Coronavirus deaths increase to 10 with a total of 319 cases reported

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The number of Coronavirus (COVID-19) cases in Delaware  now stands at 319, compared to 264 on Monday night.

The dashboard from the Delaware Division of Health shows the curve of new cases is steepening as the virus spreads through the community and more testing takes place. 

The Delaware Division of Public Health (DPH) also announced three additional deaths related to coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). It is providing an update on the number of positive and recovered cases reported in the state.   

In total, 10 Delawareans have passed away due to complications from COVID-19. There have been a total of five deaths related to long-term care facilities, including four in New Castle County (three at Little Sisters of the Poor) and one in Sussex County. Of the most recent deaths, all had significant underlying health conditions and involved a: 

  • 87-year-old female from New Castle County 
  • 89-year-old male from New Castle County 
  • 94-year-old female from New Castle County  

The latest Delaware COVID-19 case statistics, cumulatively since March 11, include:  

  • 319 total laboratory-confirmed cases 
  • New Castle County cases: 197 
  • Kent County cases: 34 
  • Sussex County cases: 88 
  • Males: 152; Females: 167 
  • Age range: 1 to 95 
  • Hospitalized: 57; Critically ill: 14 
  • Delawareans recovered: 22 
  • 3,696 negative cases* 

*Data on negative cases are preliminary, based on negative results reported to DPH by state and commercial laboratories performing analysis. Multiple negative tests per person are only counted once.

 Delaware is considering patients fully recovered seven days after the resolution of their symptoms. Three days after symptoms resolve, patients are no longer required to self-isolate at home; however, they must continue to practice strict social distancing for the remaining four days before returning to their normal daily routine.  

 Delawareans with general questions about COVID-19 or their exposure risk can call the Division of Public Health’s Coronavirus Call Center at 1-866-408-1899, or 711 for individuals who are hearing-impaired, from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Questions can also be submitted by email at DPHCall@delaware.gov.     

 Correction: A previous graphic from the state listed 406 cases. It was later revised downward.

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