Following a review of vital statistics records from February and March, the number of deaths from Covid-19 in Delaware rose by 10 to 2,894.
Delaware has also seen a sharp increase in new cases, although the number of hospitalizations remains low, the Delaware Division of Public Health reported.
New cases have risen sharply around the nation, with the Division of Public Health advising that students should be tested when returning from spring break. The University of Delaware continues to require masks in classroom settings, and masks are required in indoor settings in Philadelphia.
Cases have risen as a new, faster-spreading variant takes hold. As a result, public health experts expect to see a growing number of hospitalizations, although not at the level seen earlier this year.
This week, the first test-to-treat center opened in Newark on an appointment and walk-in basis. The center offers rapid test and medications used to treat early-stage cases. (See headline below for more information).
Of those who died from virus complications, seven were residents of New Castle County, and three were from Kent County. They ranged in age from their 60s to their 90s. All had underlying health conditions, and two were residents of long-term care facilities. Seven were fully vaccinated, and three were not vaccinated. The deaths came after a review of records from February and March.
This week, Delaware saw the opening of its first Test to Treat Center in Newark. The program offers tests to those who have suffered Covid-like symptoms within five days.
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This week, Delaware saw the opening of its first Test to Treat Center in Newark. The program gives rapid tests to those with Covid-like symptoms
The other numbers:
• 249 new positive cases, bringing the overall total to 260,041.
.• 5.9% of total tests were positive in the 7-day rolling average, up one-tenth of a percent from the previous day.
.• 38 current hospitalizations, down two from the previous day, including two individuals in critical condition.
• 13 new hospital admissions, up six from the previous day.
• 2,308 tests performed daily in the seven-day average, up 80 from the previous day.
.• 669,622 people fully vaccinated, up 844 from the previous day, according to the CDC Vaccine Tracker.
• 1,787,791 total vaccine doses administered, up 7,729 from the previous day), according to the CDC Vaccine Tracker.