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Coronavirus Data for August 26, 2020

Thursday, August 27, 2020

(Washington, DC) – The District’s reported data for Wednesday, August 26, 2020 includes 72 new positive coronavirus (COVID-19) cases, bringing the District’s overall positive case total to 13,794.

The District reported no additional COVID-19 related deaths.

Tragically, 605 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 94.9% 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 6.0% 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 .81. That data is represented in the chart below.

 

Sustained low transmission rate

 

The District’s seven-day average positivity rate among residents is 2.5%. 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 78.5% 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

13794

100

7016

100

6741

100

2

100

35

100

Unknown

14

<1

4

<1

10

<1

0

0

0

0

0-18

934

7

487

7

440

7

0

0

7

20

19-30

2919

21

1611

23

1295

20

1

50

12

34

31-40

2742

20

1345

20

1394

21

0

0

3

9

41-50

2087

15

1034

15

1052

16

0

0

1

3

51-60

2016

15

946

13

1065

16

1

50

4

11

61-70

1612

12

774

11

836

12

0

0

2

6

71-80

846

6

411

6

431

6

0

0

4

11

81+

624

5

404

6

218

3

0

0

2

6

 

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

 

Cumulative incidence by Ward

 

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

13794

100

Race

Unknown

174

1

American Indian/Alaska Native

33

<1

Asian

214

2

Black/African American

7088

51

Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

38

<1

Other/Multi-Racial

3243

24

White

2919

21

Refused During Interview

85

<1

Ethnicity

Unknown

1258

9

Hispanic or Latinx

3614

26

NOT Hispanic or Latinx

8907

65

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 57 intensive care unit (ICU) beds available in hospitals out of 345 total ICU beds.

  • 288 total ICU inpatients
  • 24 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

605

100

Asian

8

1

Black/African American

450

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

605

100

Female

258

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

605

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+

205

34

 

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

 

Ward

Total Lives Lost

Percent

All

605

100

1

67

11

2

34

6

3

33

5

4

87

14

5

96

16

6

52

9

7

91

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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