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COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations climbing in First State

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New COVID-19 cases and statewide hospitalizations are up again.

State health officials report Delaware saw 1,001 new cases Sunday, topping 1,000 for the second time in three days. 

The state recorded a record 1,090 new cases Friday.

And COVID-related hospitalizations statewide hit a new high – rising to 373 with 50 people considered in critical condition.

The latest numbers come as Gov. John Carney’s new stay-at-home advisory took effect Monday.  It advises Delawareans to avoid gathering indoors with anyone outside their households through Jan. 11.

Carney has also restricted capacity to 30 percent at most businesses and restaurants.

Delaware’s 7-day rolling average for new cases now up to 821 and the state’s seven day rolling percentage of positive tests is holding below 10 at 9.7 percent.

The First State did not report any new COVID-related deaths, leaving Delaware’s death toll at 816.

Delaware has now had over 46,000 positive cases of COVID-19 out of nearly 846,000 total tests.

Tom Byrne has been a fixture covering news in Delaware for nearly three decades.
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