Coronavirus claims another six lives.

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blankCoronavirus claimed six more lives, the Delaware Division of Health reported.

In total,41Delawareans have passed away due to complications from COVID-19. Individuals who have died from COVID-19 ranged in age from 33  to 96 years old. The increase in deaths had been expected as the number of cases increased. The most recent deaths involve a:

  • 81-year-old woman from Sussex County, hospitalized
  • 71-year-old woman from Sussex County, hospitalized long-term care resident
  • 87-year-old woman from Sussex County, hospitalized long-term care resident
  • 80-year-old man from New Castle County, long-term care facility
  • 72-year-old woman from Kent County, long-term care facility
  • 54-year-old woman from Kent County, hospitalized
  • blankThe  latest Delaware COVID-19 case statistics, cumulatively  since March 11,  include:    
  • 1,761total laboratory-confirmed cases   
  • New Castle County cases:919
  • Kent County cases: 288
  • Sussex County cases:551
  • Cases unknown location: 3
  • Males: 781; Females: 979; Unknown: 1 
  • Age range: 1 to 97   
  • Currently hospitalized: 204; Critically ill: 51  (This data represents individuals currently hospitalized in a Delaware hospital regardless of their state of residence, and is not cumulative.)
  • Long-term care facility cases:130 (This data represents residents and staff confirmed to have COVID-19)
  • Delawareans recovered: 277
  • 10,543negative cases*   
  • Data on negative cases are preliminary, based on negative results reported to DPH by state and commercial laboratories performing analysis.   

DPH epidemiologists are moving to a new data reporting system. During the transition period, not all fields (county of residence, sex) have complete information.

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. 

Statewide testing at standing health facility testing sites require a physician’s order or prescription to be tested (*Bayhealth patients will be pre-screened via phone without needing to see a provider first). These are not walk-in testing sites. Those without aprimary care provider can call the DPH Call Center Line at 1-866-408-1899. In New Castle County, individuals can callChristianaCareat 1-302-733-1000 andSussex County residents who do not have a provider can call the Beebe COVID-19 Screening Line at 302-645-3200. Individuals awaiting test results, should wait to hear back from their medical provider. The DPH Call Center does not have test results.   

Anyone with a question about COVID-19, whether related to medical or social service needs, should call Delaware 2-1-1; or 7-1-1 for individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing, or text your ZIP code to 898-211. Hours of operation are 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Friday; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

In addition, the Division of Public Health asks any Delaware health care, long-term care, residential, or other high-risk facility with questions or concerns to email: DPH_PAC@delaware.gov or call the DPH Call Center at 1-866-408-1899 and press ext. 2.  

Questions can also be submitted by email at DPHCall@delaware.gov.       

DPH will continue to update the public as more information becomes available. For the latest on Delaware’s response, go to de.gov/coronavirus.       

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