Wednesday, May 6, 2020
(Washington, DC) – The District’s reported data for Tuesday, May 5, 2020 includes 139 new positive coronavirus (COVID-19) cases, bringing the District’s overall positive case total to 5,461.
The District reported 14 additional COVID-19 related deaths:
Tragically, 277 District residents have lost their lives due to COVID-19. The District has determined that a previously reported death was not due to COVID-19 and has been removed from the reported total of lives lost.
Below is the District’s aggregated total of positive COVID-19 cases, sorted by age and gender.
|Patient Age (yrs)||Total Positive Cases||%||Patient Gender|
Below is the District’s aggregated total of positive COVID-19 cases, sorted by ward of residence.
|Ward||Total Positive Cases||Percent|
Below is the District’s aggregated total of positive COVID-19 cases, sorted by race.
|Total Positive Cases||Percent|
|American Indian/Alaska Native||14||<1|
|Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander||10||<1|
|Refused During Interview||33||1|
|Hispanic or Latinx||1107||20|
|NOT Hispanic or Latinx||3083||57|
|Refused During Interview||17||<1|
Below is the District’s total lives lost due to COVID-19, sorted by race.
|Race||Total Lives Lost||Percent|
Below is the District’s total lives lost due to COVID-19, sorted by ward of residence.
|Ward||Total Lives Lost||Percent|
With ongoing community transmission, contact tracing is focused on positive cases associated with health care workers (including first responders), senior care facilities, correctional and detention centers, childcare facilities, and facilities serving individuals who are experiencing homelessness. 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.
District residents are required to STAY AT HOME, except for an essential purpose. 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 have to leave home for an essential purpose, practice social distancing and stay six feet apart from others. For more information on the District’s response, visit coronavirus.dc.gov.
Content retrieved from: https://mayor.dc.gov/release/coronavirus-data-may-5-2020.