Mostly. Before we get to the data, it’s worth noting that D.C. isn’t really reporting daily test data by ward, so we lack context for the prevalence data (e.g., if a ward had 9 positives in a week, how many total tests were given). Here’s the last two weeks of data (n/a is not available):
|Ward||one-week prevalence||one-week % pos.||two-week prevalence||two-week % pos.|
The entire city and all wards are below the German rollback threshold of 50 new cases per 100,000 per week–which also is the threshold the CDC suggests schools for all grades can reopen (0.05% in the second column above).
The ‘good place’, which is one new case per 100,000 people per day, would be 0.007% in column two and 0.014% in column four. Wards 1-3 are there, and Ward 4 is really close. Wards 5-7 are getting closer, but Ward 8 is not doing that well, with close to six news cases per day per 100,000 people. While most wards saw dramatic decreases, Wards 6 and 8 saw large increases. LThe ward level total tests administered data aren’t being updated, so I can’t say anything about the percent positive rate, other than it’s good city-wide.
As of yesterday, D.C. has had only one death in the last week. While D.C. did surpass the Biden administration’s goal of having at least seventy percent of adults partially vaccinated yesterday, we still need more vaccination. It’s starting to look like not setting vaccination thresholds for reopening might have been a mistake. One reason Vermont is pulling together and getting vaccinated is that they rolled back restrictions based on vaccination levels. You know, incentives ‘n shit.
And we still seem to be two cities when it comes to infection and vaccination.