Covid update: 19 deaths reported as new cases, hospitalizations decline

Delaware continues to see Covid-19 related deaths, despite a steady decline in new cases and hospitalizations, the Delaware Division of Public Health reported on Saturday.
Data as of Friday reported  19 deaths, including 17 from a review of vital statistics records. Of those who died, eight were residents from New Castle County, six from Kent County, and five from Sussex County.
They ranged in age from their 50s to more than  100. All 19 had underlying health conditions, and four were residents of long-term care facilities. Fifteen were not vaccinated, and four were fully vaccinated. The fatalities increased Delaware’s total number of Covid-related deaths to 2,064.
The other numbers
  • 346 new positive cases, bringing the overall total to 142,058. The seven-day average of new cases is 313, down from 460 earlier in the fall. 
  • 6.9% of total tests were positive in the seven-day rolling average, down one-tenth of a percent from the previous day. The total test average had been in the 8% range earlier in the fall.
  • 165 current hospitalizations, down eight from the previous day, including 26 individuals in critical condition. Hospitalizations had been totaling 200 or more earlier in the fall.
  • 13 new hospital admissions, down one from the previous day).
  • 1,029 people tested negative, bringing the total to 719,943.
  • 579,053 people fully vaccinated, up 716, according to the Centers for Disease Control  Vaccine Tracker.
  • 81% of the state’s adults have received at least one dose of the Covid-19 vaccine.
  • 1,275,546 total vaccine doses administered, up 3,262, according to the CDC Vaccine Tracker.

Despite the lower number of cases, the CovidActNow site still lists Delaware in the critical zone in terms of the number of new daily cases  Click on the CovidActNow logo at bottom left for links to date for every U.S.  state and county.  (See graphic below)

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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