Sussex County COVID cases break 2,000

April 28, 2020

The number of positive COVID-19 cases in Sussex County broke 2,000 April 28 as the county continues to lead the state in cases.

In data released by the Delaware Division of Public Health based on information received the previous day, there were 12 additional fatalities and more than 1,000 recoveries. Of the most recent deaths, ages range from 60 to 101, and there were six females and six males. Six were New Castle County residents, five were Sussex County residents, and one involved an unknown county of residence at this time. Eight of the 12 most recent deaths involved individuals with underlying health conditions. Nine individuals were residents of long-term care facilities.

In total, 137 Delawareans have passed away due to complications from COVID-19 – 63 in New Castle County, 50 in Sussex County and 23 in Kent. Ages of individuals who have died range from 32 to 103 years old, and 69 were females and 68 were males. Eighty-six of the deaths have involved residents from long-term care facilities. 

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, said Jen Brestel, spokeswoman for DPH.

The latest Delaware COVID-19 case statistics cumulatively since March 11, provided as of 6 p.m., Monday, April 27, include: 

  • 4,575 total laboratory-confirmed cases 
  • New Castle County cases: 1,701
  • Kent County cases: 728
  • Sussex County cases: 2,114
  • Unknown County: 32
  • Males: 2,083; Females:  2,456; Unknown: 36
  • Age range: 0 to 103 
  • Currently hospitalized: 337; Critically ill: 60 (This data represents individuals currently hospitalized in a Delaware hospital regardless of residence, and is not cumulative.) 
  • Delawareans recovered: 1,096
  • 16,605 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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