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The Delaware Division of Public Health now reports that 6,565 Delawareans have tested positive to COVID-19

State health officials reported 118 new cases of coronavirus today, the smallest daily increase since May 5th. The Delaware Division of Public Health also reported there was just one new fatality attributable to the pandemic since yesterday.

The number of current hospitalizations for patients with COVID-19 has also fallen to 275, a drop of 10 since yesterday.

 

There have been 6,565 total positive cases of coronavirus since the state began testing on March 11.

In total, 225 Delawareans have passed away due to complications from COVID-19, ranging in age from 22 to 103 years old.

Of those who have died, 121 were females and 104 were males. A total of 95 individuals were from New Castle County, 39 were from Kent County, and 91 were from Sussex County.

As of Friday, of the individual deaths linked to COVID-19 in Delaware:

  • One-hundred-and-seventy-nine (92.7%) had underlying health issues.
  • One-hundred-and-twenty-four of the fatalities (64.2%) resided in long-term care facilities.
  • One-hundred-and-fifty-six (80.8%) were over the age of 64.

 

The most recent death announced today was a 54-year-old female long-term care resident from Kent County with underlying health conditions.  

Additional demographic data on COVID-19 cases and deaths, including race/ethnicity, more age-specific data and rates information by ZIP code, can be found on the Division of Public Health’s My Healthy Community data portal.  

Expanded community testing is occurring in Sussex County, where the state continues to report the largest number of new cases of COVID-19. Sites can be found at: https://coronavirus.delaware.gov/testing/.  These sites do not require a physician’s order.

 

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