May 4 new COVID cases at 80; 131 recoveries

May 5, 2020

Delaware Division of Public Health announced May 5 there have been 83 new positive COVID-19 cases, five deaths and 131 recoveries.

Fewer new positive cases were also announced May 4, when DPH announced 80 new cases, down from 170 new cases reported May 3. All data reported through the daily updates are based on data received as of 6 p.m. the previous day.

The most recent deaths announced today ranged in age from 48 to 101. Three were female and two were male. One was a New Castle County resident, two were Kent County residents and two were Sussex County residents. Four individuals had underlying health conditions, and four were residents of long-term care facilities.

In total, 187 Delawareans ranging in age from 26 to 103 have passed away due to complications from COVID-19. Of those who have died, 99 were females and 88 were males. A total of 83 individuals were from New Castle County, 32 were from Kent County and 72 were from Sussex County.

The latest Delaware COVID-19 case statistics cumulatively since March 11, are subject to change. They are provided as of 6 p.m., Monday, May 4, and include: 

  • 5,371 total positive cases
  • New Castle County cases: 1,979
  • Kent County cases: 847
  • Sussex County cases: 2,520
  • Unknown County: 25
  • Females: 2,905; Males: 2,444; Unknown: 22
  • Age range: 0 to 103 
  • Currently hospitalized: 284; Critically ill: 61; data represents individuals currently hospitalized in a Delaware hospital regardless of residence, and is not cumulative. 
  • Delawareans recovered: 1,847
  • 19,309 negative cases  



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