Coronavirus death toll rises to 23 as the number of hospitalizations increase

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Four more elderly Delawareans have died from coronavirus, the Delaware Division of Public Health reported.

In all, 23 Delawareans have passed away due to complications from COVID-19.Individuals who have died from COVID-19 ranged in age from 57  to 94 years of age.

Ten of the deaths have been related to long-term care facilities, including  nine in New Castle County (six  at Little Sisters of the Poor) and one in Sussex County.  A total of 51 individuals from long-term care facilities have tested positive for COVID-19.

The most recent individuals who died all had underlying health conditions, including a:

  • A 82-year-old male long-term care resident from New Castle County
  • A 63-year-old female from New Castle County
  • A 66-year-old male from Sussex County
  • A 57-year-old male from Sussex County

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

  • ·         1,209 total laboratory-confirmed cases
  • ·      New Castle County cases: 701
  •          Kent County cases: 214
  •          Sussex County cases: 294
  • ·      Males: 544; Females: 660; Unknown: 5
  •          Age range: 1 to 97
  • Currently hospitalized: 201; Critically ill: 43(This data represents individuals currently hospitalized in a Delaware hospital regardless of residence, and is not cumulative.)

DPH epidemiologists are transitioning to a new data reporting system. During the transition period, not all fields have complete information.

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

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 .

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