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The state-reported, 14-day positivity rate for Delaware County, as of 5 p.m. Tuesday was 22.2% — the highest of the state’s 99 counties. However, the state’s practice of not counting recent confirmed cases until all data is received dramatically drives down the positivity rate it reports even though those cases have been confirmed.

In the 14-day span that ended at 5 p.m. Tuesday, Delaware County had 208 new cases of COVID-19 and 405 new tests, which is a positivity rate of 51.4%.