Rise in Delaware COVID-19 cases after holidays appears to have peaked

DOVER, Del. — The jump in coronavirus cases that came after the holidays appears to have peaked in Delaware.

The News Journal reported Thursday that COVID-19 hospitalizations are at the lowest they’ve been since Dec. 6.

As of late Wednesday, 333 people were in the hospital. That’s down from 474 on Jan. 12. But the number of COVID-related deaths has continued to climb.

Delaware reported three new deaths Thursday, bringing the total to 1,075. Health professionals are concerned about how long the downward trend in cases will last.

Variants of the virus from other countries are starting to circulate in the U.S.

Copyright © 2021 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, written or redistributed.

More from WTOP

Log in to your WTOP account for notifications and alerts customized for you.

Sign up