville Elementary (1 reported Aug. 13, 1 on Aug. 16, 1 on Aug. 20, 2 on Aug. 23 and 3 on Aug. 24) There are no active cases.
  • 29 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 and 1 on Sept. 22) There are 6 active cases.
  • 7 at Pearson Elementary School (Aug. 18, 4 on Aug. 27, 1 on Sept. 7 and 1 on Sept. 10) There are no active cases.
  • 2 at Pierce Elementary School (Aug. 27 and Sept. 17) There is 1 active case.
  • 2 at Ritchie Elementary School (Aug. 20 and Sept. 21) There is 1 active case.
  • 11 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 and 1 on Sept. 16) There is 1 active cases.
  • 1 at Thompson Elementary (Sept. 14)
  • 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 is 1 active case.

Staff members testing positive include:

  • 3 at Fauquier High School (Aug. 26, 1 on Sept. 3 and 1 on Sept. 24) There is one active case.
  • 6 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) There is 1 active case.
  • 10 at Liberty High (Aug. 18 and Aug. 27, Aug. 30, 1 on Sept. 8, on Sept. 9 and 1 on Sept. 10 and 1 on Sept. 22) 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 3 active cases.
  • 2 at Cedar Lee Middle (Aug. 25 and Sept. 8) There are no active cases.
  • 1 at Marshall Middle School (Sept. 16)
  • 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.
  • 5 at Bradley Elementary (Aug. 17 and Aug. 27, Sept. 1, 1 on Sept. 9 and on Sept. 14) There is 1 active case.
  • 4 at Brumfield Elementary (Aug. 20, 2 on Aug. 27 and 1 on Sept. 1) There are no active cases.
  • 1 at Coleman Elementary (Sept. 13) There are no active cases.
  • 5 at Greenville Elementary (Aug. 24, Aug. 26, 2 on Aug. 27 and 1 on Sept. 13) There are no active cases.
  • 7 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 are 2 active cases.
  • 2 case at Pearson Elementary (Sept. 22 and Sept. 24) There are 2 active cases.
  • 1 at Pierce Elementary (Sept. 17)
  • 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.
  • 23 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 and 2 on Sept. 22) There are 5 active cases.

Deaths

Fauquier lost a resident to COVID-19 Sunday, after losing two on Saturday and one on Friday. The county also reported a fatality on Sept. 17 and two Sept. 14. Before that, Fauquier reported fatalities on Sept. 9 and on Aug. 27. The county has reported a total of 80 COVID-19 related deaths since the start of the pandemic, five in September.

The VDH does not report demographic data at the county level, but in the RRHD, of the 221 COVID-19 deaths reported in the RRHD so far, 98 have been in residents older than 80. There have been 58 deaths in those 70 to 79 years old, 27 deaths in those 60 to 69, and 29 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, four children younger than 10 years old have died of the virus; seven of those between 10 and 19 have died.

Today the VDH reported three COVID-19 deaths in Virginia, 32 yesterday and 46 Saturday. (Reported deaths are usually lower on Sundays and Mondays.) The total number of COVID-19 related deaths in Virginia is listed as 12,592 (1,967 probable).

The seven-day average of COVID-19 deaths in the state is 40. That number generally has been rising since Sept. 7, when it was 18.

Hospitalizations

Fauquier Hospital spokeswoman Sarah Cubbage said Sept. 20 that the number of COVID-19 inpatients has been fluctuating, remaining just below or just above 10. As of Sept. 20, it was nine, she said.

According to the VDH, Fauquier County reported a new hospitalization Saturday, Sept. 25, one on Wednesday, Sept. 22, four new hospitalizations Sept. 18 and one on Sept. 19. The county has reported 17 hospitalizations since Sept. 14. Fauquier tallied 25 hospitalizations in August and 34 so far in September. The county has reported 261 since the beginning of the pandemic.

The state added 61 new hospitalizations today, 45 on Sunday and 124 on Saturday. According to the VDH, the total number of hospitalizations in the state is 36,362 (2,002 probable).

The seven-day average of new hospitalizations is 92.

In Monday’s updated data from the RRHD, of the 625 people hospitalized, 110 have been older than 80 years old; 111 have been 70 to 79 years old; 117 have been between 60 and 69 years old and 125 have been between 50 and 59. One hundred and forty-eight have been younger than 50. (For 14 of the hospitalizations, age was not reported.)

In the health district, six children younger than 10 and six between 10 and 19 years old have been hospitalized. In the state, 481 younger than 10 have been hospitalized; 568 between 10 and 19 years old have been hospitalized.

VDH data reported here was finalized Sunday, Sept. 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 Sept. 27 states that 2,068 Virginians are hospitalized with COVID-19. The seven-day average number of hospitalizations (2,126) has been rising since July 11, but it may be plateauing.

The VHHA reports that the number of COVID-19 confirmed or COVID-19 suspected patients who are in intensive care units as of Sept. 27 is 540. The number of COVID patients in intensive care has been generally rising since July 5, when it was 45.

Three-hundred and fifty-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 67,412 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 36,362.

Outbreaks

In the local health district, there was an outbreak reported in a long-term care facility last week. There were also outbreaks reported Sept. 18, Sept. 8, Aug. 24 and 26. There were three outbreaks between Aug. 15 and 19 in congregate settings.

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.

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 1,811.

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 (29 cases) 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 1,211 outbreaks being reported in long-term care facilities (resulting in 34,855 cases and 4,331 deaths); 1,747 outbreaks in congregate settings; 266 outbreaks in healthcare settings; 191 in correctional facilities; 132 in college settings; 386 in childcare settings and 558 K-12 outbreaks being reported. There have been a total of 4,491 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 Monday 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 (166 for Fauquier) and percent positivity (8.58% 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%. The numbers for Fauquier have dropped since Saturday morning, when they represented 197 cases per 100,000 and a positivity rate of 10.22%.

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 Sept. 27, 10,532,362 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered to Virginia residents. About 67.5% of the population has been vaccinated with at least one dose; 60.1% of Virginians have been fully vaccinated. In the adult population, 80.2% have been vaccinated with at least one dose; 71.5% are fully vaccinated.

An average 13,532 vaccine doses are being administered daily in the state.

Thus far, about 61.7% of the county’s residents (all ages combined) have been vaccinated with at least one dose; 55.4% are fully vaccinated. About 73.8% of adults (older than 18) have been vaccinated with at least one dose. The percentage of fully vaccinated adults is 66.5%.

For Virginians between 12 and 17, 65.1% of the population has been vaccinated with at least one dose (55.9% are fully vaccinated). Only children between 12 and 17 are eligible for the vaccine. For those 18 and older, 75.4% have received at least one dose of a vaccine (67.3% fully vaccinated); for those aged 65 and older, 89.3% have received at least one dose (82.4% fully vaccinated).

About 57.9% of Fauquier residents between 12 and 17 have been vaccinated with at least one dose (50.4% fully vaccinated); 73.8% of those 18 and older (66.5% fully vaccinated) and 88.5% of those 65 and older (80.8% fully vaccinated).

For Virginians older than 12 (which represents everyone in the state who is eligible to be vaccinated), 74.5% have received one dose; 66.3% are fully vaccinated. In Fauquier, 72.3% of the over-12 population has received one dose; 64.9% are fully vaccinated.

The VDH reports that between Jan. 17 and Sept. 18, there have been 26,926 breakthrough cases of COVID-19 in vaccinated people (.5% of total cases); 1,053 of fully vaccinated people have been hospitalized (.021% of total hospitalizations) and there have been 273 deaths in fully vaccinated people (.0054% of total deaths).

The VDH website says that unvaccinated people have developed COVID-19 7.4 times more 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 weekly COVID-19 modeling report, created by the UVA Biocomplexity Institute and posted on the Virginia Department of Health website Sept. 24, provides these key takeaways:

  • Overall case rate growth has slowed, but trends are mixed across the commonwealth, with much of the southwest still in “surge.”
  • Virginia may be “cresting the peak” of this Delta wave, but case rates and community transmission remain quite high.
  • Though models forecast an imminent peak, followed by a slow decline in cases, masking and social distancing are still the best option for limiting short-term impacts on your community.
  • Models also suggest that if transmission patterns mirror those of fall and winter 2020, we may see a larger peak in January.
  • Vaccines remain the most effective way to reduce cases in the long-term, as well as protect against hospitalization and death.

The map depicting the state by health districts and their caseloads is markedly different than last week. Eight health districts are considered in surge; last week there were 12. But the Rappahannock-Rapidan Health District was in a plateau last week; this week it’s considered to be in “slow growth.”

The modeling report considers what may lie ahead for the fall and winter months: “The UVA team compared the seasonal transmissibility of 2020 to 2021, and found that the two are "nearly identical" if adjusted for the Delta variant's increased infectiousness. The fall/winter2020 scenario assumes the same increase will happen in 2021 and adds the effects of Delta.

“We have an advantage over 2020, with a partially vaccinated population and natural immunity. But when you account for Delta's increased transmission rates, and waning immunity, this path takes us to a far higher peak than we've ever seen. Models suggest the potential January 2022 peak could reach 8,000 cases a day in Virginia.

SATURDAY, SEPT. 25: The weekly COVID-19 modeling report, created by the UVA Biocomplexity Institute and posted on the Virginia Department of Health website Sept. 24, provides these key takeaways:

  • Overall case rate growth has slowed, but trends are mixed across the commonwealth, with much of the southwest still in “surge.”
  • Virginia may be “cresting the peak” of this Delta wave, but case rates and community transmission remain quite high.
  • Though models forecast an imminent peak, followed by a slow decline in cases, masking and social distancing are still the best option for limiting short-term impacts on your community.
  • Models also suggest that if transmission patterns mirror those of fall and winter 2020, we may see a larger peak in January.
  • Vaccines remain the most effective way to reduce cases in the long-term, as well as protect against hospitalization and death.
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COVID-19 growth trajectories by health district, as of Sept. 24

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COVID-19 growth trajectories by health districts, as of Sept. 17.

The map depicting the state by health districts and their caseloads is markedly different than last week. Eight health districts are considered in surge; last week there were 12. But the Rappahannock-Rapidan Health District was in a plateau last week; this week it’s considered to be in “slow growth.”

The modeling report considers what may lie ahead for the fall and winter months: “The UVA team compared the seasonal transmissibility of 2020 to 2021, and found that the two are "nearly identical" if adjusted for the Delta variant's increased infectiousness. The fall/winter2020 scenario assumes the same increase will happen in 2021 and adds the effects of Delta.

“We have an advantage over 2020, with a partially vaccinated population and natural immunity. But when you account for Delta's increased transmission rates, and waning immunity, this path takes us to a far higher peak than we've ever seen. Models suggest the potential January 2022 peak could reach 8,000 cases a day in Virginia.

VDH data

Most of the information below is from Sept. 24. The VDH does not update its website Saturdays or Sundays. The information from the VHHA (on hospitalizations) and from the CDC (on rates of transmission) is from Sept. 25. Data from the school division is also as of the morning of Sept. 25. The data on testing is from Sept. 23; the VDH did not update that page Friday. 

Fauquier County recorded 22 positive COVID-19 cases today, 29 yesterday. The seven-day average of cases is 24. Fauquier has reported 6,301 cases since the beginning of the pandemic.

Daily new cases of COVID-19 in Virginia were tallied at 2,886 today after reaching 3,767 Thursday. According to reporting from the Virginia Department of Health, there have been 849,865 total reported cases (212,907 probable) of COVID in Virginia. The seven-day average of new cases in the state is 3,438.

As of Sept. 24 in the five-county Rappahannock-Rapidan Health District, 1,005 cases of COVID have been reported in children younger than 10 years old; 2,110 have been reported in those 10 to 19. In the state, there have been 49,773 cases in children younger than 10, 99,818 cases in those 10 to 19 years old.

As of Sept. 23, the seven-day positivity rate (total tests compared to positive tests) is 9.7%; it has been decreasing since Sept. 9. In the Rappahannock-Rapidan Health District, the positivity rating is 8.9%. The VDH website has not updated the testing data for Sept. 24.

Fauquier County School Division

Local schools opened for five-day-a-week, in-person learning on Aug. 11. As of the morning of Sept. 25, 325 positive cases of COVID-19 (seven more than yesterday) have been reported in the school system, 231 students and 94 staff members.

There are currently 56 active cases of COVID-19 (two fewer than yesterday), 38 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 Sept. 23, because of contact with positive cases, 235 students are currently quarantining – a drop from last week’s 259. Seven 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. Cases were not included in the dashboard over the summer.

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 9 active cases.
  • 16 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 and 1 on Sept. 24) There are 2 active cases.
  • 52 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 and 1 on Sept. 20) There are 4 active cases.
  • 1 at Southeastern Alternative School (Aug. 23) There are no active cases.

Middle schools

  • 7 at Auburn Middle School (2 on Aug. 18, 1 on Aug. 26, 1 on Sept. 1, 1 on Sept. 7 and 2 on Sept. 13) There are no active cases.
  • 20 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 and 2 on Sept. 24) There are 4 active cases.
  • 6 at Marshall Middle School (2 on Aug 27, 1 on Sept. 3, 1 on Sept. 10, 1 on Sept. 20 and 1 on Sept. 24) There are 2 active cases.
  • 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 and 1 on Sept. 7) There are no active cases.
  • 5 at Warrenton Middle School (Sept. 3 and Sept. 13, 2 on Sept. 17 and 1 on Sept. 23) There are 4 active cases.

Elementary schools

  • 3 cases at Bradley Elementary School (on Aug. 23, Aug. 25 and Sept. 17) There is 1 active case.
  • 5 cases at Brumfield Elementary (2 on Aug. 17, 2 on Aug. 23 and 1 on Sept. 1) There are no active cases.
  • 2 cases at Coleman Elementary (Sept. 3 and Sept. 14) There is 1 active case.
  • 8 at Greenville Elementary (1 reported Aug. 13, 1 on Aug. 16, 1 on Aug. 20, 2 on Aug. 23 and 3 on Aug. 24) There are no active cases.
  • 29 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 and 1 on Sept. 22) There are 6 active cases.
  • 7 at Pearson Elementary School (Aug. 18, 4 on Aug. 27, 1 on Sept. 7 and 1 on Sept. 10) There are no active cases.
  • 2 at Pierce Elementary School (Aug. 27 and Sept. 17) There is 1 active case.
  • 2 at Ritchie Elementary School (Aug. 20 and Sept. 21) There is 1 active case.
  • 11 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 and 1 on Sept. 16) There is 1 active cases.
  • 1 at Thompson Elementary (Sept. 14)
  • 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 is 1 active case.

Staff members testing positive include:

  • 3 at Fauquier High School (Aug. 26, 1 on Sept. 3 and 1 on Sept. 24) There is one active case.
  • 6 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) There is 1 active case.
  • 10 at Liberty High (Aug. 18 and Aug. 27, Aug. 30, 1 on Sept. 8, on Sept. 9 and 1 on Sept. 10 and 1 on Sept. 22) 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 3 active cases.
  • 2 at Cedar Lee Middle (Aug. 25 and Sept. 8) There are no active cases.
  • 1 at Marshall Middle School (Sept. 16)
  • 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.
  • 5 at Bradley Elementary (Aug. 17 and Aug. 27, Sept. 1, 1 on Sept. 9 and on Sept. 14) There is 1 active case.
  • 4 at Brumfield Elementary (Aug. 20, 2 on Aug. 27 and 1 on Sept. 1) There are no active cases.
  • 1 at Coleman Elementary (Sept. 13) There are no active cases.
  • 5 at Greenville Elementary (Aug. 24, Aug. 26, 2 on Aug. 27 and 1 on Sept. 13) There are no active cases.
  • 7 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 are 2 active cases.
  • 2 case at Pearson Elementary (Sept. 22 and Sept. 24) There are 2 active cases.
  • 1 at Pierce Elementary (Sept. 17)
  • 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.
  • 23 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 and 2 on Sept. 22) There are 5 active cases.

Deaths

Fauquier lost a resident to COVID-19 today. The county also reported a fatality on Sept. 17 and two Sept. 14. Before that, Fauquier reported fatalities on Sept. 9 and on Aug. 27. The county has reported a total of 77 COVID-19 related deaths since the start of the pandemic, five in September.

The VDH does not report demographic data at the county level, but in the RRHD, of the 216 COVID-19 deaths reported in the RRHD so far, 96 have been in residents older than 80. There have been 56 deaths in those 70 to 79 years old, 26 deaths in those 60 to 69, and 29 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, four children younger than 10 years old have died of the virus; seven of those between 10 and 19 have died.

Today the VDH reported 48 COVID-19 deaths in Virginia, 54 yesterday. The total number of COVID-19 related deaths in Virginia is listed as 12,511 (1,947 probable).

The seven-day average of COVID-19 deaths in the state is 38. That number generally has been rising since Sept. 7, when it was 18.

Hospitalizations

Fauquier Hospital spokeswoman Sarah Cubbage said Sept. 20 that the number of COVID-19 inpatients has been fluctuating, remaining just below or just above 10. As of Sept. 20, it was nine, she said.

According to the VDH, Fauquier County reported a new hospitalization Wednesday, one Sept. 22, four new hospitalizations Sept. 18 and one on Sept. 19. The county has reported 16 hospitalizations since Sept. 14. Fauquier tallied 25 hospitalizations in August and 33 so far in September. The county has reported 260 since the beginning of the pandemic.

The state added 85 new hospitalizations today, 114 Thursday. According to the VDH, the total number of hospitalizations in the state is 36,132 (1,999 probable).

The seven-day average of new hospitalizations is 103.

In Friday’s updated data from the RRHD, of the 623 people hospitalized, 108 have been older than 80 years old; 111 have been 70 to 79 years old; 117 have been between 60 and 69 years old and 125 have been between 50 and 59. One hundred and forty-eight have been younger than 50. (For 14 of the hospitalizations, age was not reported.)

In the health district, six children younger than 10 and six between 10 and 19 years old have been hospitalized. In the state, 471 younger than 10 have been hospitalized; 559 between 10 and 19 years old have been hospitalized.

VDH data reported here was finalized Thursday, Sept. 23 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 Sept. 25 states that 2,099 Virginians are hospitalized with COVID-19. The seven-day average number of hospitalizations (2,144) has been rising since July 11, but it may be plateauing.

The VHHA reports that the number of COVID-19 confirmed or COVID-19 suspected patients who are in intensive care units as of Sept. 24 is 534. The number of COVID patients in intensive care has been generally rising since July 5, when it was 45.

Three-hundred and forty 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 67,238 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 36,132 (as of Friday).

Outbreaks

In the local health district, there was an outbreak reported in a long-term care facility today. There were also outbreaks reported Sept. 18, Sept. 8, Aug. 24 and 26. There were three outbreaks between Aug. 15 and 19 in congregate settings.

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.

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 1,811.

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 (29 cases) 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 1,209 outbreaks being reported in long-term care facilities (resulting in 34,813 cases and 4,329 deaths); 1,745 outbreaks in congregate settings; 266 outbreaks in healthcare settings; 191 in correctional facilities; 132 in college settings; 387 in childcare settings and 552 K-12 outbreaks being reported. There have been a total of 4,482 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 (197 for Fauquier) and percent positivity (10.22% 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 Sept. 24, 10,484,719 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered to Virginia residents. About 67.3% of the population has been vaccinated with at least one dose; 59.8% of Virginians have been fully vaccinated. In the adult population, 79.9% have been vaccinated with at least one dose; 71.2% are fully vaccinated.

An average 13,656 vaccine doses are being administered daily in the state.

Thus far, about 61.5% of the county’s residents (all ages combined) have been vaccinated with at least one dose; 55.2% are fully vaccinated. About 73.7% of adults (older than 18) have been vaccinated with at least one dose. The percentage of fully vaccinated adults is 66.3%.

For Virginians between 12 and 17, 64.7% of the population has been vaccinated with at least one dose (55.2% are fully vaccinated). Only children between 12 and 17 are eligible for the vaccine. For those 18 and older, 75.2% have received at least one dose of a vaccine (67% fully vaccinated); for those aged 65 and older, 89.1% have received at least one dose (82.2% fully vaccinated).

About 57.4% of Fauquier residents between 12 and 17 have been vaccinated with at least one dose (50.1% fully vaccinated); 73.7% of those 18 and older (66.3% fully vaccinated) and 88.4% of those 65 and older (80.7% fully vaccinated).

For Virginians older than 12 (which represents everyone in the state who is eligible to be vaccinated), 74.3% have received one dose; 66% are fully vaccinated. In Fauquier, 72.1% of the over-12 population has received one dose; 64.7% are fully vaccinated.

The VDH reports that between Jan. 17 and Sept. 18, there have been 26,926 breakthrough cases of COVID-19 in vaccinated people (.5% of total cases); 1,053 of fully vaccinated people have been hospitalized (.021% of total hospitalizations) and there have been 273 deaths in fully vaccinated people (.0054% of total deaths).

The VDH website says that unvaccinated people have developed COVID-19 7.4 times more 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, SEPT. 24: Fauquier County recorded 22 positive COVID-19 cases today, 29 yesterday. The seven-day average of cases is 24. Fauquier has reported 6,301 cases since the beginning of the pandemic.

Daily new cases of COVID-19 in Virginia were tallied at 2,886 today after reaching 3,767 Thursday. According to reporting from the Virginia Department of Health, there have been 849,865 total reported cases (212,907 probable) of COVID in Virginia. The seven-day average of new cases in the state is 3,438.

As of Sept. 24 in the five-county Rappahannock-Rapidan Health District, 1,005 cases of COVID have been reported in children younger than 10 years old; 2,110 have been reported in those 10 to 19. In the state, there have been 49,773 cases in children younger than 10, 99,818 cases in those 10 to 19 years old.

As of Sept. 23, the seven-day positivity rate (total tests compared to positive tests) is 9.7%; it has been decreasing since Sept. 9. In the Rappahannock-Rapidan Health District, the positivity rating is 8.9%. The VDH website has not updated the testing data for Sept. 24.

Fauquier County School Division

Local schools opened for five-day-a-week, in-person learning on Aug. 11. As of the morning of Sept. 24, 318 positive cases of COVID-19 have been reported in the school system, 226 students and 92 staff members. The number was 316 as of yesterday, 224 students and 92 staffers.

There are currently 58 active cases of COVID-19, 40 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 Sept. 23, because of contact with positive cases, 235 students are currently quarantining – a drop from last week’s 259. Seven 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.

Jeck tweeted out Sept. 13 that negative "rapid tests" are now being accepted as justification for ending quarantines. He added, "However, if families prefer the PCR test, we will continue to provide assistance for those who need it."

There were 191 positive cases of COVID-19 during the 2020-21 school year, 97 in students and 94 in staff members. Cases were not included in the dashboard over the summer.

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

  • 20 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 and 1 on Sept. 21). There are 11 active cases.
  • 15 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 and 1 on Sept. 23) There is 1 active case.
  • 52 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 and 1 on Sept. 20) There are 4 active cases.
  • 1 at Southeastern Alternative School (Aug. 23) There are no active cases.

Middle schools

  • 7 at Auburn Middle School (2 on Aug. 18, 1 on Aug. 26, 1 on Sept. 1, 1 on Sept. 7 and 2 on Sept. 13) There are 2 active cases.
  • 18 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 and 1 on Sept. 20) There are 2 active cases.
  • 5 at Marshall Middle School (2 on Aug 27, 1 on Sept. 3, 1 on Sept. 10 and 1 on Sept. 20) 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 and 1 on Sept. 7) There are no active cases.
  • 5 at Warrenton Middle School (Sept. 3 and Sept. 13, 2 on Sept. 17 and 1 on Sept. 23) There are 5 active cases.

Elementary schools

  • 3 cases at Bradley Elementary School (on Aug. 23, Aug. 25 and Sept. 17) There is 1 active case.
  • 5 cases at Brumfield Elementary (2 on Aug. 17, 2 on Aug. 23 and 1 on Sept. 1) There are no active cases.
  • 2 cases at Coleman Elementary (Sept. 3 and Sept. 14) There is 1 active case.
  • 8 at Greenville Elementary (1 reported Aug. 13, 1 on Aug. 16, 1 on Aug. 20, 2 on Aug. 23 and 3 on Aug. 24) There are no active cases.
  • 29 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 and 1 on Sept. 22) There are 6 active cases.
  • 7 at Pearson Elementary School (Aug. 18, 4 on Aug. 27, 1 on Sept. 7 and 1 on Sept. 10) There are no active cases.
  • 2 at Pierce Elementary School (Aug. 27 and Sept. 17) There is 1 active case.
  • 2 at Ritchie Elementary School (Aug. 20 and Sept. 21) There is 1 active case.
  • 11 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 and 1 on Sept. 16) There is 1 active cases.
  • 1 at Thompson Elementary (Sept. 14)
  • 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 2 active cases.

Staff members testing positive include:

  • 2 at Fauquier High School (Aug. 26 and 1 on Sept. 3) There are no active cases.
  • 6 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) There is 1 active case.
  • 10 at Liberty High (Aug. 18 and Aug. 27, Aug. 30, 1 on Sept. 8, on Sept. 9 and 1 on Sept. 10 and 1 on Sept. 22) 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 3 active cases.
  • 2 at Cedar Lee Middle (Aug. 25 and Sept. 8) There are no active cases.
  • 1 at Marshall Middle School (Sept. 16)
  • 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.
  • 5 at Bradley Elementary (Aug. 17 and Aug. 27, Sept. 1, 1 on Sept. 9 and on Sept. 14) There is 1 active case.
  • 4 at Brumfield Elementary (Aug. 20, 2 on Aug. 27 and 1 on Sept. 1) There are no active cases.
  • 1 at Coleman Elementary (Sept. 13)
  • 5 at Greenville Elementary (Aug. 24, Aug. 26, 2 on Aug. 27 and 1 on Sept. 13) There is 1 active case.
  • 7 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 are 2 active cases.
  • 1 case at Pearson Elementary (Sept. 22)
  • 1 at Pierce Elementary (Sept. 17)
  • 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.
  • 23 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 and 2 on Sept. 22) There are 5 active cases.

Deaths

Fauquier lost a resident to COVID-19 today. The county also reported a fatality on Sept. 17 and two Sept. 14. Before that, Fauquier reported fatalities on Sept. 9 and on Aug. 27. The county has reported a total of 77 COVID-19 related deaths since the start of the pandemic, five in September.

The VDH does not report demographic data at the county level, but in the RRHD, of the 216 COVID-19 deaths reported in the RRHD so far, 96 have been in residents older than 80. There have been 56 deaths in those 70 to 79 years old, 26 deaths in those 60 to 69, and 29 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, four children younger than 10 years old have died of the virus; seven of those between 10 and 19 have died.

Today the VDH reported 48 COVID-19 deaths in Virginia, 54 yesterday. The total number of COVID-19 related deaths in Virginia is listed as 12,511 (1,947 probable).

The seven-day average of COVID-19 deaths in the state is 38. That number generally has been rising since Sept. 7, when it was 18.

Hospitalizations

Fauquier Hospital spokeswoman Sarah Cubbage said Sept. 20 that the number of COVID-19 inpatients has been fluctuating, remaining just below or just above 10. As of Sept. 20, it was nine, she said.

According to the VDH, Fauquier County reported a new hospitalization Wednesday, one Sept. 22, four new hospitalizations Sept. 18 and one on Sept. 19. The county has reported 16 hospitalizations since Sept. 14. Fauquier tallied 25 hospitalizations in August and 33 so far in September. The county has reported 260 since the beginning of the pandemic.

The state added 85 new hospitalizations today, 114 Thursday. According to the VDH, the total number of hospitalizations in the state is 36,132 (1,999 probable).

The seven-day average of new hospitalizations is 103.

In Friday’s updated data from the RRHD, of the 623 people hospitalized, 108 have been older than 80 years old; 111 have been 70 to 79 years old; 117 have been between 60 and 69 years old and 125 have been between 50 and 59. One hundred and forty-eight have been younger than 50. (For 14 of the hospitalizations, age was not reported.)

In the health district, six children younger than 10 and six between 10 and 19 years old have been hospitalized. In the state, 471 younger than 10 have been hospitalized; 559 between 10 and 19 years old have been hospitalized.

VDH data reported here was finalized Thursday, Sept. 23 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 Sept. 24 states that 2,106 Virginians are hospitalized with COVID-19. The seven-day average number of hospitalizations (2,157) has been rising since July 11, but it may be plateauing.

The VHHA reports that the number of COVID-19 confirmed or COVID-19 suspected patients who are in intensive care units as of Sept. 24 is 557. The number of COVID patients in intensive care has been generally rising since July 5, when it was 45.

Three-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 66,371 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 36,132.

Outbreaks

In the local health district, there was an outbreak reported in a long-term care facility today. There were also outbreaks reported Sept. 18, Sept. 8, Aug. 24 and 26. There were three outbreaks between Aug. 15 and 19 in congregate settings.

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.

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 1,811.

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 (29 cases) 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 1,209 outbreaks being reported in long-term care facilities (resulting in 34,813 cases and 4,329 deaths); 1,745 outbreaks in congregate settings; 266 outbreaks in healthcare settings; 191 in correctional facilities; 132 in college settings; 387 in childcare settings and 552 K-12 outbreaks being reported. There have been a total of 4,482 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 Wednesday 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 (197 for Fauquier) and percent positivity (10.88% 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 Sept. 24, 10,484,719 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered to Virginia residents. About 67.3% of the population has been vaccinated with at least one dose; 59.8% of Virginians have been fully vaccinated. In the adult population, 79.9% have been vaccinated with at least one dose; 71.2% are fully vaccinated.

An average 13,656 vaccine doses are being administered daily in the state.

Thus far, about 61.5% of the county’s residents (all ages combined) have been vaccinated with at least one dose; 55.2% are fully vaccinated. About 73.7% of adults (older than 18) have been vaccinated with at least one dose. The percentage of fully vaccinated adults is 66.3%.

For Virginians between 12 and 17, 64.7% of the population has been vaccinated with at least one dose (55.2% are fully vaccinated). Only children between 12 and 17 are eligible for the vaccine. For those 18 and older, 75.2% have received at least one dose of a vaccine (67% fully vaccinated); for those aged 65 and older, 89.1% have received at least one dose (82.2% fully vaccinated).

About 57.4% of Fauquier residents between 12 and 17 have been vaccinated with at least one dose (50.1% fully vaccinated); 73.7% of those 18 and older (66.3% fully vaccinated) and 88.4% of those 65 and older (80.7% fully vaccinated).

For Virginians older than 12 (which represents everyone in the state who is eligible to be vaccinated), 74.3% have received one dose; 66% are fully vaccinated. In Fauquier, 72.1% of the over-12 population has received one dose; 64.7% are fully vaccinated.

The VDH reports that between Jan. 17 and Sept. 18, there have been 26,926 breakthrough cases of COVID-19 in vaccinated people (.5% of total cases); 1,053 of fully vaccinated people have been hospitalized (.021% of total hospitalizations) and there have been 273 deaths in fully vaccinated people (.0054% of total deaths).

The VDH website says that unvaccinated people have developed COVID-19 7.4 times more 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, SEPT. 23: Fauquier County recorded 29 positive COVID-19 cases today, 19 yesterday. The seven-day average of cases is 26. Fauquier has reported 6,279 cases since the beginning of the pandemic.

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COVID-19 cases in Virginia

Daily new cases of COVID-19 in Virginia were tallied at 3,767 today after reaching 3,737 Tuesday. According to reporting from the Virginia Department of Health, there have been 846,979 total reported cases (211,822 probable) of COVID in Virginia. The seven-day average of new cases in the state is 3,428, down from 3,487 yesterday.

As of Sept. 23 in the five-county Rappahannock-Rapidan Health District, 964 cases of COVID have been reported in children younger than 10 years old; 2,054 have been reported in those 10 to 19. In the state, there have been 49,383 cases in children younger than 10, 99,199 cases in those 10 to 19 years old.

Today, the seven-day positivity rate (total tests compared to positive tests) is 9.5%; it has been decreasing since Sept. 9. In the Rappahannock-Rapidan Health District, the positivity rating is 8.9%, a considerable drop since yesterday’s 11.7%.

Fauquier County School Division

Local schools opened for five-day-a-week, in-person learning on Aug. 11. As of the morning of Sept. 23, 316 positive cases of COVID-19 have been reported in the school system, 224 students and 92 staff members.

There are currently 56 active cases of COVID-19, 38 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 Sept. 16, because of contact with positive cases, 259 students are currently quarantining – a drop from last week’s 284. Six 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.

Jeck tweeted out Sept. 13 that negative "rapid tests" are now being accepted as justification for ending quarantines. He added, "However, if families prefer the PCR test, we will continue to provide assistance for those who need it."

There were 191 positive cases of COVID-19 during the 2020-21 school year, 97 in students and 94 in staff members. Cases were not included in the dashboard over the summer.

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

  • 20 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 and 1 on Sept. 21). There are 11 active cases.
  • 15 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 and 1 on Sept. 17) There is 1 active case.
  • 51 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 and 1 on Sept. 20) There are 3 active cases.
  • 1 at Southeastern Alternative School (Aug. 23) There are no active cases.

Middle schools

  • 7 at Auburn Middle School (2 on Aug. 18, 1 on Aug. 26, 1 on Sept. 1, 1 on Sept. 7 and 2 on Sept. 13) There are 2 active cases.
  • 18 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 and 1 on Sept. 20) There are 2 active cases.
  • 5 at Marshall Middle School (2 on Aug 27, 1 on Sept. 3, 1 on Sept. 10 and 1 on Sept. 20) 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 and 1 on Sept. 7) There are no active cases.
  • 4 at Warrenton Middle School (Sept. 3 and Sept. 13 and 2 on Sept. 17) There are 4 active cases.

Elementary schools

  • 3 cases at Bradley Elementary School (on Aug. 23, Aug. 25 and Sept. 17) There is 1 active case.
  • 5 cases at Brumfield Elementary (2 on Aug. 17, 2 on Aug. 23 and 1 on Sept. 1) There are no active cases.
  • 2 cases at Coleman Elementary (Sept. 3 and Sept. 14) There is 1 active case.
  • 8 at Greenville Elementary (1 reported Aug. 13, 1 on Aug. 16, 1 on Aug. 20, 2 on Aug. 23 and 3 on Aug. 24) There are no active cases.
  • 29 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 and 1 on Sept. 22) There are 6 active cases.
  • 7 at Pearson Elementary School (Aug. 18, 4 on Aug. 27, 1 on Sept. 7 and 1 on Sept. 10) There are no active cases.
  • 2 at Pierce Elementary School (Aug. 27 and Sept. 17) There is 1 active case.
  • 2 at Ritchie Elementary School (Aug. 20 and Sept. 21) There is 1 active case.
  • 11 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 and 1 on Sept. 16) There is 1 active cases.
  • 1 at Thompson Elementary (Sept. 14)
  • 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 2 active cases.

Staff members testing positive include:

  • 2 at Fauquier High School (Aug. 26 and 1 on Sept. 3) There are no active cases.
  • 6 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) There is 1 active case.
  • 10 at Liberty High (Aug. 18 and Aug. 27, Aug. 30, 1 on Sept. 8, on Sept. 9 and 1 on Sept. 10 and 1 on Sept. 22) 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 3 active cases.
  • 2 at Cedar Lee Middle (Aug. 25 and Sept. 8) There are no active cases.
  • 1 at Marshall Middle School (Sept. 16)
  • 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.
  • 5 at Bradley Elementary (Aug. 17 and Aug. 27, Sept. 1, 1 on Sept. 9 and on Sept. 14) There is 1 active case.
  • 4 at Brumfield Elementary (Aug. 20, 2 on Aug. 27 and 1 on Sept. 1) There are no active cases.
  • 1 at Coleman Elementary (Sept. 13)
  • 5 at Greenville Elementary (Aug. 24, Aug. 26, 2 on Aug. 27 and 1 on Sept. 13) There is 1 active case.
  • 7 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 are 2 active cases.
  • 1 case at Pearson Elementary (Sept. 22)
  • 1 at Pierce Elementary (Sept. 17)
  • 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.
  • 23 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 and 2 on Sept. 22) There are 5 active cases.

Deaths

Fauquier lost a resident to COVID-19 Sept. 17 after losing two Sept. 14. Before that, Fauquier reported fatalities on Sept. 9 and on Aug. 27. The county has reported a total of 76 COVID-19 related deaths since the start of the pandemic. 

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Deaths in Virginia due to COVID-19

The VDH does not report demographic data at the county level, but in the RRHD, of the 214 COVID-19 deaths reported in the RRHD so far, 96 have been in residents older than 80. There have been 56 deaths in those 70 to 79 years old, 25 deaths in those 60 to 69, and 28 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, four children younger than 10 years old have died of the virus; seven of those between 10 and 19 have died.

Today the VDH reported 54 COVID-19 deaths in Virginia, 45 yesterday. The total number of COVID-19 related deaths in Virginia is listed as 12,463 (1,940 probable).

The seven-day average of COVID-19 deaths in the state is 37. That number generally has been rising since Sept. 7, when it was 18.

Hospitalizations

Fauquier Hospital spokeswoman Sarah Cubbage said Sept. 20 that the number of COVID-19 inpatients has been fluctuating, remaining just below or just above 10. As of Sept. 20, it was nine, she said.

According to the VDH, Fauquier County reported another new hospitalization yesterday, one Sept. 22, four new hospitalizations Sept. 18 and one on Sept. 19. The county has reported 16 hospitalizations since Sept. 14. Fauquier tallied 25 hospitalizations in August and 33 so far in September. The county has reported 260 since the beginning of the pandemic.

The state added 114 new hospitalizations today, 94 Wednesday. According to the VDH, the total number of hospitalizations in the state is 36,047 (1,993 probable).

The seven-day average of new hospitalizations is 101.

In Thursday’s updated data from the RRHD, of the 622 people hospitalized, 108 have been older than 80 years old; 110 have been 70 to 79 years old; 117 have been between 60 and 69 years old and 125 have been between 50 and 59. One hundred and forty-eight have been younger than 50. (For 14 of the hospitalizations, age was not reported.)

In the health district, six children younger than 10 and six between 10 and 19 years old have been hospitalized. In the state, 471 younger than 10 have been hospitalized; 554 between 10 and 19 years old have been hospitalized.

VDH data reported here was finalized Wednesday, Sept. 22 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 Sept. 23 states that 2,168 Virginians are hospitalized with COVID-19. The seven-day average number of hospitalizations (2,166) has been rising since July 11, when it was 220.

The VHHA reports that the number of COVID-19 confirmed or COVID-19 suspected patients who are in intensive care units as of Sept. 23 is 559. The number of COVID patients in intensive care has been generally rising since July 5, when it was 45.

Three-hundred and forty-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 66,178 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 36,047.

Outbreaks

In the local health district, there was an outbreak reported in a long-term care facility Sept. 18. There was one Sept. 8; others were reported Aug. 24 and 26. There were three outbreaks between Aug. 15 and 19 in congregate settings.

There have been a total of 58 outbreaks in the RRHD since the beginning of the pandemic -- 23 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 1,801.

The VDH website does not list any recent outbreaks in Fauquier. One outbreak in progress is listed in Madison, at Autumn Care of Madison (32 cases, up from 11 last week). Two are listed in Orange, at Dogwood Village of Orange County (20 cases, up from 5 cases last week) and at Trinity Senior Village, with fewer than five cases.

In the state, there are 1,203 outbreaks being reported in long-term care facilities (resulting in 34,760 cases and 4,327 deaths); 1,737 outbreaks in congregate settings; 264 outbreaks in healthcare settings; 190 in correctional facilities; 132 in college settings; 385 in childcare settings and 549 K-12 outbreaks being reported. There have been a total of 4,460 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 Wednesday 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 (215 for Fauquier) and percent positivity (11.37% 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 Sept. 23, 10,470,868 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered to Virginia residents. About 67.2% of the population has been vaccinated with at least one dose; 59.7% of Virginians have been fully vaccinated. In the adult population, 79.8% have been vaccinated with at least one dose; 71.1% are fully vaccinated.

An average 13,910 vaccine doses are being administered daily in the state.

Thus far, about 61.4% of the county’s residents (all ages combined) have been vaccinated with at least one dose; 55.1% are fully vaccinated. About 73.6% of adults (older than 18) have been vaccinated with at least one dose. The percentage of fully vaccinated adults is 66.2%.

For Virginians between 12 and 17, 64.6% of the population has been vaccinated with at least one dose (55.1% are fully vaccinated). Only children between 12 and 17 are eligible for the vaccine. For those 18 and older, 75.1% have received at least one dose of a vaccine (66.9% fully vaccinated); for those aged 65 and older, 89.1% have received at least one dose (82.2% fully vaccinated).

About 57.3% of Fauquier residents between 12 and 17 have been vaccinated with at least one dose (50% fully vaccinated); 73.6% of those 18 and older (66.2% fully vaccinated) and 88.4% of those 65 and older (80.7% fully vaccinated).

For Virginians older than 12 (which represents everyone in the state who is eligible to be vaccinated), 74.2% have received one dose; 65.9% are fully vaccinated. In Fauquier, 72% of the over-12 population has received one dose; 64.6% are fully vaccinated.

The VDH reports that between Jan. 17 and Sept. 11, there have been 23,344 breakthrough cases of COVID-19 in vaccinated people (.5% of total cases); 927 of fully vaccinated people have been hospitalized (.019% of total hospitalizations) and there have been 230 deaths in fully vaccinated people (.0046% of total deaths).

The VDH website says that unvaccinated people have developed COVID-19 8 times more 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, SEPT. 22: Fauquier County recorded 19 positive COVID-19 cases today, 22 yesterday. The seven-day average of cases is 28. Fauquier has reported 6,250 cases since the beginning of the pandemic.

Daily new cases of COVID-19 in Virginia were tallied at 3,737 today after reaching 3,335 Tuesday. According to reporting from the Virginia Department of Health, there have been 843,212 total reported cases (210,710 probable) of COVID in Virginia. The seven-day average of new cases in the state is 3,487, down from 3,534 yesterday.

As of Sept. 22 in the five-county Rappahannock-Rapidan Health District, 964 cases of COVID have been reported in children younger than 10 years old; 2,054 have been reported in those 10 to 19. In the state, there have been 48,999 cases in children younger than 10, 98,583 cases in those 10 to 19 years old.

Today, the seven-day positivity rate (total tests compared to positive tests) is 9.8%; it has been decreasing since Sept. 9. In the Rappahannock-Rapidan Health District, the positivity rating is 11.7%; it was 12% as of yesterday, the highest it’s been since January.

Fauquier County School Division

Local schools opened for five-day-a-week, in-person learning on Aug. 11. As of the morning of Sept. 20, 309 positive cases of COVID-19 have been reported in the school system, 222 students and 87 staff members.

There are currently 49 active cases of COVID-19, 36 students and 13 staffers. That’s 30 fewer active cases than were reported Friday. 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 Sept. 16, because of contact with positive cases, 259 students are currently quarantining – a drop from last week’s 284. Six 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.

Jeck tweeted out Sept. 13 that negative "rapid tests" are now being accepted as justification for ending quarantines. He added, "However, if families prefer the PCR test, we will continue to provide assistance for those who need it."

There were 191 positive cases of COVID-19 during the 2020-21 school year, 97 in students and 94 in staff members. Cases were not included in the dashboard over the summer.

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

  • 20 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 and 1 on Sept. 21). There are 11 active cases.
  • 15 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 and 1 on Sept. 17) There is 1 active case.
  • 51 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 and 1 on Sept. 20) There are 3 active cases.
  • 1 at Southeastern Alternative School (Aug. 23) There are no active cases.

Middle schools

  • 7 at Auburn Middle School (2 on Aug. 18, 1 on Aug. 26, 1 on Sept. 1, 1 on Sept. 7 and 2 on Sept. 13) There are 2 active cases.
  • 18 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 and 1 on Sept. 20) There are 2 active cases.
  • 5 at Marshall Middle School (2 on Aug 27, 1 on Sept. 3, 1 on Sept. 10 and 1 on Sept. 20) 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 and 1 on Sept. 7) There are no active cases.
  • 4 at Warrenton Middle School (Sept. 3 and Sept. 13 and 2 on Sept. 17) There are 3 active cases.

Elementary schools

  • 3 cases at Bradley Elementary School (on Aug. 23, Aug. 25 and Sept. 17) There is 1 active case.
  • 5 cases at Brumfield Elementary (2 on Aug. 17, 2 on Aug. 23 and 1 on Sept. 1) There are no active cases.
  • 2 cases at Coleman Elementary (Sept. 3 and Sept. 14) There is 1 active case.
  • 8 at Greenville Elementary (1 reported Aug. 13, 1 on Aug. 16, 1 on Aug. 20, 2 on Aug. 23 and 3 on Aug. 24) There are no active cases.
  • 28 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 and 2 on Sept. 21) There are 5 active cases.
  • 7 at Pearson Elementary School (Aug. 18, 4 on Aug. 27, 1 on Sept. 7 and 1 on Sept. 10) There are no active cases.
  • 2 at Pierce Elementary School (Aug. 27 and Sept. 17) There is 1 active case.
  • 2 at Ritchie Elementary School (Aug. 20 and Sept. 21) There is 1 active case.
  • 11 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 and 1 on Sept. 16) There is 1 active case.
  • 1 at Thompson Elementary (Sept. 14)
  • 22 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 2 active cases.

Staff members testing positive include:

  • 2 at Fauquier High School (Aug. 26 and 1 on Sept. 3) There are no active cases.
  • 6 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) There is 1 active case.
  • 9 at Liberty High (Aug. 18 and Aug. 27, Aug. 30, 1 on Sept. 8, on Sept. 9 and 1 on Sept. 10) There are no active cases.
  • 7 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 and 1 on Sept. 20) There are 2 active cases.
  • 2 at Cedar Lee Middle (Aug. 25 and Sept. 8) There are no active cases.
  • 1 at Marshall Middle School (Sept. 16)
  • 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.
  • 5 at Bradley Elementary (Aug. 17 and Aug. 27, Sept. 1, 1 on Sept. 9 and on Sept. 14) There is 1 active case.
  • 4 at Brumfield Elementary (Aug. 20, 2 on Aug. 27 and 1 on Sept. 1) There are no active cases.
  • 1 at Coleman Elementary (Sept. 13)
  • 5 at Greenville Elementary (Aug. 24, Aug. 26, 2 on Aug. 27 and 1 on Sept. 13) There is 1 active case.
  • 7 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 are 2 active cases.
  • 1 at Pierce Elementary (Sept. 17)
  • 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.
  • 21 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) There are 7 active cases.

Deaths

Fauquier lost a resident to COVID-19 Sept. 17 after losing two Sept. 14. Before that, Fauquier reported fatalities on Sept. 9 and on Aug. 27. The county has reported a total of 76 COVID-19 related deaths since the start of the pandemic. 

The VDH does not report demographic data at the county level, but in the RRHD, of the 212 COVID-19 deaths reported in the RRHD so far, 96 have been in residents older than 80. There have been 55 deaths in those 70 to 79 years old, 24 deaths in those 60 to 69, and 28 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, four children younger than 10 years old have died of the virus; seven of those between 10 and 19 have died.

Today the VDH reported 45 COVID-19 deaths in Virginia, 52 yesterday. The total number of COVID-19 related deaths in Virginia is listed as 12,409 (1,939 probable).

The seven-day average of COVID-19 deaths in the state is 34. That number generally has been rising since Sept. 7, when it was 18.

Hospitalizations

Fauquier Hospital spokeswoman Sarah Cubbage said Sept. 20 that the number of COVID-19 inpatients has been fluctuating, remaining just below or just above 10. As of Sept. 20, it was nine, she said.

According to the VDH, Fauquier County reported another new hospitalization today, one yesterday, four new hospitalizations Saturday and one on Sunday. The county has reported 16 hospitalizations since Sept. 14. Fauquier tallied 25 hospitalizations in August and 33 so far in September. The county has reported 260 since the beginning of the pandemic.

The state added 94 new hospitalizations today, 119 Tuesday. According to the VDH, the total number of hospitalizations in the state is 35,933 (1,991 probable).

The seven-day average of new hospitalizations is 110.

In Wednesday’s updated data from the RRHD, of the 621 people hospitalized, 108 have been older than 80 years old; 110 have been 70 to 79 years old; 117 have been between 60 and 69 years old and 124 have been between 50 and 59. One hundred and forty-seven have been younger than 50. (For 15 of the hospitalizations, age was not reported.)

In the health district, six children younger than 10 and six between 10 and 19 years old have been hospitalized. In the state, 467 younger than 10 have been hospitalized; 544 between 10 and 19 years old have been hospitalized.

VDH data reported here was finalized Tuesday, Sept. 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 Sept. 22 states that 2,166 Virginians are hospitalized with COVID-19. The seven-day average number of hospitalizations (2,163) has been rising since July 11, when it was 220.

The VHHA reports that the number of COVID-19 confirmed or COVID-19 suspected patients who are in intensive care units as of Sept. 22 is 556. The number of COVID patients in intensive care has been generally rising since July 5, when it was 45.

Three-hundred and forty-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 66,058 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 35,839.

Outbreaks

In the local health district, there was an outbreak reported in a long-term care facility Saturday. There was one Sept. 8; others were reported Aug. 24 and 26. There were three outbreaks between Aug. 15 and 19 in congregate settings.

There have been a total of 58 outbreaks in the RRHD since the beginning of the pandemic -- 23 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 1,790.

The VDH website does not list any recent outbreaks in Fauquier. One outbreak in progress is listed in Madison, at Autumn Care of Madison (32 cases, up from 11 last week). Two are listed in Orange, at Dogwood Village of Orange County (20 cases, up from 5 cases last week) and at Trinity Senior Village, with fewer than five cases.

In the state, there are 1,198 outbreaks being reported in long-term care facilities (resulting in 34,614 cases and 4,321 deaths); 1,728 outbreaks in congregate settings; 262 outbreaks in healthcare settings; 189 in correctional facilities; 132 in college settings; 383 in childcare settings and 547 K-12 outbreaks being reported. There have been a total of 4,439 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 Wednesday 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 (215 for Fauquier) and percent positivity (11.44% 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 Sept. 22, 10,455,903 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered to Virginia residents. About 67.1% of the population has been vaccinated with at least one dose; 58.6% of Virginians have been fully vaccinated. In the adult population, 79.7% have been vaccinated with at least one dose; 71% are fully vaccinated.

An average 14,069 vaccine doses are being administered daily in the state.

Thus far, about 61.4% of the county’s residents (all ages combined) have been vaccinated with at least one dose; 55.1% are fully vaccinated. About 73.6% of adults (older than 18) have been vaccinated with at least one dose. The percentage of fully vaccinated adults is 66.1%.

For Virginians between 12 and 17, 64.5% of the population has been vaccinated with at least one dose (54.9% are fully vaccinated). Only children between 12 and 17 are eligible for the vaccine. For those 18 and older, 75.% have received at least one dose of a vaccine (66.8% fully vaccinated); for those aged 65 and older, 89% have received at least one dose (82.1% fully vaccinated).

About 57.2% of Fauquier residents between 12 and 17 have been vaccinated with at least one dose (49.9% fully vaccinated); 73.6% of those 18 and older (66.1% fully vaccinated) and 88.4% of those 65 and older (80.6% fully vaccinated).

For Virginians older than 12 (which represents everyone in the state who is eligible to be vaccinated), 74.1% have received one dose; 65.8% are fully vaccinated. In Fauquier, 71.9% of the over-12 population has received one dose; 64.5% are fully vaccinated.

The VDH reports that between Jan. 17 and Sept. 11, there have been 23,344 breakthrough cases of COVID-19 in vaccinated people (.5% of total cases); 927 of fully vaccinated people have been hospitalized (.019% of total hospitalizations) and there have been 230 deaths in fully vaccinated people (.0046% of total deaths).

The VDH website says that unvaccinated people have developed COVID-19 8 times more 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, SEPT. 21: Fauquier County recorded 22 positive COVID-19 cases today, 15 yesterday. The seven-day average of cases is 30. Fauquier has reported 6,231 cases since the beginning of the pandemic.

Daily new cases of COVID-19 in Virginia were tallied at 3,335 today after reaching 2,377 Monday. According to reporting from the Virginia Department of Health, there have been 839,475 total reported cases (209,468 probable) of COVID in Virginia. The seven-day average of new cases in the state is 3,534, down from 3,580 yesterday.

As of Sept. 21 in the five-county Rappahannock-Rapidan Health District, 964 cases of COVID have been reported in children younger than 10 years old; 2,054 have been reported in those 10 to 19. In the state, there have been 48,597cases in children younger than 10, 98,013 cases in those 10 to 19 years old.

Today, the seven-day positivity rate (total tests compared to positive tests) is 9.8%; it has been decreasing since Sept. 9. In the Rappahannock-Rapidan Health District, the positivity rating is 12%, the highest it’s been since January.

Fauquier County School Division

Local schools opened for five-day-a-week, in-person learning on Aug. 11. As of the morning of Sept. 20, 304 positive cases of COVID-19 have been reported in the school system, 218 students and 86 staff members. That’s 20 more cases than had been reported yesterday morning.

There are currently 59 active cases of COVID-19, 39 students and 20 staffers. That’s 20 fewer active cases than were reported Friday. 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 Sept. 16, because of contact with positive cases, 259 students are currently quarantining – a drop from last week’s 284. Six 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.

Jeck tweeted out Sept. 13 that negative "rapid tests" are now being accepted as justification for ending quarantines. He added, "However, if families prefer the PCR test, we will continue to provide assistance for those who need it."

There were 191 positive cases of COVID-19 during the 2020-21 school year, 97 in students and 94 in staff members. Cases were not included in the dashboard over the summer.

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

  • 19 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 and 2 on Sept. 20). There are 11 active cases.
  • 15 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 and 1 on Sept. 17) There are 2 active cases.
  • 51 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 and 1 on Sept. 20) There are 4 active cases.
  • 1 at Southeastern Alternative School (Aug. 23) There are no active cases.

Middle schools

  • 7 at Auburn Middle School (2 on Aug. 18, 1 on Aug. 26, 1 on Sept. 1, 1 on Sept. 7 and 2 on Sept. 13) There are 2 active cases.
  • 18 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 and 1 on Sept. 20) There are 3 active cases.
  • 5 at Marshall Middle School (2 on Aug 27, 1 on Sept. 3, 1 on Sept. 10 and 1 on Sept. 20) There are 2 active cases.
  • 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 and 1 on Sept. 7) There are no active cases.
  • 4 at Warrenton Middle School (Sept. 3 and Sept. 13 and 2 on Sept. 17) There are 3 active cases.

Elementary schools

  • 3 cases at Bradley Elementary School (on Aug. 23, Aug. 25 and Sept. 17) There is 1 active case.
  • 5 cases at Brumfield Elementary (2 on Aug. 17, 2 on Aug. 23 and 1 on Sept. 1) There are no active cases.
  • 2 cases at Coleman Elementary (Sept. 3 and Sept. 14) There is 1 active case.
  • 8 at Greenville Elementary (1 reported Aug. 13, 1 on Aug. 16, 1 on Aug. 20, 2 on Aug. 23 and 3 on Aug. 24) There are no active cases.
  • 26 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 and 1 on Sept. 20) There are 3 active cases.
  • 7 at Pearson Elementary School (Aug. 18, 4 on Aug. 27, 1 on Sept. 7 and 1 on Sept. 10) There is 1 active case.
  • 2 at Pierce Elementary School (Aug. 27 and Sept. 17) There is 1 active case.
  • 1 at Ritchie Elementary School (Aug. 20) There are no active cases.
  • 11 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 and 1 on Sept. 16) There is 1 active case.
  • 1 at Thompson Elementary (Sept. 14)
  • 22 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 3 active cases.

Staff members testing positive include:

  • 2 at Fauquier High School (Aug. 26 and 1 on Sept. 3) There are no active cases.
  • 6 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) There is 1 active case.
  • 9 at Liberty High (Aug. 18 and Aug. 27, Aug. 30, 1 on Sept. 8, on Sept. 9 and 1 on Sept. 10) There is 1 active case.
  • 7 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 and 1 on Sept. 20) There are 3 active cases.
  • 2 at Cedar Lee Middle (Aug. 25 and Sept. 8) There are no active cases.
  • 1 at Marshall Middle School (Sept. 16)
  • 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.
  • 5 at Bradley Elementary (Aug. 17 and Aug. 27, Sept. 1, 1 on Sept. 9 and on Sept. 14) There is 1 active case.
  • 4 at Brumfield Elementary (Aug. 20, 2 on Aug. 27 and 1 on Sept. 1) There are no active cases.
  • 1 at Coleman Elementary (Sept. 13)
  • 5 at Greenville Elementary (Aug. 24, Aug. 26, 2 on Aug. 27 and 1 on Sept. 13) There is 1 active case.
  • 7 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 are 2 active cases.
  • 1 at Pierce Elementary (Sept. 17)
  • 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.
  • 20 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 and 2 on Sept. 15) There are 7 active cases.

Deaths

Fauquier lost a resident to COVID-19 Sept. 17 after losing two Sept. 14. Before that, Fauquier reported fatalities on Sept. 9 and on Aug. 27. The county has reported a total of 76 COVID-19 related deaths since the start of the pandemic. 

The VDH does not report demographic data at the county level, but in the RRHD, of the 212 COVID-19 deaths reported in the RRHD so far, 96 have been in residents older than 80. There have been 55 deaths in those 70 to 79 years old, 24 deaths in those 60 to 69, and 28 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, four children younger than 10 years old have died of the virus; seven of those between 10 and 19 have died.

Today the VDH reported 52 COVID-19 deaths in Virginia. The total number of COVID-19 related deaths in Virginia is listed as 12,364 (1,932 probable).

The seven-day average of COVID-19 deaths in the state is 35. That number has been rising since Sept. 7, when it was 18.

Hospitalizations

Fauquier Hospital spokeswoman Sarah Cubbage said Sept. 20 that the number of COVID-19 inpatients has been fluctuating, remaining just below or just above 10. As of Sept. 20, it was nine, she said.

According to the VDH, Fauquier County reported one new hospitalization today, four new hospitalizations Saturday and one on Sunday. The county has reported 15 hospitalizations since Sept. 14. Fauquier tallied 25 hospitalizations in August and 32 so far in September. The county has reported 259 since the beginning of the pandemic.

The state added 119 new hospitalizations Tuesday. According to the VDH, the total number of hospitalizations in the state is 35,839 (1,981 probable).

The seven-day average of new hospitalizations is 113.

In Tuesday’s updated data from the RRHD, of the 615 people hospitalized, 108 have been older than 80 years old; 110 have been 70 to 79 years old; 115 have been between 60 and 69 years old and 124 have been between 50 and 59. One hundred and forty-six have been younger than 50. (For 12 of the hospitalizations, age was not reported.)

In the health district, six children younger than 10 and six between 10 and 19 years old have been hospitalized. In the state, 465 younger than 10 have been hospitalized; 543 between 10 and 19 years old have been hospitalized.

VDH data reported here was finalized Monday, Sept. 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 Sept. 21 states that 2,158 Virginians are hospitalized with COVID-19, 53 more than were reported yesterday. The seven-day average number of hospitalizations (2,161) has been rising since July 11, when it was 220.

The VHHA reports that the number of COVID-19 confirmed or COVID-19 suspected patients who are in intensive care units as of Sept. 21 is 567. The number of COVID patients in intensive care has been generally rising since July 5, when it was 45.

Three-hundred and forty-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 65,879 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 35,839.

Outbreaks

In the local health district, there was an outbreak reported in a long-term care facility Saturday. There was one Sept. 8; others were reported Aug. 24 and 26. There were three outbreaks between Aug. 15 and 19 in congregate settings. None of these outbreaks is listed on the VDH’s “outbreaks by exposure settings” page.

There have been a total of 58 outbreaks in the RRHD since the beginning of the pandemic -- 23 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 1,789.

The VDH website does not list any recent outbreaks in Fauquier. One outbreak in progress is listed in Madison, at Autumn Care of Madison (32 cases, up from 11 last week). Two are listed in Orange, at Dogwood Village of Orange County (20 cases, up from 5 cases last week) and at Trinity Senior Village, with fewer than five cases.

In the state, there are 1,191 outbreaks being reported in long-term care facilities – 14 more than on Friday -- (resulting in 34,568 cases and 4,314 deaths); 1,726 outbreaks in congregate settings; 262 outbreaks in healthcare settings; 188 in correctional facilities; 132 in college settings; 381 in childcare settings and 543 K-12 outbreaks being reported. There have been a total of 4,423 outbreaks in Virginia since the beginning of the pandemic, 54 more than on Friday.

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 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 (231 for Fauquier) and percent positivity (11.45% 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

The information below is as of Sept. 20.

As of Sept. 20, 10,466,754 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered to Virginia residents. About 68% of the population has been vaccinated with at least one dose; 58.8% of Virginians have been fully vaccinated. In the adult population, 80.6% have been vaccinated with at least one dose; 70.3% are fully vaccinated.

An average 14,458 vaccine doses are being administered daily in the state.

Thus far, about 62% of the county’s residents (all ages combined) have been vaccinated with at least one dose; 54.4% are fully vaccinated. About 74.1% of adults (older than 18) have been vaccinated with at least one dose. The percentage of fully vaccinated adults is 65.6%.

For Virginians between 12 and 17, 67.7% of the population has been vaccinated with at least one dose (51.4% are fully vaccinated). Only children between 12 and 17 are eligible for the vaccine. For those 18 and older, 75.9% have received at least one dose of a vaccine (66.2% fully vaccinated); for those aged 65 and older, 89.5% have received at least one dose (82% fully vaccinated).

About 59.6% of Fauquier residents between 12 and 17 have been vaccinated with at least one dose (47.2% fully vaccinated); 74.1% of those 18 and older (65.6% fully vaccinated) and 88.6% of those 65 and older (80.4% fully vaccinated).

For Virginians older than 12 (which represents everyone in the state who is eligible to be vaccinated), 75.1% have received one dose; 64.9% are fully vaccinated. In Fauquier, 72.7% of the over-12 population has received one dose; 63.8% are fully vaccinated.

The VDH reports that between Jan. 17 and Sept. 11, there have been 23,344 breakthrough cases of COVID-19 in vaccinated people (.5% of total cases); 927 of fully vaccinated people have been hospitalized (.019% of total hospitalizations) and there have been 230 deaths in fully vaccinated people (.0046% of total deaths).

The VDH website says that unvaccinated people have developed COVID-19 8 times more 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

In the weekly modeling report on COVID-19 completed Sept. 17 by the University of Virginia’s Biocomplexity Institute and published on the Virginia Department of Health website, a map of the state shows which health districts are showing declining cases, plateauing cases, which are showing a slow surge and which are plateauing. For this week, the Rappahanncock-Rapidan Health District, which includes Fauquier, is in a plateau.

The RRHD is surrounded by areas where cases are still growing, however. Cases in Virginia health districts to the west are surging; cases to the east are experiencing a slow growth in cases. The good news is that there are fewer than half as many health districts in surge this week (12) as last week (26).

But as cases decrease in some areas, hospitalizations are rising. UVA’s weekly report addresses a growing problem that is a direct result of the high number of hospitalizations from COVID-19. The report says, “A surge of COVID-19 patients is filling emergency rooms and urgent care centers across the commonwealth, displacing patients with unrelated conditions and overtaxing healthcare workers. As of Sept. 16, the Virginia Hospital and Healthcare Association is reporting 2,142 hospitalized COVID-19 patients, up nearly 10-fold from the 233 patients recorded on July 16.

“Current hospitalization rates are higher than they have been at any point since mid-February, and smaller rural hospitals are struggling to keep up. Southwest Virginia is being hit particularly hard, with some hospitals from Roanoke to Abingdon reporting near capacity conditions.

“The availability of hospital beds is not the only issue. Across the nation, it is becoming increasingly difficult to keep hospitals staffed, as burnout and fatigue have caused shortages of nurses and physicians. Our neighbors are having just as much trouble, as West Virginia and North Carolina report similar conditions, while Tennessee is deploying their National Guard to augment hospital personnel.

“This surge directly puts healthcare workers and first responders at risk, while potentially compromising quality of care for all. It also causes burnout and fatigue for hospital personnel.”

Other key takeaways from the modeling report include:

  • COVID-19 case rate growth has slowed, but case rates remain high.
  • Models continue to forecast a peak in statewide case rates at the start of October. Masking and social distancing remain the best option for limiting the short-term impact of this surge.
  • A repeat of surges seen over the 2020 holiday season could cause a significant burden for the hospital system. Increasing vaccine uptake could prevent thousands of cases and reduce this burden.
  • The Delta variant has completely supplanted all other strains and now makes up over 99% of Virginia cases.

MONDAY, SEPT. 20: In the weekly modeling report on COVID-19 completed Sept. 17 by the University of Virginia’s Biocomplexity Institute and published on the Virginia Department of Health website, a map of the state shows which health districts are showing declining cases, plateauing cases, which are showing a slow surge and which are plateauing. For this week, the Rappahanncock-Rapidan Health District, which includes Fauquier, is in a plateau.

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COVID-19 growth trajectories by health districts, as of Sept. 17.

The RRHD is surrounded by areas where cases are still growing, however. Cases in Virginia health districts to the west are surging; cases to the east are experiencing a slow growth in cases. The good news is that there are fewer than half as many health districts in surge this week (12) as last week (26).

But as cases decrease in some areas, hospitalizations are rising. UVA’s weekly report addresses a growing problem that is a direct result of the high number of hospitalizations from COVID-19. The report says, “A surge of COVID-19 patients is filling emergency rooms and urgent care centers across the commonwealth, displacing patients with unrelated conditions and overtaxing healthcare workers. As of Sept. 16, the Virginia Hospital and Healthcare Association is reporting 2,142 hospitalized COVID-19 patients, up nearly 10-fold from the 233 patients recorded on July 16.

“Current hospitalization rates are higher than they have been at any point since mid-February, and smaller rural hospitals are struggling to keep up. Southwest Virginia is being hit particularly hard, with some hospitals from Roanoke to Abingdon reporting near capacity conditions.

“The availability of hospital beds is not the only issue. Across the nation, it is becoming increasingly difficult to keep hospitals staffed, as burnout and fatigue have caused shortages of nurses and physicians. Our neighbors are having just as much trouble, as West Virginia and North Carolina report similar conditions, while Tennessee is deploying their National Guard to augment hospital personnel.

“This surge directly puts healthcare workers and first responders at risk, while potentially compromising quality of care for all. It also causes burnout and fatigue for hospital personnel.”

Other key takeaways from the modeling report include:

  • COVID-19 case rate growth has slowed, but case rates remain high.
  • Models continue to forecast a peak in statewide case rates at the start of October. Masking and social distancing remain the best option for limiting the short-term impact of this surge.
  • A repeat of surges seen over the 2020 holiday season could cause a significant burden for the hospital system. Increasing vaccine uptake could prevent thousands of cases and reduce this burden.
  • The Delta variant has completely supplanted all other strains and now makes up over 99% of Virginia cases.

Cases

Fauquier County recorded 15 positive COVID-19 cases today, 26 on Saturday and 33 on Sunday. The seven-day average of cases is 31. Fauquier has reported 6,209 cases since the beginning of the pandemic.

Daily new cases of COVID-19 in Virginia were tallied at 2,377 today, after reaching 4,212 Friday, 3,650 Saturday and 2,916 Sunday. (Reported case numbers are almost always lower on Sundays and Mondays.) According to reporting from the Virginia Department of Health, there have been 836,140 total reported cases (208,297) of COVID in Virginia. The seven-day average of new cases in the state is 3,580.

As of Sept. 20 in the five-county Rappahannock-Rapidan Health District, 913 cases of COVID have been reported in children younger than 10 years old; 1,931 have been reported in those 10 to 19. In the state, there have been 48,220 cases in children younger than 10, 97,526 cases in those 10 to 19 years old.

Today, the seven-day positivity rate (total tests compared to positive tests) is 9.8%; it has been decreasing since Sept. 9. In the Rappahannock-Rapidan Health District, the positivity rating is 11.9%, the highest it’s been since Jan. 9.

Fauquier County School Division

Local schools opened for five-day-a-week, in-person learning on Aug. 11. As of the morning of Sept. 20, 297 positive cases of COVID-19 have been reported in the school system, 212 students and 85 staff members. That’s 13 more cases than had been reported on Friday morning.

There are currently 79 active cases of COVID-19, 53 students and 26 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 Sept. 16, because of contact with positive cases, 259 students are currently quarantining – a drop from last week’s 284. Six 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.

Jeck tweeted out Sept. 13 that negative "rapid tests" are now being accepted as justification for ending quarantines. He added, "However, if families prefer the PCR test, we will continue to provide assistance for those who need it."

There were 191 positive cases of COVID-19 during the 2020-21 school year, 97 in students and 94 in staff members. Cases were not included in the dashboard over the summer.

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

  • 17 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 and 1 on Sept. 17). There are 10 active cases.
  • 15 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 and 1 on Sept. 17) There are 3 active cases.
  • 50 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 and 3 on Sept. 17) There are 13 active cases.
  • 1 at Southeastern Alternative School (Aug. 23) There are no active cases.

Middle schools

  • 7 at Auburn Middle School (2 on Aug. 18, 1 on Aug. 26, 1 on Sept. 1, 1 on Sept. 7 and 2 on Sept. 13) There are 3 active cases.
  • 17 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 and one on Sept. 14) There are 2 active cases.
  • 4 at Marshall Middle School (2 on Aug 27, 1 on Sept. 3, 1 on Sept. 10) 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 and 1 on Sept. 7) There is 1 active case.
  • 4 at Warrenton Middle School (Sept. 3 and Sept. 13 and 2 on Sept. 17) There are 3 active cases.

Elementary schools

  • 3 cases at Bradley Elementary School (on Aug. 23, Aug. 25 and Sept. 17) There is 1 active case.
  • 5 cases at Brumfield Elementary (2 on Aug. 17, 2 on Aug. 23 and 1 on Sept. 1) There are no active cases.
  • 2 cases at Coleman Elementary (Sept. 3 and Sept. 14) There is 1 active case.
  • 8 at Greenville Elementary (1 reported Aug. 13, 1 on Aug. 16, 1 on Aug. 20, 2 on Aug. 23 and 3 on Aug. 24) There are no active cases.
  • 25 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 and 2 on Sept. 16) There are 4 active cases.
  • 7 at Pearson Elementary School (Aug. 18, 4 on Aug. 27, 1 on Sept. 7 and 1 on Sept. 10) There are 2 active cases.
  • 2 at Pierce Elementary School (Aug. 27 and Sept. 17) There is 1 active case.
  • 1 at Ritchie Elementary School (Aug. 20) There are no active cases.
  • 11 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 and 1 on Sept. 16) There are 4 active cases.
  • 1 at Thompson Elementary (Sept. 14)
  • 22 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 3 active cases.

Staff members testing positive include:

  • 2 at Fauquier High School (Aug. 26 and 1 on Sept. 3) There are no active cases.
  • 6 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) There is 1 active case.
  • 9 at Liberty High (Aug. 18 and Aug. 27, Aug. 30, 1 on Sept. 8, on Sept. 9 and 1 on Sept. 10) There are 3 active cases.
  • 6 at Auburn Middle School (on Aug. 17, 2 on Sept. 1, 3 on Sept. 3, 1 on Sept. 7, 1 on Sept. 10 and 1 on Sept. 17) There are 3 active cases.
  • 2 at Cedar Lee Middle (Aug. 25 and Sept. 8) There is 1 active case.
  • 1 at Marshall Middle School (Sept. 16)
  • 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.
  • 5 at Bradley Elementary (Aug. 17 and Aug. 27, Sept. 1, 1 on Sept. 9 and on Sept. 14) There are 2 active cases.
  • 4 at Brumfield Elementary (Aug. 20, 2 on Aug. 27 and 1 on Sept. 1) There are no active cases.
  • 1 at Coleman Elementary (Sept. 13)
  • 5 at Greenville Elementary (Aug. 24, Aug. 26, 2 on Aug. 27 and 1 on Sept. 13) There is 1 active case.
  • 7 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 are 2 active cases.
  • 1 at Pierce Elementary (Sept. 17)
  • 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 is 1 active case.
  • 20 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 and 2 on Sept. 15) There are 9 active cases.

Deaths

Fauquier lost a resident to COVID-19 Sept. 17 after losing two Sept. 14. Before that, Fauquier reported fatalities on Sept. 9 and on Aug. 27. The county has reported a total of 76 COVID-19 related deaths since the start of the pandemic. 

The VDH does not report demographic data at the county level, but in the RRHD, of the 212 COVID-19 deaths reported in the RRHD so far, 96 have been in residents older than 80. There have been 55 deaths in those 70 to 79 years old, 24 deaths in those 60 to 69, and 28 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, four children younger than 10 years old have died of the virus; seven of those between 10 and 19 have died.

Today the VDH reported 15 COVID-19 deaths in Virginia, 32 on Saturday and 23 on Sunday. The total number of COVID-19 related deaths in Virginia is listed as 12,312 (1,924 probable).

The seven-day average of COVID-19 deaths in the state is 32. That number has been rising since Sept. 7, when it was 18.

Hospitalizations

Fauquier Hospital spokeswoman Sarah Cubbage said Sept. 20 that the number of COVID-19 inpatients has been fluctuating, remaining just below or just above 10. As of today, it is nine, she said.

According to the VDH, Fauquier County reported four new hospitalizations Saturday and one on Sunday. The county has reported 14 hospitalizations since Sept. 14. Fauquier tallied 25 hospitalizations in August and 31 so far in September. The county has reported 258 since the beginning of the pandemic.

The state added 67 new hospitalizations Monday, after recording 152 on Saturday and 87 on Sunday. According to the VDH, the total number of hospitalizations in the state is 35,720 (1,970 probable).

The seven-day average of new hospitalizations is 115, up from 103 on Friday.

In Monday’s updated data from the RRHD, of the 612 people hospitalized, 108 have been older than 80 years old; 109 have been 70 to 79 years old; 115 have been between 60 and 69 years old and 123 have been between 50 and 59. One hundred and forty-five have been younger than 50. (For 12 of the hospitalizations, age was not reported.)

In the health district, six children younger than 10 and six between 10 and 19 years old have been hospitalized (one more than were reported Friday). In the state, 457 younger than 10 have been hospitalized; 541 between 10 and 19 years old have been hospitalized.

VDH data reported here was finalized Sunday, Sept. 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 Sept. 20 states that 2,158 Virginians are hospitalized with COVID-19. The seven-day average number of hospitalizations (2,148) has been rising since July 11, when it was 220.

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The VHHA reports that the number of COVID-19 confirmed or COVID-19 suspected patients who are in intensive care units as of Sept. 20 is 549. The number of COVID patients in intensive care has been generally rising since July 5, when it was 45.

Three-hundred and forty-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 65,753 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 35,720.

Outbreaks

In the local health district, there was an outbreak reported in a long-term care facility today. There was one Sept. 8; others were reported Aug. 24 and 26. There were three outbreaks between Aug. 15 and 19 in congregate settings. None of these outbreaks is listed on the VDH’s “outbreaks by exposure settings” page.

There have been a total of 58 outbreaks in the RRHD since the beginning of the pandemic -- 23 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 1,784.

The VDH website does not list any recent outbreaks in Fauquier. One outbreak in progress is listed in Madison, at Autumn Care of Madison (32 cases, up from 11 last week). Two are listed in Orange, at Dogwood Village of Orange County (20 cases, up from 5 cases last week) and at Trinity Senior Village, with fewer than five cases.

In the state, there are 1,186 outbreaks being reported in long-term care facilities – 14 more than on Friday -- (resulting in 34,484 cases and 4,313 deaths); 1,720 outbreaks in congregate settings; 260 outbreaks in healthcare settings; 187 in correctional facilities; 132 in college settings; 378 in childcare settings and 542 K-12 outbreaks being reported. There have been a total of 4,405 outbreaks in Virginia since the beginning of the pandemic, 36 more than on Friday.

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. (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 (231 for Fauquier) and percent positivity (12.2% 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 below is as of Sept. 19.

As of Sept. 19, 10,454,696 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered to Virginia residents. About 68% of the population has been vaccinated with at least one dose; 58.7% of Virginians have been fully vaccinated. In the adult population, 80.5% have been vaccinated with at least one dose; 70.2% are fully vaccinated.

An average 14,722 vaccine doses are being administered daily in the state; that number has jumped by more than 1,000 since Friday.

Thus far, about 62% of the county’s residents (all ages combined) have been vaccinated with at least one dose; 54.4% are fully vaccinated. About 74.1% of adults (older than 18) have been vaccinated with at least one dose. The percentage of fully vaccinated adults is 65.5%.

For Virginians between 12 and 17, 67.5% of the population has been vaccinated with at least one dose (51.2% are fully vaccinated). Only children between 12 and 17 are eligible for the vaccine. For those 18 and older, 75.8% have received at least one dose of a vaccine (64.8% fully vaccinated); for those aged 65 and older, 89.5% have received at least one dose (82% fully vaccinated).

About 59.6% of Fauquier residents between 12 and 17 have been vaccinated with at least one dose (47.1% fully vaccinated); 72.7% of those 18 and older (65.5% fully vaccinated) and 88.5% of those 65 and older (80.4% fully vaccinated).

For Virginians older than 12 (which represents everyone in the state who is eligible to be vaccinated), 75.1% have received one dose; 64.8% are fully vaccinated. In Fauquier, 72.7% of the over-12 population has received one dose; 63.7% are fully vaccinated.

The VDH reports that between Jan. 17 and Sept. 4, there have been 23,344 breakthrough cases of COVID-19 in vaccinated people (.5% of total cases); 927 of fully vaccinated people have been hospitalized (.019% of total hospitalizations) and there have been 230 deaths in fully vaccinated people (.0046% of total deaths).

The VDH website says that unvaccinated people have developed COVID-19 8 times more 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, SEPT. 17: Fauquier County recorded 38 positive COVID-19 cases today, 44 on Thursday. The seven-day average of cases is 33. Fauquier has reported 6,135 cases since the beginning of the pandemic.

Daily new cases of COVID-19 in Virginia were tallied at 4,212 today, after reaching 4,181 Thursday. According to reporting from the Virginia Department of Health, there have been 827,197 total reported cases (205,180) of COVID in Virginia. The seven-day average of new cases in the state is 4,212.

As of Sept. 17 in the five-county Rappahannock-Rapidan Health District, 913 cases of COVID have been reported in children younger than 10 years old; 1,931 have been reported in those 10 to 19. In the state, there have been 47,284 cases in children younger than 10, 96,272 cases in those 10 to 19 years old.

Today, the seven-day positivity rate (total tests compared to positive tests) is 10.1%. In the Rappahannock-Rapidan Health District, the positivity rating is 10.8%.

Fauquier County School Division

Local schools opened for five-day-a-week, in-person learning on Aug. 11. As of the morning of Sept. 17, 284 positive cases of COVID-19 have been reported in the school system, 202 students and 82 staff members.

There are currently 67 active cases of COVID-19, 44 students and 23 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 Sept. 16, because of contact with positive cases, 259 students are currently quarantining – a drop from last week’s 284. Six 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.

Jeck tweeted out Sept. 13 that negative "rapid tests" are now being accepted as justification for ending quarantines. He added, "However, if families prefer the PCR test, we will continue to provide assistance for those who need it."

There were 191 positive cases of COVID-19 during the 2020-21 school year, 97 in students and 94 in staff members. Cases were not included in the dashboard over the summer.

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

  • 16 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 and 3 on Sept 16). There are 9 active cases.
  • 14 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 and 1 on Sept. 10) There are 2 active cases.
  • 47 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 and 1 on Sept. 10) There are 11 active cases.
  • 1 at Southeastern Alternative School (Aug. 23) There are no active cases.

Middle schools

  • 7 at Auburn Middle School (2 on Aug. 18, 1 on Aug. 26, 1 on Sept. 1, 1 on Sept. 7 and 2 on Sept. 13) There are 3 active cases.
  • 17 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 and one on Sept. 14) There are 2 active cases.
  • 4 at Marshall Middle School (2 on Aug 27, 1 on Sept. 3, 1 on Sept. 10) 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 and 1 on Sept. 7) There is 1 active case.
  • 2 at Warrenton Middle School (Sept. 3 and Sept. 13) There is 1 active case.

Elementary schools

  • 2 cases at Bradley Elementary School (on Aug. 23 and Aug. 25) 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.
  • 2 cases at Coleman Elementary (Sept. 3 and Sept. 14) There is 1 active case.
  • 8 at Greenville Elementary (1 reported Aug. 13, 1 on Aug. 16, 1 on Aug. 20, 2 on Aug. 23 and 3 on Aug. 24) There are no active cases.
  • 25 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 and 2 on Sept. 16) There are 4 active cases.
  • 7 at Pearson Elementary School (Aug. 18, 4 on Aug. 27, 1 on Sept. 7 and 1 on Sept. 10) There are 2 active cases.
  • 1 at Pierce Elementary School (Aug. 27) There are no active cases.
  • 1 at Ritchie Elementary School (Aug. 20) There are no active cases.
  • 11 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 and 1 on Sept. 16) There are 4 active cases.
  • 1 at Thompson Elementary (Sept. 14)
  • 21 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 and 1 on Sept. 13) There are 2 active cases.

Staff members testing positive include:

  • 2 at Fauquier High School (Aug. 26 and 1 on Sept. 3) There are no active cases.
  • 6 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) There is 1 active case.
  • 9 at Liberty High (Aug. 18 and Aug. 27, Aug. 30, 1 on Sept. 8, on Sept. 9 and 1 on Sept. 10) There are 3 active cases.
  • 5 at Auburn Middle School (on Aug. 17, 2 on Sept. 1, 3 on Sept. 3, 1 on Sept. 7 and 1 on Sept. 10) There are 2 active cases.
  • 2 at Cedar Lee Middle (Aug. 25 and Sept. 8) There is 1 active case.
  • 1 at Marshall Middle School (Sept. 16)
  • 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.
  • 5 at Bradley Elementary (Aug. 17 and Aug. 27, Sept. 1, 1 on Sept. 9 and on Sept. 14) There are 2 active cases.
  • 4 at Brumfield Elementary (Aug. 20, 2 on Aug. 27 and 1 on Sept. 1) There are no active cases.
  • 1 at Coleman Elementary (Sept. 13)
  • 5 at Greenville Elementary (Aug. 24, Aug. 26, 2 on Aug. 27 and 1 on Sept. 13) There is 1 active case.
  • 6 at Miller Elementary (Aug. 17, Aug. 25, Aug. 27, 1 on Aug. 31, 1 on Sept. 3 and 1 on Sept. 14) There is 1 active case.
  • 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 is 1 active case.
  • 20 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 and 2 on Sept. 15) There are 9 active cases.

Deaths

Fauquier lost a resident to COVID-19 Friday after losing two on Tuesday. Before that, Fauquier reported fatalities on Sept. 9 and on Aug. 27. The county has reported a total of 76 COVID-19 related deaths since the start of the pandemic. 

The VDH does not report demographic data at the county level, but in the RRHD, of the 212 COVID-19 deaths reported in the RRHD so far, 96 have been in residents older than 80. There have been 55 deaths in those 70 to 79 years old, 24 deaths in those 60 to 69, and 28 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, four children younger than 10 years old have died of the virus; seven of those between 10 and 19 have died.

Today the VDH reported 35 COVID-19 deaths in Virginia, 37 on Thursday and 52 on Wednesday. The total number of COVID-19 related deaths in Virginia is listed as 12,242 (1,900 probable).

The seven-day average of COVID-19 deaths in the state is 29. That number has been rising since Sept. 7, when it was 18.

Hospitalizations

Fauquier Hospital spokeswoman Sarah Cubbage said Sept. 9 that the number of COVID-19 inpatients has been fluctuating, but the number is remaining just below or just above 10.

According to the VDH, Fauquier County reported one new hospitalization Friday and Thursday mornings and two new hospitalizations on Wednesday, after reporting five Tuesday. Fauquier tallied 25 hospitalizations in August and 26 so far in September. The county has reported 253 since the beginning of the pandemic.

The state added 77 new hospitalizations on Friday, after recording 176 on Thursday and 112 on Wednesday. According to the VDH, the total number of hospitalizations in the state is 35,414 (1,956 probable).

The seven-day average of new hospitalizations is 103.

In Friday’s updated data from the RRHD, of the 604 people hospitalized, 106 have been older than 80 years old; 105 have been 70 to 79 years old; 113 have been between 60 and 69 years old and 121 have been between 50 and 59. One hundred and forty-one have been younger than 50. (For 17 of the hospitalizations, age was not reported.)

In the health district, six children younger than 10 and five between 10 and 19 years old have been hospitalized. In the state, 439 younger than 10 have been hospitalized; 533 between 10 and 19 years old have been hospitalized.

VDH data reported here was finalized Thursday, Sept. 16 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 Sept. 17 states that 2,174 Virginians are hospitalized with COVID-19. The seven-day average number of hospitalizations (2,142) has been rising since July 11, when it was 220.

The VHHA reports that the number of COVID-19 confirmed or COVID-19 suspected patients who are in intensive care units as of Sept. 17 is 621 – 77 more than yesterday. For perspective, on Jan. 19, 588 patients were in the ICU with COVID, before today, the highest number so far in the pandemic. The number of COVID patients in intensive care has been generally rising since July 5, when it was 45.

Three-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 65,446 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 35,414.

Outbreaks

In the local health district, there was an outbreak reported in a long-term care facility Sept. 8; others were reported Aug. 24 and 26. There were three outbreaks between Aug. 15 and 19 in congregate settings. None of these outbreaks is listed on the VDH’s “outbreaks by exposure settings” page.

There have been a total of 57 outbreaks in the RRHD since the beginning of the pandemic -- 22 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 1,775.

The VDH website does not list any recent outbreaks in Fauquier. One outbreak in progress is listed in Madison, at Autumn Care of Madison (32 cases, up from 11 last week). Two are listed in Orange, at Dogwood Village of Orange County (20 cases, up from 5 cases last week) and at Trinity Senior Village, with fewer than five cases.

In the state, there are 1,172 outbreaks being reported in long-term care facilities (resulting in 34,359 cases and 4,309 deaths); 1,711 outbreaks in congregate settings; 259 outbreaks in healthcare settings; 186 in correctional facilities; 132 in college settings; 377 in childcare settings and 532 K-12 outbreaks being reported. There have been a total of 4,369 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 Thursday 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 (219 for Fauquier) and percent positivity (11.52% 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

Vaccine information was not updated as of Friday morning. The following data is from Sept. 16.

As of Sept. 16, 10,226,850 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered to Virginia residents. About 65.7% of the population has been vaccinated with at least one dose; 58.3% of Virginians have been fully vaccinated. In the adult population, 78% have been vaccinated with at least one dose; 69.4% are fully vaccinated.

An average 13,290 vaccine doses are being administered daily in the state.

Thus far, about 60.8% of the county’s residents (all ages combined) have been vaccinated with at least one dose; 54.5% are fully vaccinated. About 72.9% of adults (older than 18) have been vaccinated with at least one dose. The percentage of fully vaccinated adults is 65.5%.

For Virginians between 12 and 17, 63.6% of the population has been vaccinated with at least one dose (53.5% are fully vaccinated). Only children between 12 and 17 are eligible for the vaccine. For those 18 and older, 74.2% have received at least one dose of a vaccine (66.1% fully vaccinated); for those aged 65 and older, 88.8% have received at least one dose (82.1% fully vaccinated).

About 56.4% of Fauquier residents between 12 and 17 have been vaccinated with at least one dose (48.4% fully vaccinated); 72.9% of those 18 and older (65.5% fully vaccinated) and 88.1% of those 65 and older (80.3% fully vaccinated).

For Virginians older than 12 (which represents everyone in the state who is eligible to be vaccinated), 73.3% have received one dose; 64.9% are fully vaccinated. In Fauquier, 71.3% of the over-12 population has received one dose; 63.8% are fully vaccinated.

The VDH reports that between Jan. 17 and Sept. 4, there have been 20,134 breakthrough cases of COVID-19 in vaccinated people (.4% of total cases); 827 of fully vaccinated people have been hospitalized (.017% of total hospitalizations) and there have been 184 deaths in fully vaccinated people (.0038% of total deaths).

The VDH website says that unvaccinated people have developed COVID-19 8.5 times more 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, SEPT. 16: Fauquier County recorded 44 positive COVID-19 cases today, 31 on Wednesday. The seven-day average of cases is 33. Fauquier has reported 6,097 cases since the beginning of the pandemic.

Daily new cases of COVID-19 in Virginia were tallied at 4,181 today, after reaching 4,066 Wednesday. According to reporting from the Virginia Department of Health, there have been 822,985 total reported cases (202,608 probable) of COVID in Virginia. The seven-day average of new cases in the state is 3,6362.

As of Sept. 16 in the five-county Rappahannock-Rapidan Health District, 913 cases of COVID have been reported in children younger than 10 years old; 1,931 have been reported in those 10 to 19. In the state, there have been 46,801 cases in children younger than 10, 95,443 cases in those 10 to 19 years old.

Today, the seven-day positivity rate (total tests compared to positive tests) is 10.6%. In the Rappahannock-Rapidan Health District, the positivity rating is 10.7%.

Fauquier County School Division

Local schools opened for five-day-a-week, in-person learning on Aug. 11. As of the morning of Sept. 16, 277 positive cases of COVID-19 have been reported in the school system, 196 students and 81 staff members.

Thompson Elementary School reported its very first case yesterday morning, in a student.

Fifty-five people came off the “active” cases list over the weekend and nine were removed Wednesday morning; with the addition of a few new cases, there are currently 60 active cases of COVID-19, 38 students and 22 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 Sept. 16, because of contact with positive cases, 259 students are currently quarantining – a slight drop from last week’s 284. Six 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.

Jeck tweeted out Sept. 13that negative "rapid tests" are now being accepted as justification for ending quarantines. He added, "However, if families prefer the PCR test, we will continue to provide assistance for those who need it."

There were 191 positive cases of COVID-19 during the 2020-21 school year, 97 in students and 94 in staff members. Cases were not included in the dashboard over the summer.

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

  • 13 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 and 1 on Sept. 15). There are 6 active cases.
  • 14 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 and 1 on Sept. 10) There are 2 active cases.
  • 47 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 and 1 on Sept. 10) There are 11 active cases.
  • 1 at Southeastern Alternative School (Aug. 23) There are no active cases.

Middle schools

  • 7 at Auburn Middle School (2 on Aug. 18, 1 on Aug. 26, 1 on Sept. 1, 1 on Sept. 7 and 2 on Sept. 13) There are 3 active cases.
  • 17 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 and one on Sept. 14) There are 2 active cases.
  • 4 at Marshall Middle School (2 on Aug 27, 1 on Sept. 3, 1 on Sept. 10) 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 and 1 on Sept. 7) There is 1 active case.
  • 2 at Warrenton Middle School (Sept. 3 and Sept. 13) There is 1 active case.

Elementary schools

  • 2 cases at Bradley Elementary School (on Aug. 23 and Aug. 25) 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.
  • 2 cases at Coleman Elementary (Sept. 3 and Sept. 14) There is 1 active case.
  • 8 at Greenville Elementary (1 reported Aug. 13, 1 on Aug. 16, 1 on Aug. 20, 2 on Aug. 23 and 3 on Aug. 24) There are no active cases.
  • 23 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 and 1 on Sept. 9) There are 2 active cases.
  • 7 at Pearson Elementary School (Aug. 18, 4 on Aug. 27, 1 on Sept. 7 and 1 on Sept. 10) There are 2 active cases.
  • 1 at Pierce Elementary School (Aug. 27) There are no active cases.
  • 1 at Ritchie Elementary School (Aug. 20) There are no active cases.
  • 10 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 and 1 on Sept. 9) There are 3 active cases.
  • 1 at Thompson Elementary (Sept. 14)
  • 21 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 and 1 on Sept. 13) There are 2 active cases.

Staff members testing positive include:

  • 2 at Fauquier High School (Aug. 26 and 1 on Sept. 3) There are no active cases.
  • 6 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) There is 1 active case.
  • 9 at Liberty High (Aug. 18 and Aug. 27, Aug. 30, 1 on Sept. 8, on Sept. 9 and 1 on Sept. 10) There are 3 active cases.
  • 5 at Auburn Middle School (on Aug. 17, 2 on Sept. 1, 3 on Sept. 3, 1 on Sept. 7 and 1 on Sept. 10) There are 2 active cases.
  • 2 at Cedar Lee Middle (Aug. 25 and Sept. 8) There is 1 active case.
  • 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.
  • 5 at Bradley Elementary (Aug. 17 and Aug. 27, Sept. 1, 1 on Sept. 9 and on Sept. 14) There are 2 active cases.
  • 4 at Brumfield Elementary (Aug. 20, 2 on Aug. 27 and 1 on Sept. 1) There are no active cases.
  • 1 at Coleman Elementary (Sept. 13)
  • 5 at Greenville Elementary (Aug. 24, Aug. 26, 2 on Aug. 27 and 1 on Sept. 13) There is 1 active case.
  • 6 at Miller Elementary (Aug. 17, Aug. 25, Aug. 27, 1 on Aug. 31, 1 on Sept. 3 and 1 on Sept. 14) There is 1 active case.
  • 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 is 1 active case.
  • 20 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 and 2 on Sept. 15) There are 9 active cases.

Deaths

Fauquier lost two residents to COVID-19 as of Tuesday morning’s VDH report. Before that, Fauquier reported fatalities on Sept. 9 and on Aug. 27. The county has reported a total of 75 COVID-19 related deaths since the start of the pandemic. 

The VDH does not report demographic data at the county level, but in the RRHD, of the 209 COVID-19 deaths reported in the RRHD so far, 95 have been in residents older than 80. There have been 54 deaths in those 70 to 79 years old, 24 deaths in those 60 to 69, and 27 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, four children younger than 10 years old have died of the virus; seven of those between 10 and 19 have died.

Today the VDH reported 37 COVID-19 deaths in Virginia, 52 on Wednesday. The total number of COVID-19 related deaths in Virginia is listed as 12,207 (1,897 probable).

The seven-day average of COVID-19 deaths in the state is 28. That number has been rising steadily since Sept. 7, when it was 18.

Hospitalizations

Fauquier Hospital spokeswoman Sarah Cubbage said Sept. 9 that the number of COVID-19 inpatients has been fluctuating, but the number is remaining just below or just above 10.

According to the VDH, Fauquier County reported one new hospitalization Thursday morning and two new hospitalizations on Wednesday, after reporting five Tuesday. Fauquier tallied 25 hospitalizations in August and 25 so far in September. The county has reported 252 since the beginning of the pandemic.

The state added 176 new hospitalizations Thursday morning, after recording 112 on Wednesday and 131 on Tuesday. According to the VDH, the total number of hospitalizations in the state is 35,337 (1,948 probable).

The seven-day average of new hospitalizations is 109.

In Thursday’s updated data from the RRHD, of the 603 people hospitalized, 105 have been older than 80 years old; 105 have been 70 to 79 years old; 112 have been between 60 and 69 years old and 121 have been between 50 and 59. One hundred and forty-one have been younger than 50. (For 19 of the hospitalizations, age was not reported.)

In the health district, six children younger than 10 and five between 10 and 19 years old have been hospitalized. In the state, 434 younger than 10 have been hospitalized; 527 between 10 and 19 years old have been hospitalized.

VDH data reported here was finalized Wednesday, Sept. 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 Sept. 16 states that 2,144 Virginians are hospitalized with COVID-19. The seven-day average number of hospitalizations (2,142) has been rising since July 11, when it was 220.

The VHHA reports that the number of COVID-19 confirmed or COVID-19 suspected patients who are in intensive care units as of Sept. 16 is 544. For perspective, on Jan. 19, 588 patients were in the ICU with COVID, the highest number so far in the pandemic. The number of COVID patients in intensive care has been generally rising since July 5, when it was 45.

Three-hundred and fifty-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 65,323 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 35,337.

Outbreaks

In the local health district, there was an outbreak reported in a long-term care facility Sept. 8; others were reported Aug. 24 and 26. There were three outbreaks between Aug. 15 and 19 in congregate settings. None of these outbreaks is listed on the VDH’s “outbreaks by exposure settings” page.

There have been a total of 57 outbreaks in the RRHD since the beginning of the pandemic -- 22 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 1,765.

The VDH website does not list any recent outbreaks in Fauquier. One outbreak in progress is listed in Madison, at Autumn Care of Madison (11 cases) and one is listed in Orange, at Dogwood Village of Orange County (5 cases). A second outbreak in Orange, at Trinity Senior Village, was reported Sept. 1; there are fewer than five cases associated with that outbreak.

In the state, there are 1,169 outbreaks being reported in long-term care facilities (resulting in 34,306 cases and 4,309 deaths); 1,711 outbreaks in congregate settings; 258 outbreaks in healthcare settings; 186 in correctional facilities; 132 in college settings; 374 in childcare settings and 528 K-12 outbreaks being reported. There have been a total of 4,358 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 Thursday 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 (215 for Fauquier) and percent positivity (10.4% 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 Sept. 16, 10,226,850 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered to Virginia residents. About 65.7% of the population has been vaccinated with at least one dose; 58.3% of Virginians have been fully vaccinated. In the adult population, 78% have been vaccinated with at least one dose; 69.4% are fully vaccinated.

An average 13,290 vaccine doses are being administered daily in the state.

Thus far, about 60.8% of the county’s residents (all ages combined) have been vaccinated with at least one dose; 54.5% are fully vaccinated. About 72.9% of adults (older than 18) have been vaccinated with at least one dose. The percentage of fully vaccinated adults is 65.5%.

For Virginians between 12 and 17, 63.6% of the population has been vaccinated with at least one dose (53.5% are fully vaccinated). Only children between 12 and 17 are eligible for the vaccine. For those 18 and older, 74.2% have received at least one dose of a vaccine (66.1% fully vaccinated); for those aged 65 and older, 88.8% have received at least one dose (82.1% fully vaccinated).

About 56.4% of Fauquier residents between 12 and 17 have been vaccinated with at least one dose (48.4% fully vaccinated); 72.9% of those 18 and older (65.5% fully vaccinated) and 88.1% of those 65 and older (80.3% fully vaccinated).

For Virginians older than 12 (which represents everyone in the state who is eligible to be vaccinated), 73.3% have received one dose; 64.9% are fully vaccinated. In Fauquier, 71.3% of the over-12 population has received one dose; 63.8% are fully vaccinated.

The VDH reports that between Jan. 17 and Sept. 4, there have been 20,134 breakthrough cases of COVID-19 in vaccinated people (.4% of total cases); 827 of fully vaccinated people have been hospitalized (.017% of total hospitalizations) and there have been 184 deaths in fully vaccinated people (.0038% of total deaths).

The VDH website says that unvaccinated people have developed COVID-19 8.5 times more 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, SEPT. 15: Fauquier County recorded 31 positive COVID-19 cases today, 28 on Tuesday. The seven-day average of cases is 31. Fauquier has reported 6,052 cases since the beginning of the pandemic.

Daily new cases of COVID-19 in Virginia were tallied at 4,066 today, after reaching 3,659 Tuesday. According to reporting from the Virginia Department of Health, there have been 818,804 total reported cases (202,124 probable) of COVID in Virginia. The seven-day average of new cases in the state is 3,630.

As of Sept. 15 in the five-county Rappahannock-Rapidan Health District, 913 cases of COVID have been reported in children younger than 10 years old; 1,931 have been reported in those 10 to 19. In the state, there have been 46,401 cases in children younger than 10, 94,727 cases in those 10 to 19 years old.

Today, the seven-day positivity rate (total tests compared to positive tests) is 10.5%. In the Rappahannock-Rapidan Health District, the positivity rating is 10.6%.

Fauquier County School Division

Local schools opened for five-day-a-week, in-person learning on Aug. 11. As of the morning of Sept. 15, 273 positive cases of COVID-19 have been reported in the school system, 195 students and 78 staff members.

Thompson Elementary School reported it very first case this morning, in a student.

Fifty-five people came off the “active” cases list over the weekend and nine were removed since yesterday; there are currently 56 active cases of COVID-19, 37 students and 19 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 Sept. 9, because of contact with positive cases, 284 students are currently quarantining; eight 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.

Jeck also tweeted out Monday morning that negative "rapid tests" are now being accepted as justification for ending quarantines. He added, "However, if families prefer the PCR test, we will continue to provide assistance for those who need it."

There were 191 positive cases of COVID-19 during the 2020-21 school year, 97 in students and 94 in staff members. Cases were not included in the dashboard over the summer.

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

  • 12 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 and 3 on Sept. 13). There are 5 active cases.
  • 47 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 and 1 on Sept. 10) There are 11 active cases.
  • 14 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 and 1 on Sept. 10) There are 2 active cases.
  • 1 at Southeastern Alternative School (Aug. 23) There are no active cases.

Middle schools

  • 7 at Auburn Middle School (2 on Aug. 18, 1 on Aug. 26, 1 on Sept. 1, 1 on Sept. 7 and 2 on Sept. 13) There are 3 active cases.
  • 17 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 and one on Sept. 14) There are 2 active cases.
  • 4 at Marshall Middle School (2 on Aug 27, 1 on Sept. 3, 1 on Sept. 10) 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 and 1 on Sept. 7) There is 1 active case.
  • 2 at Warrenton Middle School (Sept. 3 and Sept. 13) There is 1 active case.

Elementary schools

  • 2 cases at Bradley Elementary School (on Aug. 23 and Aug. 25) 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.
  • 2 cases at Coleman Elementary (Sept. 3 and Sept. 14) There is 1 active case.
  • 8 at Greenville Elementary (1 reported Aug. 13, 1 on Aug. 16, 1 on Aug. 20, 2 on Aug. 23 and 3 on Aug. 24) There are no active cases.
  • 23 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 and 1 on Sept. 9) There are 2 active cases.
  • 7 at Pearson Elementary School (Aug. 18, 4 on Aug. 27, 1 on Sept. 7 and 1 on Sept. 10) There are 2 active cases.
  • 1 at Pierce Elementary School (Aug. 27) There are no active cases.
  • 1 at Ritchie Elementary School (Aug. 20) There are no active cases.
  • 10 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 and 1 on Sept. 9) There are 3 active cases.
  • 1 at Thompson Elementary (Sept. 14)
  • 21 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 and 1 on Sept. 13) There are 2 active cases.

Staff members testing positive include:

  • 2 at Fauquier High School (Aug. 26 and 1 on Sept. 3) There are no active cases.
  • 5 at Kettle Run High School (2 on Aug. 25, 1 on Aug. 27, 1 on Aug. 31 and 1 on Sept. 3) There are no active cases.
  • 9 at Liberty High (Aug. 18 and Aug. 27, Aug. 30, 1 on Sept. 8, on Sept. 9 and 1 on Sept. 10) There are 3 active cases.
  • 5 at Auburn Middle School (on Aug. 17, 2 on Sept. 1, 3 on Sept. 3, 1 on Sept. 7 and 1 on Sept. 10) There are 2 active cases.
  • 2 at Cedar Lee Middle (Aug. 25 and Sept. 8) There is 1 active case.
  • 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.
  • 5 at Bradley Elementary (Aug. 17 and Aug. 27, Sept. 1, 1 on Sept. 9 and on Sept. 14) There are 2 active cases.
  • 4 at Brumfield Elementary (Aug. 20, 2 on Aug. 27 and 1 on Sept. 1) There are 0 active cases.
  • 1 at Coleman Elementary (Sept. 13)
  • 5 at Greenville Elementary (Aug. 24, Aug. 26, 2 on Aug. 27 and 1 on Sept. 13) There is 1  active case.
  • 6 at Miller Elementary (Aug. 17, Aug. 25, Aug. 27, 1 on Aug. 31, 1 on Sept. 3 and 1 on Sept. 14) There is 1 active case.
  • 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 is 1 active case.
  • 18 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 and 5 on Sept. 10) There are 7 active cases.

Deaths

Fauquier lost two residents to COVID-19 as of Tuesday morning’s VDH report. Before that, Fauquier reported fatalities on Sept. 9 and on Aug. 27. Fauquier County also lost residents on Aug. 13 and July 30. Fauquier County has reported a total of 75 COVID-19 related deaths since the start of the pandemic. 

The VDH does not report demographic data at the county level, but in the RRHD, of the 209 COVID-19 deaths reported in the RRHD so far, 95 have been in residents older than 80. There have been 54 deaths in those 70 to 79 years old, 24 deaths in those 60 to 69, and 27 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, four children younger than 10 years old have died of the virus; seven of those between 10 and 19 have died.

The VDH reported 52 COVID-19 deaths in Virginia on Wednesday. The state has not lost that many in one day of reporting since March 12. There were 29 COVID-19 deaths reported Tuesday. The total number of COVID-19 related deaths in Virginia is listed as 12,170 (1,892 probable).

The seven-day average of COVID-19 deaths in the state is 28. That number has been rising steadily since Sept. 7, when it was 18.

Hospitalizations

Fauquier Hospital spokeswoman Sarah Cubbage said Sept. 9 that the number of COVID-19 inpatients has been fluctuating, but the number is remaining just below or just above 10.

According to the VDH, Fauquier County reported two new hospitalizations on Wednesday after reporting five Tuesday. Fauquier tallied 25 hospitalizations in August and 24 so far in September. The county has reported 251 since the beginning of the pandemic.

The state added 112 new hospitalizations Wednesday morning, after adding 131 on Tuesday. According to the VDH, the total number of hospitalizations in the state is 35,161 (1,937 probable).

The seven-day average of new hospitalizations is 102.

In Wednesday’s updated data from the RRHD, of the 598 people hospitalized, 105 have been older than 80 years old; 104 have been 70 to 79 years old; 112 have been between 60 and 69 years old and 120 have been between 50 and 59. One hundred and forty-one have been younger than 50. (For 16 of the hospitalizations, age was not reported.)

In the health district, six children younger than 10 and five between 10 and 19 years old have been hospitalized. In the state, 432 younger than 10 have been hospitalized; 518 between 10 and 19 years old have been hospitalized.

VDH data reported here was finalized Tuesday, Sept. 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 Sept. 15 states that 2,155 Virginians are hospitalized with COVID-19. The seven-day average number of hospitalizations (2,146) has been rising since July 11, when it was 220.

The VHHA reports that the number of COVID-19 confirmed or COVID-19 suspected patients who are in intensive care units as of Sept. 14 is 537. For perspective, on Jan. 19, 588 patients were in the ICU with COVID, the highest number so far in the pandemic. The number of COVID patients in intensive care has been generally rising since July 5, when it was 45.

Three-hundred and fifty-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 65,200 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 35,161.

Outbreaks

In the local health district, there was an outbreak reported in a long-term care facility Sept. 8; others were reported Aug. 24 and 26. There were three outbreaks between Aug. 15 and 19 in congregate settings. None of these outbreaks is listed on the VDH’s “outbreaks by exposure settings” page.

There have been a total of 57 outbreaks in the RRHD since the beginning of the pandemic -- 22 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 1,759.

The VDH website does not list any recent outbreaks in Fauquier. One outbreak in progress is listed in Madison, at Autumn Care of Madison (11 cases) and one is listed in Orange, at Dogwood Village of Orange County (5 cases). A second outbreak in Orange, at Trinity Senior Village, was reported Sept. 1; there are fewer than five cases associated with that outbreak.

In the state, there are 1,158 outbreaks being reported in long-term care facilities (resulting in 34,235 cases and 4,304 deaths); 1,708 outbreaks in congregate settings; 257 outbreaks in healthcare settings; 186 in correctional facilities; 129 in college settings; 370 in childcare settings and 524 K-12 outbreaks being reported. There have been a total of 4,292 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 Tuesday 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 (173 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 Sept. 15, 10,204,734 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered to Virginia residents. About 65.6% of the population has been vaccinated with at least one dose; 58.1% of Virginians have been fully vaccinated. In the adult population, 77.8% have been vaccinated with at least one dose; 69.3% are fully vaccinated.

An average 13,249 vaccine doses are being administered daily in the state.

Thus far, about 60.7% of the county’s residents (all ages combined) have been vaccinated with at least one dose; 54.4% are fully vaccinated. About 72.8% of adults (older than 18) have been vaccinated with at least one dose. The percentage of fully vaccinated adults is 65.4%.

For Virginians between 12 and 17, 63.5% of the population has been vaccinated with at least one dose (53.3% are fully vaccinated). Only children between 12 and 17 are eligible for the vaccine. For those 18 and older, 74% have received at least one dose of a vaccine (66% fully vaccinated); for those aged 65 and older, 88.7% have received at least one dose (82% fully vaccinated).

About 56.2% of Fauquier residents between 12 and 17 have been vaccinated with at least one dose (48.3% fully vaccinated); 72.8% of those 18 and older (65.4% fully vaccinated) and 88% of those 65 and older (80.2% fully vaccinated).

For Virginians older than 12 (which represents everyone in the state who is eligible to be vaccinated), 73.1% have received one dose; 64.9% are fully vaccinated. In Fauquier, 71.2% of the over-12 population has received one dose; 63.7% are fully vaccinated.

The VDH reports that between Jan. 17 and Sept. 4, there have been 20,134 breakthrough cases of COVID-19 in vaccinated people (.4% of total cases); 827 of fully vaccinated people have been hospitalized (.017% of total hospitalizations) and there have been 184 deaths in fully vaccinated people (.0038% of total deaths).

The VDH website says that unvaccinated people have developed COVID-19 8.5 times more 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, SEPT. 14: Fauquier County recorded 28 positive COVID-19 cases today, 12 on Monday. The seven-day average of cases is 31. Fauquier has reported 6,022 cases since the beginning of the pandemic.

Daily new cases of COVID-19 in Virginia were tallied at 3,659 today, after reaching 2,303 Monday. According to reporting from the Virginia Department of Health, there have been 814,738 total reported cases (200,485 probable) of COVID in Virginia. The seven-day average of new cases in the state is 3,689.

As of Sept. 14 in the five-county Rappahannock-Rapidan Health District, 913 cases of COVID have been reported in children younger than 10 years old; 1,931 have been reported in those 10 to 19. In the state, there have been 46,015 cases in children younger than 10, 94,055 cases in those 10 to 19 years old.

Today, the seven-day positivity rate (total tests compared to positive tests) is 10.8%. In the Rappahannock-Rapidan Health District, the positivity rating is 9.9%.

Fauquier County School Division

Local schools opened for five-day-a-week, in-person learning on Aug. 11. As of the morning of Sept. 14, 268 positive cases of COVID-19 have been reported in the school system, 192 students and 76 staff members.

Thompson Elementary School is the only school that has not reported any cases.

There were 191 positive cases of COVID-19 during the entire 2020-21 school year, 97 in students and 94 in staff members. Cases were not included in the dashboard over the summer.

Fifty-five people came off the “active” cases list over the weekend; there are currently 65 active cases of COVID-19, 41 students and 24 staffers; as of Friday, there were 118. People stay on the active list for 10 days after first reporting an infection.

School spokeswoman Tara Helkowski reported that, as of Sept. 9, because of contact with positive cases, 284 students are currently quarantining; eight 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.

Jeck also tweeted out Monday morning that negative "rapid tests" are now being accepted as justification for ending quarantines. He added, "However, if families prefer the PCR test, we will continue to provide assistance for those who need it."

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

  • 12 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 and 3 on Sept. 13). There are 5 active cases.
  • 47 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 and 1 on Sept. 10) There are 11 active cases.
  • 14 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 and 1 on Sept. 10) There are 4 active cases.
  • 1 at Southeastern Alternative School (Aug. 23) There are no active cases.

Middle schools

  • 7 at Auburn Middle School (2 on Aug. 18, 1 on Aug. 26, 1 on Sept. 1, 1 on Sept. 7 and 2 on Sept. 13) There are 3 active cases.
  • 16 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 and 1 on Sept. 10) There is 1 active case.
  • 4 at Marshall Middle School (2 on Aug 27, 1 on Sept. 3 and 1 on Sept. 10) There are 2 active cases.
  • 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 and 1 on Sept. 7) There are 2 active cases.
  • 2 at Warrenton Middle School (Sept. 3 and Sept. 13)

Elementary schools

  • 2 cases at Bradley Elementary School (on Aug. 23 and Aug. 25) 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.
  • 1 case at Coleman Elementary (Sept.3)
  • 8 at Greenville Elementary (1 reported Aug. 13, 1 on Aug. 16, 1 on Aug. 20, 2 on Aug. 23 and 3 on Aug. 24) There are no active cases.
  • 23 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 and 1 on Sept. 9) There are 2 active cases.
  • 7 at Pearson Elementary School (Aug. 18, 4 on Aug. 27, 1 on Sept. 7 and 1 on Sept. 10) There are 2 active cases.
  • 1 at Pierce Elementary School (Aug. 27) There are no active cases.
  • 1 at Ritchie Elementary School (Aug. 20) There are no active cases.
  • 10 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 and 1 on Sept. 9) There are 4 active cases.
  • 21 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 and 1 on Sept. 13) There are 2 active cases.

Staff members testing positive include:

  • 2 at Fauquier High School (Aug. 26 and 1 on Sept. 3) There is 1 active case.
  • 5 at Kettle Run High School (2 on Aug. 25, 1 on Aug. 27, 1 on Aug. 31 and 1 on Sept. 3) There is 1 active case.
  • 9 at Liberty High (Aug. 18 and Aug. 27, Aug. 30, 1 on Sept. 8, on Sept. 9 and 1 on Sept. 10) There are 6 active cases.
  • 5 at Auburn Middle School (on Aug. 17, 2 on Sept. 1, 3 on Sept. 3, 1 on Sept. 7 and 1 on Sept. 10) There are 2 active cases.
  • 2 at Cedar Lee Middle (Aug. 25 and Sept. 8) There is 1 active case.
  • 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 is 1 active case.
  • 2 at Warrenton Middle (2 on Sept. 1) There are no active cases.
  • 4 at Bradley Elementary (Aug. 17 and Aug. 27, Sept. 1 and 1 on Sept. 9) There is 1 active case.
  • 4 at Brumfield Elementary (Aug. 20, 2 on Aug. 27 and 1 on Sept. 1) There are 0 active cases.
  • 1 at Coleman Elementary (Sept. 13)
  • 5 at Greenville Elementary (Aug. 24, Aug. 26, 2 on Aug. 27 and 1 on Sept. 13) There is 1  active case.
  • 5 at Miller Elementary (Aug. 17, Aug. 25, Aug. 27, 1 on Aug. 31 and 1 on Sept. 3) There is 1 active case.
  • 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 is 1 active case.
  • 18 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 and 5 on Sept. 10) There are 7 active cases.

Deaths

Fauquier lost two more residents to COVID-19 as of this morning’s VDH report. Before that, Fauquier reported fatalities on Sept. 9 and on Aug. 27. Fauquier County also lost residents on Aug. 13 and July 30. Fauquier County has reported a total of 75 COVID-19 related deaths since the start of the pandemic. 

The VDH does not report demographic data at the county level, but in the RRHD, of the 209 COVID-19 deaths reported in the RRHD so far, 95 have been in residents older than 80. There have been 54 deaths in those 70 to 79 years old, 24 deaths in those 60 to 69, and 27 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, four children younger than 9 years old have died of the virus; seven of those between 10 and 19 have died.

The VDH reported 29 COVID-19 deaths in Virginia on Tuesday. There were 9 COVID-19 deaths reported Monday, 17 on Sunday and 27 on Saturday. The total number of COVID-19 related deaths in Virginia is listed as 12,118 (1,888 probable).

The seven-day average of COVID-19 deaths in the state is 24.

Hospitalizations

Fauquier Hospital spokeswoman Sarah Cubbage said Sept. 9 that the number of COVID-19 inpatients has been fluctuating, but the number is remaining just below or just above 10.

According to the VDH, Fauquier County reported five new hospitalizations on Tuesday. Fauquier tallied 25 hospitalizations in August and 22 so far in September. The county has reported 249 since the beginning of the pandemic.

The state added 131 new hospitalizations Tuesday morning, after adding 69 on Monday. According to the VDH, the total number of hospitalizations in the state is 35,049 (1,921 probable).

The seven-day average of new hospitalizations is 105.

In Tuesday’s updated data from the RRHD, of the 593 people hospitalized, 105 have been older than 80 years old; 104 have been 70 to 79 years old; 111 have been between 60 and 69 years old and 120 have been between 50 and 59. One hundred and forty have been younger than 50. (For 13 of the hospitalizations, age was not reported.)

In the health district, six children younger than 10 and five between 10 and 19 years old have been hospitalized. In the state, 429 younger than 10 have been hospitalized; 513 between 10 and 19 years old have been hospitalized.

VDH data reported here was finalized Monday, Sept. 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 Sept. 14 states that 2,117 Virginians are hospitalized with COVID-19. The seven-day average number of hospitalizations (2,147) has been rising since July 11, when it was 220.

The VHHA reports that the number of COVID-19 confirmed or COVID-19 suspected patients who are in intensive care units as of Sept. 14 is 546. For perspective, on Jan. 19, 588 patients were in the ICU with COVID, the highest number so far in the pandemic. The number of COVID patients in intensive care has been generally rising since July 5, when it was 45.

Three-hundred and forty-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 64,990 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 35,049.

Outbreaks

In the local health district, there was an outbreak reported in a long-term care facility Sept. 8; others were reported Aug. 24 and 26. There were three outbreaks between Aug. 15 and 19 in congregate settings. None of these outbreaks is listed on the VDH’s “outbreaks by exposure settings” page.

There have been a total of 57 outbreaks in the RRHD since the beginning of the pandemic -- 22 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 1,758.

The VDH website does not list any recent outbreaks in Fauquier. One outbreak in progress is listed in Madison, at Autumn Care of Madison (11 cases) and one is listed in Orange, at Dogwood Village of Orange County (5 cases). A second outbreak in Orange, at Trinity Senior Village, was reported Sept. 1; there are fewer than five cases associated with that outbreak.

In the state, there are 1,158 outbreaks being reported in long-term care facilities (resulting in 34,139 cases and 4,300 deaths); 1,702 outbreaks in congregate settings; 255 outbreaks in healthcare settings; 186 in correctional facilities; 128 in college settings (3 more than yesterday); 369 in childcare settings (2 more than yesterday) and 519 K-12 outbreaks (8 more than yesterday) being reported. There have been a total of 4,292 outbreaks in Virginia since the beginning of the pandemic, 25 more than yesterday.

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 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 (173 for Fauquier) and percent positivity (10.54% 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 Sept. 14, 10,189,664 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered to Virginia residents. About 65.5% of the population has been vaccinated with at least one dose; 58% of Virginians have been fully vaccinated. In the adult population, 77.7% have been vaccinated with at least one dose; 69.2% are fully vaccinated.

An average 13,128 vaccine doses are being administered daily in the state.

Thus far, about 60.6% of the county’s residents (all ages combined) have been vaccinated with at least one dose; 54.3% are fully vaccinated. About 72.7% of adults (older than 18) have been vaccinated with at least one dose. The percentage of fully vaccinated adults is 65.3%.

For Virginians between 12 and 17, 63.3% of the population has been vaccinated with at least one dose (53.1% are fully vaccinated). Only children between 12 and 17 are eligible for the vaccine. For those 18 and older, 73.9% have received at least one dose of a vaccine (65.9% fully vaccinated); for those aged 65 and older, 88.6% have received at least one dose (81.9% fully vaccinated).

About 56.1% of Fauquier residents between 12 and 17 have been vaccinated with at least one dose (48.2% fully vaccinated); 72.7% of those 18 and older (65.3% fully vaccinated) and 87.9% of those 65 and older (80.2% fully vaccinated).

For Virginians older than 12 (which represents everyone in the state who is eligible to be vaccinated), 73% have received one dose; 64.6% are fully vaccinated. In Fauquier, 71.1% of the over-12 population has received one dose; 63.6% are fully vaccinated.

The VDH reports that between Jan. 17 and Sept. 4, there have been 20,124 breakthrough cases of COVID-19 in vaccinated people (.4% of total cases); 827 of fully vaccinated people have been hospitalized (.017% of total hospitalizations) and there have been 184 deaths in fully vaccinated people (.0038% of total deaths).

The VDH website says that unvaccinated people have developed COVID-19 8.5 times more 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, SEPT. 13: Fauquier County recorded 12 positive COVID-19 cases today, 31 Sunday, 47 Saturday and 36 Friday. The seven-day average of cases is 28. Fauquier has reported 5,994 cases since the beginning of the pandemic.

Daily new cases of COVID-19 in Virginia were tallied at 2,303 today, after reaching 4,479 Friday. According to reporting from the Virginia Department of Health, there have been 811,079 total reported cases (199,281 probable) of COVID in Virginia. The seven-day average of new cases in the state is 3,453.

As of Sept. 13 in the five-county Rappahannock-Rapidan Health District, 908 cases of COVID have been reported in children younger than 10 years old; 1,911 have been reported in those 10 to 19. In the state, there have been 45,655 cases in children younger than 10, 93,462 cases in those 10 to 19 years old.

Today, the seven-day positivity rate (total tests compared to positive tests) is 10.9%. In the Rappahannock-Rapidan Health District, the positivity rating is 9.4%.

Fauquier County School Division

Local schools opened for five-day-a-week, in-person learning on Aug. 11. As of the morning of Sept. 13, 259 positive cases of COVID-19 have been reported in the school system,185 students and 74 staff members.

Thompson Elementary School is the only school that has not reported any cases.

There were 191 positive cases of COVID-19 during the entire 2020-21 school year, 97 in students and 94 in staff members. Cases were not included in the dashboard over the summer.

Fifty-five people came off the “active” cases list over the weekend; there are currently 63 active cases of COVID-19, 39 students and 24 staffers; as of Friday, there were 118. People stay on the active list for 10 days after first reporting an infection.

School spokeswoman Tara Helkowski reported that, as of Sept. 9, because of contact with positive cases, 284 students are currently quarantining; eight 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.

Jeck also tweeted out this morning that negative "rapid tests" are now being accepted as justification for ending quarantines. He added, "However, if families prefer the PCR test, we will continue to provide assistance for those who need it."

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

  • 9 at Fauquier High School (one each on Aug. 16, Aug. 18, Aug. 19, Aug. 23, Aug. 24, Aug. 25, Aug 26, Sept. 9 and Sept. 10). There are 2 active cases.
  • 47 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 and 1 on Sept. 10) There are 11 active cases.
  • 14 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 and 1 on Sept. 10) There are 6 active cases.
  • 1 at Southeastern Alternative School (Aug. 23) There are no active cases.

Middle schools

  • 5 at Auburn Middle School (2 on Aug. 18, 1 on Aug. 26, 1 on Sept. 1 and 1 on Sept. 7) There is 1 active case.
  • 16 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 and 1 on Sept. 10) There are 4 active cases.
  • 4 at Marshall Middle School (2 on Aug 27, 1 on Sept. 3 and 1 on Sept. 10) There are 2 active cases.
  • 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 and 1 on Sept. 7) There are 2 active cases.
  • 1 at Warrenton Middle School (Sept. 3)

Elementary schools

  • 2 cases at Bradley Elementary School (on Aug. 23 and Aug. 25) 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.
  • 1 case at Coleman Elementary (Sept.3)
  • 8 at Greenville Elementary (1 reported Aug. 13, 1 on Aug. 16, 1 on Aug. 20, 2 on Aug. 23 and 3 on Aug. 24) There are no active cases.
  • 23 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 and 1 on Sept. 9) There are 2 active cases.
  • 7 at Pearson Elementary School (Aug. 18, 4 on Aug. 27, 1 on Sept. 7 and 1 on Sept. 10) There are 2 active cases.
  • 1 at Pierce Elementary School (Aug. 27) There are no active cases.
  • 1 at Ritchie Elementary School (Aug. 20) There are no active cases.
  • 10 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 and 1 on Sept. 9) There are 4 active cases.
  • 20 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 and 1 on Sept. 10) There is 1 active case.

Staff members testing positive include:

  • 2 at Fauquier High School (Aug. 26 and 1 on Sept. 3) There is 1 active case.
  • 5 at Kettle Run High School (2 on Aug. 25, 1 on Aug. 27, 1 on Aug. 31 and 1 on Sept. 3) There is 1 active case.
  • 9 at Liberty High (Aug. 18 and Aug. 27, Aug. 30, 1 on Sept. 8, on Sept. 9 and 1 on Sept. 10) There are 6 active cases.
  • 5 at Auburn Middle School (on Aug. 17, 2 on Sept. 1, 3 on Sept. 3, 1 on Sept. 7 and 1 on Sept. 10) There are 2 active cases.
  • 2 at Cedar Lee Middle (Aug. 25 and Sept. 8) There is 1 active case.
  • 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 2 active cases.
  • 2 at Warrenton Middle (2 on Sept. 1) There are no active cases.
  • 4 at Bradley Elementary (Aug. 17 and Aug. 27, Sept. 1 and 1 on Sept. 9) There is 1 active case.
  • 4 at Brumfield Elementary (Aug. 20, 2 on Aug. 27 and 1 on Sept. 1) There are no active cases.
  • 4 at Greenville Elementary (Aug. 24, Aug. 26 and 2 on Aug. 27) There are no active cases.
  • 5 at Miller Elementary (Aug. 17, Aug. 25, Aug. 27, 1 on Aug. 31 and 1 on Sept. 3) There is 1 active case.
  • 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 is 1 active case.
  • 18 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 and 5 on Sept. 10) There are 8 active cases.

Deaths

Fauquier lost a resident to COVID-19 Sept. 9. Before that, the last COVID death in the county was on Aug. 27. Fauquier County also lost residents on Aug. 13 and July 30. Fauquier County has reported a total of 73 COVID-19 related deaths since the start of the pandemic. 

The VDH does not report demographic data at the county level, but in the RRHD, of the 206 COVID-19 deaths reported in the RRHD so far, 95 have been in residents older than 80. There have been 53 deaths in those 70 to 79 years old, 24 deaths in those 60 to 69, and 25 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, four children younger than 9 years old have died of the virus; seven of those between 10 and 19 have died.

The VDH reported 9 COVID-19 deaths in Virginia Monday, 27 on Saturday and 17 on Sunday. The total number of COVID-19 related deaths in Virginia is listed as 12,089 (1,885 probable).

The seven-day average of COVID-19 deaths in the state is 23.

Hospitalizations

Fauquier Hospital spokeswoman Sarah Cubbage said Sept. 9 that the number of COVID-19 inpatients has been fluctuating, but the number is remaining just below or just above 10.

According to the VDH, Fauquier County reported one new hospitalization on Saturday, three new hospitalizations Thursday after reporting one on Sept. 7 and one on Sept. 8; the county reported seven new COVID-19 hospitalizations on Sept. 3. Fauquier tallied 25 hospitalizations in August and 17 so far in September, and has reported 244 since the beginning of the pandemic.

The state added 69 new hospitalizations Monday morning, after adding 92 on Saturday and 61 on Sunday. According to the VDH, the total number of hospitalizations in the state is 34,918 (1,909 probable).

The seven-day average of new hospitalizations is 97.

In Monday’s updated data from the RRHD, of the 588 people hospitalized, 105 have been older than 80 years old; 102 have been 70 to 79 years old; 109 have been between 60 and 69 years old and 120 have been between 50 and 59. One hundred and thirty-nine have been younger than 50. (For 13 of the hospitalizations, age was not reported.)

In the health district, six children younger than 10 and five between 10 and 19 years old have been hospitalized. In the state, 426 younger than 10 have been hospitalized; 508 between 10 and 19 years old have been hospitalized.

VDH data reported here was finalized Sunday, Sept. 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 Sept. 13 states that 2,103 Virginians are hospitalized with COVID-19. The seven-day average number of hospitalizations (2,130) has been rising since July 11, when it was 220.

The VHHA reports that the number of COVID-19 confirmed or COVID-19 suspected patients who are in intensive care units as of Sept. 13 is 538. For perspective, on Jan. 19, 588 patients were in ICU with COVID, the highest number so far in the pandemic. The number of COVID patients in intensive care has been generally rising since July 5, when it was 45.

Three-hundred and thirty-three COVID-19 patients are receiving ventilator support.

About 46.5% of ICU beds are occupied.

The VDH and VHHA compile statistics in different ways, so their data does not always match up. For instance, VHHA reported that 64,786 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 34,918.

Outbreaks

In the local health district, there was an outbreak reported in a long-term care facility Sept. 8; others were reported Aug. 24 and 26. There were three outbreaks between Aug. 15 and 19 in congregate settings. None of these outbreaks is listed on the VDH’s “outbreaks by exposure settings” page.

There have been a total of 57 outbreaks in the RRHD since the beginning of the pandemic -- 22 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 1,758.

The VDH website does not list any recent outbreaks in Fauquier. One outbreak in progress is listed in Madison, at Autumn Care of Madison (11 cases) and one is listed in Orange, at Dogwood Village of Orange County (5 cases). A second outbreak in Orange, at Trinity Senior Village, was reported Sept. 1; there are fewer than five cases associated with that outbreak.

In the state, there are 1,155 outbreaks being reported in long-term care facilities (resulting in 34,080 cases and 4,299 deaths); 1,694 outbreaks in congregate settings; 254 outbreaks in healthcare settings; 186 in correctional facilities; 125 in college settings; 367 in childcare settings and 511 K-12 outbreaks being reported.

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. (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 (173 for Fauquier) and percent positivity (9.25% 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 following vaccine data is as of Sept. 12.

As of Sept. 12, 10,162,589 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered to Virginia residents. About 65.3% of the population has been vaccinated with at least one dose; 57.9% of Virginians have been fully vaccinated. In the adult population, 77.5% have been vaccinated with at least one dose; 69% are fully vaccinated.

An average 13,206 vaccine doses are being administered daily in the state.

Thus far, about 60.5% of the county’s residents (all ages combined) have been vaccinated with at least one dose; 54.2% are fully vaccinated. About 72.6% of adults (older than 18) have been vaccinated with at least one dose. The percentage of fully vaccinated adults is 65.2%.

For Virginians between 12 and 17, 63% of the population has been vaccinated with at least one dose (52.7% are fully vaccinated). Only children between 12 and 17 are eligible for the vaccine. For those 18 and older, 73.8% have received at least one dose of a vaccine (65.7% fully vaccinated); for those aged 65 and older, 88.6% have received at least one dose (81.9% fully vaccinated).

About 55.8% of Fauquier residents between 12 and 17 have been vaccinated with at least one dose (47.9% fully vaccinated); 72.6% of those 18 and older (65.2% fully vaccinated) and 87.8% of those 65 and older (80.1% fully vaccinated).

For Virginians older than 12 (which represents everyone in the state who is eligible to be vaccinated), 72.9% have received one dose; 64.6% are fully vaccinated. In Fauquier, 70.9% of the over-12 population has received one dose; 63.5% are fully vaccinated.

The VDH reports that between Jan. 17 and Sept. 4, there have been 20,124 breakthrough cases of COVID-19 in vaccinated people (.4% of total cases); 827 of fully vaccinated people have been hospitalized (.017% of total hospitalizations) and there have been 184 deaths in fully vaccinated people (.0038% of total deaths).

The VDH website says that unvaccinated people have developed COVID-19 8.5 times more 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, SEPT. 11: The Virginia Department of Health does not update its coronavirus website on Saturdays or Sundays. The school division data, the rates of transmission data and the information provided on hospitalizations by the Virginia Hospital and Healthcare Association have been updated in this report. The rest of the data is from Sept. 10.

Fauquier County recorded 36 positive COVID-19 cases Friday after reporting 34 Thursday. The seven-day average of cases is 25. Fauquier has reported 5,904 cases since the beginning of the pandemic.

Daily new cases of COVID-19 in Virginia were tallied at 4,479 Friday, after reaching 3,952 Thursday. According to reporting from the Virginia Department of Health, there have been 801,827 total reported cases (195,743 probable) of COVID in Virginia. The seven-day average of new cases in the state is 3,380.

As of Sept. 10 in the five-county Rappahannock-Rapidan Health District, 873 cases of COVID have been reported in children younger than 9 years old; 1,853 have been reported in those 10 to 19. In the state, there have been 44,791 cases in children younger than 9, 92,154 cases in those 10 to 19 years old.

On Friday, the seven-day positivity rate (total tests compared to positive tests) was 10.9%, a percentage not seen since Feb. 1. In the Rappahannock-Rapidan Health District, the positivity rating is 8.8%.

Fauquier County School Division

Local schools opened for five-day-a-week, in-person learning on Aug. 11. As of the morning of Sept. 11, 259 positive cases of COVID-19 have been reported in the school system (15 more than yesterday), 185 students and 74 staff members.

Thompson Elementary School is the only school that has not reported any cases.

There were 191 positive cases of COVID-19 during the entire 2020-21 school year, 97 in students and 94 in staff members. Cases were not included in the dashboard over the summer.

Ninety-nine people came off the “active” cases list over the holiday weekend; there are currently 118 active cases of COVID-19, 73 students and 45 staffers. People stay on the active list for 10 days after first reporting an infection.

School spokeswoman Tara Helkowski reported that, as of Sept. 9, because of contact with positive cases, 284 students are currently quarantining; eight staff members are quarantining. Last week, 443 students and 17 staff members were quarantined.

Superintendent of Schools David Jeck said Aug. 31 that the overwhelming majority of students (95%) who have quarantined have tested negative for COVID-19.

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

  • 9 at Fauquier High School (one each on Aug. 16, Aug. 18, Aug. 19, Aug. 23, Aug. 24, Aug. 25, Aug 26, Sept. 9 and Sept. 10). There are 2 active cases.
  • 47 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 and 1 on Sept. 10) There are 22 active cases.
  • 14 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 and 1 on Sept. 10) There are 7 active cases.
  • 1 at Southeastern Alternative School (Aug. 23) There are no active cases.

Middle schools

  • 5 at Auburn Middle School (2 on Aug. 18, 1 on Aug. 26, 1 on Sept. 1 and 1 on Sept. 7) There are 2 active cases.
  • 16 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 and 1 on Sept. 10) There are 8 active cases.
  • 4 at Marshall Middle School (2 on Aug 27, 1 on Sept. 3 and 1 on Sept. 10) There are 2 active cases.
  • 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 and 1 on Sept. 7) There are 4 active cases.
  • 1 at Warrenton Middle School (Sept. 3)

Elementary schools

  • 2 cases at Bradley Elementary School (on Aug. 23 and Aug. 25) There are no active cases.
  • 5 cases at Brumfield Elementary (2 on Aug. 17, 2 on Aug. 23 and 1 on Sept. 1) There is 1 active case.
  • 1 case at Coleman Elementary (Sept.3)
  • 8 at Greenville Elementary (1 reported Aug. 13, 1 on Aug. 16, 1 on Aug. 20, 2 on Aug. 23 and 3 on Aug. 24) There are no active cases.
  • 23 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 and 1 on Sept. 9) There are 8 active cases.
  • 7 at Pearson Elementary School (Aug. 18, 4 on Aug. 27, 1 on Sept. 7 and 1 on Sept. 10) There are 2 active cases.
  • 1 at Pierce Elementary School (Aug. 27) There are no active cases.
  • 1 at Ritchie Elementary School (Aug. 20) There are no active cases.
  • 10 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 and 1 on Sept. 9) There are 4 active cases.
  • 20 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 and 1 on Sept. 10) There are 9 active cases.

Staff members testing positive include:

  • 2 at Fauquier High School (Aug. 26 and 1 on Sept. 3) There is 1 active case.
  • 5 at Kettle Run High School (2 on Aug. 25, 1 on Aug. 27, 1 on Aug. 31 and 1 on Sept. 3) There are 2 active cases.
  • 9 at Liberty High (Aug. 18 and Aug. 27, Aug. 30, 1 on Sept. 8, on Sept. 9 and 1 on Sept. 10) There are 7 active cases.
  • 5 at Auburn Middle School (on Aug. 17, 2 on Sept. 1, 3 on Sept. 3, 1 on Sept. 7 and 1 on Sept. 10) There are 4 active cases.
  • 2 at Cedar Lee Middle (Aug. 25 and Sept. 8) There is 1 active case.
  • 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 6 active cases.
  • 2 at Warrenton Middle (2 on Sept. 1) There are 2 active cases.
  • 4 at Bradley Elementary (Aug. 17 and Aug. 27, Sept. 1 and 1 on Sept. 9) There are 2 active cases.
  • 4 at Brumfield Elementary (Aug. 20, 2 on Aug. 27 and 1 on Sept. 1) There is 1 active case.
  • 4 at Greenville Elementary (Aug. 24, Aug. 26 and 2 on Aug. 27) There are no active cases.
  • 5 at Miller Elementary (Aug. 17, Aug. 25, Aug. 27, 1 on Aug. 31 and 1 on Sept. 3) There are 2 active cases.
  • 1 at Ritchie Elementary (Aug. 27) There are no active cases.
  • 1 at Smith Elementary (Sept. 1)
  • 4 at Walter Elementary (Aug. 20, Aug. 26, Aug. 30 and Sept. 1) There are 2 active cases.
  • 18 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 and 5 on Sept. 10) There are 14 active cases.

On the list of outbreaks in the state (which is updated on Fridays), there is only one outbreak (pending closure) listed for Fauquier, in the Fauquier Public Schools. The listing says the outbreak was reported Aug. 3 – before school started for the fall semester – and resulted in seven cases.

Helkowski explained, "I believe that was Camp Smile. A number of kids tested positive, and they had to end the camp a day early." Camp Smile is Fauquier County’s annual summer residential camp for rising 5th and 6th graders. It is held at the Northern Virginia 4-H Educational Center, just outside Front Royal. About 80 rising 5th and 6th graders from Fauquier County Public Schools engaged in academic enrichment and recreational activities.

Deaths

Fauquier lost a resident to COVID-19 Thursday. Before that, the last COVID death in the county was on Aug. 27. Fauquier County also lost residents on Aug. 13 and July 30. Fauquier County has reported a total of 73 COVID-19 related deaths since the start of the pandemic. 

The VDH does not report demographic data at the county level, but in the RRHD, of the 205 COVID-19 deaths reported in the RRHD so far, 95 have been in residents older than 80. There have been 53 deaths in those 70 to 79 years old, 23 deaths in those 60 to 69, and 25 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, four children younger than 9 years old have died of the virus; seven of those between 10 and 19 have died.

The VDH reported 26 COVID-19 deaths in Virginia Friday, 33 Thursday. The total number of COVID-19 related deaths in Virginia is listed as 12,036 (1,866 probable).

The seven-day average of COVID-19 deaths in the state is 20.

Hospitalizations

Fauquier Hospital spokeswoman Sarah Cubbage said Sept. 9 that the number of COVID-19 inpatients has been fluctuating, but the number is remaining just below or just above 10.

According to the VDH, Fauquier County reported three new hospitalizations Thursday after reporting one on Sept. 7 and one on Sept. 8; the county reported seven new COVID-19 hospitalizations on Sept. 3. Fauquier tallied 25 hospitalizations in August and 16 in the first 10 days of September, and has reported 243 since the beginning of the pandemic.

The state added 122 new hospitalizations from COVID Friday, 125 Thursday. According to the VDH, the total number of hospitalizations in the state is 34,696 (1,884 probable).

The seven-day average of new hospitalizations is 96.

In Friday’s updated data from the RRHD, of the 582 people hospitalized, 104 have been older than 80 years old; 102 have been 70 to 79 years old; 109 have been between 60 and 69 years old and 119 have been between 50 and 59. One hundred and thirty-eight have been younger than 50. (For 10 of the hospitalizations, age was not reported.)

In the health district, six children younger than 10 and five between 10 and 19 years old have been hospitalized. In the state, 407 younger than 9 have been hospitalized; 497 between 10 and 19 years old have been hospitalized.

VDH data reported here was finalized Thursday, Sept. 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 Sept. 11 states that 2,188 Virginians are hospitalized with COVID-19. The seven-day average number of hospitalizations (2,085) has been rising since July 11, when it was 220.

The VHHA reports that the number of COVID-19 confirmed or COVID-19 suspected patients who are in intensive care units as of Sept. 11 is 536. For perspective, on Jan. 19, 588 patients were in ICU with COVID, the highest number so far in the pandemic. The number of COVID patients in intensive care has been generally rising since July 5, when it was 45.

Three-hundred and nine COVID-19 patients are receiving ventilator support.

About 49% of ICU beds are occupied.

The VDH and VHHA compile statistics in different ways, so their data does not always match up. For instance, VHHA reported that 64,356 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 34,696 as of yesterday.

Outbreaks

In the local health district, there was an outbreak reported in a long-term care facility Sept. 8; others were reported Aug. 24 and 26. There were three outbreaks between Aug. 15 and 19 in congregate settings. None of these outbreaks is listed on the VDH’s “outbreaks by exposure settings” page.

There have been a total of 57 outbreaks in the RRHD since the beginning of the pandemic -- 22 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 1,739.

The VDH website does not list any recent outbreaks in Fauquier. One outbreak in progress is listed in Madison, at Autumn Care of Madison (11 cases) and one is listed in Orange, at Dogwood Village of Orange County (5 cases). A second outbreak in Orange, at Trinity Senior Village, was reported Sept. 1; there are fewer than five cases associated with that outbreak.

In the state, there are 1,150 outbreaks being reported in long-term care facilities (resulting in 34,007 cases and 4,296 deaths); 1,683 outbreaks in congregate settings; 254 outbreaks in healthcare settings; 186 in correctional facilities; 122 in college settings; 359 in childcare settings and 506 K-12 outbreaks being reported. There have been a total of 4,260 outbreaks in Virginia since the beginning of the pandemic, 33 more than yesterday.

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 (169 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 Sept. 10, 10,124,670 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered to Virginia residents. About 65.1% of the population has been vaccinated with at least one dose; 57.7% of Virginians have been fully vaccinated. In the adult population, 77.3% have been vaccinated with at least one dose; 68.8% are fully vaccinated.

An average 13,561 vaccine doses are being administered daily in the state, down from 15,151 yesterday.

Thus far, about 60.4% of the county’s residents (all ages combined) have been vaccinated with at least one dose; 54% are fully vaccinated. About 72.4% of adults (older than 18) have been vaccinated with at least one dose. The percentage of fully vaccinated adults is 65%.

For Virginians between 12 and 17, 62.7% of the population has been vaccinated with at least one dose (52.1% are fully vaccinated). Only children between 12 and 17 are eligible for the vaccine. For those 18 and older, 73.6% have received at least one dose of a vaccine (65.5% fully vaccinated); for those aged 65 and older, 88.5% have received at least one dose (81.8% fully vaccinated).

About 55.7% of Fauquier residents between 12 and 17 have been vaccinated with at least one dose (47.6% fully vaccinated); 72.4% of those 18 and older (65% fully vaccinated) and 87.8% of those 65 and older (80.1% fully vaccinated).

For Virginians older than 12 (which represents everyone in the state who is eligible to be vaccinated), 72.6% have received one dose; 64.3% are fully vaccinated. In Fauquier, 70.7% of the over-12 population has received one dose; 63.3% are fully vaccinated.

The VDH reports that between Jan. 17 and Sept. 4, there have been 20,124 breakthrough cases of COVID-19 in vaccinated people (.4% of total cases); 827 of fully vaccinated people have been hospitalized (.017% of total hospitalizations) and there have been 184 deaths in fully vaccinated people (.0038% of total deaths).

The VDH website says that unvaccinated people have developed COVID-19 8.5 times more 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, SEPT. 10: Fauquier County recorded 36 positive COVID-19 cases today after reporting 34 yesterday. The seven-day average of cases is 25. Fauquier has reported 5,904 cases since the beginning of the pandemic.

Daily new cases of COVID-19 in Virginia were tallied at 4,479 today, after reaching 3,952 yesterday. According to reporting from the Virginia Department of Health, there have been 801,827 total reported cases (195,743 probable) of COVID in Virginia. Today the seven-day average of new cases in the state is 3,380.

As of Sept. 10 in the five-county Rappahannock-Rapidan Health District, 873 cases of COVID have been reported in children younger than 9 years old; 1,853 have been reported in those 10 to 19. In the state, there have been 44,791 cases in children younger than 9, 92,154 cases in those 10 to 19 years old.

On Friday, the seven-day positivity rate (total tests compared to positive tests) is 10.9%, a percentage not seen since Feb. 1. In the Rappahannock-Rapidan Health District, the positivity rating is 8.8%.

Fauquier County School Division

Local schools opened for five-day-a-week, in-person learning on Aug. 11. As of the morning of Sept. 10, 244 positive cases of COVID-19 have been reported in the school system, 178 students and 66 staff members.

Thompson Elementary School is the only school that has not reported any cases.

There were 191 positive cases of COVID-19 during the entire 2020-21 school year, 97 in students and 94 in staff members. Cases were not included in the dashboard over the summer.

Ninety-nine people came off the “active” cases list over the holiday weekend; there are currently 103 active cases of COVID-19, 66 students and 37 staffers. People stay on the active list for 10 days after first reporting an infection.

School spokeswoman Tara Helkowski reported that, as of Sept. 9, because of contact with positive cases, 284 students are currently quarantining; eight staff members are quarantining. Last week, 443 students and 17 staff members were quarantined.

Superintendent of Schools David Jeck said Aug. 31 that the overwhelming majority of students (95%) who have quarantined have tested negative for COVID-19.

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

  • 8 at Fauquier High School (one each on Aug. 16, Aug. 18, Aug. 19, Aug. 23, Aug. 24, Aug. 25, Aug 26 and Sept. 9). There is 1 active case.
  • 46 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 and 2 on Sept. 9) There are 21 active cases.
  • 13 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 and 1 on Sept. 7) There are 6 active cases.
  • 1 at Southeastern Alternative School (Aug. 23) There are no active cases.

Middle schools

  • 5 at Auburn Middle School (2 on Aug. 18, 1 on Aug. 26, 1 on Sept. 1 and 1 on Sept. 7) There are 2 active cases.
  • 15 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 and 3 on Sept. 2) There are 7 active cases.
  • 3 at Marshall Middle School (2 on Aug 27 and 1 on Sept. 3) 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 and 1 on Sept. 7) There are 4 active cases.
  • 1 at Warrenton Middle School (Sept. 3)

Elementary schools

  • 2 cases at Bradley Elementary School (on Aug. 23 and Aug. 25) There are no active cases.
  • 5 cases at Brumfield Elementary (2 on Aug. 17, 2 on Aug. 23 and 1 on Sept. 1) There is 1 active case.
  • 1 case at Coleman Elementary (Sept.3)
  • 8 at Greenville Elementary (1 reported Aug. 13, 1 on Aug. 16, 1 on Aug. 20, 2 on Aug. 23 and 3 on Aug. 24) There are no active cases.
  • 23 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 and 1 on Sept. 9) There are 8 active cases.
  • 6 at Pearson Elementary School (Aug. 18, 4 on Aug. 27 and 1 on Sept. 7) There is 1 active case.
  • 1 at Pierce Elementary School (Aug. 27) There are no active cases.
  • 1 at Ritchie Elementary School (Aug. 20) There are no active cases.
  • 10 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 and 1 on Sept. 9) There are 4 active cases.
  • 19 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 and 4 on Sept. 1) There are 8 active cases.

Staff members testing positive include:

  • 2 at Fauquier High School (Aug. 26 and 1 on Sept. 3) There is 1 active case.
  • 5 at Kettle Run High School (2 on Aug. 25, 1 on Aug. 27, 1 on Aug. 31 and 1 on Sept. 3) There are 2 active cases.
  • 8 at Liberty High (Aug. 18 and Aug. 27, Aug. 30, 1 on Sept. 8 and on Sept. 9) There are 6 active cases.
  • 4 at Auburn Middle School (on Aug. 17, 2 on Sept. 1, 3 on Sept. 3 and 1 on Sept. 7) There are 3 active cases.
  • 2 at Cedar Lee Middle (Aug. 25 and Sept. 8) There is 1 active case.
  • 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 6 active cases.
  • 2 at Warrenton Middle (2 on Sept. 1) There are 2 active cases.
  • 4 at Bradley Elementary (Aug. 17 and Aug. 27, Sept. 1 and 1 on Sept. 9) There are 2 active cases.
  • 4 at Brumfield Elementary (Aug. 20, 2 on Aug. 27 and 1 on Sept. 1) There is 1 active case.
  • 4 at Greenville Elementary (Aug. 24, Aug. 26 and 2 on Aug. 27) There are no active cases.
  • 5 at Miller Elementary (Aug. 17, Aug. 25, Aug. 27, 1 on Aug. 31 and 1 on Sept. 3) There are 2 active cases.
  • 1 at Ritchie Elementary (Aug. 27) There are no active cases.
  • 1 at Smith Elementary (Sept. 1)
  • 3 at Walter Elementary (Aug. 20, Aug. 26 and Aug. 30) There is 1 active case.
  • 13 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 and 1 on Sept. 9) There are 9 active cases.

On the list of outbreaks in the state (which is updated on Fridays), there is only one outbreak (pending closure) listed for Fauquier, in the Fauquier Public Schools. The listing says the outbreak was reported Aug. 3 – before school started for the fall semester – and resulted in seven cases.

Helkowski explained, "I believe that was Camp Smile. A number of kids tested positive, and they had to end the camp a day early." Camp Smile is Fauquier County’s annual summer residential camp for rising 5th and 6th graders. It is held at the Northern Virginia 4-H Educational Center, just outside Front Royal. About 80 rising 5th and 6th graders from Fauquier County Public Schools engaged in academic enrichment and recreational activities.

Deaths

Fauquier lost a resident to COVID-19 yesterday. Before that, the last COVID death in the county was on Aug. 27. Fauquier County also lost residents on Aug. 13 and July 30. Fauquier County has reported a total of 73 COVID-19 related deaths since the start of the pandemic. 

The VDH does not report demographic data at the county level, but in the RRHD, of the 205 COVID-19 deaths reported in the RRHD so far, 95 have been in residents older than 80. There have been 53 deaths in those 70 to 79 years old, 23 deaths in those 60 to 69, and 25 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, four children younger than 9 years old have died of the virus; seven of those between 10 and 19 have died.

The VDH reported 26 COVID-19 deaths in Virginia today, 33 yesterday. The total number of COVID-19 related deaths in Virginia is listed as 12,036 (1,866 probable).

The seven-day average of COVID-19 deaths in the state is 20 today.

Hospitalizations

Fauquier Hospital spokeswoman Sarah Cubbage said Sept. 9 that the number of COVID-19 inpatients has been fluctuating, but the number is remaining just below or just above 10.

According to the VDH, Fauquier County reported three new hospitalizations yesterday after reporting one on Sept. 7 and one on Sept. 8; the county reported seven new COVID-19 hospitalizations on Sept. 3. Fauquier tallied 25 hospitalizations in August and 16 in the first 10 days of September, and has reported 243 since the beginning of the pandemic.

The state added 122 new hospitalizations from COVID today, 125 yesterday. According to the VDH, the total number of hospitalizations in the state is 34,696 (1,884 probable).

The seven-day average of new hospitalizations is 96.

In Friday’s updated data from the RRHD, of the 582 people hospitalized, 104 have been older than 80 years old; 102 have been 70 to 79 years old; 109 have been between 60 and 69 years old and 119 have been between 50 and 59. One hundred and thirty-eight have been younger than 50. (For 10 of the hospitalizations, age was not reported.)

In the health district, six children younger than 10 and five between 10 and 19 years old have been hospitalized. In the state, 407 younger than 9 have been hospitalized; 497 between 10 and 19 years old have been hospitalized.

VDH data reported here was finalized Thursday, Sept. 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 Sept. 10 states that 2,150 Virginians are hospitalized with COVID-19. The seven-day average number of hospitalizations (2,056) has been rising since July 11, when it was 220.

The VHHA reports that the number of COVID-19 confirmed or COVID-19 suspected patients who are in intensive care units as of Sept. 10 is 513. For perspective, on Jan. 19, 588 patients were in ICU with COVID, the highest number so far in the pandemic. The number of COVID patients in intensive care has been generally rising since July 5, when it was 45.

Three-hundred and three COVID-19 patients are receiving ventilator support.

About 47% of ICU beds are occupied.

The VDH and VHHA compile statistics in different ways, so their data does not always match up. For instance, VHHA reported that 64,204 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 34,696 today.

Outbreaks

In the local health district, there was an outbreak reported in a long-term care facility Sept. 8; others were reported Aug. 24 and 26. There were three outbreaks between Aug. 15 and 19 in congregate settings. None of these outbreaks is listed on the VDH’s “outbreaks by exposure settings” page.

There have been a total of 57 outbreaks in the RRHD since the beginning of the pandemic -- 22 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 1,739.

The VDH website does not list any recent outbreaks in Fauquier. One outbreak in progress is listed in Madison, at Autumn Care of Madison (11 cases) and one is listed in Orange, at Dogwood Village of Orange County (5 cases). A second outbreak in Orange, at Trinity Senior Village, was reported Sept. 1; there are fewer than five cases associated with that outbreak.

In the state, there are 1,150 outbreaks being reported in long-term care facilities (resulting in 34,007 cases and 4,296 deaths); 1,683 outbreaks in congregate settings; 254 outbreaks in healthcare settings; 186 in correctional facilities; 122 in college settings; 359 in childcare settings and 506 K-12 outbreaks being reported. There have been a total of 4,260 outbreaks in Virginia since the beginning of the pandemic, 33 more than yesterday.

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 Fairfax. (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 (154 for Fauquier) and percent positivity (11.22% 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 Sept. 10, 10,124,670 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered to Virginia residents. About 65.1% of the population has been vaccinated with at least one dose; 57.7% of Virginians have been fully vaccinated. In the adult population, 77.3% have been vaccinated with at least one dose; 68.8% are fully vaccinated.

An average 13,561 vaccine doses are being administered daily in the state, down from 15,151 yesterday.

Thus far, about 60.4% of the county’s residents (all ages combined) have been vaccinated with at least one dose; 54% are fully vaccinated. About 72.4% of adults (older than 18) have been vaccinated with at least one dose. The percentage of fully vaccinated adults is 65%.

For Virginians between 12 and 17, 62.7% of the population has been vaccinated with at least one dose (52.1% are fully vaccinated). Only children between 12 and 17 are eligible for the vaccine. For those 18 and older, 73.6% have received at least one dose of a vaccine (65.5% fully vaccinated); for those aged 65 and older, 88.5% have received at least one dose (81.8% fully vaccinated).

About 55.7% of Fauquier residents between 12 and 17 have been vaccinated with at least one dose (47.6% fully vaccinated); 72.4% of those 18 and older (65% fully vaccinated) and 87.8% of those 65 and older (80.1% fully vaccinated).

For Virginians older than 12 (which represents everyone in the state who is eligible to be vaccinated), 72.6% have received one dose; 64.3% are fully vaccinated. In Fauquier, 70.7% of the over-12 population has received one dose; 63.3% are fully vaccinated.

The VDH reports that between Jan. 17 and Aug. 28, there have been 17,256 breakthrough cases of COVID-19 in vaccinated people (.4% of total cases); 760 of fully vaccinated people have been hospitalized (.016% of total hospitalizations) and there have been 154 deaths in fully vaccinated people (.0032% of total deaths).

The VDH website says that unvaccinated people have developed COVID-19 9.2 times more than fully vaccinated people, and 2.5 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, SEPT. 9: Fauquier County recorded 34 positive COVID-19 cases today after reporting 27 yesterday. The seven-day average of cases is 24. Fauquier has reported 5,868 cases since the beginning of the pandemic.

Daily new cases of COVID-19 in Virginia were tallied at 3,952 today, after reaching 4,479 yesterday. According to reporting from the Virginia Department of Health, there have been 797,344 total reported cases (194,327 probable) of COVID in Virginia. Today the seven-day average of new cases in the state is 3,322.

As of Sept. 9 in the five-county Rappahannock-Rapidan Health District, 873 cases of COVID have been reported in children younger than 9 years old; 1,853 have been reported in those 10 to 19. In the state, there have been 44,442 cases in children younger than 9, 91,542 cases in those 10 to 19 years old.

On Thursday, the seven-day positivity rate (total tests compared to positive tests) is 10.3%. In the Rappahannock-Rapidan Health District, the positivity rating is at 9%, down from 10.4% on Friday.

Fauquier County School Division

Local schools opened for five-day-a-week, in-person learning on Aug. 11. As of the morning of Sept. 9, 236 positive cases of COVID-19 have been reported in the school system, 173 students and 63 staff members.

Thompson Elementary School is the only school that has not reported any cases.

There were 191 positive cases of COVID-19 during the entire 2020-21 school year, 97 in students and 94 in staff members. Cases were not included in the dashboard over the summer.

Ninety-nine people came off the “active” cases list over the holiday weekend, so there are currently 95 active cases of COVID-19, 61 students and 33 staffers. People stay on the active list for 10 days after first reporting an infection.

School spokeswoman Tara Helkowski reported that, as of Sept. 2, because of contact with positive cases, 443 students are currently quarantining. Seventeen 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.

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

  • 7 at Fauquier High School (one each on Aug. 16, Aug. 18, Aug. 19, Aug. 23, Aug. 24, Aug. 25 and Aug 26). There are no active cases.
  • 44 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 and 4 on Sept. 8) There are 19 active cases.
  • 13 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 and 1 on Sept. 7) There are 6 active cases.
  • 1 at Southeastern Alternative School (Aug. 23) There are no active cases.

Middle schools

  • 5 at Auburn Middle School (2 on Aug. 18, 1 on Aug. 26, 1 on Sept. 1 and 1 on Sept. 7) There are 2 active cases.
  • 15 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 and 3 on Sept. 2) There are 7 active cases.
  • 3 at Marshall Middle School (2 on Aug 27 and 1 on Sept. 3) 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 and 1 on Sept. 7) There are 4 active cases.
  • 1 at Warrenton Middle School (Sept. 3)

Elementary schools

  • 2 cases at Bradley Elementary School (on Aug. 23 and Aug. 25) There are no active cases.
  • 5 cases at Brumfield Elementary (2 on Aug. 17, 2 on Aug. 23 and 1 on Sept. 1) There is 1 active case.
  • 1 case at Coleman Elementary (Sept.3)
  • 8 at Greenville Elementary (1 reported Aug. 13, 1 on Aug. 16, 1 on Aug. 20, 2 on Aug. 23 and 3 on Aug. 24) There are no active cases.
  • 22 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 and 1 on Sept. 8) There are 7 active cases.
  • 6 at Pearson Elementary School (Aug. 18, 4 on Aug. 27 and 1 on Sept. 7) There is 1 active case.
  • 1 at Pierce Elementary School (Aug. 27) There are no active cases.
  • 1 at Ritchie Elementary School (Aug. 20) There are no active cases.
  • 9 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 and 2 on Sept. 7) There are 3 active cases.
  • 19 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 and 4 on Sept. 1) There are 8 active cases.

Staff members testing positive include:

  • 2 at Fauquier High School (Aug. 26 and 1 on Sept. 3) There is 1 active case.
  • 5 at Kettle Run High School (2 on Aug. 25, 1 on Aug. 27, 1 on Aug. 31 and 1 on Sept. 3) There are 2 active cases.
  • 7 at Liberty High (Aug. 18 and Aug. 27, Aug. 30 and 1 on Sept. 8) There are 5 active cases.
  • 4 at Auburn Middle School (on Aug. 17, 2 on Sept. 1, 3 on Sept. 3 and 1 on Sept. 7) There are 3 active cases.
  • 2 at Cedar Lee Middle (Aug. 25 and Sept. 8) There is 1 active case.
  • 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 6 active cases.
  • 2 at Warrenton Middle (2 on Sept. 1) There are 2 active cases.
  • 3 at Bradley Elementary (Aug. 17 and Aug. 27 and Sept. 1) There is 1 active case.
  • 4 at Brumfield Elementary (Aug. 20, 2 on Aug. 27 and 1 on Sept. 1) There is 1 active case.
  • 4 at Greenville Elementary (Aug. 24, Aug. 26 and 2 on Aug. 27) There are no active cases.
  • 5 at Miller Elementary (Aug. 17, Aug. 25, Aug. 27, 1 on Aug. 31 and 1 on Sept. 3) There are 2 active cases.
  • 1 at Ritchie Elementary (Aug. 27) There are no active cases.
  • 1 at Smith Elementary (Sept. 1)
  • 3 at Walter Elementary (Aug. 20, Aug. 26 and Aug. 30) There is 1 active case.
  • 12 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 and 1 on Sept. 8) There are 8 active cases.

On the list of outbreaks in the state (which is updated on Fridays), there is only one outbreak (pending closure) listed for Fauquier, in the Fauquier Public Schools. The listing says the outbreak was reported Aug. 3 – before school started for the fall semester – and resulted in seven cases.

Helkowski explained, "I believe that was Camp Smile. A number of kids tested positive, and they had to end the camp a day early." Camp Smile is Fauquier County’s annual summer residential camp for rising 5th and 6th graders. It is held at the Northern Virginia 4-H Educational Center, just outside Front Royal. About 80 rising 5th and 6th graders from Fauquier County Public Schools engaged in academic enrichment and recreational activities.

Deaths

Fauquier lost a resident to COVID-19 today. The last COVID death in the county was on Friday, Aug. 27. Fauquier County also lost residents on Aug. 13 and July 30. Fauquier County has reported a total of 73 COVID-19 related deaths since the start of the pandemic. 

The VDH does not report demographic data at the county level, but in the RRHD, of the 205 COVID-19 deaths reported in the RRHD so far, 95 have been in residents older than 80. There have been 53 deaths in those 70 to 79 years old, 23 deaths in those 60 to 69, and 25 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, four children younger than 9 years old have died of the virus; seven of those between 10 and 19 have died.

The VDH reported 33 COVID-19 deaths in Virginia today, 30 yesterday The total number of COVID-19 related deaths in Virginia is listed as 12,010 (1,861 probable).

The seven-day average of COVID-19 deaths in the state is 19 today.

Hospitalizations

Fauquier Hospital spokeswoman Sarah Cubbage said Sept. 3 that the number of COVID-19 patients was "just under 10."

According to the VDH, Fauquier County reported three new hospitalizations today after reporting one on Tuesday and one on Wednesday; the county reported seven new COVID-19 hospitalizations on Friday. Fauquier tallied 25 hospitalizations in August and 16 in the first nine days of September, and has reported 243 since the beginning of the pandemic.

The state added 125 new hospitalizations from COVID today, 137 yesterday. According to the VDH, the total number of hospitalizations in the state is 34,574 (1,875 probable).

The seven-day average of new hospitalizations is 97.

In Thursday’s updated data from the RRHD, of the 581 people hospitalized, 104 have been older than 80 years old; 102 have been 70 to 79 years old; 109 have been between 60 and 69 years old and 118 have been between 50 and 59. One hundred and thirty-eight have been younger than 50. (For 10 of the hospitalizations, age was not reported.)

In the health district, six children younger than 10 and five between 10 and 19 years old have been hospitalized. In the state, 407 younger than 9 have been hospitalized; 492 between 10 and 19 years old have been hospitalized.

VDH data reported here was finalized Wednesday, Sept. 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 Sept. 9 states that 2,176 Virginians are hospitalized with COVID-19. The seven-day average number of hospitalizations (2,019) has been rising since July 11, when it was 220.

The VHHA reports that the number of COVID-19 confirmed or COVID-19 suspected patients who were in intensive care units as of Sept. 9 was 514. For perspective, on Jan. 19, 588 patients were in ICU with COVID, the highest number so far in the pandemic. The number of COVID patients in intensive care has been generally rising since July 5, when it was 45.

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

About 47% of ICU beds are occupied.

The VDH and VHHA compile statistics in different ways, so their data does not always match up. For instance, VHHA reported that 64,001 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 34,574 today.

Outbreaks

In the local health district, there was an outbreak reported in a long-term care facility yesterday; others were reported Aug. 24 and 26. There were three outbreaks between Aug. 15 and 19 in congregate settings. None of these outbreaks is listed on the VDH’s “outbreaks by exposure settings” page.

There have been a total of 57 outbreaks in the RRHD since the beginning of the pandemic -- 22 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 1,739.

The VDH website does not list any recent outbreaks in Fauquier. One outbreak in progress is listed in Madison, at Autumn Care of Madison (11 cases) and one is listed in Orange, at Dogwood Village of Orange County (5 cases).

In the state, there are 1,148 outbreaks being reported in long-term care facilities (resulting in 33,957 cases and 4,297 deaths); 1,669 outbreaks in congregate settings; 253 outbreaks in healthcare settings; 183 in correctional facilities; 122 in college settings; 357 in childcare settings and 495 K-12 outbreaks being reported. There have been a total of 4,227 outbreaks in Virginia since the beginning of the pandemic, 23 more than yesterday.

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 all the other counties in Virginia except Fairfax. (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 (160 for Fauquier) and percent positivity (11.33% 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 vaccine data was not updated the morning of Sept. 9. The information below is from Sept. 8.

As of Sept. 8, 10,083,941 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered to Virginia residents. About 64.8% of the population has been vaccinated with at least one dose; 57.4% of Virginians have been fully vaccinated. In the adult population, 77% have been vaccinated with at least one dose; 68.5% are fully vaccinated.

An average 15,151 vaccine doses are being administered daily in the state.

Thus far, about 60.2% of the county’s residents (all ages combined) have been vaccinated with at least one dose; 53.8% are fully vaccinated. About 73.3% of adults (older than 18) have been vaccinated with at least one dose. The percentage of fully vaccinated adults is 64.8%.

For Virginians between 12 and 17, 62.2% of the population has been vaccinated with at least one dose (51.5% are fully vaccinated). Only children between 12 and 17 are eligible for the vaccine. For those 18 and older, 73.3% have received at least one dose of a vaccine (65.2% fully vaccinated); for those aged 65 and older, 88.3% have received at least one dose (81.6% fully vaccinated).

About 55.4% of Fauquier residents between 12 and 17 have been vaccinated with at least one dose (47.2% fully vaccinated); 72.2% of those 18 and older (64.8% fully vaccinated) and 87.7% of those 65 and older (80% fully vaccinated).

For Virginians older than 12 (which represents everyone in the state who is eligible to be vaccinated), 72.3% have received one dose; 64.1% are fully vaccinated. In Fauquier, 70.5% of the over-12 population has received one dose; 63.1% are fully vaccinated.

The VDH reports that between Jan. 17 and Aug. 28, there have been 17,256 breakthrough cases of COVID-19 in vaccinated people (.4% of total cases); 760 of fully vaccinated people have been hospitalized (.016% of total hospitalizations) and there have been 154 deaths in fully vaccinated people (.0032% of total deaths).

The VDH website says that unvaccinated people have developed COVID-19 9.2 times more than fully vaccinated people, and 2.5 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, SEPT. 8: Fauquier County recorded 27 positive COVID-19 cases today after reporting 10 yesterday. The county posted 18 on Sunday and 15 on Monday. The seven-day average of cases is 22, down from 36 on Friday. Fauquier has reported 5,834 cases since the beginning of the pandemic.

Daily new cases of COVID-19 in Virginia were tallied at 4,474 today, more than twice as many as yesterday. The daily total has not as high since Feb. 6. According to reporting from the Virginia Department of Health, there have been 793,391 total reported cases (192,947 probable) of COVID in Virginia. Today the seven-day average of new cases in the state is 3,364.

As of Sept. 8 in the five-county Rappahannock-Rapidan Health District, 825 cases of COVID have been reported in children younger than 9 years old; 1,783 have been reported in those 10 to 19. In the state, there have been 44,028 cases in children younger than 9, 90,916 cases in those 10 to 19 years old.

On Wednesday, the seven-day positivity rate (total tests compared to positive tests) is 10%. In the Rappahannock-Rapidan Health District, the positivity rating is at 9%, down from 10.4% on Friday.

Fauquier County School Division

Local schools opened for five-day-a-week, in-person learning on Aug. 11. As of the morning of Sept. 8, 228 positive cases of COVID-19 have been reported in the school system, 168 students and 60 staff members.

Thompson Elementary School is the only school that has not reported any cases.

There were 191 positive cases of COVID-19 during the entire 2020-21 school year, 97 in students and 94 in staff members. Cases were not included in the dashboard over the summer.

Ninety-nine people came off the “active” cases list over the holiday weekend, so there are currently 87 active cases of COVID-19, 56 students and 31 staffers. People stay on the active list for 10 days after first reporting an infection.

School spokeswoman Tara Helkowski reported that, as of Sept. 2, because of contact with positive cases, 443 students are currently quarantining. Seventeen 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.

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

  • 7 at Fauquier High School (one each on Aug. 16, Aug. 18, Aug. 19, Aug. 23, Aug. 24, Aug. 25 and Aug 26). There are no active cases.
  • 40 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 and 1 on Sept. 1 and 4 on Sept. 7) There are 15 active cases.
  • 13 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 and 1 on Sept. 7) There are 6 active cases.
  • 1 at Southeastern Alternative School (Aug. 23) There are no active cases.

Middle schools

  • 5 at Auburn Middle School (2 on Aug. 18, 1 on Aug. 26, 1 on Sept. 1 and 1 on Sept. 7) There are 2 active cases.
  • 15 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 and 3 on Sept. 2) There are 7 active cases.
  • 3 at Marshall Middle School (2 on Aug 27 and 1 on Sept. 3) 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 and 1 on Sept. 7) There are 4 active cases.
  • 1 at Warrenton Middle School (Sept. 3)

Elementary schools

  • 2 cases at Bradley Elementary School (on Aug. 23 and Aug. 25) There are no active cases.
  • 5 cases at Brumfield Elementary (2 on Aug. 17, 2 on Aug. 23 and 1 on Sept. 1) There is 1 active case.
  • 1 case at Coleman Elementary (Sept.3)
  • 8 at Greenville Elementary (1 reported Aug. 13, 1 on Aug. 16, 1 on Aug. 20, 2 on Aug. 23 and 3 on Aug. 24) There are no active cases.
  • 21 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 and 3 on Aug. 31) There are 6 active cases.
  • 6 at Pearson Elementary School (Aug. 18, 4 on Aug. 27 and 1 on Sept. 7) There is 1 active case.
  • 1 at Pierce Elementary School (Aug. 27) There are no active cases.
  • 1 at Ritchie Elementary School (Aug. 20) There are no active cases.
  • 9 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 and 2 on Sept. 7) There are 3 active cases.
  • 19 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 and 4 on Sept. 1) There are 8 active cases.

Staff members testing positive include:

  • 2 at Fauquier High School (Aug. 26 and 1 on Sept. 3) There is 1 active case.
  • 5 at Kettle Run High School (2 on Aug. 25, 1 on Aug. 27, 1 on Aug. 31 and 1 on Sept. 3) There are 2 active cases.
  • 6 at Liberty High (Aug. 18 and Aug. 27 and Aug. 30) There are 4 active cases.
  • 4 at Auburn Middle School (on Aug. 17, 2 on Sept. 1, 3 on Sept. 3 and 1 on Sept. 7) There are 3 active cases.
  • 1 at Cedar Lee Middle (Aug. 25) 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 6 active cases.
  • 2 at Warrenton Middle (2 on Sept. 1) There are 2 active cases.
  • 3 at Bradley Elementary (Aug. 17 and Aug. 27 and Sept. 1) There is 1 active case.
  • 4 at Brumfield Elementary (Aug. 20, 2 on Aug. 27 and 1 on Sept. 1) There is 1 active case.
  • 4 at Greenville Elementary (Aug. 24, Aug. 26 and 2 on Aug. 27) There are no active cases.
  • 5 at Miller Elementary (Aug. 17, Aug. 25, Aug. 27, 1 on Aug. 31 and 1 on Sept. 3) There are 2 active cases.
  • 1 at Ritchie Elementary (Aug. 27)
  • 1 at Smith Elementary (Sept. 1)
  • 3 at Walter Elementary (Aug. 20, Aug. 26 and Aug. 30) There is 1 active case.
  • 11 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 and 1 on Sept. 2) There are 7 active cases.

On the list of outbreaks in the state (which is updated on Fridays), there is only one outbreak (pending closure) listed for Fauquier, in the Fauquier Public Schools. The listing says the outbreak was reported Aug. 3 – before school started for the fall semester – and resulted in seven cases.

Helkowski explained, "I believe that was Camp Smile. A number of kids tested positive, and they had to end the camp a day early." Camp Smile is Fauquier County’s annual summer residential camp for rising 5th and 6th graders. It is held at the Northern Virginia 4-H Educational Center, just outside Front Royal. About 80 rising 5th and 6th graders from Fauquier County Public Schools engaged in academic enrichment and recreational activities.

Deaths

The most recent COVID death in Fauquier was on Friday, Aug. 27. Fauquier County lost another resident on Aug. 13 and one on July 30. Fauquier County has reported a total of 72 COVID-19 related deaths since the start of the pandemic. 

The VDH does not report demographic data at the county level, but in the RRHD, of the 203 COVID-19 deaths reported in the RRHD so far, 94 have been in residents older than 80. There have been 53 deaths in those 70 to 79 years old, 23 deaths in those 60 to 69, and 24 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, four children younger than 9 years old have died of the virus; seven of those between 10 and 19 have died.

The VDH reported 30 COVID-19 deaths in Virginia today. The total number of COVID-19 related deaths in Virginia is listed as 11,977 (1,857 probable).

The seven-day average of COVID-19 deaths in the state is 17 today.

Hospitalizations

Fauquier Hospital spokeswoman Sarah Cubbage said Sept. 3 that the number of COVID-19 patients was "just under 10."

According to the VDH, Fauquier County reported one new hospitalization today after reporting one Tuesday, its first since reporting seven new COVID-19 hospitalizations on Friday. Fauquier tallied 25 hospitalizations in August and 13 in the first eight days of September, and has reported 240 since the beginning of the pandemic.

The state added 137 new hospitalizations from COVID today, 73 yesterday, 58 new hospitalizations Monday and 66 on Sunday. According to the VDH, the total number of hospitalizations in the state is 34,449 (1,873 probable).

The seven-day average of new hospitalizations is 92.

In Wednesday’s updated data from the RRHD, of the 577 people hospitalized, 102 have been older than 80 years old; 100 have been 70 to 79 years old; 108 have been between 60 and 69 years old and 118 have been between 50 and 59. One hundred and thirty-seven have been younger than 50. (For 12 of the hospitalizations, age was not reported.)

In the health district, five children younger than 10 and five between 10 and 19 years old have been hospitalized. In the state, 399 younger than 9 have been hospitalized; 489 between 10 and 19 years old have been hospitalized.

VDH data reported here was finalized Tuesday, Sept. 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 Sept. 8 states that 2,161 Virginians are hospitalized with COVID-19. The seven-day average number of hospitalizations (1,977) has been rising since July 11, when it was 220.

The VHHA reports that the number of COVID-19 confirmed or COVID-19 suspected patients who were in intensive care units as of Sept. 6 was 504. For perspective, on Jan. 19, 588 patients were in ICU with COVID, the highest number so far in the pandemic. The number of COVID patients in intensive care has been generally rising since July 5, when it was 45.

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

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The VDH and VHHA compile statistics in different ways, so their data does not always match up. For instance, VHHA reported that 63,794 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 34,449 today.

Outbreaks

In the local health district, there was an outbreak reported in a long-term care facility today; others were reported Aug. 24 and 26. There were three outbreaks between Aug. 15 and 19 in congregate settings. None of these outbreaks is listed on the VDH’s “outbreaks by exposure settings” page.

There have been a total of 57 outbreaks in the RRHD since the beginning of the pandemic -- 22 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 1,739.

The VDH website does not list any recent outbreaks in Fauquier. One outbreak in progress is listed in Madison, at Autumn Care of Madison (11 cases) and one is listed in Orange, at Dogwood Village of Orange County (5 cases).

In the state, there are 1,143 outbreaks being reported in long-term care facilities (resulting in 33,933 cases and 4,296 deaths); 1,668 outbreaks in congregate settings; 247 outbreaks in healthcare settings; 181 in correctional facilities; 122 in college settings; 354 in childcare settings and 489 K-12 outbreaks being reported. There have been a total of 4,204 outbreaks in Virginia since the beginning of the pandemic, 18 more than yesterday.

Rates of transmission

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control ranks counties by level of transmission; Fauquier, as of Wednesday morning, is rated “high,” as are all the other counties in Virginia except Fairfax. (The CDC reevaluates county ratings every afternoon.)

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

Current seven-days is Sept. 26 to Oct. 2 for case rate and Sept. 24 to Sept. 30 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 (201 for Fauquier) and percent positivity (10.56% 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 vaccine data was not updated the morning of Sept. 8. The information below is from Sept. 7.

As of Sept. 7, 10,073,328 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered to Virginia residents. About 64.8% of the population has been vaccinated with at least one dose; 57.3% of Virginians have been fully vaccinated. In the adult population, 76.9% have been vaccinated with at least one dose; 68.5% are fully vaccinated.

An average 15,421 vaccine doses are being administered daily in the state; that number has been slowly growing.

Thus far, about 60.1% of the county’s residents (all ages combined) have been vaccinated with at least one dose; 53.8% are fully vaccinated. About 72.1% of adults (older than 18) have been vaccinated with at least one dose. The percentage of fully vaccinated adults is 64.8%.

For Virginians between 12 and 17, 62.1% of the population has been vaccinated with at least one dose (51.3% are fully vaccinated). Only children between 12 and 17 are eligible for the vaccine. For those 18 and older, 73.2% have received at least one dose of a vaccine (65.2% fully vaccinated); for those aged 65 and older, 88.3% have received at least one dose (81.4% fully vaccinated).

About 55.3% of Fauquier residents between 12 and 17 have been vaccinated with at least one dose (47.1% fully vaccinated); 72.1% of those 18 and older (64.8% fully vaccinated) and 87.7% of those 65 and older (80% fully vaccinated).

For Virginians older than 12 (which represents everyone in the state who is eligible to be vaccinated), 72.3% have received one dose; 64% are fully vaccinated. In Fauquier, 70.5% of the over-12 population has received one dose; 63% are fully vaccinated.

The VDH reports that between Jan. 17 and Aug. 28, there have been 17,256 breakthrough cases of COVID-19 in vaccinated people (.4% of total cases); 760 of fully vaccinated people have been hospitalized (.016% of total hospitalizations) and there have been 154 deaths in fully vaccinated people (.0032% of total deaths).

The VDH website says that unvaccinated people have developed COVID-19 9.2 times more than fully vaccinated people, and 2.5 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, SEPT. 7: Local schools opened for five-day-a-week, in-person learning on Aug. 11. As of the morning of Sept. 7, 217 positive cases of COVID-19 have been reported in the school system, 158 students and 59 staff members. The list has not reported any new cases since Sept. 3.

Thompson Elementary School is the only school that has not reported any cases.

There were 191 positive cases of COVID-19 during the entire 2020-21 school year, 97 in students and 94 in staff members. Cases were not included in the dashboard over the summer.

Ninety-nine people came off the “active” cases list over the holiday weekend, so there are currently 76 active cases of COVID-19, 46 students and 30 staffers. People stay on the active list for 10 days after first reporting an infection.

School spokeswoman Tara Helkowski reported that, as of Sept. 2, because of contact with positive cases, 443 students are currently quarantining. Seventeen 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.

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

  • 7 at Fauquier High School (one each on Aug. 16, Aug. 18, Aug. 19, Aug. 23, Aug. 24, Aug. 25 and Aug 26). There are no active cases.
  • 36 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 and 1 on Sept. 1) There are 11 active cases.
  • 12 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 and 2 on Sept. 3) There are 5 active cases.
  • 1 at Southeastern Alternative School (Aug. 23) There are no active cases.

Middle schools

  • 4 at Auburn Middle School (2 on Aug. 18, 1 on Aug. 26 and 1 on Sept. 1) There is 1 active case.
  • 15 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 and 3 on Sept. 2) There are 13 active cases.
  • 3 at Marshall Middle School (2 on Aug 27 and 1 on Sept. 3) There is 1 active case.
  • 9 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 and 1 on Sept. 3) There are 3 active cases.
  • 1 at Warrenton Middle School (Sept. 3)

Elementary schools

  • 2 cases at Bradley Elementary School (on Aug. 23 and Aug. 25) There are no active cases.
  • 5 cases at Brumfield Elementary (2 on Aug. 17, 2 on Aug. 23 and 1 on Sept. 1) There is 1 active case.
  • 1 case at Coleman Elementary (Sept.3)
  • 8 at Greenville Elementary (1 reported Aug. 13, 1 on Aug. 16, 1 on Aug. 20, 2 on Aug. 23 and 3 on Aug. 24) There are no active cases.
  • 21 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 and 3 on Aug. 31) There are 6 active cases.
  • 5 at Pearson Elementary School (Aug. 18 and 4 on Aug. 27) There are no active cases.
  • 1 at Pierce Elementary School (Aug. 27) There are no active cases.
  • 1 at Ritchie Elementary School (Aug. 20) There are no active cases.
  • 7 students at Smith Elementary School (1 reported Aug. 13, 2 on Aug. 15, 1 on Aug. 19, 2 on Aug. 23 and 1 on Sept. 3) There is 1 active case.
  • 19 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 and 4 on Sept. 1) There are 8 active cases.

Staff members testing positive include:

  • 2 at Fauquier High School (Aug. 26 and 1 on Sept. 3) There is 1 active case.
  • 5 at Kettle Run High School (2 on Aug. 25, 1 on Aug. 27, 1 on Aug. 31 and 1 on Sept. 3) There are 2 active cases.
  • 6 at Liberty High (Aug. 18 and Aug. 27 and Aug. 30) There are 4 active cases.
  • 3 at Auburn Middle School (on Aug. 17, 2 on Sept. 1 and 3 on Sept. 3) There are 2 active cases.
  • 1 at Cedar Lee Middle (Aug. 25) 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 6 active cases.
  • 2 at Warrenton Middle (2 on Sept. 1) There are 2 active cases.
  • 3 at Bradley Elementary (Aug. 17 and Aug. 27 and Sept. 1) There is 1 active case.
  • 4 at Brumfield Elementary (Aug. 20, 2 on Aug. 27 and 1 on Sept. 1) There is 1 active case.
  • 4 at Greenville Elementary (Aug. 24, Aug. 26 and 2 on Aug. 27) There are no active cases.
  • 5 at Miller Elementary (Aug. 17, Aug. 25, Aug. 27, 1 on Aug. 31 and 1 on Sept. 3) There are 2 active cases.
  • 1 at Ritchie Elementary (Aug. 27)
  • 1 at Smith Elementary (Sept. 1)
  • 3 at Walter Elementary (Aug. 20, Aug. 26 and Aug. 30) There is 1 active case.
  • 11 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 and 1 on Sept. 2) There are 7 active cases.

On the list of outbreaks in the state (which is updated on Fridays), there is only one outbreak (pending closure) listed for Fauquier, in the Fauquier Public Schools. The listing says the outbreak was reported Aug. 3 – before school started for the fall semester – and resulted in seven cases.

Helkowski explained, "I believe that was Camp Smile. A number of kids tested positive, and they had to end the camp a day early." Camp Smile is Fauquier County’s annual summer residential camp for rising 5th and 6th graders. It is held at the Northern Virginia 4-H Educational Center, just outside Front Royal. About 80 rising 5th and 6th graders from Fauquier County Public Schools engaged in academic enrichment and recreational activities.

Cases

Fauquier County recorded 10 positive COVID-19 cases today. The county posted 18 on Sunday and 15 on Monday. The seven-day average of cases is 23, down from 36 on Friday.

Daily new cases of COVID-19 in Virginia were tallied at 2,007 today, half of the new daily cases that were reported on Friday. New cases reached 2,395 Monday. According to reporting from the Virginia Department of Health, there have been 788,917 total reported cases (191,453 probable) of COVID in Virginia. Today the seven-day average of new cases in the state is 3,212; on Monday, it was 3,423. It is the first time since early July that the seven-day average has dropped significantly.

As of Sept. 7 in the five-county Rappahannock-Rapidan Health District, 825 cases of COVID have been reported in children younger than 9 years old; 1,783 have been reported in those 10 to 19. In the state, there have been 43,675 cases in children younger than 9, 90,350 cases in those 10 to 19 years old.

On Tuesday, the seven-day positivity rate (total tests compared to positive tests) is 10%. In the Rappahannock-Rapidan Health District, the positivity rating is at 9.2%, down from 10.4% on Friday.

Deaths

The most recent COVID death in Fauquier was on Friday, Aug. 27. Fauquier County lost another resident on Aug. 13 and one on July 30. Fauquier County has reported a total of 72 COVID-19 related deaths since the start of the pandemic. 

The VDH does not report demographic data at the county level, but in the RRHD, of the 203 COVID-19 deaths reported in the RRHD so far, 94 have been in residents older than 80. There have been 53 deaths in those 70 to 79 years old, 23 deaths in those 60 to 69, and 24 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, four children younger than 9 years old have died of the virus; seven of those between 10 and 19 have died.

The VDH reported 18 COVID-19 deaths in Virginia today, three on Monday and 14 on Sunday. The total number of COVID-19 related deaths in Virginia is listed as 11,947 (1,849 probable).

The seven-day average of COVID-19 deaths in the state is 15 today.

Hospitalizations

Fauquier Hospital spokeswoman Sarah Cubbage said Sept. 3 that the number of COVID-19 patients was "just under 10."

Cubbage said, "The best defense is truly to get a COVID-19 vaccine and encourage others to get vaccinated. It is trending that most of the patients we are seeing who are hospitalized with COVID-19 are unvaccinated. Residents still really need to consider wearing a mask, socially distancing from others and practicing proper hand hygiene. When combined, they truly help slow the spread."

According to the VDH, Fauquier County reported one new hospitalization today, its first since reporting seven new COVID-19 hospitalizations on Friday. Fauquier tallied 25 hospitalizations in August and 12 in the first seven days of September.

The state added 73 new hospitalizations from COVID today, 58 new hospitalizations Monday and 66 on Sunday. According to the VDH, the total number of hospitalizations in the state is 34,312 (1,872 probable).

The seven-day average of new hospitalizations is 89, down slightly from Friday’s 97.

In Tuesday’s updated data from the RRHD, of the 573 people hospitalized, 102 have been older than 80 years old; 100 have been 70 to 79 years old; 106 have been between 60 and 69 years old and 118 have been between 50 and 59. One hundred and thirty-six have been younger than 50. (For 11 of the hospitalizations, age was not reported.)

In the health district, five children younger than 10 and five between 10 and 19 years old have been hospitalized. In the state, 396 younger than 9 have been hospitalized; 484 between 10 and 19 years old have been hospitalized.

VDH data reported here was finalized Monday, Sept. 6 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 Sept. 6 states that 1,981 Virginians are hospitalized with COVID-19. (The VHHA stie was not updated the morrning of Sept. 7.)The seven-day average number of hospitalizations (1,901) has been rising since July 11, when it was 220.

The VHHA reports that the number of COVID-19 confirmed or COVID-19 suspected patients who were in intensive care units as of Sept. 6 was 483. For perspective, on Jan. 19, 588 patients were in ICU with COVID, the highest number so far in the pandemic. The number of COVID patients in intensive care has been generally rising since July 5, when it was 45.

The VDH and VHHA compile statistics in different ways, so their data does not always match up. For instance, VHHA reported that 63,236 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 34,312 today.

Outbreaks

In the local health district, there was an outbreak reported in a long-term care facility last week; others were reported Aug. 24 and 26. There were three outbreaks between Aug. 15 and 19 in congregate settings. None of these outbreaks is listed on the VDH’s “outbreaks by exposure settings” page.

There have been a total of 56 outbreaks in the RRHD since the beginning of the pandemic -- 21 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 1,733.

The VDH website does not list any recent outbreaks in Fauquier. One is listed in Madison, at Autumn Care of Madison (11 cases) and one is listed in Orange, at Dogwood Village of Orange County (5 cases).

In the state, there are 1,139 outbreaks being reported in long-term care facilities (resulting in 33,900 cases and 4,295 deaths); 1,665 outbreaks in congregate settings; 245 outbreaks in healthcare settings; 178 in correctional facilities; 122 in college settings; 354 in childcare settings and 483 K-12 outbreaks being reported. There have been a total of 4,186 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 Tuesday 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 (249 for Fauquier) and percent positivity (11.82% 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 Sept. 7, 10,073,328 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered to Virginia residents. About 64.8% of the population has been vaccinated with at least one dose; 57.3% of Virginians have been fully vaccinated. In the adult population, 76.9% have been vaccinated with at least one dose; 68.5% are fully vaccinated.

An average 15,421 vaccine doses are being administered daily in the state; that number has been slowly growing.

Thus far, about 60.1% of the county’s residents (all ages combined) have been vaccinated with at least one dose; 53.8% are fully vaccinated. About 72.1% of adults (older than 18) have been vaccinated with at least one dose. The percentage of fully vaccinated adults is 64.8%.

For Virginians between 12 and 17, 62.1% of the population has been vaccinated with at least one dose (51.3% are fully vaccinated). Only children between 12 and 17 are eligible for the vaccine. For those 18 and older, 73.2% have received at least one dose of a vaccine (65.2% fully vaccinated); for those aged 65 and older, 88.3% have received at least one dose (81.4% fully vaccinated).

About 55.3% of Fauquier residents between 12 and 17 have been vaccinated with at least one dose (47.1% fully vaccinated); 72.1% of those 18 and older (64.8% fully vaccinated) and 87.7% of those 65 and older (80% fully vaccinated).

For Virginians older than 12 (which represents everyone in the state who is eligible to be vaccinated), 72.3% have received one dose; 64% are fully vaccinated. In Fauquier, 70.5% of the over-12 population has received one dose; 63% are fully vaccinated.

The VDH reports that between Jan. 17 and Aug. 28, there have been 17,256 breakthrough cases of COVID-19 in vaccinated people (.4% of total cases); 760 of fully vaccinated people have been hospitalized (.016% of total hospitalizations) and there have been 154 deaths in fully vaccinated people (.0032% of total deaths).

The VDH website says that unvaccinated people have developed COVID-19 9.2 times more than fully vaccinated people, and 2.5 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, SEPT. 4: Local schools opened for five-day-a-week, in-person learning on Aug. 11. As of the morning of Sept. 4, 217 positive cases of COVID-19 have been reported in the school system, 158 students and 59 staff members. There are 14 new cases since yesterday.

Thompson Elementary School is the only school that has not reported any cases.

For perspective, there were 191 positive cases of COVID-19 during the entire 2020-21 school year, 97 in students and 94 in staff members. Cases were not included in the dashboard over the summer.

There are currently 175 “active” cases of COVID-19, 123 students and 52 staffers. People stay on the active list for 10 days after first reporting an infection.

School spokeswoman Tara Helkowski reported that, as of Sept. 2, because of contact with positive cases, 443 students are currently quarantining. Seventeen staff members are quarantining.

Superintendent of Schools David Jeck said Tuesday that the overwhelming majority of students (95%) who have quarantined have tested negative for COVID-19.

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

  • 7 at Fauquier High School (one each on Aug. 16, Aug. 18, Aug. 19, Aug. 23, Aug. 24, Aug. 25 and Aug 26). There are 4 active cases.
  • 36 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 and 1 on Sept. 1) There are 29 active cases.
  • 12 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 and 2 on Sept. 3) There are 11 active cases.
  • 1 at Southeastern Alternative School (Aug. 23)

Middle schools

  • 4 at Auburn Middle School (2 on Aug. 18, 1 on Aug. 26 and 1 on Sept. 1) There are 2 active cases.
  • 15 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 and 3 on Sept. 2) There are 13 active cases.
  • 3 at Marshall Middle School (2 on Aug 27 and 1 on Sept. 3)
  • 9 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 and 1 on Sept. 3) There are 9 active cases.
  • 1 at Warrenton Middle School (Sept. 3)

Elementary schools

  • 2 cases at Bradley Elementary School (on Aug. 23 and Aug. 25)
  • 5 cases at Brumfield Elementary (2 on Aug. 17, 2 on Aug. 23 and 1 on Sept. 1) There are 3 active cases.
  • 1 case at Coleman Elementary (Sept.3)
  • 8 at Greenville Elementary (1 reported Aug. 13, 1 on Aug. 16, 1 on Aug. 20, 2 on Aug. 23 and 3 on Aug. 24) There are 4 active cases.
  • 21 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 and 3 on Aug. 31) There are 16 active cases.
  • 5 at Pearson Elementary School (Aug. 18 and 4 on Aug. 27) There are 4 active cases.
  • 1 at Pierce Elementary School (Aug. 27)
  • 1 at Ritchie Elementary School (Aug. 20) There are no active cases.
  • 7 students at Smith Elementary School (1 reported Aug. 13, 2 on Aug. 15, 1 on Aug. 19, 2 on Aug. 23 and 1 on Sept. 3) There are 2 active cases.
  • 19 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 and 4 on Sept. 1) There are 17 active cases.

Staff members testing positive include:

  • 2 at Fauquier High School (Aug. 26 and 1 on Sept. 3)
  • 5 at Kettle Run High School (2 on Aug. 25, 1 on Aug. 27, 1 on Aug. 31 and 1 on Sept. 3)
  • 6 at Liberty High (Aug. 18 and Aug. 27 and Aug. 30) There are 5 active cases.
  • 3 at Auburn Middle School (on Aug. 17, 2 on Sept. 1 and 3 on Sept. 3) There are 2 active cases.
  • 1 at Cedar Lee Middle (Aug. 25)
  • 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 7 active cases.
  • 2 at Warrenton Middle (2 on Sept. 1) There are 2 active cases.
  • 3 at Bradley Elementary (Aug. 17 and Aug. 27 and Sept. 1) There are 2 active cases.
  • 4 at Brumfield Elementary (Aug. 20, 2 on Aug. 27 and 1 on Sept. 1) There are 3 active cases.
  • 4 at Greenville Elementary (Aug. 24, Aug. 26 and 2 on Aug. 27)
  • 5 at Miller Elementary (Aug. 17, Aug. 25, Aug. 27, 1 on Aug. 31 and 1 on Sept. 3) There are 4 active cases.
  • 1 at Ritchie Elementary (Aug. 27)
  • 1 at Smith Elementary (Sept. 1)
  • 3 at Walter Elementary (Aug. 20, Aug. 26 and Aug. 30) There are 2 active cases.
  • 11 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 and 1 on Sept. 2)

On the list of outbreaks in the state (which is updated on Fridays), there is only one outbreak (pending closure) listed for Fauquier, in the Fauquier Public Schools. The listing says the outbreak was reported Aug. 3 – before school started for the fall semester – and resulted in seven cases.

Helkowski explained, "I believe that was Camp Smile. A number of kids tested positive, and they had to end the camp a day early." Camp Smile is Fauquier County’s annual summer residential camp for rising 5th and 6th graders. It is held at the Northern Virginia 4-H Educational Center, just outside Front Royal. About 80 rising 5th and 6th graders from Fauquier County Public Schools engaged in academic enrichment and recreational activities.

Cases

Case information -- as well as data on deaths and some information on hospitalizations -- is from Sept. 3.

Fauquier County recorded 32 positive COVID-19 cases today, after posting 19 yesterday. There have been a total of 5,731 cases in the county since the beginning of the pandemic. The seven-day average of cases is 36.

Daily new cases of COVID-19 in Virginia were tallied at 4,070 today. New cases reached 4,255 yesterday. According to reporting from the Virginia Department of Health, there have been 778,167 total reported cases (187,059 probable) of COVID in Virginia. Today the seven-day average of new cases in the state is 3,359. The average has been generally rising since June 20, when it was 129.

As of Sept. 3 in the five-county Rappahannock-Rapidan Health District, 825 cases of COVID have been reported in children younger than 9 years old; 1,783 have been reported in those 10 to 19. In the state, there have been 42,566 cases in children younger than 9, 88,632 cases in those 10 to 19 years old.

On Friday, the seven-day positivity rate (total tests compared to positive tests) is 10.2%. In the Rappahannock-Rapidan Health District, the positivity rating is at 10.4%, the highest it’s been since Jan. 20.

Deaths

The most recent COVID death in Fauquier was on Friday, Aug. 27. Fauquier County lost another resident on Aug. 13 and one on July 30. Fauquier County has reported a total of 72 COVID-19 related deaths since the start of the pandemic. 

The VDH does not report demographic data at the county level, but in the RRHD, of the 203 COVID-19 deaths reported in the RRHD so far, 94 have been in residents older than 80. There have been 53 deaths in those 70 to 79 years old, 23 deaths in those 60 to 69, and 24 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, four children younger than 9 years old have died of the virus; seven of those between 10 and 19 have died.

The VDH reported 18 COVID-19 deaths in Virginia yesterday and 20 today. The total number of COVID-19 related deaths in Virginia is listed as 11,899 (1,845 probable).

The seven-day average of COVID-19 deaths in the state is 19 as of Friday. As recently as Aug. 3, the seven-day average was under 3.

Hospitalizations

Fauquier Hospital spokeswoman Sarah Cubbage said Aug. 25 that the hospital was treating one COVID-19 inpatient. Today, she said the number of COVID-19 patients is "just under 10."

Cubbage said, "The best defense is truly to get a COVID-19 vaccine and encourage others to get vaccinated. It is trending that most of the patients we are seeing who are hospitalized with COVID-19 are unvaccinated. Residents still really need to consider wearing a mask, socially distancing from others and practicing proper hand hygiene. When combined, they truly help slow the spread."

According to the VDH, Fauquier County reported seven new COVID-19 hospitalizations today, two new hospitalizations Thursday, two on Wednesday, one on Tuesday, four new hospitalizations on Monday, one Aug. 29, one Aug. 27 and two on Aug. 25. Fauquier tallied 25 hospitalizations in August, and 11 in the first three days of September. There have been a total of 238 COVID-19 hospitalizations in the county since the beginning of the pandemic.

The state added 132 new hospitalizations from COVID today, 86 new hospitalizations Thursday. According to the VDH, the total number of hospitalizations in the state is 34,026 (1,833 probable).

The seven-day average of new hospitalizations is 97. The number has been generally climbing since July 23, when the seven-day average was 19.

In Friday’s updated data from the RRHD, of the 570 people hospitalized, 101 have been older than 80 years old; 97 have been 70 to 79 years old; 104 have been between 60 and 69 years old and 117 have been between 50 and 59. One hundred and thirty-four have been younger than 50. (For 17 of the hospitalizations, age was not reported.)

In the health district, five children younger than 10 and five between 10 and 19 years old have been hospitalized. In the state, 388 younger than 9 have been hospitalized; 474 between 10 and 19 years old have been hospitalized.

VDH data reported here was finalized Thursday, Sept. 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 Sept. 4 states that 1,987 Virginians are hospitalized with COVID-19. The seven-day average number of hospitalizations (1,818) has been rising since July 11, when it was 220.

The VHHA reports that the number of COVID-19 confirmed or COVID-19 suspected patients who were in intensive care units as of Sept. 4 is 474. For perspective, on Jan. 19, 588 patients were in ICU with COVID, the highest number so far in the pandemic. The number of COVID patients in intensive care has been generally rising since July 5, when it was 45.

There are 271 COVID-positive patients receiving ventilator support. As recently as Aug. 24, there were only 45 patients on ventilators.

The VDH and VHHA compile statistics in different ways, so their data does not always match up. For instance, VHHA reported that 63,059 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 34,026 today.

Outbreaks

Information on outbreaks was last updated Sept. 3.

In the local health district, there was an outbreak reported in a long-term care facility today; others were reported Aug. 24 and 26. There were three outbreaks between Aug. 15 and 19 in congregate settings. None of these outbreaks is listed on the VDH’s “outbreaks by exposure settings” page.

There have been a total of 55 outbreaks in the RRHD since the beginning of the pandemic -- 21 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 1,732.

The VDH website does not list any recent outbreaks in Fauquier. One is listed in Madison, at Autumn Care of Madison (11 cases) and one is listed in Orange, at Dogwood Village of Orange County (5 cases).

In the state, there are 1,131 outbreaks being reported in long-term care facilities (resulting in 33,819 cases and 4,294 deaths); 1,640 outbreaks in congregate settings; 244 outbreaks in healthcare settings; 177 in correctional facilities; 121 in college settings; 346 in childcare settings and 473 K-12 outbreaks being reported. There have been a total of 4,142 outbreaks in Virginia since the beginning of the pandemic, 26 more than yesterday.

Rates of transmission

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control ranks counties by level of transmission; Fauquier, as of Saturday morning, is rated “high.” (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.

All counties in the state are rated high today.

Community transmission is based on two metrics – the number of new cases per 100,000 in the last seven days (261 for Fauquier) and percent positivity (11.88% 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 below is from Sept. 2.

As of Sept. 2, 9,992,437 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered to Virginia residents. About 64.3% of the population has been vaccinated with at least one dose; 56.9% of Virginians have been fully vaccinated. In the adult population, 76.4% have been vaccinated with at least one dose; 68% are fully vaccinated.

An average 16,466 vaccine doses are being administered daily in the state; that number has been slowly growing. The last time the vaccination rate rose above 16,000 was June 28.

Thus far, about 59.7% of the county’s residents (all ages combined) have been vaccinated with at least one dose; 53.3% are fully vaccinated. About 71.7% of adults (older than 18) have been vaccinated with at least one dose. The percentage of fully vaccinated adults is 64.3%.

For Virginians between 12 and 17, 61% of the population has been vaccinated with at least one dose (50% are fully vaccinated). Only children between 12 and 17 are eligible for the vaccine. For those 18 and older, 72.7% have received at least one dose of a vaccine (64.7% fully vaccinated); for those aged 65 and older, 88% have received at least one dose (81.4% fully vaccinated).

About 54.8% of Fauquier residents between 12 and 17 have been vaccinated with at least one dose (46% fully vaccinated); 71.7% of those 18 and older (64.3% fully vaccinated) and 87.5% of those 65 and older (79.8% fully vaccinated).

For Virginians older than 12 (which represents everyone in the state who is eligible to be vaccinated), 71.7% have received one dose; 63.3% are fully vaccinated. In Fauquier, 70% of the over-12 population has received one dose; 62.5% are fully vaccinated.