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Two Elderly Alexandria Women Die of Covid-19, Cases Reach 2,016

Two Alexandria women in their 80s have died from COVID-19, bringing the death toll to 46, according to the Virginia Department of Health.

The number of cases in the city also increased by 16 since yesterday, bringing the total number of cases to 2,016.

Yesterday VDH reduced the number of fatalities in Alexandria from 45 to 44 after reassigning a death to another jurisdiction, according to a city release.

large percentage of deaths occurred at long-term care facilities, and there has been one death of a person in their 20s. There are now 21 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, 1,029 cases and 89 total hospitalizations.

Testing Update

There have been 9,829 PCR (polymerase chain reaction) tests administered in Alexandria so far, and the city’s seven-day positivity rate shows a 10.2% infection rate of those tested. There have also been 1,371 antibody tests in Alexandria. Across Virginia, there have been 340,197 PCR tests administered with a seven-day positivity rate of 11% (and 41,342 antibody tests).

Statewide, there have been 1,428 reported deaths (21 since yesterday), and 1,322 of those deaths are confirmed to have been COVID-19-related, according to VDH. There are now 46,905 cases (44,715 confirmed, 2,190 probable) and 4,884 hospitalizations (including 32 probable cases).

COVID-19 Age and Sex Breakdown

There are 1,037 females with the virus (with 26 deaths and 86 hospitalizations) and 967 males (with 20 deaths and 111 hospitalizations) who tested positive for COVID-19 in the city. The sex of 12 cases was not reported.

  • 80+     — 21 deaths, 78 cases, 25 hospitalizations (Two new deaths)
  • 70-79 — 13 deaths, 90 cases, 34 hospitalizations (One new hospitalization)
  • 60-69 — Two deaths, 173 cases, 33 hospitalizations (One new case, one new hospitalization)
  • 50-59 — Nine deaths, 261 cases, 40 hospitalizations (Two new cases, one new hospitalization)
  • 40-49 — Zero deaths, 385 cases, 32 hospitalizations (Three new cases)
  • 30-39 — Zero deaths, 469 cases, 24 hospitalizations (Six new cases)
  • 20-29 — One death, 304 cases, five hospitalizations (Three new cases)
  • 10-19  — Zero deaths, 133 cases, two hospitalizations (One new case)
  • 0-9     — Zero deaths, 113 cases, two hospitalizations (One new hospitalization)
  • Missing — 10 cases not listed by age

There have been 142 cases associated with 12 outbreaks in the city, and 134 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

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 — 66 cases, 631 people tested (Estimated population 15,171)
  • 22302 — 203 cases, 1,265 people tested (Estimated population 20,238)
  • 22304 — 590 cases, 3,136 people tested (Estimated population 54,003)
  • 22305 — 554 cases, 1,785 people tested (Estimated population 16,095)
  • 22311 — 397 cases, 1,522 people tested (Estimated population 16,898)
  • 22312 — 472 cases, 1,805 people tested (Estimated population 6,901)
  • 22314 — 172 cases, 1,490 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, 1,029 cases, 89 hospitalizations
  • White, non-Hispanic residents — 28 deaths, 769 cases, 74 hospitalizations
  • Black/African American residents — 11 deaths, 286 cases, 54 hospitalizations
  • Not Hispanic or Latino — 37 deaths, 640 cases, 104 hospitalizations
  • Not reported — Six deaths, 523 cases, 16 hospitalizations
  • Other — One death, 438 cases, 53 hospitalizations

The full timeline of the spread so far:

Staff photo by James Cullum

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