Covid update: Is the level of new daily cases showing signs of a plateau?

Delaware continues to see an elevated level of Covid-19 cases, although recent numbers have not seen sharp increases in positive tests.
In its Monday report, the Delaware Division of Public Health reported:
  • No new deaths.• 404 new positive cases, bringing the overall total to 119,620.
  • 7.6% of total tests were positive in the 7-day rolling average, up one-tenth of a percent from the previous day. The rate of positive cases has hovered around 7.5 in recent days. Before the recent surge in cases, the positive case had fallen to 1%.
  • 226 current hospitalizations, up nine from the previous day), including 38 individuals in critical condition, up six from a day earlier.
  • 495,743 Delawareans fully vaccinated, up 684 from the previous day).
  • 1,115,230 total vaccine doses, up 1,334 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 the  Delaware widget from Covid Act Now that shows the state continues to rank in the very high-risk category,  primarily due to the increase in new cases. Neighboring states are “high risk,” the next category down.
The use of intensive care beds has moved to 83%, a figure on the high side.
One report from several years ago ranks the US 32nd among nations in the percentage of ICU beds to 100,000 population.
Hospitals have responded to capacity concerns by noting that updated treatments limit the number of people who need to go into ICUs. Hospitals also have flexibility in setting up units for Covid patients.
Click here to see how Delaware ranks among the 50 states in cases per 100,000 and other categories.
Covid ActNow notes that the fully vaccinated are at a much lower risk of getting the virus. Delaware ranks in the upper tier among the 50 states in the percentage of a fully vaccinated population.

To check out the Delaware Division of Public Health’s detailed Covid-19 dashboard, click here: