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Coronavirus Data for September 15, 2020

Wednesday, September 16, 2020

(Washington, DC) – The District’s reported data for Tuesday, September 15, 2020 includes 56 new positive coronavirus (COVID-19) cases, bringing the District’s overall positive case total to 14,743.

The District reported one additional COVID-19 related death.

  • 80-year-old male

Tragically, 617 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 3.9% 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 0.81. That data is represented in the chart below.
 

Sustained low transmission rate

 

The District’s seven-day average positivity rate among residents is 2.3%. 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 79.1% 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

14743*

100

7488

100

7211

100

41

100

Unknown

16

<1

5

<1

11

<1

0

0

0-18

1045

7

542

7

495

7

8

20

19-30

3245

22

1775

24

1456

20

12

29

31-40

2922

20

1439

19

1480

21

3

7

41-50

2208

15

1087

15

1121

16

0

0

51-60

2108

14

994

13

1109

15

4

10

61-70

1674

11

796

11

874

12

4

10

71-80

876

6

433

6

439

6

4

10

81+

649

4

417

6

226

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

14743

100

Race

 

 

Unknown

90

1

American Indian/Alaska Native

37

<1

Asian

230

2

Black/African American

7566

51

Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

39

<1

Other/Multi-Racial

3573

24

White

3206

22

Refused During Interview

2

<1

Ethnicity

 

 

Unknown

1267

9

Hispanic or Latinx

3780

26

NOT Hispanic or Latinx

9681

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
  • 24 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

617

100

Asian

8

1

Black/African American

459

74

Hispanic/Latinx

77

12

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

617

100

Female

265

43

Male

352

57

 

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

Age

Total Lives Lost

Percent

All

617

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+

210

34

 

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

Ward

Total Lives Lost

Percent

All

617

100

1

67

11

2

37

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.