Delaware COVID-19 deaths rise by 12


Coronavirus complications claimed 12 more lives in Delaware, with those living in long-term care centers accounting for more than half of the total.

In all, 237 Delawareans have died due to complications from COVID-19. Individuals who have died from COVID-19 ranged in age from 22 to 103 years old.

Of those who died, 126 were females and 111 were males. A total of 100 were from New Castle County, 43 were from Kent County, 93 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 66 to 89. Five were female and seven were male. Five were New Castle County residents, four were Kent County residents, two were Sussex County residents, and one individual’s county of residence is unknown at this time. All 12 of the individuals had underlying health conditions. Seven of the individuals were residents of long-term care facilities.

The number of Delawareans in the hospital for coronavirus has declined modestly in the past several days. However, the number of critically ill patients has posted a modest increase.

The number of Delawareans tested has risen above 33,000 or about three percent of the state’s residents. Work is underway to increase the number of tests to 80,000 a month

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

  • 6,741 total positive cases
  • New Castle County cases: 2,440
  • Kent County cases: 1,060
  • Sussex County cases: 3,205
  • Unknown County: 36
  • Females: 3,671; Males: 3,046; Unknown: 24
  • Age range: 0 to 103
  • Currently hospitalized: 276; Critically ill: 63 (This data represents individuals currently hospitalized in a Delaware hospital regardless of residence, and is not cumulative.)
  • Delawareans recovered: 2,802
  • 26,550 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.

You can also check out the state’s dashboard below, which provides more detailed information by zip code.

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