Covid update: One new death, 269 new cases

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The Wednesday  Covid-19 summary in Delaware reported one new death – a New Castle County resident in their 60s with underlying health conditions.  The individual was not vaccinated. The lone death increased Delaware’s total number of Covid-related deaths to 2,096.
The CovidActNow website continues to report that Delaware is a very high-risk state for Covid-19. Click on the CovidActNow logo at the bottom left of the graphic for data for all 50 states and the nation’s counties.
New Castle County is now listed as high risk, with Kent and Sussex counties at very high risk. When it comes to vaccination rates, New Castle County has 69.7% of its population getting at least one dose of vaccine. Kent County’s  vaccination rate is about 55% and Sussex comes in  at 69.4%

The other numbers:
• 269 new positive cases, bringing the overall total to 144,755. The seven-day average is 257.4 new daily cases. During the fall 2921 surge, the seven-day average number of new cases was around 450. 
• 5.8% of total tests were positive in the seven-day rolling average, down four-tenths of a percent from the previous day).
• 169 current hospitalizations, up by two from the previous day, including 30 individuals in critical condition.
• 15 new hospital admissions, up by three from the previous day).
• 380 people tested negative, bringing the total to 727,031.
• 585,425 people were fully vaccinated, about 58% of the state’s 2020 Census population.
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