Delaware continues to see uptick in Covid-19 cases

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Delaware continues to see an uptick in coronavirus cases.

Tuesday’s figures from the Delaware Division of Public Health showed that the number of people testing positive for corona remains above 160 under a seven-day rolling average. The data were collected on Monday night.

Delaware had seen new cases in the 100 range in the summer.

The number of people hospitalized fell slightly to 107.

Two new deaths reported – one individual from New Castle County and one from Kent County. The two individuals were in their 80s and both had underlying health conditions.

The percentage of people testing positive rose to 9.1 percent, from 8.7 percent, based on the seven-day rolling average.The percentage of positive tests to total tests remains at 3.5 percent. The total test metric takes into account people who have taken multiple tests.

“We’re not going in the right direction,” Gov. John Carney said at his weekly Covid-19 press briefing. He added that Delaware is faring better than states in the Midwest and Mountain West.

Sussex County continues to be an area of concern, due to a higher percentage of positive cases and a lower-than-desired percentage of residents taking Covid-19 tests.

Kent County, which has long seen the lowest infection rate among the state’s three counties, is also seeing an upturn.

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