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COVID-19 Cases Approach 4,700 in Alexandria, No New Deaths

There are or have been 4,698 cases of COVID-19 in Alexandria since the first case was reported in March, according to the Virginia Department of Health.

As case counts are growing throughout the region, Governor Ralph Northam’s newest restrictions also took effect Sunday night.

According to the City:

  • All public and private in-person indoor and outdoor gatherings must be limited to 25, down from the current 250
  • Everyone ages 5 and over will be required to wear masks in indoor public places, which is a decrease from the current age of 10
  • All essential retail businesses, including grocery stores and pharmacies, must adhere to state guidelines for physical distancing, requiring face masks and enhanced sanitization. Violations will now be enforceable by the Virginia Department of Health as Class 1 misdemeanors. AHD and the City anticipate additional guidance in the coming days.
  • Onsite alcohol sales, consumption and possession after 10 p.m. in any restaurant, dining establishment, food court, brewery, microbrewery, distillery, winery, or tasting room will be prohibited, and all such establishments must close by midnight. Bar areas of restaurants remain closed.

The City says that community transmission has shifted from low to moderate and there are now about 20 cases being reported every day.

“Regional hospitalizations, including the use of intensive care units and ventilators have also increased, suggesting that severe outcomes from COVID-19 persist despite the additional availability of testing and treatment options,” according to the city.

The death count from the virus remains unchanged at 76. Of the deaths, 98% have been residents above the age of 50.

Demographics

There are or have been 2,421 women (with 38 deaths) and 2,264 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, 132 cases
  • 70-79 — 21 deaths, 156 cases
  • 60-69 — Five deaths, 350 cases
  • 50-59 — 14 deaths, 577 cases
  • 40-49 — One death, 810 cases
  • 30-39 — One death, 1,068 cases
  • 20-29 — One death, 932 cases
  • 10-19  — Zero deaths, 326 cases
  • 0-9     — Zero deaths, 334 cases

Latino residents have the most infections with 2,098 reported cases (with 13 deaths), white residents with 995 cases (40 deaths), and Black residents with 973 cases (19 deaths). There are 168 cases with Asian or Pacific Islander residents (and one death), 127 cases classified as “other” (with two deaths) and four native American cases.

There have also been 39 outbreaks in the city, including 12 at long term care facilities, 20 in congregate settings, four in child care settings, one at a college, one in a K-12 setting and one at a correctional facility.

There have been 467 cases associated with the outbreaks. Health care workers also make up 319 positive COVID cases, according to VDH.

Across Virginia, there have been 3,806 deaths and there are or have been 204,637 cases of the virus. There have been 2.9 million PCR (polymerase chain reaction) tests and the state’s seven-day positivity rate is 7.3%.

Testing Update

There have been 56,985 COVID tests administered in the city so far and 5,622 antibody tests. The city’s seven-day positivity rate is now at 5.1%.

  • Arlington County has 5,380 cases, 157 deaths and a 6.8% seven-day positivity rate
  • Fairfax County has 25,095 cases, 625 deaths and a 7.4% seven-day positivity rate
  • Loudoun County has 8,894 cases, 136 deaths and a 8.3% 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 — 179 cases, 4,932 people tested (Estimated population 15,171)
  • 22302 — 505 cases, 8,958 people tested (Estimated population 20,238)
  • 22304 — 1,478 cases, 16,965 people tested (Estimated population 54,003)
  • 22305 — 953 cases, 6,737 people tested (Estimated population 16,095)
  • 22311 — 820 cases, 7,809 people tested (Estimated population 16,898)
  • 22312 — 1,174 cases, 9,820 people tested (Estimated population 6,901)
  • 22314 — 534 cases, 11,584 people tested (Estimated population 47,826)

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