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COVID-19 Deaths Now at 83 in Alexandria, Cases at 6,717

Another Alexandria resident has died of COVID-19, and the death toll from the virus now stands at 83.

The resident was a man in his 60s.

Alexandria now has 6,717 cases of COVID-19, an increase of 470 cases since this time last week, according to the Virginia Department of Health. The city is asking residents to stay at home as much as possible while the number of cases is surging.

“The City of Alexandria and the Alexandria Health Department (AHD) strongly urge residents to stay home as much as possible during the current surge of COVID-19 cases in our community,” the city said in a release.

There have also been 414 total hospitalizations since the onset of the pandemic in Alexandria, according to the Virginia Department of Health.

Across Virginia, there have been 4,654 deaths and there are or have been 310,890 cases of the virus. There have been nearly 4 million PCR (polymerase chain reaction) tests and the state’s seven-day positivity rate is 11,3%.

Demographics

There are or have been 3,535 women (with 39 deaths) and 3,162 men (with 44 deaths) in Alexandria with the virus. The only age groups that have not experienced a death are children and teenagers.

  • 80+    — 36 deaths, 173 cases
  • 70-79 — 20 deaths, 217 cases
  • 60-69 — Nine deaths, 499 cases
  • 50-59 — 14 deaths, 788 cases
  • 40-49 — One death, 1,155 cases
  • 30-39 — Two deaths, 1,559 cases
  • 20-29 — One death, 1,360 cases
  • 10-19  — Zero deaths, 464 cases
  • 0-9     — Zero deaths, 480 cases

Latino residents have the most infections with 2,700 reported cases (with 14 deaths), white residents with 1,532 cases (45 deaths), and Black residents with 1,295 cases (20 deaths). There are 266 cases with Asian or Pacific Islander residents (one death), 184 cases classified as “other” (two deaths) and seven native American cases (no deaths).

There have also been 56 outbreaks in the city (an increase of seven since last week), including 15 at long term care facilities, 31 in congregate settings, six in child care settings, one at a college, one in a K-12 setting and one at a correctional facility. There have been 617 cases associated with the outbreaks. Health care workers also make up 415 positive COVID cases, according to VDH.

Testing Update

There have been 80,873 COVID tests administered in the city; 5,884 antibody tests and 3,881 antigen tests. The city’s seven-day positivity rate is now at 9.3%.

  • Arlington County has 8,054 cases, 169 deaths and a 7.4% seven-day positivity rate
  • Fairfax County has 40,551 cases, 670 deaths and a 11% seven-day positivity rate
  • Loudoun County has 12,861 cases, 155 deaths and a 11.7% seven-day positivity rate

Need a test? Find out where tests are administered here.

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 — 291 cases, 7,287 people tested (Estimated population 15,171)
  • 22302 — 762 cases, 13,221 people tested (Estimated population 20,238)
  • 22304 — 2,165 cases, 23,847 people tested (Estimated population 54,003)
  • 22305 — 1,1263cases, 9,108 people tested (Estimated population 16,095)
  • 22311 — 1,162 cases, 10,206 people tested (Estimated population 16,898)
  • 22312 — 1,671 cases, 13,352 people tested (Estimated population 6,901)
  • 22314 — 815 cases, 17,204 people tested (Estimated population 47,826)

Photo via CDC/Unsplash

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