State reports 121 new positive COVID-19 cases, two deaths

July 7, 2020

The Delaware Division of Public Health reports 121 additional positive COVID-19 in Delaware as of July 6, with two deaths. There are 56 hospitalized, 15 of whom are critically ill.

The two most recent deaths involved individuals in their 80s – one male, one female. Both were residents of New Castle County who had underlying health conditions.

While the total cumulative number of positive cases has increased by 121 between yesterday and today, 79 new positive cases were reported to DPH on July 6. The remaining 42 positive cases are from test results reported on prior days, but processed into the DPH surveillance system on July 6.

As a reminder, members of the media and the general public are highly encouraged to use the data on the My Healthy Community dashboard for the most accurate data trends based on the date cases are reported to DPH.

A total of 514 Delawareans have passed away due to complications from COVID-19. Individuals who have died from COVID-19 ranged in age from 21 to 104 years old. Of those who have died, 272 were females and 242 were males. A total of 247 individuals were from New Castle County, 92 were from Kent County, and 175 were from Sussex County.

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

• 12,414 total positive cases

• New Castle County cases: 5,555

• Kent County cases: 1,784

• Sussex County cases: 4,977

• Unknown County: 98

• Females: 6,834; Males: 5,561; Unknown: 19

• Age range: 0 to 104

• Currently hospitalized: 56; Critically ill:15 (This data represents individuals currently hospitalized in a Delaware hospital regardless of residence, and is not  cumulative.)

• Delawareans recovered: 6,815

• 116,271 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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