The youngest person to die from symptoms caused by COVID-19 has died, the Delaware Division of Public Health (DPH) announced today.
State health officials reported that the 26-year old had underlying health conditions. The individual was one of nine new deaths reported, and all nine had underlying health conditions. Eight were residents of long-term care facilities.
DPH is providing demographic information for COVID-19-related deaths in aggregate only, and no longer provides demographics of each individual person who died.
We therefore do not know whether the victim was a male or female, their county of residency, or whether the victim was one of those living in a long-term care facility.
DPH also announced 120 additional positive cases of COVID-19, bringing the total to 5,038 laboratory-confirmed cases.
This marks a one-day decline in the number of case positives for COVID-19. We mention this because one measurement Governor Carney is using in his consideration of reopening the economy is a continued 28-day decline in the number of case-positives.
In total,168 Delawareans have passed away due to complications from COVID-19. Individuals who have died from COVID-19
• ranged in age from 26 to 103 years old
• 90 were females and 78 were males
• 76 were from New Castle County, 29 were from Kent, and 63 were from Sussex
The Delaware Division of Public Health maintains a COVID-19 public dashboard, which is updated every 24 hours.