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Alexandria’s community level goes from ‘Medium’ to ‘Low’

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has returned Alexandria’s community level from “Medium” to “Low.”

The city had a Medium community level since April, and the city now joins its regional counterparts in Fairfax, Loudoun and Arlington Counties with the Low designation.

Cases are still cropping up, but at a much lower rate than previous months. As of Monday (September 12), there are 41,200 reported cases and 201 deaths, which is an increase of three deaths since this time last month.

The seven-day average of new cases is 36.9 — down from 55.6 at around this time last month.

There have been 443 cases reported so far in September.

Below are new cases this month.

  • 32 new cases on September 12
  • 34 new cases on September 11
  • 53 new cases on September 10
  • 66 new cases on September 9
  • 3 new cases on September 8
  • 39 new cases on September 7
  • 31 new cases on September 6
  • 31 new cases on September 5
  • 26 new cases on September 4
  • 49 new cases on September 3
  • 47 new cases on September 2
  • 32 new cases on September 1

Below are monthly totals for 2022.

  • January — 12,822 new cases
  • February — 1,227 new cases
  • March — 593 new cases
  • April — 1,488 new cases
  • May — 2,900 new cases
  • June — 2,357 new cases
  • July — 2,396 new cases
  • August — 1,499 new cases

Vaccine Update

  • There are 23,365 unvaccinated Alexandria residents
  • About 78% of residents (121,950 people) are fully vaccinated
  • 85% (134,086 people) of residents got at least one dose
  • 61,950 residents got their first booster shot
  • 11,827 residents got their second booster shot

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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.

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Family Fun Fall Fest

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

2023 Alexandria Fall Festival

Food trucks, bounce houses, pony rides, magic shows and more at the 2023 Alexandria Fall Festival, an Alexandria Living event presented by The Patterson Group. Join us at River Farm on Sunday, Nov. 5 from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.


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