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First State sees fewer COVID cases, but 3 deaths

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Delaware’s coronavirus numbers slipped slightly, but state health officials report 3 new deaths.

Delaware also added 196 new cases to its total, the lowest single-day number in nearly a week.  But its seven-day rolling average remains just under 343.

The three additional deaths raise Delaware’s death toll to 742 since March.

Statewide hospitalizations held steady at 153 for a second straight day.

The average percentage of positive tests in Delaware stayed the same for a third straight day – holding at 5.5 percent.

Gov. John Carney announced new restrictions to try to slow the increasing spread of coronavirus yesterday. They include restricting all indoor public gatherings and restaurants to 30 percent of a venue’s fire code capacity with a 50-person cap. Private gatherings in homes can have no more than 10 people.

Those new restrictions go into effect Monday at 8 a.m.

Tom Byrne has been a fixture covering news in Delaware for three decades. He joined Delaware Public Media in 2010 as our first news director and has guided the news team ever since. When he's not covering the news, he can be found reading history or pursuing his love of all things athletic.
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