Covid levels continue to rise in Alexandria.
As of Monday (May 16), the number of cases climbed to 32,928, an increase of 691 cases since this time last week.
The seven-day average of cases is 98.7, up from 78.6 last week, and the seven-day positivity rate for Covid tests is 14.7%, up from 12.4%. Deaths from the virus remain at 188.
May is tracking to be the second worst month of the year for infections, with 1,323 cases reported.
January saw the most-ever cases with 12,822 reported, followed by a steep drop to 1,227 cases in February. There were only 593 cases reported in March, and during that month City Council loosened its mask and distancing requirements after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention moved the City’s community level from High to Low. The CDC downgraded the city’s community level to Medium in April, which saw 1,488 new cases reported.
The Alexandria Health Department’s last Covid update was published on May 5.
VDH reported the following new cases this month in Alexandria:
- 63 new cases on May 16
- 106 new cases on May 15
- 112 new cases on May 14
- 119 new cases on May 13
- 133 new cases on May 12
- 85 new cases on May 11
- 73 new cases on May 10
- 61 new cases on May 9
- 62 new cases on May 8
- 113 new cases on May 7
- 79 new cases on May 6
- 82 new cases on May 5
- 106 new cases on May 4
- 47 new cases on May 3
- 46 new cases on May 2
- 36 new cases on May 1
- There are 22,871 unvaccinated Alexandria residents
- About 77% of residents (118,898 people) are fully vaccinated
- 85% (131,009 people) of residents got at least one dose
- 63,309 residents got booster shots
In Alexandria City Public Schools, there have been 941 cases reported since Dec. 1. Of those, 803 are children and 157 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.
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