Tag: coronavirus

City COVID-19 death rate declines sharply

By Denise Dunbar | [email protected] The death rate per case of COVID-19 in Alexandria has declined by 35% on new cases since May 28, according...

Summer camp goes virtual

By Margo Wagner | [email protected]  For many families, instead of lathering up with sunscreen and packing a lunch, getting ready for summer camp is as...

Health & Wellness: Resilience training to balance body, mind and spirit

By Mara Benner Have you heard the Cherokee legend of a grandfather illuminating for his grandson the inner battle within every person? The grandfather likens...

COVID-19 positivity rate plunges across city zip codes

By Denise Dunbar | [email protected] Alexandria’s cumulative COVID-19 positivity rate has declined in each of the five zip codes that lie fully within city limits...

Virginia’s COVID-19 hospitalizations spike

By Denise Dunbar | [email protected] The Commonwealth of Virginia is experiencing a spike in the number of people currently hospitalized with confirmed or suspected but...

City monthly financial report shows losses

By Margo Wagner | [email protected] Alexandria City Council received the monthly financial report for May at its July 7 public hearing. The report showed a...

Your Views: The autoimmune presidency

To the editor: Antibodies are our immune system’s first line of defense against pathogenic viruses. Upon recognizing an antigen, a unique molecule belonging to a...

Animal fostering increases during pandemic

Margo Wagner | [email protected]  Social distancing has left many Alexandrians with more time at home and a desire for companionship. As a result, many local...

Resident battles COVID-19 uncertainty

By Missy Schrott | [email protected] Old Town resident Amy Gurtler has symptoms of COVID-19 – fatigue, dry cough, chest pain, body aches and shortness of...

Virginia falls between its neighbors in COVID-19 surges

By Denise Dunbar | [email protected] Virginia’s neighbors to the north along the Atlantic seaboard, from Maryland to Massachusetts, were hit much harder during phase one...