BREAKING: COVID-19 Cases Reach 940, No New Deaths

There are now 940 probable and positive cases of COVID-19 in Alexandria, an increase of 41 cases since yesterday.

While no new deaths have been announced, there have been COVID-19-related 26 deaths in Alexandria, the most recent of which were reported on Saturday and were a man his his 50s and a man in his 70s, according to the Virginia Department of Health.

Most fatalities related to the virus have been people over the age of 50, although the highest numbers of those infected are in their 30s and 40s. There has been one death of a person in their 20s. There were no new cases reported for residents in their 80s, teens, and those between 0-9 years of age.

Here’s the age breakdown of deaths and new cases in the city:

  • 80+     —10 Deaths, 44 cases, 16 hospitalizations (No new cases)
  • 70-79 — Seven deaths, 56 cases, 22 hospitalizations (Four new cases, one new hospitalization)
  • 60-69 — One death, 85 cases, 18 hospitalizations (Four new cases)
  • 50-59 — Seven deaths, 128 cases, 23 hospitalizations (Seven new cases)
  • 40-49 — Zero deaths, 176 cases, 14 hospitalizations (Four new cases)
  • 30-39 — Zero deaths, 236 cases, 13 hospitalizations (13 new cases)
  • 20-29 — One death, 131 cases, two hospitalizations (Nine new cases)
  • 10-19  — Zero deaths, 46 cases (No new cases)
  • 0-9     — Zero deaths, 37 cases, one hospitalization (No new cases)

There have been 138 new or probable cases in the city in the month of May alone. VDH also reported that there are 110 COVID-19-related hospitalizations in Alexandria, which is an increase of one male patient in his 70s since yesterday.

VDH also broke down the caseload by race, although only black/African American residents and white residents are disclosed, and other races are categorized as “Other” and “Not Reported.” City Councilman Canek Aguirre warned in a City Council meeting last week that not listing Latino populations or reporting them as “other” means the city is not getting the full picture of who is impacted by the virus.:

  • White, non-Hispanic residents — 17 deaths, 320 cases, 44 hospitalizations (Two new cases, one new hospitalization)
  • Black/African American residents — Four deaths, 146 cases, 33 hospitalizations (11 new cases, one new hospitalization)
  • Not reported — Four deaths, 292 cases, 12 hospitalizations 292 (32 new cases)
  • Other — One death, 150 cases, 21 hospitalizations (Four new cases)

There have been 483 females (with 12 deaths and 49 hospitalizations) and 455 males (with 14 deaths and 61 hospitalizations) who tested positive for COVID-19 in the city, and the sex of two COVID-19 patients has not been released. It is not clear how many people have recovered.

The Alexandria Health Department is reportedly asking VDH for a more data. The city’s Health Director, Dr. Stephen Haering, initially refused to release any information related to COVID-positive patients and fatalities, and more data has steadily been released to the public over the course of the last month.

On Saturday, the health department released that more than half of COVID-19 deaths in the city occurred at long-term care facilities. The department disclosed that 58% of fatalities occurred at the facilities.

Statewide, there have been 684 reported deaths, which is an increase of 24 deaths since yesterday, according to VDH. There are now 19,492 cases (18,640 confirmed, 852 probable) and 2,700 hospitalizations (including 19 probable cases). Additionally, 122,788 tests have been administered in Virginia.

The full timeline of the spread so far: