WASHINGTON, DC —D.C. Department of Health confirmed 58 additional positive cases of COVID-19, the virus associated with the new coronavirus, on Thursday. That’s about double the 28 new cases reported on Wednesday. This brings the District’s total number of positive cases to 14,135.
D.C. Health reported one new death due to COVID-19 on Thursday. The death is described as a 90-year-old woman. The total number of deaths in the District due to COVID-19 stands at 609.
According to D.C. Health, 298,759 coronavirus tests have been administered in the District, 182,922 residents have been tested, and 11,254 have been cleared from isolation.
The District currently has 58 intensive care unit beds available out of 345 total intensive care unit beds. There are currently 185 in-use ventilators out of a total of 440 available ventilators. Also, there are 23 COVID-19-positive ICU patients.
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Globally, more than 26 million people have been infected by COVID-19, and over 863,000 people have died, Johns Hopkins University reported Thursday morning. In the United States, more than 6.1 million people have been infected and over 185,000 people have died from COVID-19.
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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.