Covid-19 update: Seven new deaths in early 2021 as hospitalizations remain above 400

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The  Delaware Division of Public Health reported seven  new deaths linked to coronavirus. Information is current as of the  evening of Jan. 3.
A total of  847 new positive cases were reported, bringing the overall total to move past the 60,000 mark or about six percent of the state’s population.
Current hospitalizations were 432, up from  421 the previous day.  This includes  52 individuals in critical condition. Fifty-seven new hospital admissions were reported, up 11 from the previous day.
Delaware’s total number of  Covid-19 related deaths at 937, up seven from a day earlier. 
Delaware is stepping up testing this week in response to post-holiday demand. Public health officials are hoping they do not see a surge in cases brought on by holiday get-togethers.
Delaware, like most states, has seen an uptick in cases and hospitalizations that accelerated in the past couple of months. So far, the state has adequate hospital capacity, due in part to a downturn in serious flu cases.

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 for the MyHealthyCommunity portal.

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