Eleven COVID-19 fatalities recorded May 15

May 15, 2020

The Delaware Division of Public Health announced 11 additional fatalities May 15 related to COVID-19 and updated the number of positive cases and recovered individuals. 

In total, 271 Delawareans have passed away due to complications from COVID-19. Individuals who have died from COVID-19 ranged in age from 21 to 103 years old. Of those who have died, 141 were women and 130 were men. A total of 114 individuals were from New Castle County, 48 were from Kent County, 108 were from Sussex County, and one individual’s county of residence is unknown at this time.

The most recent deaths announced today ranged in age from 57 to 96, four women and seven men. Six were New Castle County residents, two were Kent County residents, and three were Sussex County residents. Three of the individuals had underlying health conditions. Nine of the individuals were residents of long-term care facilities. 

The latest Delaware COVID-19 case statistics cumulatively since March 11, provided as of 6 p.m., Thursday, May 14, include: 

  • 7,373 total positive cases 
  • New Castle County cases: 2,619
  • Kent County cases: 1,146
  • Sussex County cases: 3,565
  • Unknown County: 43
  • Females: 4,032; males: 3,317; unknown: 24
  • Age range: 0 to 103 
  • Currently hospitalized: 269; critically ill: 54; data represents individuals currently hospitalized in a Delaware hospital regardless of residence, and is not cumulative
  • Delawareans recovered: 3,210
  • 30,905 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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