Delaware County Public Health has released its latest COVID-19 statistics.
As of Wednesday, the 7-day positivity rate was 7.3% – down slightly from 8.7% the previous week. A total of 55 new cases were reported in the previous seven days – up slightly from the 46 new cases reported the week before.
Also as of Wednesday, the number of Delaware County patients hospitalized with COVID-19 was five – that’s compared with four patients hospitalized on September 15th.
Delaware County’s vaccine rate still remains at 55% – slightly lower than Iowa’s vaccine rate, which is at 63%.
Delaware County Public Health says of Tuesday, 78% of patients hospitalized with COVID in Iowa are unvaccinated.