Positive Covid -19 test figure falls below 5 percent

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According to the Sunday report from the Delaware Division of Public Health, the rate of positive tests to total tests has slipped below the five percent mark.

Five percent is a benchmark used by the World Health Organization to denote moderate spread of the virus.

Cases remain at an elevated level when compared to the summer 2020 low of around 100 new daily cases. Faster-spreading ariants of the virus are suspected of being a factor in the higher case rates.

Other numbers:

  • No new deaths, keeping Delaware’s total number of COVID-related deaths at 1,626.
  • 293 new positive cases, bringing the overall total to 104,909.
  • 20.3 percent of people tested positive in the seven-day rolling average, own two-tenths of a percent from the previous day.
  • 4.8% of total tests were positive in the seven-day rolling average (down two-tenths of a percent from the previous day.
  • 156 current hospitalizations (up 1 from the previous day), including 15 individuals in critical condition.
  • 15 new hospital admissions (down 7 from the previous day).
  • 02,042 Delawareans fully vaccinated (up 1,287 from the previous day).
  • 759,686 total vaccine doses administered (up 2,529 from the previous day).
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.
Below is an interactive map from Big Local News that tracks Covid-19 cases, deaths and vaccinations. Laptop and desktop computer users can click on the map twice for information by state or county.
The map shows Kent County Having the most Covid-19 cases per 100,000 population, followed by Sussex and New Castle counties. Until recently, New Castle had the highest number of cases per 100,000 residents.

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