7-day COVID-19 case count reaches all-time high in Delaware

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WILMINGTON, Delaware (WPVI) -- 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.

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.


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CDC releases updated guidelines for Thanksgiving

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*The Associated Press contributed to this report*