- Associated Press
Monday, November 23, 2020

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) - The seven-day average daily coronavirus case count in Delaware set an all-time high as the state tested a record number of people in the days before Thanksgiving.

The News Journal reports that the state reported 486 new COVID-19 cases on Sunday, raising the seven-day average of new cases to a record 428.4. On Wednesday, the state recorded nearly 11,000 tests, the most ever in one day.


The numbers show more people in Delaware are seeking out a test and a significant portion of them are returning positive results. The daily average percent of tests that are positive is 5.9%, the highest it’s been since early June. The average daily case count has grown by 90% over the past two weeks.

Health officials in Delaware and across the country are urging people to reconsider holiday plans, especially those that involve travel, and celebrate only with members of their households.

New restrictions that became effective Monday limit private indoor gatherings to 10 people. Gov. John Carney said last week the state will rely on voluntary compliance and won’t be “knocking on doors” to enforce the restriction on Thanksgiving.


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