Editor’s note: As the COVID-19 pandemic moves into the recovery and vaccination phase, we are adjusting our daily update to focus on several important statistics detailing how local counties are faring in the pandemic, as well as the long-term trends for key statistics.
Key points for today
• The state’s 7-day positivity rate is 6.64%, a decrease of 0.2 percentage points. The positivity rate has generally been declining since Jan. 5 after a general increase that began in late October.
• Kent County’s 7-day average positivity rate is 6.35%, down 0.42 percentage points from yesterday.
• More than 7% of Kent County’s population has gotten a first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine.
Letters to Editor
Chris Gordon says
Cecil County has dozens of available vaccination appointments. I live in Kent Co. but will be vaccinated in Elkton on Thursday.
John Barkin says
Please include ( as in the past ) the number of daily new cases in Kent County.
We miss that statistic.
Bland Dickey says
How many new cases in Kent county today?
Shirley S Fleming says
Why change your previous information format? I believe we need to see how we are trending in number of cases and positivity rates.
The percentage of vaccinated individuals just makes it more frustrating to see how little has been done.
It “wasn’t broke”….why fix it ?
John Griep says
Thanks for the comments and for reading The Spy. We were looking to clean up the daily update by reducing the number of tables and graphs to key statistics and trends, but we have heard your thoughts and will add back the daily numbers.
Maria Wood says
I strongly urge you to reinstate the reporting of case rates and, if at all possible local hospitalization rates. Health experts are nearly unanimous in telling us that although the vaccine is here we are *far* from being out of the woods with this pandemic, and that now is not the time to relax our vigilance. There is more virus in our community than there was at any time last spring, summer, or fall, and with the more transmissible new variants in the mix, the risk of infection is higher than ever now.