Covid update: Five deaths as daily cases show steady decline

According to the Tuesday update from the Delaware Division of Public Health, the number of daily cases of Covid-19 remained below the recent peak in September. 
Five new deaths were reported – four from New Castle County and one from Sussex County. They ranged in age from their 50s to their 80s. All five had underlying health conditions, and one was a resident of a long-term care facility. Four were not vaccinated, and one was fully vaccinated. The deaths increased Delaware’s total number of  Covid-related fatalities to 2,037.
The other numbers
• 200 new positive cases, bringing the overall total to 140,651. The seven-day average is 361, down from 460 at one point in September.
• 7.7% of total tests were positive in the seven-day rolling average, unchanged from the previous day. Last summer,  the rate fell to 1 percent at one point during the previous summer.
• 193 current hospitalizations, up by  four from the previous day,  including 27 individuals in critical condition. Hospital stays had dropped below 25 during the summer of this year.
• 17 new hospital admissions, up by eight from the previous day.
• 575,739 people who are fully vaccinated, up 499 from the previous day according to the CDC Vaccine Tracker.
• 1,262,063 total vaccine doses administered, up 1,540 from the previous day,  according to the CDC Vaccine Tracker.
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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