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Coronavirus Data for August 18, 2021

Thursday, August 19, 2021

(Washington, DC) -  The District’s reported data for August 18, 2021 includes 138 new positive coronavirus (COVID-19) cases, bringing the District’s overall positive case total to 53,162. 

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

  • 55-year-old male
  • 56-year-old female

Tragically, 1,155 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

53,162*

100

27,771

100

25,206

100

185

100

Unknown

63

<1

20

<1

38

<1

5

3

0-18

7,186

14

3,614

13

3,547

14

25

13

19-30

14,510

    27

8,022

29

6,427

26

61

33

31-40

10,686

20

5,477

20

5,170

21

39

21

41-50

6,736

13

3,386

12

3,330

13

20

11

51-60

6,070

12

2,994

11

3,062

12

14

8

61-70

4,335

8

2,181

8

2,146

9

8

4

71-80

2,183

4

1,183

4

995

4

5

3

81+

1,393

3

894

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.

Positives by 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

53,162

100

Race

 

 

Unknown

258

1

American Indian/Alaska Native

104

<1

Asian

1,139

2

Black/African American

27,436

52

Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

109

<1

Other/Multi-Racial

10,630

20

White

13,484

25

Refused During Interview

2

<1

Ethnicity

 

 

Unknown

3,831

7

Hispanic or Latinx

9,396

18

NOT Hispanic or Latinx

39,921

75

Refused During Interview

14

<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 48 intensive care unit (ICU) beds available in hospitals out of 345 total ICU beds.

  • 297 total ICU inpatients
  • 23 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

1,155

100

Asian

14

1

Black/African American

883

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

1,155

100

Female

524

45

Male

631

55

 

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

Age

Total Lives Lost

Percent

All

1,155

100

<19

0

0

20-29

5

0

30-39

24

2

40-49

48

4

50-59

148

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

1,155

100

1

110

10

2

52

5

3

57

5

4

168

15

5

209

18

6

127

11

7

179

16

8

226

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.