Covid-19 update: Daily cases drop to record low

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According to the Tuesday report from the Delaware Division of Public Health, the number of new daily cases of Covid-19 fell to a pandemic low.
There had been worries that Memorial Day weekend parties might lead to outbreaks among unvaccinated people. Vaccine appears to be driving down infections, although public health officials would like to see further declines.
Hospitalizations did show an uptick.
The numbers
  • No new deaths reported today, keeping Delaware’s total number of Covid-related deaths at 1,677.
  • 20 new positive cases, bringing the overall total to 109,188. Cases had been 700 or above during the winter.
  • 7.8% of people who tested positive in the seven-day rolling average, down seven-tenths of a percent from the previous day. The rate of positive tests had been 20% an above during the winter.
  • 2% of total tests were positive in the seven-day rolling average, unchanged from the previous day.
  • 40 current hospitalizations, up nine from the previous day, including seven individuals in critical condition. Hospitalizations had been as high as 474 last winter.
  • 13 new hospital admissions (down 14 from the previous day).
  • 400,325 Delawareans fully vaccinated (up 1,506 from the previous day).
  • 940,258 total vaccine doses administered (up 2,440 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.
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