Alexandria, VA

There are now 57 reported coronavirus-related deaths in Alexandria, and there are now 2,317 cases in the city, according to the Virginia Department of Health.

The most recent death was reported on Saturday, June 27, and six additional fatalities that occurred in April and May were officially added to the death count on Friday, June 26.

The news comes as the Commonwealth prepares to enter into Phase 3 of reopening on Wednesday (July 1), and the city is recommending that residents continue to stay home, wash their hands and remain social distances.

COVID-19 Age and Sex Breakdown

It is not clear how many residents have recovered since the first case was announced on March 11. Senior citizens have been severely affected by the virus, and residents above the age of 50 make up all but one of the fatalities.

In Alexandria, there are 1,184 females with the virus (with 30 deaths) and 1,127 males (with 27 deaths) who tested positive for COVID-19 in the city. The sex of six cases was not reported.

  • 80+     — 25 deaths, 89 cases, 28 hospitalizations
  • 70-79 — 19 deaths, 101 cases, 38 hospitalizations
  • 60-69 — Two deaths, 197 cases, 44 hospitalizations
  • 50-59 — 10 deaths, 301 cases, 48 hospitalizations
  • 40-49 — Zero deaths, 429 cases, 37 hospitalizations
  • 30-39 — Zero deaths, 537 cases, 30 hospitalizations
  • 20-29 — One death, 359 cases, eight hospitalizations
  • 10-19  — Zero deaths, 166 cases, three hospitalizations
  • 0-9     — Zero deaths, 127 cases, two hospitalizations
  • Missing — 11 cases not listed by age

Statewide, there have been 1,740 reported deaths, and 1,635 of those deaths are confirmed as COVID-related, according to VDH. There are also 62,189 cases (59,522 confirmed) and 6,164 hospitalizations (including 36 probable cases).

Testing Update

There have been 14,874 PCR (polymerase chain reaction) tests administered in Alexandria so far, and the city’s seven-day positivity rate shows a 5.7% infection rate of those tested. There have also been 2,273 antibody tests in Alexandria. Across Virginia, there have been 633,705 PCR tests administered with a seven-day positivity rate of 5.9% (and 68,305 antibody tests).

Cases By ZIP Code

The areas of the city with the leading number of cases are the 22304 and 22305 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 — 86 cases, 995 people tested (Estimated population 15,171)
  • 22302 — 244 cases, 2,479 people tested (Estimated population 20,238)
  • 22304 — 685 cases, 4,417 people tested (Estimated population 54,003)
  • 22305 — 590 cases, 2,269 people tested (Estimated population 16,095)
  • 22311 — 445 cases, 2,356 people tested (Estimated population 16,898)
  • 22312 — 586 cases, 2,742 people tested (Estimated population 6,901)
  • 22314 — 208 cases, 2,295 people tested (Estimated population 47,826)

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There are now 2,236 cases of COVID-19, an increase of nine cases since yesterday, according to the Virginia Department of Health. The last fatality due to the virus was reported on Saturday and the death toll stands at 49.

The news comes as the city released Phase Three guidelines for reopening yesterday. Under the new rules, limits on social gathering will increase from 50 to 250 people; swimming pools will be allowed to open at 75% occupancy; gyms and fitness centers can open indoors at 75% capacity and recreation and entertainment venues can open at 50% capacity. Summer camps, however, will stay closed.

The city’s health department is also recommending that residents are safest at home.

“If you must leave home, you are required to wear a face covering when inside buildings,” the city advised in a release. “Please keep at least 6 feet of distance from others whenever possible. Your neighbors and loved ones are counting on you to stop the spread of COVID-19.”

There are nine new cases of COVID-19 since yesterday, and the numbers have steadily increased since the city entered into the second phase of reopening on June 12. There have been 108 new cases of the virus in the city since that date.

It is not clear how many residents have recovered since the first case was announced on March 11, and the latest fatality was reported on Saturday, June 20.

Here is a breakdown of new cases since Alexandria entered into Phase 2:

  • June 12 — Cases increase to 2,128
  • June 13 — Cases increase to 2,134
  • June 14 — Cases increase to 2,151
  • June 15 — Cases increase to 2,160
  • June 16 — Cases increase to 2,168
  • June 17 — Cases increase to 2,175
  • June 18 — Cases increase to 2,186
  • June 19 — Cases increase to 2,198
  • June 20 — Cases increase to 2,217 (Fatalities now at 49)
  • June 21 — Cases increase to 2,227
  • June 22 — Cases increase to 2,236

COVID-19 Age and Sex Breakdown

Senior citizens have been severely affected by the virus, and residents above the age of 50 make up all but one of the fatalities.

Statewide, there have been 1,620 reported deaths, and 1,517 of those deaths are confirmed as COVID-related, according to VDH. There are also now 58,465 cases (55,949 confirmed) and 5,869 hospitalizations (including 32 probable cases).

In Alexandria, there are 1,144 females with the virus (with 27 deaths) and 1,083 males (with 22 deaths) who tested positive for COVID-19 in the city. The sex of nine cases was not reported.

  • 80+     — 22 deaths, 86 cases, 28 hospitalizations
  • 70-79 — 15 deaths, 100 cases, 37 hospitalizations
  • 60-69 — Two deaths, 190 cases, 44 hospitalizations
  • 50-59 — Nine deaths, 293 cases, 47 hospitalizations
  • 40-49 — Zero deaths, 413 cases, 35 hospitalizations
  • 30-39 — Zero deaths, 524 cases, 28 hospitalizations
  • 20-29 — One death, 338 cases, seven hospitalizations
  • 10-19  — Zero deaths, 159 cases, three hospitalizations
  • 0-9     — Zero deaths, 122 cases, two hospitalizations
  • Missing — 11 cases not listed by age

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The number of coronavirus patients being treated at Inova Alexandria Hospital is now in the 20s — a far cry from the more than 90 patients at the facility during the peak of the virus.

Still, that doesn’t mean residents should throw caution into the wind, hospital President Dr. Rina Bansal told ALXnow.

“We are in the new normal right so like you said, visitation is not back to normal but in terms of the provision of medical services, we really are striving to be up and running and fully functional,” Bansal said. “I am encouraging people to not be scared of going back to the doctors or to their clinics or to the hospital, and not putting off things that need to be taken care of, because they’re fearful of COVID.”

The Inova Health Care system is now offering free telemedicine and screening through its Inova Cares Clinic for Families at 4700 King Street.

There are now 2,186 cases and 48 fatalities due to COVID-19 in Alexandria, and while the number of cases continues to increase, the spread of the virus has slowed dramatically over the course of the last month, according to the Virginia Department of Health.

“Now that Northern Virginia is in Phase Two of the Forward Virginia blueprint, it is important to note that there is still community transmission of the virus that causes COVID-19 and everyone is safest at home,” to city said in a news release. “This is especially true for persons at higher risk for severe illness, including those over the age of 65 and those with underlying medical conditions.”

Bansal advised that residents should continue washing their hands, socially distancing and wearing face masks.

“I don’t think that message is going to change until there’s a vaccine out there,” she said.

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Former Mayor Silberberg Marched in D.C. on Saturday — “All around me, there were poignant reminders of all that had transpired in this location in recent days and weeks — handmade signs attached to the remaining fence and bouquets of flowers. And then that evening, there was breaking news about another tragedy, this time in Atlanta. Heartbreaking.” [Facebook]

Twig Junior Auxiliary Donates $100K to Inova Alexandria Hospital — “The Twig Junior Auxiliary of Inova Alexandria Hospital presented a check for $100,000 to Dr. Rina Bansal for the Inova COVID-19 Emergency Preparedness Fund during a May 22 ceremony held outside the hospital’s entrance.” [Gazette]

Feed The Fight ALX Gives Out 5K Meals to Health Care Workers — “Thank you for your continued support, and please continue to follow us in the coming months on Instagram @FeedtheFightALX. We are so grateful to all of our hospital teams and restaurant partners.” [Facebook]

City Recycles 700 Tons of Glass in First Year of Recycling Program — “The City just hit the 1-year mark for the glass recycling program. In that time, 700 tons of glass (1,410,560 lbs) has been recycled through the purple can glass drop-off program. You crushed it Alexandria!” [Facebook]

‘Mind The Mat’ Owner Gets Creative During Pandemic — “I was trying to be this super-serious fitness instructor on camera, and it was not working.” [Washington Post]

Recreation Centers Opening With Modified Schedule June 20 — “These changes are in place to follow the second phase of reopening. Senior-only hours will be introduced to help protect vulnerable persons on the community while providing an opportunity for exercise.” [Zebra]

Scholarship Fund Honoring Awardees With Individualized Social Media Posts — “We’ll be profiling a student each day this week…as they share their joy and gratitude with the Alexandria Community!” [Facebook]

Center for Alexandria’s Children Receives Face Mask Donation — “We received another donation of 100 adult masks and 100 children’s masks for our Learn & PlayGroup families! We are so grateful to Brooksie & Cas and Jenna Adams for investing so much time and energy into making so many great masks.” [Facebook]

Deal: Rent a Pedego Electric Bike, Get Second Rental Half Off — “Pedego Electric Bikes has the perfect solution for cabin fever. Rent one bike and get the second rental 50% off. Enjoy the outdoors, flowers and sunshine with the safest bikes and equipment from Pedego. This offer will be available until further notice.” [Visit Alexandria]

New Job: HR/Office Manager — “Small but busy security company in need of an experienced HR professional who can really multitask. Candidate should be comfortable screening, interviewing and on-boarding applicants.” [Indeed]

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Alexandria formally moved into the second phase of its economic recovery today (Friday), and while some businesses are embracing the easing of restrictions, others are taking a slower approach.

Even though there was only one new reported case of coronavirus in the city today, Alexandria Mayor Justin Wilson said that phase 2 does not mean that the city is out of the woods just yet.

“We need our residents and visitors to continue to socially distance, wear masks and stay home when ill,” Wilson told ALXnow. “We are able to ease restrictions because everyone played their part over the past few months. We have more work to do to keep our community safe.”

Under the loosened restrictions, Alexandria restaurants can offer indoor dining at 50% capacity; fitness centers can operate at 30% capacity and pools can operate for exercise.

Bill Blackburn, co-owner of the Homegrown Restaurant Group, is opening the inside of Whiskey & Oyster and Tequila & Taco in Caryle and will continue curbside pickup at Sweet Fire Donna’s, Pork Barrel BBQ and Holy Cow Del Ray.

“Our number one priority is the safety of our employees and customers,” Blackburn told ALXnow. “Every concept is different with layout and footprint, we have to make different decisions for different properties.”

The pandemic closed about half of the city’s 860 permitted food establishments. More than 100 retail and restaurant businesses have received the new ALX Promise accreditation decal, which launched three weeks ago and requires business owners and staff to undergo a training session and sign a pledge to maintain safe and sanitary practices.

Natalie Talis, a population health manager with the Alexandria Health Department, said that 289 businesses have expressed interest in participating in the ALX Promise initiative, which is a partnership with Visit Alexandria, the Alexandria Chamber of Commerce.

“Just because these new phases are happening and businesses are reopening, it doesn’t mean that we can be any less vigilant about washing our hands really frequently, wearing a face-covering in public settings, and also not crowding together,” she said. “We have to keep messaging about that and banging the drum that COVID hasn’t disappeared.”

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There has been another COVID-19 fatality in Alexandria, as the death toll from the virus now stands at 48. There were also two new reported cases, which is the smallest daily increase since March, according to the Virginia Department of Health.

The latest fatality was a woman in her 60s. The death is the first since June 9, when two coronavirus-related fatalities were reported.

There are now 2,127 cases of COVID-19, and the curve appears to be flattening in Alexandria as the city prepares for the second phase of reopening its economy on Friday.

COVID-19 Age and Sex Breakdown

Senior citizens have been severely affected by the virus, and residents above the age of 50 make up all but one of the fatalities.

Statewide, there have been 1,520 reported deaths (six since yesterday), and 1,413 of those deaths are confirmed as COVID-related, according to VDH. There are now 52,647 cases (50,275 confirmed) and 5,360 hospitalizations (including 29 probable cases).

In Alexandria, there are 1,085 females with the virus (with 26 deaths and 96 hospitalizations) and 1,034 males (with 22 deaths and 122 hospitalizations) who tested positive for COVID-19 in the city. The sex of eight cases was not reported.

  • 80+     — 21 deaths, 82 cases, 26 hospitalizations
  • 70-79 — 15 deaths, 98 cases, 35 hospitalizations
  • 60-69 — Two deaths, 183 cases, 41 hospitalizations
  • 50-59 — Nine deaths, 280 cases, 43 hospitalizations
  • 40-49 — Zero deaths, 394 cases, 35 hospitalizations
  • 30-39 — Zero deaths, 496 cases, 28 hospitalizations
  • 20-29 — One death, 325 cases, six hospitalizations
  • 10-19  — Zero deaths, 141 cases, two hospitalizations
  • 0-9     — Zero deaths, 117 cases, two hospitalizations
  • Missing — 11 cases not listed by age

Hispanic and Latino residents make up 17% of the population and lead with the highest number of cases in the city with six deaths, 1,181 cases, 97 total hospitalizations and a 61.1% positivity rate of residents tested.

There are also 156 positive cases associated with 12 outbreaks in the city, and health care workers make up 160 cases. Nine of the outbreaks occurred at long-term care facilities, and at least 15 deaths have occurred at such facilities, although that number has not been updated since the city’s release on May 2. The other outbreaks occurred at “congregate” settings and an educational setting.

Testing Update

There have been 11.219 PCR (polymerase chain reaction) tests administered in Alexandria so far, and the city’s seven-day positivity rate shows a 7.5% infection rate of those tested. There have also been 1,582 antibody tests in Alexandria. Across Virginia, there have been 405,025 PCR tests administered with a seven-day positivity rate of 8.9% (and 48,844 antibody tests).

Cases By ZIP Code

The areas of the city with the leading number of cases are the 22304 and 22305 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 — 69 cases, 716 people tested (Estimated population 15,171)
  • 22302 — 225 cases, 1,391 people tested (Estimated population 20,238)
  • 22304 — 620 cases, 3,512 people tested (Estimated population 54,003)
  • 22305 — 575 cases, 1,941 people tested (Estimated population 16,095)
  • 22311 — 415 cases, 1,958 people tested (Estimated population 16,898)
  • 22312 — 533 cases, 2,113 people tested (Estimated population 6,901)
  • 22314 — 188 cases, 1,699 people tested (Estimated population 47,826)

The City acknowledged that VDH and the Alexandria Health Department have “significant gaps in non-reporting of racial and ethnic demographics in this data.”

  • Hispanic or Latino — Six Deaths, 1,181 cases, 101 hospitalizations
  • White, non-Hispanic residents — 29 deaths, 894 cases, 78 hospitalizations
  • Black/African American residents — 12 deaths, 322 cases, 57 hospitalizations
  • Not Hispanic or Latino — 42 deaths, 751 cases, 112 hospitalizations
  • Not reported — Five deaths, 413 cases, 18 hospitalizations
  • Other — Two deaths, 498 cases, 65 hospitalizations

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There are 10 more cases of COVID-19 in Alexandria, bringing the total number of cases to 2,125, according to the Virginia Department of Health.

No new fatalities were reported and the number of deaths remains at 47. The most recent deaths were a man and woman in their 70s and 80s.

It is not clear how many residents have fully recovered from the virus.

The news comes as Governor Ralph Northam’s stay at home order expired today after nearly two months. Alexandria is also anticipating soon entering into the second phase of reopening its economy.

As the city reopens, it recently shared its Coping with Uncertainty and Fear and Multicultural Resources: Race Based Trauma and Support in Times of Civil Strife web pages.

COVID-19 Age and Sex Breakdown

Senior citizens have been severely affected by the virus, and residents above the age of 50 make up all but one of the fatalities.

Statewide, there have been 1,514 reported deaths (18 since yesterday), and 1,408 of those deaths are confirmed to have been COVID-related, according to VDH. There are now 52,177 cases (49,785 confirmed) and 5,272 hospitalizations (including 32 probable cases).

There are 1,084 females with the virus (with 25 deaths and 95 hospitalizations) and 1,033 males (with 21 deaths and 121 hospitalizations) who tested positive for COVID-19 in the city. The sex of eight cases was not reported.

  • 80+     — 21 deaths, 83 cases, 26 hospitalizations
  • 70-79 — 15 deaths, 98 cases, 35 hospitalizations
  • 60-69 — One deaths, 183 cases, 40 hospitalizations
  • 50-59 — Nine deaths, 281 cases, 42 hospitalizations
  • 40-49 — Zero deaths, 395 cases, 33 hospitalizations
  • 30-39 — Zero deaths, 493 cases, 28 hospitalizations
  • 20-29 — One death, 323 cases, six hospitalizations
  • 10-19  — Zero deaths, 139 cases, two hospitalizations
  • 0-9     — Zero deaths, 117 cases, two hospitalizations
  • Missing — 12 cases not listed by age

Hispanic and Latino residents make up 17% of the population and lead with the highest number of cases in the city with six deaths, 1,177 cases, 97 total hospitalizations and a 61.2% positivity rate of residents tested.

There are also 154 positive cases associated with 12 outbreaks in the city, and health care workers make up 159 cases. Nine of the outbreaks occurred at long-term care facilities, and at least 15 deaths have occurred at such facilities, although that number has not been updated since the city’s release on May 2. The other outbreaks occurred at “congregate” settings and an educational setting.

Testing Update

There have been 10,938 PCR (polymerase chain reaction) tests administered in Alexandria so far, and the city’s seven-day positivity rate shows an 8.5% infection rate of those tested. There have also been 1,539 antibody tests in Alexandria. Across Virginia, there have been 395,972 PCR tests administered with a seven-day positivity rate of 9% (and 47,514 antibody tests).

Cases By ZIP Code

VDH did not update ZIP code data since Saturday.

The areas of the city with the leading number of cases are the 22304 and 22305 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 — 69 cases, 698 people tested (Estimated population 15,171)
  • 22302 — 223 cases, 1,380 people tested (Estimated population 20,238)
  • 22304 — 615 cases, 3,462 people tested (Estimated population 54,003)
  • 22305 — 575 cases, 1,914 people tested (Estimated population 16,095)
  • 22311 — 416 cases, 1,948 people tested (Estimated population 16,898)
  • 22312 — 530 cases, 2,072 people tested (Estimated population 6,901)
  • 22314 — 187 cases, 1,669 people tested (Estimated population 47,826)

The City acknowledged that VDH and the Alexandria Health Department have “significant gaps in non-reporting of racial and ethnic demographics in this data.”

  • Hispanic or Latino — Six Deaths, 1,177 cases, 101 hospitalizations
  • White, non-Hispanic residents — 27 deaths, 891 cases, 78 hospitalizations
  • Black/African American residents — 12 deaths, 320 cases, 56 hospitalizations
  • Not Hispanic or Latino — 38 deaths, 747 cases, 110 hospitalizations
  • Not reported — Six deaths, 416 cases, 18 hospitalizations
  • Other — Two deaths, 498 cases, 64 hospitalizations

Staff photo by James Cullum

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Alexandria now has 2,102 cases of COVID-19, an increase of only seven cases since yesterday, according to the Virginia Department of Health. No new fatalities have been reported and the death toll from the virus remains at 45.

There are no new reported fatalities, and the number of coronavirus-related deaths in Alexandria remains at 45.

Hispanic and Latino residents make up 17% of the population and lead with the highest number of cases in the city with six deaths, 1,154 cases and 94 total hospitalizations and a 61.7% positivity rate of residents tested.

It is not clear how many residents have fully recovered from the virus, and the city is advising residents to continue staying home except for “essential trips such as food purchases and medical care.”

Statewide, there have been 1,477 reported deaths (five since yesterday), and 1,373 of those deaths are confirmed to have been COVID-related, according to VDH. There are now 51,251 cases (48,879 confirmed) and 5,143 hospitalizations (including 31 probable cases).

There have been 146 cases associated with 12 outbreaks in the city, and 145 of those cases have been health care workers. Nine of the outbreaks occurred at long-term care facilities, and at least 15 deaths have occurred at such facilities, although that number has not been updated since the city’s release on May 2. The other outbreaks occurred at “congregate” settings and an educational setting.

Testing Update

There have been 10,811 PCR (polymerase chain reaction) tests administered in Alexandria so far, and the city’s seven-day positivity rate shows a 10.5% infection rate of those tested. There have also been 1,536 antibody tests in Alexandria. Across Virginia, there have been 381,220 PCR tests administered with a seven-day positivity rate of 10% (and 46,962 antibody tests).

Yesterday, the city released data on the free testing of nearly 3,000 people in Alexandria on May 25. Of the 2,953 people tested at two sites, 236 (8%) tested positive for COVID-19.

“Only 69 positive cases (2% of all testing participants and 29% of those testing positive) were residents of Alexandria,” according to a city release. “The low percentage of Alexandrians testing positive indicates that residents who have symptoms and desire testing are successfully obtaining it through the many ongoing testing sites in Alexandria, including medical practices, urgent care centers, Inova Alexandria Hospital and Neighborhood Health.”

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Alexandria now has 2,095 cases of COVID-19, an increase of 25 cases since yesterday, according to the Virginia Department of Health. No new fatalities have been reported and the death toll from the virus remains at 45.

Hispanic and Latino residents make up 17% of the population and lead with the highest number of cases in the city with six deaths, 1,149 cases and 94 total hospitalizations and a 61.8% positivity rate against residents tested.

It is not clear how many residents have fully recovered from the virus, and the city is advising residents to continue staying home except for “essential trips such as food purchases and medical care.”

Statewide, there have been 1,472 reported deaths (12 since yesterday), and 1,369 of those deaths are confirmed to have been COVID-related, according to VDH. There are now 50,681 cases (48,349 confirmed) and 5,106 hospitalizations (including 31 probable cases).

There have been 145 cases associated with 12 outbreaks in the city, and 143 of those cases have been health care workers. Nine of the outbreaks occurred at long-term care facilities, and 15 deaths have occurred at such facilities, although that number has not been updated since the city’s release on May 2. The other outbreaks occurred at “congregate” settings and an educational setting.

Testing Update

There have been 10,752 PCR (polymerase chain reaction) tests administered in Alexandria so far, and the city’s seven-day positivity rate shows a 11.4% infection rate of those tested. There have also been 1,525 antibody tests in Alexandria. Across Virginia, there have been 377,484 PCR tests administered with a seven-day positivity rate of 10.5% (and 46,382 antibody tests).

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Alexandria now has 2,070 reported cases of COVID-19, an increase of 35 cases since yesterday, according to the Virginia Department of Health. That’s the biggest jump in cases since May 29, when 54 new cases were announced.

There are no new reported fatalities, and the number of coronavirus-related deaths in Alexandria remains at 45.

Hispanic residents make up 17% of the population and lead with the highest number of cases in the city with six deaths, 1,131 cases and 95 total hospitalizations.

It is not clear how many residents have fully recovered from the virus, and the city is advising residents to continue staying home except for “essential trips such as food purchases and medical care.”

Statewide, there have been 1,460 reported deaths (seven since yesterday), and 1,357 of those deaths are confirmed to have been COVID-related, according to VDH. There are now 49,397 cases (47,123 confirmed) and 5,054 hospitalizations (including 30 probable cases).

Testing Update

There have been 12,126 PCR (polymerase chain reaction) tests administered in Alexandria so far, and the city’s seven-day positivity rate shows a 10.9% infection rate of those tested. There have also been 1,451 antibody tests in Alexandria. Across Virginia, there have been 368,857 PCR tests administered with a seven-day positivity rate of 10.2% (and 45,526 antibody tests).

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Alexandria now has 2,045 cases of COVID-19, an increase of 14 cases since yesterday, according to the Virginia Department of Health.

There are no new fatalities, and just as earlier in the week, VDH reduced the number of COVID-related deaths in Alexandria. There are now 45 coronavirus-related fatalities in the city.

large percentage of deaths occurred at long-term care facilities, and there has been one death of a person in their 20s. There are now 20 reported deaths of residents in their 80s and 13 deaths of residents in their 70s.

There are 64 new reported cases this month alone, which is an improvement over May, which saw 181 cases in the first five days of that month.

Hispanic residents make up 17% of the population and lead with the highest number of cases in the city with six deaths, 1,107 cases and 92 total hospitalizations.

It is not clear how many residents have fully recovered from the virus, and the city is advising residents to continue staying home except for “essential trips such as food purchases and medical care.” The city is also encouraging residents to participate in the COVID-19 Care Survey to determine how challenged areas in the city can receive care.

Statewide, there have been 1,453 reported deaths (Eight since yesterday), and 1,350 of those deaths are confirmed to have been COVID-related, according to VDH. There are now 48,532 cases (46,281 confirmed, 2,251 probable) and 5,008 hospitalizations (including 30 probable cases).

Testing Update

There have been 10,259 PCR (polymerase chain reaction) tests administered in Alexandria so far, and the city’s seven-day positivity rate shows a 10.4% infection rate of those tested. There have also been 1,451 antibody tests in Alexandria. Across Virginia, there have been 361,519 PCR tests administered with a seven-day positivity rate of 10.1% (and 44,339 antibody tests).

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There are now 2,031 cases of COVID-19 in Alexandria, an increase of 15 cases since yesterday, according to the Virginia Department of Health.

No new fatalities have been reported, and the death toll remains at 46. A large percentage of deaths occurred at long-term care facilities, and there has been one death of a person in their 20s. There are now 21 reported deaths of residents in their 80s and 13 deaths of residents in their 70s.

There have been 50 reported cases this month alone, which is an improvement over May, which saw 138 cases in the first four days of that month.

Hispanic residents make up 17% of the population and lead with the highest number of cases in the city with six deaths, 1,053 cases and 92 total hospitalizations.

It is not clear how many residents have fully recovered from the virus, and the city is advising residents to continue staying home except for “essential trips such as food purchases and medical care.” The city is also encouraging residents to participate in the COVID-19 Care Survey to determine how challenged areas in the city can receive care.

Statewide, there have been 1,445 reported deaths (17 since yesterday), and 1,338 of those deaths are confirmed to have been COVID-19-related, according to VDH. There are now 47,856 cases (45,620 confirmed, 2,236 probable) and 4,957 hospitalizations (including 32 probable cases).

Testing Update

There have been 10,067 PCR (polymerase chain reaction) tests administered in Alexandria so far, and the city’s seven-day positivity rate shows a 10.2% infection rate of those tested. There have also been 1,415 antibody tests in Alexandria. Across Virginia, there have been 351,354 PCR tests administered with a seven-day positivity rate of 10.6% (and 42,712 antibody tests).

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