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Alexandria Reaches 2,000 Cases of COVID-19, No New Deaths

Alexandria now has 2,000 cases of COVID-19, an increase of 19 cases since yesterday, according to the Virginia Department of Health.

Yesterday VDH reported that a woman in her 80s is the latest victim of COVID-19 in the city, and that there have been 45 total deaths. That number was reduced in VDH data today to 44.

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.

Hispanic residents make up 17% of the population and lead with the highest number of cases in the city with six deaths, 992 cases and 86 total hospitalizations.

City Warns Against Contact Tracing Scams

Alexandria is now warning residents against falling for contact tracing scams.

“When legitimate contact tracers call, they will not ask for money or private information, like Social Security, bank account, or credit card numbers,” according to a city release. “If you receive a suspicious call or link, please hang up or delete it.”

Links in scam text messages can download malware onto your phone, potentially allowing scammers to steal personal information. To prevent being scammed, the Federal Trade Commission recommends filtering unwanted text messages, turning on two-factor authentication and updating phone software to the latest version. Learn more about contact tracing scams on the FTC Blog.

Testing Update

There have been 9,705 PCR (polymerase chain reaction) tests administered in Alexandria so far, and the city’s seven-day positivity rate shows a 11.5% infection rate of those tested. There have also been 1,332 antibody tests in Alexandria. Across Virginia, there have been 328,889 PCR tests administered with a seven-day positivity rate of 11.5% (and 40,419 antibody tests).

Statewide, there have been 1,407 reported deaths (15 since yesterday), and 1,300 of those deaths are confirmed to have been COVID-19-related, according to VDH. There are now 46,239 cases (44,069 confirmed, 2,170 probable) and 4,770 hospitalizations (including 32 probable cases).

COVID-19 Age and Sex Breakdown

There are 1,027 females with the virus (with 24 deaths and 83 hospitalizations) and 961 males (with 20 deaths and 110 hospitalizations) who tested positive for COVID-19 in the city. The sex of 12 cases was not reported.

  • 80+     — 19 deaths*, 78 cases, 25 hospitalizations
  • 70-79 — 13 deaths, 90 cases, 33 hospitalizations
  • 60-69 — Two deaths, 172 cases, 32 hospitalizations
  • 50-59 — Nine deaths, 259 cases, 39 hospitalizations
  • 40-49 — Zero deaths, 382 cases, 32 hospitalizations
  • 30-39 — Zero deaths, 463 cases, 24 hospitalizations
  • 20-29 — One death, 301 cases, five hospitalizations
  • 10-19  — Zero deaths, 132 cases, two hospitalizations
  • 0-9     — Zero deaths, 113 cases, one hospitalizations
  • Missing — 10 cases not listed by age

*The number of deaths was reduced from 20 yesterday to 19 today.

There have been 141 cases associated with 12 outbreaks in the city, and 126 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 — 67 cases, 624 people tested (Estimated population 15,171)
  • 22302 — 201 cases, 1,245 people tested (Estimated population 20,238)
  • 22304 — 585 cases, 3,091 people tested (Estimated population 54,003)
  • 22305 — 553 cases, 1,770 people tested (Estimated population 16,095)
  • 22311 — 393 cases, 1,505 people tested (Estimated population 16,898)
  • 22312 — 464 cases, 1,773 people tested (Estimated population 6,901)
  • 22314 — 168 cases, 1,470 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, 992 cases, 86 hospitalizations
  • White, non-Hispanic residents — 27 deaths*, 735 cases, 74 hospitalizations
  • Black/African American residents — 11 deaths, 281 cases, 53 hospitalizations
  • Not Hispanic or Latino — 35 deaths**, 610 cases, 103 hospitalizations
  • Not reported — Five deaths, 547 cases, 16 hospitalizations
  • Other — One death, 437 cases, 50 hospitalizations

*VDH reduced the number of deaths to 27
** The number of deaths was reduced to 35

The full timeline of the spread so far:

Staff photo by James Cullum

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