Third Death Reported, Delaware COVID-19 Cases Top 200, 30 Hospitalized

The state is reporting that there have been 213 total laboratory-confirmed cases in the state since March 11.  Of the Delawareans diagnosed with COVID-19, 129 are from New Castle County, 25 are from Kent County, and 59 are from Sussex County. The total number of positive cases represents a cumulative total of cases, including individuals who are currently ill, those who are considered “recovered,” (9) and three deceased individuals.

Patients are considered fully recovered seven days after the resolution of their symptoms (three days after symptoms resolve, they are no longer required to self-isolate at home; however, they must continue to practice extreme social distancing for the remaining four days).

The individuals range in age from 1 to 90 (a statewide age range breakdown is available at Thirty individuals are currently hospitalized. The source of exposure for many of these positive cases is unknown, which indicates community spread of the virus is occurring in the state.

To protect personal health information, DPH will not disclose additional information about the individuals. DPH cannot confirm specific information even if other entities choose to make their own announcements.

The Delaware Division of Public Health (DPH) has released a map that shows the COVID-19 Cases By Zip Code

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