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


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: .