State announces eight new COVID-19-related deaths

May 9, 2020

The Delaware Division of Public Health has announced eight new deaths related to COVID-19. All data reported through the daily updates are based on data received as of 6 p.m., May 8. 

In total, 221 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, 117 were females and 104 were males. A total of 93 individuals were from New Castle County, 38 were from Kent County and 90 were from Sussex County.  

The most recent deaths announced today ranged in age from 22 to 100. Five were female and three were male. Two were New Castle County residents, two were Kent County residents and four were Sussex County residents. All eight of the individuals had underlying health conditions. Six of the individuals were residents of long-term care facilities.

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

  • 6,277 total positive cases 
  • New Castle County cases: 2,275
  • Kent County cases: 985
  • Sussex County cases: 2,990
  • Unknown County: 27
  • Females: 3,412; Males: 2,840; Unknown: 25
  • Age range: 0 to 103 
  • Currently hospitalized: 288; Critically ill: 55
  • Delawareans recovered: 2,450
  • 23,019 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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