Alexandria’s coronavirus transmission rate has shifted from “High” to “Substantial”, as the spread of the virus has slowed over the past week.
As of today (Monday, October 25), the number of cases climbed to 14,194, up 124 cases since this time last week. The seven day average of daily new cases reported is 18, down from 22 last week.
There has also been another death, and the death toll is now at 149, according to the the Virginia Department of Health.
By the numbers
The seven-day average of new COVID-19 cases for every 100,000 people is 11, down from 13.9 last week. There have been about 174 cases reported in the last two weeks (versus 197 cases last week), and the seven-day average of positive COVID-19 tests is 2.9%, down from 3.1%.
There has been a shift from “High” to “Substantial” for a number of localities in Virginia over the past week, for Arlington County, Loudoun County, Fairfax County, Lancaster County, Middlesex County, Northampton County, Hampton County, Surry County, Charles City and Virginia Beach. The localities with “Moderate” transmission are now the City of Fairfax, Greensville County and Manassas City.
There have been 69 cases reported within Alexandria City Public Schools in October. There were also 64 cases reported last month in ACPS.
Vaccines and booster shots
In the meantime, the Alexandria Health Department recommends that anyone 12 and older should get the vaccine. AHD also says residents 65 and older, anyone living in a long-term care setting or anyone 18 and older with underlying medical conditions should get booster shots.
“Now, if you’re one of those folks who got the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, the CDC is recommending that you get a booster shot, regardless of your health condition or the setting that you work or live in,” said Natalie Talis, an AHD population health manager.
About 89% of Alexandria’s 12-17-year-olds (6,514) have been fully vaccinated according to VDH. That number has not been updated since last week.
Just over 69% (90,790) of residents older than 18 have been vaccinated, as have about 80% (15,602) of seniors.
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