Daily coronavirus cases hover around 400 as hospital visits show uptick

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The Monday coronavirus report from the Delaware Division of Public Health showed new cases hovering around the 400 mark. Cases have been on the rise since the end of March.

The higher number of cases comes as 41 percent of the state’s population and half of adults have received at least one dose of vaccine.

It remains unclear as to whether the higher percentage of vaccinations is keeping the state from having a bigger outbreak of the virus

A likely factor in the elevated number of cases are variants that are believed to spread faster than the original virus.

The numbers:

  • No new deaths reported. Delaware’s total number of COVID-related deaths at 1,602.
  • 402 new positive cases, bringing the overall total to 101,547 – about 10 precent of the state’s population.
  • 26.7 precent of people who tested positive in the 7-day rolling average. unchanged from the previous day.
  • 6.2 percent of total tests were positive in the 7-day rolling average, unchanged from the previous day.
  • 174 current hospitalizations (up 15 from the previous day), including 27 individuals in critical condition.
  • 37 new hospital admissions (up 11 from the previous day).
  • 741 people who tested negative, bringing the total to 582,761.
  • 641,071 total vaccine doses administered (up 5,246 from the previous day).

The state’s coronavirus zip code map shows the Middletown area with the highest rate of cases.

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.

Laptop or desktop computer users can click on the map to access county-by-county case rates by clicking on an individual state or clicking twice on the map and on the screen, typing in the county.

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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