From Cape Gazette
The number of people hospitalized for COVID-19 dropped by 100 over the past week as the number of new cases and positivity rate also decreased.
In Divsion of Public Health data released Jan. 29, 320 individuals are currently hospitalized due to COVID-19 – a decrease of 100 as of this time last week. Forty-six of the hospitalized persons are critically ill, down 13 from last week.
The seven-day average for the percentage of persons who tested positive for COVID-19 as of Jan. 28, was 22.1 percent, a decrease from 23.9 percent as of Jan. 21. As of Jan. 26, the seven-day average for the percentage of total tests that were positive was 7.5 percent, a decrease from 9 percent Jan. 19. There is a two-day lag for presenting data related to percent of tests that are positive to account for the time delay between the date of the test and the date that DPH receives the test result.
A total of 76,935 positive cases of COVID-19 among Delaware residents have been reported to DPH since March 11, 2020. The seven-day average of new positive cases decreased to 533.9 as of Jan. 28.
A total of 1,078 Delawareans have passed away due to complications from COVID-19. The state reported 51 additional deaths since last week’s update. The total number of individuals who have died from COVID-19 ranges in age from younger than 5 to 104 years old. Of those who have died, 550 were female and 528 were male. A total of 538 individuals were from New Castle County, 197 were from Kent County, and 343 were from Sussex County.
As of Jan. 29, a total of 92,552 administered doses of the COVID-19 vaccine have been reported to the state’s immunization information system, DelVAX. Delaware’s latest COVID-19 vaccination statistics can be found under the Vaccine Tracker dashboard at de.gov/healthycommunity. Additional information about COVID-19 vaccine rollout, which includes a list of pharmacies and medical providers accepting public requests for vaccination, is available at de.gov/covidvaccine. Questions can be directed to the Vaccine Call Center at 1-833-643-1715. People who are deaf or hard of hearing should call 2-1-1 or text their ZIP code to 898-211. Individuals can email their questions concerning the vaccine to Vaccine@Delaware.gov.