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Monkeypox Data

Monkeypox is a rare, but potentially serious viral illness that can be transmitted from person to person through direct contact with body fluid or monkeypox lesions. The Monkeypox outbreak in DC started in May 2022 and is ongoing.

This page shows updated data for laboratory-confirmed cases among people living in DC, as well as vaccinations administered to DC residents. Cases of Monkeypox are reported to DC Health from laboratories and healthcare providers. The data on this page are updated every Wednesday by 11 am EST. Please see the Data Guide for more information on the data presented.

Cumulative Cases graphic

Monkeypox Cases Among DC Residents by Day

Monkeypox Cases Among DC Residents by Day

Monkeypox Cases Among DC Residents by Day with Rolling 7-day Average

Monkeypox Cases Among DC Residents by Day with Rolling 7-day Average

Monkeypox Cases Residing in DC by Ward

Monkeypox Cases Residing in DC by Ward

Characteristics of Monkeypox cases by demographic status:

  TOTAL
N = 496
PERCENTAGE
AGE GROUP
0–17 *  
18–24 39 7.9%
25–29 84 16.9%
30–34 127 25.6%
35–39 107 21.6%
40–49 92 18.5%
50–64 42 8.5%
65+ *  
GENDER IDENTITY
Male 482 97.2%
Female 7 1.4%
Transgender, female-to-male *  
Transgender, male-to-female *  
Gender nonconforming 5 1.0%
RACE/ETHNICITY
American Indian/Alaska Native
(not Hispanic or Latinx)
*  
Asian (not Hispanic or Latinx) 11 2.2%
Black/African American
(not Hispanic or Latinx)
181 36.5%
Hispanic or Latinx 102 20.6%
White (not Hispanic or Latinx) 175 35.3%
Multiracial/Other (not Hispanic or Latinx) 11 2.2%
Unknown 15 3.0%
SEXUAL ORIENTATION
Straight/heterosexual 20 4.0%
Gay 239 48.2%
Lesbian *  
Bisexual 29 5.8%
Other 4 0.8%
Unknown 204 41.4%
RESIDENTIAL WARD
1 108 21.8%
2 108 21.8%
3 21 4.2%
4 38 7.7%
5 68 13.7%
6 47 9.5%
7 54 10.9%
8 49 9.9%
Unknown *  

* To help protect confidentiality, small numbers (between 0 and 4) are shown by an asterisk


 

Cumulative Doses Administered

 

Monkeypox vaccine doses administered by demographic status (through 9/26/2022):

  TOTAL
N = 36,163
PERCENTAGE
AGE GROUP
0–17 9 0.0%
18–24 3,417 9.4%
25–29 6,072 16.8%
30–34 7,385 20.4%
35–39 5,956 16.5%
40–49 6,605 18.3%
50–64 5,507 15.2%
65+ 1,007 2.8%
Unknown 205 0.6%
GENDER IDENTITY
Male 32,378 89.5%
Female 2,380 6.6%
Transgender, female-to-male 102 0.3%
Transgender, male-to-female 240 0.7%
Gender nonconforming 1,063 2.9%
RACE/ETHNICITY
American Indian/Alaska Native
(not Hispanic or Latinx)
143 0.4%
Asian (not Hispanic or Latinx) 2,069 5.7%
Black/African American
(not Hispanic or Latinx)
7,312 20.2%
Hispanic or Latinx 4,923 13.6%
White (not Hispanic or Latinx) 19,603 54.2%
Multiracial/Other
(not Hispanic or Latinx)
1,242 3.4%
Unknown 871 2.4%
SEXUAL ORIENTATION
Straight/heterosexual 1,590 4.4%
Gay 29,166 80.7%
Lesbian 321 0.9%
Bisexual 4,530 12.5%
Other 556 1.5%
RESIDENTIAL WARD
Ward 1 7,611 21.0%
Ward 2 7,562 20.9%
Ward 3 2,009 5.6%
Ward 4 2,411 6.7%
Ward 5 4,540 12.6%
Ward 6 4,623 12.8%
Ward 7 1,565 4.3%
Ward 8 1,387 3.8%
Non-DC resident 3,210 8.9%
Unknown 1,245 3.4%

* To help protect confidentiality, small numbers (between 0 and 4) are shown by an asterisk