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Alexandria starts May with rising numbers of Covid cases, two more deaths

Alexandria has started the month of May with a high number of new cases.

As of May 2 (Monday), reported cases of Covid climbed to 31,687, an increase of 407 cases since this time last week.

Two more COVID-related deaths were also reported in Alexandria by the Virginia Department of Health, bringing the death toll from the virus to 188.

The seven-day average for new cases is 68.7, up from 54.4 last week. The seven-day positivity rate for Covid tests is 10.2%.

New cases were not reported by VDH on April 30 or May 1, and the number of cases reported on May 2 was 172 — the most cases reported for a single day since January.

Daily coronavirus counts over the past 13 weeks in Alexandria. (Via VDH)

There were 1,488 reported cases in April, which has turned out to be the second worst month for new cases this year. Also last month, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention downgraded Alexandria’s s community level from “Low” to “Medium”.

The April figures are a 151% increase over the 593 cases reported in March, and 20% more than the 12,227 cases reported in February.

In Alexandria City Public Schools, there have been 756 cases reported since Dec. 1. Of those, 646 are children and 131 are staff, but the numbers on the school system’s dashboard don’t add up.

The city remains in a state of emergency until June 30.

Vaccine stats

  • There are 23,236 unvaccinated Alexandria residents
  • About 77% of residents (118,441 people) are fully vaccinated
  • 85% (130,644 people) of residents got at least one dose
  • 62,378 residents got booster shots

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