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2,900 new Covid cases were reported in Alexandria in May

May has been the second worst month for new Covid cases this year, with 2,900 cases reported. That’s a 94% increase over the 1,488 cases reported last month.

As of Tuesday (May 31), the total number of reported cases reached 34,505, with 189 deaths, according to the Virginia Department of Health. That’s an increase of 741 cases since this time last week, with the seven-day average of new cases now at 105.9, down from 199.4 last week, but still higher than the 78.6 at the beginning of the month.

The seven-day positivity rate for Covid tests is 16.6%, up from 15.2% last week and 12.4% as reported in the first days of May.

January was the worst month of 2022, with 12,822 reported, followed by a steep drop to 1,227 cases in February. There were only 593 cases reported in March, and 1,488 new cases in April. Alexandria currently has a Medium community level, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Vaccine update

The Alexandria Health Department now offers vaccine boosters for children ages 5 to 11 at least five months after their last dose.

  • There are 22,508 unvaccinated Alexandria residents
  • About 78% of residents (119,280 people) are fully vaccinated
  • 85% (131,372 people) of residents got at least one dose
  • 63,779 residents got booster shots

In Alexandria City Public Schools, there have been 1,140 cases reported since Dec. 1. Of those, 965 are children and 195 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.

VDH reported the following new cases this month in Alexandria:

  • 51 new cases on May 31
  • 146 new cases on May 30
  • No cases reported on May 29
  • 93 new cases on May 28
  • 111 reported on May 27
  • 135 new cases on May 26
  • 111 new cases on May 25
  • 94 new cases on May 24
  • 90 new cases on May 23
  • 106 new cases on May 22
  • 112 new cases on May 21
  • 137 new cases on May 20
  • 167 new cases on May 19
  • 132 new cases on May 18
  • 92 new cases on May 17
  • 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

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