Positive Covid-19 case rate stays at 4.1% mark with 2 additional deaths reported

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In its Thursday report, the Delaware Division of Public Health officials reported 130 new coronavirus cases along with two additional deaths from complications arising from Covid-19.

The rate of positive tests over a two week period remains at 4.1, a sign that the Covid-19 pandemic is not showing a severe spread.

The 4.1 percent figure is below the five percent benchmark from the World Health Organization for an area with minimal spread. That was not enough to stop New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut from putting Delaware back on the traveler quarantine list on Tuesday.

The number of persons tested is heading toward the 14,000 mark, with nearly 8,000 recoveries.

The number hospitalized has fallen to 56, with seven in critical condition.

Wednesday report

In a Wednesday report, the Delaware Division of Public Health officials reported a sharp drop in new cases along with two additional deaths from complications arising from Covid-19.

One of those passing away was from New Castle County and another from Sussex.The two individuals were in the 63-77 age range and both had underlying health conditions.

The 39 new positives were below recent figures in the 100 range. The number of cases can vary due to tests arriving on different days from different labs. Test results are recorded on the day when the test was taken.

The state reported a 4.1 percent rate of positive cases. That figure is based on a seven-day average that the state is now using in keeping with reports from other states.

A switch in contract tracing systems late last month led to the state reporting nearly 400 recoveries today, with that number moving over to the new system.

The Delaware Division of Public Health on Tuesday reported 122 new cases of coronavirus, up from a revised figure of 104 on Monday.

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

Information is also available below in an interactive dashboard below provided courtesy of the Delaware Division of Public Health. The dashboard contains links to MyHealthyCommunity data.

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