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Alexandria Now at 104 COVID-19 Deaths, Cases Surpass 9,000

Alexandria’s COVID-19 deaths are now at 104, and the number of cases has reached 9,121.

That’s three more deaths and 361 cases since this time last week, according to the Virginia Department of Health. The fatal victims were in their 60s and 70s.

Across Virginia, there have been 6,474 deaths and there are or have been 507,640 cases of the virus. There have also been 5.3 million PCR (polymerase chain reaction) tests and the state’s seven-day positivity rate is 11.7%.

Vaccine Update

There are more than 30,000 city residents on the waiting list to get the vaccine.

As of last Friday, there have been 8,633 first doses and 223 second doses of the vaccine administered by the Alexandria Health Department around the city. That does not include the number of vaccines given by private providers and pharmacies.

The vaccine is currently available to health care workers, seniors older than 65, and anyone ages 16-64 with preexisting conditions.

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.

“There are more than 30,000 entries in the pre-registration waitlist, including a large pool eligible for Phase 1b who are currently working almost entirely remotely with no exposure to the public,” according to the city. “If that applies to you, consider waiting to receive your vaccine until supplies are more plentiful to ensure that those on the frontline without telework capabilities can be protected while they interact with the public.”

Demographics

There are or have been 4,926 women (with 50 deaths) and 4,501 men (with 53 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, 245 cases
  • 70-79 — 27 deaths, 312 cases
  • 60-69 — 14 deaths, 707 cases
  • 50-59 — 14 deaths, 1,124 cases
  • 40-49 — Two deaths, 1,613 cases
  • 30-39 — Two deaths, 2,191 cases
  • 20-29 — One death, 1,895 cases
  • 10-19  — Zero deaths, 693 cases
  • 0-9     — Zero deaths, 676 cases

Latino residents have the most infections with 3,340 reported cases (17 deaths), white residents with 2,338 cases (52 deaths), and Black residents with 1,946 cases (25 deaths). There are 417 cases with Asian or Pacific Islander residents (three deaths), 281 cases classified as “other” (two deaths) and nine native American cases (no deaths).

There have also been 79 outbreaks in the city, including 19 at long term care facilities, 40 in congregate settings, five at health care settings, nine 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 489 total hospitalizations in Alexandria since the onset of the pandemic, and the city’s seven-day moving average is now at 55 cases, which is down from last Monday’s total of 62.6.

Testing Update

There have been 108,780 Polymer Chain Reaction (PCR) tests administered in the city; 6,491 antibody tests and 7,327 antigen tests.

Alexandria’s seven-day positivity rate is now at 7.8%. Below are statistics for neighboring jurisdictions:

  • Arlington County has 11,769 cases, 201 deaths and a 8.5% seven-day positivity rate
  • Fairfax County has 60,436 cases, 802 deaths and a 10.2% seven-day positivity rate
  • Loudoun County has 20,484 cases, 181 deaths and a 11.8% 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 — 464 cases, 9,996 people tested (Estimated population 15,171)
  • 22302 — 1,060 cases, 17,673 people tested (Estimated population 20,238)
  • 22304 — 3,162 cases, 32,105 people tested (Estimated population 54,003)
  • 22305 — 1,425 cases, 11,755 people tested (Estimated population 16,095)
  • 22311 — 1,548 cases, 13,269 people tested (Estimated population 16,898)
  • 22312 — 2,271 cases, 17,592 people tested (Estimated population 6,901)
  • 22314 — 1,325 cases, 23,982 people tested (Estimated population 47,826)

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