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Coronavirus Data for April 7, 2020

Wednesday, April 8, 2020

(Washington, DC) The District’s reported data for Tuesday, April 7, 2020 includes 229 new positive coronavirus (COVID-19) cases, bringing the District’s overall positive case total to 1,440.

The District reported five additional COVID-19 related deaths: a 52-year-old male, a 61-year-old female, a 68-year-old female, a 79-year-old female, and a 97-year-old female. Tragically, 27 District residents have lost their lives due to COVID-19.

Below is the District’s aggregated total of positive COVID-19 cases, sorted by age and gender.

Patient Age (yrs)

Total Positives

Patient Gender

Female

Male

Unknown

All

1440

696

741

3

0-18

40

16

24

0

19-30

244

133

110

1

31-40

335

152

183

0

41-50

236

116

120

0

51-60

234

101

133

0

61-70

213

102

109

2

71-80

94

48

46

0

81+

44

28

16

0

Below is the District’s aggregated total of positive COVID-19 cases, sorted by ward.

Ward

Total Positive Cases

1

160

2

134

3

104

4

223

5

179

6

235

7

186

8

168

Unknown

51

Below is the District’s aggregated total of positive COVID-19 cases, sorted by race.

  Total Number Positives Percent
All 1440 100
Race    
  Unknown 604 41.9
  White 218 15.1
  Black/African American 460 31.9
  Asian 18 1.3
  American Indian/Alaska Native 5 .3
  Other/Multiracial 123 8.5
  Refused During Interview 11 .8
Ethnicity    
  Unknown 585 40.6
  Hispanic or Latinx 154 10.7
  NOT Hispanic or Latinx 696 48.3
  Refused During Interview 5 .3

Below is the District’s aggregated total of COVID-19-related deaths, sorted by race.

Race Total Lives Lost Percent
All 27 100
Asian 2 7
Black/African American 15 56
Hispanic/Latinx 5 19
Non-Hispanic White 5 19
Other 0 0

With ongoing community transmission, contact tracing is focused on positive cases associated with health care workers (including first responders), senior care facilities, correctional and detention centers, childcare facilities, and facilities serving individuals who are experiencing homelessness. 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.

District residents are encouraged to STAY AT HOME and take the following actions to help prevent the spread of COVID-19:

  • Stay home when you are sick
  • 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 have to leave home for an essential purpose, practice social distancing and stay six feet apart from others. For more information on the District’s response, visit coronavirus.dc.gov.