Top trending: Deaths, hospitalizations and new cases increase in Thursday Covid report

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Two  new deaths, nearly 440  new cases and 165  hospitalizations for Covid-19 were reported by the Delaware Division of Public Health.
It followed  five new deaths on Wednesday and another four deaths from a review of  via statistics records.  Two fully vaccinated individuals were among the deaths reported on Wednesday.
Twenty nine individuals are in critical condition, the highest number in recent months but below peak figures in the 50s.
The figure indicates that the death toll from Covid will increase in coming weeks. Prior to the latest surge in cases, the state, on a couple of occasions,  had gone a week without a Covid-related death.
Other information:
  • Two new deaths reported as of Wednesday  – one resident each from New Castle and Sussex counties. They ranged in age from their 60s to their 70s, both had underlying health conditions, neither was a resident of a long-term care facility, and neither was vaccinated. Their passing increased Delaware’s total number of Covid-related deaths to 1,851.
  • 438 new positive cases, bringing the overall total to 115,665. Daily cases had fallen below 50 earlier in year. 
  • 7.9% of total tests were positive in the 7-day rolling average, up five-tenths of a percent from the previous day. The positive case rate had fallen as low as 1%
  • 165 current hospitalizations, up 13 from the previous day. Hospitalizations have been as high as 474, but had dropped below 50 earlier in the year.
  • 22 new hospital admissions (up one  from the previous day).
  • 483,684 Delawareans fully vaccinated (up 1,219 from the previous day).
  • 1,091,585 total vaccine doses administered (up 2,491 from the previous day).
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