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Alexandria and neighboring jurisdictions now experiencing ‘Low’ transmission rate, says CDC

Alexandria, Fairfax County and Arlington now have low Covid transmission levels, according to the Centers For Disease Control and Prevention.

The CDC’s last update on community levels was on Feb. 25. The Virginia Department of Health still lists the city’s transmission rate as high, although the categorization has not been updated since Feb. 19. Alexandria has experienced high transmission since December.

There are 29,434 total reported cases in Alexandria, an increase of 130 cases since last week. There have been four more COVID-related deaths, bringing the death toll in the city to 184.

There have been 1,227 new Covid cases in February — a far cry from January, which saw a record-setting 12,822 positive cases.

The seven day average of new cases is now 20, down from 29 last week, and the seven-day average of positive COVID-19 tests is now 5.7%, down from 6.5%.

Alexandria City Public Schools reports a total of 582 cases since December 1 (up 10 cases since last week), although the number of infected staff and students adds up to 599.

Vaccine stats

  • There are 25,161 unvaccinated Alexandria residents
  • About 75% of residents (116,047 people) are fully vaccinated
  • 84% (128,719 people) of residents have gotten at least one dose
  • 126,478 residents have gotten booster shots

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