The DC government was able to trace a total of 15 coronavirus outbreaks back to restaurants and bars from August 1 through November 26, according to newly released data.
The figure constitutes 13.8 percent of all the 100 outbreaks that started in the District during that time period, which is equal to the percentage recorded for childcare and daycare centers.
The report issued last week on December 7 revealed that DC colleges and universities were the source of 30 outbreaks, which accounts for the largest portion, 27.5 percent, of all the outbreaks in the nearly four-month period.
During the week of September 25 through October 1 alone, a total of 12 outbreaks were reported in connection with colleges and universities, the DC administration has found.
K-12 school buildings were the second most common environment for the spread of the COVID-19 infection with 19 outbreaks (17.4 percent.)
Food retail buildings caused nine outbreaks, making up 8.3 percent of all outbreaks. They were followed by office buildings that accounted for 7.3 percent with eight outbreaks.
- Other sources are as follows, respectively:
- Congregate residential buildings (five outbreaks / 4.6 percent)
- Construction sites (three outbreaks / 2.8 percent)
- Places of worship (two outbreaks / 1.8 percent)
- Community-based or social services program buildings (one outbreak / 0.9 percent)
- Personal care services buildings (one outbreak / 0.9 percent)
- Non-essential retails (one outbreak / 0.9 percent)
According to the report, it is considered an “outbreak” when at least two coronavirus infections are reported from a single location within a period of two weeks.
The data analyzed by the DC government were collected through case investigations launched after reporting from community settings including interviews with the business, and interviews of individual COVID-19 cases where information on the location by address and time of visit to the location is recorded.