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District of Columbia COVID-19 Case and Testing Statistics

As of Friday May 29 2020, District of Columbia had 8,538 cases of COVID-19 and 460 deaths. Over the past week, District of Columbia was finding 92 new cases per day on average and recording 6.0 deaths per day. Data for District of Columbia is provided by the COVID Tracking Project and will be updated daily.

Compare District of Columbia COVID-19 data to other states.

District of Columbia average daily new cases

The current 7 day rolling average of new case discovery in District of Columbia is 92.1. The 7 day rolling average of new case discovery last peaked on Wednesday May 06 2020 at 193.6 and is now 101.4 lower (52.40%).

Note: If testing is insufficient the above curve will underrepresent true case discovery. Nationwide daily testing per million residents is currently 1154.0. Reported District of Columbia testing per million residents per day is 175.1. District of Columbia testing may be underreported or insufficient relative to the US as a whole.

District of Columbia average daily deaths

The current 7 day rolling average of reported deaths in District of Columbia is 6.0. The 7 day rolling average of reported deaths last peaked on Thursday April 30 2020 at 12.1 and is now 6.1 lower (50.59%). From a post peak low of 5.4 on Wednesday May 27 2020, the 7 day rolling average of reported deaths for District of Columbia has now grown by 0.6 (10.53%).

Statistics for positive cases of COVID-19 in District of Columbia

Total Cases and Total Cases per 1M residents are cumulative counts. Daily Positive measures are rolling 7 day averages.

Date Total
Cases
Total
Cases
per 1M
Daily
Positives
(7d Avg)
Daily
Positives
per 1M
(7d Avg)
05/29/20 8,538 12,098 92 130.6
05/28/20 8,492 12,033 101 142.5
05/27/20 8,406 11,911 122 173.1
05/26/20 8,334 11,809 129 182.2
05/25/20 8,225 11,654 136 193.3
05/24/20 7,966 11,287 120 170.6
05/23/20 7,966 11,287 132 187.0
05/22/20 7,893 11,184 146 206.9
05/21/20 7,788 11,035 150 212.9
05/20/20 7,551 10,699 138 195.7
05/19/20 7,434 10,533 136 192.1
05/18/20 7,270 10,301 126 178.3
05/17/20 7,123 10,093 122 172.3
05/16/20 7,042 9,978 134 190.3
05/15/20 6,871 9,736 139 196.8

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Death statistics for COVID-19 in District of Columbia

Total Deaths and Total Deaths per 1M residents are cumulative counts. Daily Death measures are rolling 7 day averages.

Date Total
Deaths
Total
Deaths
per 1M
Daily
Deaths
(7d Avg)
Daily
Deaths
per 1M
(7d Avg)
05/29/20 460 651.8 6.0 8.5
05/28/20 453 641.9 5.9 8.3
05/27/20 445 630.5 5.4 7.7
05/26/20 440 623.5 5.7 8.1
05/25/20 440 623.5 6.9 9.7
05/24/20 427 605.0 6.3 8.9
05/23/20 427 605.0 7.4 10.5
05/22/20 418 592.3 7.1 10.1
05/21/20 412 583.8 7.7 10.9
05/20/20 407 576.7 8.1 11.5
05/19/20 400 566.8 9.1 12.9
05/18/20 392 555.4 9.1 12.9
05/17/20 383 542.7 8.6 12.2
05/16/20 375 531.4 9.1 12.9
05/15/20 368 521.4 9.1 12.9

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COVID-19 testing statistics in District of Columbia

All measures below are rolling 7 day averages except Total Tests and Total Tests per 1M residents which are cumulative counts of COVID-19 tests as of the date reported. Testing statistics are dependent on high quality reporting of negative test results by states. Not all states report all tests and thus some of these measures may not represent the true testing picture.

Date Total
Tests
Total
Tests
per 1M
Daily
Tests
(7d Avg)
Daily
Tests
per 1M
(7d Avg)
Daily
Positive
Rate
(7d Avg)
05/29/20 43,858 62,144 124 175 74.6%
05/28/20 43,514 61,656 251 356 40.1%
05/27/20 42,697 60,499 325 461 37.5%
05/26/20 42,055 59,589 383 543 33.6%
05/25/20 40,803 57,815 425 603 32.1%
05/24/20 51,991 73,668 2,209 3,130 5.5%
05/23/20 51,991 73,668 2,351 3,332 5.6%
05/22/20 42,993 60,918 1,236 1,752 11.8%
05/21/20 41,756 59,166 1,251 1,773 12.0%
05/20/20 40,419 57,271 1,252 1,773 11.0%
05/19/20 39,374 55,790 1,189 1,685 11.4%
05/18/20 37,825 53,596 1,081 1,531 11.7%
05/17/20 36,526 51,755 994 1,408 12.2%
05/16/20 35,532 50,347 1,050 1,488 12.8%
05/15/20 34,339 48,656 1,032 1,462 13.5%

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A final word on this analysis

Please take my calculations and amatuer epidemiological speculations with a grain of salt as I'm moving quickly to get what I hope are meaningful measures online. There may be errors in my data and my thinking! Also, this data may be revised as states revise and backfill their data.

These statistics were inspired by posts on Calculated Risk and the Bondad Blog regarding metrics to track for COVID-19.

Last but not least, thanks to the folks at COVID Tracking Project for making this data available to everyone.