The Delaware Division of Public Health reported a dozen new deaths from Covid-19 complications in recent days.
Of those who died, eight were residents of Sussex County, three from New Castle County, and one resided in Kent County. They ranged in age from their 30s to their 80s.
All had underlying health conditions. Ten were not vaccinated, and two were fully vaccinated. Their deaths increased Delaware’s total number of Covid-related deaths to 1,954.
While the state’s Covid-19 death rate has dropped due to advances in treatment and vaccines, Delaware appears to be on track to seeing a total death toll of 2,000 from the virus. That number of deaths rivals the population of either Delmar or Delaware City.
Delaware has reached a plateau in the number of new cases, but has not seen the sizable declines that occurred in the past. This may be due to activities returning to normal without restrictions.
Delaware is seeing more Covid-19 cases in areas of the state with lower vaccination rates. See the graphic above from the Delaware Division of Public Health.
The other numbers in the Thursday report based on Wednesday night figures
• 532 new positive cases, bringing the overall total to 132,963.
• 7.5% of total tests were positive in the seven-day rolling average, unchanged from the previous day,
• 225 current hospitalizations, up 8 from the previous day, including 39 individuals in critical condition.
• 10 new hospital admissions, down seven from the previous day.
• 1,596 people who tested negative, bringing the total to 697,055.
• 527,693 Delawareans fully vaccinated, up 1,881 from the previous day.
• 1,171,706 total vaccine doses administered, up 2,758 from the previous day.
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