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Covid numbers receding in Alexandria, but January has been one of the worst months ever for infections

Alexandria’s Covid numbers are still going down for the second straight week. The city has experienced 8,873 cases in January, making it one of the worst months since the beginning of the pandemic nearly two years ago.

There have been 27,353 total cases in Alexandria, an increase of 1,467 cases since this time last week. There have also been 8,873 cases reported in Alexandria so far this month, including 930 cases reported within Alexandria City Public Schools since Dec. 1, of which 288 are children and 620 are staff.

The number of deaths has climbed by two since last week to 165.

The city’s transmission rate went from “Substantial” to “High” last month.

By the numbers

  • The seven day average of daily new cases is now 208, down from 337 this time last week
  • The seven-day average of positive COVID-19 tests is now 21.7%, down from 27.4% last week

Vaccine stats

  • There are 28,503 unvaccinated Alexandria residents
  • About 70% of residents (107,389 people) are fully vaccinated
  • 82% (125,965) of residents have gotten at least one dose
  • As of last week, 44,419 residents have gotten a booster shot (current numbers not available on VDH website)

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

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