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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Data Dashboard

Sussex County

Sussex County's Latest Status

Data are current as of 6pm the previous day. Last update: 01/20/2021 3:16 PM.

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

Positive Cases in Sussex County

Total Positive Cases
18,977 940.5 per 10,000 people
Confirmed
17,767
Probable
1,210

Positive Cases in Comparable Location

Deaths in Sussex County

Total Deaths
321 9.0 per 10,000 people
Confirmed
303
Probable
18

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

01/09/2021 - 01/15/2021

Updated: Every Monday
New cases rate
(per 100,000 people)
555.4
Percent of tests that are positive
(per 100,000 people)
11.0%
Avg. daily hospitalizations
(per 100,000 people)
47.9

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)
01/09/2021 - 01/15/2021 555.4 11.0 47.9
01/02/2021 - 01/08/2021 704.9 12.9 40.6
12/26/2020 - 01/01/2021 462.4 11.4 35.4
12/19/2020 - 12/25/2020 428.2 9.2 35.8
12/12/2020 - 12/18/2020 521.7 10.2 31.3
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12/05/2020 - 12/11/2020 465.4 11.1 28.2
11/28/2020 - 12/04/2020 323.2 10.6 25.0
11/21/2020 - 11/27/2020 278.8 6.7 20.4
11/14/2020 - 11/20/2020 282.2 6.2 18.7
11/07/2020 - 11/13/2020 200.2 6.8 20.7
10/31/2020 - 11/06/2020 154.6 5.2 22.8
10/24/2020 - 10/30/2020 140.9 4.8 21.3
10/17/2020 - 10/23/2020 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

Test Rates by Zip Code and Week

Testing Totals in Sussex County

Sussex County
126,083 57,430.5 per 100,000 people

Total Persons Tested in Comparable Location

Sussex County
226,966 103,382.5 per 100,000 people

Total Tests in Comparable Location

Demographics

Updated: 01/20/2021

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 74,921 274,131 150,130 35,117
Non-Hispanic Black 12,482 101,513 65,825 17,039
Hispanic/Latino 10,771 46,898 29,942 4,281
Another/Multiple 10,317 51,935 32,403 5,156
Asian/Pacific Islander 948 13,658 11,125 1,211
Unknown 16,644 72,365 39,551 13,112
Updated: 01/20/2021

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 5,368.3 5,433.4 5,537.5 3,514.8
Non-Hispanic Black 4,624.3 4,836.4 4,749.0 3,847.0
Non-Hispanic White 4,144.7 4,185.8 4,191.4 3,028.4
Asian/Pacific Islander 3,318.2 3,671.5 3,614.9 3,394.1

Cases (Sussex 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 Sussex County

Total Positive Cases
18,977 940.5 per 10,000 people
Confirmed
17,767
Probable
1,210

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: 01/20/2021

Rate of Cases by Age

Rate of Cases by Age & County

Age Sussex State of Delaware New Castle Kent
0-4 369.4 341.5 354.6 271.1
5-17 586.8 513.2 533.0 375.4
18-34 1,351.7 1,010.9 978.4 797.2
35-49 1,193.0 931.0 872.4 832.6
50-64 823.4 745.6 710.6 740.8
65+ 635.2 617.3 588.5 652.8
Updated: 01/20/2021

Rate of Cases by Sex

Rate of Cases by Sex & County

Sex Sussex State of Delaware New Castle Kent
Female 878.3 776.7 764.5 678.1
Male 846.9 731.7 709.6 649.0
Updated: 01/20/2021

Rate of Cases by Race/Ethnicity

Rate of Cases by Race/Ethnicity & County

Race/Ethnicity Sussex State of Delaware New Castle Kent
Hispanic/Latino 1,802.2 1,416.1 1,372.5 959.8
Non-Hispanic Black 985.5 777.5 749.7 732.2
Non-Hispanic White 578.3 514.1 487.3 493.2
Asian/Pacific Islander 570.5 388.4 340.5 650.2

Count of Positive Cases by Age Group

0-4
5-17
18-34
35-49
50-64
65+
Updated: 01/20/2021

Total Cases by Age

Total Cases by Age & County

Age Sussex State of Delaware New Castle Kent
0-4 418 (2%) 1,873 (3%) 1,154 (3%) 298 (3%)
5-17 1,779 (9%) 7,624 (11%) 4,724 (12%) 1,112 (10%)
18-34 5,038 (27%) 21,477 (30%) 13,073 (32%) 3,313 (29%)
35-49 3,999 (21%) 15,850 (22%) 9,231 (23%) 2,574 (22%)
50-64 4,108 (22%) 14,633 (20%) 8,036 (20%) 2,465 (21%)
65+ 3,635 (19%) 10,317 (14%) 4,793 (12%) 1,858 (16%)
Unknown
1 (0%)
Updated: 01/20/2021

Total Cases by Sex

Total Cases by Sex & County

Sex Sussex State of Delaware New Castle Kent
Female 9,935 (52%) 38,052 (53%) 21,884 (53%) 6,140 (53%)
Male 9,013 (47%) 33,628 (47%) 19,078 (47%) 5,469 (47%)
Unknown 29 (0%) 95 (0%) 50 (0%) 11 (0%)
Updated: 01/20/2021

Total Cases by Race/Ethnicity

Total Cases by Race/Ethnicity & County

Race/Ethnicity Sussex State of Delaware New Castle Kent
Non-Hispanic White 10,453 (55%) 33,669 (47%) 17,454 (43%) 5,719 (49%)
Hispanic/Latino 3,616 (19%) 12,223 (17%) 7,421 (18%) 1,169 (10%)
Non-Hispanic Black 2,660 (14%) 16,319 (23%) 10,392 (25%) 3,243 (28%)
Another/Multiple 1,060 (6%) 4,310 (6%) 2,572 (6%) 646 (6%)
Asian/Pacific Islander 163 (1%) 1,445 (2%) 1,048 (3%) 232 (2%)
Unknown 1,025 (5%) 3,809 (5%) 2,125 (5%) 611 (5%)

Deaths (Sussex County)

Demographics

Updated: 01/20/2021

Total Deaths by Age

Total Deaths by Age & County

Age Sussex State of Delaware New Castle Kent
0-4
1 (0%)
5-17
1 (0%)
18-34
13 (1%)
35-49
23 (2%)
50-64 45 (14%) 132 (13%) 57 (11%) 30 (16%)
65+ 259 (81%) 856 (83%) 444 (86%) 153 (82%)
Updated: 01/20/2021

Total Deaths by Sex

Total Deaths by Sex & County

Sex Sussex State of Delaware New Castle Kent
Male 161 (50%) 506 (49%) 258 (50%) 87 (47%)
Female 160 (50%) 520 (51%) 260 (50%) 100 (53%)
Updated: 01/20/2021

Total Deaths by Race/Ethnicity

Total Deaths by Race/Ethnicity & County

Race/Ethnicity Sussex State of Delaware New Castle Kent
Non-Hispanic White 232 (72%) 700 (68%) 347 (67%) 121 (65%)
Non-Hispanic Black 59 (18%) 238 (23%) 120 (23%) 59 (32%)
Another/Multiple
14 (1%)
Hispanic/Latino
63 (6%)
Asian/Pacific Islander
10 (1%)
Unknown
1 (0%)