State health officials announced 23 new COVID deaths for Tuesday, though they say the deaths did not all occur in a single day and the large number is due in part to a lag in reporting over the Christmas holiday weekend.
All of the deaths involved individuals over the age of 54, all had underlying health conditions and 11 were residents of long-term care facilities.
The state has now lost 921 people to the virus in total.
This comes as other virus metrics continue to level off. Delaware saw 420 new COVID cases Tuesday, dropping the state’s seven-day rolling average to just under 627 cases per day.
Hospitalizations statewide also ticked down to 425 with 56 patients considered critical.
And the average number of positive tests also dropped to 8.3 percent.
Delaware has seen more than 56,000 cases of COVID-19 out of more than 507,000 tests since the start of the pandemic.