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.
- 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
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