14-day percentage of positive Covid-19 cases hits 4.3 percent

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On a rolling 14-day average posted by the Delaware Division of Public Health, the rate of Covid-19 positive cases stood at 4.3 percent based on a 14-day rolling average.

The number of people testing positive as of Tuesday night was 114, up sharply from 61 a day earlier. The Friday total was 82. Deaths rose by one 593.

According to the public health division, in addition to the 114 cases, the 4.3 percent figure reflects lab-delayed additional positive cases that were added to daily numbers.

The spike could put the state in danger of returning to the quarantine travel lists of states in the New York City metro area. New York is now enforcing the ban at airports and toll plazas.

Delaware Gov. John Carney says the restrictions are unfair and reflect the state’s high test rate. Neighboring Pennsylvania tests at about half the rate of Delaware.

Further information by county and zip code is available on the dashboard below.

The rate of positive cases is one of the metrics that will be used in determining the extent of in-class school instruction. At present, Delaware is in the yellow phase (a combination of online and in-person instruction) with red being all online instruction and green representing a full reopening.

More than 200,000 have been tested for Covid-19, or about one-fifth of the state’s population.

Last week, Division of Public Health announced it added two new data dashboards to its My Healthy Community data portal.

A contact tracing data dashboard is now available on the site, which provides statistics since the launch of Delaware’s new contact tracing program in late June. Available data include the total number of interviews completed among COVID-19 positive patients, total number of contacts named and reached, total number of contacts that are known to have tested positive, and more. To view this dashboard, click here:

In addition, DPH also has added a dashboard to the website that displays the most current school-reopening planning guidance and the latest reopening criteria metrics, which are updated weekly. This dashboard, which is located under the overview section of the My Healthy Community data portal, allows parents, teachers, students and school administrators to track the latest data related to these measures.

Long-term care cases

Information related to positive cases and deaths among residents at long-term care facilities will be updated weekly each Friday, using information reported as of 6 p.m. Thursday. There have been a total of 1,204 positive Covid-19 cases cumulatively involving long-term care residents, and 362 residents of Delaware long-term care facilities have died from complications related to COVID-19.

Deaths among long-term care residents account for about 61 percent of total deaths from Covid-19, down slightly from about 64 percent at one point during the pandemic.

The locations and number of deaths involving residents of long-term care facilities are:

  • Atlantic Shores Rehabilitation and Health Center, Millsboro (17)
  • Brackenville Center, Genesis Healthcare, Hockessin (17)
  • Brandywine Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Wilmington (34)
  • Brandywine Living at Seaside Pointe, Rehoboth Beach (2)
  • Cadia Healthcare Broadmeadow, Middletown (10)
  • Cadia Healthcare Capitol, Dover (12)
  • Cadia Healthcare Renaissance, Millsboro (7)
  • Cadia Healthcare North Wilmington/Silverside, Wilmington (4)
  • Delaware Hospital for the Chronically Ill, Smyrna (11)
  • Governor Bacon Health Center, Delaware City (1)
  • HarborChase of Wilmington, Wilmington (4)
  • Harbor Healthcare and Rehabilitation, Lewes (20)
  • Harrison House Senior Living, Georgetown (40)
  • Hillside Center, Wilmington (3)
  • Little Sisters of the Poor, Newark (11)
  • ManorCare Health Services, Wilmington (13)
  • ManorCare Health Services, Pike Creek (20)
  • Methodist Country House, Wilmington (4)
  • Millcroft, Newark (2)
  • Milford Center, Genesis Healthcare, Milford (35)
  • New Castle Health and Rehabilitation Center, New Castle (11)
  • Newark Manor Nursing Home, Newark (11)
  • Parkview Nursing and Rehabilitation, Wilmington (26)
  • Pinnacle Rehabilitation and Health Center, Smyrna (24)
  • Regal Heights Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, Hockessin (5)
  • Summit Assisted Living, Hockessin (3)
  • Sunrise Assisted Living, Wilmington (2)
  • Westminster Village, Dover (7)
  • Six other New Castle County long-term care facilities (1 death at each facility)

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 at de.gov/healthycommunity.

The state reports are based on information gathered at 6 p.m. the previous day.

See the interactive dashboard at the bottom of this post for the latest information broken down by zip code and county.

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