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Delaware COVID-19 cases, recoveries and deaths remain steady; hospitalizations continue to decline

August 7, 2020

The Delaware Division of Public Health reports three deaths over the past week related to COVID-19 in Delaware, as hospitalizations continue to drop.

A total of 15,445 positive cases of COVID-19 among Delaware residents have been reported to DPH since March 11, including 8,392 individuals who are considered recovered. The seven-day average for the percentage of persons who tested positive for COVID-19 increased from 4.2 percent July 30 to 4.4 percent Aug. 6. In addition, 37 individuals are currently hospitalized due to COVID-19 in Delaware down from 46 reported as of the July 31 update. Fifteen of the hospitalized persons are critically ill.

A total of 588 Delawareans have passed away due to complications from COVID-19. The state reported three additional deaths since last week’s update. The total number of individuals who have died from COVID-19 ranged in age from 21 to 104 years old. Of those who have died, 313 were females and 275 were males. A total of 289 individuals were from New Castle County, 107 were from Kent County, and 192 were from Sussex County.

DPH added two new data dashboards to its My Healthy Community data portal this week. A contact tracing data dashboard is now available on the site, which provides statistics since the launch of Delaware’s new contact tracing program in late June. Available data include the total number of interviews completed among COVID-19 positive patients, total number of contacts named and reached, total number of contacts that are known to have tested positive, and more. To view this dashboard, visit: https://myhealthycommunity.dhss.delaware.gov/locations/state/coronavirus-mitigation#mitigation-contact-tracing.

DPH also added a dashboard to the website that displays the most current school-reopening planning scenario and the latest reopening criteria metrics, which are updated weekly. This dashboard, which is located under the overview section of the My Healthy Community data portal, allows parents, teachers, students and school administrators to track the latest data related to these measures.  

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

  • 15,445 total positive cases
  • New Castle County cases: 7,130
  • Kent County cases: 2,268
  • Sussex County cases: 5,803
  • Unknown County: 244
  • Females: 8,446; Males: 6,975; Unknown Sex: 24
  • Age range: 0 to 104
  • Currently hospitalized: 37; Critically ill: 15 (This data represents individuals currently hospitalized in a Delaware hospital regardless of residence, and is not cumulative.)
  • Delawareans recovered: 8,392
  • 179,339 negative cases

Long-term Care Statistics:

Information related to positive cases and deaths among residents at long-term care facilities will be updated weekly each Friday, using information reported as of 6 p.m. Thursday. There have been a total of 1,204 positive COVID-19 cases cumulatively involving long-term care residents, and 362 residents of Delaware long-term care facilities have died from complications related to COVID-19.

The locations and number of deaths involving residents of long-term care facilities are:

  • Atlantic Shores Rehabilitation and Health Center, Millsboro (17)
  • Brackenville Center, Genesis Healthcare, Hockessin (17)
  • Brandywine Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Wilmington (34)  
  • Brandywine Living at Seaside Pointe, Rehoboth Beach (2) 
  • Cadia Healthcare Broadmeadow, Middletown (10)   
  • Cadia Healthcare Capitol, Dover (12)
  • Cadia Healthcare Renaissance, Millsboro (7)
  • Cadia Healthcare North Wilmington/Silverside, Wilmington (4)
  • Delaware Hospital for the Chronically Ill, Smyrna (11)
  • Governor Bacon Health Center, Delaware City (1) 
  • HarborChase of Wilmington, Wilmington (4)
  • Harbor Healthcare and Rehabilitation, Lewes (20)    
  • Harrison House Senior Living, Georgetown (40)
  • Hillside Center, Wilmington (3)   
  • Little Sisters of the Poor, Newark (11)   
  • ManorCare Health Services, Wilmington (13)
  • ManorCare Health Services, Pike Creek (20)
  • Methodist Country House, Wilmington (4)   
  • Millcroft, Newark (2)
  • Milford Center, Genesis Healthcare, Milford (35)
  • New Castle Health and Rehabilitation Center, New Castle (11)   
  • Newark Manor Nursing Home, Newark (11)
  • Parkview Nursing and Rehabilitation, Wilmington (26)
  • Pinnacle Rehabilitation and Health Center, Smyrna (24)
  • Regal Heights Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, Hockessin (5) 
  • Summit Assisted Living, Hockessin (3) 
  • Sunrise Assisted Living, Wilmington (2)  
  • Westminster Village, Dover (7) 
  • Six other New Castle County long-term care facilities (1 death at each facility)

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 at de.gov/healthycommunity.

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