New daily cases moved downward in Tuesday’s Covid-19 report from the Delaware Division of Public Health.
However, five more deaths were reported, mainly from those who were not vaccinated.
Of those who died from Covid-19 complications, two were from New Castle County, another two were residents of Kent County and one was from Sussex County.
They ranged in age from their 50s to their 80s. All five individuals had underlying health conditions and one was a resident of a long-term care facility. Of the five who died, four were not vaccinated and one was fully vaccinated.
In recent days, the percentage of total Covid deaths among the unvaccinated has moved into the 80% range.
Delaware’s total number of Covid-related deaths now stands at 2,124.
The declining number of cases comes as the holidays approach, with public health experts hoping a combination of fully vaccinated residents and those who had Covid-19 gaining immunity will limit any fall and winter surge.
The CovidActNow site still lists Delaware as “very high” in overall Covid-19 risk, due to an elevated number of daily cases. The number of new cases remains at a “critical” level.
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The other numbers
• 63 new positive cases, bringing the overall total to 146,207. The seven-day average of new daily cases is 245.4.
• 5.3% of total tests were positive in the 7-day rolling average, unchanged from the previous day.
• 152 current hospitalizations, up 16 from the previous day, including 18 individuals in critical condition.
• 6 new hospital admissions, down one from the previous day).
• 286 people who tested negative, bringing the total to 731,942.
• 588,971 people fully vaccinated, up 2,963 from the previous day), according to the CDC Vaccine Tracker. The state is closing on 60% of its total population being fully vaccinated.
• 1,348,976 total vaccine doses administered, up 24,536 from the previous day, according to the CDC Vaccine Tracker. Results are delayed, leading to a wide variation in vaccination figures.
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