33 New Cases of COVID-19 in Alexandria, Total Now 354

Alexandria now has 354 new cases of COVID-19, an increase of 33 cases since yesterday, according to the Virginia Department of Health.

There are no reports of additional fatalities, and so far seven people have died from the virus in the city.

There have been 1,4774 COVID-19 tests administered in the city, according to VDH. One small outbreak of two or more cases in the city has been reported so far — at an undisclosed educational setting. VDH also reported that there are 40 COVID-19 hospitalizations in the city at this time.

Statewide, there have been 258 deaths and there are 8,053 total cases. There have been more than 51,931 tests administered and there are reportedly 1,296 hospitalizations.

The city is continuing to advise residents to stay home, and if they have to go outside to stay six feet from other people to minimize the spread of the virus.

Additionally, the city warned against phone and email scams with the following message:

Some people are using this time of crisis to take advantage of others with phone and email scams. Common examples include fake “test kits” or cures; illegitimate health organizations; malicious websites or applications that claim to share COVID-19 information but steal personal information or install malware; and fraudulent charities. Use caution when receiving any email that includes a COVID-19-related subject line, attachment, or hyperlink. Beware of fake phone calls or emails, or texts that may try to trick the recipient into revealing sensitive information or donating to fraudulent charities or causes. Never give personal information, including banking information, Social Security numbers, or other personally identifiable information over the phone or email.

Visit trusted official sources such as the  City of Alexandria, the  Virginia Department of Health, and the  Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for COVID-19 information. Visit the CDC’s page on  COVID-19-related phone scams and phishing attacks, learn  what the Federal Trade Commission is doing, and read the Federal Drug Administration’s information about  fraudulent Coronavirus tests, vaccines and treatments.

The full breakdown of the spread so far: