Latest Covid-19 death figures point to pandemic among the unvaccinated

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The Thursday report from the Delaware Division of Public Health continues to shows an uptick in cases and hospitalizations.
 
Deaths are largely coming from the unvaccinated with underlying conditions.
 
A total of  11 deaths were reported, including eight from a review of Vital Statistics records from October and September.
 
Of those who died four were residents of New Castle County, four were from Sussex County, and three resided in  Kent County.
 
They ranged in age from their 50s to their 90s. All had underlying health conditions. Ten were not vaccinated, while one was fully vaccinated.
 
Delaware’s total number of COVID-related deaths now stands at 2,154.
 
The other numbers
 
• 421 new positive cases, bringing the overall total to 149,096. The seven-day average of new cases is 327.
• 7.2% of total tests were positive in the seven-day rolling average, up six-tenths of a percent from the previous day.
• 168 current hospitalizations, up 13 from the previous day,  including 17 individuals in critical condition.
• 19 new hospital admissions, up 7 from the previous day).
• 823 people  tested negative, bringing the total to 737,603.
• 593,241 people fully vaccinated (up 92 from the previous day), according to the CDC Vaccine Tracker.
• 1,386,194 total vaccine doses administered (up 167 from the previous day), according to 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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