Half of most recent fatalities from Sussex County

April 21, 2020

Five out of the 10 reported COVID-19 fatalities April 21 were from Sussex County.

Among the Sussex County fatalities were two woman who were hospitalized – a 32-year-old and a long-term care resident, 71. Three women in long-term care facilities also died, ages 78, 92 and 103.

In total,  82  Delawareans have passed away due to complications from COVID-19. Individuals who have died from COVID-19 ranged in age from 32  to 103.  

The latest Delaware COVID-19 case statistics cumulatively since March 11, provided as of 6 p.m., Monday, April 20, include:  

  • 2,931 total laboratory-confirmed cases  
  • New Castle County cases: 1,303  
  • Kent County cases: 459 
  • Sussex County cases: 1,139 
  • Unknown County: 30 
  • Males: 1,322; Females: 1,600; Unknown: 9 
  • Age range: 0 to 103  
  • Currently hospitalized: 263; Critically ill: 71 (This data represents individuals currently hospitalized in a Delaware hospital regardless of residence, and is not cumulative.)  
  • Delawareans recovered: 565 
  • 12,935 negative cases  

As of 6 p.m. April 20, there have been 218 positive COVID-19 cases involving residents of long-term care facilities in Delaware. Forty-eight residents of Delaware long-term care facilities have died from complications related to COVID-19.   

The facilities include Milford Center, Genesis Healthcare with 18 fatalities, and Atlantic Shores Rehabilitation and Health Center with two. Brandywine Living at Seaside Pointe sent a letter to residents about one death at its facility, and Harbor Healthcare said a resident there tested positive in a letter shared with the Cape Gazette.

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