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Coronavirus Data for July 31, 2020

Saturday, August 1, 2020

(Washington, DC) The District’s reported data for Friday, July 31, 2020 includes 79 new positive coronavirus (COVID-19) cases, bringing the District’s overall positive case total to 12,205.

Tragically, 585 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 98.7% 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 4.7% 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 0.94. That data is represented in the chart below.
 

Sustained low transmission rate


The District’s seven-day average positivity rate among residents is 3.9%. 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 79.1% 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

12205

100

6134

100

6027

100

2

100

42

100

Unknown

13

<1

3

<1

10

<1

0

0

0

0

0-18

740

6

375

6

346

6

0

0

19

45

19-30

2462

20

1355

22

1095

18

1

50

11

26

31-40

2414

20

1171

19

1239

21

0

0

4

10

41-50

1865

15

913

15

951

16

0

0

1

2

51-60

1841

15

854

14

984

16

1

50

2

5

61-70

1489

12

703

12

785

13

0

0

1

2

71-80

783

6

377

6

402

7

0

0

4

10

81+

598

5

383

6

215

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

12205

100

Race

 

 

Unknown

214

2

American Indian/Alaska Native

28

<1

Asian

184

2

Black/African American

6023

49

Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

32

<1

Other/Multi-Racial

3195

26

White

2432

20

Refused During Interview

88

1

Ethnicity

 

 

Unknown

1658

13

Hispanic or Latinx

3213

26

NOT Hispanic or Latinx

7319

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

  • 270 total ICU inpatients
  • 26 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

585

100

Asian

8

1

Black/African American

432

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

585

100

Female

248

42

Male

337

58

 

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

 

Age

Total Lives Lost

Percent

All

585

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+

201

34

 

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

 

Ward

Total Lives Lost

Percent

All

585

100

1

65

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

<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.