State reports 221 additional COVID-19 cases

July 2, 2020

The Delaware Division of Public Health reports 221 additional positive COVID-19 cases in Delaware with one fatality. There are 67 individuals hospitalized, 16 of whom are critically ill.

The most recent death involved a 67-year-old female long-term care resident of New Castle County who had underlying health conditions.

Officials note that while the total cumulative number of positive cases has increased by 221 between yesterday and today, it is important to note that not all of these cases represent new infections reported yesterday. According to data entered as of 6 p.m., July 1, 160 new positive cases were reported to DPH, and the remaining 61 positive cases are from test results reported on prior days. The majority were reported over the weekend, but were hung up as DPH transitioned to a new data system, officials said. 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.

In addition, the Division of Public Health COVID-19 Call Center will be closed Friday, July 3, in observance of the Fourth of July holiday. 

A total of 510 Delawareans have passed away due to complications from COVID-19. They ranged in age from 21 to 104 years old. Of those who have died, 270 were females and 240 were males. A total of 245 individuals were from New Castle County, 90 were from Kent County, and 175 were from Sussex County.

The latest Delaware COVID-19 case statistics cumulatively since March 11, provided as of 6 p.m., Wednesday, July 1, include:

  • 11,731 total positive cases
  • New Castle County cases: 5,183
  • Kent County cases: 1,716
  • Sussex County cases: 4,779
  • Unknown county: 53
  • Females: 6,468; Males: 5,244; Unknown: 19
  • Age range: 0 to 104
  • Currently hospitalized: 67; Critically ill:16 (This data represents individuals currently hospitalized in a Delaware hospital regardless of residence, and is not  cumulative.)
  • Delawareans recovered: 6,678
  • 103,187 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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