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Delaware officials continue to urge everybody to be tested for the COVID-19 virus
Delaware officials continue to urge everybody to be tested for the COVID-19 virus

State cases of the virus that causes COVID-19 continue to rise.

The number of new cases hit 150 per day on a seven-day average, as of Thursday, the Delaware Division of Public Health said.

The seven-day average for the percentage of persons who tested positive jumped from 6.9 percent to 7.7 percent as of Thursday. As of Tuesday, the seven day average for the percentage of total tests that were positive was 3.3 percent, up from 3.1 percent.

A total of 24,751 positive cases have been identified among Delaware residents. In addition, 101 people are hospitalized in Delaware, down five from last Friday. Twenty-two are critically ill.

 

A total of 704 Delawareans have died because of COVID-19, the state said. It added an additional 26 deaths since last week, including nine as a result of a review of vital statistics records

To help spot cases and interrupt the spread of the virus, Delaware officials continue to urge everybody to be tested, whether they have symptoms or not.

Testing is free across the state, with a variety of ways to get tested every day.

Here’s where all the testing will be the week of Nov. 2:

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