DC Coronavirus: Positive Cases Pass 5,000; Deaths Pass 250

Kathleen Sturgeon

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The D.C. Health Department reported on Sunday 219 additional positive coronavirus cases and 11 new deaths due to COVID-19, the illness caused by the new coronavirus. The latest totals are 5,016 positive cases and 251 deaths.

The new deaths include:

  • A 25-year-old female
  • A 49-year-old male
  • A 54-year-old female
  • A 55-year-old female
  • A 58-year-old male
  • A 60-year-old male
  • A 65-year-old male
  • A 69-year-old male
  • A 70-year-old male
  • A 72-year-old male
  • An 87-year-old female

D.C. Health has confirmed 23,102 District residents have been tested for the coronavirus and 666 have recovered. Contact tracing investigations are focused positive cases tied to health care workers and first responders, senior care facilities, correctional and detention centers, childcare facilities and facilities serving homeless individuals.

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D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser extended the District's public health emergency, including the stay-at-home order and closure of non-essential businesses, through May 15. Residents are. The order also requires face masks for hotel workers, guests and visitors; drivers and passengers of taxis, rider shares, and private transportation; and workers and customers of food sellers. Workers and customers of public transit are encouraged to wear face masks.

D.C. Health is now reporting positive coronavirus cases and deaths by age, gender, race and ward.

Positive COVID-19 Cases By Age And Gender

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Total of Positive COVID-19 Cases By Ward

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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Globally, more than 3.4 million people have been infected by COVID-19, and over 244,000 people have died, Johns Hopkins University reported Sunday morning. In the U.S., more than 1.1 million people have been infected and over 66,000 people have died from COVID-19.


This article originally appeared on the Washington DC Patch