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COVID-19 Deaths at 105, Cases Surpass 9,700 in Alexandria

Alexandria’s COVID-19 deaths are now at 105, and the number of cases has reached 9,744.

That’s one more death and 623 cases since this time last week, according to the Virginia Department of Health. The latest death was a man in his 60s.

Across Virginia, there have been 6,820 deaths and there are or have been 530,825 cases of the virus. There have also been 5.4 million PCR (polymerase chain reaction) tests and the state’s seven-day positivity rate is 10.2%.

Vaccine Update

There are more than 36,000 city residents on the waiting list to get the vaccine.

“Alexandria receives less than 2,000 first doses a week, so vaccinating the entire eligible population will take time,” according to the city. “When there are available appointments, AHD contacts people by phone or email in the order that they pre-registered, from within the currently eligible categories.”

Currently, residents ages 65 and over and frontline essential workers are eligible. When contacted by phone, the number will likely show up as 703.746.4988 and people will be called three times; a voicemail will be left if no one answers. Emails will come from [email protected], and may end up in spam folders, so check frequently.

As of last Friday, there have been 9,764 first doses 907 second doses of the vaccine administered by the Alexandria Health Department around the city.

There have been more than 1.6 million doses of the vaccine distributed across Virginia, and 171,077 people have been fully vaccinated, according to VDH.

Demographics

There are or have been 5,063 women (with 50 deaths) and 4,624 men (with 54 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, 247 cases
  • 70-79 — 27 deaths, 321 cases
  • 60-69 — 15 deaths, 730 cases
  • 50-59 — 14 deaths, 1,149 cases
  • 40-49 — Two deaths, 1,659 cases
  • 30-39 — Two deaths, 2,265 cases
  • 20-29 — One death, 1,953 cases
  • 10-19  — Zero deaths, 705 cases
  • 0-9     — Zero deaths, 688 cases

Latino residents have the most infections with 3,401 reported cases (17 deaths), white residents with 2,426 cases (54 deaths), and Black residents with 2,001 cases (26 deaths). There are 435 cases with Asian or Pacific Islander residents (four deaths), 287 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 494 total hospitalizations in Alexandria since the onset of the pandemic, and the city’s seven-day moving average is now at 42.1 cases, which is down from last Monday’s total of 55.

Testing Update

There have been 112,618 Polymer Chain Reaction (PCR) tests administered in the city; 6,588 antibody tests and 7,819 antigen tests.

Alexandria’s seven-day positivity rate is now at 8.3%. Below are statistics for neighboring jurisdictions:

  • Arlington County has 12,262 cases, 207 deaths and a 7.9% seven-day positivity rate
  • Fairfax County has 60,502 cases, 826 deaths and a 9% seven-day positivity rate
  • Loudoun County has 21,564 cases, 188 deaths and a 12.3% 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 — 484 cases, 10,361 people tested (Estimated population 15,171)
  • 22302 — 1,082 cases, 18,288 people tested (Estimated population 20,238)
  • 22304 — 3,253 cases, 33,240 people tested (Estimated population 54,003)
  • 22305 — 1,450 cases, 12,122 people tested (Estimated population 16,095)
  • 22311 — 1,588 cases, 13,628 people tested (Estimated population 16,898)
  • 22312 — 2,350 cases, 18,205 people tested (Estimated population 6,901)
  • 22314 — 1,386 cases, 25,039 people tested (Estimated population 47,826)

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