WILMINGTON, Del. (CBS) — COVID-19 case rates in Delaware are down 33% since last week. That’s the lowest level since August. But health officials say more people need to be vaccinated, especially the young.
“Our highest case rates right now are among those children and young adults, 18 to 34, where we have the lowest vaccine rates,” Dr. Karyl Rattay, director of Delaware’s Division of Public Health, said.READ MORE: More Than 40 Restaurants Dishing Up Delicious Deals During Burlington County Restaurant Week
On Monday, Delaware gave its first $5,000 prize to a vaccinated resident over 18.READ MORE: 'An Unbelievable Friend': Football Coach Remembers 12-Year-Old Tyler Norton, Killed In Pottstown House Fire
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More than 66% of Delawareans ages 18 and older have received at least one dose of a coronavirus vaccine.