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No new coronavirus cases reported today in Alexandria

In a first for the city since at least the start of the year, there have been no new cases of coronavirus and no new hospitalizations reported in Alexandria.

The city’s count of total cases stands at 11,799, with total hospitalizations at 563, according to the Virginia Department of Health.

Since May 13, the death toll has also held steady at 135.

The news comes as the city also passes the halfway point to its target for total vaccinations. The Alexandria target for total number of residents vaccinated is 110,000 — or 80% of the population. Currently 56,098 Alexandrians are fully vaccinated, and 67,282 have been partially vaccinated.

No new cases were also reported in neighboring Arlington.

The city also recently voted to lift the mask mandate, bringing the city into alignment with state mask regulations.

According to the city:

There are some instances when fully vaccinated people should continue to wear masks indoors, including on public transit, in health care facilities, and in congregate settings. Since vaccine clinics are considered health care settings, masks will be required by all patients, guests, volunteers, and staff, while inside and outside of vaccine sites. Businesses retain the ability to require masks in their establishments. Employees who work in certain business sectors-including restaurants, retail, fitness, personal care, and entertainment-must continue to wear masks unless they are fully vaccinated, per CDC guidance. The order also states that all K-12 students, teachers, staff and visitors must wear a mask over their nose and mouth while on school property, regardless of vaccination status.

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