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12 More COVID-19 Deaths in Alexandria, White Residents Getting More Vaccines

There have been 12 more coronavirus-related deaths in Alexandria, bringing the death toll from the virus to 119.

Six of the deaths were residents in their 80s, four were in their 70s and two were in their 60s. Five victims were women and seven were men.

Alexandria’s caseload now stands at 10,342. That’s 146 more cases since this time last week, according to the Virginia Department of Health.

There have also been 509 total hospitalizations in Alexandria since the onset of the pandemic, and the city’s seven-day moving average is now at 22.4, which is down from last Monday’s total of 26.6 cases.

Across Virginia, there have been 8,783 deaths and there are or have been 577,174 cases of the virus. There have also been 5.9 million PCR (polymerase chain reaction) tests and the state’s seven-day positivity rate is 7.1% (down from 8.1% this time last week).

Vaccine Update

VDH is now releasing vaccine demographic data for Alexandria, and 20,317 residents have received at least one dose and 13,004 have been fully vaccinated. There are now more than 45,000 city residents on the vaccine waiting list.

White residents far outpace other races in the city for first doses and full vaccinations.

  • White — 6,942 first doses, 3,493 fully vaccinated
  • Black — 1,723 first doses, 1747 fully vaccinated
  • Latino — 1,684 first doses, 809 fully vaccinated
  • Other — 1,416 first doses, 667 fully vaccinated
  • Asian of Pacific Islander — 505 first doses, 234 fully vaccinated
  • Native American — 45 first doses, 13 fully vaccinated

“Some of the disproportionality among people of color compared to white populations may be due to the current vaccination focus on older adults,” reported the Alexandria Health Department. “In addition to  AHD’s equitable vaccine prioritization process, AHD will use this data to reinforce existing engagement efforts, such as partnering with communities of color, to raise awareness about vaccine safety and effectiveness, and how to pre-register and how to obtain COVID-19 vaccination.”

Women have received 15,435 first doses and 6,766 have gotten their second shot, while 9,856 men have received their first doses and nearly 4,000 have been fully vaccinated.The following age groups received their vaccinations:

  • 80+    — 2,466 got one dose, 1,767 fully vaccinated
  • 70-79 — 4,910 got one dose, 2,248 fully vaccinated
  • 60-69 — 3,997 got one dose, 1,277 fully vaccinated
  • 50-59 — 2,238 got one dose, 1,210 fully vaccinated
  • 40-49 — 2,418 got one dose, 1,444 fully vaccinated
  • 30-39 — 2,765 got one dose, 1,751 fully vaccinated
  • 20-29 — 1,435 got one dose, 833 fully vaccinated
  • 10-19  — 121 got one dose, 40 fully vaccinated
  • 0-9     — No Vaccines distributed

Demographics

There are or have been 5,363 women (with 56 deaths) and 4,920 men (with 63 deaths) in Alexandria with the virus. The only age groups that have not experienced a death are children and teenagers.

  • 80+    — 45 deaths, 259 cases
  • 70-79 — 27 deaths, 339 cases
  • 60-69 — 16 deaths, 776 cases
  • 50-59 — 14 deaths, 1,223 cases
  • 40-49 — Two deaths, 1,749 cases
  • 30-39 — Two deaths, 2,389 cases
  • 20-29 — One death, 2,068 cases
  • 10-19  — Zero deaths, 766 cases
  • 0-9     — Zero deaths, 749 cases

Latino residents have the most infections with 3,524 reported cases (17 deaths), white residents with 2,626 cases (54 deaths), and Black residents with 2,122 cases (26 deaths). There are 481 cases with Asian or Pacific Islander residents (four deaths), 314 cases classified as “other” (two deaths) and 10 native American cases (no deaths).

There have also been 89 outbreaks in the city, including 20 at long term care facilities, 46 in congregate settings, five at health care settings, 11 in child care settings, two at a college, three in a K-12 setting and two at a correctional facility. There have been 906 cases associated with the outbreaks. Health care workers also make up 571 of those positive COVID cases, according to VDH.

Testing Update

There have been 122,860 Polymer Chain Reaction (PCR) tests administered in the city; 6,778 antibody tests and 13,484 antigen tests.

Alexandria’s seven-day positivity rate is 5.3% (down from 6.2% this time last week). Below are statistics for neighboring jurisdictions:

  • Arlington County has 13,182 cases, 229 deaths and a 8.9% seven-day positivity rate
  • Fairfax County has 67,547 cases, 969 deaths and a 7.7% seven-day positivity rate
  • Loudoun County has 23,126 cases, 237 deaths and a 6.3% 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 — 524 cases, 11,401 people tested (Estimated population 15,171)
  • 22302 — 1,148 cases, 19,895 people tested (Estimated population 20,238)
  • 22304 — 3,471 cases, 36,312 people tested (Estimated population 54,003)
  • 22305 — 1,508 cases, 13,089 people tested (Estimated population 16,095)
  • 22311 — 1,672 cases, 14,608 people tested (Estimated population 16,898)
  • 22312 — 2,548 cases, 19,794 people tested (Estimated population 6,901)
  • 22314 — 1,489 cases, 27,555 people tested (Estimated population 47,826)

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