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Alexandria Now Has 141 Cases of COVID-19

There are now 141 cases of COVID-19 in Alexandria, an increase of 11 cases since yesterday.

The addition of 11 cases continues a streak of double-digit diagnoses every day since March 31, and there have been 97 cases in the first week of April alone.

The first death of a city resident due to the virus was also announced yesterday. The Alexandria Health Department did not release information to the public regarding the resident, other than the person was hospitalized.

In a news release, the department said that there has been a “lag in test results” from tests conducted four to eight days ago.

“The rise in positive cases is likely due to a combination of additional testing capacity through private healthcare providers as well as an increase in community transmission,” the department said. “This lag in test results underscores the continued need for all community members to stay home as much as possible, even if they don’t have a diagnosed illness.”

The full breakdown in Alexandria is below:

There have been 63 deaths and there are now more than 3,300 cases in Virginia, according to the Virginia Department of Health.

Staff photo by James Cullum

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