A record 23 deaths from Covid-19 complications reported

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The Delaware Division of Public Health reported 23 new coronavirus-related deaths over a two-day period, ending Tuesday night.

The 23 deaths surpassed the previous high total of 17 deaths reported on May 13.

The deaths included 11 individuals from New Castle County, seven from Kent County, and five from Sussex County.

Those who died ranged in age from their 50s to their 90s and all had underlying health conditions. Eleven were residents of long-term care facilities. The deaths increased Delaware’s total number of COVID-related deaths to 921.

The number of new cases was 420, bringing the overall total to 56,596. The number of positive cases has been affected by the holiday period that saw fewer tests and test sites.

The total number of individuals testing positive for the virus amounts to about 5.5 percent of Delaware’s population.

The percentage of people testing positive was 22.8.in the seven-day rolling average, down six-tenths of a percent from the previous day.

When it came to positive tests versus total tests, the figure was 8.3 percent in the 7-day rolling average, down two-tenths of a percent from the previous day). The total test measurement accounts for people who have been tested more once.

Hospitalizations were 425, down two from the previous day. The number of people in critical declined to 56. Hospital admissions were 44, down one from the previous day.

Below is an interactive dashboard of Covid-19 cases in the state from the Division of Public Health. For more data, including breakdowns by age, sex, race/ethnicity, at the statewide, county, and, in some cases, zip code or census tract level, click here.

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