An Alexandria woman in her 80s has died from COVID-19, bringing the death toll to 45.

The number of cases continues to trickle upward, as there are now 1,981 cases, which is an increase of only seven cases since yesterday, according to the Virginia Department of Health.

With the governor’s stay at home order still in effect until June 10, the city is asking residents to continue staying home “except for essential trips such as food purchases and medical care.”

“If you must leave your home, wear a cloth face covering around others and keep at least six feet apart from others whenever possible,” the city advised. “Your neighbors and loved ones are counting on you to stop the spread of COVID-19.”

**May Worst Month for COVID-19 in Alexandria**

There were more than 20 deaths and 1,000 new reported cases of COVID-19 in May alone, making it the worst month for the coronavirus so far.

A large percentage of deaths occurred at long-term care facilities, and there has been one death of a person in their 20s. There are 20 reported deaths of residents in their 80s and 13 deaths of residents in their 70s.

As more testing is done and the city starts to reopen, Health Director Dr. Stephen Haering expects the number of cases to increase.

Hispanic residents make up 17% of the population and lead with the highest number of cases in the city with six deaths, 957 cases and 85 total hospitalizations.

There have been 9,599 PCR (polymerase chain reaction) tests administered in Alexandria so far, and the city’s seven-day positivity rate shows a 10.9% infection rate of those tested. There have also been 1,320 antibody tests in Alexandria. Across Virginia, there have been 322,568 PCR tests administered with a seven-day positivity rate of 11.8% (and 39,966 antibody tests).

Statewide, there have been 1,392 reported deaths (17 since yesterday), and 1,282 of those deaths are confirmed to have been COVID-19-related, according to VDH. There are now 45,398 cases (43,247 confirmed, 2,151 probable) and 4,694 hospitalizations (including 34 probable cases).

**COVID-19 Age and Sex Breakdown**

There are 1,014 females with the virus (with 24 deaths and 83 hospitalizations) and 955 males (with 21 deaths and 100 hospitalizations) who tested positive for COVID-19 in the city. The sex of 12 cases was not reported.

- 80+ —
**20 deaths**, 77 cases, 25 hospitalizations - 70-79 —
**13 deaths**, 90 cases, 33 hospitalizations - 60-69 —
**Two deaths**, 172 cases, 32 hospitalizations - 50-59 —
**Nine deaths**, 258 cases, 38 hospitalizations - 40-49 —
**Zero deaths**, 378 cases, 32 hospitalizations - 30-39 —
**Zero deaths**, 458 cases, 24 hospitalizations - 20-29 —
**One death**, 294 cases, five hospitalizations - 10-19 —
**Zero deaths**, 133 cases, two hospitalizations - 0-9 —
**Zero deaths**, 111 cases, one hospitalizations - Missing — 10 cases not listed by age

There have been 136 cases associated with 12 outbreaks in the city, and 123 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 “congregate” settings and an educational setting.

**Cases By ZIP Code**

VDH did not update the following ZIP code data since yesterday.

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

Some of the areas share jurisdictions between Alexandria and Arlington and Fairfax Counties:

**22301**— 65 cases, 603 people tested (Estimated population 15,171)**22302**— 197 cases, 1,217 people tested (Estimated population 20,238)**22304**— 577 cases, 2,928 people tested (Estimated population 54,003)**22305**— 548 cases, 1,736 people tested (Estimated population 16,095)**22311**— 386 cases, 1,463 people tested (Estimated population 16,898)**22312**— 454 cases, 1,703 people tested (Estimated population 6,901)**22314**— 166 cases, 1,408 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, 957 cases, 85 hospitalizations**White, non-Hispanic residents —**28 deaths, 717 cases, 73 hospitalizations**Black/African American residents —**11 deaths, 277 cases, 53 hospitalizations**Not Hispanic or Latino**— 36 deaths, 601 cases, 103 hospitalizations**Not reported**— Five deaths, 566 cases, 16 hospitalizations**Other**— One death, 421 cases, 50 hospitalizations

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**May 11**— The number of cases increases to 1,224**May 12**— The number of cases increases to 1,240**May 13**— The number of cases increases to 1,305 (Fatalities now at 31)**May 14**— The number of cases increases to 1,349 (Fatalities now at 32)**May 15**— The number of cases increases to 1,396**May 16**— The number of cases increases to 1460 (Fatalities now at 34)**May 17**— The number of cases increases to 1,476**May 18**— The number of cases increases to 1,510**May 19**— The number of cases increases to 1,544**May 20**— The number of cases increases to 1,577**May 21**— The number of cases increases to 1,627 (Fatalities now at 37)**May 22**— The number of cases increases to 1,657**May 23**— The number of cases increases to 1,703 (Fatalities now at 38)**May 24**— The number of cases increases to 1733**May 25**— The number of cases increases to 1,754**May 26**— The number of cases increases to 1,785 (Fatalities now at 41)**May 27**— The number of cases increases to 1,824 (Fatalities now at 42)**May 28**— The number of cases increases to 1,887 (Fatalities now at 44)**May 29**— The number of cases increases to 1,941**May 30**— The number of cases increases to 1,960**May 31**— The number of cases increases to 1,974**June 1**— The number of cases increases to 1,981 (Fatalities now at 45)

*Staff photo by James Cullum*