Week 5: COVID-19 cases continue to rise in county, state

April 14, 2020

As Week 5 of the COVID-19 pandemic begins in the Cape Region, state health officials said confirmed cases continue to rise up to 1,926 laboratory confirmed cases as of April 14, an increase of more than 500 new cases over the previous four days. Of that total, 639 cases are in Sussex County. Statewide, 43 people have died, 217 are hospitalized and 319 people have recovered.

With a rise in cases and deaths in long-term-care facilities, state officials enacted additional restrictions for residents and staff at nursing homes.


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