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State announces 121 new COVID cases

July 10, 2020

Delaware’s Division of Public Health announced 121 new positive COVID-19 cases as of 6 p.m. July 9. There were no new deaths.

State officials said 58 people are currently hospitalized due to COVID-19 with 11 critically ill.

The July 9 numbers showed 111 new positive cases. An additional 10 come from test results reported on prior days but processed July 9

All told, 517 Delawareans have died from complications due to COVID-19, ranging in ages from 21 to 104 years old. Of those, 273 were female and 244 were male. Individuals in New Castle County have accounted for 249 cases, with 92 from Kent County and 176 from Sussex. The state will not disclose specific information about individual cases. 

The latest statistics, since March 11 through July 9 include:

  • 12,652 total positive cases
  • New Castle County cases: 5,688
  • Kent County cases: 1,815
  • Sussex County cases: 5,045
  • Unknown county: 104
  • Females: 6,956; Males: 5,678; Unknown: 18
  • Age range: 0 to 104
  • Currently hospitalized: 58; Critically ill: 11 (This data represents individuals currently hospitalized in a Delaware hospital regardless of residence, and is not cumulative.)
  • Delawareans recovered: 6,949
  • 120,056 negative cases

Delaware considers patients fully recovered seven days after resolution of their symptoms.

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.

Information about testing events, including community testing sites and free-standing sites operated by the health care systems and hospitals, will be listed on the testing section of the Delaware coronavirus website at: https://coronavirus.delaware.gov/testing/. 

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