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Alexandria surpasses 14,000 cases of COVID-19, numbers of unvaccinated sick kids ‘unexpectedly’ high

(Updated at 425 p.m. Tuesday, October 19) Alexandria has reached yet another grim milestone, as the city surpassed 14,000 reported cases of COVID-19 since the pandemic began, according to the Virginia Department of Health.

As of today (Monday, October 18), the number of cases has climbed to 14,070, up 171 cases since this time last week.

The number of cases for children under 12 is “unexpectedly” high, accounting for 287 cases in August and September, according to the Alexandria Health Department.

“Children under 12 years old are not yet eligible for vaccination, which is likely a contributor to this result,” AHD reported.

The death toll remains at 148.

The seven day average of daily new cases reported is 22, the seven-day average of new COVID-19 cases for every 100,000 people is 13.9, down from 15.8 last week. There have been about 197 cases reported in the last two weeks, and the seven-day average of positive COVID-19 tests is 3.1%, according to the the Virginia Department of Health.

In the meantime, 100.5% of Alexandria’s 12-17-year-olds (7,376 kids) have gotten at least one shot of the COVID-19 vaccine, while 88% (6,462) have been fully vaccinated according to VDH. Just over 69% (90,310) of residents over the age of 18 have been vaccinated, a have about 80% (15,551) of seniors.

How is 100.5% possible for Alexandria’s 12-17-year-olds? Natalie Talis, a population health manager with the Alexandria Health Department said that VDH uses National Center for Health Statistics population estimates, and that the vaccines administered exceed the population estimates.

“We have heard that VDH will start to use 2020 census data, but we are not sure when,” Talis said. “Any time population estimates are used, there is a risk of a discrepancy.”

There have also been 41 cases reported in Alexandria City Public Schools in October. There were also 64 cases reported last month in ACPS.

Alexandria has experienced high transmission since mid-August, while Manassas Park is the only locality in Virginia seeing moderate transmission. Arlington County, Fairfax County, Fairfax City and Charles City have moved from high to “substantial” transmission.

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

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