New Covid-19 cases drop below 50 as hospitalizations rise slightly


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According to the  Sunday report from the Delaware Division of Public Health, new Covid-19 cases fell back to 49  after rising to 105 on Saturday. 

Vaccinations continued during the Memorial Day weekend, although the number is down sharply from previous weekends.

Public health officials are not ruling out an uptick of cases, due to get-togethers over Memorial Day. Delaware also saw an end to capacity restrictions and mask mandates  at bars, restaurants and other establishments.  

Cases that do occur tend to affect younger people, who typically have less severe  infections. Medical treatment has also advanced, especially for individuals who do not wait to seek care.

The numbers:

  • No new deaths, with  Delaware’s total number of COVID-related deaths remaining at 1,661.
  • 49 new positive cases, bringing the overall total to 108,821. 
  • 10.3% individuals  tested positive in the 7-day rolling average, down three-tenths of a percent from the previous day.
  • 2.5% of total tests were positive in the 7-day rolling average, down two-tenths of a percent from the previous day. The closely watched total test figure is now half of the moderate spread  threshold used by  the World Health Organization.
  • The number  of new cases per 100,000 population over the past two weeks  has dropped to about 200, after rising to 500 or more  in some Delaware zip codes during the winter.
  • 60 current hospitalizations (up two  from the previous day), including 6 individuals in critical condition. Hospitalizations rose to nearly 475 during the winter. 
  • 13 new hospital admissions (down three  from the previous day).
  • 385,132 Delawareans fully vaccinated (up 1,305 from the previous day).
  • 913,663 total vaccine doses administered (up 2,651 from the previous day).
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