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Coronavirus Data for September 14, 2020

Tuesday, September 15, 2020

(Washington, DC) – The District’s reported data for Monday, September 14, 2020 includes 65 new positive coronavirus (COVID-19) cases, bringing the District’s overall positive case total to 14,687.

The District reported no additional COVID-19 related deaths.

Tragically, 616 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.

The community spread chart is subject to fluctuation because the data is based on symptom onset date. As national demand for testing increases and results take longer to come back in DC and across the country, DC Health has identified a need to increase the reporting lag time by four days to reduce volatility in the data. The most recent data reflects an increase in community spread. To ensure this graph accurately reflects the most recent data, the community spread count is being paused as these adjustments are made.

 

Sustained decrease in cases within the community

 

The District has the ability to contact trace 99.6% of new cases within one day of report. That data is represented in the chart below.

 

Ability to contact trace new positive cases within one day of report

 

The District has the ability to contact trace 94.4% of close contacts of positive cases within two days. That data is represented in the chart below.

 

Ability to contact trace close contacts of positive cases within two days

 

The District’s data shows that 3.4% of new COVID-19 cases are from quarantined contacts. That data is represented in the chart below.

 

Percent of new cases from quarantined contacts

 

The District’s data shows a sustained transmission rate of 0.82. That data is represented in the chart below.

 

Sustained low transmission rate

 

The District’s seven-day average positivity rate among residents is 2.2%. That data is represented in the chart below.

 

Sustained low positivity rate among DC residents

 

The District’s utilization of beds at acute care hospitals is at 77.4% of capacity. That data is represented in the chart below.

 

Utilization of beds at acute care hospitals

 

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

14687*

100

7457

100

7186

100

41

100

Unknown

16

<1

5

<1

11

<1

0

0

0-18

1036

7

538

7

490

7

8

20

19-30

3227

22

1763

24

1450

20

12

29

31-40

2909

20

1434

19

1472

21

3

7

41-50

2201

15

1082

15

1119

16

0

0

51-60

2103

14

991

13

1107

15

4

10

61-70

1673

11

795

11

874

12

4

10

71-80

875

6

432

6

439

6

4

10

81+

647

4

417

6

224

3

6

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.

 

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.

 

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

14687

100

Race

 

 

Unknown

115

1

American Indian/Alaska Native

37

<1

Asian

226

2

Black/African American

7534

51

Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

39

<1

Other/Multi-Racial

3546

24

White

3188

22

Refused During Interview

2

<1

Ethnicity

 

 

Unknown

1280

9

Hispanic or Latinx

3763

26

NOT Hispanic or Latinx

9629

66

Refused During Interview

15

<1

 

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

 

District’s Hospital Census and hospital bed availability at District hospitals

 

Below is the ventilator use and availability at District hospitals.

 

Ventilator use and availability at District hospitals

 

The District currently has 62 intensive care unit (ICU) beds available in hospitals out of 345 total ICU beds.

  • 283 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

616

100

Asian

8

1

Black/African American

459

75

Hispanic/Latinx

77

13

Non-Hispanic White

66

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

616

100

Female

265

43

Male

351

57

 

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

 

Age

Total Lives Lost

Percent

All

616

100

<19

0

0

20-29

5

1

30-39

11

2

40-49

23

4

50-59

73

12

60-69

142

23

70-79

153

25

80+

209

34

 

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

 

Ward

Total Lives Lost

Percent

All

616

100

1

67

11

2

36

6

3

34

6

4

87

14

5

98

16

6

53

9

7

95

15

8

124

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.