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There Are Now 1,224 COVID-19 Cases in Alexandria, Hispanic Cases Continue to Rise

There are now 1,224 cases of COVID-19 in Alexandria, an increase of 31 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 leads with positive cases at 533 and four reported deaths.

The most recent fatality was a woman in her 70s, whose death was announced Saturday 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, and that there have been 86 cases associated with 11 outbreaks in the city, and that 88 of those cases have been health care workers.

Nine of the outbreaks occurred at long-term care facilities, and 15 deaths have occurred at such facilities, although that number has not been updated since the city’s release on May 2. The other outbreaks occurred at a “congregate” setting and an educational setting.

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.

The area of the city with the leading number of cases is in the 22305 ZIP code, although VDH did not provide updated data this morning on case and test counts by ZIP code. As of yesterday, the 22305 ZIP code, which includes the Arlandria, Potomac Yard and Potomac West neighborhoods, had the largest number of reported cases at 360, with an estimated population of 16,095 residents.

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.

People under the age of 50 have been getting infected in greater numbers, while there were relatively few 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 632 females with the virus (with 16 deaths and 65 hospitalizations) and 589 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, 50 cases, 19 hospitalizations (Three new cases)
  • 70-79 — Eight deaths, 70 cases, 28 hospitalizations (No new cases)
  • 60-69 — One death, 106 cases, 21 hospitalizations (Three new cases)
  • 50-59 — Seven deaths, 155 cases, 27 hospitalizations (Six new cases)
  • 40-49 — Zero deaths, 246 cases, 20 hospitalizations (Eight new cases)
  • 30-39 — Zero deaths, 297 cases, 17 hospitalizations (18 new cases)
  • 20-29 — One death, 176 cases, four hospitalizations (Five new cases)
  • 10-19  — Zero deaths, 74 cases, one hospitalization (No new cases)
  • 0-9     — Zero deaths, 49 cases, two hospitalizations (Four new cases)

Statewide, there have been 850 reported deaths, which is an increase of 11 deaths since yesterday, and 823 of those deaths are confirmed to have been COVID-19-related, according to VDH. There are now 25,070 cases (23,889 confirmed, 1,181 probable) and 3,300 hospitalizations (including 22 probable cases). Additionally, 167,758 tests have been administered in Virginia.

The following ZIP Code Data includes areas that share jurisdictions between Alexandria and Arlington and Fairfax Counties, and was updated on Sunday:

22301 — 39 cases, 324 people tested (Estimated population 15,171)

22302 — 114 cases, 436 people tested (Estimated population 20,238)

22304 — 341 cases, 1,313 people tested (Estimated population 54,003)

22305 — 360 cases, 672 people tested (Estimated population 16,095)

22311 — 211 cases, 607 people tested (Estimated population 16,898)

22312 — 239 cases, 780 people tested (Estimated population 6,901)

22314 — 122 cases, 797 people tested (Estimated population 47,826)

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 (13 new cases)
  • Black/African American residents — Six deaths, 183 cases, 40 hospitalizations (Six new cases)
  • Not Hispanic or Latino — 22 deaths, 381 cases, 72 hospitalizations (Seven new cases, two less hospitalizations)
  • Hispanic or Latino — Four Deaths, 515 cases, 58 hospitalizations (18 new cases)
  • Not reported — Four deaths, 408 cases, 14 hospitalizations (13 new cases)
  • Other — One death, 198 cases, 33 hospitalizations (11 new cases)

The full timeline of the spread so far:

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