Coronavirus (COVID-19) Data Dashboard

Sussex County

Sussex County's Latest Status

Data are current as of 6pm the previous day. Last update: 11/29/2020 12:53 PM.

Current School Planning Scenario
Schools may use a hybrid model of remote learning and in-person learning options with precautions in place.
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New Positive Cases per Week (per 100,000 Population)

Positive Cases in Sussex County

Total Positive Cases
10,377 524.6 per 10,000 people
Confirmed
9,614
Probable
763

Positive Cases in Comparable Location

Deaths in Sussex County

Total Deaths
263 7.5 per 10,000 people
Confirmed
245
Probable
18

School Reopening Criteria

Current Status

Data are updated every Monday*
2
Minimal-to-Moderate
Community Spread
Schools may use a hybrid model of remote learning and in-person learning options with precautions in place.
*Unlike other COVID data on My Healthy Community, historical data presented on the school reopening dashboard are not updated daily. This is because the reopening dashboard is used to make decisions based on the best available data at the time and are not informed by real-time updates to historical data. These data are updated on Mondays. This is to allow for complete reporting of the week's test data.

Breakdown of This Week's Status (11/14/2020 - 11/20/2020)

Overall rating
Minimal-to-Moderate
Schools are partially open
New cases rate
(per 100,000 people)
282.2
Significant
More than 100
% of tests that are positive
6.2%
Minimal-to-Moderate
1 to 8%
Avg. daily hospitalizations
(per 100,000 people)
18.7
Minimal-to-Moderate
10 to 25

Planning Scenarios for Schools

1
Minimal
Community Spread
2
Minimal-to-Moderate
Community Spread
3
Significant
Community Spread
Description Schools are open for in-person instruction. Schools may use a hybrid model of remote learning and in-person learning options with precautions in place. School buildings are closed — remote learning only.
Criteria
New cases rate
(per 100,000 people)
Fewer than 5 5 to 100 More than 100
% of tests that are positive Less than 1% 1 to 8% More than 8%
Avg. daily hospitalizations
(per 100,000 people)
Fewer than 10 10 to 25 More than 25
Overall rating* 2 or more Minimal (green) ratings 2 or more Minimal-to-Moderate (yellow) ratings 2 or more Significant (red) ratings
*If there is one of each color, % of tests that are positive determines the overall rating.

Status by Week

Overall rating New cases rate
(per 100,000 people)
% of tests that are positive Avg. daily hospitalizations
(per 100,000 people)
11/14/2020 - 11/20/2020 Minimal-to-Moderate 282.2 6.2 18.7
11/07/2020 - 11/13/2020 Minimal-to-Moderate 200.2 6.8 20.7
10/31/2020 - 11/06/2020 Minimal-to-Moderate 154.6 5.2 22.8
10/24/2020 - 10/30/2020 Minimal-to-Moderate 140.9 4.8 21.3
10/17/2020 - 10/23/2020 Minimal-to-Moderate 124.7 4.8 18.7

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

Total Persons Tested per Week (per 100,000 Population)

Testing Totals in Sussex County

Sussex County
94,248 42,929.8 per 100,000 people

Total Persons Tested in Comparable Location

Sussex County
148,229 67,518.0 per 100,000 people

Total Tests in Comparable Location

Demographics

Updated: 11/29/2020

Total Persons Tested by Race/Ethnicity

Total Persons Tested by Race/Ethnicity & County

Race/Ethnicity Sussex State of Delaware New Castle Kent
Non-Hispanic White 54,135 203,791 115,492 23,851
Non-Hispanic Black 9,434 76,267 50,212 11,828
Another/Multiple 8,698 38,826 23,773 3,313
Hispanic/Latino 7,949 32,880 20,901 2,634
Asian/Pacific Islander 681 9,549 7,848 741
Unknown 13,351 61,071 32,385 11,987
Updated: 11/29/2020

Rate of Persons Tested by Race/Ethnicity

Rate of Persons Tested by Race/Ethnicity & County

Race/Ethnicity Sussex State of Delaware New Castle Kent
Hispanic/Latino 3,961.8 3,809.3 3,865.5 2,162.6
Non-Hispanic Black 3,495.1 3,633.6 3,622.6 2,670.5
Non-Hispanic White 2,994.8 3,111.8 3,224.4 2,056.8
Asian/Pacific Islander 2,383.6 2,566.9 2,550.1 2,076.8

Cases (Sussex County)

Latest Status

Total Positive Cases in Sussex County

Total Positive Cases
10,377 524.6 per 10,000 people
Confirmed
9,614
Probable
763

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: 11/29/2020

Rate of Cases by Age

Rate of Cases by Age & County

Age Sussex State of Delaware New Castle Kent
0-4 159.1 135.3 142.6 86.4
5-17 264.9 205.6 212.3 122.2
18-34 810.5 529.1 501.1 356.8
35-49 705.2 467.2 417.4 370.4
50-64 439.2 362.7 338.1 327.3
65+ 317.7 307.7 307.8 281.4
Updated: 11/29/2020

Rate of Cases by Sex

Rate of Cases by Sex & County

Sex Sussex State of Delaware New Castle Kent
Female 476.4 386.4 377.6 295.6
Male 466.6 353.9 333.2 271.7
Updated: 11/29/2020

Rate of Cases by Race/Ethnicity

Rate of Cases by Race/Ethnicity & County

Race/Ethnicity Sussex State of Delaware New Castle Kent
Hispanic/Latino 1,258.5 801.7 711.8 436.0
Non-Hispanic Black 605.0 414.4 396.2 350.9
Asian/Pacific Islander 311.5 156.7 132.3 241.0
Non-Hispanic White 271.2 230.1 220.9 192.6

Count of Positive Cases by Age Group

0-4
5-17
18-34
35-49
50-64
65+
Updated: 11/29/2020

Total Cases by Age

Total Cases by Age & County

Age Sussex State of Delaware New Castle Kent
0-4 180 (2%) 742 (2%) 464 (2%) 95 (2%)
5-17 803 (8%) 3,054 (9%) 1,882 (10%) 362 (7%)
18-34 3,021 (29%) 11,241 (32%) 6,695 (34%) 1,483 (30%)
35-49 2,364 (23%) 7,954 (23%) 4,417 (22%) 1,145 (23%)
50-64 2,191 (21%) 7,118 (20%) 3,823 (19%) 1,089 (22%)
65+ 1,818 (18%) 5,142 (15%) 2,507 (13%) 801 (16%)
Updated: 11/29/2020

Total Cases by Sex

Total Cases by Sex & County

Sex Sussex State of Delaware New Castle Kent
Female 5,389 (52%) 18,933 (54%) 10,808 (55%) 2,677 (54%)
Male 4,966 (48%) 16,263 (46%) 8,958 (45%) 2,290 (46%)
Unknown
55 (0%)
Updated: 11/29/2020

Total Cases by Race/Ethnicity

Total Cases by Race/Ethnicity & County

Race/Ethnicity Sussex State of Delaware New Castle Kent
Non-Hispanic White 4,902 (47%) 15,070 (43%) 7,911 (40%) 2,233 (45%)
Hispanic/Latino 2,525 (24%) 6,920 (20%) 3,849 (19%) 531 (11%)
Non-Hispanic Black 1,633 (16%) 8,698 (25%) 5,491 (28%) 1,554 (31%)
Another/Multiple 569 (5%) 1,898 (5%) 1,070 (5%) 240 (5%)
Asian/Pacific Islander 89 (1%) 583 (2%) 407 (2%) 86 (2%)
Unknown 659 (6%) 2,082 (6%) 1,060 (5%) 331 (7%)

Outcomes (Sussex County)

Demographics

Updated: 11/29/2020

Total Deaths by Age

Total Deaths by Age & County

Age Sussex State of Delaware New Castle Kent
0-4 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%)
5-17 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%)
18-34
13 (2%)
35-49
20 (3%)
50-64 36 (14%) 100 (13%) 39 (10%) 25 (20%)
65+ 211 (80%) 637 (83%) 326 (86%) 100 (78%)
Updated: 11/29/2020

Total Deaths by Sex

Total Deaths by Sex & County

Sex Sussex State of Delaware New Castle Kent
Female 138 (52%) 397 (52%) 196 (52%) 63 (49%)
Male 125 (48%) 373 (48%) 183 (48%) 65 (51%)
Updated: 11/29/2020

Total Deaths by Race/Ethnicity

Total Deaths by Race/Ethnicity & County

Race/Ethnicity Sussex State of Delaware New Castle Kent
Non-Hispanic White 186 (71%) 512 (66%) 249 (66%) 77 (60%)
Non-Hispanic Black 50 (19%) 191 (25%) 95 (25%) 46 (36%)
Another/Multiple
12 (2%)
Hispanic/Latino
52 (7%)
Asian/Pacific Islander
2 (0%)
Unknown
1 (0%)