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Another near-record day of COVID-19 cases in Delaware

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

The state reports another near-record day of new cases of coronavirus.

The 580 cases reported in Delaware Thursday was only surpassed by the 583 reported Wednesday and the 656 reported earlier this month.

The seven day rolling average in the First State is now more than 472. That may be due in part to increased testing. The average percentage of positive tests in Delaware continues to hover just above 5.5 percent, now at 5.8 percent.

The state is also reporting two more virus-related deaths. Delaware’s death toll is now at 763 with 17 COVID-related deaths in the past week.

More than half of the state’s death toll has been residents of long-term care facilities. State health officials are currently monitoring outbreaks at eight of those facilities statewide.

Statewide hospitalizations are now at 187 with 31 people considered critically ill.

There have been a total of 34,170 COVID-19 cases in Delaware since the start of the pandemic. That’s out of more than 700,000 total tests administered.

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