Coronavirus death toll rises by one


blankThe Delaware Division of Public Health reported one additional death related to  coronavirus .

The number of coronavirus cases moved toward 1,500 as more testing takes place. More than 11,000 Delawareans have been tested.

The closely watched hospitalization figure rose to 190 from 181 on Friday.

The division is now reporting deaths of laboratory-confirmed individuals and “probable” deaths where the individual had clinically consistent symptoms and was exposed to a confirmed case, but blankwas never tested.

Thirty-three Delawareans have died due to complications from COVID-19. 

The most recent death involves a 96-year-old femalelong-term care residentfrom Sussex County who had underlying health conditions.Individuals who have died from COVID-19 ranged in age from 57  to 96years  old.   

  • Currently hospitalized -190
  • Critically ill – 55

Widespread community transmission is occurring throughout the state, which means COVID-19 is actively circulating in the community. 

If you are sick with any of the following  symptoms, stay home –  Fever, cough, shortness of breath, sore throat, muscle fatigue, or digestive symptoms  such as  vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal pain or lack of  appetite. 

  If you think you have been exposed to someone with COVID-19, or have symptoms of illness, make sure to distance yourself from others, particularly vulnerable populations. Older adults and people of any age with serious underlying medical conditions – including serious heart conditions, chronic lung conditions, including moderate to severe asthma, severe obesity and those who are immunocompromised, including through cancer treatment – might be at higher risk for severe illness from COVID-19.      

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.

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