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Alexandria sets new COVID-19 case record on Christmas day

Alexandria set a new record of COVID infections on Christmas Day (Saturday, Dec. 25), according to the Virginia Department of Health. That beats the last single-day record of 316 cases, which was set just two days before.

As of today (Monday, Dec. 27), there have been 17,814 reported cases of the coronavirus in Alexandria, which is more than 1,700 new cases since this time last week. The number of deaths from the virus remains at 157.

By the numbers

  • The seven day average of daily new cases is now 248, up from 111
  • The seven-day average of positive COVID-19 tests is now 13.3%, up from 7.2%
  • COVID-related hospitalizations in the city remain low, with eight infections treated in the hospital in the past week

Alexandria transmission rate went from “Substantial” to “High” at the end of November, and sharply rising numbers even prompted the cancellation of Alexandria’s New Year’s Eve celebration — although the fireworks show over the Potomac River is still on for the stroke of midnight.

Just as with Thanksgiving, the Alexandria Health Department recommends avoiding crowds, getting COVID-tested three-to-five days after returning from the winter holiday and get vaccinated.

Vaccine stats

  • There are 32,189 unvaccinated Alexandria residents
  • About 69% of residents (105,713 people) are fully vaccinated
  • 80% (122,618) of residents have gotten at least one dose
  • About 58% (10,179) of the city’s 5-17-year-olds are fully vaccinated
  • 38,558 residents have gotten a booster shot

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

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Monarch Montessori School located in the heart of Del Ray is enrolling children 6 weeks to 6 years of age for our half day and full day program.

Our hours of operation are 8:00 AM  to 5:30 PM, Monday-Friday. Monarch Montessori School is open year round, with intermittent breaks.  

Children engage in self-directed, self-initiated activities under the guidance of a trained Montessori teacher. Classroom sizes range from 8-12 students. Our robust curriculum includes botany, sensorial activities, the social graces, culture, math, science, practical life, geography, music appreciation and language arts. 

You’ll get half off of the registration fee when you register and begin care with us before April 30, 2023.

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Clients and patients are becoming more aware of the requirements of HIPAA compliance and how the regulation protects their personal information. Forward-thinking providers like EDBS Dental Billing Solutions choose the HIPAA Seal of Compliance to differentiate their services.

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Del Ray Dog Fest & Yappy Hour

The 1st Annual Del Ray Dog Fest is a fun outdoor event that will include dog-centered activities, dog menu items, live music, vendors and food on Sunday, April 2 from 11am- 3pm at the George Washington Middle School parking lot.


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