New Positive Cases per Week (per 100,000 Population)

Positive Cases in State of Delaware

Total Positive Cases
35,251 374.9 per 10,000 people
Confirmed
33,876
Probable
1,375
Residents of Long-Term Care Facilities
1,634

Positive Cases by County

Deaths in State of Delaware

Total Deaths
770 6.4 per 10,000 people
Confirmed
677
Probable
93
Residents of Long-Term Care Facilities
433

Data are current as of 6pm the previous day. Last update: 11/29/2020 12:43 PM.

Updated: 11/29/2020

Current Hospitalizations

Current Hospitalizations (Statewide)
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Updated: 11/29/2020

New Hospital Admissions (Confirmed and Suspected with COVID-19)

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Percent Positive

Percent of persons testing positive, and percent of tests that are positive are helpful indicators in understanding the spread of infection in a community. Percent of persons testing positive indicate one result reported for each individual tested (positive or negative), even if that person is tested more than once with the same result. As a result, it often reflects higher positivity rates.

Percent of tests that are positive indicates the total number of specimens tested, including when an individual is tested more than once, and reflects higher reported test numbers and lower positivity rates. It is also more widely used by other states and the Federal government, and is therefore useful to compare Delaware to other jurisdictions.

Because of the increasing frequency of repeat testing, using person-based percent positives could be misleading on a daily basis. Therefore, using the percent of tests that are positive is a more useful measure to make operational decisions. Data for percent of tests that are positive are based on the testing date, while data for persons testing positive is based on the date results are reported to DPH. There is a two-day lag for presenting data related to percent of tests that are positive to account for the time delay between the date of the test and the date that DPH receives the test result.

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Percent Positive
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New Positive Cases

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Percentage of Emergency Department Visits for Influenza-Like Illness (ILI) and COVID-19-Like Illness (CLI) by Week

Percentage of Emergency Department Visits for COVID-19-Like Illness (CLI) by Week
Percentage of Emergency Department Visits for Influenza-Like Illness (ILI) by Week
Updated: 11/29/2020

Tests Performed

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