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COVID-19 update: Alexandria getting boost of vaccine doses this week

Alexandria will receive 11,040 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine this week, which is 3,340 more than what was distributed last week.

The vaccines will be a mix of first and second doses, and does not include doses at local pharmacies and from Neighborhood Health, according to the Alexandria Health Department (AHD).

“AHD uses the doses received at their large vaccine events and allocates the rest to private providers,” the health department said.

AHD continued, “AHD directly schedules appointments, by phone or email, for their vaccine events and the vast majority of private providers in Alexandria from the existing pre-registration list. The other private providers are vaccinating eligible residents based on AHD’s guidance.”

The city wants 80% of residents ages 16 and older (106,618 people) vaccinated by July 31. Residents can pre-register with the city to get the vaccine here.

To date, 128 city residents have died of COVID-19, and 10,912 have contracted the virus, according to the Virginia Department of Health. That’s 142 more cases since this time last week, and the city’s seven-day moving average is at 19.4.

Across Virginia, there have been 10,219 deaths and there are or have been 616,509 cases of the virus. There have also been 6.5 million PCR (polymerase chain reaction) tests and the state’s seven-day positivity rate is 5.8%.

Vaccine Update

According to VDH, 35,428 residents have gotten at least one shot and 19,074 residents have been fully vaccinated.

White residents far outpace other races in the city for first doses and full vaccinations.

  • White — 11,358 first doses, 7,665 fully vaccinated
  • Latino — 3,405 first doses, 1,610 fully vaccinated
  • Black — 2,510 first doses, 1,498 fully vaccinated
  • Other — 2,179 first doses, 1,475 fully vaccinated
  • Asian of Pacific Islander — 811 first doses, 481 fully vaccinated
  • Native American — 93 first doses, 40 fully vaccinated

Women have received 21,205 first doses and 12,434 have gotten their second shot, while 14,233 men have received their first doses and 7,640 have been fully vaccinated.The following age groups received their vaccinations:

  • 80+    — 2,834 got one dose, 2,224 fully vaccinated
  • 70-79 — 6,415 got one dose, 4,741 fully vaccinated
  • 60-69 — 7,186 got one dose, 4,140 fully vaccinated
  • 50-59 — 5,077 got one dose, 2,339 fully vaccinated
  • 40-49 — 5,088 got one dose, 2,471 fully vaccinated
  • 30-39 — 5,840 got one dose, 2,780 fully vaccinated
  • 20-29 — 2,732 got one dose, 1,320 fully vaccinated
  • 10-19  — 319 got one dose, 110 fully vaccinated
  • 0-9     — No Vaccines distributed

Demographics

There are or have been 5,659 women (with 60 deaths) and 5,197 men (with 68 deaths) in Alexandria with the virus. The only age groups that have not experienced a death are children and teenagers.

  • 80+    — 52 deaths, 266 cases
  • 70-79 — 33 deaths, 349 cases
  • 60-69 — 22 deaths, 812 cases
  • 50-59 — 14 deaths, 1,267 cases
  • 40-49 — Three deaths, 1,810 cases
  • 30-39 — Two deaths, 2,503 cases
  • 20-29 — One death, 2,168 cases
  • 10-19  — Zero deaths, 792 cases
  • 0-9     — Zero deaths, 779 cases

Latino residents have the most infections with 3,623 reported cases (19 deaths), white residents with 2,827 cases (62 deaths), and Black residents with 2,293 cases (34 deaths). There are 539 cases with Asian or Pacific Islander residents (six deaths), 355 cases classified as “other” (two deaths) and 11 native American cases (no deaths).

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