Hospitalizations decline in newest COVID-19 knowledge from Div. of Public Well being – Delaware State Information

DOVER – Delaware received some good news regarding the COVID-19 pandemic as coronavirus hospital admissions fell to 216 people – declining in all three counties (DPH) on Sunday, according to the Delaware Division of Public Health.

The 216 number is the lowest number of hospitalizations since 211 hospitalizations on November 28, 2020. The statistics reflect the DPH data as of 6:00 p.m. on Saturday.

The biggest drop in hospital admissions was in New Castle County, which admitted 216 patients with COVID-19, a decrease of 66 from the previous day. Sussex County hospitals declined 11 from a total of 51 the previous day, while Kent County declined 2 patients and 29 COVID patients were hospitalized with the virus.

Of those admitted to the hospital, 18 are classified as seriously ill, a decrease of two from the previous day’s data.

DPH announced another death from issues related to COVID-19, a 70-year-old Kent County resident whose death brought the nationwide total to 1,283 coronavirus deaths. The patient, who died from the virus as the 273rd in Kent County, also had health problems.

People aged 65 and over have experienced the most deaths from COVID, with 1,076 (84%) succumbing to the virus.

People aged 18 to 34 are still the most positive tests in the state at 24,720 (30%), with 118 more in that group testing positive, according to Saturday. That is 6,581 more positive cases than the next higher group between the ages of 35 and 49 with 18,139 cases (22%).

According to the state COVID-19 vaccine tracker, 149,830 doses of vaccine have been administered to date, an increase from 8,865 people who received an injection on Saturday. The state reports that 12,220 cans remain in its inventory at 6:00 p.m. on Saturday.

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