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Coronavirus Data for October 8, 2020

Friday, October 9, 2020

(Washington, DC) – The District’s reported data for Thursday, October 8, 2020 includes 78 new positive coronavirus (COVID-19) cases, bringing the District’s overall positive case total to 15,843.

The District reported no additional COVID-19 related deaths.

Tragically, 634 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

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

15,843*

100

8053

100

7743

100

44

100

Unknown

16

<1

3

<1

12

<1

1

2

0-18

1198

8

615

8

575

7

8

18

19-30

3638

23

1976

25

1647

21

13

29

31-40

3121

20

1547

19

1570

20

4

9

41-50

2321

15

1145

14

1176

15

0

0

51-60

2211

14

1039

13

1167

15

4

9

61-70

1752

11

839

11

909

12

4

9

71-80

917

6

463

6

450

6

4

9

81+

669

4

426

5

237

3

6

14

*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.

Cumulative Incidence by Ward

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

Cumulative Incidence by Neighborhood

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

 

Total Positive Cases

Percent

All

15,843

100

Race

 

 

Unknown

101

1

American Indian/Alaska Native

3526

<1

Asian

259

2

Black/African American

7954

50

Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

38

<1

Other/Multi-Racial

3921

25

White

3526

22

Refused During Interview

1

<1

Ethnicity

 

 

Unknown

1330

8

Hispanic or Latinx

3972

25

NOT Hispanic or Latinx

10,525

66

Refused During Interview

16

<1

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

Hospital Census and Bed Availability

Below is the ventilator use and availability at District hospitals.

Adult Ventilator Use and Availability

The District currently has 45 intensive care unit (ICU) beds available in hospitals out of 345 total ICU beds.

  • 300 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

634

100

Asian

8

1

Black/African American

472

74

Hispanic/Latinx

81

13

Non-Hispanic White

67

11

Other

6

1

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

Sex

Total Lives Lost

Percent

All

634

100

Female

272

43

Male

362

57

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

Age

Total Lives Lost

Percent

All

634

100

<19

0

0

20-29

5

1

30-39

11

2

40-49

23

4

50-59

75

12

60-69

143

23

70-79

159

25

80+

218

34

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

Ward

Total Lives Lost

Percent

All

634

100

1

70

11

2

37

6

3

34

5

4

90

14

5

104

16

6

53

8

7

98

15

8

126

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.