Three more Alexandria residents have died of COVID-19 since this time last week, as an emergency alert will go out Monday at 10 a.m. to notify anyone 16 and older that they are eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine.
“Virginia will send alerts through the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Integrated Public Alert and Warning System (IPAWS) to participating wireless carriers, which then push the alerts to compatible mobile devices in the area,” according to the Virginia Department of Emergency Management.
On Monday, April 19, around 10 a.m., #Virginia will be issuing a Wireless Emergency Alert System message alerting everyone 16+ that they are now eligible to register for a #COVID19 vaccine under phase 2. More information: https://t.co/aO4qAwINVl #VaccinateVA pic.twitter.com/AyWlHSxpeA
— Virginia Department of Emergency Management (@VDEM) April 18, 2021
The city will receive more than 8,100 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine this week, according to the city. This doesn’t include doses that are being distributed to Neighborhood Health or pharmacies receiving doses from the federal government.
Residents eligible for Phases 1a, 1b, or 1c, who pre-registered before April 10, “should have received an invitation to schedule a vaccine appointment,” according to the city. “If you have not received an invitation to schedule, first check your spam folder. Please complete this form if you have not been contacted.”
According to the Alexandria Health Department:
- COVID-19 vaccination providers cannot charge residents for the vaccine or for the balance of a vaccine bill not paid by insurance
- Vaccine providers can not charge residents for administration fees or copays
- Anyone who does not have health insurance can’t be denied for a vaccine
- No additional medical services will be offered for anyone needing a vaccine
Across Virginia, there have been 10,595 deaths and there are or have been 647,111 cases of the virus. There have also been 6.8 million PCR (polymerase chain reaction) tests and the state’s seven-day positivity rate is 6.1%.
According to VDH, 58,555 residents have gotten at least one shot and 29,412 residents have been fully vaccinated.
White residents far outpace other races in the city for first doses and full vaccinations.
- White — 15,487 first doses, 10,924 fully vaccinated
- Latino — 6,284 first doses, 3,437 fully vaccinated
- Black — 3,511 first doses, 2,258 fully vaccinated
- Other — 3,018 first doses, 2,112 fully vaccinated
- Asian of Pacific Islander — 1,368 first doses, 789 fully vaccinated
- Native American — 187 first doses, 94 fully vaccinated
Women have received 33,475 first doses and 15,080 have gotten their second shot, while 25,080 men have received their first doses and 11,941 have been fully vaccinated.The following age groups received their vaccinations:
- 80+ — 3,011 got one dose, 2,480 fully vaccinated
- 70-79 — 6,893 got one dose, 5,716 fully vaccinated
- 60-69 — 9,417 got one dose, 6,542 fully vaccinated
- 50-59 — 9,550 got one dose, 5,313 fully vaccinated
- 40-49 — 10,198 got one dose, 5,550 fully vaccinated
- 30-39 — 12,459 got one dose, 6,540 fully vaccinated
- 20-29 — 6,097 got one dose, 3,015 fully vaccinated
- 10-19 — 1,022 got one dose, 315 fully vaccinated
- 0-9 — No Vaccines distributed
To date, 133 city residents have died of COVID-19, and 11,277 have contracted the virus, according to the Virginia Department of Health. That’s 200 more cases since this time last week, and the city’s seven-day moving average is now 26.3, which is down from 33 this time last week.
The most recent fatalities were three men, two in their sixties and one man in his 80s.
There are or have been 5,942 women (with 62 deaths) and 5,484 men (with 71 deaths) in Alexandria with the virus. The only age groups that have not experienced a death are children and teenagers.
- 80+ — 54 deaths, 272 cases
- 70-79 — 33 deaths, 359 cases
- 60-69 — 22 deaths, 856 cases
- 50-59 — 15 deaths, 1,367 cases
- 40-49 — Four deaths, 1,916 cases
- 30-39 — Three deaths, 2,649 cases
- 20-29 — One death, 2,342 cases
- 10-19 — Zero deaths, 860 cases
- 0-9 — Zero deaths, 834 cases
Latino residents have the most infections with 3,747 reported cases (19 deaths), white residents with 3,001 cases (63 deaths), and Black residents with 2,453 cases (39 deaths). There are 567 cases with Asian or Pacific Islander residents (eight deaths), 379 cases classified as “other” (two deaths) and 13 native American cases (no deaths).
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