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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: 03/05/2021 5:02 PM.

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

Positive Cases in Sussex County

Total Positive Cases
22,847 1,127.7 per 10,000 people
Confirmed
21,283
Probable
1,564

Positive Cases in Comparable Location

Deaths in Sussex County

Total Deaths
436 11.1 per 10,000 people
Confirmed
412
Probable
24

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)
177.6
Percent of tests that are positive
5.0%
Avg. daily hospitalizations
(per 100,000 people)
15.1

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 177.6 5.0 15.1
02/13/2021 - 02/19/2021 173.8 5.1 18.9
02/06/2021 - 02/12/2021 279.6 6.6 24.2
01/30/2021 - 02/05/2021 296.3 7.9 31.2
01/23/2021 - 01/29/2021 431.6 9.3 37.6
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01/16/2021 - 01/22/2021 523.9 11.1 47.1
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
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
141,869 63,226.0 per 100,000 people

Total Persons Tested in Comparable Location

Sussex County
277,087 123,487.9 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 Sussex State of Delaware New Castle Kent
Non-Hispanic White 85,016 310,092 168,309 41,563
Non-Hispanic Black 14,352 117,280 75,625 20,548
Hispanic/Latino 12,500 54,867 35,057 5,183
Another/Multiple 11,632 58,110 36,167 6,010
Asian/Pacific Islander 1,127 15,998 12,995 1,460
Unknown 17,242 74,318 41,061 13,037
Updated: 03/05/2021

Rate of Persons Tested by Race/Ethnicity

Rate of Persons Tested by Race/Ethnicity & County

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

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.

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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
22,847 1,127.7 per 10,000 people
Confirmed
21,283
Probable
1,564

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

Rate of Cases by Sex

Rate of Cases by Sex & County

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

Rate of Cases by Race/Ethnicity

Rate of Cases by Race/Ethnicity & County

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

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

Total Cases by Sex

Total Cases by Sex & County

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

Total Cases by Race/Ethnicity

Total Cases by Race/Ethnicity & County

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

Deaths (Sussex County)

Demographics

Updated: 03/05/2021

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
14 (1%)
35-49
31 (2%)
50-64 50 (11%) 175 (12%) 89 (12%) 36 (12%)
65+ 331 (76%) 1,143 (79%) 566 (79%) 246 (81%)
Unknown 37 (8%) 88 (6%) 39 (5%) 12 (4%)
Updated: 03/05/2021

Total Deaths by Sex

Total Deaths by Sex & County

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

Total Deaths by Race/Ethnicity

Total Deaths by Race/Ethnicity & County

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

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