The pace of vaccinations continues to quicken in Delaware.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention figures indicated that nearly 73% of adults had received at least one dose of vaccine as of Monday.
The state’s 72.9% figure for residents 18 and older came on the same day that the nation reached the 70% adult vaccination milestone.
Delaware hit the 70% mark shortly before the 4th, but like the rest of the nation, saw a slowdown in vaccinations.
Delaware also saw a sharp drop in Covid-19 cases earlier in the spring and summer that may have contributed to waning interest in vaccines.
Until recently, the adult vaccination figure had increased by about one-tenth of a percent a day. However, in recent days, the daily adult rate increased by as much as three-tenths of one percent.
News of a growing number of daily cases more than likely due to the faster spreading Delta variant contributed to increased vaccinations.