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Weekly Covid report: Steep decline in new cases, hospitalizations continues

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Weekly Covid report: Steep decline in new cases, hospitalizations continues
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The Division of Public Health issued its first report after the end of Gov. John Carney’s State of Emergency showed a continued downturn in new cases and hospitalizations.

During a one-week period, none of the nine individuals who passed away from the virus had received booster shots with 89% of those who died either unvaccinated or partially vaccinated.

Weekly cases and hospitalizations:

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  • – Total positive cases since March 11, 2020: 257,065
  • – Seven-day average of new positive cases: 102.9, a decrease of 24.1 percentage points from last week.
  • – Seven-day average for the percentage of total positive tests: 4.2%, a decrease of 0.8 percentage points from last week.
  • – Hospitalizations: 76, a decrease of 22 from last week; critically ill: nine, a decrease of 2 from last week.
  • – Total Covid-19 deaths: 2,713
  • – Total Covid-19 deaths reported since last week: seven, including two from a review of vital statistics records.

Vaccinations

  • – Total number of doses administered in Delaware: 1,693,944
  • – Percentage of Delawareans 5+ who are fully vaccinated (CDC data): 71.7%
  • – Percentage of Delawareans 12+ who are fully vaccinated (CDC data): 76.1%
  • – Percentage of Delawareans 18+ who are fully vaccinated (CDC data): 77.6%
  • – Percent of Delawareans who are fully vaccinated (CDC data): 67.7%

Vaccination status report:
The following reports capture a weekly breakdown of vaccination status for cases, deaths, and hospitalizations from  Feb. 21 – Feb. 27.

The Division of Public Health is no longer providing weekly updates on breakthrough cases that occur among those who are fully vaccinated. Breakthroughs have accounted for less than 4% of total cases. Information on cases can be found here.

Weekly Overview
(2/21/22 – 2/27/22)
Unvaccinated cases
Total Unvaccinated / Partially Vaccinated Cases380
Total Cases727
Percent of unvaccinated / Partially Vaccinated Cases52%
Hospitalizations
Unvaccinated / Partially Vaccinated Hospitalized Cases25
Total Hospitalized Cases41
Percent of Unvaccinated / Partially Vaccinated Hospitalized Cases61%
Deaths
Unvaccinated / Partially Vaccinated COVID-19 Deaths8
Total COVID-19 Deaths9
Percent of Unvaccinated / Partially Vaccinated COVID-19 Deaths89%
Weekly Overview
(2/21/22 – 2/27/22)
Non-boosted Cases
Total Non-boosted Cases573
Total Cases727
Percent of Non-boosted Cases79%
Non-boosted Hospitalized Cases
Total Non-boosted Hospitalized Cases34
Total Hospitalized Cases41
Percent of Non-boosted Cases83%
Non-boosted Deaths
Total Non-boosted Deaths9
Total COVID-19 Deaths9
Percent of Non-boosted Cases100%
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