Covid-19 update: Rate of positive cases remains at 4.3 percent as 91 test positive

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In its Thursday report, The Delaware Division of Public Health reported the closely watched rate of new cases over seven days rose slightly to 4.3 percent.

A total of 91 people tested positive.

The number of people hospitalized rose to 69 after falling below 50 earlier in the month. The number in critical condition totaled 11.

The number of deaths from complications of the virus remained unchanged from Wednesday at 581.

The two most recent deaths have involved people, ages 67 and 40, with no underlying health conditions

“We’re in this middle ground,” Gov. John Carney stated in his weekly Covid-19 press conference. A large percentage of cases have come from younger people, who are less likely to have serious complications.

Carney said he would like to see the percentage of positive cases drop into the three percent range to ensure a safer reopening of schools.

For further information by county and even zip code, check out the interactive dashboard at the bottom of this post.

Wednesday report

The Delaware Division of Public Health reported 130 new cases of coronavirus as of Tuesday at 6 p.m.

The closely watched rate of positive cases over a seven-day period remained steady at 4.2 percent.

A five percent figure is used by the World Health Organization to denote a lower level of community spread.

Hospitalizations have shown an uptick. After running at about 50 in mid-July, the Tuesday night figure was 68.

One additional death was reported, with the fatality toll rising to 581. The deaths of a 67-year-old and a 40-year-old were unusual since both did not have underlying conditions.

Tuesday update

The Delaware Division of Public Health reported 66 new cases of coronavirus as of Monday at 6 p.m.

The closely watched rate of positive cases over a seven-day period fell slightly to 4.2 percent.

Hospital admissions have moved into the 60 range, after falling below 50. The number is still well below the 300-plus cases during the height of the pandemic.

One additional death of a person, age 40, was reported. The total death toll is 580.

Monday report

The number of positive cases rose by 113, as of Sunday at 6 p.m.

The seven-day rolling average of positive cases to total tests remains at 4.3 percent, with Sunday’s results coming in at 3.7 percent.

The number of deaths remained unchanged, although the number of people in critical condition was up slightly over the week rose to 18.

Detailed information is available at the bottom of this post.

For more data, including breakdowns by age, sex, race/ethnicity, at the statewide, county and, in some cases, at the ZIP code or census tract level log on to:
https://myhealthycommunity.dhss.delaware.gov/locations/state

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