Covid update: Four new deaths as the number of daily cases declines

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Four new deaths were reported in the Wednesday summary from the Delaware Division of Public Health.
 
Hospitalizations have declined since  September. However, deaths are a lagging indicator that comes during, and after surges of the virus. The latest wave is believed to have resulted from the faster-spreading Delta variant.
 
Of those who died, two were from Sussex and one each from New Castle and Kent counties.
 
They ranged in age from their 60s to their 80s. All four had underlying health conditions, and three were not vaccinated. The deaths increased Delaware’s total number of Covid-related fatalities to 2,041.
 
The other numbers
• 301 new positive cases, bringing the overall total to 140,944. The seven-day average has dropped from 450 in September to 359.
• 7.6% of total tests were positive in the seven-day rolling average, down one-tenth of a percent from the previous day).
• 186 current hospitalizations, down seven from the previous day,  including 25  in critical condition.
• 13 new hospital admissions (down four from the previous day).
• 282 people who tested negative, bringing the total to 716,804.
• 576,369 people who are fully vaccinated, up 630 from the previous day,  according to the CDC Vaccine Tracker.
• 1,264,504 total vaccine doses have been administered, up 2,441 from the previous day), according to the CDC Vaccine Tracker.
 
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