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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Data Dashboard

New Castle County

New Castle County's Latest Status

Data are current as of 6pm the previous day. Last update: 03/05/2021 5:02 PM.

In-Person Contagious School Cases Dashboard

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

Positive Cases in New Castle County

Total Positive Cases
50,278 906.1 per 10,000 people
Confirmed
48,056
Probable
2,222

Positive Cases in Comparable Location

Deaths in New Castle County

Total Deaths
715 10.7 per 10,000 people
Confirmed
628
Probable
87

Weekly Community Spread Summary

Note about Updates to This Section

This section has been updated to provide a weekly snapshot measuring the level of COVID-19 community spread in the State of Delaware. The School Reopening dashboard has been replaced with a weekly community spread summary. The previous School Reopening dashboard was based on the State’s understanding of COVID-19 at the time it was developed, in August 2020. We have learned a lot since the summer months and no longer believe that the reopening dashboard was an accurate reflection of the conditions in our schools. The Division of Public Health (DPH) will continue to work closely with school leaders to monitor conditions. A new dashboard reflecting data about in-person attendance and cases among students and staff in schools - including district level data - has been added to the My Healthy Community COVID-19 data portal. It can be found here.

Breakdown of This Week's Status

02/20/2021 - 02/26/2021

Updated: Every Monday
New cases rate
(per 100,000 people)
223.0
Percent of tests that are positive
4.7%
Avg. daily hospitalizations
(per 100,000 people)
18.8

Unlike other COVID data on My Healthy Community, historical data presented on the weekly community spread summary are not updated daily. These data are updated on Mondays. This is to allow for complete reporting of the week's test data.

Status by Week

New cases rate
(per 100,000 people)
Percent of tests that are positive Avg. daily hospitalizations
(per 100,000 people)
02/20/2021 - 02/26/2021 223.0 4.7 18.8
02/13/2021 - 02/19/2021 202.1 4.5 21.7
02/06/2021 - 02/12/2021 275.1 5.1 28.2
01/30/2021 - 02/05/2021 248.6 5.9 31.5
01/23/2021 - 01/29/2021 342.7 6.0 34.0
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01/16/2021 - 01/22/2021 451.2 7.7 41.6
01/09/2021 - 01/15/2021 496.8 7.5 44.2
01/02/2021 - 01/08/2021 552.8 8.9 44.0
12/26/2020 - 01/01/2021 445.6 8.5 43.7
12/19/2020 - 12/25/2020 449.0 8.3 44.6
12/12/2020 - 12/18/2020 560.0 9.1 41.9
12/05/2020 - 12/11/2020 636.8 9.1 36.2
11/28/2020 - 12/04/2020 499.0 9.1 26.5
11/21/2020 - 11/27/2020 380.1 5.9 20.0
11/14/2020 - 11/20/2020 345.1 5.4 15.5
11/07/2020 - 11/13/2020 243.0 5.5 11.0
10/31/2020 - 11/06/2020 141.4 4.2 9.2
10/24/2020 - 10/30/2020 106.7 3.1 7.4
10/17/2020 - 10/23/2020 89.8 2.8 9.4

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.

Latest Status

Test Rates by Zip Code and Week

Testing Totals in New Castle County

New Castle County
369,214 66,385.7 per 100,000 people

Total Persons Tested in Comparable Location

New Castle County
854,747 153,685.9 per 100,000 people

Total Tests in Comparable Location

Demographics

Updated: 03/05/2021

Total Persons Tested by Race/Ethnicity

Total Persons Tested by Race/Ethnicity & County

Race/Ethnicity New Castle State of Delaware Kent Sussex
Non-Hispanic White 168,309 310,092 41,563 85,016
Non-Hispanic Black 75,625 117,280 20,548 14,352
Another/Multiple 36,167 58,110 6,010 11,632
Hispanic/Latino 35,057 54,867 5,183 12,500
Asian/Pacific Islander 12,995 15,998 1,460 1,127
Unknown 41,061 74,318 13,037 17,242
Updated: 03/05/2021

Rate of Persons Tested by Race/Ethnicity

Rate of Persons Tested by Race/Ethnicity & County

Race/Ethnicity New Castle State of Delaware Kent Sussex
Non-Hispanic Black 5,403.3 5,524.2 4,523.6 5,331.7
Non-Hispanic White 4,712.1 4,710.9 3,553.8 4,618.0
Asian/Pacific Islander 4,207.4 4,260.3 3,995.6 3,742.9
Hispanic/Latino 630.3 573.2 293.3 557.1

Cases (New Castle County)

Latest Status

Movement of the Disease over Time

This animated map shows the rate of new cases of COVID-19 across Delaware as a 7 day average. We can see the period during the summer when the disease was less prevalent, and the areas of the State where people were hit hardest.
This animated map shows the cumulative rate of positive tests when COVID-19 began in Delaware in March and April 2020. The maps depict the arrival of this disease in Delaware, with some areas of the State experiencing much higher rates of infection.

Total Positive Cases in New Castle County

Total Positive Cases
50,278 906.1 per 10,000 people
Confirmed
48,056
Probable
2,222

Positive Cases in Comparable Location

Demographics

Positive Cases per 10,000 Population by Age Group

0-4
5-17
18-34
35-49
50-64
65+
Updated: 03/05/2021

Rate of Cases by Age

Rate of Cases by Age & County

Age New Castle State of Delaware Kent Sussex
0-4 464.9 445.0 360.4 463.4
5-17 678.9 655.3 502.0 730.8
18-34 1,229.0 1,253.8 1,016.0 1,591.7
35-49 1,047.4 1,117.8 1,025.4 1,407.7
50-64 855.9 895.9 896.4 979.8
65+ 677.7 708.2 749.2 724.9
Updated: 03/05/2021

Rate of Cases by Sex

Rate of Cases by Sex & County

Sex New Castle State of Delaware Kent Sussex
Female 930.5 938.0 840.3 1,024.4
Male 873.8 894.4 804.4 1,008.6
Updated: 03/05/2021

Rate of Cases by Race/Ethnicity

Rate of Cases by Race/Ethnicity & County

Race/Ethnicity New Castle State of Delaware Kent Sussex
Non-Hispanic Black 891.4 926.4 886.3 1,167.2
Non-Hispanic White 619.6 645.3 625.0 705.5
Asian/Pacific Islander 437.7 487.9 788.2 631.0
Hispanic/Latino 159.0 151.0 81.3 185.4

Count of Positive Cases by Age Group

0-4
5-17
18-34
35-49
50-64
65+
Updated: 03/05/2021

Total Cases by Age

Total Cases by Age & County

Age New Castle State of Delaware Kent Sussex
0-4 1,503 (3%) 2,440 (3%) 398 (3%) 531 (2%)
5-17 5,996 (12%) 9,754 (11%) 1,492 (10%) 2,252 (10%)
18-34 16,317 (32%) 26,564 (30%) 4,243 (29%) 5,943 (26%)
35-49 11,000 (22%) 18,969 (22%) 3,179 (22%) 4,740 (21%)
50-64 9,711 (19%) 17,723 (20%) 3,026 (21%) 4,959 (22%)
65+ 5,711 (11%) 12,335 (14%) 2,204 (15%) 4,385 (19%)
Unknown 40 (0%) 89 (0%) 12 (0%) 37 (0%)
Updated: 03/05/2021

Total Cases by Sex

Total Cases by Sex & County

Sex New Castle State of Delaware Kent Sussex
Female 26,703 (53%) 46,371 (53%) 7,689 (53%) 11,871 (52%)
Male 23,521 (47%) 41,400 (47%) 6,853 (47%) 10,944 (48%)
Unknown 54 (0%) 103 (0%) 12 (0%) 32 (0%)
Updated: 03/05/2021

Total Cases by Race/Ethnicity

Total Cases by Race/Ethnicity & County

Race/Ethnicity New Castle State of Delaware Kent Sussex
Non-Hispanic White 22,130 (44%) 42,475 (48%) 7,310 (50%) 12,988 (57%)
Non-Hispanic Black 12,476 (25%) 19,668 (22%) 4,026 (28%) 3,142 (14%)
Hispanic/Latino 8,844 (18%) 14,458 (16%) 1,436 (10%) 4,160 (18%)
Another/Multiple 3,073 (6%) 5,173 (6%) 823 (6%) 1,235 (5%)
Asian/Pacific Islander 1,352 (3%) 1,832 (2%) 288 (2%) 190 (1%)
Unknown 2,403 (5%) 4,268 (5%) 671 (5%) 1,132 (5%)

Deaths (New Castle County)

Demographics

Updated: 03/05/2021

Total Deaths by Age

Total Deaths by Age & County

Age New Castle State of Delaware Kent Sussex
0-4
1 (0%)
5-17
1 (0%)
18-34
14 (1%)
35-49
31 (2%)
50-64 89 (12%) 175 (12%) 36 (12%) 50 (11%)
65+ 566 (79%) 1,143 (79%) 246 (81%) 331 (76%)
Unknown 39 (5%) 88 (6%) 12 (4%) 37 (8%)
Updated: 03/05/2021

Total Deaths by Sex

Total Deaths by Sex & County

Sex New Castle State of Delaware Kent Sussex
Male 366 (51%) 735 (51%) 146 (48%) 223 (51%)
Female 349 (49%) 718 (49%) 156 (52%) 213 (49%)
Updated: 03/05/2021

Total Deaths by Race/Ethnicity

Total Deaths by Race/Ethnicity & County

Race/Ethnicity New Castle State of Delaware Kent Sussex
Non-Hispanic White 497 (70%) 1,019 (70%) 193 (64%) 329 (75%)
Non-Hispanic Black 155 (22%) 327 (23%) 96 (32%) 76 (17%)
Another/Multiple
15 (1%)
Hispanic/Latino
79 (5%)
Asian/Pacific Islander
11 (1%)
Unknown
2 (0%)

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