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Covid update: 4 deaths as number of hospitalizations falls into low 40s

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Covid update: 4 deaths as number of hospitalizations falls into low 40s
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Four new deaths were reported in the Tuesday Covid-19 summary from the Delaware Division of Public Health. 
 
New cases fell into the low 40s but are still above the summer 2021  low of around 20. Deaths are typically a lagging indicator and reflect the Omicron surge that led to dozens on ventilators in January.
 
The number of critically ill is now two after briefly falling to zero, perhaps due to new deaths.
 
Of the deaths reported on Tuesday, three were recent, and one came from a review of Vital Statistics reports from February.
 
Among those who died, two residents of Kent County, with one each from New Castle and Sussex counties. They ranged in age from the 60s to their 80s, and all had underlying health conditions and one was a resident of a long-term care facility.
 
Three of the four were not vaccinated, while one was fully vaccinated. The deaths toll now stands at 2,811.
 
The other numbers:
 
• 42 new positive cases, bringing the overall total to 258,287. 
• 3.1% of total tests were positive in the 7-day rolling average, down one-tenth of a percent from the previous day.
• 43 current hospitalizations, down five from the previous day.
• Five new hospital admissions, up by two  from the previous day).
• 2,456 tests performed daily in the seven-day average (up by one from the previous day).
• 662,432 people fully vaccinated, up 422 from the previous day,  according to the CDC Vaccine Tracker.
• 1,745,360 total vaccine doses administered, up by 1,215 from the previous day), according to the CDC Vaccine Tracker.
For more data, including breakdowns by age, sex, race/ethnicity, at the statewide, county, and, in some cases, ZIP code or census tract level, click on the accompanying link. https://myhealthycommunity.dhss.delaware.gov/locations/state
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