State Reports 170 New Positive COVID Cases, Deaths Rise To 177

The Delaware Division of Public Health (DPH) has announced 9 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.

94 more people were reported recovered bringing the total number of recovered to 1640. Hospitalization numbers fell by 16. 170 more positive cases and a total of 18,529 negative cases were reported.

Date 3-May
Daily New Cases 170
Positive Cases Cumulative 5208
Deceased 177
Recovered 1640
Hospitalized 284
Daily Critically Ill Unknown
Daily Reported Recoveries 94
Daily Deaths 9
Daily Hospitalized -16
New Castle County 1903
Kent County 821
Sussex County 2461
Unknown County 23
Negative Cases 18,529

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