Alexandria, VA

Two more COVID-19 deaths have been reported in Alexandria, and the death toll from the virus now stands at 68.

The victims were in their 50s and 60s.

There are or have been 3,716 cases in Alexandria, according to the Virginia Department of Health. That is an increase of 88 cases since this time last week.

There have also been 312 hospitalizations since the first case was reported on March 11. The Alexandria Health Department says that one in 12 infected residents have been hospitalized.

“An estimated 66% of Virginia adults who become infected never have symptoms, so everyone must maintain at least six feet of distance from others, wear a mask over both the nose and mouth, and carry and use hand sanitizer with at least 60% ethyl alcohol,” according to the city. “Be prepared to help your family and neighbors by answering a call from AHD if you are identified as a close contact of someone who tests positive for COVID-19.”

Across Virginia, there have been 3,021 deaths and there are or have been 141,138 cases of the virus.

Demographic, Age and Sex Breakdown

Latino residents are the hardest hit with 1,729 reported cases, followed by Black residents with 762 cases, white residents with 725 cases, Asian or Pacific Islander residents with 136 cases, 84 cases classified as “other” and four native American cases.

There are or have been 1,934 women (with 35 deaths) and 1,769 men (with 33 deaths) in Alexandria with the virus. The only age group that has not experienced a death so far are children and teenagers.

  • 80+    — 29 deaths, 117 cases
  • 70-79 — 19 deaths, 131 cases
  • 60-69 — Four deaths, 279 cases
  • 50-59 — 13 deaths, 474 cases
  • 40-49 — One death, 650 cases
  • 30-39 — One death, 863 cases
  • 20-29 — One death, 692 cases
  • 10-19  — Zero deaths, 265 cases
  • 0-9     — Zero deaths, 234 cases

Testing Update

There have also been 37,228 (polymerase chain reaction) tests administered in the city so far, 4,560 antibody tests and the city’s seven-day positivity rate is now at 5.3% and stands behind Arlington County.

  • Arlington County has 3,851 cases, 147 deaths and a 3.9% seven-day positivity rate
  • Fairfax County has 20,507 cases, 594 deaths and a 5.4% seven-day positivity rate
  • Loudoun County has 6,678 cases, 123 deaths and a 7.8% seven-day positivity rate

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Four more COVID-19 deaths have been reported in Alexandria, bringing the death toll from the virus to 66. Three of the deaths occurred last month, and the most recent casualty was reported today by the Virginia Department of Health.

Three of the fatalities occurred in August and went unreported for a month until a periodic review of vital records, according to the city.

There are now or have been 3,628 cases and 305 hospitalizations in the city since the first case was reported on March 11.

Demographic, Age and Sex Breakdown

Latino residents are the hardest hit with 1,704 reported cases, followed by Black residents with 743 cases, white residents with 705 cases, Asian or Pacific Islander residents with 130 cases, 83 cases classified as “other” and four native American cases.

There are or have been 1,885 women (with 34 deaths) and 1,731 men (with 32 deaths) in Alexandria with the virus. The only age group that has not experienced a death so far are children and teenagers.

  • 80+     — 29 deaths, 116 cases
  • 70-79 — 19 deaths, 128 cases
  • 60-69 — Three deaths, 276 cases
  • 50-59 — 12 deaths, 459 cases
  • 40-49 — One death, 640 cases
  • 30-39 — One death, 847 cases
  • 20-29 — One death, 667 cases
  • 10-19  — Zero deaths, 259 cases
  • 0-9     — Zero deaths, 225 cases

Testing Update

There have also been 35,474 (polymerase chain reaction) tests administered in the city so far, 4,462 antibody tests and the city’s seven-day positivity rate is now at 5.2% and stands behind Arlington County.

  • Arlington County has 3,779 cases, 146 deaths and a 3.8% seven-day positivity rate
  • Fairfax County has 20,035 cases, 585 deaths and a 6.3% seven-day positivity rate
  • Loudoun County has 6,532 cases, 119 deaths and a 8.3% seven-day positivity rate
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Alexandria has seen an increase of 86 cases since this time last week, and the city’s seven-day positivity rate is no longer the lowest in the region, according to the Virginia Department of Health.

There have been 62 deaths in the city due to the virus (unchanged since last week) and there are or have been 3,613 cases of coronavirus in the city since the first case was reported on March 11.

There have also been 34,982 (polymerase chain reaction) tests administered in the city so far, 4,442 antibody tests and the city’s seven-day positivity rate jumped from being the lowest in the region at 4.3% to 5.8% and stands behind Arlington County.

  • Arlington County has 3,741 cases, 145 deaths and a 3.8% seven-day positivity rate
  • Fairfax County has 19,854 cases, 582 deaths and a 6.1% seven-day positivity rate
  • Loudoun County has 6,449 cases, 118 deaths and a 8.0% seven-day positivity rate.

“The City of Alexandria and the Alexandria Health Department (AHD) remind everyone that you are safest at home,” according to a city news release. “Older adults and persons with underlying medical conditions are at greater risk for severe disease and are advised to minimize potential exposures as much as possible.”

Demographic, Age and Sex Breakdown

Latino residents are the hardest hit with 1,702 reported cases, followed by Black residents with 738 cases, white residents with 698 cases, Asian or Pacific Islander residents with 129 cases, 82 cases classified as “other” and three native American cases.

There are or have been 1,881 women (with 34 deaths) and 1,721 men (with 28 deaths) in Alexandria with the virus.

  • 80+     — 27 deaths, 116 cases
  • 70-79 — 18 deaths, 126 cases
  • 60-69 — Three deaths, 276 cases
  • 50-59 — 12 deaths, 457 cases
  • 40-49 — Zero deaths, 637 cases
  • 30-39 — Zero deaths, 841 cases
  • 20-29 — One death, 666 cases
  • 10-19  — Zero deaths, 258 cases
  • 0-9     — Zero deaths, 225 cases

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 — 132 cases, 2,820 people tested (Estimated population 15,171)
  • 22302 — 379 cases, 5,016 people tested (Estimated population 20,238)
  • 22304 — 1,113 cases, 10,592 people tested (Estimated population 54,003)
  • 22305 — 751 cases, 4,445 people tested (Estimated population 16,095)
  • 22311 — 661 cases, 5,393 people tested (Estimated population 16,898)
  • 22312 — 946 cases, 6,369 people tested (Estimated population 6,901)
  • 22314 — 360 cases, 6,713 people tested (Estimated population 47,826)

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As the city suffers the latest death by COVID-19, the seven-day positivity rate is now the lowest in the region at 4.5% of residents tested for the virus, according to the Virginia Department of Health.

On Friday, the city reported that an Alexandria resident in their 50s died from the virus, bringing the death toll to 62. There are now or have been 3,378 cases of coronavirus in the city.

There have also been 298 total hospitalizations since the first case was reported on March 11, according to VDH. That’s an increase of 17 hospitalizations since this time last week.

“COVID-19 is spread by people whether or not they have symptoms, and AHD (Alexandria Health Department) estimates that nearly 10% of infected Alexandrians have required hospitalization,” notes a city release.

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

City Faring Better Than Neighboring Jurisdictions

There have been 31,245 (polymerase chain reaction) tests administered in the city so far. There have also been 4,201 antibody tests in Alexandria.

Alexandria trails behind its more populated regional neighbors, including:

  • Arlington County, with 3,555 cases, 138 deaths and a 5% seven-day positivity rate
  • Fairfax County with 18,417 cases, 558 death and a 5.7% seven-day positivity rate
  • Loudoun County with 5,979 cases, 118 deaths and a 6.7% seven-day positivity rate.

Statewide, there are 2,580 COVID-related fatalities, and there are or have been 120,954 cases. There have also been 1.6 million tests administered and the state’s seven-day moving average is 7.4%.

Demographic, Age and Sex Breakdown

Latino residents in the city have been hardest hit with 1,634 reported cases, followed by Black residents with 668 cases, white residents with 654 cases, Asian or Pacific Islander residents with 113 cases, 69 cases classified as “other” and three native American cases.

There are or have been 1,558 women (with 34 deaths) and 1,446 men (with 28 deaths) in Alexandria with the virus.

  • 80+     — 27 deaths, 112 cases
  • 70-79 — 18 deaths, 120 cases
  • 60-69 — Three deaths, 263 cases
  • 50-59 — 12 deaths, 436 cases
  • 40-49 — Zero deaths, 606 cases
  • 30-39 — Zero deaths, 778 cases
  • 20-29 — One death, 607 cases
  • 10-19  — Zero deaths, 241 cases
  • 0-9     — Zero deaths, 204 cases

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 — 121 cases, 2,471 people tested (Estimated population 15,171)
  • 22302 — 347 cases, 4,539 people tested (Estimated population 20,238)
  • 22304 — 1,041 cases, 9,506 people tested (Estimated population 54,003)
  • 22305 — 717 cases, 4,096 people tested (Estimated population 16,095)
  • 22311 — 622 cases, 4,683 people tested (Estimated population 16,898)
  • 22312 — 885 cases, 5,705 people tested (Estimated population 6,901)
  • 22314 — 328 cases, 5,945 people tested (Estimated population 47,826)
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There are or have been 3,270 cases of COVID-19 in Alexandria, an increase of 140 cases since this time last week.

There have been no new deaths since the last report of 61 fatalities. The victim was a man in his 50s, and the death went unreported for months,  according to the city.

There have also been 293 total hospitalizations since the first case was reported on March 11, according to the Virginia Department of Health. It is not clear how many city residents have recovered from the virus. That’s an increase of nine hospitalizations since last week.

“With a recent increase in cases, you are more likely to encounter someone who is infected,” notes a city release. “Be prepared to answer a call from the Alexandria Health Department in case you are identified as a close contact.”

Alexandria trails behind its more populated regional neighbors like Arlington County, which has reported 3,400 cases and 137 deaths; Fairfax County with 17,729 cases and 543 deaths; and Loudoun County with 5,735 cases and 115 deaths. Statewide, there are 2,471 COVID-related fatalities throughout Virginia, and there are or have been 113,630 cases.

Outbreak Reported in West End

On Friday, the city also announced an outbreak at a West End church. The Alexandria Health Department issued an advisory for anyone who attended Kidane Mehret Church (75 S. Bragg Street) in the West End from August 14-17.

There have been 19 total outbreaks across the city since the pandemic started in Alexandria with the first reported case on March 11, according to the Virginia Department of Health. Those outbreaks have resulted in 288 associated COVID cases in the city, of which 244 are health care workers who have contracted the virus. Eleven outbreaks occurred at long term care facilities, six outbreaks occurred in congregate settings (including churches), and two occurred in educational settings.

Earlier this month, there was also a reported exposure to coronavirus that resulted in the closure of a summer camp at the Nannie J. Lee Memorial Recreation Center.

Latino Residents Most Impacted

Latino residents lead with 1,601 reported cases, followed by Black residents with 636 cases, white residents with 624 cases, Asian or Pacific Islander residents with 107 cases, 61 cases classified as “other” and three native American cases.

There are or have been 1,690 women (with 33 deaths) and 1,569 men (with 28 deaths) in Alexandria with the virus.

  • 80+     — 27 deaths, 110 cases
  • 70-79 — 18 deaths, 117 cases
  • 60-69 — Three deaths, 254 cases
  • 50-59 — 12 deaths, 427 cases
  • 40-49 — Zero deaths, 593 cases
  • 30-39 — Zero deaths, 747 cases
  • 20-29 — One death, 588 cases
  • 10-19  — Zero deaths, 235 cases
  • 0-9     — Zero deaths, 188 cases

Testing Update

There have been 29,170 PCR (polymerase chain reaction) tests administered in Alexandria so far, and the city’s seven-day positivity rate shows a 6% infection rate of those tested. There have also been 4,057 antibody tests in Alexandria.

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 — 115 cases, 2,257 people tested (Estimated population 15,171)
  • 22302 — 333 cases, 4,270 people tested (Estimated population 20,238)
  • 22304 — 1,002 cases, 8,843 people tested (Estimated population 54,003)
  • 22305 — 710 cases, 3,905 people tested (Estimated population 16,095)
  • 22311 — 605 cases, 4,426 people tested (Estimated population 16,898)
  • 22312 — 834 cases, 5,263 people tested (Estimated population 6,901)
  • 22314 — 313 cases, 5,470 people tested (Estimated population 47,826)

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The Alexandria Health Department has issued a self-quarantine advisory for anyone who attended Kidane Mehret Church (75 S. Bragg Street) in the West End from August 14-17.

“Anyone who entered the building or was on the church grounds on August 14, 15, 16 or 17 may have been exposed to the virus and should immediately stay home and away from others for 14 days from their last visit to the church, and monitor for symptoms,” the city said in a news release. “Visitors to the church on those days should avoid having guests visit them, not share items like towels and plates, stay at least six feet away from others, and wear a mask when around people who have not had the same exposure.”

Anyone who was at the Ethiopian Eastern Orthodox church on those dates is asked to call 703-309-8276 for help.

It is not clear how many cases resulted from the outbreak.

There have been 18 total outbreaks across the city since the pandemic started in Alexandria with the first reported case on March 11, according to the Virginia Department of Health. Those outbreaks have resulted in 279 associated COVID cases in the city. Six outbreaks occurred in a congregate setting, which includes churches.

ALX Health Department COVID self-quarantine advisory: Anyone who was at Kidane Mehret Church (75 S. Bragg St) from Aug…

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There have been 61 deaths due to the coronavirus in Alexandria, and there are now or have been 3,130 cases, according to the Virginia Department of Health.

The city surpassed the 3,000 case mark with last week, and the most recent fatality was reported on Friday, but occurred months ago, according to the city. The victim was a man in his 50s.

“COVID-19 is spread by people whether or not they have symptoms, and AHD estimates that nearly 10% of infected Alexandrians have required hospitalization,” notes a city release. “Everyone must do their part to stop the spread: maintain at least 6 feet of distance from others, wear a mask, and carry and use hand sanitizer.”

There have also been 284 total hospitalizations since the first case was reported on March 11, according to VDH. It is not clear how many city residents have recovered from the virus.

Alexandria trails behind its more populated regional neighbors like Arlington County, which has reported 3,246 cases and 135 deaths; Fairfax County with 17,070 cases and 535 deaths; and Loudoun County with 5,528 cases and 115 deaths. Statewide, there are 2,385 COVID-related fatalities throughout Virginia, and there are or have been 107,421 cases.

Latino Residents Hit Hardest

Latino residents in the city have been the most impacted with 1,565 reported cases, followed by Black residents with 599 cases, white residents with 588 cases, Asian or Pacific Islander residents with 102 cases, 59 cases classified as “other” and three native American cases.

There are or have been 1,614 women (with 33 deaths) and 1,505 men (with 28 deaths) in Alexandria with the virus.

  • 80+     — 27 deaths, 106 cases
  • 70-79 — 18 deaths, 112 cases
  • 60-69 — Three deaths, 247 cases
  • 50-59 — 12 deaths, 400 cases
  • 40-49 — Zero deaths, 568 cases
  • 30-39 — Zero deaths, 718 cases
  • 20-29 — One death, 565 cases
  • 10-19  — Zero deaths, 229 cases
  • 0-9     — Zero deaths, 174 cases

Testing Update

There have been 26,828 PCR (polymerase chain reaction) tests administered in Alexandria so far, and the city’s seven-day positivity rate shows a 5.6% infection rate of those tested. There have also been 3,898 antibody tests in Alexandria.

We continue to measure progress by looking at the percent of positive COVID-19 tests. Alexandria is now at a 7-day…

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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 — 110 cases, 2,062 people tested (Estimated population 15,171)
  • 22302 — 319 cases, 3,987 people tested (Estimated population 20,238)
  • 22304 — 949 cases, 8,069 people tested (Estimated population 54,003)
  • 22305 — 690 cases, 3,668 people tested (Estimated population 16,095)
  • 22311 — 589 cases, 4,063 people tested (Estimated population 16,898)
  • 22312 — 793 cases, 4,835 people tested (Estimated population 6,901)
  • 22314 — 300 cases, 4,978 people tested (Estimated population 47,826)

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Since July 24, the city has responded to nine substance-related, non-fatal drug overdoses. While the incidents were unrelated, the City of Alexandria said in a press release its part of an alarming trend emerging.

“While each incident was unrelated, and no definite trend has emerged, City officials are concerned that individual and collective stress related to the COVID-19 pandemic may be linked to increased substance use,” the city said in a press release. “City officials urge residents to be aware of the medical risks associated with the use of opioids and illegal substances that could be extremely concentrated, or mixed with something unusual that could result in life-threatening situations.”

There are nationwide concerns that the pandemic could be adversely affecting efforts to curb the opioid epidemic. In neighboring Arlington, five deaths this month are being investigated as possible drug-related overdoses.

“Based on preliminary investigations, police suspect the deaths are linked to heroin and prescription painkillers mixed with fentanyl (a synthetic opioid),” the city said in the release, “and urged those who may be affected by addiction or opioid use to take steps to protect themselves and others.”

The city noted that properly administering Naloxone, also known as Narcan, could save someone experiencing an opioid overdose.

“It is available without a prescription at all pharmacies, and can be obtained for free at the Alexandria Health Department main office (4480 King St.),” the city said. “People wishing to obtain the drug from the Health Department must first call 703.746.4888 to make an appointment so staff can take appropriate safety precautions. If there is no answer, leave a message and you will receive a return call. Free Narcan may also be obtained by appointment through the City’s Opioid Response Coordinator. Call 703.746.3326 and leave a message with your contact information.”

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There are now or have been 3,014 cases of the coronavirus in Alexandria, according to the Virginia Department of Health.

The city surpassed the 3,000 case mark with 38 new cases in the last two days. Fatalities in the city remain at 60, and the most recent death was reported on August 4.

“With a recent increase in cases, you are more likely to encounter someone who is infected,” notes a city release. “Be prepared to answer a call from the Alexandria Health Department in case you are identified as a close contact.”

There have also been 281 total hospitalizations since the first case was reported on March 11, according to VDH.

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

Alexandria trails behind its more populated regional neighbors like Arlington County, which has reported 3,118 cases and 135 deaths; Fairfax County with 16,642 cases and 529 deaths; and Loudoun County with 5,372 cases and 115 deaths. Statewide, there are 2,352 COVID-related fatalities throughout Virginia, and there are or have been 102,521 cases.

Demographic, Age and Sex Breakdown

Latino residents in the city have been hardest hit with 1,526 reported cases, followed by Black residents with 571 cases, white residents with 560 cases, Asian or Pacific Islander residents with 102 cases, 54 cases classified as “other” and two native American cases.

There are or have been 1,558 women (with 33 deaths) and 1,446 men (with 27 deaths) in Alexandria with the virus.

  • 80+     — 27 deaths, 101 cases
  • 70-79 — 18 deaths, 110 cases
  • 60-69 — Three deaths, 238 cases
  • 50-59 — 11 deaths, 375 cases
  • 40-49 — Zero deaths, 557 cases
  • 30-39 — Zero deaths, 692 cases
  • 20-29 — One death, 540 cases
  • 10-19  — Zero deaths, 219 cases
  • 0-9     — Zero deaths, 171 cases

Testing Update

There have been 25,018 PCR (polymerase chain reaction) tests administered in Alexandria so far, and the city’s seven-day positivity rate shows a 5.8% infection rate of those tested. There have also been 3,729 antibody tests in Alexandria.

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 — 104 cases, 1,915 people tested (Estimated population 15,171)
  • 22302 — 303 cases, 3,796 people tested (Estimated population 20,238)
  • 22304 — 910 cases, 7,595 people tested (Estimated population 54,003)
  • 22305 — 668 cases, 3,448 people tested (Estimated population 16,095)
  • 22311 — 570 cases, 3,672 people tested (Estimated population 16,898)
  • 22312 — 765 cases, 4,540 people tested (Estimated population 6,901)
  • 22314 — 283 cases, 4,591 people tested (Estimated population 47,826)

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A case of coronavirus has canceled a summer camp at the Nannie J. Lee Memorial Recreation Center, and participants and parents have been asked to self-quarantine for two weeks and get tested.

J-Lynn Van Pelt recently received an email from administrators at the center advising parents that the therapeutic recreation summer camp, which was supposed to run from July 6 to August 14, would close on July 31. She then received a phone call from the Alexandria Health Department advising her on what to do.

“My main concern is that there’s been a large exposure with children, and no one knows about it in the community, which is important so that they can help keep their families safe,” said Van Pelt, whose 11-year-old daughter attended the camp. “A person from the health department called and told me that they were certain that everyone was exposed July 27, 28 and 29, and that we get tested. We have, and we’re waiting on the results.”

There were 44 campers and 15 staff members in the camp program, according to NBC4.

The city will not acknowledge that there was coronavirus at the camp, and city spokesman Craig Fifer said that there is not a public health need to know in this instance.

“When a person tests positive for COVID-19, their close contacts are identified and notified,” Fifer said. “There have only been two cases in Alexandria so far when it was necessary to notify the public because not all the close contacts could be identified.”

Those cases were in the initial stages of the virus in Alexandria, at Immanuel Chapel and Murphy’s Irish Pub.

Van Pelt said that staff at the recreation center have been professional, and that precautions were taken at the facility to keep safe her child. Still, she says that the community should be aware of the exposure.

“I feel like the community has the right to know,” she said. “I really think they did everything in their power to prevent this with tons of planning, but this disease is virulent, and it still got through. So, the larger question is why don’t why doesn’t the larger public know?”

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Alexandria is on the brink of reaching 3,000 coronavirus cases, as the city has seen more than 100 new cases reported in the last five days.

There are now or have been 2,976 cases of the virus in Alexandria, which is an increase of 104 new cases in the last five days. Last Friday, 30 new cases were reported after a Virginia Department of Health backlog that was updated, according to the city.

The number of fatalities in the city remains unchanged at 60, since the most recent death was reported on August 4. Statewide, there are 2,327 COVID-related fatalities throughout Virginia, and there are or have been 100,749 cases.

It is not clear how many city residents have recovered from the virus. There have also been 278 total hospitalizations since the beginning of the pandemic in March, and Alexandria Hospital staff are concerned of a resurgence in cases.

Latino residents in the city have been hardest hit with 1,507 reported cases, followed by Black residents with 563 cases, white residents with 554 cases, Asian or Pacific Islander residents with 103 cases; 51 cases classified as “other” and two native American cases.

Age and Sex Breakdown

There are or have been 1,537 women (with 33 deaths) and 1,430 men (with 27 deaths) in Alexandria with the virus.

  • 80+     — 27 deaths, 100 cases
  • 70-79 — 18 deaths, 109 cases
  • 60-69 — Three deaths, 238 cases
  • 50-59 — 11 deaths, 371 cases
  • 40-49 — Zero deaths, 550 cases
  • 30-39 — Zero deaths, 686 cases
  • 20-29 — One death, 531 cases
  • 10-19  — Zero deaths, 215 cases
  • 0-9     — Zero deaths, 165 cases

Testing Update

There have been 24,611 PCR (polymerase chain reaction) tests administered in Alexandria so far, and the city’s seven-day positivity rate shows a 5.4% infection rate of those tested (no change from last week). There have also been 3,711 antibody tests in Alexandria.

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 — 101 cases, 1,877 people tested (Estimated population 15,171)
  • 22302 — 300 cases, 3,746 people tested (Estimated population 20,238)
  • 22304 — 895 cases, 7,476 people tested (Estimated population 54,003)
  • 22305 — 662 cases, 3,405 people tested (Estimated population 16,095)
  • 22311 — 564 cases, 3,614 people tested (Estimated population 16,898)
  • 22312 — 752 cases, 4,478 people tested (Estimated population 6,901)
  • 22314 — 280 cases, 4,491 people tested (Estimated population 47,826)
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Two Alexandria women have died from COVID-19 since Friday, bringing the total death count from the virus in the city to 59, according to the Virginia Department of Health.

There are now or have been 2,844 cases of the virus in Alexandria, which is an increase of 109 cases since last Monday, July 27. There are 2,218 COVID-related fatalities throughout Virginia, and there are or have been 93,106 cases.

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

“(I)ndividuals are not required to report when they feel better, especially since the vast majority of people who get COVID-19 recover at home with no medical treatment or testing,” city spokesman Craig Fifer said. “There’s no practical way to track ‘active’ cases. Even just among hospitalizations, an Alexandria resident could be hospitalized anywhere in the country (or technically beyond). Public health staff would have to track those hospitals and call them every day to see if those patients are still there. There’s no particular utility in doing this, so public health staff focus on more urgent activities.”

The city is now working on a distribution plan once a vaccine against the virus is available.

“While there is not yet a vaccine for COVID-19, more than 150 attempts are under development and 27 are currently in human trials to test their safety and efficacy,” notes a city news release. “AHD’s vaccine distribution framework summarizes objectives and tactics to support the missions of AHD and the City, to save lives and improve the quality of life as Alexandrians pull through the pandemic together.”

Age and Sex Breakdown

There are or have been 1,408 women (with 32 deaths) and 1,319 men (with 27 deaths) in Alexandria with the virus.

  • 80+     — 26 deaths, 97 cases
  • 70-79 — 18 deaths, 108 cases
  • 60-69 — Three deaths, 229 cases
  • 50-59 — 11 deaths, 355 cases
  • 40-49 — Zero deaths, 523 cases
  • 30-39 — Zero deaths, 655 cases
  • 20-29 — One death, 494 cases
  • 10-19  — Zero deaths, 210 cases
  • 0-9     — Zero deaths, 162 cases
  • Missing — Eight cases not listed by age

There have been 22,829 PCR (polymerase chain reaction) tests administered in Alexandria so far, and the city’s seven-day positivity rate shows a 6% infection rate of those tested. There have also been 3,536 antibody tests in Alexandria.

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 — 98 cases, 1,703 people tested (Estimated population 15,171)
  • 22302 — 283 cases, 3,538 people tested (Estimated population 20,238)
  • 22304 — 848 cases, 6,958 people tested (Estimated population 54,003)
  • 22305 — 657 cases, 3,185 people tested (Estimated population 16,095)
  • 22311 — 541 cases, 3,412 people tested (Estimated population 16,898)
  • 22312 — 724 cases, 4,161 people tested (Estimated population 6,901)
  • 22314 — 259 cases, 4,030 people tested (Estimated population 47,826)

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