No deaths in recent days from Covid-19 as infection rate drops

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The Delaware Division of Public Health (DPH) reported more than 60 additional cases of coronavirus as of July 11. No additional deaths have been reported in recent days.

Delaware appears to be making headway in reducing the percentage of those tested below 5 percent. Figures over the past two weeks indicate that the rate of positives is now nearing four percent.

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(Source: Delaware Division of Health)

A total of 517 Delawareans have passed away due to complications from COVID-19. Individuals who have died from COVID-19 ranged in age from 21 to 104 years old.

On Wednesday, Delaware was added to the list of states with travel quarantine requirements by Philadelphia Earlier, New Jersey, New York, and Connecticut issued similar bans. Pennsylvania has recommended Delawareans quarantine for 14 days.

Gov. John Carney said Delaware was added, due to one metric that is used by the three states. He added that the First State in no way has the issues facing states like Florida, Texas, and Arizona.

Additional demographic data on COVID-19 cases and deaths, including race/ethnicity, more age-specific data and rates information by ZIP code, can be found on the Division of Public Health’s My Healthy Community data portal.

The division is sending daily reports on coronavirus cases, effective at the end of the week and will issue a weekly summary. Dashboards and the My Healthy Community data portal are updated daily.

The lack of daily updates will put more of a focus on seven-day trends that smooth out the ups and downs of daily test results.

The dashboard offers case information by county and zip code. The Division of Health has added information related to nursing homes on the number of positive cases and deaths.

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