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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Data Dashboard

Sussex County

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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Test Rates by Zip Code and Week

Testing Totals in Sussex County

Sussex County
150,517 67,080.1 per 100,000 people

Total Persons Tested in Comparable Location

Sussex County
311,427 138,792.0 per 100,000 people

Total Tests in Comparable Location

Demographics

Sussex County

Data are current as of 6pm the previous day. Last update: 04/22/2021

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 90,624 336,995 184,371 45,892
Non-Hispanic Black 15,455 132,457 86,119 23,576
Hispanic/Latino 13,371 61,210 39,639 5,896
Another/Multiple 12,241 61,607 38,449 6,466
Asian/Pacific Islander 1,216 18,305 15,012 1,620
Unknown 17,610 76,446 42,676 13,145
Sussex County

Data are current as of 6pm the previous day. Last update: 04/22/2021

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 6,498.0 6,927.0 7,167.7 4,722.5
Non-Hispanic Black 5,741.5 6,239.1 6,153.1 5,190.2
Non-Hispanic White 4,922.6 5,119.7 5,161.8 3,923.9
Asian/Pacific Islander 4,038.5 4,874.7 4,860.5 4,433.5

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