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Ed. Note: Yesterday there were 13,325 total positives.
From the Mayor’s Office:
“The District’s reported data for Tuesday, August 18, 2020 includes 29 new positive coronavirus (COVID-19) cases, bringing the District’s overall positive case total to 13,354.
The District reported one additional COVID-19 related death.
· 55-year-old female
Tragically, 600 District residents have lost their lives due to COVID-19.
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’s data shows that 6.6% 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 1.07. 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.
August 18, 2020:
Total Overall Tested: 251,659*
Total Number of DC Residents Tested: 160,545*
Total Positives: 13,354
Total Lives Lost: 600
Cleared From Isolation: 10,596
*All data are preliminary and are subject to change based on additional reporting.
Hospital Status Data
August 18, 2020
Total ICU Beds in Hospitals: 345
ICU Beds Available: 76
Total Reported Ventilators in Hospitals: 440
In-Use Ventilators in Hospitals: 148
Available Ventilators in Hospitals: 292
Total COVID-19 Patients in DC Hospitals: 84
Total COVID-19 Patients in ICU: 30
Total Patients in DC Hospitals (COVID and non-COVID): 1,886
Percentage of pre-COVID Hospital Bed Capacity: 76%
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