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Covid-19 is very prevalent in our area Health District and throughout Virginia. As of January 7th, there are 107 persons hospitalized with Covid-19 in our Health District. The City of Fredericksburg has had 20 new infections reported since yesterday and a total of 1,126 infections since the beginning of the pandemic. The death toll for City residents stands at 11 since the beginning of the pandemic.
The positivity rate (7 day moving average) now stands at 19.2% for the Health District, this is an average of just over 800 tests conducted per day. The percentage is the highest since the early days of the pandemic back in late May. The number of tests performed then was nowhere near what we test today. Hospital ICU capacity in our region is stressed (includes both COVID and non-COVID) patients.
City of Fredericksburg Government buildings remain closed to public access, but departments remain fully operational. Many City staff have been asked to telecommute, and in person teams have adjusted schedules to provide the safest working environment for City employees - and help slow the spread of the virus. The public is encouraged to use online services when possible for conducting City business. We ask for patience if delays in service are encountered. Citizens can find the City Government’s current operating status online at Fredericksburgva.gov. If you need help finding out information, please feel free to email email@example.com or call 540-372-1010.
Public safety officials are asking residents to remain even more vigilant in the month of January by: