Delaware is reporting 221 new coronavirus cases Thursday and one related death.
A State Division of Public Health spokesperson says that’s the largest cumulative increase of cases in a single day since May, but adds today’s uptick is due in large part to positive tests reported on prior days that were hung up as the state switched to a new system.
The total positive cases in the First State since March, 11 is now 11,731 and its death toll is 510.
The latest victim was a 67-year-old female from New Castle County who lived in a long-term care facility and had underlying health conditions.
The number of hospitalizations statewide dropped by one Thursday to 67 with 16 people critically ill.
The average number of people testing positive continues to rise and is at 6.5 percent as of Wednesday.
6,678 people in Delaware have recovered from the virus since the start of the pandemic.