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District of Columbia Executive Office of the Mayor

10/18/2020 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 10/18/2020 11:49

Coronavirus Data for October 17, 2020

(Washington, DC) - The District's reported data for Saturday, October 17, 2020 includes 36 new positive coronavirus (COVID-19) cases, bringing the District's overall positive case total to 16,370.

The District reported no additional COVID-19 related deaths.

Tragically, 641 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.

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

16,370*

100

8330

100

7991

100

46

100

Unknown

16

<1>

3

<1>

12

<1>

1

2

0-18

1262

8

645

8

609

8

8

17

19-30

3796

23

2066

25

1714

22

14

30

31-40

3239

20

1602

19

1633

20

4

9

41-50

2381

15

1174

14

1207

15

0

0

51-60

2274

14

1074

13

1195

15

4

9

61-70

1794

11

860

10

929

12

5

11

71-80

931

6

473

6

454

6

4

9

81+

677

4

433

5

238

3

6

13

*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

16,370

100

Race

Unknown

85

1

American Indian/Alaska Native

38

<1>

Asian

269

2

Black/African American

8179

50

Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

45

<1>

Other/Multi-Racial

4083

25

White

3670

22

Refused During Interview

1

<1>

Ethnicity

Unknown

1365

8

Hispanic or Latinx

4094

25

NOT Hispanic or Latinx

10,895

67

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

  • 305 total ICU inpatients
  • 20 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

641

100

Asian

8

1

Black/African American

479

75

Hispanic/Latinx

81

13

Non-Hispanic White

67

10

Other

6

1

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

Sex

Total Lives Lost

Percent

All

641

100

Female

276

43

Male

365

57

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

Age

Total Lives Lost

Percent

All

641

100

<19>

0

0

20-29

5

1

30-39

12

2

40-49

23

4

50-59

76

12

60-69

144

22

70-79

159

25

80+

222

35

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

Ward

Total Lives Lost

Percent

All

641

100

1

71

11

2

37

6

3

34

5

4

91

14

5

106

17

6

53

8

7

100

16

8

127

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 a 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.