Delaware COVID-19 deaths surpass 200

May 7, 2020

COVID-19-related deaths in Delaware have surpassed 200, the Delaware Division of Public Health announced May 7.

In total, 202 Delawareans have died due to complications from the coronavirus, ranging in age from 26 to 103 years old. Of those who have died, 108 were females and 94 were males. A total of 89 individuals were from New Castle County, 34 were from Kent County and 79 were from Sussex County.  

The most recent deaths announced ranged in age from 32 to 94. Six were female and three were male. Four were New Castle County residents, one was a Kent County resident and four were Sussex County residents. All of the individuals had underlying health conditions. Seven individuals were residents of long-term care facilities.

The latest Delaware COVID-19 case statistics cumulatively since March 11 include: 

  • 5,939 total positive cases 
  • New Castle County cases: 2,130
  • Kent County cases: 945
  • Sussex County cases: 2,834
  • Unknown County: 30
  • Females: 3,227; Males: 2,697; Unknown: 15
  • Age range: 0 to 103 
  • Currently hospitalized: 285; Critically ill: 56 
  • Delawareans recovered: 2,110
  • 21,387 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.

Expanded community testing is occurring in Sussex County. Sites can be found:  These sites do not require a physician’s order. These community testing sites are for community members and employees along the Route 113 corridor in Sussex County, including areas as far west as Seaford/Laurel with a focus on employees of essential businesses, at-risk populations and their families, those exposed to someone with COVID-19, or someone caring for a sick family member with COVID-19. The hours of operation for these sites may be limited by the number of supplies available for the specific event.

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