Alexandria, VA

Two more Alexandrians in their 70s and 80s have died from COVID-19 and there are 13 more cases since yesterday, according to the Virginia Department of Health.

The recent fatalities are a man and a woman, according to VDH health data, and the death toll in Alexandria now stands at 47, with 2,115 reported cases. It is not clear how many residents have fully recovered from the virus.

The news comes as Governor Ralph Northam’s stay at home order is set to expire tomorrow. Alexandria is also anticipating soon entering into the second phase of reopening its economy.

COVID-19 Age and Sex Breakdown

Senior citizens have been severely affected by the virus, and residents above the age of 50 make up all but one of the fatalities.

Statewide, there have been 1,496 reported deaths (19 since yesterday), and 1,391 of those deaths are confirmed to have been COVID-related, according to VDH. There are now 51,738 cases (49,362 confirmed) and 5,203 hospitalizations (including 31 probable cases).

There are 1,081 females with the virus (with 26 deaths and 94 hospitalizations) and 1,026 males (with 21 deaths and 118 hospitalizations) who tested positive for COVID-19 in the city. The sex of eight cases was not reported.

  • 80+     — 21 deaths, 83 cases, 26 hospitalizations
  • 70-79 — 14 deaths, 95 cases, 34 hospitalizations
  • 60-69 — Two deaths, 184 cases, 41 hospitalizations
  • 50-59 — Nine deaths, 277 cases, 41 hospitalizations
  • 40-49 — Zero deaths, 395 cases, 33 hospitalizations
  • 30-39 — Zero deaths, 492 cases, 27 hospitalizations
  • 20-29 — One death, 323 cases, six hospitalizations
  • 10-19  — Zero deaths, 139 cases, two hospitalizations
  • 0-9     — Zero deaths, 116 cases, two hospitalizations
  • Missing — 11 cases not listed by age

Hispanic and Latino residents make up 17% of the population and lead with the highest number of cases in the city with six deaths, 1,169 cases, 97 total hospitalizations and a 61.5% positivity rate of residents tested.

There are also 152 positive cases associated with 12 outbreaks in the city, and health care workers make up 148 of those cases. Nine of the outbreaks occurred at long-term care facilities, and at least 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.

Testing Update

There have been 10,938 PCR (polymerase chain reaction) tests administered in Alexandria so far, and the city’s seven-day positivity rate shows an 8.5% infection rate of those tested. There have also been 1,539 antibody tests in Alexandria. Across Virginia, there have been 388,480 PCR tests administered with a seven-day positivity rate of 8.9% (and 47,095 antibody tests).

Cases By ZIP Code

VDH did not update ZIP code data since Saturday.

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 — 68 cases, 685 people tested (Estimated population 15,171)
  • 22302 — 220 cases, 1,364 people tested (Estimated population 20,238)
  • 22304 — 611 cases, 3,418 people tested (Estimated population 54,003)
  • 22305 — 572 cases, 1,899 people tested (Estimated population 16,095)
  • 22311 — 417 cases, 1,927 people tested (Estimated population 16,898)
  • 22312 — 529 cases, 2,047 people tested (Estimated population 6,901)
  • 22314 — 185 cases, 1,645 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, 1,169 cases, 97 hospitalizations
  • White, non-Hispanic residents — 27 deaths, 883 cases, 78 hospitalizations
  • Black/African American residents — 12 deaths, 311 cases, 56 hospitalizations
  • Not Hispanic or Latino — 38 deaths, 731 cases, 110 hospitalizations
  • Not reported — Six deaths, 432 cases, 17 hospitalizations
  • Other — Two deaths, 489 cases, 61 hospitalizations
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