Uptick in new Delaware Covid-19 cases continues (Interactive maps below)


New coronavirus cases remained near the  400 mark in the Friday report from the Delaware Division of Public Health.

Six deaths were reported as of Thursday night. A came from a review of Vital Statistics records from March and February.
As shown in the chart at left, the average number of cases has risen from fewer than 200 to more than 300 since mid-March.
Three  individuals from New Castle County and three  from Sussex County. died of Covid-19 complications. Those who died ranged in age from their 40s to their 90s, and two were residents of a long-term care facility.
Their deaths increased Delaware’s total number of COVID-related deaths to 1,565.
The other numbers:
• 385 new positive cases, bringing the overall total to 95,590. New daily cases had been below 200.
• 23.4 percent of people  tested positive in the seven-day rolling average (up one-tenths of a percent from the previous day) and 5.5 percent of total tests were positive in the seven-day rolling average (up two-tenths of a percent from the previous day). The percentage of total tests had been around four percent at one point in March.
• 141 current hospitalizations (up two from the previous day), including 16 individuals in critical condition.
• 32 new hospital admissions, up 5 from the previous day.
• 483,328 total vaccine doses administered (up 12,233 from the previous day).

Public health officials are now in a reface  to vaccinate more people and hold down a surge in infections that has already  led to restrictions in Europe.

Below is a map of Covid-19 cases in the past 14 days that shows Delaware firmly in the red zone with high growth  of new cases. Laptop users can enlarge the map and tap on individual counties to see case data.

Below is an interactive map courtesy of the Delaware Division of Public Health. Laptop computer users can tap on the zip code area to see case information.

Click here for additional 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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