Two more Alexandria residents have died from COVID-19, and the total case count in the city since the pandemic started in March is now at 4,444. That’s an increase of 81 cases since Monday.
A woman and a man in their 80s are the latest victims of the virus, according to the Virginia Department of Health.
Of the 76 deaths, 98% have been residents above the age of 50.
Additionally, Inova Alexandra hospital is at 68% capacity, which Mayor Justin Wilson said “is perfectly normal.”
“They have right now 12 patients that they are treating in Inova Alexandria (Hospital) who are COVID-positive,” Wilson reported in his monthly town hall meeting on Thursday night. “And they have another 17 patients that are under investigation. These are folks who may likely have COVID but have not yet tested positive.”
Health care workers also make up 305 positive COVID cases, according to VDH.
There are or have been 2,297 women (with 38 deaths) and 2,134 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+ — 33 deaths, 130 cases
- 70-79 — 21 deaths, 152 cases
- 60-69 — Five deaths, 329 cases
- 50-59 — 14 deaths, 556 cases
- 40-49 — One death, 764 cases
- 30-39 — One death, 1,009 cases
- 20-29 — One death, 867 cases
- 10-19 — Zero deaths, 314 cases
- 0-9 — Zero deaths, 311 cases
Latino residents have the most infections with 2,015 reported cases (with 13 deaths), and Black (19 deaths) and white residents (40 deaths) both have 927 cases apiece. There are 162 cases with Asian or Pacific Islander residents (and one death), 108 cases classified as “other” (with two deaths) and four native American cases.
There have also been 35 outbreaks in the city, including 12 at long term care facilities, 17 in congregate settings, four in child care settings, one at a college and one in a K-12 setting. There have been 455 cases associated with the outbreaks.
Across Virginia, there have been 3,682 deaths and there are or have been 188,770 cases of the virus. There have been 2.7 million PCR (polymerase chain reaction) tests and the state’s seven-day positivity rate is 5.9%.
There have been 53,065 COVID tests administered in the city so far and 5,414 antibody tests. The city’s seven-day positivity rate is now at 3.8%.
- Arlington County has 4,919 cases, 154 deaths and a 4.9% seven-day positivity rate
- Fairfax County has 25,152 cases, 609 deaths and a 5.3% seven-day positivity rate
- Loudoun County has 8,225 cases, 134 deaths and a 6.3% seven-day positivity rate
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 — 171 cases, 4,57653 people tested (Estimated population 15,171)
- 22302 — 480 cases, 8,174 people tested (Estimated population 20,238)
- 22304 — 1,398 cases, 15,883 people tested (Estimated population 54,003)
- 22305 — 890 cases, 6,271 people tested (Estimated population 16,095)
- 22311 — 792 cases, 7,417 people tested (Estimated population 16,898)
- 22312 — 1,123 cases, 9,280 people tested (Estimated population 6,901)
- 22314 — 496 cases, 10,744 people tested (Estimated population 47,826)
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