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.