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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Data Dashboard

State of Delaware

State of Delaware's Latest Status

Data are current as of 6pm the previous day. Last update: 01/20/2021 3:15 PM.

In-Person Contagious School Cases Dashboard

This new dashboard contains information about COVID-19 cases in Delaware's schools.

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

Positive Cases in State of Delaware

Total Positive Cases
71,775 765.2 per 10,000 people
Confirmed
68,532
Probable
3,243
Residents of Long-Term Care Facilities
2,057

Positive Cases by County

Deaths in State of Delaware

Total Deaths
1,026 8.4 per 10,000 people
Confirmed
919
Probable
107
Residents of Long-Term Care Facilities
541

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)
507.1
Percent of tests that are positive
(per 100,000 people)
8.3%
Avg. daily hospitalizations
(per 100,000 people)
47.7

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 507.1 8.3 47.7
01/02/2021 - 01/08/2021 579.9 9.8 45.6
12/26/2020 - 01/01/2021 452.9 9.3 42.8
12/19/2020 - 12/25/2020 448.2 8.5 43.2
12/12/2020 - 12/18/2020 544.6 9.3 40.1
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12/05/2020 - 12/11/2020 591.2 9.6 35.0
11/28/2020 - 12/04/2020 457.2 9.6 27.1
11/21/2020 - 11/27/2020 337.7 6.1 19.2
11/14/2020 - 11/20/2020 303.6 5.4 16.1
11/07/2020 - 11/13/2020 216.9 5.4 12.9
10/31/2020 - 11/06/2020 135.9 4.3 11.4
10/24/2020 - 10/30/2020 111.3 3.4 10.0
10/17/2020 - 10/23/2020 90.4 3.1 10.8

Percent positive in the following rows is based on the percent of people testing positive. The numbers cannot be directly compared to newer reports (the rows above) which use the percent of tests that were positive.
Previous reports also used different thresholds.

10/10/2020 - 10/16/2020 95.6 5.4 11.1
10/03/2020 - 10/09/2020 94.8 6.0 9.5
09/26/2020 - 10/02/2020 97.6 7.7 7.3
09/19/2020 - 09/25/2020 72.2 6.5 6.1
09/12/2020 - 09/18/2020 75.0 7.1 6.3
09/05/2020 - 09/11/2020 66.2 5.9 6.1
08/29/2020 - 09/04/2020 72.2 4.5 6.1
08/22/2020 - 08/28/2020 61.5 4.5 5.1
08/15/2020 - 08/21/2020 47.8 4.1 3.6
08/08/2020 - 08/14/2020 50.8 4.0 3.7
08/01/2020 - 08/07/2020 56.5 4.2 4.3
07/25/2020 - 07/31/2020 70.0 4.3 6.0
07/18/2020 - 07/24/2020 70.7 4.2 5.7

Healthcare System Status

Updated: 01/20/2021

Delaware's PPE Inventory Status

Fluid Resistant Gowns and Isolation Gowns

2 Weeks+ Left (Stable)

Face Shields

2 Weeks+ Left (Stable)

Glasses and Goggles

2 Weeks+ Left (Stable)

Gloves

2 Weeks+ Left (Stable)

Isolation and Procedural-Ear Loop Masks

2 Weeks+ Left (Stable)

N95 Masks

2 Weeks+ Left (Stable)

Surgical Masks

2 Weeks+ Left (Stable)

Updated: 01/20/2021

Delaware's Healthcare System Status

ICU Bed Availability

Stable (75% or less occupied)

Ventilator Availability

Stable (75% or less occupied)

Hospital ED Wait Times

< 5 hours

Hospital Census/Capacity

< 98%

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 State of Delaware

State of Delaware
560,500 59,031.4 per 100,000 people

Total Persons Tested by County

State of Delaware
1,142,091 120,284.0 per 100,000 people

Total Tests by County

Demographics

Updated: 01/20/2021

Total Persons Tested by Race/Ethnicity

Total Persons Tested by Race/Ethnicity & County

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

Rate of Persons Tested by Race/Ethnicity

Rate of Persons Tested by Race/Ethnicity & County

Race/Ethnicity State of Delaware New Castle Kent Sussex
Hispanic/Latino 5,433.4 5,537.5 3,514.8 5,368.3
Non-Hispanic Black 4,836.4 4,749.0 3,847.0 4,624.3
Non-Hispanic White 4,185.8 4,191.4 3,028.4 4,144.7
Asian/Pacific Islander 3,671.5 3,614.9 3,394.1 3,318.2

Cases (State Of Delaware)

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 State of Delaware

Total Positive Cases
71,775 765.2 per 10,000 people
Confirmed
68,532
Probable
3,243
Residents of Long-Term Care Facilities
2,057

Positive Cases by County

Venues Visited by Cases

Case counts broken down by participation in an event or visitation to an entertainment or recreational venue in the two weeks prior to COVID-19 symptom onset. These counts suggest potential exposure during the event/visit — they do not indicate virus contraction.

All Weeks

5,693 (19%) of interviewed cases reported participating in an event or visiting a venue in the two weeks prior to the onset of their symptoms (or if no symptoms, date of their test)

24,282 (81%) of interviewed cases did not report participating in an event or visiting a venue

Top three venues per category

Venue category Case Count*
Beaches 461
Events 2,108
Religious service** 592
House party 410
Other large gathering 372
Entertainment and Recreational Places 3,124
Restaurant 1,350
Other tourist attraction 458
Gym 395

* Individuals who test positive are interviewed to determine the venues visited in the two weeks prior to the onset of their symptoms (or if no symptoms, date of their test). This information was used to calculate the data above. Counts do not necessarily suggest a degree of risk associated with these venues but may suggest the need for further investigation.

** Includes choir or singing practice.

Cases Who Visited Venues (Reported All Weeks)

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

Rate of Cases by Sex

Rate of Cases by Sex & County

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

Rate of Cases by Race/Ethnicity

Rate of Cases by Race/Ethnicity & County

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

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

Total Cases by Sex

Total Cases by Sex & County

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

Total Cases by Race/Ethnicity

Total Cases by Race/Ethnicity & County

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

Deaths (State Of Delaware)

Demographics

Updated: 01/20/2021

Total Deaths by Age

Total Deaths by Age & County

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

Total Deaths by Sex

Total Deaths by Sex & County

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

Total Deaths by Race/Ethnicity

Total Deaths by Race/Ethnicity & County

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