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Coronavirus Data for April 8, 2020

Thursday, April 9, 2020

(Washington, DC) –  The District’s reported data for Wednesday, April 8, 2020 includes 83 new positive coronavirus (COVID-19) cases, bringing the District’s overall positive case total to 1,523.

The District reported five additional COVID-19 related deaths: a 54-year-old female, a 57-year-old-male, a 64-year-old male, a 74-year-old male, and an 87-year-old female. Tragically, 32 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

1523

100

734

48.2

787

51.7

2

.1

0-18

40

2.6

16

1.1

24

1.6

0

0

19-30

261

17.1

142

9.3

119

7.8

0

0

31-40

347

22.8

161

10.6

186

12.2

0

0

41-50

255

16.7

124

8.1

131

8.6

0

0

51-60

249

16.3

108

7.1

141

9.3

0

0

61-70

217

14.2

103

6.8

112

7.4

2

.1

71-80

105

6.9

50

3.3

55

3.6

0

0

81+

49

3.2

30

2

19

1.2

0

0

 

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

 

Ward

Total Positive Cases

Percent

All

1523

100

1

172

11.3

2

137

9

3

113

7.4

4

244

16

5

198

13

6

241

15.8

7

219

14.4

8

178

11.7

Unknown

21

1.4

 

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

 

 

Total Number Positives

Percent

All

1523

100

Race

 

 

Unknown

536

35.2

White

253

16.6

Black/African American

542

35.6

Asian

20

1.3

American Indian/Alaska Native

6

.4

Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

1

.1

Other/Multi-Racial

153

10

Refused During Interview

12

.8

Ethnicity

 

 

Unknown

550

36.1

Hispanic or Latinx

169

11.1

NOT Hispanic or Latinx

799

52.5

Refused During Interview

5

.3

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

Race

Total Lives Lost to COVID-19

Percent

All

32

100

Asian

2

6.3

Black/African American

20

62.5

Hispanic/Latinx

5

15.6

Non-Hispanic White

5

15.6

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.