Sussex County’s positive COVID-19 cases rise to 2,169

County leads state by more than 450 new cases
April 29, 2020

Sussex County positive COVID-19 cases continue to rise April 29, leading the state with more than 450 more cases than New Castle County.

There were seven fatalities ranging in age from 63 to 87 – two were female, five males, officials said. Two were New Castle County residents, two were Kent County residents, and three were Sussex County residents. Six of the most recent deaths involved individuals with underlying health conditions, and two individuals were residents of long-term care facilities.

In total,144 Delawareans have passed away due to complications from COVID-19. Individuals who have died from COVID-19 ranged in age from 32 to 103 years old. Of those who have died, 71 were females and 73 were males. A total of 65 individuals were from New Castle County, 25 were from Kent County, and 54 were from Sussex County. Eighty-eight of the deaths involved residents from long-term care facilities, officials said.

DPH will provide demographic information for COVID-19-related deaths in aggregate only, and will no longer provide demographics of each individual person who died.

The latest Delaware COVID-19 case statistics cumulatively since March 11, provided as of 6 p.m., Tuesday, April 28, include: 

  • 4,655 total laboratory-confirmed cases 
  • New Castle County cases: 1,717
  • Kent County cases: 743
  • Sussex County cases: 2,169
  • Unknown County: 26
  • Males: 2,121; Females: 2,496; Unknown: 38
  • Age range: 0 to 103 
  • Currently hospitalized: 326; Critically ill: 60 (This data represents individuals currently hospitalized in a Delaware hospital regardless of residence, and is not cumulative.) 
  • Delawareans recovered: 1,173
  • 16,883 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. The data on My Healthy Community will supplement, not replace, the daily case data displayed on

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