Covid-19 hospitalizations rise to 101 as rate of positive cases drops

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The Delaware Division of Public Health reported 101 people are now in the hospital with complications from coronavirus.

Two additional deaths were also reported on Thursday.

The number of hospitalizations has been growing after dropping into the 50s. Hospitalizations ran as high as 330 during the peak of the pandemic. Hospital officials have reported seeing more seriously ill individuals with symptoms seeking treatment.

Both individuals who died were from New Castle County, had underlying health conditions, and were in their 70s or 80s. One was a resident of a long-term care facility.

The additional deaths increased Delaware’s total number Covid-19-related deaths to 651.

The division reported 97 new positive cases, as well as additional cases from previous days.

The percentage of people testing positive fell to 6.8 percent, based on a seven-day rolling average (down seven-tenths of a percent from the previous day). The rate of positive cases had been in the eight percent range in recent days.

For more data, including breakdowns by age, sex, race/ethnicity, at the statewide, county, and, in some cases, ZIP code or census tract level: https://myhealthycommunity.dhss.delaware.gov/locations/state

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