Delaware sees eight new COVID deaths, four from Sussex County

April 30, 2020

Delaware Division of Public Health has announced eight new deaths, including four Sussex County residents, related to COVID-19.

The most recent deaths, announced April 30, were among people who ranged in age from 65 to 95; one man and seven women. In addition to the four Sussex deaths, three were New Castle County residents, and one was from Kent County. Six of the eight had underlying health conditions and seven were residents of long-term care facilities.

In total, 152 Delawareans, from 32 to 103 years old, have passed away due to complications from COVID-19. Of those deaths, 78 were women and 74 were men. A total of 68 deaths were from New Castle County, 26 were from Kent County, and 58 were from Sussex County. Ninety-six deaths involved residents from long-term care facilities. DPH learned that one previously reported death was a resident of a long-term care facility, therefore, that individual is now included in the 96 total fatalities related to long-term care. 

DPH is providing demographic information for COVID-19-related deaths in aggregate only, and will no longer provide demographics for each person who died. All data reported through daily updates are based on data received as of 6 p.m. the previous day. To protect personal health information, DPH will not confirm specific information about any individual case, even if other persons or entities disclose it independently. 

Gov. John Carney’s 13th modification to his state of emergency declaration requires Delawareans to wear face coverings in public settings, including in grocery and convenience stores, pharmacies, doctor's offices, and on public transportation. Carney's order recommends but does not require children aged 12 or younger to wear a face covering. Any child age 2 or younger MUST NOT wear a face covering, due to the risk of suffocation.

The latest Delaware COVID-19 case statistics* cumulatively since March 11, provided as of 6 p.m., Wednesday, April 29, include: 

  • 4,734 total laboratory-confirmed cases 
  • Sussex County cases: 2,216
  • New Castle County cases: 1,734
  • Kent County cases: 759
  • Unknown County: 25
  • Females: 2,542; Males: 2,163; Unknown: 29
  • Age range: 0 to 103 
  • Currently hospitalized: 296; Critically ill: 65. This data represents individuals currently hospitalized in a Delaware hospital regardless of residence, and is not cumulative. 
  • Delawareans recovered: 1,275
  • 17,086 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. The data on My Healthy Community will supplement, not replace, the daily case data displayed on

Additionally, expanded community testing is occurring in Sussex County. 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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