Another Alexandria resident has died from Covid, and cases continue to steadily increase.
As of Monday (July 18), there are 38,174 reported cases, an increase of 540 cases since this time last week. The seven-day average of new cases is now 77.1, up from 70.9, and the seven-day positivity rate for Covid tests is now 19.2%, up from 17.4%.
There have been 196 deaths.
So far this month, there have been 1,312 new cases reported. January saw the most new cases with 12,822 reported, followed by 2,900 cases in May, 2,357 cases in June, 1,488 cases in April, 1,227 cases in February and 593 cases in March.
The city currently has a Medium community level, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
The Alexandria Health Department’s last update was on June 21, to announce the availability of vaccine shots for kids older than six months of age.
- There are 24,942 unvaccinated Alexandria residents
- About 76% of residents (120,124 people) are fully vaccinated
- 84% (132,509 people) of residents got at least one dose
- 62,447 residents got booster shots
This month, VDH reported the following new cases in Alexandria:
- 24 new cases on July 18
- 98 new cases on July 17
- 97 new cases on July 16
- 80 new cases on July 15
- 99 new cases on July 14
- 65 new cases on July 13
- 77 new cases on July 12
- 45 new cases on July 11
- 72 new cases on July 10
- 64 new cases on July 9
- 90 new cases on July 8
- 106 new cases on July 7
- 58 new cases on July 6
- 61 new cases on July 5
- 70 new cases on July 4
- 66 new cases on July 3
- 63 new cases on July 2
- 77 new cases on July 1
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If you had a chance to enhance a child’s future with a time commitment of less than 2 hours a week, how would you respond? You have that opportunity right now to join over 200 Alexandrians as a reading tutor volunteer with the Alexandria Tutoring Consortium (ATC).
ATC tutors work with one child in kindergarten, first, or second grade in Alexandria public schools who need extra help with reading. Tutors meet with their Book Buddy 1-2 times each week for 30 minutes October-May at school, during school hours. Many struggling readers only receive one-on-one instruction through this program, and it makes all the difference. Last year, ATC served 195 children, of whom 82% ended the year reading on grade level and 96% made substantial reading gains. But the need is great, and we are still seeing learning lags from the pandemic.
This year, ATC plans to significantly increase the size of the program to reach over 250 students and to serve every elementary school in Alexandria. This is very exciting news, but we will only succeed if we can recruit more tutors. ATC trains you, matches you with a child, and provides ongoing lesson materials and support.
If you have been thinking about buying your first home or haven’t owned one in the last three years, THIS IS FOR YOU!
In the DMV area, it can be difficult to save the downpayment necessary for you to get into your own home. We have a solution. The Funder’s Summit!
We have assembled a summit with different municipalities to tell you how to access their funds for your home purchase.
Mark your calendars and join us for the Family Fun Fall Fest on Saturday, October 7, 2023, from 11am – 2pm!
This FREE in-person event will be held at the Shoppes at Foxchase, located at 4641 Duke St, Alexandria, VA