The state’s tally of confirmed COVID-19 cases neared 3000 on Tuesday, as public health officials announced 186 new cases and 10 more deaths related to the pandemic. This is the largest number of reported deaths since the state began tracking that data.
Among the deaths were the state’s youngest and oldest victims, a 32-year-old and 103-year-old, both women and both from Sussex County.
In total, 82 Delawareans have passed away due to complications from COVID-19.
The city of New Castle now has the single highest number of cases of coronavirus — somewhere between 176 and 200 cases. Georgetown, Milford and Milsboro have the second highest concentration of COVID-19 cases — between 126 – 150. Most areas around Wilmington have between 11 and 50 confirmed cases.
The most recent deaths all involve individuals with underlying health conditions, including:
- 73-year-old male from New Castle County, long-term care facility
- 79-year-old male from New Castle County, hospitalized
- 79-year-old male from New Castle County, hospitalized long-term care resident
- 84-year-old female from New Castle County, hospitalized
- 51-year-old female from Kent County, hospitalized
- 32-year-old female from Sussex County, hospitalized
- 71-year-old female from Sussex County, hospitalized long-term care resident
- 78-year-old female from Sussex County, long-term care facility
- 92-year-old female from Sussex County, long-term care facility
- 103-year-old female from Sussex County, long-term care facility
Seven more people were hospitalized overnight, now bringing the total number of hospitalizations to 263, of which 71 are critically ill. The DPH dashboard, with all statistics, can be found here: https://coronavirus.delaware.gov.