Covid update: Daily cases above 400; four new deaths reported

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According to the Thursday report from the Delaware Division of Public Health, new cases of coronavirus rose past 400, double figures from a month ago.

The numbers
  • 4 new deaths – two from Sussex County and one each from Kent and New Castle counties. Those who died ranged in age from their 50s to their 90s. Their deaths increased Delaware’s total number of COVID-related deaths to 1,595.
  • 402 new positive cases, bringing the overall total to 99,915. The cumulative breakdown by county: New Castle, 58,789 cases; Kent, 16,502 cases; Sussex, 24,416; county not determined, 208
  • 26.3 percent of people tested positive in the seven-day rolling average, up nine-tenths of a percent from the previous day.
  • 6.1 percent of total tests were positive in the seven-day rolling average, up one-tenth of a percent from the previous day).
  • 155 current hospitalizations (unchanged from the previous day), including 17 individuals in critical condition
  • 605,021 total vaccine doses were administered (up 13,168 from the previous day).

Below is an interactive map, accessible via laptop computer, from Google and media partners that shows Delaware well above the national average in the number of new Covid-19 cases per 100,000 residents. Also available are maps on vaccinations and fatalities.

New Castle and Kent counties are now in the dark red zone of 500 or more cases per 100,000 population. Sussex County, which struggled with Covid-19 a year ago, now has fewer cases than the state’s two other counties.

          • Click here for more Delaware data, including breakdowns by age, sex, race/ethnicity, at the statewide, county, and, in some cases, ZIP code or census tract level.

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