New York Times: See How Coronavirus Is Spreading Once Again in Delaware County

A map of Pennsylvania showing where coronavirus cases are growing fastest.
Image via The New York Times.

As the Delta variant continues to rapidly spread across the country, the number of coronavirus cases in Delaware County is once again on the rise, according to The New York Times.

The county is now considered in a category of having a “high” rate of spread of coronavirus cases. It is one of 49 counties in Pennsylvania that have been elevated to the high level category.

Another 14 Pennsylvania counties are listed as having a “substantial” rate of spread.

This, despite the fact that 59 percent of county residents are fully vaccinated, above the state’s overall figure of 54 percent.

Last week, there was an average of 90 new daily cases reported in the county, or 16 per 100,000 residents. This represents a 52 percent increase compared to two weeks prior but is still under the 85 percent average increase the state reported for the same period.

Hospitalizations are also on the rise, with an average of 9 per 100,000 people hospitalized last week. That puts the 14-day growth at 69 percent. In that same period, Pennsylvania has recorded a higher average increase of 78 percent.

Meanwhile, daily deaths in Delaware County for August were at 0.6, or 0.10 per 100,000 people, as compared to 0.12 per 100,000 people statewide.

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

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