According to Sunday night figures gathered by the Delaware Division of Public Health, Delaware continued to see a decrease in the. number of daily coronavirus cases.
The number of Covid-related deaths remained unchanged at 1,208.
The number of positive cases reported on Sunday was 340 compared to 500 a day earlier. The Saturday number was affected by a processing delay caused by a technical issue that led to 260 additional cases being reported to the Division of Public Health on Feb. 5.
The average number of positive cases have been running in the 300 range after rising to 700 or more in January. That number had fallen into the low 100s last summer.
Hospitalizations totaled 243, down 20 from the previous day, including 33 individuals in critical condition. The 24 new hospital admissions were down nine from the previous day.
An uptick in cases had been apparent since Halloween get-togethers and continued over Thanksgiving and the December holidays. State health officials had urged residents not to hold Super Bowl parties with people outside the household due to the risk of spread.
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Laurel in western Sussex County continues to have the highest incidence of cases, with more than 500 cases per 100,000 people. Other zip codes have seen cases drop below the 500 figure, although the virus remains widespread throughout the state.
A growing number of areas are seeing 100 to 200 cases per 100,000 people.
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