Alexandria, VA

Alexandria now has 2,045 cases of COVID-19, an increase of 14 cases since yesterday, according to the Virginia Department of Health.

There are no new fatalities, and just as earlier in the week, VDH reduced the number of COVID-related deaths in Alexandria. There are now 45 coronavirus-related fatalities in the city.

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 20 reported deaths of residents in their 80s and 13 deaths of residents in their 70s.

There are 64 new reported cases this month alone, which is an improvement over May, which saw 181 cases in the first five 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, 1,107 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 1,453 reported deaths (Eight since yesterday), and 1,350 of those deaths are confirmed to have been COVID-related, according to VDH. There are now 48,532 cases (46,281 confirmed, 2,251 probable) and 5,008 hospitalizations (including 30 probable cases).

Testing Update

There have been 10,259 PCR (polymerase chain reaction) tests administered in Alexandria so far, and the city’s seven-day positivity rate shows a 10.4% infection rate of those tested. There have also been 1,451 antibody tests in Alexandria. Across Virginia, there have been 361,519 PCR tests administered with a seven-day positivity rate of 10.1% (and 44,339 antibody tests).

COVID-19 Age and Sex Breakdown

There are 1,048 females with the virus (with 25 deaths and 89 hospitalizations) and 987 males (with 20 deaths and 114 hospitalizations) who tested positive for COVID-19 in the city. The sex of 10 cases was not reported.

  • 80+     — 20 deaths, 78 cases, 26 hospitalizations
  • 70-79 — 13 deaths, 90 cases, 34 hospitalizations
  • 60-69 — Two deaths, 173 cases, 37 hospitalizations
  • 50-59 — Nine deaths, 264 cases, 40 hospitalizations
  • 40-49 — Zero deaths, 390 cases, 33 hospitalizations
  • 30-39 — Zero deaths, 479 cases, 24 hospitalizations
  • 20-29 — One death, 311 cases, five hospitalizations
  • 10-19  — Zero deaths, 134 cases, two hospitalizations
  • 0-9     — Zero deaths, 116 cases, two hospitalizations
  • Missing — 10 cases not listed by age

There have been 145 cases associated with 12 outbreaks in the city, and 140 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, 660 people tested (Estimated population 15,171)
  • 22302 — 207 cases, 1,308 people tested (Estimated population 20,238)
  • 22304 — 596 cases, 3,279 people tested (Estimated population 54,003)
  • 22305 — 559 cases, 1,846 people tested (Estimated population 16,095)
  • 22311 — 409 cases, 1,598 people tested (Estimated population 16,898)
  • 22312 — 488 cases, 1,929 people tested (Estimated population 6,901)
  • 22314 — 177 cases, 1,568 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, 1,107 cases, 92 hospitalizations
  • White, non-Hispanic residents — 27 deaths, 824 cases, 76 hospitalizations
  • Black/African American residents — 11 deaths, 297 cases, 55 hospitalizations
  • Not Hispanic or Latino — 36 deaths, 682 cases, 107 hospitalizations
  • Not reported — Six deaths, 458 cases, 16 hospitalizations
  • Other — One death, 466 cases, 56 hospitalizations

The full timeline of the spread so far:

Photo via CDC

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