Covid update: 5 new deaths as hospitalizations, critical cases numbers increase

Delaware continues to see a post-Thanksgiving decline in the number of new Covid-19 cases, although hospitalizations and the number of patients in critical condition showed a sharp increase in recent days.
Five new deaths were reported as of Monday night. Three were  residents of Sussex County and two were from New Castle County.
They ranged in age from their 40s to their 90s. All 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 number of Covid-related deaths now stands at  2,178.
Delaware remains a very high-risk location for Covid-19, according to the CovidActNow website. Click on the CovidActNow at the lower left of the graphic for data  by county and state. 
The state is ranked “critical in new cases per 100,000 population. Other areas are the medium category.

The other numbers as of Monday night
• 287 new positive cases, bringing the overall total to 153,190. 
• 8% of total tests were positive in the seven-day rolling average, unchanged from the previous day.
• 235 current hospitalizations, up 22 from the previous day, including 32 individuals in critical condition.
• 13 new hospital admissions, down 6 from the previous day).
• 212 people who tested negative, bringing the total to 743,319.
• 599,832 people fully vaccinated, up 6,344 since the last update before the holiday on 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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