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Coronavirus Data for October 20, 2020

Wednesday, October 21, 2020

(Washington, DC) –  The District’s reported data for Tuesday, October 20, 2020 includes 53 new positive coronavirus (COVID-19) cases, bringing the District’s overall positive case total to 16,498.

The District reported no additional COVID-19 related deaths.

Tragically, 642 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 for October 19, 2020  

 

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

16,498*

100

8389

100

8058

100

48

100

Unknown

17

<1

3

<1

12

<1

1

2

0-18

1273

8

653

8

612

8

8

17

19-30

3843

23

2090

25

1737

22

14

29

31-40

3259

20

1610

19

1645

20

5

10

41-50

2397

15

1180

14

1217

15

0

0

51-60

2285

14

1079

13

1201

15

4

8

61-70

1807

11

864

10

938

12

5

10

71-80

937

6

475

6

458

6

4

8

81+

680

4

435

5

237

3

7

15

*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

16,498

100

Race

 

 

Unknown

94

1

American Indian/Alaska Native

38

<1

Asian

269

2

Black/African American

8217

50

Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

45

<1

Other/Multi-Racial

4146

25

White

3688

22

Refused During Interview

1

<1

Ethnicity

 

 

Unknown

1389

8

Hispanic or Latinx

4116

25

NOT Hispanic or Latinx

10,977

67

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

  • 276 total ICU inpatients
  • 23 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

642

100

Asian

8

1

Black/African American

480

75

Hispanic/Latinx

81

13

Non-Hispanic White

67

10

Other

6

1

 

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

Sex

Total Lives Lost

Percent

All

642

100

Female

276

43

Male

366

57

 

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

Age

Total Lives Lost

Percent

All

642

100

<19

0

0

20-29

5

1

30-39

12

2

40-49

23

4

50-59

76

12

60-69

144

22

70-79

160

25

80+

222

35

 

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

Ward

Total Lives Lost

Percent

All

642

100

1

71

11

2

37

6

3

34

5

4

91

14

5

106

17

6

53

8

7

101

16

8

127

20

Experienced Homelessness

21

3

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.