All three Delaware counties moved into the elevated category for Covid-19 transmission.
According to a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention County Check, New Castle County moved into the yellow category, with Kent and Sussex moving into the orange-red zone.
The change had been expected as faster spreading variants of Covid-19 move out of New England and into the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic. (See map above)
The CDC advises those in red counties. wear masks in indoor public spaces, stay up to date on vaccinations, and get tested if symptoms appear.
People living in counties with a higher risk of severe Covid-19 are advised to consult with their physician on whether a mask should be worn and stay updated on vacinations.
After dropping into the 20s, the number of people in Delaware hospitals with Covid-19 has risen to 111 as of Thursday, with new daily cases increasing to 585. New cases had dropped below 100 earlier in the spring. No individuals were in critical condition as of Thursday.
Case counts are likely to be above the official tally, since some people are now testing positive at home, with those cases not making their way into daily numbers.
Three Covid deaths were reported as of Thursday night. Two of the individual were unvaccinated. they ranged in age from their 70s to their 90s.