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COVID-19 cases surge past 20,000 in Alexandria, record broken as more than 1,000 new cases reported in single day

Alexandria surged past 20,000 new cases of COVID-19 going into the New Year, and on Sunday (Jan. 2) set yet another single-day record for the most reported cases ever.

COVID-19 peaked in Alexandria on Sunday with 1,040 newly reported cases, according to the Virginia Department of Health. As of today (Tuesday, Jan. 4) there have been 20,875 reported cases, which is more than 3,000 within the last week.

There have also been four more deaths, bringing the death toll from the virus to 161.

By the numbers

  • The seven day average of daily new cases is now 399, up from 248 last week
  • The seven-day average of positive COVID-19 tests is now 28.6%, up from 13.3% last week
  • There are 20 infections currently being treated at Inova Alexandria Hospital

Vaccine stats

  • There are 30,233 unvaccinated Alexandria residents
  • About 69% of residents (106,155 people) are fully vaccinated
  • 80% (123,647) of residents have gotten at least one dose
  • 40,594 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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