CDC’s new online tool shows low Covid spread in Delaware


A new online tool from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows Delaware with a low transmission rate of Covid-19.

Kent and Sussex counties joined New Castle in having low transmission rates of the virus. Last week, the online tool showed moderate spread in Kent and Sussex.

Much of the nation is now seeing low to medium transmission rates for Covid-19. An exception is a large area of Appalachia that includes portions of West Virginia, Tennessee and Kentucky. That region has lower vaccination rates than much of the nation.


 See an embedded version of the tool below to check out transmission rates in all U.S. counties.


On Tuesday, Gov.. John Carney ended a nearly two-year-long Covid State of Emergency.

Delaware has seen a sharp decline in hospitalizations, with the number of Covid-19 patients dropping below 100 after spiking to more than 700 in January.

The high hospitalization rate led Gov. John Carney to order masks at indoor public spaces temporarily.

Masks remain mandatory on buses, passenger jets, and trains.