Top trending: New daily. cases of Covid-19 above 600

Delaware’s new daily cases of Covid-19 exceeded 600 in the Friday report from the Delaware Division of Public Health.
The number of cases had dropped below 50 at one point earlier this year, prior to the Delta variant taking hold during the summer.
No new deaths were reported as Delaware’s total number of COVID-related deaths remained at 1,913.
The University of Delaware’s Covid-19 dashboard reported 143 cases from Monday through Friday. Last week, UD reported 376 cases. The UD cases are added into state totals. With isolation units filled, UD was telling students testing positive to go home.

The other numbers
• 618 new positive cases, bringing the overall total to 127,222. The seven-day average is 477 cases. 
• 8.4% of total tests were positive in the seven-day rolling average, unchanged from the previous day. The rate is more than eight times the figure reported earlier this year.
• 259 current hospitalizations, up eight from the previous day), including 42 individuals in critical condition. Hospitalizations have been as high as 474 and as low as two dozen.
• 11 new hospital admissions, down 4 from the previous day.
• 1,724 people who tested negative, bringing the total to 680,831.
• 512,701 Delawareans fully vaccinated, up 1,035 from the previous day – about 51% of state’s. residents.
• 1,146,696 total vaccine doses administered, up 1,915 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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