There have been 61 deaths due to the coronavirus in Alexandria, and there are now or have been 3,130 cases, according to the Virginia Department of Health.
The city surpassed the 3,000 case mark with last week, and the most recent fatality was reported on Friday, but occurred months ago, according to the city. The victim was a man in his 50s.
“COVID-19 is spread by people whether or not they have symptoms, and AHD estimates that nearly 10% of infected Alexandrians have required hospitalization,” notes a city release. “Everyone must do their part to stop the spread: maintain at least 6 feet of distance from others, wear a mask, and carry and use hand sanitizer.”
There have also been 284 total hospitalizations since the first case was reported on March 11, according to VDH. It is not clear how many city residents have recovered from the virus.
Alexandria trails behind its more populated regional neighbors like Arlington County, which has reported 3,246 cases and 135 deaths; Fairfax County with 17,070 cases and 535 deaths; and Loudoun County with 5,528 cases and 115 deaths. Statewide, there are 2,385 COVID-related fatalities throughout Virginia, and there are or have been 107,421 cases.
Latino Residents Hit Hardest
Latino residents in the city have been the most impacted with 1,565 reported cases, followed by Black residents with 599 cases, white residents with 588 cases, Asian or Pacific Islander residents with 102 cases, 59 cases classified as “other” and three native American cases.
There are or have been 1,614 women (with 33 deaths) and 1,505 men (with 28 deaths) in Alexandria with the virus.
- 80+ — 27 deaths, 106 cases
- 70-79 — 18 deaths, 112 cases
- 60-69 — Three deaths, 247 cases
- 50-59 — 12 deaths, 400 cases
- 40-49 — Zero deaths, 568 cases
- 30-39 — Zero deaths, 718 cases
- 20-29 — One death, 565 cases
- 10-19 — Zero deaths, 229 cases
- 0-9 — Zero deaths, 174 cases
There have been 26,828 PCR (polymerase chain reaction) tests administered in Alexandria so far, and the city’s seven-day positivity rate shows a 5.6% infection rate of those tested. There have also been 3,898 antibody tests in Alexandria.
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Cases By ZIP Code
The areas of the city with the leading number of cases are the 22304, 22305 and 22312 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 — 110 cases, 2,062 people tested (Estimated population 15,171)
- 22302 — 319 cases, 3,987 people tested (Estimated population 20,238)
- 22304 — 949 cases, 8,069 people tested (Estimated population 54,003)
- 22305 — 690 cases, 3,668 people tested (Estimated population 16,095)
- 22311 — 589 cases, 4,063 people tested (Estimated population 16,898)
- 22312 — 793 cases, 4,835 people tested (Estimated population 6,901)
- 22314 — 300 cases, 4,978 people tested (Estimated population 47,826)
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