One death reported as Sussex COVID cases break 3,000

May 11, 2020

The Delaware Division of Public Health has announced three additional deaths related to COVID-19. All data reported through this daily update is based on data received as of 6 p.m., May 10.

In total, 225 Delawareans have died due to complications from the coronavirus. Individuals who have died from COVID-19 ranged in age from 22 to 103 years old. Of those who have died, 121 were females and 104 were males. A total of 95 individuals were from New Castle County, 39 were from Kent County and 91 were from Sussex County.

The most recent deaths ranged in age from 86 to 100. All three were female. Two were New Castle County residents, one was a Sussex County resident. All three of the individuals had underlying health conditions. Two of the individuals were residents of long-term care facilities.

The latest Delaware COVID-19 case statistics cumulatively since March 11 include:

  • 6,565 total positive cases  
  • New Castle County cases: 2,390
  • Kent County cases: 1,044
  • Sussex County cases: 3,091
  • Unknown County: 40
  • Females: 3,566; Males: 2,972; Unknown: 27
  • Age range: 0 to 103  
  • Currently hospitalized: 275; Critically ill: 58 (This data represents individuals currently hospitalized in a Delaware hospital regardless of residence, and is not cumulative.)  
  • Delawareans recovered: 2,619
  • 25,363 negative cases.

More demographic data on COVID-19 cases and deaths, including race/ethnicity, more age-specific data and rates information by ZIP code, can be found at

Expanded community testing is occurring in Sussex County. Sites can be found at: 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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