Covid dashboard: Deaths improve as hospitalizations keep under 200

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A review of vital statistics record led to the reporting of 23 new coronavirus deaths, as of Friday night,  the Delaware Division of Public Health reported.

Twenty-two or the 23 deaths came from a review of records, mostly from December.

Of those who died,  15  were from New Castle County, six were from Kent County, and two resided in  Sussex County.

The individuals ranged in age from their 60s to their 90s, and six were residents of long-term care facilities. Their deaths increased Delaware’s total number of COVID-related deaths to 1,366.

Now being watched are coronavirus cases in Newark as classes resume at the University of Delaware.

UD’s dashboard reported 64  positive cases this week.  However, the rate of positive cases in the zip code with the most UD students remained below the state average.

Other statewide numbers

• 360 new positive cases, bringing the overall total to 84,531.

• 19.8 percent of people who tested positive in the seven-day rolling average (up eight-tenths of a percent from the previous day) and 5 percent of total tests were positive in the 7-day rolling average (up two-tenths of a percent from the previous day).

• 178 current hospitalizations (up five from the previous day), including 21 individuals in critical condition.

• 28 new hospital admissions (unchanged from the previous day).

Below is a dashboard with links to data via zip code. For more data, including breakdowns by age, sex, race/ethnicity, at the statewide, county, and, in some cases, zip code or census tract level, check out the MyHealthyCommunity portal.

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