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Coronavirus Data for August 22, 2020

Sunday, August 23, 2020

(Washington, DC) – The District’s reported data for Saturday, August 22, 2020 includes 56 new positive coronavirus (COVID-19) cases, bringing the District’s overall positive case total to 13,590.

The District reported no additional COVID-19 related deaths.

Tragically, 604 District residents have lost their lives due to COVID-19.

Visit coronavirus.dc.gov/data for interactive data dashboards or to download COVID-19 data.

The community spread chart is subject to fluctuation because the data is based on symptom onset date. As national demand for testing increases and results take longer to come back in DC and across the country, DC Health has identified a need to increase the reporting lag time by four days to reduce volatility in the data. The most recent data reflects an increase in community spread. To ensure this graph accurately reflects the most recent data, the community spread count is being paused as these adjustments are made.

 

Sustained decrease in cases within the community

 

The District has the ability to contact trace 100% of new cases within one day of report. That data is represented in the chart below.

 

Ability to contact trace new positive cases within one day of report

 

The District has the ability to contact trace 95.4% of close contacts of positive cases within two days. That data is represented in the chart below.

 

Ability to contact trace close contacts of positive cases within two days

 

The District’s data shows that 7.5% of new COVID-19 cases are from quarantined contacts. That data is represented in the chart below.

 

Percent of new cases from quarantined contacts

 

The District’s data shows a sustained transmission rate of 0.95. That data is represented in the chart below.

 

Sustained low transmission rate

 

The District’s seven-day average positivity rate among residents is 2.9%. That data is represented in the chart below.

 

Sustained low positivity rate among DC residents

 

The District’s utilization of beds at acute care hospitals is at 77.1% of capacity. That data is represented in the chart below.

Utilization of beds at acute care hospitals

 

Below is the District’s aggregated total of positive COVID-19 cases, sorted by age and gender.

 

Patient Age

Patient Gender

Total Positive Cases

%

Female

%

Male

%

Other

%

Unknown

%

All

13590

100

6892

100

6641

100

2

100

55

100

Unknown

13

<1

3

<1

10

<1

0

0

0

0

0-18

902

7

463

7

419

6

0

0

20

36

19-30

2856

21

1570

23

1270

19

1

50

15

27

31-40

2702

20

1325

19

1372

21

0

0

5

9

41-50

2061

15

1018

15

1040

16

0

0

3

6

51-60

1995

15

934

14

1056

16

1

50

4

7

61-70

1602

12

768

11

831

13

0

0

3

6

71-80

837

6

408

6

425

6

0

0

4

7

81+

622

5

403

6

218

3

0

0

1

2

 

Below is the District’s aggregated total of positive COVID-19 cases, sorted by ward of residence.

 

Positives by Ward_082220.jpg

 

Below is the District’s aggregated total of positive COVID-19 cases, sorted by neighborhood of residence.

 

Cumulative Incidence by Health Planning Neighborhood

 

Below is the District’s aggregated total of positive COVID-19 cases, sorted by race.

 

 

Total Positive Cases

Percent

All

13590

100

Race

Unknown

210

2

American Indian/Alaska Native

30

<1

Asian

201

2

Black/African American

6904

50

Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

36

<1

Other/Multi-Racial

3563

26

White

2660

20

Refused During Interview

86

1

Ethnicity

Unknown

1968

15

Hispanic or Latinx

3380

25

NOT Hispanic or Latinx

8227

61

Refused During Interview

15

<1

 

Below is the District’s Hospital Census and hospital bed availability at District hospitals.

 

Hospital census and bed availability at District acute care hospitals

 

Below is the ventilator use and availability at District hospitals.

 

Adult ventilator use and availability at District hospitals

 

The District currently has 56 intensive care unit (ICU) beds available in hospitals out of 345 total ICU beds.

  •  289 total ICU inpatients
  •  26 COVID-19 positive ICU patients

Below is the District’s total lives lost due to COVID-19, sorted by race.

 

Race

Total Lives Lost

Percent

All

604

100

Asian

8

1

Black/African American

449

74

Hispanic/Latinx

77

13

Non-Hispanic White

64

11

Other

6

1

 

Below is the District’s total lives lost due to COVID-19, sorted by sex.

 

Sex

Total Lives Lost

Percent

All

604

100

Female

257

43

Male

347

57

 

Below is the District’s total lives lost due to COVID-19, sorted by age.

 

Age

Total Lives Lost

Percent

All

604

100

<19

0

0

20-29

4

1

30-39

10

2

40-49

23

4

50-59

73

12

60-69

140

23

70-79

150

25

80+

204

34

 

Below is the District’s total lives lost due to COVID-19, sorted by ward of residence.

 

Ward

Total Lives Lost

Percent

All

604

100

1

67

11

2

34

6

3

33

5

4

87

14

5

96

16

6

52

9

7

90

15

8

123

20

Experienced Homelessness

21

3

Unknown

1

<1

 

Guidance has been published for healthcare providers, employers and the public to provide information on what to do if you have been diagnosed with or are a contact of someone who has COVID-19.
Residents should take the following actions to help prevent the spread of COVID-19:

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick
  • Wash hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. An alcohol-based hand sanitizer can be used if soap and water are not available
  • Avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces

If you leave home, practice social distancing and stay six feet apart from others. For more information on the District’s response, visit coronavirus.dc.gov.

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