Covid update: 13 deaths as positive case percentage declines

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Thirteen new deaths from coronavirus were reported as of Friday night, the Delaware Division of Public Health said.

Of the 13 deaths reported, five came from a review of Vital Statistics review of death certificate records.

Of those who died, four were from New Castle County, four from Kent County, and five from Sussex County. The individuals ranged in age from 47 to 100, and six were residents of long-term care facilities. All had underlying conditions. The deaths increased Delaware’s total number of Covid-19 related deaths to 1,282.

After being in the top 15 in the rate of deaths per 100,000 population, Delaware now ranks 27th, according to figures from Becker’s Hospital Review.

Below are rankings for death rates and the rate of deaths in selected states from Becker’s

(1) New Jersey (251)

(2) New York (231)

(12) Pennsylvania (179)

(25) District of Columbia (138)

(26) Florida (132)

(27) DELAWARE (130)

(30) Maryland (124)

(44) Virginia (82)

(51) Vermont (30)

Other information
  • 414 new positive cases, bringing the overall total of 82,672.
  • 20.6 percent of people who tested positive in the seven-day rolling average (down nine-tenths of a percent from the previous day) and 5.9 percent of total tests were positive in the seven-day rolling average (down one-tenth of a percent from the previous day).
  • The percentage of positive tests figure takes into account those who have been tested more than once.
  • Zip Codes with the highest rates of positive tests were Georgetown in Sussex County and Smyrna in Kent, and a portion of New Castle County.
  • 282 current hospitalizations (up 35 from the previous day), including 20 individuals in critical condition.
  • 25 new hospital admissions (down 6 from the previous day).
  • 140,965 total vaccine doses were administered (up 5,016 from the previous day).
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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