Covid-related hospitalizations again break record


Covid-related hospitalizations moved past the 600 mark in the Tuesday summary from the Delaware Division of Public Health.

On the same day, it was announced that Delaware is seeking federal resources in an effort to take the burden off hospitals that are at or above full capacity and in some situations are unable to find care facilities for patients eligible for discharge who may need further care.

Meanwhile, a number of critically ill Covid-19 cases has increased to more than 70, putting a further strain on the health care system, which is seeing staffing issues, some related to Covid cases as well as a long-running number of unfilled positions.

Other numbers as of Monday night

  • No new deaths keeping Delaware’s total number of COVID-related fatalities at 2,286.
  • 2,265 new positive cases, bringing the overall total to 191,649. The cumulative breakdown by county: New Castle, 109,060 cases; Kent, 36,002, Sussex, 45,857, county not yet known, 730.
  • 26.9% of total tests were positive in the seven-day rolling average, up 2.1 percentage points from the previous day. The total test measurement takes into account people who are tested more than once. In recent days, daily positive tests have been running at a 40% clip.
  • 602 current hospitalizations, up 13 from the previous day.
  • 72 individuals in critical condition.
  • 44 new hospital admissions, up 18 from the previous day.
  • 7,340 tests performed daily in the seven-day average, down 132 from the previous day,
  • 627,242 people fully vaccinated, up 2,434 from the last report, according to the CDC Vaccine Tracker.
  • 1,597,853 total vaccine doses administered, up 15,360 from the last report, according to the CDC Vaccine Tracker.

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