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Coronavirus Data for October 28, 2020

Thursday, October 29, 2020

(Washington, DC) –  The District’s reported data for Wednesday, October 28, 2020 includes 101 new positive coronavirus (COVID-19) cases, bringing the District’s overall positive case total to 17,074.

The District reported one additional COVID-19 related death.

  • 75-year-old female

Tragically, 645 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 28, 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

17,074*

100

8701

100

8325

100

44

100

Unknown

17

<1

3

<1

13

<1

1

2

0-18

1318

8

672

8

638

8

8

18

19-30

4043

24

2210

25

1817

22

13

30

31-40

3374

20

1667

19

1702

20

5

11

41-50

2467

14

1218

14

1249

15

0

0

51-60

2338

14

1105

13

1228

15

4

9

61-70

1859

11

893

10

961

12

5

11

71-80

964

6

488

6

472

6

4

9

81+

694

4

445

5

245

3

4

9

*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

17,074

100

Race

 

 

Unknown

140

1

American Indian/Alaska Native

39

<1

Asian

284

2

Black/African American

8446

49

Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

45

<1

Other/Multi-Racial

4247

25

White

3866

23

Refused During Interview

2

<1

Ethnicity

 

 

Unknown

1467

9

Hispanic or Latinx

4245

25

NOT Hispanic or Latinx

11,345

66

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

  • 274 total ICU inpatients
  • 27 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

645

100

Asian

8

1

Black/African American

483

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

645

100

Female

277

43

Male

368

57

 

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

Age

Total Lives Lost

Percent

All

645

100

<19

0

0

20-29

5

1

30-39

12

2

40-49

23

4

50-59

76

12

60-69

145

22

70-79

162

25

80+

222

34

 

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

Ward

Total Lives Lost

Percent

All

645

100

1

71

11

2

37

6

3

34

5

4

91

14

5

107

17

6

53

8

7

103

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.