Del. coronavirus recovery: State’s COVID numbers going in the wrong direction

The trend lines on the graphs at the state’s COVID-19 tracking website look U-shaped. Lower numbers seen in a number of categories over the summer have rebounded in September.

On Aug. 15, just 3.4% of people tested for the coronavirus were positive. The 14-day average for positive tests that day was 4.4%. On Sept. 28, 7.1% of tests came back positive, and the 14-day average is up to 7.2%.

The graph showing the number of patients being treated for coronavirus in Delaware hospitals shows a similar up curve. On Aug. 15, just 30 people were hospitalized for the virus. On Sept. 28, that’s more than doubled to 64 patients.

The state now averages 109.3 new cases every day. The Aug. 15 average was 71.1 per day.

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