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2 years after 1st Covid case, Delaware sees sharp drop in infections after Omicron surge

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2 years after 1st Covid case, Delaware sees  sharp drop in infections after Omicron surge
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 The Delaware Division of Public Health’s weekly Covid-19 summary took note of the first Covid-19 case, which was reported two years ago on Friday.

Since then, the state has reported 258,024 positive cases, 2,753 deaths, and at its peak in January, 759 hospitalizations.

Nearly 600,000 residents are fully vaccinated.  Of those, 292,788 have received a booster or additional dose. 

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More than 90% of the state’s adults have received at least one dose of vaccine.

The state continues to report a decline in new cases and hospitalizations, with fewer than 60 in the hospital following a surge of cases from the Omicron variant that peaked in January.

The surge in cases taxed the capacity of Delaware hospitals with dozens of people on ventilators at one point. The number of critically ill has since dropped below five.

Delaware’s State of Emergency has since ended and masks are for the most part no longer required in non-medical settings.

  • – Total positive cases since March 11, 2020: 258,024 
  • – Seven-day average of new positive cases: 80.0, a decrease of 22.9 positive cases from last week. 
  • – Seven-day average for the percentage of total positive tests: 3.3%, a decrease of 0.9 percentage points from last week. 
  • – Hospitalizations: 54, a decrease of 22 from last week; critically ill: four, a decrease of 5 from last week.  
  • – Total Covid-19 deaths: 2,753. Last week’s release were incorrectly listed as 2,713
  • – Total Covid-19 deaths reported since last week: two

Vaccinations:  

  • -Total number of doses administered in Delaware: 1,699,147 
  • – Percentage of Delawareans 5+ who are fully vaccinated (CDC data): 72% 
  • – Percentage of Delawareans 12+ who are fully vaccinated (CDC data): 76.3%  
  • – Percentage of Delawareans 18+ who are fully vaccinated (CDC data): 77.8% 
  • – Percent of Delawareans who are fully vaccinated (CDC data): 67.9%  
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  • Vaccination status report:   

The following reports capture a weekly breakdown of vaccination status for cases, deaths, and hospitalizations for the time frame for Feb. 28 – Mar. 6. 

Weekly Overview
(2/28/22 – 3/6/22)
Unvaccinated Cases
Total Unvaccinated / Partially Vaccinated Cases335
Total Cases673
Percent of Unvaccinated / Partially Vaccinated Cases50%
Hospitalizations
Unvaccinated / Partially Vaccinated Hospitalized Cases9
Total Hospitalized Cases23
Percent of Unvaccinated / Partially Vaccinated Hospitalized Cases39%
Deaths
Unvaccinated / Partially Vaccinated COVID-19 Deaths1
Total COVID-19 Deaths3
Percent of Unvaccinated / Partially Vaccinated COVID-19 Deaths33%
  
Weekly Overview
(2/28/22 – 3/6/22)
Non-boosted Cases
Total Non-boosted Cases515
Total Cases673
Percent of Non-boosted Cases77%
Non-boosted Hospitalized Cases
Total Non-boosted Hospitalized Cases18
Total Hospitalized Cases23
Percent of Non-boosted Cases78%
Non-boosted Deaths
Total Non-boosted Deaths1
Total COVID-19 Deaths3
Percent of Non-boosted Deaths33%

For more detailed statistics broken down by county and zip code, click here.

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