COVID-19 Cases, Hospitalizations Jump, Deaths Hold At 14

The Delaware Division of Public Health (DPH) is announced no additional fatalities related to coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), and is providing an update on the number of positive and recovered cases reported in the state.

In total, 14 Delawareans have passed away due to complications from COVID-19. There have been a total of eight deaths related to long-term care facilities, including seven in New Castle County (six at Little Sisters of the Poor) and one in Sussex County. The most recent deaths involving long-term care facilities include a:

  • 66-year-old hospitalized female from New Castle County with underlying health conditions.
  • 91-year-old female from New Castle County who had underlying health conditions.

The Division of Public Health asks any Delaware long-term care facility with questions or concerns to email: or call the DPH Call Center at 1-866-408-1899 and press ext. 2.

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

  • 673 total laboratory-confirmed cases – Up from 450
  • New Castle County cases: 436 – Up from 279
  • Kent County cases:  86 – Up from 54
  • Sussex County cases: 151 – Up from 117
  • Males: 308 Up From 206
  • Females:  368 – Up from 244
  • Age range: 1 to 97
  • Hospitalized:  101 – Up from 63
  • Delawareans recovered: 71
  • Negative cases 6,321 – Up from  4,995

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