June already among worst months of 2022 for new COVID cases in Alexandria

June is tracking to be one of the worst months this year for new Covid cases in Alexandria.

As of Monday (June 13), reported cases reached 35,638 — with 597 new cases since this time last week, according to the Virginia Department of Health.

There were 1,133 new cases reported in the first 13 days in June.

January saw the most new cases, with 12,822 reported, followed by 2,900 cases in May, 1,488 cases in April, 1,227 cases in February and 593 cases in March.

The death toll remains at 189. The seven-day average of new cases is 85.3, breaking a three-week downward streak. The seven-day average last week was 83.9, and a month ago it reached 199.4.

The number of deaths remains at 189, although for two weeks starting June 6, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Center for Health Statistics has not updated its list of fatalities for “coding purposes,” according to VDH.

The seven-day positivity rate for Covid tests dropped modestly to 16.4%, down from is 17% last week.

In Alexandria City Public Schools, there have been 1,221 cases reported since Dec. 1. Of those, 1,032 are children and 209 are staff, but the numbers on the school system’s dashboard don’t add up.

Alexandria currently has a Medium community level, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Despite the numbers, the City Council will allow the two-and-a-half-year-long state of emergency to expire on June 30.

The Alexandria Health Department’s last update was on May 20, to announce the availability of booster shots for kids ages five to 11.

VDH reported the following new cases this month in Alexandria:

  • 77 new cases on June 13
  • 78 new cases on June 12
  • 90 new cases on June 11
  • 91 new cases on June 10
  • 82 new cases on June 9
  • 108 new cases on June 8
  • 71 new cases on June 7
  • 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

Vaccine Update

  • There are 22,198 unvaccinated Alexandria residents
  • About 78% of residents (119,606 people) are fully vaccinated
  • 86% (131,682 people) of residents got at least one dose
  • 65,101 residents got booster shots