34-Year-Old DC Woman Dies of COVID-19

More than 1,160 D.C. residents have died from COVID-19

Nick Oxford | Reuters

A 34-year-old woman has died from COVID-19, D.C. health officials said Wednesday.

The woman is the 1,161st D.C. resident to die from the coronavirus, according to D.C.'s health department.

D.C. did not release any further details about the woman.

On Tuesday, officials said a 47-year-old woman had died of COVID-19, and on Aug. 25, three D.C. residents died, including an 82-year-old woman, a 63-year-old man and a 53-year-old man.

An additional 139 people tested positive for the virus on Tuesday, bringing the total number of D.C. COVID-19 cases to more than 55,000, the city said.

Along with most of the nation, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention currently classifies D.C.'s level of COVID-19 transmission as "high."

Health systems across the U.S. have been dealing with record hospitalizations in recent weeks due to the highly contagious delta variant.

CDC director Dr. Rochelle Walensky said Tuesday that unvaccinated people shouldn't travel over Labor Day weekend.

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