District of Columbia Executive Office of the Mayor

09/20/2020 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 09/20/2020 10:08

Coronavirus Data for September 19, 2020

(Washington, DC) - The District's reported data for Saturday, September 19, 2020 includes 53 new positive coronavirus (COVID-19) cases, bringing the District's overall positive case total to 14,955.

The District reported one additional COVID-19 related death.

Tragically, 620 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 99.7% of new cases within one day of report. That data is represented in the chart below.

The District has the ability to contact trace 99.5% of close contacts of positive cases within two days. That data is represented in the chart below.

The District's data shows that 5.0% 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 .0.84. That data is represented in the chart below.

The District's seven-day average positivity rate among residents is 2.3%. That data is represented in the chart below.

The District's utilization of beds at acute care hospitals is at 86.3% 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 Gender

Total Positive Cases

%

Female

%

Male

%

Unknown

%

All

14955*

100

7592

100

7318

100

42

100

Unknown

16

<1>

4

<1>

11

<1>

1

2

0-18

1069

7

553

7

508

7

8

20

19-30

3328

22

1818

24

1496

20

12

29

31-40

2971

20

1461

19

1507

21

3

7

41-50

2222

15

1095

14

1127

15

0

0

51-60

2126

14

1003

13

1118

15

4

10

61-70

1688

11

803

11

881

12

4

10

71-80

885

6

438

6

443

6

4

10

81+

650

4

417

6

227

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.

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

14955

100

Race

Unknown

102

1

American Indian/Alaska Native

38

<1>

Asian

240

2

Black/African American

7652

51

Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

41

<1>

Other/Multi-Racial

3604

24

White

3276

22

Refused During Interview

2

<1>

Ethnicity

Unknown

1279

9

Hispanic or Latinx

3824

26

NOT Hispanic or Latinx

9836

66

Refused During Interview

16

<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 57 intensive care unit (ICU) beds available in hospitals out of 345 total ICU beds.

  • 288 total ICU inpatients
  • 25 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

620

100

Asian

8

1

Black/African American

461

74

Hispanic/Latinx

78

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

620

100

Female

266

43

Male

354

57

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

Age

Total Lives Lost

Percent

All

619

100

<19>

0

0

20-29

5

1

30-39

11

2

40-49

23

4

50-59

74

12

60-69

142

23

70-79

154

25

80+

211

34

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

Ward

Total Lives Lost

Percent

All

620

100

1

68

11

2

37

6

3

34

6

4

87

14

5

98

16

6

53

9

7

96

16

8

125

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.