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Coronavirus Data for May 8, 2021

Sunday, May 9, 2021

(Washington, DC) The District’s reported data for Saturday, May 8, 2021 includes 16 new positive coronavirus (COVID-19) cases, bringing the District’s overall positive case total to 48,180.

The District reported no additional COVID-19 related deaths.

Tragically, 1,110 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 7, 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

48,180*

100

25,061

100

22,935

100

184

100

Unknown

58

<1

18

<1

37

<1

3

2

0-18

6,087

13

3,017

12

3,046

13

24

13

19-30

13,005

27

7,114

29

5,829

26

62

34

31-40

9,560

20

4,918

20

4,603

20

39

21

41-50

6,181

13

3,112

13

3,055

13

14

8

51-60

5,714

12

2,807

11

2,889

13

18

10

61-70

4,128

9

2,071

8

2,047

9

10

6

71-80

2,090

5

1,129

5

956

4

5

3

81+

1,357

3

875

4

473

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.

Positive 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

48,180

100

Race

 

 

Unknown

179

<1

American Indian/Alaska Native

100

<1

Asian

1,008

2

Black/African American

24,171

50

Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

99

<1

Other/Multi-Racial

10,855

23

White

11,765

25

Refused During Interview

3

<1

Ethnicity

 

 

Unknown

3,073

7

Hispanic or Latinx

9,051

19

NOT Hispanic or Latinx

36,039

75

Refused During Interview

17

<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 61 intensive care unit (ICU) beds available in hospitals out of 345 total ICU beds.

  • 284 total ICU inpatients
  • 35 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

1,110

100

Asian

14

1

Black/African American

842

76

Hispanic/Latinx

124

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

1,110

100

Female

495

45

Male

615

55

 

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

Age

Total Lives Lost

Percent

All

1,110

100

<19

0

0

20-29

5

0

30-39

22

2

40-49

44

4

50-59

138

12

60-69

267

24

70-79

269

24

80+

365

33

 

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

Ward

Total Lives Lost

Percent

All

1,110

100

1

109

10

2

52

5

3

56

5

4

162

15

5

201

18

6

119

11

7

174

16

8

212

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.