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Covid numbers rising in Alexandria before the holidays

Covid cases are on the rise as Alexandria heads into the December holidays.

There were 69 reported cases today (Wednesday) in Alexandria, the largest amount of new cases in a single day in more than four months. The number of reported cases now stands at 43,429, and the seven-day average of new cases is 42.7.

The last time the city saw as many cases reported in one day was on August 8.

New COVID-19 cases in Alexandria over the last 26 weeks. (via VDH)

Cases are also on the rise in Fairfax County, Arlington and Loudoun County, although Community Levels remain low in all of the jurisdictions, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Seven Alexandria residents died from Covid in the last 13 weeks and the death toll has risen to 216, according to the Virginia Department of Health. Except for one person in their 40s, all of the residents who died were in their 80s.

No children or teens in Alexandria have died from the virus.

All Covid-related deaths by age group in Alexandria. (via VDH)

There have been 559 new cases reported so far in December.

  • 69 new cases on Dec. 14
  • 65 new cases on Dec. 13
  • 19 new cases on Dec. 12
  • 34 new cases on Dec. 11
  • 53 new cases on Dec. 10
  • 43 new cases on Dec. 9
  • 46 new cases on Dec. 8
  • 54 new cases on Dec. 7
  • 30 new cases on Dec. 6
  • 13 new cases on Dec. 5
  • 29 new cases on Dec. 4
  • 18 new cases on Dec. 3
  • 47 new cases on Dec. 2
  • 39 new cases on Dec. 1

Below are the monthly totals for the rest of 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
  • September — 991 new cases
  • October — 526 new cases
  • November — 626 new cases

Where to find Covid tests

Residents can get rapid COVID-19 test kits at the city’s libraries, and kits are limited to seven per-person. Covid tests can also be found for kids within Alexandria City Public Schools and a full list of testing options is available on the city’s website.

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