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BREAKING: Another COVID-19 Death in Alexandria As Cases Surpass 1,300 Mark

Another Alexandria resident has died of COVID-19, and there are now 1305 cases, an increase of 35 cases since yesterday.

There are now 31 fatalities related to the virus, but the Virginia Department of Health did not update any of its demographic data for Alexandria and sex, age, racial and ethnic and ZIP code data.

The most recent fatality is the first since Saturday, when VDH revealed in its data that a woman in her 70s died from the virus.

According to available information, the city’s Hispanic population leads with positive cases at 553 and four reported deaths.

There are more than 500 new or probable cases in the city in the month of May alone. VDH also reported that there are 148 COVID-19-related hospitalizations in Alexandria, and that there have been 96 cases associated with 11 outbreaks in the city, and that 91 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.

VDH did not update ZIP code date on cases and tests today. As of yesterday, 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, and as of Tuesday had the largest number of reported cases at 370, 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.

VDH also did not update the numbers of Alexandria females and males with the virus. As of yesterday there were 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.

VDH also did not update the daily age breakdown for new cases in Alexandria.

The age breakdown of deaths and new cases:

  • 80+     — 13 Deaths, 52 cases, 19 hospitalizations
  • 70-79 — Eight deaths, 70 cases, 28 hospitalizations
  • 60-69 — One death, 106 cases, 23 hospitalizations
  • 50-59 — Seven deaths, 157 cases, 29 hospitalizations
  • 40-49 — Zero deaths, 247 cases, 21 hospitalizations
  • 30-39 — Zero deaths, 300 cases, 18 hospitalizations
  • 20-29 — One death, 181 cases, four hospitalizations
  • 10-19  — Zero deaths, 75 cases, one hospitalization
  • 0-9     — Zero deaths, 51 cases, two hospitalizations

Statewide, there have been 927 reported deaths, which is an increase of 36 deaths since yesterday, and 864 of those deaths are confirmed to have been COVID-19-related, according to VDH. There are now 26,746 cases (25,431 confirmed, 1,315 probable) and 3,520 hospitalizations (including 22 probable cases). Additionally, 180,084 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 last updated yesterday:

22301 — 41 cases, 343 people tested (Estimated population 15,171)

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

22304 — 352 cases, 1,383 people tested (Estimated population 54,003)

22305 — 370 cases, 706 people tested (Estimated population 16,095)

22311 — 219 cases, 636 people tested (Estimated population 16,898)

22312 — 250 cases, 813 people tested (Estimated population 6,901)

22314 — 123 cases, 830 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 did not update the following racial and ethnic breakdown since yesterday:

  • 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

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