Alexandria, VA

An Alexandria man in his 50s has died of COVID-19, and there are now 1,824 cases in the city, an increase of 49 new cases since yesterday, according to the Virginia Department of Health.

There are now 42 deaths in the city related to the virus, and the most recent victims were two Alexandria men and a woman. The number of known cases is expected to rise in the city, as 3,000 tests were administered at Cora Kelly School and Landmark Mall on Monday.

It is not clear how many residents have recovered since the first case was announced on March 11, though Mayor Justin Wilson noted in a town hall last week that hospitalizations have been either level or trending downward.

There have been more than 900 new cases and more than a dozen coronavirus-related deaths in the city this month alone. 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 are now 18 reported deaths of residents in their 80s and 14 deaths of residents in their 70s. The most recent death was the seventh person in their 50s to die from the virus.

Hispanic residents make up 17% of the population and are leading with the highest number of cases in the city, with 841 reported cases, six deaths and 75 total hospitalizations.

There have been 7,180 PCR (polymerase chain reaction) tests administered in the Alexandria so far, and the city’s seven-day positivity rate shows a 20% infection rate of those tested. There have also been 1,124 antibody tests in Alexandria. Across Virginia, there have been 275,074 PCR tests administered with a seven-day positivity rate of 13.9% (and 33,079 antibody tests).

Statewide, there have been 1,281 reported deaths (45 since yesterday), and 1,175 of those deaths are confirmed to have been COVID-19-related, according to VDH. There are now 40,249 cases (38,276 confirmed, 1,973 probable) and 4,385 hospitalizations (including 34 probable cases).

COVID-19 Age and Sex Breakdown

There are 936 females with the virus (with 21 deaths and 76 hospitalizations) and 882 males (with 21 deaths and 99 hospitalizations) who tested positive for COVID-19 in the city. The sex of six cases was not reported.

VDH provided the following age breakdown of deaths and new cases:

  • 80+     — 18 deaths, 74 cases, 23 hospitalizations (No change)
  • 70-79 — 14 deaths, 88 cases, 32 hospitalizations (One new case)
  • 60-69 — One death, 154 cases, 29 hospitalizations (One new case)
  • 50-59 — Seven deaths, 230 cases, 35 hospitalizations (One new death, seven new cases)
  • 40-49 — Zero deaths, 345 cases, 27 hospitalizations (Six new cases)
  • 30-39 — Zero deaths, 429 cases, 22 hospitalizations (10 new cases)
  • 20-29 — One death, 271 cases, five hospitalizations (Six new cases)
  • 10-19  — Zero deaths, 120 cases, one hospitalization (One new cases)
  • 0-9     — Zero deaths, 99 cases, one hospitalizations (Six new cases)
  • Missing — Eight cases not listed by age (Two new cases)

There have been 125 cases associated with 11 outbreaks in the city, and 110 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.

Cases By ZIP Code

The areas of the city with the leading number of cases is the 22304 and 22305 ZIP codes, which include the West End and Arlandria, Potomac Yard and Potomac West neighborhoods.

VDH did not update the following ZIP code data since yesterday. Some of the areas share jurisdictions between Alexandria and Arlington and Fairfax Counties:

  • 22301 — 64 cases, 431 people tested (Estimated population 15,171)
  • 22302 — 181 cases, 665 people tested (Estimated population 20,238)
  • 22304 — 524 cases, 1,973 people tested (Estimated population 54,003)
  • 22305 — 506 cases, 1,200 people tested (Estimated population 16,095)
  • 22311 — 332 cases, 986 people tested (Estimated population 16,898)
  • 22312 — 382 cases, 1,265 people tested (Estimated population 6,901)
  • 22314 — 159 cases, 1,047 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.”

  • Hispanic or Latino — Six Deaths, 841 cases, 75 hospitalizations (10 new cases)
  • White, non-Hispanic residents — 25 deaths, 644 cases, 66 hospitalizations (One new death, nine new cases)
  • Black/African American residents — 10 deaths, 259 cases, 50 hospitalizations (Four new cases)
  • Not Hispanic or Latino — 33 deaths, 548 cases, 96 hospitalizations (One new death, 24 new cases)
  • Not reported — Five deaths, 543 cases, 14 hospitalizations (21 new cases)
  • Other — One death, 378 cases, 45 hospitalizations (Five new cases)

The full timeline of the spread so far:

Staff photo by James Cullum

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