DC Passes 7,000 Cases, Nears 400 Deaths From Coronavirus

Kathleen Sturgeon

WASHINGTON, DC — The D.C. Department of Health reported data for Saturday includes 81 new positive coronavirus cases, bringing the District’s overall positive case total to 7,123.

This is an increase of 252 new cases and 15 deaths since Friday.

A total of 383 District residents have lost their lives due to COVID-19. The District reported eight additional COVID-19 related deaths on Sunday:

  • 58-year-old male
  • 73-year-old female
  • 78-year-old female
  • 79-year-old male
  • 83-year-old female
  • 84-year-old male
  • 84-year-old female
  • 95-year-old female

D.C. Health has confirmed 34,339 District residents have been tested for the coronavirus and 975 have recovered, as of Friday. Contact tracing investigations are focused positive cases tied to health care workers and first responders, senior care facilities, correctional and detention centers, child care facilities and facilities serving homeless individuals.

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The D.C. Department of Health aggregates the total of positive COVID-19 cases and sorts by demographics.

By gender, males make up 51 percent of total cases. By race, black people make up 47 percent of the cases, and also 77 percent of deaths.

Those ages 31-40 comprise the highest percentage of total cases, with 19 percent. The groups aged 19-30 and 51-60 each make up 17 percent of cases, and ages 41-50 comprise 16 percent.

Sorted by ward of residence:

Sorted by neighborhood of residence:

On Wednesday, Mayor Muriel Bowser extended her stay-at-home order three weeks. The original order was due to expire on Friday. District residents will need to stay at home and non-essential business will continue to remain closed through Monday, June 8.

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This article originally appeared on the Washington DC Patch