Covid-19 deaths up one to 604 as rate of positive tests drops to 4.3%


Deaths from complications from coronavirus rose by one to 604 as of Tuesday night.

The latest to die from Covid-19 was a New Castle County man in his 50s with underlying health conditions.

On Monday, a duplicate death record was identified and removed from the Division of Public Health’s statistics. As a result, the total number of COVID-19-related deaths decreased by one from the day prior, bringing the total to 603.

Highlights from Tuesday

• 71 new positive cases bringing the total to 16,962.
• 50 current hospitalizations (up 10 from the previous day)

Figures from the Delaware Division of Public Health showed the state with 4.3 percent rate of positive cases to tests over a 14-day rolling average during the weekend.

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

Also available is the Division of Public Health’s dashboard below.

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