There Are Now 1,240 COVID-19 Cases in Alexandria, No New Deaths

There are now 1,240 cases of COVID-19 in Alexandria, an increase of 16 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 553 and four reported deaths.

The most recent fatality was a woman in her 70s, whose death was announced Saturday, May 9, by the Virginia Department of Health.

There are more than 400 new or probable cases in the city in the month of May alone. VDH also reported that there are 145 COVID-19-related hospitalizations in Alexandria, and that there have been 93 cases associated with 11 outbreaks in the city, and that 90 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.

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 the 22305 ZIP code, which includes the Arlandria, Potomac Yard and Potomac West neighborhoods, had the largest number of reported cases at 370 (10 more cases since yesterday), 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 642 females with the virus (with 16 deaths and 66 hospitalizations) and 595 males (with 14 deaths and 75 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, 52 cases, 19 hospitalizations (Two new cases)
  • 70-79 — Eight deaths, 70 cases, 28 hospitalizations (No new cases for second straight day)
  • 60-69 — One death, 106 cases, 23 hospitalizations (Two new hospitalizations)
  • 50-59 — Seven deaths, 157 cases, 29 hospitalizations (Two new cases, two new hospitalizations)
  • 40-49 — Zero deaths, 247 cases, 21 hospitalizations (One new case, one new hospitalization)
  • 30-39 — Zero deaths, 300 cases, 18 hospitalizations (Three new cases, one new hospitalization)
  • 20-29 — One death, 181 cases, four hospitalizations (Five new cases)
  • 10-19  — Zero deaths, 75 cases, one hospitalization (One new hospitalization)
  • 0-9     — Zero deaths, 51 cases, two hospitalizations (Two new cases)

Statewide, there have been 891 reported deaths, which is an increase of 41 deaths since yesterday, and 864 of those deaths are confirmed to have been COVID-19-related, according to VDH. There are now 25,800 cases (24,601 confirmed, 1,199 probable) and 3,395 hospitalizations (including 22 probable cases). Additionally, 171,239 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 — 41 cases, 343 people tested (Estimated population 15,171) Two new cases, 19 more tests

22302 — 114 cases, 457 people tested (Estimated population 20,238) 21 more tests

22304 — 352 cases, 1,383 people tested (Estimated population 54,003) 11 new cases, 70 more  tests

22305 — 370 cases, 706 people tested (Estimated population 16,095) 10 new cases, 34 more tests

22311 — 219 cases, 636 people tested (Estimated population 16,898) Eight new cases, 29 more tests

22312 — 250 cases, 813 people tested (Estimated population 6,901) 11 new cases, 33 more tests

22314 — 123 cases, 830 people tested (Estimated population 47,826) One new case, 33 more 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:

  • Hispanic or Latino — Four Deaths, 553 cases, 61 hospitalizations
  • White, non-Hispanic residents — 20 deaths, 446 cases, 56 hospitalizations
  • Black/African American residents — Six deaths, 184 cases, 41 hospitalizations
  • Not Hispanic or Latino — 22 deaths, 381 cases, 72 hospitalizations (Seven new cases, two less hospitalizations)-
  • Not reported — Three deaths, 396 cases, 13 hospitalizations
  • Other — One death, 214cases, 35 hospitalizations

The full timeline of the spread so far: