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Ed. Note: Yesterday there were 14,743 total positives.

From the Mayor’s Office:

“The District’s reported data for Wednesday, September 16, 2020 includes 47 new positive coronavirus (COVID-19) cases, bringing the District’s overall positive case total to 14,790.

The District reported two additional COVID-19 related deaths.

· 73-year-old male
· 81-year-old male

Tragically, 619 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 3.9% 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 0.81. 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.

Coronavirus Data
September 16, 2020

Total Overall Number of Tests: 341,318*
Total Number of DC Residents Tested: 199,579*
Total Positives: 14,790
Total Lives Lost: 619
Cleared from Isolation: 11,763

*All data are preliminary and are subject to change based on additional reporting

Hospital Status Data
September 16, 2020

Total ICU Beds in Hospitals: 345
ICU Beds Available: 68
Total Reported Ventilators in Hospitals: 440
In-Use Ventilators in Hospitals: 195
Available Ventilators in Hospitals: 245
Total COVID-19 Patients in DC Hospitals: 100
Total COVID-19 Patients in ICU: 22
Total Patients in DC Hospitals (COVID and non-COVID): 2,141
Percentage of pre-COVID Hospital Bed Capacity: 86%


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