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Coronavirus Data for August 25, 2020

Wednesday, August 26, 2020

(Washington, DC) - The District’s reported data for Tuesday, August 25, 2020 includes 38 new positive coronavirus (COVID-19) cases, bringing the District’s overall positive case total to 13,722.

The District reported 1 additional COVID-19 related death.

  • 84-year-old female

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 95.9% 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 5.8% 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 0.82. 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 73.1% 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

13,722

100

6974

100

6711

100

2

100

35

100

Unknown

14

<1

4

<1

10

<1

0

0

0

0

0-18

923

7

481

7

435

6

0

0

7

20

19-30

2893

21

1596

23

1283

19

1

50

13

37

31-40

2726

20

1336

19

1387

21

0

0

3

9

41-50

2079

15

1028

15

1050

16

0

0

1

3

51-60

2009

15

942

14

1063

16

1

50

3

9

61-70

1609

12

772

11

835

12

0

0

2

6

71-80

845

6

411

6

430

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

13722

100

Race

 

 

Unknown

148

1

American Indian/Alaska Native

33

2

Asian

213

2

Black/African American

7066

52

Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

38

<1

Other/Multi-Racial

3233

24

White

2905

21

Refused During Interview

86

1

Ethnicity

 

 

Unknown

1229

9

Hispanic or Latinx

3599

26

NOT Hispanic or Latinx

8879

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

  • 289 total ICU inpatients
  • 25 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.