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Coronavirus Data for August 17, 2021

Wednesday, August 18, 2021

(Washington, DC) -  The District’s reported data for August 17, 2021 includes 109 new positive coronavirus (COVID-19) cases and 72 backlogged cases, bringing the District’s overall positive case total to 53,024. 

The District reported that two additional residents lost their lives due to COVID-19.

  • 80-year-old female
  • 66-year-old male

Tragically, 1,153 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.
 
Below is a summary of the District’s current ReOpening Metrics.

Reopening Metrics Summary

 

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

 

 

Patient Gender

 

Total Positive Cases

%

Female

%

Male

%

Unknown

%

All

53,024*

100

27,699

100

25,141

100

184

100

Unknown

63

<1

20

<1

38

<1

5

3

0-18

7,146

14

3,594

13

3,528

14

24

13

19-30

14,476

    27

8,005

29

6,410

26

61

33

31-40

10,648

20

5,453

20

5,156

21

39

21

41-50

6,726

13

3,382

12

3,324

13

20

11

51-60

6,066

12

2,991

11

3,061

12

14

8

61-70

4,330

8

2,180

8

2,142

9

8

4

71-80

2,177

4

1,181

4

991

4

5

3

81+

1,392

3

893

3

491

2

8

4

*Includes <10 cases who reported gender as Other/Transgender.

 

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

Ward

 

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

Positives by Neighborhood

 

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

 

Total Positive Cases

Percent

All

53,024

100

Race

 

 

Unknown

295

1

American Indian/Alaska Native

104

<1

Asian

1,139

2

Black/African American

27,325

52

Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

109

<1

Other/Multi-Racial

10,593

20

White

13,457

25

Refused During Interview

2

<1

Ethnicity

 

 

Unknown

3,834

7

Hispanic or Latinx

9,391

18

NOT Hispanic or Latinx

39,784

75

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

  • 285 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

1,153

100

Asian

14

1

Black/African American

881

76

Hispanic/Latinx

126

11

Non-Hispanic White

111

10

Other

21

2

 

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

Sex

Total Lives Lost

Percent

All

1,153

100

Female

523

45

Male

630

55

 

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

Age

Total Lives Lost

Percent

All

1,153

100

<19

0

0

20-29

5

0

30-39

24

2

40-49

48

4

50-59

146

13

60-69

281

24

70-79

277

24

80+

372

32

 

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

 

Ward

Total Lives Lost

Percent

All

1,153

100

1

110

10

2

52

5

3

57

5

4

168

15

5

209

18

6

126

11

7

179

16

8

225

19

Experienced Homelessness

24

2

Unknown

2

0

 

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 are encouraged to get vaccinated at one of our free walk-up vaccination sites located throughout the District. For more information, please visit vaccines.gov.