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Heath Department Releases Latest Official COVID-19 Numbers

The Delaware Division of Public Health (DPH) announcing six additional fatalities related to coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) on Monday. DPH also providing an update on the number of positive cases and recovered individuals.

In total, 41 Delawareans have passed away due to complications from COVID-19.  Individuals who have died from COVID-19 ranged in age from 33 to 96 years old.

The most recent deaths involve a:

81-year-old female from Sussex County, hospitalized
71-year-old female from Sussex County, hospitalized long-term care resident
87-year-old female from Sussex County, hospitalized long-term care resident
80-year-old male from New Castle County, long-term care facility
72-year-old female from Kent County, long-term care facility
54-year-old female from Kent County, hospitalized
To protect personal health information, DPH will not confirm specific information about any individual case, even if other persons or entities disclose it independently.

The latest Delaware COVID-19 case statistics, cumulatively since March 11, include:

1,761 total laboratory-confirmed cases
New Castle County cases: 919
Kent County cases: 288
Sussex County cases: 551
Cases unknown location: 3
Males: 781; Females: 979; Unknown: 1
Age range: 1 to 97
Currently hospitalized: 204; Critically ill: 51 (This data represents individuals currently hospitalized in a Delaware hospital regardless of their state of residence, and is not cumulative.)
Long-term care facility cases: 130 (This data represents residents and staff confirmed to have COVID-19)
Delawareans recovered: 277
10,543 negative cases*
*Data on negative cases are preliminary, based on negative results reported to DPH by state and commercial laboratories performing analysis.


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