State’s 7-day COVID rolling average for positive tests drops to 4.8%


DOVER — Delaware’s seven-day rolling average for percentage of positive COVID-19 tests dipped below the World Health Organizations recommended mark for the first time since March 26.

The weekly average is down to 4.8% — the WHO recommends a rolling average of 5% or less. The percent-positive rate was as high as 6.5% on April 13.

The most recent mark of 4.8% is as of Thursday due to a two-day lag to account for the time delay between the date of the test and the date the Delaware Division of Public Health receives the test result.

Delaware is averaging 240.4 new COVID-19 cases per day over the last week. The DPH reported 293 new positives in Sunday’s update, reflecting data as of Saturday at 6 p.m.. The state has recorded an overall total of 104,909 cases of the virus since the start of the pandemic.

COVID-19 hospitalizations are at 156, an increase of one compared to the day prior. Fifteen of those hospitalizations are considered critical, according to the DPH.

There have been 759,686 administered doses of the COVID-19 vaccines in Delaware, as of Saturday at 11:59 p.m.

A total of 335,551 individuals have been fully vaccinated, including 302,042 Delawareans. Non-residents can be vaccinated in Delaware provided they either work in Delaware or receive their healthcare in the state. Of those fully vaccinated in the state, 302,195 received both doses of a two-dose vaccine series and 33,356 received a one-dose series.

An additional 121,886 total persons, 109,400 Delawareans, have received one dose of a two-dose series and are awaiting their second dose.