Delaware vaccination total hits 1 million

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Delaware reached a milestone last week with more than one million doses of vaccine administered in the state.

The state is moving toward having 70% of its adult population receiving at least one dose of the vaccine by July 4. According to the Delaware Division of Public Health, 68.9% of adults had received one shot as of Saturday.

Getting to that goal is not a sure thing due to a decline in vaccinations despite walk-in sites and promotions that include a drawing for a $302,000 prize.

The one million figure is believed to people vaccinated in Delaware who live in surrounding areas and, in many cases, work in Delaware.

In related news, the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention rolled out a data tracker that provides an easier way to see how your home county is doing in Covid-19 vaccinations, cases, and hospitalizations.

County information has been available since the beginning of the pandemic. However, the new CDC version provides a more convenient way to look at data.

The tracker shows Delaware with a moderate rate of spread.

Below is information from the CDC tracker on vaccinations by county. The percentage of those over 18 getting at least one dose of the Covid-19 vaccine is closely watched.

New Castle County is within seven-tenths of one percent of getting to 70 percent. Kent County lags far behind, with 53.3 percent of those over 18 getting at least one vaccine dose.

County Percent of Total Pop with At Least 1 Dose – Resident Percent of 12+ group with At Least 1 Dose – Resident Percent of 18+ group with At Least 1 Dose – Resident Percent of 65+ group with At Least 1 Dose – Resident
Kent County 43.2 50.9 53.3 79.2
New Castle County 57.7 67.1 69.3 90.9
Sussex County 57.6 65.5 68.7 92.9

Click here for the full tracker.

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