Alexandria, VA

Three more Alexandria residents have died from COVID-19, and the death toll from the virus now stands at 91. The city has reached 8,156 cases, an increase of 618 cases since this time last week.

The victims were two men and a woman, and one was in their 80s, another in their 70s and another in their 60s.

On the vaccine front, 1,032 vaccines have been administered to health care workers and seniors in nursing homes in Alexandria. There have been more than 200,000 doses of the vaccine distributed across Virginia, and a total of 189,283 first doses have been administered and 15,130 people have been fully vaccinated, according to the Virginia Department of Health.

There have also been 456 total hospitalizations in Alexandria since the onset of the pandemic, and the city’s seven-day moving average is 85.7.

Across Virginia, there have been 5,393 deaths and there are or have been 408,386 cases of the virus. There have also been 4.6 million PCR (polymerase chain reaction) tests and the state’s seven-day positivity rate is 16.7%.

Demographics

There are or have been 4,246 women (with 41 deaths) and 3,886 men (with 49 deaths) in Alexandria with the virus. The only age groups that have not experienced a death are children and teenagers.

  • 80+    — 39 deaths, 208 cases
  • 70-79 — 23 deaths, 275 cases
  • 60-69 — 10 deaths, 613 cases
  • 50-59 — 14 deaths, 969 cases
  • 40-49 — Two deaths, 1,384 cases
  • 30-39 — Two deaths, 1,897 cases
  • 20-29 — One death, 1,651 cases
  • 10-19  — Zero deaths, 571 cases
  • 0-9     — Zero deaths, 563 cases

Latino residents have the most infections with 3,008 reported cases (with 17 deaths), white residents with 1,932 cases (47 deaths), and Black residents with 1,627 cases (22 deaths). There are 337 cases with Asian or Pacific Islander residents (one death), 227 cases classified as “other” (two deaths) and 10 native American cases (no deaths).

There have also been 71 outbreaks in the city (an increase of seven outbreaks since last week), including 19 at long term care facilities, 36 in congregate settings, six in child care settings, two at a college, one in a K-12 setting and two at a correctional facility. There have been 763 cases associated with the outbreaks. Health care workers also make up 476 of those positive COVID cases, according to VDH.

Testing Update

There have been 94,804 Polymer Chain Reaction (PCR) tests administered in the city; 6,209 antibody tests and 5,343 antigen tests.

However, the city recently warned of a risk of false negative results with testing company Curative, which has three PCR kiosks around the city.

“There is always a risk of false negative results with any PCR test, since the sensitivity is dependent on the concentration of virus in the sample and how well the sample was collected,” the Alexandria Health Department said in a recent release. “To ensure greater accuracy, the City specified in its contract with Curative that only nasal tests would be used, rather than Curative’s oral test.”

Alexandria’s seven-day positivity rate is now at 11.9%. Below are statistics for neighboring jurisdictions:

  • Arlington County has 10,117 cases, 186 deaths and a 12.3% seven-day positivity rate
  • Fairfax County has 50,379 cases, 723 deaths and a 14.4% seven-day positivity rate
  • Loudoun County has 15,443 cases, 164 deaths and a 17.7% 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 — 385 cases, 8,650 people tested (Estimated population 15,171)
  • 22302 — 933 cases, 15,146 people tested (Estimated population 20,238)
  • 22304 — 2,645 cases, 27,955 people tested (Estimated population 54,003)
  • 22305 — 1,307 cases, 10,410 people tested (Estimated population 16,095)
  • 22311 — 1,372 cases, 11,771 people tested (Estimated population 16,898)
  • 22312 — 1,961 cases, 15,578 people tested (Estimated population 6,901)
  • 22314 — 1,102 cases, 20,872 people tested (Estimated population 47,826)

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Morning Notes

Details Emerge in New Landmark Mall Plan — “Construction will happen over several years, likely starting with the demolition of the Landmark Mall building as early as 2022.” [Alexandria Living Magazine]

Office of Historic Alexandria Debuts Parker-Gray Commemorative Website — “Today the Office of Historic Alexandria launched a website to honor the opening of Parker-Gray High School in 1920. The page provides a wealth of history, including information about alumni, staff, and faculty.” [Zebra]

Alexandria Health Department Vaccinates Healthcare Workers — “Between December 24 and January 4, AHD administered 1,032 doses of vaccine, over the course of three vaccination events.” [City of Alexandria]

Bishop Ireton Seeking New Principal — “Bishop Ireton High School in Alexandria, Virginia seeks candidates for the position of Principal, with an official start date of July 1, 2021” [National Board for Professional Teacher Standards]

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Two more Alexandria residents have died from COVID-19, and the death toll from the virus now stands at 88. The city has reached 7,538 cases, an increase of 431 cases since this time last week.

The victims were a woman and a man, and one was in their 40s and the other in their 70s, according to the Virginia Department of Health.

On the vaccine front, 1,032 vaccines have been administered to health care workers and seniors in nursing homes in Alexandria. There have been more than 200,000 doses of the vaccine distributed across Virginia, and a total of 87,618 first doses have been administered, according to the Virginia Department of Health.

There have also been 442 total hospitalizations in Alexandria since the onset of the pandemic, and the city’s seven-day moving average is 59.9.

Across Virginia, there have been 4,861 deaths and there are or have been 336,175 cases of the virus. There have also been 4.4 million PCR (polymerase chain reaction) tests and the state’s seven-day positivity rate is 15.4%.

Demographics

There are or have been 3,941 women (with 40 deaths) and 3,575 men (with 47 deaths) in Alexandria with the virus. The only age groups that have not experienced a death are children and teenagers.

  • 80+    — 38 deaths, 196 cases
  • 70-79 — 21 deaths, 251 cases
  • 60-69 — Nine deaths, 572 cases
  • 50-59 — 14 deaths, 897 cases
  • 40-49 — One death, 1,282 cases
  • 30-39 — Two deaths, 1,737 cases
  • 20-29 — One death, 1,523 cases
  • 10-19  — Zero deaths, 533 cases
  • 0-9     — Zero deaths, 523 cases

Latino residents have the most infections with 2,900 reported cases (with 15 deaths), white residents with 1,741 cases (46 deaths), and Black residents with 1,503 cases (21 deaths). There are 306 cases with Asian or Pacific Islander residents (one death), 205 cases classified as “other” (two deaths) and seven native American cases (no deaths).

There have also been 64 outbreaks in the city, including 19 at long term care facilities, 34 in congregate settings, six in child care settings, one at a college, one in a K-12 setting and two at a correctional facility. There have been 675 cases associated with the outbreaks. Health care workers also make up 459 positive COVID cases, according to VDH.

Testing Update

There have been 89,826 COVID tests administered in the city; 6,076 antibody tests and 4,893 antigen tests. The city’s seven-day positivity rate is now at 10.9%.

  • Arlington County has 9,290 cases, 182 deaths and a 11.2% seven-day positivity rate
  • Fairfax County has 46,595 cases, 703 deaths and a 14.5% seven-day positivity rate
  • Loudoun County has 14,569 cases, 161 deaths and a 16.2% seven-day positivity rate

Need a test? Find out 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 — 340 cases, 8,203 people tested (Estimated population 15,171)
  • 22302 — 858 cases, 14,534 people tested (Estimated population 20,238)
  • 22304 — 2,448 cases, 26,588 people tested (Estimated population 54,003)
  • 22305 — 1,266 cases, 9,985 people tested (Estimated population 16,095)
  • 22311 — 1,274 cases, 11,027 people tested (Estimated population 16,898)
  • 22312 — 1,865 cases, 14,797 people tested (Estimated population 6,901)
  • 22314 — 953 cases, 19,489 people tested (Estimated population 47,826)

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As Alexandria’s COVID-19 caseload continues to grow, the city is encouraging residents to participate in an upcoming virtual discussion with Dr. Anthony Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases.

There are now 7,230 cases of COVID-19 in Alexandria, and the death toll has risen to 87. The most recent fatality was a woman in her 40s, according to the Virginia Department of Health. Across Virginia, there are 344,345 cases and there have been 4,984 deaths.

The free discussion on Friday, Jan. 8, is being hosted by Governor Ralph Northam’s Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, the Virginia Department of Health’s Office of Equity, and Virginia Commonwealth University’s Massey Cancer Center.

Fauci says that vaccination targets have been missed so far this month, and expects the pandemic to get worse before it gets better.

The conversation is part of the “Facts & Faith Friday” group that has met to discuss the impact of COVID-19 on the Black community.

Registration is required for the event, and participants need to fill out a questionnaire with their basic information, including age, race, sex and whether they have a specific question for Fauci.

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Another Alexandria resident has died of COVID-19, and the death toll from the virus now stands at 83.

The resident was a man in his 60s.

Alexandria now has 6,717 cases of COVID-19, an increase of 470 cases since this time last week, according to the Virginia Department of Health. The city is asking residents to stay at home as much as possible while the number of cases is surging.

“The City of Alexandria and the Alexandria Health Department (AHD) strongly urge residents to stay home as much as possible during the current surge of COVID-19 cases in our community,” the city said in a release.

There have also been 414 total hospitalizations since the onset of the pandemic in Alexandria, according to the Virginia Department of Health.

Across Virginia, there have been 4,654 deaths and there are or have been 310,890 cases of the virus. There have been nearly 4 million PCR (polymerase chain reaction) tests and the state’s seven-day positivity rate is 11,3%.

Demographics

There are or have been 3,535 women (with 39 deaths) and 3,162 men (with 44 deaths) in Alexandria with the virus. The only age groups that have not experienced a death are children and teenagers.

  • 80+    — 36 deaths, 173 cases
  • 70-79 — 20 deaths, 217 cases
  • 60-69 — Nine deaths, 499 cases
  • 50-59 — 14 deaths, 788 cases
  • 40-49 — One death, 1,155 cases
  • 30-39 — Two deaths, 1,559 cases
  • 20-29 — One death, 1,360 cases
  • 10-19  — Zero deaths, 464 cases
  • 0-9     — Zero deaths, 480 cases

Latino residents have the most infections with 2,700 reported cases (with 14 deaths), white residents with 1,532 cases (45 deaths), and Black residents with 1,295 cases (20 deaths). There are 266 cases with Asian or Pacific Islander residents (one death), 184 cases classified as “other” (two deaths) and seven native American cases (no deaths).

There have also been 56 outbreaks in the city (an increase of seven since last week), including 15 at long term care facilities, 31 in congregate settings, six in child care settings, one at a college, one in a K-12 setting and one at a correctional facility. There have been 617 cases associated with the outbreaks. Health care workers also make up 415 positive COVID cases, according to VDH.

Testing Update

There have been 80,873 COVID tests administered in the city; 5,884 antibody tests and 3,881 antigen tests. The city’s seven-day positivity rate is now at 9.3%.

  • Arlington County has 8,054 cases, 169 deaths and a 7.4% seven-day positivity rate
  • Fairfax County has 40,551 cases, 670 deaths and a 11% seven-day positivity rate
  • Loudoun County has 12,861 cases, 155 deaths and a 11.7% seven-day positivity rate

Need a test? Find out 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 — 291 cases, 7,287 people tested (Estimated population 15,171)
  • 22302 — 762 cases, 13,221 people tested (Estimated population 20,238)
  • 22304 — 2,165 cases, 23,847 people tested (Estimated population 54,003)
  • 22305 — 1,1263cases, 9,108 people tested (Estimated population 16,095)
  • 22311 — 1,162 cases, 10,206 people tested (Estimated population 16,898)
  • 22312 — 1,671 cases, 13,352 people tested (Estimated population 6,901)
  • 22314 — 815 cases, 17,204 people tested (Estimated population 47,826)

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Alexandria now has 6,260 cases of COVID-19, an increase of 470 cases since this time last week.

The death toll from the virus remains at 82. There have also been 396 total hospitalizations since the onset of the pandemic in Alexandria, according to the Virginia Department of Health.

The update comes as Governor Ralph Northam recently announced plans to release the first doses of the COVID-19 vaccine. The first doses will only be available to health care workers in hospitals and long-term care facilities.

Across Virginia, there have been 4,414 deaths and there are or have been 285,149 cases of the virus. There have been 3.5 million PCR (polymerase chain reaction) tests and the state’s seven-day positivity rate is 10.8%.

Demographics

There are or have been 3,297 women (with 40 deaths) and 2,945 men (with 42 deaths) in Alexandria with the virus. The only age groups that have not experienced a death so far are children and teenagers.

  • 80+    — 36 deaths, 165 cases
  • 70-79 — 21 deaths, 200 cases
  • 60-69 — Seven deaths, 460 cases
  • 50-59 — 14 deaths, 742 cases
  • 40-49 — One death, 1,081 cases
  • 30-39 — Two deaths, 1,457 cases
  • 20-29 — One death, 1,259 cases
  • 10-19  — Zero deaths, 430 cases
  • 0-9     — Zero deaths, 444 cases

Latino residents have the most infections with 2,584 reported cases (with 14 deaths), white residents with 1,398 cases (45 deaths), and Black residents with 1,223 cases (19 deaths). There are 243 cases with Asian or Pacific Islander residents (one death), 168 cases classified as “other” (two deaths) and five native American cases (no deaths).

There have also been 49 outbreaks in the city (an increase of six since last week), including 12 at long term care facilities, 28 in congregate settings, five in child care settings, one at a college, one in a K-12 setting and one at a correctional facility.

There have been 540 cases associated with the outbreaks. Health care workers also make up 370 positive COVID cases, according to VDH.

Testing Update

There have been 75,319 COVID tests administered in the city; 5,767 antibody tests and 3,381 antigen tests. The city’s seven-day positivity rate is now at 9%.

  • Arlington County has 7,463 cases, 164 deaths and a 7.8% seven-day positivity rate
  • Fairfax County has 37,440 cases, 657 deaths and a 11% seven-day positivity rate
  • Loudoun County has 11,937 cases, 151 deaths and a 12.4% seven-day positivity rate

Need a test? Find out 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 — 260 cases, 6,764 people tested (Estimated population 15,171)
  • 22302 — 689 cases, 12,264 people tested (Estimated population 20,238)
  • 22304 — 2,007 cases, 22,147 people tested (Estimated population 54,003)
  • 22305 — 1,122 cases, 8,580 people tested (Estimated population 16,095)
  • 22311 — 1,094 cases, 9,699 people tested (Estimated population 16,898)
  • 22312 — 1,553 cases, 12,480 people tested (Estimated population 6,901)
  • 22314 — 752 cases, 15,865 people tested (Estimated population 47,826)

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Alexandria could have the COVID-19 vaccine this month, but the first doses won’t be available to the general public until next spring.

Nearly a half million healthcare workers and long-term care facility residents across Virginia at risk of being infected will get the first doses from the Virginia Department of Health, and it is not yet known when the rest of the public will get the vaccine.

“We know that, initially, there will be very limited supplies and the federal government will be advising and even requiring us to vaccinate certain persons first,” Dr. Stephen Haering, director of the Alexandria Health Department, told City Council last month.

Vaccines by Moderna and Pfizer vaccines are currently undergoing Food and Drug Administration approval. Once approved, it is estimated that 480,000 doses will be distributed across Virginia.

Haering said that essential workers, like first responders and government employees would be next to get the vaccine, followed by the elderly and people with underlying medical conditions. He estimates that the AHD will vaccinate up to 35% of the city’s population.

The vaccine will free and eventually available at grocery stores, as well as chain and independent pharmacies, according to the VDH COVID-19 Vaccination Plan.

“One of the things we’re doing is focusing a lot of our resources on vaccine PODs (Points Of Dispensing),” Haering said. “We’re anticipating that pharmacies will be vaccinating the long-term care facilities, but we’re planning on doing that if for some reason that falls through.”

Mayor Justin Wilson said the city needs to be clear on a timeline for who will get vaccinated.

“I imagine we are going to need to communicate extremely clearly with the public as it relates to vaccination prioritizations, particularly early on when the supply is limited,” Wilson said.

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Hundreds of new cases of COVID-19 have been reported in Alexandria in the last week, as the number of positive cases has jumped to 5,366, according to the Virginia Department of Health.

That’s an increase of 356 cases since this time last week. There have also been 668 new cases reported in the city since Nov. 16.

No new deaths have been reported and the number of fatalities remains at 77.

There have also been 364 total hospitalizations since the onset of the pandemic in Alexandria. About one in 13 city residents who tested positive for the virus have been hospitalized, according to the Alexandria Health Department.

Across Virginia, there have been 4,062 deaths and there are or have been 237,835 cases of the virus. There have been 3.3 million PCR (polymerase chain reaction) tests and the state’s seven-day positivity rate is 7.5%.

Demographics

There are or have been 2,806 women (with 38 deaths) and 2,539 men (with 39 deaths) in Alexandria with the virus. The only age groups that have not experienced a death so far are children and teenagers.

  • 80+    — 33 deaths, 150 cases
  • 70-79 — 21 deaths, 179 cases
  • 60-69 — Five deaths, 394 cases
  • 50-59 — 14 deaths, 644 cases
  • 40-49 — One death, 923 cases
  • 30-39 — Two deaths, 1,219 cases
  • 20-29 — One death, 1,079 cases
  • 10-19  — Zero deaths, 374 cases
  • 0-9     — Zero deaths, 382 cases

Latino residents have the most infections with 2,322 reported cases (with 13 deaths), white residents with 1,186 cases (40 deaths), and Black residents with 1,077 cases (19 deaths). There are 196 cases with Asian or Pacific Islander residents (and one death), 142 cases classified as “other” (with two deaths) and four native American cases (no deaths).

There have also been 43 outbreaks in the city, including 12 at long term care facilities, 24 in congregate settings, four in child care settings, one at a college, one in a K-12 setting and one at a correctional facility.

There have been 513 cases associated with the outbreaks. Health care workers also make up 353 positive COVID cases, according to VDH.

Testing Update

There have been 65,893 COVID tests administered in the city so far and 5,468 antibody tests. The city’s seven-day positivity rate is now at 6.3%.

  • Arlington County has 6,299 cases, 157 deaths and a 4.8% seven-day positivity rate
  • Fairfax County has 31,388 cases, 638 deaths and a 7.5% seven-day positivity rate
  • Loudoun County has 10,049 cases, 143 deaths and a 7.3% seven-day positivity rate

Need a test? Find out 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 — 210 cases, 5,883 people tested (Estimated population 15,171)
  • 22302 — 604 cases, 10,426 people tested (Estimated population 20,238)
  • 22304 — 1,696 cases, 19,443 people tested (Estimated population 54,003)
  • 22305 — 1,025 cases, 7,664 people tested (Estimated population 16,095)
  • 22311 — 938 cases, 8,692 people tested (Estimated population 16,898)
  • 22312 — 1,333 cases, 11,059 people tested (Estimated population 6,901)
  • 22314 — 613 cases, 13,785 people tested (Estimated population 47,826)

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An Alexandria man in his 30s is the latest victim of COVID-19, as the number of cases in the city has ballooned over the past week.

The death count from the virus now stands at 77 in Alexandria.

There are or have been 5,010 cases of COVID-19 in Alexandria since the first case was reported in March, according to the Virginia Department of Health.

That’s an increase of 312 cases since Nov. 16. Mayor Justin Wilson tweeted that the city has not seen such an increase of cases since May.

There have also been 348 total hospitalizations since the onset of the pandemic in Alexandria. About one in 13 city residents who tested positive for the virus have been hospitalized, according to the Alexandria Health Department.

The city is also advising residents to stay home this Thanksgiving, and on Saturday the annual Christmas Tree lighting at Market Square was celebrated virtually.

According to the city:

The best ways to stop the spread of COVID-19 remain wearing a mask in public, maintaining at least 6 feet of distance from others, and frequently washing your hands or carrying and using hand sanitizer with at least 60% ethyl alcohol. Help your loved ones and neighbors by answering a call from AHD if identified as a close contact of someone who tests positive for COVID-19, and download the Virginia Department of Health’s COVIDWISE app to be quickly and anonymously notified of likely exposure to the virus.

Across Virginia, there have been 3,942 deaths and there are or have been 221,038 cases of the virus. There have been 3.2 million PCR (polymerase chain reaction) tests and the state’s seven-day positivity rate is 7.2%.

Demographics

There are or have been 2,603 women (with 38 deaths) and 2,394 men (with 39 deaths) in Alexandria with the virus. The only age groups that have not experienced a death so far are children and teenagers.

  • 80+    — 33 deaths, 140 cases
  • 70-79 — 21 deaths, 163 cases
  • 60-69 — Five deaths, 371 cases
  • 50-59 — 14 deaths, 606 cases
  • 40-49 — One death, 859 cases
  • 30-39 — Two deaths, 1,140 cases
  • 20-29 — One death, 1,011 cases
  • 10-19  — Zero deaths, 342 cases
  • 0-9     — Zero deaths, 361 cases

Latino residents have the most infections with 2,191 reported cases (with 13 deaths), white residents with 1,089 cases (40 deaths), and Black residents with 1,025 cases (19 deaths). There are 178 cases with Asian or Pacific Islander residents (and one death), 133 cases classified as “other” (with two deaths) and four native American cases (no deaths).

There have also been 41 outbreaks in the city, including 12 at long term care facilities, 22 in congregate settings, four in child care settings, one at a college, one in a K-12 setting and one at a correctional facility.

There have been 505 cases associated with the outbreaks. Health care workers also make up 336 positive COVID cases, according to VDH.

Testing Update

There have been 61,582 COVID tests administered in the city so far and 5,966 antibody tests. The city’s seven-day positivity rate is now at 6%.

  • Arlington County has 5,856 cases, 157 deaths and a 7.1% seven-day positivity rate
  • Fairfax County has 29,089 cases, 629 deaths and a 8.3% seven-day positivity rate
  • Loudoun County has 9,345 cases, 139 deaths and a 8% seven-day positivity rate

Need a test? Inova is now offering vehicle-side and walk-in testing services for diagnosing flu and COVID-19, at the Victory Center parking lot (5001 Eisenhower Avenue).

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 — 193 cases, 5,393 people tested (Estimated population 15,171)
  • 22302 — 557 cases, 9,712 people tested (Estimated population 20,238)
  • 22304 — 1,573 cases, 18,245 people tested (Estimated population 54,003)
  • 22305 — 989 cases, 7,183 people tested (Estimated population 16,095)
  • 22311 — 869 cases, 8,295 people tested (Estimated population 16,898)
  • 22312 — 1,260 cases, 10,424 people tested (Estimated population 6,901)
  • 22314 — 570 cases, 12,754 people tested (Estimated population 47,826)

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There are or have been 4,698 cases of COVID-19 in Alexandria since the first case was reported in March, according to the Virginia Department of Health.

As case counts are growing throughout the region, Governor Ralph Northam’s newest restrictions also took effect Sunday night.

According to the City:

  • All public and private in-person indoor and outdoor gatherings must be limited to 25, down from the current 250
  • Everyone ages 5 and over will be required to wear masks in indoor public places, which is a decrease from the current age of 10
  • All essential retail businesses, including grocery stores and pharmacies, must adhere to state guidelines for physical distancing, requiring face masks and enhanced sanitization. Violations will now be enforceable by the Virginia Department of Health as Class 1 misdemeanors. AHD and the City anticipate additional guidance in the coming days.
  • Onsite alcohol sales, consumption and possession after 10 p.m. in any restaurant, dining establishment, food court, brewery, microbrewery, distillery, winery, or tasting room will be prohibited, and all such establishments must close by midnight. Bar areas of restaurants remain closed.

The City says that community transmission has shifted from low to moderate and there are now about 20 cases being reported every day.

“Regional hospitalizations, including the use of intensive care units and ventilators have also increased, suggesting that severe outcomes from COVID-19 persist despite the additional availability of testing and treatment options,” according to the city.

The death count from the virus remains unchanged at 76. Of the deaths, 98% have been residents above the age of 50.

Demographics

There are or have been 2,421 women (with 38 deaths) and 2,264 men (with 38 deaths) in Alexandria with the virus. The only age groups that have not experienced a death so far are children and teenagers.

  • 80+    — 33 deaths, 132 cases
  • 70-79 — 21 deaths, 156 cases
  • 60-69 — Five deaths, 350 cases
  • 50-59 — 14 deaths, 577 cases
  • 40-49 — One death, 810 cases
  • 30-39 — One death, 1,068 cases
  • 20-29 — One death, 932 cases
  • 10-19  — Zero deaths, 326 cases
  • 0-9     — Zero deaths, 334 cases

Latino residents have the most infections with 2,098 reported cases (with 13 deaths), white residents with 995 cases (40 deaths), and Black residents with 973 cases (19 deaths). There are 168 cases with Asian or Pacific Islander residents (and one death), 127 cases classified as “other” (with two deaths) and four native American cases.

There have also been 39 outbreaks in the city, including 12 at long term care facilities, 20 in congregate settings, four in child care settings, one at a college, one in a K-12 setting and one at a correctional facility.

There have been 467 cases associated with the outbreaks. Health care workers also make up 319 positive COVID cases, according to VDH.

Across Virginia, there have been 3,806 deaths and there are or have been 204,637 cases of the virus. There have been 2.9 million PCR (polymerase chain reaction) tests and the state’s seven-day positivity rate is 7.3%.

Testing Update

There have been 56,985 COVID tests administered in the city so far and 5,622 antibody tests. The city’s seven-day positivity rate is now at 5.1%.

  • Arlington County has 5,380 cases, 157 deaths and a 6.8% seven-day positivity rate
  • Fairfax County has 25,095 cases, 625 deaths and a 7.4% seven-day positivity rate
  • Loudoun County has 8,894 cases, 136 deaths and a 8.3% seven-day positivity rate

Need a test? Inova is now offering vehicle-side and walk-in testing services for diagnosing flu and COVID-19, at the Victory Center parking lot (5001 Eisenhower Avenue).

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 — 179 cases, 4,932 people tested (Estimated population 15,171)
  • 22302 — 505 cases, 8,958 people tested (Estimated population 20,238)
  • 22304 — 1,478 cases, 16,965 people tested (Estimated population 54,003)
  • 22305 — 953 cases, 6,737 people tested (Estimated population 16,095)
  • 22311 — 820 cases, 7,809 people tested (Estimated population 16,898)
  • 22312 — 1,174 cases, 9,820 people tested (Estimated population 6,901)
  • 22314 — 534 cases, 11,584 people tested (Estimated population 47,826)

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