Alexandria Reaches 101 COVID-19 Deaths, Cases Surpass 9,100

Alexandria’s COVID-19 deaths are now at 101, and the number of cases has reached 9,121.

That’s five more deaths and 311 cases since this time last week, according to the Virginia Department of Health. The fatal victims were in their 60s, 70s and 80s.

“This grim milestone is an important reminder that COVID-19 is still active in Alexandria and that every resident has a role in stopping the spread, particularly to safeguard those at highest risk of severe illness and death,” according to the Alexandria Health Department. “While the arrival of vaccines offers hope that a return to normalcy is within reach, it may still be many months until the majority of Alexandrians are fully protected.”

Across Virginia, there have been 6,081 deaths and there are or have been 478,619 cases of the virus. There have also been 5.1 million PCR (polymerase chain reaction) tests and the state’s seven-day positivity rate is 12.6%.

According to Mayor Justin Wilson, the numbers are similar to what the city was experiencing over the summer.

Vaccine Update

There have been more than 458,000 doses of the vaccine distributed across Virginia, and 64,381 people have been fully vaccinated, according to the Virginia Department of Health.

In Alexandria there have been 6,608 total vaccinations since Jan. 21, and the Alexandria Health Department has received 12,200 doses of Moderna vaccine. The city also released the following figures:

  • 1,350 redistributed to community providers, such as healthcare providers and pharmacies who vaccinate those ages 75 and up who are on AHD’s pre-registration list
  • 2,742 allocated for upcoming appointments, including some second doses
  • 1,500 received transferred to other health jurisdictions

The vaccine is now available to seniors older than 65, anyone ages 16-64 with preexisting conditions and health care workers. Pre-register to receive a vaccine in Alexandria here.

Demographics

There are or have been 4,747 women (with 48 deaths) and 4,324 men (with 52 deaths) in Alexandria with the virus*. The only age groups that have not experienced a death are children and teenagers.

*One death not reported

  • 80+    — 44 deaths, 230 cases
  • 70-79 — 25 deaths, 305 cases
  • 60-69 — 13 deaths, 677 cases
  • 50-59 — 14 deaths, 1,064 cases
  • 40-49 — Two deaths, 1,552 cases
  • 30-39 — Two deaths, 2,103 cases
  • 20-29 — One death, 1,837 cases
  • 10-19  — Zero deaths, 661 cases
  • 0-9     — Zero deaths, 646 cases

Latino residents have the most infections with 3,264 reported cases (17 deaths), white residents with 2,236 cases (52 deaths), and Black residents with 1,846 cases (25 deaths). There are 397 cases with Asian or Pacific Islander residents (three deaths), 263 cases classified as “other” (two deaths) and nine native American cases (no deaths).

There have also been 78 outbreaks in the city, including 19 at long term care facilities, 40 in congregate settings, eight in child care settings, two at a college, two in a K-12 setting and two at a correctional facility. There have been 803 cases associated with the outbreaks. Health care workers also make up 504 of those positive COVID cases, according to VDH.

There have also been 484 total hospitalizations in Alexandria since the onset of the pandemic, and the city’s seven-day moving average is 62.6.

Testing Update

There have been 104,508 Polymer Chain Reaction (PCR) tests administered in the city; 6,406 antibody tests and 6,587 antigen tests.

Alexandria’s seven-day positivity rate is now at 10.3%. Below are statistics for neighboring jurisdictions:

  • Arlington County has 11,269 cases, 197 deaths and a 9.3% seven-day positivity rate
  • Fairfax County has 57,833 cases, 768 deaths and a 11.9% seven-day positivity rate
  • Loudoun County has 18,848 cases, 171 deaths and a 14.6% seven-day positivity rate

Need a test? Find 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 — 454 cases, 9,558 people tested (Estimated population 15,171)
  • 22302 — 1,026 cases, 16,903 people tested (Estimated population 20,238)
  • 22304 — 3,006 cases, 30.813 people tested (Estimated population 54,003)
  • 22305 — 1,399 cases, 11,354 people tested (Estimated population 16,095)
  • 22311 — 1,502 cases, 12,829 people tested (Estimated population 16,898)
  • 22312 — 2,165 cases, 16,918 people tested (Estimated population 6,901)
  • 22314 — 1,268 cases, 23,051 people tested (Estimated population 47,826)

Photo via CDC/Unsplash

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