Coronavirus dashboard: 10 additional deaths as positive tests total declines

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Delaware continues to see a decline in new coronavirus cases and hospitalizations as the death toll continues to rise.

The Delaware Division of Public Health dashboard reported 10 new deaths as of Wednesday night. The deaths increased Delaware’s total number of Covid-related deaths to 1,326.
Eight of the deaths came from a review of vital statistics records from January.
Of those who died, five were from New Castle County, three from Sussex County and two from Kent County. The individuals ranged in age from their 50s to their 90s; One individual did not have underlying health conditions; and one was a resident of long-term care facility. Their deaths increased Delaware’s total number of Covid-related deaths to 1,326.
The other numbers:
• 284 new positive cases, bringing the overall total to 83,852.
• 18.8 percent of people who tested positive in the seven-day rolling average (down three-tenths of a percent from the previous day) and 4.9 parent of total tests were positive in the seven-day rolling average (down four-tenths of a percent from the previous day). The positive test total takes into account people who have been tested more than once.
• 197 current hospitalizations (up two from the previous day), including 18 individuals in critical condition.
• 19 new hospital admissions (down 24 from the previous day).
The state now has two hotspots, Georgetown and Smyrna. Both have positive cases running above 400 per 100,000 population.

Below is a dashboard with links to data via zip code. 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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