Nine new COVID-19 deaths include 26-year-old

All had underlying health conditions
May 2, 2020

The Delaware Division of Public Health is announcing nine new deaths related to COVID-19, including a 26-year-old.

In total,168 Delawareans ranging from 26 to 103 years old have passed away due to complications from COVID-19. Of those who have died, 90 were females and 78 were males. A total of 76 individuals were from New Castle County, 29 were from Kent County, and 63 were from Sussex County. 

The deaths announced today ranged in age from 26 to 98. Seven were women and two were men. Six were New Castle County residents, two were Kent County residents, and one was a Sussex County resident. All nine individuals had underlying health conditions. Eight individuals were residents of long-term care facilities.

The latest Delaware COVID-19 case statistics are provisional and subject to change. Cumulatively, since March 11, provided as of 6 p.m., Friday, May 1, include: 

  • 5,038 total laboratory-confirmed cases 
  • New Castle County cases: 1,864
  • Kent County cases: 793
  • Sussex County cases: 2,359
  • Unknown County: 22
  • Females: 2,709; Males: 2,308; Unknown: 21
  • Age range: 0 to 103 
  • Currently hospitalized: 300; Critically ill: 64; this data represents individuals currently hospitalized in a Delaware hospital regardless of residence, and is not cumulative.
  • Delawareans recovered: 1,546
  • 18,074 negative cases, preliminary

The Department of Health and Social Services has also announced three more deaths from COVID-19 involving residents or patients at its 24/7 facilities.

Two residents of Delaware Hospital for the Chronically Ill in Smyrna and a patient at Delaware Psychiatric Center have died from COVID-19. Their deaths bring the total of residents or patients from DHSS’ 24/7 facilities who have died to seven.

The additional deaths from DHCI involved a 53-year-old woman who died April 24 and a 49-year-old woman who died April 29. Both died at a Kent County hospital. The additional death at DPC involved a 64-year-old man who died April 23 at a New Castle County hospital.

The previous deaths involved two female residents of Delaware Hospital for the Chronically Ill, a female patient at Delaware Psychiatric Center and a male resident of Governor Bacon Health Center in Delaware City.

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