As COVID numbers continue to rise, the Alexandria City Council will allow the city’s state of emergency to expire on June 30.
The declaration was made by Council in March 2020, and has been extended five times.
Alexandria Mayor Justin Wilson says there is no need for another extension.
“But we will be allowing the emergency declaration to expire as there is no need to continue the authority that it enables any further,” Wilson told ALXnow. “(T)he need for an emergency declaration to address the impacts of the pandemic will be past us.”
The Alexandria Health Department’s last update was on May 20, to announce the availability of booster shots for kids ages five to 11.
Today (June 6), Alexandria surpassed 35,000 cases of COVID-19. The official number is 35,041, according to the Virginia Department of Health.
The death toll remains at 189.
The seven-day average of new cases is 83.9 — down for the third straight week. Three weeks ago, the seven day-average for new cases reached 199.4.
The seven-day positivity rate for Covid tests is 17%, up from 16.6% last week.
In Alexandria City Public Schools, there have been 1,191 cases reported since Dec. 1. Of those, 1,005 are children and 206 are staff, but the numbers on the school system’s dashboard don’t add up.
So far, there have been 536 new cases reported in the first six days in June, and the month is already assured to at least be the third-worst month of the year for new cases.
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.
VDH reported the following new cases this month in Alexandria:
- 70 new cases on June 6
- 87 new cases on June 5
- 85 new cases on June 4
- 93 new cases on June 3
- 138 new cases on June 2
- 63 new cases on June 1
- There are 22,345 unvaccinated Alexandria residents
- About 78% of residents (119,447 people) are fully vaccinated
- 86% (131,535 people) of residents got at least one dose
- 64,854 residents got booster shots
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