The District of Columbia recorded 245 new coronavirus infections for Monday, November 16, which is the highest count of daily cases since May, bringing the city’s overall positive cases to 19,309.
The first time DC reported 245 new daily cases was on May 8. And a total of 335 new cases were recorded on May 1, the highest daily count so far.
The average daily case rate of the District per 100,000 residents has reached 19.9, which is also at its highest since May. The figure hit its peak at 27.56 on May 5.
The District reported no additional lives lost to COVID-19 on Tuesday as the death toll stands at 660.
Fifty percent of new female cases and 46 percent of new male cases in the last week were aged between 25 and 44.
The most affected age range is 19-30 with 4,758 people being infected, making up 25 percent of all the cases in DC. Those between the ages of 31 and 40 constitute the second most affected group (20 percent) with 3804 cases.
Out of the 660 DC residents who lost their lives due to the infectious disease, 225 were older than 80 (34 percent), 165 were aged from 70-79 (25 percent), and 151 were aged 60-69 (23 percent).
“It is highly recommended that DC residents only celebrate Thanksgiving with the people who live in their home,” District officials said in a situational update.
The DC Health also urges everyone to keep their face coverings on at home if they have someone as a guest, and to keep a distance of at least six feet when their mask is off for eating or drinking during the visit.
The District entered Phase Two of reopening on June 22, 2020.
As of Monday, November 9, visitors to DC from a coronavirus high-risk state must take a COVID-19 test within 72 hours ahead of their travel.
Visit coronavirus.dc.gov/data for more data related to COVID-19.