Coronavirus deaths rise to 100 as number of hospital stays drops

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The number of deaths from coronavirus rose to 100 from 92 on Thursday  as other signs indicate  that the state may be on its way to “flattening the curve.”

The number of coronavirus recoveries moved past 700.

New Castle saw a rise in coronavirus cases that widened the gap with Sussex County. Increased testing has been taking place in both counties with drive-up sites used. Individuals who have died from COVID-19 ranged in age from 32  to 103- years  old.  

The most recent deaths all involve individuals with underlying health conditions, including: 

  • 58-year-old female from New Castle County, hospitalized long-term care resident
  • 69-year-old male from New Castle County, hospitalized
  • 71-year-old male from New Castle County, hospitalized
  • 96-year-old female from New Castle County, long-term care facility
  • 102-year-old male from New Castle County, long-term care facility
  • 54-year-old female from Sussex County, long-term care facility
  • 79-year-old female from Sussex County, hospitalized
  • 87-year-old male from Sussex County, hospitalized

The  latest Delaware COVID-19 case statistics cumulatively since March 11, provided as of 6 p.m., Thursday, April 23, include:  

  • 3,442  total laboratory-confirmed cases  
  • New Castle County cases: 1,486
  • Kent County cases: 558
  • Sussex County cases: 1,394 
  • Unknown County: 4
  • Males: 1,557; Females: 1,879; Unknown: 6
  • Age range: 0 to 103  
  • Currently hospitalized: 277; Critically ill: 63

Beginning today, additional demographic data on COVID-19 cases and deaths, including race/ethnicity, more age-specific data and rate information by ZIP code, can be found on the Division of Public Health’s My Healthy Community data portal.

My Healthy Community will supplement, not replace, the daily case data displayed on de.gov/coronavirus.

The locations and number of deaths related to long-term care facilities are:   

  • Milford Center, Genesis Healthcare (19)  
  • Little Sisters of the Poor, Newark (11)  
  • Brandywine Nursing and Rehabilitation Center (5)
  • Parkview Nursing and Rehabilitation (3)  
  • Atlantic Shores Rehabilitation and Health Center (3)  
  • New Castle Health and Rehabilitation Center (4)
  • Delaware Hospital for the Chronically Ill (2)
  • Hillside Center (2)
  • Governor Bacon Health Center (1)  
  • Five other New Castle County long-term care facilities (1 death at each facility)
  • Three other Sussex County long-term care facilities (1 death at each facility)  
  • One Kent County long-term care facilities (1 death at the facility)
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