Covid update: New daily cases, hospitalizations increase over the weekend

The  Sunday summary from the Delaware Division of Public Health shows a steady increase in Covid-19 cases and hospitalizations.
No new deaths were reported as of Saturday night. Delaware’s total number of Covid-related deaths now stands at  2,159.
As of Friday night, five new deaths were reported –  two residents of New Castle County, two residents of Kent County, and one person from Sussex.
They ranged in age from their 70s to their 80s. All had underlying health conditions and one was a resident of a long-term care facility. Three of those who died were not vaccinated. Delaware’s total number of Covid-related deaths now stands at  2,159.
The CovidActNow site lists Delaware as having a very high risk of Covid-19. Click on the CovidActNow logo at the lower left for information on U.S. states and counties.

The other numbers
• 350 new positive cases, bringing the overall total to 150,385. The seven day average of new cases is 357. The seven day rate had been in the range of 260.
• 7.4% of total tests were positive in the seven-day rolling average (down two-tenths of a percent from the previous day. The total test percentage had been down to 5.5 percent earlier in the fall.
• 167 current hospitalizations, up 2 from the previous day,  including 20 individuals in critical condition. Hospitalizations had fallen below 150 earlier in the fall.
• 10 new hospital admissions, down 11 from the previous day).
• 667 people who tested negative, bringing the total to 739,613.
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