Critically ill COVID-19 cases drop to March levels

July 8, 2020

The number of people critically ill with COVID-19 dropped to 11 on July 7 – numbers not seen since March.

There were nine reported critically ill cases March 9. Hospitalizations are at 57, a number consistent with early April/late March numbers. The Delaware Division of Public Health said there were 48 additional positive cases of COVID-19 in Delaware with one new death.  

While the total cumulative number of positive cases has increased by 48 between yesterday and today, 22 new positive cases were reported to DPH on July 7. The remaining 26 positive cases are from test results reported on prior days, but processed into the DPH surveillance system on July 7.

As a reminder, members of the media and the general public are highly encouraged to use the data on the My Healthy Community dashboard for the most accurate data trends based on the date cases are reported to DPH.

A total of 515 Delawareans have passed away due to complications from COVID-19. Individuals who have died from COVID-19 ranged in age from 21 to 104 years old. Of those who have died, 272 were females and 243 were males. A total of 248 individuals were from New Castle County, 92 were from Kent County, and 175 were from Sussex County. The most recent death announced involved a 64-year-old male resident of New Castle County who had underlying health conditions. 

The latest Delaware COVID-19 case statistics cumulatively since March 11, provided as of 6 p.m., Tuesday, July 7, include:

• 12,462 total positive cases

• New Castle County cases: 5,583

• Kent County cases: 1,790

• Sussex County cases: 4,988

• Unknown county: 101

• Females: 6,866; Males: 5,578; Unknown: 18

• Age range: 0 to 104

• Currently hospitalized: 57; Critically ill:11 (This data represents individuals currently hospitalized in a Delaware hospital regardless of residence, and is not  cumulative.)

• Delawareans recovered: 6,851

• 116,572 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.

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