NYT Analysis: Don’t Relax Just Yet; COVID-19 Cases Keep Delaware County at Very High Level

David Bjorkgren
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The red indicates that the region is still at a very high risk level for COVID cases.

The number of cases has remained about the same over the last two weeks, keeping Delaware County at a very high risk level for the coronavirus, according to The New York Times.

However, the numbers of hospitalized patients and COVID-19-related deaths have fallen compared to two weeks ago. The test positivity rate still remains elevated, suggesting that the number of cases may be undercounted.

In the past two weeks, an average of 117 cases per day was reported in the county. Since the start of the outbreak, approximately one in 13 residents have been infected, totaling 42,015 reported cases.

Meanwhile, the average I.C.U. occupancy was at 77 percent as of March 4.

December remains the month with the highest number of reported cases in Delaware County.

The rate of cases in Delaware County is in line with those in neighboring counties, most of which are also at a very high level of risk.

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