New Coronavirus Cases In DC Twice The Number Reported On Monday

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WASHINGTON, DC — D.C. Department of Health confirmed 94 new positive cases of COVID-19 on Monday. That's more than double the 45 cases reported on Monday. This brings the District's total number of positive cases to date to 16,906.

D.C. Health also reported two new deaths Tuesday due to COVID-19. The deaths are described as a 64-year-old man and a 75-year-old man. The total number of deaths in the District stands at 644.

According to D.C. Health, 502,538 coronavirus tests have been administered in the District, 251,532 residents have been tested, and 13,215 have been cleared from isolation.

The District currently has 59 intensive care unit beds available out of 345 total intensive care unit beds. There are currently 172 in-use ventilators out of a total of 440 available. Also, there are 26 COVID-19-positive ICU patients.

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Globally, more than 43.6 million people have been infected by COVID-19, and over 1.1 million people have died, Johns Hopkins University reported Tuesday morning. In the United States, more than 8.7 million people have been infected and over 225,000 people have died from COVID-19.

Total of Positive COVID-19 Cases By Age and Gender

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Total of Positive COVID-19 Cases By Ward

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Total COVID-19 Deaths By Ward

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Total of Positive COVID-19 Cases By Race

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Total of Positive COVID-19 Deaths By Race

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District residents should take the following actions to help prevent the spread of COVID-19:

  • 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.

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This article originally appeared on the Washington DC Patch