Delaware reports one new death in coronavirus in Monday report

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Delaware saw only one daily fatality from COVID-19, according to the daily report from the Delaware Division of Health.

All data reported through the daily updates are based on data received as of 6 p.m. the previous day.  The one death reported is the lowest number in some time, but comes as the number of critically ill patients remains steady 

In one positive development, the number of hospitalized patients fell declined to 275, after hovering around the 285 mark for days.

Delaware has seen signs of a flattening of the case curve, but is dealing with an outbreak in a large area of Sussex County, a major poultry processing area on the Delmarva Peninsula. Testing has also been stepped up in at-risk neighborhoods in the Wilmington-New Castle area.

In all, 225 Delawareans have passed away 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 have died, 121 were females and 104 were males. A total of 95 individuals were from New Castle County, 39 were from Kent County, and 91 were from Sussex County.  

The most recent death announced today was a 54-year-old female long-term care resident from Kent County with underlying health conditions.  

The latest Delaware COVID-19 case statistics* cumulatively since March 11, provided as of 6 p.m., Sunday, May 10, include:  

  • 6,565 total positive cases  
  • New Castle County cases: 2,390
  • Kent County cases: 1,044
  • Sussex County cases: 3,091
  • Unknown County: 40
  • Females: 3,566; Males: 2,972; Unknown: 27
  • Age range: 0 to 103  
  • Currently hospitalized: 259; Critically ill: 58 (This data represents individuals currently hospitalized in a Delaware hospital regardless of residence, and is not cumulative.)  
  • Delawareans recovered: 2,619
  • 25,363 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.  

Expanded community testing is occurring in Sussex County. Sites can be found at: https://coronavirus.delaware.gov/testing/.  These sites do not require a physician’s order. These community testing sites are for community members and employees along the Route 113 corridor in Sussex County, including areas as far west as Seaford/Laurel with a focus on employees of essential businesses, at-risk populations and their families, those exposed to someone with COVID-19, or someone caring for a sick family member with COVID-19. The hours of operation for these sites may be limited by the number of supplies available for the specific event.

For more information on coronavirus cases, click on the headline below to check out the state’s dashboard.

Updated: Delaware COVID-19 dashboard

 

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