Covid 19 update: 9 new deaths as hospitalizations near 300

The Tuesday Covid-19  summary from the Delaware Division of Public Health reported nine new deaths and nearly 300 people in the hospital.
The death toll rose above 2,200.
Of those who died from the virus, five were from Sussex County, three from New Castle County, and one from Kent County.
They ranged in age from their 40s to their 70s. All nine individuals had underlying health conditions, and eight were not vaccinated, while one was fully vaccinated.
The deaths increased Delaware’s total number of  Covid-related fatalities to 2,203.
Public health officials did note that the death rate from Covid has dropped, due to widespread vaccinations. Even those who catch the virus after being vaccinated tend to have less severe cases.
The CovidActNow site continues to list Delaware as a very high-risk state for Covid-19.
Click on the CovidActNow logo below for stats for each U.S. state and county.

The other numbers
  • 290 new positive cases, bringing the overall total to 157,175. 
  • The seven-day average of new cases is 572. Case numbers earlier in the week are low due to fewer test results over the weekend.
  • 8.7% of total tests were positive in the seven-day rolling average, up two-tenths of a percent from the previous day).
  • 296 current hospitalizations, up 56 from the previous day,  including 34 individuals in critical condition. Hospitalizations had fallen below 50 earlier in the fall.
  • 16 new hospital admissions, up by one from the previous day.
  • 602,666 people fully vaccinated, up 81 from the previous day,  according to the CDC Vaccine Tracker. Based on Delaware’s 2020 U.S. Census population, more than 60% of the state’s population is fully vaccinated.
For more Delaware 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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