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Coronavirus Data for July 16, 2020

Friday, July 17, 2020

(Washington, DC) The District’s reported data for Thursday, July 16, 2020 includes 39 new positive coronavirus (COVID-19) cases, bringing the District’s overall positive case total to 11,115.

The District reported three additional COVID-19 related deaths.

  • 75-year-old male
  • 88-year-old female
  • 89-year-old male

Tragically, 577 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.

Based on updated data, DC Health has determined that the District has experienced four days of sustained decrease in community spread of COVID-19 during Phase Two. That data is represented in the chart below.

Graph of sustained decrease in community spread - July 16, 2020

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.

Graph of ability to contact trace new cases - July 16, 2020

The District has the ability to contact trace 97.8% of close contacts of positive cases within two days. That data is represented in the chart below.

Graph of ability to contact trace close contacts - July 16, 2020

The District’s data shows a sustained transmission rate of 1.07. That data is represented in the chart below.

Graph of sustained transmission rate - July 16, 2020

The District’s data shows a positivity rate of 3.0% among residents. That data is represented in the chart below.

Graph showing positivity rate - July 16, 2020

The District’s utilization of beds at acute care hospitals is at 80.8% of capacity. That data is represented in the chart below.

Graph showing utilization of beds at acute care hospitals - July 16, 2020

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

11115

100

5576

100

5520

100

2

100

17

100

Unknown

12

<1

3

<1

9

<1

0

0

0

0

0-18

617

6

327

6

286

5

0

0

4

24

19-30

2092

19

1152

21

935

17

1

50

4

24

31-40

2178

20

1045

19

1130

21

0

0

3

18

41-50

1738

16

855

15

883

16

0

0

0

0

51-60

1724

16

796

14

926

17

1

50

1

6

61-70

1426

13

669

12

756

14

0

0

1

6

71-80

741

7

351

6

386

7

0

0

4

24

81+

587

5

378

7

209

4

0

0

0

0

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

Positives by Ward July 16, 2020

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

Positives by Neighborhood July 16, 2020

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

 

 

Total Positive Cases

Percent

All

11115

100

Race

 

 

Unknown

144

1

American Indian/Alaska Native

27

<1

Asian

171

2

Black/African American

5496

49

Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

30

<1

Other/Multi-Racial

2867

26

White

2290

21

Refused During Interview

90

1

Ethnicity

 

 

Unknown

1355

12

Hispanic or Latinx

3082

28

NOT Hispanic or Latinx

6569

60

Refused During Interview

19

<1

Below is the District’s Hospital Census and hospital bed availability at District hospitals.

Graph of hospital census and bed availability at DC acute care hospitals - July 16, 2020

Below is the ventilator use and availability at District hospitals.

Graph of adult ventilator use and availability - July 16, 2020

The District currently has 96 intensive care unit (ICU) beds available in hospitals out of 345 total ICU beds.

  • 249 total ICU inpatients
  • 17 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

577

100

Asian

8

1

Black/African American

426

74

Hispanic/Latinx

75

13

Non-Hispanic White

62

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

577

100

Female

245

42

Male

332

58

 

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

 

Age

Total Lives Lost

Percent

All

577

100

<19

0

0

20-29

3

1

30-39

8

1

40-49

19

3

50-59

66

11

60-69

136

24

70-79

147

25

80+

198

34

 

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

 

Ward

Total Lives Lost

Percent

All

577

100

1

62

11

2

33

6

3

33

6

4

84

15

5

92

16

6

49

8

7

85

15

8

117

20

Experienced Homelessness

21

3

Unknown

1

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 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.