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COVID-19 Update: Deaths at 75, Cases at 4,123 in Alexandria

Two more Alexandria residents have died from COVID-19 since last week, and the death toll now stands at 75, according to the Virginia Department of Health.

The victims were two men in their sixties.

There are or have been 4,123 cases of COVID-19 (up 78 cases since last Tuesday) in Alexandria since the pandemic started in March. There have also been 323 total hospitalizations in the city.

The Alexandria Health Department says that one in 12 infected Alexandrians have been hospitalized.

“Be prepared to help your family and neighbors by answering a call from AHD if you are identified as a close contact of someone who tests positive for COVID-19,” the city said in a release.

Across Virginia, there have been 3,457 deaths and there are or have been 166,828 cases of the virus. There have been 2.4 million PCR (polymerase chain reaction) tests and the state’s seven-day positivity rate is at 5%.

Demographic, Age and Sex Breakdown

Of the 75 deaths, 96% have been residents above the age of 50.

Latino residents have the most infections with 1,891 reported cases, followed by Black residents with 857 cases, white residents with 831 cases, Asian or Pacific Islander residents with 150 cases, 93 cases classified as “other” and four native American cases.

There are or have been 2,132 women (with 37 deaths) and 1,978 men (with 38 deaths) in Alexandria with the virus. The only age groups that have not experienced a death so far are children and teenagers.

  • 80+    — 31 deaths, 125 cases (Unchanged since Monday)
  • 70-79 — 21 deaths, 143 cases (Two new cases)
  • 60-69 — Six deaths, 299 cases (Five new cases)
  • 50-59 — 14 deaths, 508 cases (Five new cases)
  • 40-49 — One death, 693 cases (Five new cases)
  • 30-39 — One death, 927 cases (Nine new cases)
  • 20-29 — One death, 767 cases (12 new cases)
  • 10-19  — Zero deaths, 292 cases (Six new cases)
  • 0-9     — Zero deaths, 280 cases (Six new cases)

Testing Update

There have been 46,595 COVID tests administered in the city so far and 5,071 antibody tests. The city’s seven-day positivity rate is now at 3.6% and has been under 10% for more than our months.

  • Arlington County has 4,384 cases, 152 deaths and a 3.5% seven-day positivity rate
  • Fairfax County has 22,916 cases, 617 deaths and a 3.5% seven-day positivity rate
  • Loudoun County has 7,576 cases, 129 deaths and a 5.3% seven-day positivity rate

Need a test? Inova is now offering vehicle-side and walk-in testing services for diagnosing flu and COVID-19, at the Victory Center parking lot (5001 Eisenhower Avenue).

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 — 153 cases, 3,960 people tested (Estimated population 15,171)
  • 22302 — 445 cases, 7,034 people tested (Estimated population 20,238)
  • 22304 — 1,299 cases, 13,982 people tested (Estimated population 54,003)
  • 22305 — 830 cases, 5,651 people tested (Estimated population 16,095)
  • 22311 — 742 cases, 6,683 people tested (Estimated population 16,898)
  • 22312 — 1,046 cases, 8,245 people tested (Estimated population 6,901)
  • 22314 — 440 cases, 9,285 people tested (Estimated population 47,826)

Photo via CDC/Unsplash

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