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:
- March 11 — First positive case reported
- March 15 — Second positive case reported
- March 17 — Fourth positive case reported
- March 24 — The number of cases jumps to 13
- March 25 — The number of cases increases to 14
- March 26 — The number of cases increases to 20
- March 27 — The number of cases increases to 24
- March 28 — The number of cases increases to 28
- March 29 — The number of cases increases to 32
- March 31 — The number of cases increases to 44
- April 1 — The number of cases increases to 55
- April 2 — The number of cases increases to 67
- April 3 — The number of cases increases to 77
- April 4 — The number of cases increases to 93
- April 5 — The number of cases increases to 104
- April 6 — The number of cases increases to 130
- April 7 — The number of cases increases to 141
There have been 63 deaths and there are now more than 3,300 cases in Virginia, according to the Virginia Department of Health.
— AlexandriaVAGov (@AlexandriaVAGov) April 8, 2020
Staff photo by James Cullum
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