COVID-19-related deaths in Delaware have eclipsed 100, according to the Division of Public Health’s latest update.
The most recent deaths all involve individuals with underlying health conditions, including:
- 58-year-old female from New Castle County, hospitalized long-term care resident
- 69-year-old male from New Castle County, hospitalized
- 71-year-old male from New Castle County, hospitalized
- 96-year-old female from New Castle County, long-term care facility
- 102-year-old male from New Castle County, long-term care facility
- 54-year-old female from Sussex County, long-term care facility
- 79-year-old female from Sussex County, hospitalized
- 87-year-old male from Sussex County, hospitalized
So far, 46 New Castle County residents have died, while 42 in Sussex and 12 in Kent have succumbed to the coronavirus.
There are 277 people hospitalized, with 63 considered critically ill.
The latest update shows Sussex County has had 1,394 positive cases, with New Castle leading the way with 1,486 and Kent with 558. The statewide total for positive cases increased 134 to 3,442.
After recording 178 new positive cases April 21, Sussex County has recorded just 60 and 17 new cases the last two days.
A total of 703 people have recovered, while the state has recorded 13,937 negative tests.
As of April 23, there have been 244 positive cases involving residents of long-term care facilities in Delaware. Fifty-nine residents of Delaware long-term care facilities have died from complications related to COVID-19.
The locations and number of deaths related to long-term care facilities are:
- Milford Center, Genesis Healthcare (19)
- Little Sisters of the Poor, Newark (11)
- Brandywine Nursing and Rehabilitation Center (5)
- Parkview Nursing and Rehabilitation (3)
- Atlantic Shores Rehabilitation and Health Center (3)
- New Castle Health and Rehabilitation Center (4)
- Delaware Hospital for the Chronically Ill (2)
- Hillside Center (2)
- Governor Bacon Health Center (1)
- Five other New Castle County long-term care facilities (1 death at each facility)
- Three other Sussex County long-term care facilities (1 death at each facility)
- One Kent County long-term care facilities (1 death at the facility)