NYT: Vaccines Arrive, But COVID-19 Cases Still Going Up, Keeping Delaware County at a Very High Risk Level

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

The number of hospitalized patients has also increased while COVID-19-related deaths have decreased. The test positivity rate is high once again.

In the past two weeks, an average of 176 cases per day was reported in the county, which is a 90 percent increase. Since the start of the outbreak, approximately one in 12 residents have been infected, totaling 45,656 reported cases.

Meanwhile, the average number of hospitalized patients between March 26 and April 1 was 655.

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.

Read more about the COVID-19 situation at The New York Times.