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Coronavirus Data for July 28, 2020

Wednesday, July 29, 2020

(Washington, DC)

The District’s reported data for Tuesday, July 28, 2020 includes 54 new positive coronavirus (COVID-19) cases, bringing the District’s overall positive case total to 11,999.

The District reported one additional COVID-19 related death.

  • 62-year-old female

Tragically, 584 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 97.6% 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 3.9% 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 0.91. That data is represented in the chart below.

 

Sustained low transmission rate

 

The positivity rate graph has been updated to display a seven-day rolling average. In addition, the threshold to reach Phase Three has been adjusted from a 10% positivity rate (below 10% for seven days) to a 5% positivity rate (seven-day average). The District’s current seven-day average positivity rate is 3.7% among residents. 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 74.1% 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

11999

100

6034

100

5921

100

2

100

42

100

Unknown

13

<1

3

<1

10

<1

0

0

0

0

0-18

720

6

366

6

335

6

0

0

19

45

19-30

2398

20

1320

22

1066

18

1

50

11

26

31-40

2361

20

1145

19

1212

21

0

0

4

10

41-50

1839

15

904

15

934

16

0

0

1

2

51-60

1817

15

842

14

972

16

1

50

2

5

61-70

1480

12

698

12

781

13

0

0

1

2

71-80

774

7

373

6

397

7

0

0

4

10

81+

597

5

383

6

214

4

0

0

0

0

 

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

11999

100

Race

 

 

Unknown

204

2

American Indian/Alaska Native

28

<1

Asian

184

2

Black/African American

5908

49

Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

32

<1

Other/Multi-Racial

3138

26

White

2417

20

Refused During Interview

88

1

Ethnicity

 

 

Unknown

1593

13

Hispanic or Latinx

3199

27

NOT Hispanic or Latinx

7192

60

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

  • 252 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

584

100

Asian

8

1

Black/African American

431

74

Hispanic/Latinx

77

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

584

100

Female

248

42

Male

336

58

 

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

 

Age

Total Lives Lost

Percent

All

584

100

<19

0

0

20-29

4

1

30-39

8

1

40-49

20

3

50-59

68

12

60-69

137

23

70-79

147

25

80+

200

34

 

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

 

Ward

Total Lives Lost

Percent

All

584

100

1

64

11

2

33

6

3

33

6

4

86

15

5

92

16

6

50

9

7

86

15

8

118

20

Experienced Homelessness

21

4

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.