Sussex County COVID cases top 1,000

Harbor Healthcare confirms positive case
April 20, 2020

The number of positive COVID-19 cases in Sussex County broke 1,000 in data released April 20.

There were five deaths reported, with four coming from Sussex County – two woman, 80 and 95, in long-term care, and a woman, 62, who was hospitalized with no underlying health conditions. A Kent County woman, 81, who was in a long-term care facility also died.

Individuals who have died from COVID-19 ranged in age from 33 to 98 years old, and the most recent deaths all involve individuals with underlying health conditions, except for one individual, said Andrea Wojcik, section chief,Office of Health and Risk Communication.

A total of 2,745 positive COVID-19 cases are listed for Delaware with 1,055 in Sussex County, 1,229 in New Castle, and 430 in Kent. The state’s death total is 72, and 495 people have recovered. There are 256 hospitalizations with 64 listed as critically ill, Wojcik said. The age range for positive cases is 0 to 103, she said.

There have been 13,725 negative tests, according to the Division of Public Health.

In long-term care facilities, Wojcik said there have been 167 positive COVID-19 cases involving residents. Forty-two residents of Delaware long-term care facilities have died from complications related to COVID-19.   

Long-term care facilities with fatalities include 14 at Genesis Healthcare in Milford, and two at Atlantic Shores Rehabilitation and Health Center. Brandywine  Living at Seaside Pointe has reported one death in a letter sent to residents. In a letter shared with the Cape Gazette, Harbor Healthcare confirmed it has a resident who tested positive.

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