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New COVID cases, hospitalizations down slightly in First State Sunday

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Delaware gets a slight respite from its rising COVID numbers

State health officials reported just Delaware saw just 484 new cases Saturday.  That leaves the state’s 7-day rolling average for new cases at 741 – its lowest level since December 7th.

Hospitalizations statewide dropped by one from 411 to 410 – but 66 people are considered critically ill – up 7 from Friday.

The state’s seven day rolling percentage of positive tests remains below 10, sitting at 9.4 percent.

The state also announced another 4 COVID-related deaths, lifting the state’s death toll to 862.  The state has recorded 67 deaths this month.

All four of the latest deaths were in Kent County. All of the victims were over 86 years with underlying health conditions. And all four were also residents of long-term care facilities.

Delaware has nearing 51,000 positive cases of COVID-19 since the pandemic began -- out just over 898,000 total tests

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