Covid update: 13 additional deaths based on review of vital statistics records

The Delaware Division of Public Health reported 13 deaths following a review of vital statistics records.
All of the deaths came in August, except for one from June.
Of those who died, six were  New Castle County, five from Kent County, and two from Sussex County. They ranged in age from their 30s to their 90s. All had underlying health conditions. 
Twelve of those who died were unvaccinated, and one was fully vaccinated. The deaths increased Delaware’s total number of Covid-related fatalities to 1,942. (See above graph from the Delaware Divison of Public Health for a comparison of fatalities between the vaccinated and unvaccinated.)
Despite signs that the Covid-19 pandemic may have peaked nationwide, Delaware still sees a high number of cases.
Other numbers
  • 648 new daily positive cases, bringing the overall total to 129,874 or nearly 13 percent of the state’s population. The seven-day average number of new cases is 470.7.
  • 8% of total tests were positive in the seven-day rolling average, up four-tenths of a percent from the previous day.
  • 219 current hospitalizations, down 10 from the previous day), including 40 individuals in critical condition. Hospitalizations have been as high as 474 and as low as 14 during the pandemic.
  • 14 new hospital admissions, down 11 from the previous day).
  • 78% of Delaware’s adults have received at least one dose of vaccine.
  • 518,367 Delawareans fully vaccinated, nearly 53 percent of the state’s population, up 1,023 from the previous day. 
  • One million one hundred fifty-six thousand seven hundred twenty-four total vaccine doses were administered, up 1,786 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.  
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