12 Additional Deaths
176 New Confirmed Cases
183 Additional Recovered Cases*
State health officials today announced 12 additional deaths* related to COVID-19, bringing Delaware’s cumulative total to 237.
The most recent deaths announced today ranged in age from 66 to 89. All 12 of the individuals had underlying health conditions. Seven of the individuals were residents of long-term care facilities.
There are currently 276 people hospitalized due to complications from COVID-19, down from a peak of 337 recorded on April 27. Sixty-three (63) of the hospitalized are critically ill.
Of the 237 total deaths linked to COVID-19 in Delaware:
- 222 (93.7%) had underlying health issues.
- 154 of the fatalities (64.9%) resided in long-term care facilities.
- 193 (81.4%) were over the age of 64.
Since March 11, the Delaware Division of Public Health (DPH) has recorded 6,741 laboratory-confirmed cases of COVID-19. Of that total, 2,440 were in New Castle County, 1,060 were in Kent County, and 3,205 were in Sussex County. In 36 cases, the county of origin is unknown.
The DPH reports the death rate for COVID-19 in Delaware is currently 2.5 per 10,000 people.
Two-thousand, eight hundred two (2,802) Delawareans known to have had the virus have recovered (at least seven days without symptoms).
* DPH has shifted its reporting of case data. The information reported in the agency’s daily updates are based on data received as of 6 p.m. the previous day.