(Data dashboard) Covid-19 hospitalizations rise to 363 with critical cases totaling 49

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The number of hospitalizations in Delaware for Covid-19 rose to 363 as of Thursday night, the Delaware Division of Public Health dashboard reported.

The number of new positive cases rose to 787, up from 645 the previous day and more than 900 cases on Tuesday. Testing remains heavy, with results coming in uneven batches

Deaths totaled 807, up by one from a day earlier. Theindividual from Sussex County was in their 80s and had underlying health conditions.

A total of 22.8 percent of people testing positive in the seven-day rolling average, down two-tenths from the previous day, with 9.5 percent of total tests coming in positive in a seven-day rolling average, down four-tenths of a percent from the previous day.
The percentage of positive tests to total tests takes into account people who have been tested more than once.

Hospitalizations rose to 363 from 349 a day earlier well above the spring record of 337. The number of people in critical condition rose to 49 from 44 a day earlier.

The number of critically ill remains below the spring peak of 70.

Those hospitalized tend to be somewhat younger, with the nursing home residents dropping.

Delaware has a total of between 400 to 500 hospital beds, with hospitals having some flexibility in adding space.

The biggest issue, according to public health officials is staffing not the number of available beds. The virus has taken a heavy toll on frontline health care workers.

Below is a data dashboard courtesy of the Division of Public Health. The interactive map below features deep blue zip codes that are hotspots for the virus. Further information is available by tapping on the zip code areas.

For additional 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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