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Coronavirus Data for May 16, 2021

Monday, May 17, 2021

(Washington, DC) – The District’s reported data for Sunday, May 16, 2021 includes 45 new positive coronavirus (COVID-19) cases, bringing the District’s overall positive case total to 48,590.

The District reported that 2 additional residents lost their lives due to COVID-19.

  • 68-year-old female
  • 68-year-old male

Tragically, 1,122 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 May 15, 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

48,590*

100

25,289

100

23,116

100

185

100

Unknown

60

<1

19

<1

38

<1

3

2

0-18

6,208

13

3,079

12

3,105

14

24

13

19-30

13,091

27

7,170

28

5,859

25

62

34

31-40

9,642

20

4,960

20

4,642

20

40

22

41-50

6,233

13

3,144

13

3,075

13

14

8

51-60

5,746

12

2,824

11

2,904

13

18

10

61-70

4,152

9

2,082

8

2,060

9

10

6

71-80

2,099

4

1,135

5

959

4

5

3

81+

1,359

3

876

4

474

2

9

5

*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

48,590

100

Race

 

 

Unknown

194

<1

American Indian/Alaska Native

100

<1

Asian

1,010

2

Black/African American

24,495

51

Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

99

<1

Other/Multi-Racial

10,878

22

White

11,811

24

Refused During Interview

3

<1

Ethnicity

 

 

Unknown

3,104

6

Hispanic or Latinx

9,076

19

NOT Hispanic or Latinx

36,394

75

Refused During Interview

16

<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 53 intensive care unit (ICU) beds available in hospitals out of 345 total ICU beds.

  • 292 total ICU inpatients
  • 24 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

1,122

100

Asian

14

1

Black/African American

853

76

Hispanic/Latinx

125

11

Non-Hispanic White

109

10

Other

21

2

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

Sex

Total Lives Lost

Percent

All

1,122

100

Female

501

45

Male

621

55

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

Age

Total Lives Lost

Percent

All

1,122

100

<19

0

0

20-29

5

0

30-39

22

2

40-49

44

4

50-59

142

13

60-69

271

24

70-79

270

24

80+

368

33

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

Ward

Total Lives Lost

Percent

All

1,122

100

1

109

10

2

52

5

3

56

5

4

164

15

5

205

18

6

121

11

7

175

16

8

215

19

Experienced Homelessness

24

2

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.