3rd Coronavirus Death Confirmed; Positive Cases In DC Top 230

Michael O'Connell

This article originally appeared on the Washington DC Patch

WASHINGTON, DC — The D.C. Department of Health confirmed the third death of a District resident Wednesday night due to the new coronavirus, also known as COVID-19. D.C. Health reported 48 new positive cases, bringing the total number of positive coronavirus cases in the District to 231.

The third District resident to die from the coronavirus is described as a 75-year-old woman who was admitted to a hospital with underlying health conditions. She tested positive for COVID-19 and was included in D.C. Health's reporting data. She died on March 25.

“Each of these deaths is tragic, and we continue to pray for all the families who have lost a loved one as well as all the people in our community who have been sickened or affected by COVID-19,” said Mayor Muriel Bowser, in a release. “As we continue working to blunt the curve, my message to the community is simple: Be a good neighbor, stay at home"

As of Wednesday at 9:30 a.m, the District had 70 ICU beds available for coronavirus pattens. Of the 405 ventilators in the District, 147 are in-use, leaving 258 available.

Positive COVID-19 Cases for the District of Columbia:

On Wednesday, D.C. Health released the following information about 48 new cases:

  • 8-week-old male
  • 18-year-old male
  • 24-year-old male
  • 26-year-old female
  • 27-year-old male
  • 28-year-old male
  • 30-year-old male
  • 30-year-old male
  • 30-year-old male
  • 30-year-old female
  • 31-year-old male
  • 31-year-old male
  • 32-year-old female
  • 32-year-old male
  • 34-year-old male
  • 35-year-old female
  • 35-year-old female
  • 38-year-old male
  • 39-year-old male
  • 39-year-old female
  • 40-year-old female
  • 41-year-old female
  • 41-year-old male
  • 41-year-old male
  • 42-year-old male
  • 42-year-old female
  • 42-year-old female
  • 42-year-old female
  • 45-year-old female
  • 45-year-old female
  • 45-year-old male
  • 46-year-old male
  • 47-year-old female
  • 48-year-old female
  • 49-year-old male
  • 50-year-old male
  • 51-year-old male
  • 51-year-old male
  • 53-year-old female
  • 54-year-old male
  • 54-year-old female
  • 54-year-old male
  • 57-year-old male
  • 59-year-old female
  • 65-year-old-female
  • 68-year-old male
  • 69-year-old female
  • 75-year-old male

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The following are the metrics for the D.C.Public Health Laboratory and Outside Laboratory Coronavirus Testing as of Wednesday at 7:30 p.m.:

  • Number of people tested overall: 1858
  • Number of PHL positives: 38
  • Number of commercial lab positives: 193
  • Number of PHL negatives: 123
  • Number of commercial lab negatives: 1503
  • Number of PHL tests in progress: 1
  • Number of Deaths: 3
  • Number of People who have Recovered: 21

D.C. Health has also started to release data on the number of positive coronavirus cases among the city's public safety personnel. Here is the latest data:DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services (FEMS) (as of 2:26pm 3/25/2020)

  • Total No. of Personnel Currently with Positive Results: 10
  • Total No. of Personnel Currently Hospitalized: 0
  • Total No. of Personnel on Administrative Leave (Due to COVID-19 Event): 75
  • Total No. of Personnel in Quarantine (Travel Precaution): 0
  • Total No. of Personnel Quarantine (Self-Reported): 45
  • Total No. of Personnel Returned to Work: 88
  • Total No. of Personnel in Daily Report Quarantine: 120

Metropolitan Police Department (as of 9:00am 3/25/2020)

  • Total No. of Personnel Currently with Positive Results: 2
  • Total No. of Personnel Currently Hospitalized: 0
  • Out Due to Flu-Like Symptoms Under Care of PCP: 51
  • Pending Testing as Ordered by PCP: 20
  • Total No. of Personnel in Quarantine (Travel Precaution): 15
  • Total No. of Personnel Quarantine (Self-Reported): 38
  • Total No. of Personnel Returned to Work: 87
  • Total No. of Personnel Out Due to COVID-19: 136

Department of Corrections (DOC) (as of March 25, 2020)

  • Total No. of Residents Currently with Positive Results: 0
  • Total No. of Residents Currently Hospitalized: 0
  • Total No. of Personnel on Administrative Leave (Due to COVID-19 Event): 0
  • Total No. of Personnel in Quarantine (Travel Precaution): 0
  • Total No. of Personnel Quarantine (Self-Reported): 0
  • Total No. of Personnel Returned to Work: 0