Yesterday there were 39,844 total positives.
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From the Mayor’s Office:
“The District’s reported data for Tuesday, February 23, 2021 includes 99 new positive coronavirus (COVID-19) cases, bringing the District’s overall positive case total to 39,943.
The District reported that three additional residents lost their lives due to COVID-19.
Tragically, 1001 District residents have lost their lives due to COVID-19.
Below is a summary of the District’s current ReOpening Metrics.”
February 23, 2021:
Total Overall Number of Tests: 1,204,605*
Total Number of DC Residents Tested: 431,248*
Total Positives: 39,943*
Total Lives Lost: 1001
Cleared from Isolation: 28,532
*All data are preliminary and are subject to change based on additional reporting
Hospital Status Data
February 23, 2021
Total ICU Beds in Hospitals: 345
ICU Beds Available: 41
Total Reported Ventilators in Hospitals: 440
In-Use Ventilators in Hospitals: 207
Available Ventilators in Hospitals: 229
Total COVID-19 Patients in DC Hospitals: 211
Total COVID-19 Patients in ICU: 57
Total Patients in DC Hospitals (COVID and non-COVID): 2,121
Percentage of pre-COVID Hospital Bed Capacity: 85%
“Today, in acknowledgment of more than 1,000 lives lost to COVID-19 in Washington, DC, Mayor Muriel Bowser proclaimed Wednesday, February 24, 2021, “A Day of Remembrance for Lives Lost to COVID-19” and released the following statement:
“Today, we mourn the loss of more than 1,000 Washingtonians to COVID-19. These beautiful souls who passed were grandparents, parents, siblings, cousins, neighbors, classmates, colleagues, friends, and loved ones. This tragic milestone is a reminder that this pandemic has forever changed families and communities. Even when the pandemic ends, for many, the pain and loss will still be there. We will never know just how many lives have been saved through our shared commitment to wearing masks and social distancing, but we continue to make these efforts because we know that every single life saved is precious. Today, we pray for the lives lost and send our love to every person and family impacted by this virus and commit ourselves to continuing to work together.”
This week, Mayor Bowser also ordered flags to half-staff in honor of the more than 500,000 Americans who have lost their lives to COVID-19. Tonight, at 6:00 p.m., houses of worship across DC are encouraged to honor the more than 1,000 lives lost to COVID-19 in Washington, DC.”
The full proclamation is below:
A DAY OF REMEMBRANCE FOR LIVES LOST TO COVID-19
February 24, 2021
WHEREAS, Nearly one year ago, as we were beginning to stand up the District’s emergency operations and joint information centers to address and respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, we could not have known the toll it would take on our city; and
WHEREAS, On March 20, 2020, Washington, DC experienced the first tragic death from the coronavirus and our losses would continue; and
WHEREAS, Today, we sadly announce the 1,000th death from coronavirus in Washington, DC; and as we have with each, offer our sympathy unconditional support to the families and loved ones of our lost neighbors; and
WHEREAS, we are grateful for the hard work and heroic efforts of our health care workers, first responders, and public health teams who have cared for and treated the sick and kept our community informed throughout the pandemic; and
WHEREAS, For nearly a year, our community has made tremendous sacrifices to protect our most vulnerable neighbors and slow the spread of the virus, and we continue to do so; and
WHEREAS, The virus has disproportionately affected and taken the lives of Black and Brown Washingtonians, while leaving no community untouched. The lives lost represent neighbors from across all 8 wards–they were front line workers, police officers, immigrants, DC Government employees, professors, and religious leaders, among many others; and
WHEREAS, Most importantly, these 1,000 beautiful souls who passed were our parents, children, cousins, neighbors, classmates, colleagues, friends, and our cherished loved ones: NOW, THEREFORE, I, THE MAYOR OF WASHINGTON, DC, do hereby proclaim February 24, 2021, in Washington, DC as “A DAY OF REMEMBRANCE FOR LIVES LOST TO COVID-19″ and call on all Washingtonians to pause and remember the neighbors, family, and friends whose lives were lost, and I encourage them to continue wearing their masks, maintaining social distancing, getting tested, staying home if sick, and getting vaccinated when eligible to help keep us all stay healthy, safe and strong.”
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You are cordially invited to the Embassy of Austria for a thrilling evening with Mozart. What a better way to spend Christmas and Hannukah! Our full orchestra and lead singers, some of whom sing at the Met, will appeal to teens as they begin their journey to the classics! We expect to be sold out soon…..
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Under the Gracious Patronage of H.E. Petra Schneebauer, Ambassador of Austria
Julien Benichou, Conductor
Kevin Short as Figaro
Manna K. Jones as Susanna
Stephen Powell as Count Almaviva
Laquita Mitchell as Contessa
Anna Kelly as Cherubino
Maggie Polglaze as Barbarina
John Gibney as Bartolo
Leah Heater as Marcellina
Christopher Jon Hartung as Antonio & Don Curzio
Narration provided by Robin Phillips
Embassy of Austria
3524 International Court NW
Washington, DC 20008
Doors Open/Cocktails 6:30 pm
Performance including Intermission 7:15 pm
Wine Reception with Heavy Hors d’oeuvres 9:15 to 10:30 pm
Box Seats $250
Orchestra Reserved $150
Seniors (over 65 years old) Unreserved $80 [sold out]
Students with ID $50
Come solve a crime that took place in Takoma Park 130 years ago!
HouseMouse Books and Vintage is excited to announce the debut of Escape the Bookshop II, our new limited-run escape room experience. Escape the Bookshop II is a unique group puzzle game that is based on a real crime that took place in Takoma Park around 130 years ago. It is designed and created by HouseMouse to be played in our atmospheric little bookshop. This is not your typical corporate escape room and makes for a memorable evening out with friends or family!
Bookings are now open for game dates in January through April 2024. The game generally takes place Wednesday through Saturday at 8 PM but special arrangements can be made upon request. It is designed to be played by a group of 3 to 6 people (ages 16+) and lasts for one hour. No prior escape room experience is needed to enjoy the game.
Join us at Spirits & Spice DC Store as we embark on a spirited journey with the co-owner of the Mount Pleasant Club Whiskey.
Brace yourselves for an unforgettable whiskey-tasting experience where we’ll not only indulge in the smoothness of