3 additional coronavirus deaths and 81 new cases reported

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In its Wednesday report, the Delaware Division of Health reported three additional coronavirus deaths. The total number of deaths now stands at 321.

The state reported 81 new positive cases bringing the total to 13,050.

The percentage of those who tested positive is at 4.5 percent, with hospitalizations up by three from the previous day to 51. The state needs for the percentage of positives to stay below 5 percent to avoid being put into the travel quarantine category by nearby states

At a press briefing on Tuesday, Gov. John Carney pointed to the declining rate of hospitalizations as evidence that the state is flattening the Covid-19 curve.

blankCarney, like fellow governors around the nation, said the virus is still in the community spread phrase, with more young people testing positive.

He emphasized that Delaware is faring far better than states, such as Florida, Arizona and Texas, which have seen major outbreaks.

Carney said the outbreak in the beach areas of Sussex County was a “wake up call.” It followed an April outbreak among workers in the poultry industry. Carney praised poultry processors for allowing all workers to be tested.

The testing brought back some workers who were staying home, due to fears that coworkers could spread the virus.

Extensive testing has taken place in the beach area, with the percentage of persons coming up positive continuing to drop, Carney stated.

For more information, check out the interactive dashboard below provided courtesy of the Delaware Division of Health.

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