Seven COVID-19 deaths reported, nearly 200 new cases

May 21, 2020

Delaware Division of Public Health has announced seven additional fatalities related to COVID-19 and nearly 200 new cases.  All data reported through the daily updates are based on data received as of 6 p.m. the previous day.

In advance of the Memorial Day weekend, DPH suggests anyone who has concerns about out-of-state persons violating the governor’s state of emergency orders or groups violating the public gathering restrictions should contact state or local law enforcement.

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In total, 317 Delawareans have passed away due to complications from COVID-19, ranging from 21 to 103 years old. Of those who have died, 163 were females and 154 were males. A total of 144 individuals were from New Castle County, 55 were from Kent County, 117 were from Sussex County, and one individual’s county of residence is unknown.

The most recent deaths announced today ranged in age from 62 to 88, two women and five men. Six were New Castle County residents, and one was from Sussex County. All seven had underlying health conditions. Six were residents of long-term care facilities. 

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

  • 8,386 total positive cases
  • New Castle County cases: 3,053
  • Kent County cases: 1,281
  • Sussex County cases: 4,006
  • Unknown County: 46
  • Females: 4,598; Males: 3,757 Unknown: 31
  • Age range: 0 to 103
  • Currently hospitalized: 220; critically ill: 39; data represents individuals currently hospitalized in a Delaware hospital regardless of residence, and is not cumulative
  • Delawareans recovered: 4,130
  • 39,156 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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