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.
Struggling to get access to COVID testing?
You're not imagining things.
Friday was Alexandria's single biggest day of COVID testing, ever.
1,640 tests were recorded in the City, blowing away the previous record from May '20.
Testing providers are working to keep up. pic.twitter.com/WQxroaJmCS
— Justin Wilson (@justindotnet) December 21, 2021
Photo via Justin Wilson/Twitter
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