Covid cases continue to recede in Alexandria for the fourth straight week, and local pharmacies are now giving out free adult N95 face masks as part of a new federal program.
There were also seven news deaths reported since this time last week, bringing the death toll from the virus to 172.
The new face masks can be found at the same pharmacies that provide free COVID-19 vaccines, according to the Alexandria Health Department.
There have been 28,838 total reported cases in Alexandria, an increase of 536 cases since this time last week. The seven day average of daily new cases is now 77, down from 84.5 this time last week. The seven-day average of positive COVID-19 tests is now 12.4%, down from 15.7% last week.
The city’s transmission rate went from “Substantial” to “High” in December.
Fluctuating ACPS numbers
There have also been 506 cases reported within Alexandria City Public Schools since Dec. 1, of which 434 are children and 85 are staff, although the numbers listed on the school system’s new dashboard have proved unreliable.
- Last week the dashboard listed 523 cases systemwide with 202 student infections and 46 infected staffers since Dec. 1
- Two weeks ago, ACPS reported 930 cases since Dec. 1, with 288 infected children and 620 infected staffers
- There are 26,907 unvaccinated Alexandria residents
- About 74% of residents (114,195 people) are fully vaccinated
- 83% (126,973) of residents have gotten at least one dose
- As of Feb. 4, 53,396 residents have gotten a booster shot
By the time this story is published, candidates will have just an hour-and-a-half to file the necessary paperwork to run in the Jan. 9 special election to fill the vacant seat on the Alexandria School Board.
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