Nine new COVID-19 deaths, five from Sussex County

Sussex County now accounts for half of Delaware’s confirmed cases
May 3, 2020

The Delaware Division of Public Health is announcing nine more deaths related to COVID-19, including five Sussex County residents. With testing ramping up in Sussex, with 2,461 cases Sussex County now accounts for 47 percent of Delaware’s 5208 confirmed cases.

In total,177 Delawareans, 26 to 103 years old, have passed away due to complications from COVID-19, including 94 females and 83 males. They include 68 people from Sussex County, 79 from New Castle County and 30 from Kent County. 

The most recent deaths ranged in age from 33 to 84. Four were female and five were male. Three were New Castle County residents, one was a Kent County resident and five were Sussex County residents; all had underlying health conditions. Five individuals were residents of long-term care facilities. 

DPH also announced 170 new positive cases and 94 additional recoveries.

The latest Delaware COVID-19 case statistics cumulatively since March 11 are provided as of 6 p.m., May 2, and are provisional and subject to change. They include: 

  • 5,208 total laboratory-confirmed cases 
  • Sussex County cases: 2,461
  • New Castle County cases: 1,903
  • Kent County cases: 821
  • Unknown County: 23
  • Females: 2,810; males: 2,375; unknown: 23
  • Age range: 0 to 103 
  • Currently hospitalized: 284; Critically ill: 61; data represents individuals currently hospitalized in a Delaware hospital regardless of residence, and is not cumulative
  • Delawareans recovered: 1,640
  • 18,529 negative cases; data is provisional


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