Data shows most COVID hospitalizations in Delaware are from those not fully vaccinated

By Tim Mastro
Posted 11/27/21

DOVER — Sixty-nine percent of Delaware’s new COVID-19 hospitalizations over a seven-day period were not fully vaccinated, according to recent data from the Delaware Division of Public …

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Data shows most COVID hospitalizations in Delaware are from those not fully vaccinated

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DOVER — Sixty-nine percent of Delaware’s new COVID-19 hospitalizations over a seven-day period were not fully vaccinated, according to recent data from the Delaware Division of Public Health.

Of the 103 hospitalizations for the week of Nov. 15-21, 73 were unvaccinated or partially vaccinated. For the same time period, 1838 of 2496 (74%) of new positive cases were also not fully vaccinated, according to DPH statistics.

There have been 7,122 total breakthrough cases reported to DPH to date — 1.3% of fully vaccinated Delawareans. A breakthrough case is defined as “testing positive for COVID-19 after an individual has been fully vaccinated for two weeks or more, although it does not mean that the infection occurred after vaccination.”

There have been 125 breakthrough cases which resulted in hospitalizations while 92 ended in death. Of the 10 new COVID-19-related deaths for the week of Nov. 15-21, six were not fully vaccinated (60%).

Delaware is averaging 348.9 new cases of COVID-19 per day over the last week, as of Friday at 6 p.m. This is up from 279.9 new cases a day from two weeks ago.

There are 173 individuals hospitalized with the virus, an increase of 14 compared to the day prior. Of those hospitalizations, 20 cases are considered critical.

The number of COVID-19-related deaths remained at 2,173 in Saturday’s update. In long-term care centers, there have been a total of 2,973 positive COVID-19 cases involving long-term care residents and 865 COVID-19-related deaths.