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Alexandria’s COVID Positive Testing Rate Lowest in Region

As the city suffers the latest death by COVID-19, the seven-day positivity rate is now the lowest in the region at 4.5% of residents tested for the virus, according to the Virginia Department of Health.

On Friday, the city reported that an Alexandria resident in their 50s died from the virus, bringing the death toll to 62. There are now or have been 3,378 cases of coronavirus in the city.

There have also been 298 total hospitalizations since the first case was reported on March 11, according to VDH. That’s an increase of 17 hospitalizations since this time last week.

“COVID-19 is spread by people whether or not they have symptoms, and AHD (Alexandria Health Department) estimates that nearly 10% of infected Alexandrians have required hospitalization,” notes a city release.

It is not clear how many city residents have recovered from the virus.

City Faring Better Than Neighboring Jurisdictions

There have been 31,245 (polymerase chain reaction) tests administered in the city so far. There have also been 4,201 antibody tests in Alexandria.

Alexandria trails behind its more populated regional neighbors, including:

  • Arlington County, with 3,555 cases, 138 deaths and a 5% seven-day positivity rate
  • Fairfax County with 18,417 cases, 558 death and a 5.7% seven-day positivity rate
  • Loudoun County with 5,979 cases, 118 deaths and a 6.7% seven-day positivity rate.

Statewide, there are 2,580 COVID-related fatalities, and there are or have been 120,954 cases. There have also been 1.6 million tests administered and the state’s seven-day moving average is 7.4%.

Demographic, Age and Sex Breakdown

Latino residents in the city have been hardest hit with 1,634 reported cases, followed by Black residents with 668 cases, white residents with 654 cases, Asian or Pacific Islander residents with 113 cases, 69 cases classified as “other” and three native American cases.

There are or have been 1,558 women (with 34 deaths) and 1,446 men (with 28 deaths) in Alexandria with the virus.

  • 80+     — 27 deaths, 112 cases
  • 70-79 — 18 deaths, 120 cases
  • 60-69 — Three deaths, 263 cases
  • 50-59 — 12 deaths, 436 cases
  • 40-49 — Zero deaths, 606 cases
  • 30-39 — Zero deaths, 778 cases
  • 20-29 — One death, 607 cases
  • 10-19  — Zero deaths, 241 cases
  • 0-9     — Zero deaths, 204 cases

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 — 121 cases, 2,471 people tested (Estimated population 15,171)
  • 22302 — 347 cases, 4,539 people tested (Estimated population 20,238)
  • 22304 — 1,041 cases, 9,506 people tested (Estimated population 54,003)
  • 22305 — 717 cases, 4,096 people tested (Estimated population 16,095)
  • 22311 — 622 cases, 4,683 people tested (Estimated population 16,898)
  • 22312 — 885 cases, 5,705 people tested (Estimated population 6,901)
  • 22314 — 328 cases, 5,945 people tested (Estimated population 47,826)

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