The average daily number of new cases of COVID-19 in Delaware dropped by 50 in the last week, continuing a general decline in related numbers, according to the Delaware Division of Public Health.
The number of those fully vaccinated, now at 528,767, continues to creep up.
As of Thursday, Delaware has had 141,717 cases of the virus.
The seven-day average of new positive cases is 333.4, down from 389.4 last week. The 7-day average for the percentage of total positive tests sits at 7%, down from 8% last week.
Those hospitalized total 173, down 34 from last week. Of those, 24 are critically ill, a drop of six from last week.
The state has has 2,045 COVID-19 deaths, with 19 deaths in the last week.
The state said 79.2% of Delawareans 12+ have received at least one dose of vaccine and 81% of Delawareans 18+ have gotten one dose.
The illness continues to prey on the unvaccinated, as this chart shows:
The state also said that there have been 5,138 breakthrough cases in those vaccinated, affecting 1% of those vaccinated. Of those, 97 have required hospitalizations and 73 have died.
Again this week, when the state randomly chose positive cases to genetically test for which mutant, all of the cases that could be typed were the Delta strain.
Betsy Price is a Wilmington freelance writer who has 40 years of experience, including 15 at The News Journal in Delaware.
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