Alexandria, VA

There are now 2,031 cases of COVID-19 in Alexandria, an increase of 15 cases since yesterday, according to the Virginia Department of Health.

No new fatalities have been reported, and the death toll remains at 46. 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 now 21 reported deaths of residents in their 80s and 13 deaths of residents in their 70s.

There have been 50 reported cases this month alone, which is an improvement over May, which saw 138 cases in the first four days of that month.

Hispanic residents make up 17% of the population and lead with the highest number of cases in the city with six deaths, 1,053 cases and 92 total hospitalizations.

It is not clear how many residents have fully recovered from the virus, and the city is advising residents to continue staying home except for “essential trips such as food purchases and medical care.” The city is also encouraging residents to participate in the COVID-19 Care Survey to determine how challenged areas in the city can receive care.

Statewide, there have been 1,445 reported deaths (17 since yesterday), and 1,338 of those deaths are confirmed to have been COVID-19-related, according to VDH. There are now 47,856 cases (45,620 confirmed, 2,236 probable) and 4,957 hospitalizations (including 32 probable cases).

Testing Update

There have been 10,067 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 1,415 antibody tests in Alexandria. Across Virginia, there have been 351,354 PCR tests administered with a seven-day positivity rate of 10.6% (and 42,712 antibody tests).

COVID-19 Age and Sex Breakdown

There are 1,046 females with the virus (with 26 deaths and 89 hospitalizations) and 974 males (with 20 deaths and 113 hospitalizations) who tested positive for COVID-19 in the city. The sex of 11 cases was not reported.

  • 80+     — 21 deaths, 79 cases, 26 hospitalizations (One new case, one new hospitalization)
  • 70-79 — 13 deaths, 90 cases, 34 hospitalizations (No change)
  • 60-69 — Two deaths, 173 cases, 36 hospitalizations (Three new cases)
  • 50-59 — Nine deaths, 262 cases, 40 hospitalizations (One new case)
  • 40-49 — Zero deaths, 388 cases, 33 hospitalizations (Three new cases, one new hospitalization)
  • 30-39 — Zero deaths, 474 cases, 24 hospitalizations (Five new cases)
  • 20-29 — One death, 307 cases, five hospitalizations (Three new cases)
  • 10-19  — Zero deaths, 133 cases, two hospitalizations (No change)
  • 0-9     — Zero deaths, 115 cases, two hospitalizations (Two new cases)
  • Missing — 10 cases not listed by age

There have been 144 cases associated with 12 outbreaks in the city, and 138 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, 1,053 cases, 92 hospitalizations
  • White, non-Hispanic residents — 28 deaths, 785 cases, 76 hospitalizations
  • Black/African American residents — 11 deaths, 290 cases, 54 hospitalizations
  • Not Hispanic or Latino — 37 deaths, 659 cases, 106 hospitalizations
  • Not reported — Six deaths, 511 cases, 16 hospitalizations
  • Other — One death, 445 cases, 56 hospitalizations

The full timeline of the spread so far:

Staff photo by James Cullum

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