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The average daily number of COVID-19 cases in Delaware rose to 111.3, which the state considered an indicator of “significant contagion in the community.”

The average daily case count is one of three criteria the state considers when deciding to reopen schools.

This is the first time since the state started monitoring this information in July, the daily average has gone from the yellow to the red, according to state monitoring methods.

The yellow zone is between five to 100 average daily cases. The red zone is over 100 average daily cases.

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Hospital admissions remained at three digits. Average daily hospital admissions are one of three other criteria used by the state to determine a school is reopening. Currently, that number is in the yellow area.

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Sarah Gamard gives coverage of government and politics to Delaware Online / The News Journal. You can contact her at (302) 324-2281 or You can also follow her on Twitter @SarahGamard.

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