Beebe Healthcare President and CEO Dr. David Tam said during a June 3 meeting of the Lewes Board of Health that there are about 15 patients at the Lewes hospital that are confirmed positive or showing symptoms but awaiting results of a COVID test.
“We continue to see a decline in important areas,” he said.
The Delaware Division of Public Health announced two additional fatalities related to COVID-19 in its June 3 update.
DPH is sharing information regarding the following upcoming state-conducted community saliva-based drive-thru testing events. People are strongly encouraged to pre-register at delaware.curativeinc.com to reserve your place and reduce wait time for this test. Limited on-site registration will be available. Individuals are asked not to eat, drink, or brush teeth for 20 minutes prior to taking the test.
- Thursday, June 4,, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Bridgeville Fire Company, 311 Market St., Bridgeville.
- Saturday, June 6,, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Millsboro Middle School, 302 E. State St., Millsboro.
Healthcare systems and hospitals continue to schedule testing at their free-standing sites. Information regarding the free-standing testing sites, as well as additional community testing sites as they are scheduled, will be listed on the testing section of the Delaware coronavirus website at: https://coronavirus.delaware.gov/testing/.
In total, 375 Delawareans have passed away due to complications from COVID-19, ranging in age from 21 to 103 years old. Of those who have died, 198 were females and 177 were males. A total of 173 individuals were from New Castle County, 66 were from Kent County, and 136 were from Sussex County.
The most recent deaths announced today ranged in age from 22 to 87. both women. One was a New Castle County resident and one was a Sussex County resident. Both individuals had underlying health conditions. One was a resident of a long-term care facility.
The latest Delaware COVID-19 case statistics cumulatively since March 11 are:
- 9,712 total positive cases
- New Castle County cases: 3,903
- Kent County cases: 1,451
- Sussex County cases: 4,305
- Unknown County: 53
- Females: 5,335; Males: 4,335; Unknown: 42
- Age range: 0 to 103
- Currently hospitalized: 153; Critically ill: 30
- Delawareans recovered: 5,493
- 55,208 negative cases
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.