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Delaware has entered the “very high” zone when it comes to the risk of coronavirus.
The state has moved into the critical category when it comes to the growth of new cases. While most cases do not require extensive treatment, some will lead to hospitalizations and a handful to deaths.
The Covid ActNow site listed the state in the second-highest risk category, while other metrics, including the infection rate and the intensive care bed use percentage, ranged from high to moderate.
The rate of Covid-19 cases in Delaware and New Castle County is now running ahead of figures for the Philadelphia metropolitan area, including New Castle County.
Delaware and Rhode Island are the only states north of the Mason-Dixon line in the very high category. Louisiana, Alabama, Florida, and Texas are among the states in the top “severe” category.
Below is the Delaware widget from Covid Act Now.
Click here to see how Delaware ranks among the 50 states in cases per 100,000 and other categories.
Saturday night figures from the Delaware Division of Public Health show a surge in cases and hospitalizations.
The numbers as of Sunday night:
- No new deaths were reported keeping Delaware’s total number of Covid-related deaths at 1,854. Three deaths were reported late last week.
- 288 (revised figure) new positive cases, bringing the overall total to 116,771. The daily number of new is well above the low of 50 and below the level of more than 1,000 during the winter peak.
- 7.5% of total tests were positive in the seven-day rolling average, down one-tenth of a percent from the previous day.
- 188 current hospitalizations, up three from the previous day.
- 35 people 29 in critical condition, up from 29 a day earlier. Hospitalizations had fallen below 20 earlier in the summer and had been as high as 474 during the day.
- 487,210 Delawareans fully vaccinated, up 892 from the previous day. However, that amounts to a bit less than half of the state’s total population, based on 2020 Census figures.
- 1,098,746 total vaccine doses were administered (up 1,959 from the previous day.
- 75.1% of people 18 and over have received at least one dose vaccine, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention figures.
- 57.5% of the state’s population has received at least one Covid-19 vaccine dose.
- Nearly 1.1 million doses of vaccine have been administered.
The pace of vaccinations has picked in Delaware as the surge in new cases became evident.
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.