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Coronavirus Data for May 23, 2020

Sunday, May 24, 2020

Washington, DC – The District’s reported data for Saturday, May 23, 2020 includes 144 new positive coronavirus (COVID-19) cases, bringing the District’s overall positive case total to 8,110.

The District reported five additional COVID-19 related deaths:

  • 57-year-old male
  • 75-year-old male
  • 86-year-old female
  • 94-year-old female
  • 95-year-old female

Tragically, 432 District residents have lost their lives due to COVID-19.

Yesterday, it was reported that the countdown of sustained decrease in community spread had paused while the data was under review. Today, it is confirmed that a new peak was detected in the data, resetting the count to 11 days of sustained decline. That data is represented in the chart below.

 

Visit coronavirus.dc.gov/data for interactive data dashboards or to download COVID-19 data. Today, it is noted on the website that the “Total Tested Overall” is being reviewed; once this data is confirmed, the website will be updated.

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

8110

100

4020

100

4070

100

2

100

18

100

Unknown

7

<1

2

<1

4

<1

0

0

1

6

0-18

361

5

189

5

168

4

0

0

4

22

19-30

1357

17

734

18

618

15

1

50

4

22

31-40

1540

19

737

18

799

20

0

0

4

22

41-50

1293

16

631

16

662

16

1

50

0

0

51-60

1343

17

603

15

738

18

0

0

1

6

61-70

1144

14

532

13

611

15

0

0

1

6

71-80

576

7

279

7

294

7

0

0

3

17

81+

489

6

313

8

176

4

0

0

0

0

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

 

 

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

 

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

 

Total Positive Cases

Percent

All

8110

100

Race

   

Unknown

946

12

American Indian/Alaska Native

22

<1

Asian

103

1

Black/African American

3757

46

Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

20

<1

Other/Multi-Racial

1961

24

White

1255

16

Refused During Interview

46

1

Ethnicity

   

Unknown

1447

19

Hispanic or Latinx

2058

25

NOT Hispanic or Latinx

4529

56

Refused During Interview

26

<1

 

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

 

Below is the ventilator use and availability at District hospitals.

The District currently has 102 intensive care unit (ICU) beds available in hospitals out of 345 total ICU beds.

  • 243 total ICU inpatients
  • 110 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

432

100

Asian

7

2

Black/African American

326

75

Hispanic/Latinx

46

11

Non-Hispanic White

49

11

Other

4

1

 

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

Ward

Total Lives Lost

Percent

All

432

100

1

41

9

2

26

6

3

29

7

4

62

14

5

66

15

6

41

9

7

61

14

8

91

21

Experienced Homelessness

15

3

Unknown

0

0

 

With ongoing community transmission, contact tracing is focused on positive cases associated with health care workers (including first responders), senior care facilities, correctional and detention centers, childcare facilities, and facilities serving individuals who are experiencing homelessness. 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.

District residents are required to STAY AT HOME, except for an essential purpose. 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 a trash
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces

If you have to leave home for an essential purpose, practice social distancing and stay six feet apart from others. For more information on the District’s response, visit coronavirus.dc.gov.