COVID-19 cases continue rapid decline

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COVID-19 cases continue rapid decline
Data/Virginia Department of Health; Chart/Jessica Kim
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By Denise Dunbar | ddunbar@alextimes.com

Cases of COVID-19 in Alexandria are plummeting as quickly as they rose when the Omicron variant arrived in town in early December.

On Nov. 30, the seven-day moving average of cases in Alexandria was 13. But one month later, on Dec. 31, the seven-day case average had surged to 194. Cases then more than doubled in the next two weeks: By Jan. 15, the seven-day average was 421. In the 30 days since Jan. 15, cases have plunged to a seven-day average of 50.

Alexandria has reached the 75% threshold of fully vaccinated residents ages 5 and older, not including booster shots, as of Tuesday, while 83.3% are partially vaccinated. Meanwhile, Gov. Glenn Youngkin (R-VA) has launched public service announcements urging unvaccinated Virginians to get the vaccine as part of his COVID-19 Action Plan, which prioritizes resources toward vaccine education and outreach.

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