Two die as 69 new COVID-19 cases announced

July 9, 2020

The Delaware Division of Public Health reports 69 additional positive cases of COVID-19 in Delaware as of July 8. Two new deaths were also reported. There are 63 individuals hospitalized, 12 of whom are critically ill.

The two who died were 74 to 94 - one man and one woman. One individual was from New Castle County, the other from Sussex County, and one had underlying health conditions.

A total of 517 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, 273 were females and 244 were males. A total of 249 individuals were from New Castle County, 92 were from Kent County, and 176 were from Sussex County.

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

  • 12,531 total positive cases
  • New Castle County cases: 5,626
  • Kent County cases: 1,795
  • Sussex County cases: 5,008
  • Unknown county: 102
  • Females: 6,899; Males: 5,614; Unknown: 18
  • Age range: 0 to 104
  • Currently hospitalized: 63; Critically ill:12 (This data represents individuals currently hospitalized in a Delaware hospital regardless of residence, and is not  cumulative.)
  • Delawareans recovered: 6,901
  • 117,674 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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