Delaware’s average number of new cases of COVID-19 is 638 for the last week, down from highs over 800, but still qualifying for widespread infection.
State health officials still worry about a rise in the number of cases and hospitalizations after Christmas and New Year’s weekends and urge people to continue to stay home and follow strict COVID-19 protocols when they must go out.
As of Wednesday afternoon, 57,456 people in Delaware had tested positive, according to the Delaware Division of Public Health.
The seven-day average for the percentage of persons who tested positive was 23.9%, up from 22.5% the week before. The seven-day average for the percentage of total tests that were positive was 9.1%, a decrease from 9.8% the week before.
As of Friday, there were 412 people hospitalized, with 58 of them in critical condition. That’s down 14 from the week before.Error, group does not exist! Check your syntax! (ID: 11)
A total of 926 Delawareans have died, 38 in the last week, including two as a result of a review of Vital Statistics records.
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The state said Thursday night that 11,274 doses of COVID-19 vaccine had been administered.
Those numbers generally have a two-day delay, so more likely has been given.
People who have questions about when and where they can get a vaccine can call the state’s Vaccine Center at 1-833-643-1715.
Betsy Price is a Wilmington freelance writer who has 40 years of experience, including 15 at The News Journal in Delaware.
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