Delaware continues to see a high number of Covid-19 cases, although signs point to a slight decline as more people are vaccinated.
(Areas to the south and west of Dover are seeing the highest level of New Cases. Map from Division of Public Health)
On a seven-day average, the number of new daily cases dipped slightly in the last week to 453, but remained far above the summer low in 2021 of 20.
In Monday’s report from the Delaware Division of Public Health, Covid-19 hospitalizations fell below 200 for the first time in weeks.
Areas to the south and west of Dover are seeing the greatest number of cases per 100,000 residents. Those areas typically have lower vaccination rates than other parts of the state.
The high number of cases extends into adjacent areas of the Eastern Shore of Maryland, with TidalHealth Peninsula in Salisbury erecting a tent to handle those with less severe cases of Covid. They are treated via a one-time monoclonal antibody infusion. In addition, the tent allows for a less crowded emergency room that was previously handling the procedure.
Newark’s 19711 zip code is no longer a hotspot due to a sharp drop in new cases following a surge linked to University of Delaware students returning to class.
The numbers as of Sunday night
- No new deaths reported, keeping Delaware’s total number of Covid-related deaths at 1,942.
- 425 new positive cases, bringing the overall total to 131,848
- 7.3% of total tests were positive in the seven-day rolling average, down two-tenths of a percent from the previous day.
- 198 current hospitalizations, down 14 from the previous day, including 39 individuals in critical condition.
- 16 new hospital admissions, up 1 from the previous day).
- 522,401 Delawareans fully vaccinated, up 874 from the previous day. Based on 2020 U.S. Census population figures, about 52 percent of the state’s entire population has been vaccinated. Children under 12 are still ineligible to receive the vaccine.
- 1,163,736 total vaccine doses administered, up 1,382 from the previous day).
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