Alexandria Now Has 1,733 Cases of COVID-19, No New Deaths


There are now 1,733 cases of COVID-19, an increase of 30 reported cases since yesterday, according to the Virginia Department of Health.

There are no known new fatalities due the the virus, and the death count remains at 38. The latest victim in the city was an Alexandria male in his 80s, whose death was announced yesterday.

It is not clear how many residents have recovered since the first case was announced on March 11.

Meanwhile, Alexandria has widened the pedestrian areas on lower King Street in Old Town so that residents and visitors will keep their distances during what is usually a busy weekend in the Port City.

There have been more than 900 new cases and more than a dozen coronavirus-related deaths in the city this month alone. A large percentage of deaths have occurred at long-term care facilities, and there has been one death of a person in their 20s. There are now 17 reported deaths of residents in their 80s.

Hispanic residents make up 17% of the population and are leading with the highest number of cases in the city, with 812 reported cases, six deaths and 75 hospitalizations.

There have been 125 cases associated with 11 outbreaks in the city, and 108 of those cases have been health care workers. Nine of the outbreaks occurred at long-term care facilities, and 15 deaths have occurred at such facilities, although that number has not been updated since the city’s release on May 2. The other outbreaks occurred at a “congregate” setting and an educational setting.

There have been 5,949 PCR (polymerase chain reaction) tests administered in the city so far, and the city’s seven day average shows a 23.7% infection rate of those tested. There have also been 1,021 antibody tests in Alexandria.

On Monday, VDH will administer 3,000 free tests at Cora Kelly School (3600 Commonwealth Avenue) and at Landmark Mall (5801 Duke Street) from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Residents are encouraged to wear face masks and walk-up participants should wear sunscreen.

Statewide, there have been 1,171 reported deaths (12 since yesterday), and 1,135 of those deaths are confirmed to have been COVID-19-related, according to VDH. There are now 36,244 cases (34,451 confirmed, 1,793 probable) and 4,214 hospitalizations (including 29 probable cases).

COVID-19 Age and Sex Breakdown

There are 884 females with the virus (with 20 deaths and 76 hospitalizations) and 844 males (with 18 deaths and 99 hospitalizations) who tested positive for COVID-19 in the city. The sex of five cases was not reported.

VDH provided the following age breakdown of deaths and new cases:

  • 80+     — 17 deaths, 73 cases, 23 hospitalizations (No change)
  • 70-79 — 12 deaths, 85 cases, 32 hospitalizations (Two new cases)
  • 60-69 — One death, 149 cases, 29 hospitalizations (Two new cases)
  • 50-59 — Seven deaths, 230 cases, 35 hospitalizations (Three new cases)
  • 40-49 — Zero deaths, 332 cases, 27 hospitalizations (Four new cases)
  • 30-39 — Zero deaths, 403 cases, 22 hospitalizations (Nine new cases)
  • 20-29 — One death, 252 cases, five hospitalizations (Three new cases)
  • 10-19  — Zero deaths, 114 cases, one hospitalization (Four new cases)
  • 0-9     — Zero deaths, 86 cases, one hospitalizations (Three new cases)
  • Missing — Six cases not listed by age (One new case)

Cases By ZIP Code

The areas of the city with the leading number of cases is the 22304 and 22305 ZIP codes, which include the West End and Arlandria, Potomac Yard and Potomac West neighborhoods. There are 513 cases in 22304 (with an estimated population of 54,003), and in 22305 there are 487 cases (with an estimated population of 16,095).

VDH provided the following ZIP code data. Some of the areas share jurisdictions between Alexandria and Arlington and Fairfax Counties:

  • 22301 — 59 cases, 407 people tested (Estimated population 15,171) One less case, 15 more tests
  • 22302 — 180 cases, 612 people tested (Estimated population 20,238) Seven more cases, 18 more tests
  • 22304 — 513 cases, 1,862 people tested (Estimated population 54,003) 11 new cases, 77 new tests
  • 22305 — 487 cases, 1,162 people tested (Estimated population 16,095) Eight new cases, 26 new tests
  • 22311 — 320 cases, 934 people tested (Estimated population 16,898) Five new cases, 26 new tests
  • 22312 — 352 cases, 1,168 people tested (Estimated population 6,901) Two new cases, 36 new tests
  • 22314 — 155 cases, 970 people tested (Estimated population 47,826) 27 new tests

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

  • Hispanic or Latino — Six Deaths, 812 cases, 75 hospitalizations (12 new cases)
  • White, non-Hispanic residents — 24 deaths, 624 cases, 66 hospitalizations (One new case)
  • Black/African American residents — Eight deaths, 249 cases, 50 hospitalizations (One new case)
  • Not Hispanic or Latino — 29 deaths, 548 cases, 96 hospitalizations (15 new cases)
  • Not reported — Five deaths, 500 cases, 14 hospitalizations (12 new cases)
  • Other — One death, 360 cases, 45 hospitalizations (16 new cases)

The full timeline of the spread so far: