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COVID hospitalizations decline as deaths rise in Delaware

Dec 24, 2020

After the record number of COVID-19 hospitalizations Tuesday, Delaware has seen a reprieve, alongside a continued drop in new hospital admissions. Deaths continue to rise. 


The state currently reports 426 hospitalizations as of Wednesday. 60 of are in critical condition. Hospitalizations peaked Tuesday at 454.


The state reports 16 new deaths since Tuesday, bringing the total death toll in the state to 888.


The percentage of new daily cases is trending down. The seven-day rolling average is now around 614 new cases per day.


The percentage of tests returning positive remains flat, at 9.6 percent as of Monday. The number of tests being performed was also trending down as of early this week.


The state remains under a stay-at-home advisory through January 11th. Gov. John Carney urges Delawareans to avoid contact with people outside immediate family members to avoid strain on the hospital system.