This article is the third in a series on COVID-19 and the District’s health care workforce which will discuss the ecosystem of care providers relevant to COVID-19 and primary care outcomes, evaluate patients’ access to clinicians, and measure health care capacity. Read the other articles in the series:

Since March 2020, over 33 million people have contracted COVID-19 in the United States.[1] Compared to the national average and many other large metropolitan areas, D.C. fared relatively well, with a case rate of 6,996 per 100,000 people, compared to the national average of 10,140 per 100,000 people.[2],[3] While many elements contributed to D.C. ‘s relatively low case rate during COVID, one factor is the existing health infrastructure, including the quantity of healthcare workers.

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