State Release Some Details Surrounding Latest COVID-19 Deaths

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

In total, 46 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 individuals with underlying conditions:

83-year-old female from Sussex County, hospitalized long-term care resident
53-year-old female from Kent County, hospitalized
46-year-old male from New Castle County, hospitalized

Officials did not indicate if these latest cases were “Probable” cases or if they were confirmed COVID-19 cases.

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

2,014 total laboratory-confirmed cases
New Castle County cases: 974
Kent County cases: 345
Sussex County cases: 678
Unknown County: 17 (The state has not explained what this category indicates. It may indicate patients that are from out of state)
Males: 910; Females: 1,102; Unknown: 2
Age range: 1 to 97
Currently hospitalized: 208; Critically ill: 48 (This data represents individuals currently hospitalized in a Delaware hospital regardless of residence, and is not cumulative.)
Delawareans recovered: 354
11,088 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.

As of Wednesday, there have been 93 positive COVID-19 cases involving residents of long-term care facilities in Delaware. Twenty-eight residents of Delaware long-term care facilities have died from complications related to COVID-19. The locations and number of deaths are:

Little Sisters of the Poor, Newark (11)
Milford Center, Genesis Healthcare (7)
Atlantic Shores Rehabilitation and Health Center, Millsboro (5)
Four New Castle County long-term care facilities (1 death each)
A Sussex County long-term care facility (1 death)