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Alexandria hits record high for COVID testing

COVID testing data, photo via Justin Wilson/Twitter

Alexandria is seeing an uptick in reported COVID cases in part due to the Omicron variant, but it could also have something to do with the record number of Alexandrians getting COVID tested before the holidays.

Mayor Justin Wilson said on Twitter that the city saw its single biggest day for COVID testing last Friday.

“1,640 tests were recorded in the City,” Wilson said, “blowing away the previous record from May ’20.”

ACPS has also asked that students and staff get tested before returning from the winter break.

Testing providers are struggling to keep up with the demand, but Washingtonian reported on some of the ways folks around the area can find last-minute tests before the holidays.

Photo via Justin Wilson/Twitter