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District of Columbia COVID-19 Case and Testing Statistics

As of Sunday January 17 2021, District of Columbia had 33,851 cases of COVID-19 and 850 deaths. Over the past week, District of Columbia was finding 294 new cases per day on average and recording 4.7 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 294.3. The 7 day rolling average of new case discovery last peaked on Tuesday January 12 2021 at 322.4 and is now 28.1 lower (8.73%). From a post peak low of 290.4 on Friday January 15 2021, the 7 day rolling average of new case discovery for District of Columbia has now grown by 3.9 (1.33%).

Note: If testing is insufficient the above curve will underrepresent true case discovery. Nationwide daily testing per million residents is currently 5904.4. Reported District of Columbia testing per million residents per day is 10534.3.

District of Columbia average daily deaths

The current 7 day rolling average of reported deaths in District of Columbia is 4.7. The 7 day rolling average of reported deaths last peaked on Thursday April 30 2020 at 12.1 and is now 7.4 lower (61.18%). From a post peak low of 0.1 on Saturday August 29 2020, the 7 day rolling average of reported deaths for District of Columbia has now grown by 4.6 (3199.02%).

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)
01/17/21 33,851 47,965 294 417.0
01/16/21 33,537 47,520 297 421.0
01/15/21 33,140 46,957 290 411.5
01/14/21 32,820 46,504 296 419.0
01/13/21 32,600 46,192 303 428.7
01/12/21 32,423 45,941 322 456.9
01/11/21 31,993 45,332 298 422.9
01/10/21 31,791 45,046 290 410.3
01/09/21 31,457 44,573 278 394.3
01/08/21 31,107 44,077 265 375.5
01/07/21 30,750 43,571 252 357.7
01/06/21 30,482 43,191 246 349.0
01/05/21 30,166 42,743 233 330.1
01/04/21 29,904 42,372 223 316.2
01/03/21 29,764 42,174 223 316.2

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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)
01/17/21 850 1,204.4 4.7 6.7
01/16/21 847 1,200.1 4.9 6.9
01/15/21 842 1,193.1 4.7 6.7
01/14/21 842 1,193.1 4.9 6.9
01/13/21 831 1,177.5 3.6 5.1
01/12/21 825 1,169.0 3.4 4.9
01/11/21 821 1,163.3 3.4 4.9
01/10/21 817 1,157.6 3.3 4.7
01/09/21 813 1,152.0 3.0 4.2
01/08/21 809 1,146.3 3.0 4.2
01/07/21 808 1,144.9 3.1 4.5
01/06/21 806 1,142.0 3.7 5.3
01/05/21 801 1,135.0 3.7 5.3
01/04/21 797 1,129.3 3.7 5.3
01/03/21 794 1,125.0 3.7 5.3

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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)
01/17/21 1,009,392 1,430,242 7,435 10,534 4.0%
01/16/21 1,000,492 1,417,631 7,104 10,066 4.2%
01/15/21 986,795 1,398,224 6,140 8,699 4.7%
01/14/21 978,833 1,386,942 5,971 8,461 5.0%
01/13/21 973,570 1,379,485 5,924 8,394 5.1%
01/12/21 970,048 1,374,494 6,190 8,771 5.2%
01/11/21 960,916 1,361,555 5,685 8,056 5.2%
01/10/21 957,350 1,356,502 5,621 7,965 5.1%
01/09/21 950,762 1,347,167 5,626 7,972 5.0%
01/08/21 943,818 1,337,328 5,645 7,999 4.7%
01/07/21 937,035 1,327,717 5,657 8,015 4.5%
01/06/21 932,102 1,320,727 5,620 7,963 4.4%
01/05/21 926,717 1,313,097 5,389 7,636 4.3%
01/04/21 921,119 1,305,165 5,035 7,134 4.4%
01/03/21 918,000 1,300,746 5,022 7,116 4.4%

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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.