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 .