There are now 1,193 cases of COVID-19 in Alexandria, an increase of 51 new or probable case since yesterday.
No new deaths have been announced and there have been 30 fatalities due to the virus in the city. Additionally, the city’s Hispanic population now leads with positive cases at 515 and four reported deaths.
The most recent fatality was a woman in her 70s, whose death was announced yesterday by the Virginia Department of Health.
There are nearly 400 new or probable cases in the city in the month of May alone. VDH also reported that there are 139 COVID-19-related hospitalizations in Alexandria.
Meanwhile, Alexandria Mayor Justin Wilson and other regional leaders are asking Governor Ralph Northam to stall his phased reopening of the economy in Northern Virginia. It is not clear how many people have recovered from the virus, and an accurate count on the number of cases is difficult to maintain in Alexandria since the highest infection rates are in the city’s poorest areas.
For the second straight day, the area of the city with the leading number of cases is in the 22305 ZIP code, with 20 new cases since yesterday. The ZIP code, which includes the Arlandria, Potomac Yard and Potomac West neighborhoods, now has the largest number of reported cases at 360, with an estimated population of 16,095 residents.
There were also only 27 news test results from 22305 since yesterday, and local groups are demanding that Virginia Governor Ralph Northam authorize supplying 10,000 testing kits to the Arlandria area, and providing housing for poor COVID-positive patients living in jam-packed housing.
The ZIP code with the second highest number of infections is 22304, with 14 new cases since yesterday. That area, which includes Landmark, the Duke Street corridor and the Cameron Station community now has 341 cases out of an estimated population of 54,003, and has 14 new cases with 59 new test results.
People under the age of 50 have been getting infected at a steady rate, while there were relatively few numbers of new cases for residents above the age of 70. A large percentage of deaths have occurred at long-term care facilities, and there has been one death of a person in their 20s. There have been 13 reported deaths of residents in their 80s.
There are now reportedly 618 females with the virus (with 16 deaths and 65 hospitalizations) and 572 males (with 14 deaths and 74 hospitalizations) who tested positive for COVID-19 in the city. The sex of three cases was not reported.
The age breakdown of deaths and new cases:
- 80+ — 13 Deaths, 47 cases, 19 hospitalizations (Two new cases)
- 70-79 — Eight deaths, 70 cases, 28 hospitalizations (Three new cases)
- 60-69 — One death, 103 cases, 21 hospitalizations (Five new cases, one new hospitalization)
- 50-59 — Seven deaths, 149 cases, 27 hospitalizations (Two new cases)
- 40-49 — Zero deaths, 238 cases, 20 hospitalizations (Seven new cases)
- 30-39 — Zero deaths, 279 cases, 17 hospitalizations (10 new cases)
- 20-29 — One death, 171 cases, four hospitalizations (11 new cases)
- 10-19 — Zero deaths, 74 cases, one hospitalization (nine new cases, one new hospitalization)
- 0-9 — Zero deaths, 45 cases, two hospitalizations (Two new cases)
Statewide, there have been 839 reported deaths, which is an increase of 12 deaths since yesterday, and 813 of those deaths are confirmed to have been COVID-19-related, according to VDH. There are now 24,081 cases (22,962 confirmed, 1,119 probable) and 3,211 hospitalizations (including 21 probable cases). Additionally, 157,957 tests have been administered in Virginia.
The following updated ZIP Code Data includes areas that share jurisdictions Between Alexandria and Arlington and Fairfax Counties:
22301 — 39 cases, 324 people tested (Estimated population 15,171) — 10 new tests
22302 — 114 cases, 436 people tested (Estimated population 20,238) — Four new cases, 31 new tests
22304 — 341 cases, 1,313 people tested (Estimated population 54,003) — 14 new cases, 59 new tests
22305 — 360 cases, 672 people tested (Estimated population 16,095) — 20 new cases, 27 new tests
22311 — 211 cases, 607 people tested (Estimated population 16,898) — Six new cases, 25 new tests
22312 — 239 cases, 780 people tested (Estimated population 6,901) — 17 new cases, 42 new tests
22314 — 122 cases, 797 people tested (Estimated population 47,826) — Five new cases, 30 new tests
The City acknowledged that VDH and the Alexandria Health Department have “significant gaps in non-reporting of racial and ethnic demographics in this data.”
VDH provided the following racial and ethnic breakdown:
- White, non-Hispanic residents — 19 deaths, 411 cases, 52 hospitalizations (Three new cases)
- Black/African American residents — Six deaths, 181 cases, 40 hospitalizations (Six new cases)
- Not Hispanic or Latino — 22 deaths, 374 cases, 74 hospitalizations (Eight new cases)
- Hispanic or Latino — Four Deaths, 515 cases, 58 hospitalizations (Five new cases)
- Not reported — Four deaths, 395 cases, 14 hospitalizations (24 new cases)
- Other — One death, 198 cases, 33 hospitalizations (Eight new cases)
The full timeline of the spread so far:
- 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 (First fatality reported)
- April 7 — The number of cases increases to 141
- April 8 — The number of cases increases to 149
- April 9 — The number of cases increases to 170
- April 10 — The number of cases increases to 181
- April 11 — The number of cases increases to 200
- April 12 — The number of cases increases to 225
- April 13 — The number of cases increases to 241 (Second fatality reported)
- April 14 — The number of cases increases to 248 (Third and fourth fatalities reported)
- April 15 — The number of cases increases to 273 (Fifth and sixth fatalities reported)
- April 16 — The number of cases increases to 303 (Seventh fatality reported)
- April 17 — The number of cases increases to 321
- April 18 — The number of cases increases to 354
- April 19 — The number of cases increases to 383 (Eighth fatality reported)
- April 20 — The number of cases increases to 421 (Ninth and tenth fatalities reported)
- April 21 — The number of cases increases to 462 (Fatalities now at 11)
- April 22 — The number of cases increases to 474 (Fatalities now at 13)
- April 23 — The number of cases increases to 512 (Fatalities now at 14)
- April 24 — The number of cases increases to 547 (Fatalities now at 15)
- April 25 — The number of cases increases to 575 (Fatalities now at 18)
- April 26 — The number of cases increases to 591 (Fatalities now at 19)
- April 27 — The number of cases increases to 627
- April 28 — The number of cases increases to 653 (Fatalities now at 20)
- April 29 — The number of cases increases to 700 (Fatalities now at 21)
- April 30 — The number of cases increases to 754
- May 1 — The number of cases increases to 802 (Fatalities now at 24)
- May 2 — The number of cases increases to 848 (Fatalities now at 26)
- May 3 — The number of cases increases to 899
- May 4 — The number of cases increases to 940
- May 5 — The number of cases increases to 983
- May 6 — New cases and fatalities not reported by VDH
- May 7 — The number of cases increases to 1,060 (Fatalities now at 29)
- May 8 — The number of cases increases to 1,110
- May 9 — The number of cases increases to 1,142 (Fatalities now at 30)
- May 10 — The number of cases increases to 1,193
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