Number of COVID-19 cases increase to 1,116 with three more deaths reported

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blankThe number of deaths from COVID-19 rose to 19 and the number of people testing positive moved to 1,116.blank

The figures come from the daily report from the Delaware Department of Health and Social Services.

The closely watched number of hospitalizations rose by 30 to 177.

The rate of hospitalizations to positive cases remained below the 20 percent threshold that could tax the state’s hospital system should a surge of cases occur.

The state is continuing to refine the dashboard of cases is not updating a few categories, including the number of patients in critical condition.

In all, 19 Delawareans have passed away due to complications from COVID-19. Nine of the deaths have been related to long-term care facilities, including  eight in New Castle County (six  at Little Sisters of the Poor) and one in Sussex County. 

The most recent individuals who died were hospitalized and had underlying health conditions including a:

  • 88-year-old male long-term care resident from New Castle County
  • 74-year-old female from Sussex County
  • 81-year-old male from New Castle County

The  latest Delaware COVID-19 case statistics

  • New Castle County cases: 636
  • Kent County cases: 201
  • Sussex County cases: 279
  • Age range: 1 to 97
  •          Currently hospitalized: 177; Critically ill: 51.(This data represents individuals currently hospitalized in a Delaware hospital regardless of residence, and is not cumulative.)
  •     Delawareans recovered: 159
  • 8,323 negative cases*
  • Data on negative cases are preliminary, based on negative results reported to DPH by state and commercial laboratories performing analysis.
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