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Seven More COVID-19 Deaths, City Wants 80% Over Age of 16 Vaccinated by July 31

There have been seven more coronavirus-related deaths in Alexandria, bringing the death toll from the virus to 126.

Alexandria’s caseload now stands at 10,456. That’s 114 more cases since this time last week, according to the Virginia Department of Health.

There have also been 514 total hospitalizations in Alexandria since the onset of the pandemic, and the city’s seven-day moving average is now 16.7, which is down from last Monday’s total of 22.4 cases.

Across Virginia, there have been 9,683 deaths and there are or have been 586,592 cases of the virus. There have also been 6.04 million PCR (polymerase chain reaction) tests and the state’s seven-day positivity rate is 6.2% (down from 7.1% 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.

The city now aims to have 80% of residents ages 16 and older (106,618 people) vaccinated by July 31.

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

  • White — 6,942 first doses, 4,104 fully vaccinated
  • Black — 1,845 first doses, 877 fully vaccinated
  • Latino — 1,944 first doses, 940 fully vaccinated
  • Other — 1,506 first doses, 841 fully vaccinated
  • Asian of Pacific Islander — 532 first doses, 257 fully vaccinated
  • Native American — 49 first doses, 16 fully vaccinated

Women have received 13,670 first doses and 6,766 have gotten their second shot, while 8,251 men have received their first doses and nearly 4,000 have been fully vaccinated.The following age groups received their vaccinations:

  • 80+    — 2,557 got one dose, 1,852 fully vaccinated
  • 70-79 — 5,215 got one dose, 2,823 fully vaccinated
  • 60-69 — 4,456 got one dose, 1,761 fully vaccinated
  • 50-59 — 2,500 got one dose, 1,375 fully vaccinated
  • 40-49 — 2,641 got one dose, 1,586 fully vaccinated
  • 30-39 — 2,949 got one dose, 1,948 fully vaccinated
  • 20-29 — 1,508 got one dose, 923 fully vaccinated
  • 10-19  — 129 got one dose, 53 fully vaccinated
  • 0-9     — No Vaccines distributed

Demographics

There are or have been 5,420 women (with 56 deaths) and 4,978 men (with 63 deaths) in Alexandria with the virus. The only age groups that have not experienced a death are children and teenagers.

  • 80+    — 52 deaths, 262 cases
  • 70-79 — 33 deaths, 343 cases
  • 60-69 — 21 deaths, 781 cases
  • 50-59 — 14 deaths, 1,235 cases
  • 40-49 — Three deaths, 1,771 cases
  • 30-39 — Two deaths, 2,419 cases
  • 20-29 — One death, 2,092 cases
  • 10-19  — Zero deaths, 771 cases
  • 0-9     — Zero deaths, 758 cases

Latino residents have the most infections with 3,540 reported cases (19 deaths), white residents with 2,666 cases (62 deaths), and Black residents with 2,154 cases (34 deaths). There are 498 cases with Asian or Pacific Islander residents (six deaths), 325 cases classified as “other” (two deaths) and 10 native American cases (no deaths).

There have also been 91 outbreaks in the city, including 20 at long term care facilities, 46 in congregate settings, five at health care settings, 12 in child care settings, two at a college, four in a K-12 setting and two at a correctional facility. There have been 916 cases associated with the outbreaks. Health care workers also make up 575 of those positive COVID cases, according to VDH.

Testing Update

There have been 125,680 Polymer Chain Reaction (PCR) tests administered in the city; 6,845 antibody tests and 14,125 antigen tests.

Alexandria’s seven-day positivity rate is 4% (down from 5.3% this time last week). Below are statistics for neighboring jurisdictions:

  • Arlington County has 13,456 cases, 777 deaths and a 5.6% seven-day positivity rate
  • Fairfax County has 68,680 cases, 1,036 deaths and a 7% seven-day positivity rate
  • Loudoun County has 23,533 cases, 254 deaths and a 7.6% 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 — 533 cases, 11,736 people tested (Estimated population 15,171)
  • 22302 — 1,173cases, 20,370 people tested (Estimated population 20,238)
  • 22304 — 3,510 cases, 37,249 people tested (Estimated population 54,003)
  • 22305 — 1,522 cases, 13,416 people tested (Estimated population 16,095)
  • 22311 — 1,685 cases, 14,888 people tested (Estimated population 16,898)
  • 22312 — 2,576 cases, 20,290 people tested (Estimated population 6,901)
  • 22314 — 1,505 cases, 28,400 people tested (Estimated population 47,826)

Photo via CDC/Unsplash

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