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Coronavirus Data for February 17, 2021

Thursday, February 18, 2021

(Washington, DC) The District’s reported data for Wednesday, February 17, 2021 includes 121 new positive coronavirus (COVID-19) cases, bringing the District’s overall positive case total to 39,301.

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

  • 61-year-old male
  • 63-year-old male
  • 63-year-old male
  • 65-year-old female
  • 66-year-old female
  • 70-year-old male
  • 94-year-old female

Tragically, 992 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 (data through February 16, 2021)

 

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

39,301*

100

20,320

100

18,848

100

133

100

Unknown

50

<1

18

<1

31

<1

1

1

0-18

4315

11

2142

11

2157

11

16

12

19-30

10,233

26

5614

28

4584

24

35

27

31-40

7858

20

3968

20

3859

21

31

23

41-50

5228

13

2618

13

2600

14

10

8

51-60

4874

12

2351

12

2507

13

16

12

61-70

3629

9

1814

9

1805

10

10

8

71-80

1866

5

996

5

866

5

4

3

81+

1248

3

799

4

439

2

10

8

*Includes <5 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

39,301

100

Race

 

 

Unknown

241

1

American Indian/Alaska Native

81

<1

Asian

846

2

Black/African American

19,063

49

Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

76

<1

Other/Multi-Racial

8887

23

White

10,102

26

Refused During Interview

4

<1

Ethnicity

 

 

Unknown

2755

7

Hispanic or Latinx

8175

21

NOT Hispanic or Latinx

28,356

72

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

  • 297 total ICU inpatients
  • 54 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

992

100

Asian

13

1

Black/African American

740

75

Hispanic/Latinx

115

12

Non-Hispanic White

105

11

Other

19

2

 

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

Sex

Total Lives Lost

Percent

All

992

100

Female

433

43

Male

559

57

 

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

Age

Total Lives Lost

Percent

All

992

100

<19

0

0

20-29

5

1

30-39

20

2

40-49

34

3

50-59

120

12

60-69

228

23

70-79

244

25

80+

341

34

 

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

Ward

Total Lives Lost

Percent

All

992

100

1

100

10

2

51

5

3

53

5

4

142

14

5

175

18

6

103

10

7

155

16

8

188

19

Experienced Homelessness

24

2

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.