COVID-19 STATISTICS UPDATE FOR June 2, 2020:
Hospitalizations Drop Again
5 Additional Deaths
80 New Confirmed Cases
89 Additional Recovered Cases*
State health officials today announced 5 additional deaths* related to COVID-19, bringing Delaware’s cumulative total to 373.
The most recent deaths announced today ranged in age from 65 to 80. All five individuals had underlying health conditions. Two of the individuals were residents of long-term care facilities.
There are currently 157 people hospitalized due to complications from COVID-19, less than half of the peak of 337 recorded on April 27. Twenty-eight (28) of the hospitalized are critically ill.
Of the 373 total deaths linked to COVID-19 in Delaware:
- 334 (89.5%) had underlying health issues.
- 238 of the fatalities (63.8%) resided in long-term care facilities.
- 298 (79.9%) were over the age of 64.
Since March 11, the Delaware Division of Public Health (DPH) has recorded 9,685 laboratory-confirmed cases of COVID-19. Of that total, 3,883 were in New Castle County, 1,450 were in Kent County, and 4,299 were in Sussex County. In 53 cases, the county of origin is unknown.
The DPH reports the death rate for COVID-19 in Delaware is currently 3.9 per 10,000 people.
Five-thousand, four-hundred, forty two (5,442) Delawareans known to have had the virus have recovered (at least seven days without symptoms). The DPH reports the recovery rate for COVID-19 in Delaware is currently 57.3 per 10,000 people.
* 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.