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COVID-19 Update: Alexandria ties with Arlington for lowest seven-day positivity rate in Virginia

Alexandria’s seven-day average of positive COVID-19 tests is now the lowest in Virginia.

The percentage was 3.1%, as of Tuesday, September 7, even though the city is experiencing a high level of transmission for the third straight week, according to the Virginia Department of Health.

Mayor Justin Wilson says that the low seven-day average is a good sign.

“We know what works: vax + masks indoors,” Wilson tweeted. “Keep it up.”

There are now 12,994 reported cases in the city since the first case was reported in March 2020. That’s an increase of 177 cases since this time last week. There have also been 53 cases reported in Alexandria City Public Schools since last month. The death toll stands at 142.

There have been 209,668 Polymer Chain Reaction (PCR) tests administered in the city; 25,026 antigen tests and 7,937 antibody tests.

Below are statistics for neighboring jurisdictions:

  • Arlington County has 16,872 cases, 261 deaths and a 3.1% seven-day positivity rate
  • Fairfax County has 85,151 cases, 1,167 deaths and a 4.5% seven-day positivity rate
  • Loudoun County has 30,903 cases, 285 deaths and a 5.4% seven-day positivity rate

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

So far, 87,136 residents have been fully vaccinated, and 100,390 residents have been partially vaccinated. Nearly 64% of residents over the age of 18 have been vaccinated, and so have nearly 78% of seniors.

Public events haven’t stopped. On Sunday, the Old Town Festival of Speed & Style brought thousands of visitors to King Street over the weekend, and on Monday a vast majority of elected officials and candidates converged for the Alexandria Democratic Committee’s annual Labor Day Picnic, which included an appearance by gubernatorial candidate, former Governor Terry McAuliffe.

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

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