Health officials say Delaware’s death toll from COVID-19 has risen to 10, while total positive cases have risen to 319 statewide, including 88 in Sussex County, 197 in New Castle and 34 in Kent.
According to Division of Public Health statistics, 167 cases are female, while 152 are male, and 64 people are now hospitalized, 14 in critical condition. Five deaths are related to long-term care facilities, four in New Castle, including three at Little Sisters of the Poor, and one in Sussex. The three most recent deaths were an 87-year-old woman, a 94-year-old woman and an 89-year-old man, all from New Castle County.
The most recent statistics show positive cases range in age from 1 to 95. There are now two cases among children up to age 4 and five cases among children ages 5 to 17. Among adults ages 18-49 there are 139 cases; for ages 50-64, there are 86 cases, and ages 65 and above, 87 cases.