Delaware County’s number of active COVID-19 cases are up again this week.
Delaware County Public Health reported Monday that 531 Delaware County residents currently have COVID-19 – that’s higher than last week’s number of 459 active cases.
It brings the total number of positive cases in Delaware County to 1,204 – an increase of 156 new cases this past week. Seven percent of the county’s population has now tested positive since April.
Eleven of the 531 active cases are hospitalized, while the others are recovering at home. Two more Delaware County residents have died due to COVID since last Monday, bringing the total number of deaths in the county to eighteen.
Delaware County’s positivity rate was at 25.3% on Monday. Jones County still has the state’s highest positivity rate at 50.8%.
The West Delaware School District currently has 16 active cases, with 84 staff and students in quarantine as of Monday. An outbreak also continues at the Good Neighbor Home in Manchester. As of last Thursday, there were 12 active cases among residents and 11 active cases among staff, with 43 residents and 43 staff recovered from COVID. There were no new resident cases reported with the latest round of testing Thursday, but there were three new staff cases. The Good Neighbor Home says none of their residents are currently hospitalized due to COVID.
The majority of cases are community spread. Delaware County Public Health says they need everyone to listen to public health advice and be part of the solution in slowing the spread – keep six feet distance from others, wear a face mask in public and stay home when you’re even mildly sick.