38 deaths from Covid-19 in past week


In its weekly report, the Delaware Division of Public Health reported atotal of 57,456 positive cases of Covid-19 among Delaware residents have been reported since March 11.

The number of new daily cases this week has remained elevated with a seven-day average of 637.6 as of Wednesday, Dec. 30.

The seven-day average for the percentage of persons who tested positive for Covid-19 as of Wednesday, Dec. 30 was 23.9 percent, an increase from 22.5 percent as of Wednesday, Dec. 23.

As of Monday, Dec. 28, the seven-day average for the percentage of total tests that were positive was 9.1 percent, a decrease from 9.8 percent as of Monday, Dec. 21. There is a two-day lag for presenting data related to the percentage of tests that are positive to account for the time delay between the date of the test and the date the state receives the test result.

In addition, 411 individuals are currently hospitalized due to COVID-19 in Delaware, a decrease of 15 from the total as of last Thursday’s update. Fifty-eight of the hospitalized persons are critically ill, down two from last week.

A total of 926 Delawareans have passed away due to complications from COVID-19. The state reported 38 additional deaths since last week’s update, including two as a result of a review of Vital Statistics records.

The total number of individuals who have died from Covid-19 ranges in age from 21 to 104 years old. Of those who have died, 474 were female and 452 were male. A total of 462 individuals were from New Castle County, 167 were from Kent County, and 297 were from Sussex County.

To protect personal health information, DPH will not confirm specific information about any individual case, even if other persons or entities disclose it independently. Additional data can be found at de.gov/healthycommunity.

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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