Covid dashboard report: Hospitalizations remain elevated as state ranks seventh in number of cases per 100,000 population

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Delaware hospitalizations remained steady in the Tuesday report from the Delaware Division of Public health.

Hospitalizations, as of Monday night, totaled 427, down one from a day earlier. During the low-point of the pandemic, hospital stays at fallen into the high 20s. Hospitalizations have been rising from fall into winter as more people spend time indoors and get-togethers are held.

The New York Times coronavirus dashboard reported Delaware ranked seventh in the number of Covid-19 cases per 100,000 population. The dashboard did note that cases numbers were showing a downward trend, but remain high.

A total of 60 individuals in critical condition, unchanged from a day earlier.

The hospitalization figure is well above the spring pandemic peak of more than 330 and came after Halloween and Thanksgiving get-togethers. Cases arising from late December holiday gatherings are not expected to show up until January.

The number of people who have died from coronavirus complications remained unchanged from the previous day at 898.

The number of persons testing positive was 717. The average number of positive tests has been in the 700 range, with fewer tests as the holidays approached.
At the low point of the Covid-19 pandemic, positive cases moved into the 100 range.
.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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