State Releases Details Surrounding Latest COVID-19 Cases, Deaths

The Delaware Division of Public Health (DPH) has announced seven additional fatalities related to coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) and has provided an update on the number of positive cases and recovered individuals.  All data reported through the daily updates are based on data received as of 6 p.m. the previous day.

In total, 89 Delawareans have passed away due to complications from COVID-19.  Individuals who have died from COVID-19 ranged in age from 32 to 103 years old.

The most recent deaths all involve individuals with underlying health conditions, except for one individual:

62-year-old female from New Castle County, hospitalized long-term care resident
84-year-old male from New Castle County, hospitalized long-term care resident
62-year-old male from Kent County, hospitalized
74-year-old male from Kent County, hospitalized long-term care resident
50-year-old female from Sussex County, hospitalized, no known underlying health conditions
72-year-old male from Sussex County, hospitalized
88-year-old male from Sussex County, long-term care facility
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, provided as of 6 p.m., Tuesday, April 21, include:

3,200 total laboratory-confirmed cases
New Castle County cases: 1,352
Kent County cases: 503
Sussex County cases: 1,317
Unknown County: 28
Males: 1,435; Females: 1,756; Unknown: 9
Age range: 0 to 103
Currently hospitalized: 269; Critically ill: 69 (This data represents individuals currently hospitalized in a Delaware hospital regardless of residence, and is not cumulative.)
Delawareans recovered: 599
13,353 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 6 p.m. yesterday, there have been 237 positive COVID-19 cases involving residents of long-term care facilities in Delaware. Fifty-two residents of Delaware long-term care facilities have died from complications related to COVID-19.

The locations and number of deaths related to long-term care facilities are:

Milford Center, Genesis Healthcare (18)
Little Sisters of the Poor, Newark (11)
Brandywine Nursing and Rehabilitation Center (5)
Parkview Nursing and Rehabilitation (3)
Atlantic Shores Rehabilitation and Health Center (3)
New Castle Health and Rehabilitation Center (3)
Delaware Hospital for the Chronically Ill (2)
Governor Bacon Health Center (1)
Three other New Castle County long-term care facilities (1 death at each facility)
Two other Sussex County long-term care facilities (1 death at each facility)
One Kent County long-term care facility (1 death at the facility)
DPH epidemiologists are transitioning to a new data reporting system. During the transition period, not all fields (county of residence, sex) have complete information.

Delaware is considering patients fully recovered seven days after the resolution of their symptoms. Three days after symptoms resolve, patients are no longer required to self-isolate at home; however, they must continue to practice strict social distancing for the remaining four days before returning to their normal daily routine.


Earlier this afternoon we reported that recoveries, hospitalizations, and the negative case had remained the same. That was incorrect. The state later updated the entire dashboard to reflect those changes.