Washington, DC Mayor Muriel Bowser announced Thursday morning that there have been 19 new coronavirus deaths in the District – the largest one-day increase in Washington. This brings the total deaths in the District to 224.
In the past, the number of daily deaths have been 15 or fewer. Bowser noted 80% of DC deaths have been African-American residents.
There were 217 new positive Covid-19 cases in Washington, DC, bringing the total to 4,323.
District officials continue to talk with the White House task force to ensure they know how much testing supplies they'll need to combat Covid-19 in the coming months.
Bowser reaffirmed that the DC economy will not reopen until the District meets the White House's requirement of 14 days of sustained decreases in cases.