Coronavirus deaths rise to 322 as new cases drop below 150 mark


The Delaware Division of Public Health reported five new deaths and 143 positive cases in its Friday report.  

A  total of  322 Delawareans have died 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, 166 were females and 156 were males. A total of 146 individuals were from New Castle County, 56 were from Kent County, 119 were from Sussex County, and one individual’s county of residence is unknown at this time.


The most recent deaths announced today ranged in age from 39 to 90. Three were female and two were male. Two were New Castle County residents, one was a Kent County resident, and two were Sussex County residents. Four of the individuals had underlying health conditions.   

The latest Delaware COVID-19 case statistics* cumulatively since March 11, provided as of 6 p.m., Thursday, May 21, include:

  • 8,529 total positive cases
  • New Castle County cases: 3,132
  • Kent County cases: 1,296
  • Sussex County cases: 4,048
  • Unknown County: 53
  • Females: 4,674; Males: 3,818 Unknown: 37
  • Age range: 0 to 103
  • Currently hospitalized: 221; Critically ill: 44 (This data represents individuals currently hospitalized in a Delaware hospital regardless of residence, and is not cumulative.)
  • Delawareans recovered: 4,296
  • 40,457 negative cases**

*Data are provisional and subject to change.

**Data on negative cases are preliminary, based on negative results reported to DPH by state and commercial laboratories performing analysis. 

 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’s My Healthy Community data portal.