There has been another coronavirus-related death in Alexandria and the death toll now stands at 50, according to the Virginia Department of Health.
The death of a man in his 70s was reported yesterday, and is the latest fatality since Saturday, June 20. There are now 2,271 cases of the virus in the city, an increase of 13 cases since yesterday. There have also been a steady uptick with 143 new reported cases since Alexandria entered into phase two on June 12.
The news comes as the Commonwealth prepares to enter into phase three on July 1, and the city is recommending that residents continue to stay home, wash their hands and remain social distances.
“It is important to note that there is still community transmission of the virus that causes COVID-19 and everyone is safest at home,” the city noted in a release. “This is especially true for persons at higher risk for severe illness, including those over the age of 65 and those with underlying medical conditions. If you must go out, please remember to keep 6 feet of distance from others; wear a cloth face covering, especially when inside public spaces; wash hands frequently; and remember to always carry tissues and hand sanitizer containing at least 60% alcohol with you.”
COVID-19 Age and Sex Breakdown
It is not clear how many residents have recovered since the first case was announced on March 11. Senior citizens have been severely affected by the virus, and residents above the age of 50 make up all but one of the fatalities.
In Alexandria, there are 1,163 females with the virus (with 27 deaths) and 1,100 males (with 23 deaths) who tested positive for COVID-19 in the city. The sex of eight cases was not reported.
- 80+ — 22 deaths, 87 cases, 28 hospitalizations
- 70-79 — 16 deaths, 100 cases, 37 hospitalizations
- 60-69 — Two deaths, 194 cases, 44 hospitalizations
- 50-59 — Nine deaths, 296 cases, 47 hospitalizations
- 40-49 — Zero deaths, 418 cases, 35 hospitalizations
- 30-39 — Zero deaths, 529 cases, 28 hospitalizations
- 20-29 — One death, 349 cases, seven hospitalizations
- 10-19 — Zero deaths, 162 cases, three hospitalizations
- 0-9 — Zero deaths, 125 cases, two hospitalizations
- Missing — 11 cases not listed by age
Statewide, there have been 1,675 reported deaths, and 1,572 of those deaths are confirmed as COVID-related, according to VDH. There are also now 59,946 cases (57,384 confirmed) and 5,995 hospitalizations (including 34 probable cases).
Here is a breakdown of new cases since Alexandria entered into Phase 2:
- June 12 — Cases increase to 2,128
- June 13 — Cases increase to 2,134
- June 14 — Cases increase to 2,151
- June 15 — Cases increase to 2,160
- June 16 — Cases increase to 2,168
- June 17 — Cases increase to 2,175
- June 18 — Cases increase to 2,186
- June 19 — Cases increase to 2,198
- June 20 — Cases increase to 2,217 (Fatalities now at 49)
- June 21 — Cases increase to 2,227
- June 22 — Cases increase to 2,236
- June 23 — Cases increase to 2,248
- June 24 — Cases increase to 2,258 (Fatalities now at 50)
- June 25 — Cases increase to 2,271
There have been 14,193 PCR (polymerase chain reaction) tests administered in Alexandria so far, and the city’s seven-day positivity rate shows a 5.4% infection rate of those tested. There have also been 2,121 antibody tests in Alexandria. Across Virginia, there have been 590,404 PCR tests administered with a seven-day positivity rate of 6% (and 64,096 antibody tests).
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 — 84 cases, 933 people tested (Estimated population 15,171)
- 22302 — 237 cases, 2,338 people tested (Estimated population 20,238)
- 22304 — 673 cases, 4,295 people tested (Estimated population 54,003)
- 22305 — 589 cases, 2,207 people tested (Estimated population 16,095)
- 22311 — 441 cases, 2,291 people tested (Estimated population 16,898)
- 22312 — 571 cases, 2,622 people tested (Estimated population 6,901)
- 22314 — 198 cases, 2,160 people tested (Estimated population 47,826)
Staff photo by James Cullum
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