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District of Columbia Executive Office of the Mayor

08/09/2020 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 08/09/2020 14:11

Coronavirus Data for August 8, 2020

(Washington, DC) - The District's reported data for Saturday, August 8, 2020 includes 100 new positive coronavirus (COVID-19) cases, bringing the District's overall positive case total to 12,753.

The District reported one additional COVID-19 related death.

Tragically, 591 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.

The District has the ability to contact trace 100% of new cases within one day of report. That data is represented in the chart below.

The District has the ability to contact trace 98.5% of close contacts of positive cases within two days. That data is represented in the chart below.

The District's data shows that 3.3% of new COVID-19 cases are from quarantined contacts. That data is represented in the chart below.

The District's data shows a sustained transmission rate of 0.93. That data is represented in the chart below.

The District's seven-day average positivity rate among residents is 3.2%. That data is represented in the chart below.

The District's utilization of beds at acute care hospitals is at 78.4% of capacity. That data is represented in the chart below.

Below is the District's aggregated total of positive COVID-19 cases, sorted by age and gender.

Patient Age

Patient Gender

Total Positive Cases

%

Female

%

Male

%

Other

%

Unknown

%

All

12753

100

6429

100

6274

100

2

100

48

100

Unknown

13

<1>

3

<1>

10

<1>

0

0

0

0

0-18

812

6

414

6

378

6

0

0

20

42

19-30

2616

21

1436

22

1166

19

1

50

13

27

31-40

2524

20

1226

19

1293

21

0

0

5

10

41-50

1938

15

956

15

981

16

0

0

1

2

51-60

1900

15

879

14

1016

16

1

50

4

8

61-70

1535

12

734

11

800

13

0

0

1

2

71-80

805

6

387

6

414

7

0

0

4

8

81+

610

5

394

6

216

3

0

0

0

0

Below is the District's aggregated total of positive 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.

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

Total Positive Cases

Percent

All

12753

100

Race

Unknown

298

2

American Indian/Alaska Native

29

<1>

Asian

189

2

Black/African American

6283

49

Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

33

<1>

Other/Multi-Racial

3322

26

White

2512

20

Refused During Interview

87

1

Ethnicity

Unknown

1844

15

Hispanic or Latinx

3265

26

NOT Hispanic or Latinx

7629

60

Refused During Interview

15

<1>

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

Below is the ventilator use and availability at District hospitals.

The District currently has 85 intensive care unit (ICU) beds available in hospitals out of 345 total ICU beds.

  • 260 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

591

100

Asian

8

1

Black/African American

437

74

Hispanic/Latinx

77

13

Non-Hispanic White

63

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

591

100

Female

248

42

Male

343

58

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

Age

Total Lives Lost

Percent

All

591

100

<19>

0

0

20-29

4

1

30-39

9

2

40-49

22

4

50-59

69

12

60-69

137

23

70-79

147

25

80+

203

34

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

Ward

Total Lives Lost

Percent

All

591

100

1

66

11

2

34

6

3

33

6

4

87

15

5

93

16

6

50

9

7

87

15

8

119

20

Experienced Homelessness

21

4

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.