Coronavirus-related deaths now number 271


The death toll from coronavirus complications rose to 271, up 11 from. the  260 reported a day earlier 

In the last two days, the Delaware Division of Health has reported two dozen new deaths.

More than half of the deaths have been related to residents at long-term care facilities.  A report on long-term care COVID-19 deaths is expected later today.

Delaware ranks 12th among the 50 states in its death rate from coronavirus per 100,000 population, according to Statistica.

Hospitalizations have remained below the 300 mark, with the state having ample capacity to handle a surge in cases. 

The number of positive cases continues to rise as more testing takes place around the state, including a large portion of Sussex County.

In total, 271 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, 141 were females and 130 were males. A total of 114 individuals were from New Castle County, 48 were from Kent County, 108 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 57 to 96. Four were female and seven were male. Six were New Castle County residents, two were Kent County residents, and three were Sussex County residents. Three of the individuals had underlying health conditions. Nine of the individuals were residents of long-term care facilities. 

The latest Delaware COVID-19 case statistics* cumulatively since March 11, provided as of 6 p.m., Thursday, May 14, include: 

  • 7,373 total positive cases 
  • New Castle County cases: 2,619
  • Kent County cases: 1,146
  • Sussex County cases: 3,565
  • Unknown County: 43
  • Females: 4,032; Males: 3,317; Unknown: 24
  • Age range: 0 to 103 
  • Currently hospitalized: 269; Critically ill: 54 (This data represents individuals currently hospitalized in a Delaware hospital regardless of residence, and is not cumulative.) 
  • Delawareans recovered: 3,210
  • 30,905 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.  

See dashboard overview below:

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