Coronavirus deaths rise to 310 as recoveries near 4,000 mark

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The number of deaths related to coronavirus rose by six to 310 in the Wednesday report from the Delaware Division of Health.

The number of hospitalizations fell to 220, well of the peak of 325.

About 4.5 percent of the state’s population has been tested for coronavirus, with the number of people recovering the virus heading toward 4,000. The number of positive cases rose to nearly 8,200 as the state stepped up testing.

In all, 310Delawareans have passed away due to complications from COVID-19. Individuals who have died from COVID-19 ranged in age from 21 to 103 years old. Of those who have died, 161were females and 149were males. A total of138individuals were from New Castle County, 55were from Kent County,116were from Sussex County, and one individual’s county of residence is unknown at this time.

The most recent deaths ranged in age from60to90.Threewere female andthreewere male.Threewere New Castle County residents,two wereKent County residents,and one was a Sussex County resident.Fiveof the individuals had underlying health conditions.Threeof the individuals were residents of long-term care facilities.

Other information

  • Currently hospitalized: 220; Critically ill:35(This data represents individuals currently hospitalized in a Delaware hospital regardless of residence, and is not cumulative.)

*Data are provisional and subject to change.

Additional demographic data on COVID-19 cases and deaths, including race/ethnicity, more age-specific data and rates information by ZIP code, can be found on the Division of Public Health’sMy Healthy Communitydata portal.

State health officials and Gov. John Carney have cautioned against reading too much into daily figures due to the difficulties of collecting real-time data and “lumpy data” that comes from variations in the number of test results sent in by laboratories.

The state is ramping up testing with the help of 200,000 test kits. Selected Rite Aid pharmacies also offer testing by appointment with no doctor’s note required.

See the dashboard below for other details.

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