Covid update: Hospitalizations rise to 666

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In its Thursday Covid-19 summary, the Delaware Division of Public Health reported a 666 hospitalizations and 70 people in critical condition.

The other numbers

  • No new Covid-19 deaths reported, keeping Delaware’s total number of Covid-related deaths at 2,286. The Division of Public Health expects to have an update on deaths in the near future. A surge in hospitalizations has led to delays in reporting.
  • 2,638 new daily positive cases, bringing the overall total to 195,600. Positive case numbers have been affected by staffing issues and weather related closings at test sites.
  • 2,515 daily positive cases based on a seven-day average.
  • 27.9% of total tests were positive in the seven-day rolling average, up up one-tenth of a percent from the previous day. The Delaware Covid-19 testing system has faced strains due to a surge in activity, with officials seeking help from the federal government.
  • 41 new hospital admissions, up six from the previous day.
  • 9,014 tests performed daily in the seven-day average (up 864 from the previous day.
  • 627,765* people fully vaccinated, according to the CDC Vaccine Tracker.
  • 1,600,251* total vaccine doses administered, according to the most recent CDC Vaccine Tracker.

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