State reports 12 new COVID-19 deaths

Sussex only 14 cases behind New Castle County
April 25, 2020

The Delaware Division of Public Health is reporting 12 new deaths related to COVID-19. A total of 112 people have died since the first death was reported March 26. 

The most recent deaths announced today ranged in age from 61 to 97. Four were females and eight were males. Seven were New Castle County residents, three were Kent County residents, and two were Sussex County residents. All of the most recent deaths involved individuals with underlying health conditions. Ten individuals were residents of long-term care facilities. 

A total of 52 individuals who have died were from New Castle County, 18 were from Kent County, and 42 were from Sussex County. Seventy-one of the deaths involved residents from long-term care facilities.

The statewide number of positive cases increased to 3,576, up 134 from the previous day. Sussex County has had 1,490 positive cases, while New Castle has reported 1,504 and Kent 579.

While Sussex has not passed New Castle County in number of cases, cases per 100,000 residents shows Sussex is by far the highest in the state. According to the latest statistics, 636 residents per 100,000 in Sussex have tested positive, while New Castle’s number is 269 and Kent’s is 320. The statewide number is 367 residents per 100,000. 

The hospitalization number has eclipsed 300 for the first time, with 61 people considered critically ill. 

The state is reporting 809 people have recovered, while 14,122 people have tested negative. 

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