Delaware’s Covid-19 death toll nears 2,000 as new daily cases rise to more than 600

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Delaware is likely to record 2,000 deaths from Covid-19 in coming days.
 
In its Friday update,  the Delaware Division of Public Health reported 20 deaths. No deaths were reported on Saturday.
 
The numbers included five new deaths and 15 that came out of a review of vital statistics records.
 
All 20 individuals had underlying health conditions. The deaths increased Delaware’s total number of Covid-related deaths to 1,997. 
 
• Current deaths (Friday)  –  Four were residents of New Castle County and one  was a resident of Sussex County. They ranged in age from their 50s to their 90s. Four were not vaccinated; one  was fully vaccinated.
• Vital Statistics Review – Eight were residents of New Castle County, 5 were from Sussex County, and 2 were from Kent County. They  ranged in age from their 60s to their 90s. Four were residents of a long-term care facility. Ten  were not vaccinated, while  five were fully vaccinated.
 
The other numbers
• 622 new positive cases, bringing the overall total to 137,288. 
• 7.8% of total tests were positive in the 7-day rolling average (unchanged from the previous day).
• 224 current hospitalizations, down 10 from the previous day,  including 26 individuals in critical condition.
• 10 new hospital admissions, down 3 from the previous day.
• 1,379 people who tested negative, bringing the total to 708,191.
• 549,879 Delawareans fully vaccinated, up 2,473 from the previous day).
• 1,202,894 total vaccine doses administered (up 3,515 from the previous day.
 

Vaccination status

On Friday, the Division of Public Health released the following regarding vaccination status of those hospitalized or died from the virus.

Weekly Overview
(9/27 -10/3)
Unvaccinated Cases
Total Unvaccinated / Partially Vaccinated Cases 2493
Total Cases 3164
Percent of Unvaccinated / Partially Vaccinated Cases 79%
Hospitalizations
Unvaccinated / Partially Vaccinated Hospitalized  Cases 88
Total Hospitalized Cases 111
Percent of Unvaccinated / Partially Vaccinated Hospitalized  Cases 79%
Deaths
Unvaccinated / Partially Vaccinated COVID-19 Deaths 7
Total COVID-19 Deaths 11
Percent of Unvaccinated / Partially Vaccinated COVID-19 Deaths 64%
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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