Two new deaths were reported by the Delaware Division of Public Health in its Thursday Covid-19 report.
The report uses information gathered on on Tuesday night. The total number of deaths rose to 949.
The Division of Public Health announced it will no longermention underlying health conditions. When a person’s death does not involve an underlying health condition, it will be specified.
The number of new positive cases nearly doubled from a day earlier to 1,241, bringing the overall total to 62,949. That amounts to more than six percent of Delaware’s population.
The closely watched number of hospitalizations fell by five to 453 current hospitalizations, up 27 from the previous day. A total of 53 individuals were critical condition.
So far, hospitals have been able to handle the higher level of hospitalizations, due to improved treatments and lower occupancy for flu and other conditions, as well as stays beginning shorter in duration.
The number of positive cases comes after extensive testing following the holidays and may or may not indicate a widely-expected post-holiday surge.
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 herefor the MyHealthyCommunity portal.