More data added to Delaware virus website; cases, testing up – Delaware State News – Delaware State News

More data added to Delaware virus website; cases, testing up – Delaware State News – Delaware State News

DOVER — Citizens tracking COVID-19 progression in Delaware will find more detailed data on the state’s My Healthy Community Dashboard, from the spike in positive cases per 100,000 released Monday, to the percentage of positive tests in specific ZIP codes outlined on a map and the number of tests performed daily.

As positive cases are going up, so is testing. Delaware’s seven-day rolling average of tests performed is 6,726 tests per day as of Friday, which is an all-time high.

The state broke its record for most tests performed on a single day Wednesday of last week with 11,039. Delaware has performed more than 6,000 tests in a single day six times so far this month.

The Delaware Division of Public Health reported 362 new cases of COVID-19 in Monday’s update, reflecting data as of Sunday at 6 p.m. This brings Delaware’s total number of positives to 32,211.

Delaware’s most recent available data for daily percentage of positive tests is a 5.2% mark, reflecting data on Friday due to a two-day lag to account for the time delay between the date of the test and the date that DPH receives the test result.

There were 343 new positive COVID-19 cases that day out of 6,632 tests performed.

The state’s COVID-19 daily new case rate per 100,000 people, one of three criteria used for guidance on the reopening of schools, is still firmly in the “red” category, reaching its highest mark yet.

Using numbers for the week of Nov. 14-20, Delaware has seen 303.6 new cases
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