The number of COVID-19 cases in the city is now at 44 — an increase of eight cases since March 29.
The Alexandria Health Department announced the new number of cases on the city website on Tuesday, March 31.
The city released the following statement:
On March 31, the Alexandria Health Department confirmed eight additional cases of COVID-19 in Alexandria, bringing the total to 44. AHD is identifying and contacting individuals who came in close contact with the confirmed cases. The close contacts will be asked to self-quarantine and actively monitor for fever and respiratory symptoms. If they start experiencing symptoms, they will immediately undergo testing. As a result of the AHD’s case investigations and expanded testing through private providers, the number of positive cases is expected to continue to increase.
There are currently 1250 cases of COVID-19 and 27 deaths in Virginia, according to the Virginia Department of Health.
The city is encouraging the public to donate personal protective equipment to the fire and police departments. Additionally, volunteers are needed with the Alexandria Medical Reserve Corps to support the health department in the city’s preparedness and response efforts. More ways to help can also be found with Volunteer Alexandria.