36 Additional Cases, 2 New Deaths

WASHINGTON, DC — D.C. Department of Health confirmed 36 new positive cases of COVID-19, the virus associated with the new coronavirus, on Tuesday. That more than double the 14 cases reported on Monday. This brings the District’s total number of positive cases to date to 15,300.

D.C. Health reported two new deaths due to COVID-19 on Tuesday. The deaths are described as two 80-year-old women. The total number of deaths in the District stands at 626.

According to D.C. Health, 386,396 coronavirus tests have been administered in the District, 214,731 residents have been tested, and 12,115 have been cleared from isolation.

The District currently has 46 intensive care unit beds available out of 345 total intensive care unit beds. There are currently 196 in-use ventilators out of a total of 440 available. Also, there are 23 COVID-19-positive ICU patients.

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Globally, more than 33.4 million people have been infected by COVID-19, and over 1 million people have died, Johns Hopkins University reported Tuesday morning. In the United States, more than 7.1 million people have been infected and over 205,000 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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