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Alexandria reports 204 COVID-19 cases in July, a big jump over last month

Alexandria’s COVID-19 uptick continues to gain steam, as there have been 118 new cases reported in the last week, according to the Virginia Department of Health.

There were also 204 new cases reported in the month of July, a  343% increase over June, which only saw 43 new cases.

Alexandria’s numbers now reveal 12,165 reported cases since the onset of the pandemic in March 2020, as well as 577 COVID-related hospitalizations. The death count remains unchanged at 141 for the last three weeks.

VDH also says unvaccinated Virginians are making up 99.6% of new cases.

So far, 81,598 residents have been fully vaccinated, and 94,409 residents have been partially vaccinated. Just over 67% of residents below the age of 18 have been fully vaccinated,  so have 60% of residents 18 and older and 76% of seniors.

Alexandria City Public Schools will also determine this week whether face masks will be required when school starts on August 24, and the city is recommending residents wear face masks indoors again, regardless of their vaccination status.

Alexandria has a goal of fully vaccinating 110,000 residents, which is 80% of the population, and the Alexandria Health Department and mayor believe the city has already reached that goal. They say that city’s vaccination numbers don’t reflect shots given to residents outside of the city, like in Maryland or D.C.

Find vaccine providers in Alexandria here. If you feel sick, get tested.

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