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Delaware Coronavirus cases rise by 400, Sussex nearly half of all cases

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The Delaware Division of Public Health (DPH) said today that 407 new cases of novel coronavirus were diagnosed in the last 24 hours, bringing the new total to 5,778 cases.

State health officials recently have been doubling their testing efforts in Sussex, where hot spots began flaring up two weeks ago. That county now has 48% of all cases in the state, while 37% of New Castle County residents have tested positive for the disease.

 

DPH is also announcing six additional fatalities related to COVID-19.

In total,193 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. Of those who have died, 102 were females and 91 were males. A total of 85 individuals were from New Castle County, 33 were from Kent County, and 75 were from Sussex County.  

The most recent deaths announced today ranged in age from 69 to 96. Three were female and three were male. Two were New Castle County residents, one was a Kent County resident, and three were Sussex County residents. Five individuals had underlying health conditions. Three individuals were residents of long-term care facilities.

The City of Wilmington also announced today new one-day COVID-19 test sites for city residents.

St. Francis Hospital administered testing on April 28th at the Route 9 Library in New Castle

At the urging of the Wilmington COVID-19 Community Mobilization Group, St. Francis Healthcare, in conjunction with the State Division of Public Health, will host three health assessment and test sites over the next two weeks.

  • Monday, May 11 from Noon to 2 p.m. at the parking lot of Ezion Mt. Carmel United Methodist Church located at 800 North Walnut Street. This is a drive-through event.
  • Tuesday, May 12 from Noon to 2 p.m. at the Frauline Trotter Park across the street from the William “Hicks” Anderson Community Center at 501 North Madison Street. This is a walk-up event.
  • Wednesday, May 20 from Noon to 2 p.m. at Judy Johnson Park located on North DuPont Street and West 3rd Street. This is a walk-up event. 
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