Covid-19 cases rise as holiday approaches


A pre-holiday uptick in Covid-19 cases may be underway.

The 280 new positive cases brought the overall total of Covid-19 cases to The seven-day average of new cases is 291 after earlier  falling into the 250s.

Covid-19 cases are increasing nationwide, mainly in areas of the Midwest and Northeast. Delaware has not seen big gains in cases, but never saw a dramatic drop either.

Delaware remains in the middle of the pack among the 50 states in the rate of  Covid-19 cases per 100,000 residents. The case rate is above the figures for the neighboring states of Maryland, Pennsylvania and New Jersey.

Statistic: Rate of coronavirus (COVID-19) cases in the United States as of November 15, 2021, by state (per 100,000 people) | Statista
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No deaths were reported on Sunday night. Delaware’s total number of Covid-19-related deaths stayed  2,141.

The other numbers:
• 6% of total tests were positive in the seven-day rolling average, up two-tenths of a percent from the previous day. The percentage of positive tests had dropped to the vicinity of 5.5%
• 146 current hospitalizations, up 14 from the previous day,  including 16 individuals in critical condition. Hospitalizations have remained around 150.
• 7 new hospital admissions, up by four from the previous day.
• 527 people  tested negative, bringing the total to 736,264.
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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