Post Content

Update: One new death, 137 new Covid cases since last week in Alexandria

There has been another death and 137 new cases of the virus in Alexandria over the last week, bringing the total number of deaths to 185 and the number of cases to 29,946, according to the Virginia Department of Health.

Still, the pandemic is winding down in Alexandria. One of the biggest signs is the fact that it’s been nearly two weeks since the Alexandria Health Department last posted a COVID-19 update. The city last released Covid information on March 8 — a stark difference from nearly two years of daily updates from the city, and a surge in January that saw a record-setting 12,822 positive cases.

Additionally, as of March 15, VDH no longer publishes its Level of Community Transmission dashboard, and community transmission is now determined by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which gave Alexandria a “Low” transmission rating at the end of February.

Mayor Justin Wilson has also not mentioned Covid on social media since March 11.

There have also been 618 cases reported within Alexandria City Public Schools since Dec. 1, an increase of 15 cases. Of those, 529 are children and 107 are staff, although the numbers listed on the school system’s dashboard don’t add up.

Alexandria remains in a state of emergency until June 30.

Vaccine stats

  • There are 24,584 unvaccinated Alexandria residents
  • About 76% of residents (116,712 people) are fully vaccinated
  • 84% (129,296 people) of residents got at least one dose
  • 57,814 residents got booster shots

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

Recent Stories

A major affordable housing development in the city’s Braddock area is headed to the Planning Commission tonight. Tonight’s meeting on the proposed Samuel Madden redevelopment comes after more than a…

Almost exactly two years after it opened, Loyal Companion (923 N. St. Asaph Street) in Old Town North will be closing for good. The location’s closure is part of a…

A man suffered non-life-threatening injuries when he was attacked by group of men in Arlandria on Monday morning, according to police. Police were dispatched to the intersection of W. Glebe…

Helen is a 7-year-old black and brown brindle beauty searching for her forever home! Helen is currently up for adoption at the Animal Welfare League of Alexandria. This polite girl…

Alexandria Women for Good donated $6,720 to Alexandria’s Community Lodgings from their first donation cycle! They toured one of the learning centers, met some of the staff and kids, and handed over a big check.

Alexandria Women for Good is a newly formed local Grapevine Giving Circle composed of local Alexandria women who make the commitment to give back to the local community regularly and intentionally. Each quarter they raise money to give to local nonprofits making a difference.

For more information visit: https://www.grapevine.org/giving- circle/3y6h4Ay/Alexandria-Women-for-Good

Read More

Submit your own Community Post here.

Hi, my name is Moneim Z., and I am a blind male with chronic kidney disease, who needs a living kidney donor for a transplant. My blood type is B+, and I can accept a kidney from individuals who have blood types B and O.

To read my story, please see the attached letter.

To contact me directly, please email me at [email protected] or call at 571-428-5065. My living donor coordinator at INOVA Hospital, Amileen Cruz can be reached at (703) 776-8370 , or via email at [email protected]

Thank you!

Read More

Submit your own Community Post here.

×

Subscribe to our mailing list