Alexandria, VA

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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Morning Notes

Mayor: Council to Accelerate Sewer Capacity Projects — “Our ’16 Storm Sewer Capacity Analysis identified 90 areas where the system does not meet our CURRENT design standard of a 10-year storm. Our Stormwater Utility Fee was implemented in ’18 to fund capacity and environmental compliance. Council will now discuss how to accelerate.” [Facebook]

Beyer Attacks Trump’s Environmental Stance — “Trump’s climate change strategy is the same as his pandemic strategy: play it down and pretend it isn’t happening. There are a record number of named storms in the Atlantic and the west coast is on fire.” [Twitter]

Anonymous Donation Helps Expand SNAP Double Dollars Program — “A $10,000 anonymous donation to help fight food insecurity during the pandemic will help the City expand SNAP Double Dollars program, which allows SNAP customers who visit participating Alexandria farmers’ markets to receive up to $20 in double dollars to purchase eligible food products at the markets.” [Facebook]

Environmental Council of Alexandria Decries Taylor Run Restoration Plan — “We’ve got our work cut out for us to make sure that the City doesn’t continue to promote so-called “eco” policies that actually come at the expense of the environment and efforts to reverse global warming.” [Facebook]

Tall Ship Providence Sails Away for Inspections — “And, they’re off… Bright and early this morning, Providence headed out on a voyage to Georgetown, MD for a scheduled haul out and Coast Guard inspection. They’ll inspect the hull, complete any necessary maintenance, and she’ll get a new coat of bottom paint. Please join us in wishing our Captain and crew “Fair winds and following seas.” Providence will return home by the end of September. We look forward to welcoming you back aboard for tours and cruises!” [Facebook]

Classic Car Show in Old Town September 19 — “This Saturday you can head to the parking lot of the Alexandria History Museum at The Lyceum for a classic car show featuring a variety of Packards and other ‘orphan’ vehicles.” [Zebra]

Today’s Weather — “During the day, mainly sunny. High 73F. Winds NE at 5 to 10 mph. At night, clear. Low 54F. Winds light and variable.” [Weather.com]

New Job: Spanish Language Teacher — “You must have previous tutoring/teaching experience, and minimum Bachelor’s degree.” [Indeed]

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ALIVE! has given away hundreds of thousands of pounds of food since the onset of the pandemic, and on Monday the nonprofit got an additional boost with the donation of a large refrigerated shipping container.

The trailer was a gift from AMX Leasing, which is a part of Abilene Motor Express. It was arranged by Alexandria Living Legend Marion Moon, the CEO of the Convention Tradeshow Freight Specialists.

“Marion came to us and asked, ‘What do you need?’ and we replied, ‘Refrigeration,’ and Marion delivered,'” said ALIVE! Executive Director Jennifer Ayers. “Marion saw a need for us to have the right tools to expand our operations to serve more Alexandrian’s in need.”

The shipping container will be housed at the AlexRenew property at 1800 Limerick Street. The container will give ALIVE! much-needed refrigerated space and storage.

Richmond-based Abilene Motor Express has seen strong business over the last several months.

“Due to that, when Marion reached out with the opportunity to help others that have been affected more than us we were more than happy to help,” said Alan K. Jones of Abiline Motors.

Ayers said that food insecurity is rising with the pandemic.

“We distributed over 170,000 pounds of food last month without refrigeration,” she said. “By having the extra storage space, our logistics will be more efficient and we will be able to distribute more fresh foods like meat, eggs, produce, and dairy to more people – providing more nutrition to people in need.”

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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)

Photo via CDC/Unsplash

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The Alexandria City Council on Saturday passed an ordinance requiring everyone in the city to wear a face mask in public.

The measure passed 5-2, and a $100 civil penalty for not wearing a mask was removed from the ordinance before passage after it was universally agreed at the meeting by council and city staff that it will not be enforceable. The city manager must now designate city staff to hand out masks and citations to lawbreakers.

The ordinance will go into effect on October 1 and expire when Alexandria’s local emergency declaration ends.

“I think it’s good in the sense that it signals our intent to the community,” City Councilman Mo Seifeldein said. “I did not think this is actually going to be enforced at all, but there there are many laws or ordinances that have binds that are not enforced because we use our discretion and common sense in doing them.”

City Councilman Canek Aguirre and Councilwoman Del Pepper voted against the mask ordinance. Aguirre said that the matter was never brought forward to council by The Partnership For A Healthier Alexandria, the Public Health Advisory Commission, Neighborhood Health or the Inova hospital system.

“I’m in opposition to this,” Aguirre said. “I strongly feel that an ordinance is not the way to go, especially when there’s absolutely no way to enforce this.”

A number of city residents spoke against the ordinance.

“I come to you as someone who’s already been physically assaulted by two men for requiring them wearing face masks in my business,” said Alan Pounders, who runs a restaurant along the waterfront. “Myself and my staff, we’ve been verbally assaulted over this on almost a daily basis.”

There are exceptions. Children under the age of 10 will not be required to wear a mask, nor will people with disabilities that can’t wear them for health reasons and athletes falling within the governor’s executive order on COVID-19 restrictions.

There are 62 COVID-related fatalities and there are now or have been 3,613 cases of COVID-19 in Alexandria, according to the Virginia Department of Health.

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Alexandria has seen an increase of 149 cases since this time last week, and the city’s seven-day positivity rate continues to be 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 3,527 cases of coronavirus in the city. There have also been 33,332 (polymerase chain reaction) tests administered in the city so far, 4,342 antibody tests and the city’s seven-day positivity rate is the lowest in the region at 4.3%.

“COVID-19 is spread by people whether or not they have symptoms, and AHD estimates that nearly 9% of infected Alexandrians have required hospitalization,” the city noted in a recent news release. “Everyone must do their part to stop the spread: maintain at least 6 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. With a recent increase in cases, you are more likely to encounter someone who is infected.”

  • Arlington County has 3,656 cases, 143 deaths and a 4.4% seven-day positivity rate
  • Fairfax County has 19,055 cases, 562 deaths and a 5.6% seven-day positivity rate
  • Loudoun County has 6,223 cases, 118 deaths and a 7.8% seven-day positivity rate.

There have also been 298 total hospitalizations since the first case was reported on March 11, according to VDH. That’s an increase of four hospitalizations since this time last week. Statewide, there are 2,686 COVID-related fatalities, and there are or have been 127,571 cases. There have also been 1.7 million tests administered and the state’s seven-day moving average is 7.7%.

Demographic, Age and Sex Breakdown

Latino residents remain hardest hit with 1,673 reported cases, followed by Black residents with 715 cases, white residents with 681 cases, Asian or Pacific Islander residents with 124 cases, 77 cases classified as “other” and three native American cases.

There are or have been 1,826 women (with 34 deaths) and 1,675 men (with 28 deaths) in Alexandria with the virus.

  • 80+     — 27 deaths, 115 cases
  • 70-79 — 18 deaths, 123 cases
  • 60-69 — Three deaths, 270 cases
  • 50-59 — 12 deaths, 449 cases
  • 40-49 — Zero deaths, 620 cases
  • 30-39 — Zero deaths, 813 cases
  • 20-29 — One death, 646 cases
  • 10-19  — Zero deaths, 244 cases
  • 0-9     — Zero deaths, 220 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 — 129 cases, 2,676 people tested (Estimated population 15,171)
  • 22302 — 362 cases, 4,811 people tested (Estimated population 20,238)
  • 22304 — 1,093 cases, 10,102 people tested (Estimated population 54,003)
  • 22305 — 735 cases, 4,302 people tested (Estimated population 16,095)
  • 22311 — 649 cases, 5,200 people tested (Estimated population 16,898)
  • 22312 — 923 cases, 6,118 people tested (Estimated population 6,901)
  • 22314 — 347 cases, 6,395 people tested (Estimated population 47,826)

Photo via CDC/Unsplash

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The wellness-related businesses in Del Ray have banded together to form The Wellness District, and the annual week devoted to providing care to the community has expanded into the entire month of September.

All this month is Wellness Month in Del Ray, and the offerings include gong meditations, outdoor yoga and free mental health webinars.

“Here’s the scoop,” Dr. Lauren Fisher, co-owner of Del Ray Psych and Wellness, told ALXnow. “There’s no time like the present for people to really be focusing on their wellness across the board, so we are doing a bunch of promos and free classes and different offerings. That will help the public acquainted with some of the wellness providers they are not familiar with in Del Ray. I think a lot of people don’t know how much there is in this small area.”

Wellness Week is usually celebrated in the third week in September, according to Visit Del Ray.

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“Del Ray has become the center of health and wellness in the region, with a wide range of award-winning wellness providers and fitness studios,” said Del Ray Business Association President Sue Kovalsky. “We are proud of the incredible work that The Wellness District does to connect the community to resources that help them live their best lives.”

Dr. Lola Capps, the owner of Chrysalis Chiropractic, said she has seen a dramatic increase in the number of wellness businesses in the area since she opened in 2003.

“We have since seen the wellness businesses explode here, and it seemed apparent that the next natural growth opportunity for the DRBA wellness businesses was to collectively deem ourselves The Wellness District,” Capps said.

Check out the Wellness District’s offerings below the jump.

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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)

Photo via CDC/Unsplash

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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.

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Morning Notes

Alexandria Man Wins $100,000 in Virginia Lottery — “Darrar, who used to be a small business owner, bought the winning ticket at Global Food, 1476 North Beauregard Street in Alexandria for the July 28 drawing. He plans on saving his winnings.” [Patch]

COVID-19 Cases Increase by 16 — “Positive tests up 16 to 3,146 in the City 7-day Positivity Rate up to 5.8% 3 new hospitalizations Still safer at home, wash hands, wear masks and support our essential workers.” [Twitter]

Beyer Refutes Trump Claim on Coronavirus Testing — “The United States has a quarter of the world’s cases and a fifth of its deaths with only 4% of its population. That isn’t because of testing — which STILL isn’t good enough — it’s because President Donald “it will disappear soon” Trump ignored the scientists and let it spread.” [Twitter]

Environmental Council of Alexandria Writes School Board Asking to Save 150-Year-old Tree — “As with the Potomac Yard Metro Station which destroyed dozens of mature trees in a wetland despite the availability of alternative sites, the City cannot continue to tell citizens that they are too late to preserve tree canopy and open space. The City should be preserving our tree canopy without requiring citizens to review architect’s drawings before learning of destruction of trees and open space. How is the City to be taken seriously about its claim to be an ‘Eco City’ when it continually elevates construction convenience over trees and open space? It’s never too late to do the right thing.”

Polk and Ramsay Students Invited to Pick a Free Book Today — “Before selecting a book, children will be given a mask and gloves for their well-being.” [Zebra]

Today’s Weather — Showers in the morning, then partly cloudy in the afternoon. High 83F, low 64F. Winds N at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 40%. [Weather.com]

New Job: Digital Audience Manager — “The Digital Audience Manager leads the National Military Family Association’s micro-audiences pivoting between brand awareness initiatives, organizational campaigns, programmatic promotion, and press outreach and response.” [Indeed]

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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.

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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)

Photo by CDC on Unsplash

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