State announces six new COVID-19-related deaths

May 6, 2020

The Delaware Division of Public Health announced May 6 six additional fatalities related to COVID-19. 

In total,193 Delawareans have died due to complications from the coronavirus. Individuals who have died from COVID-19 ranged in age from 26 to 103 years old. Of those who have died, 102 were females and 91 were males. A total of 85 individuals were from New Castle County, 33 were from Kent County, and 75 were from Sussex County.  

The most recent deaths announced today ranged in age from 69 to 96. Three were female and three were male. Two were New Castle County residents, one was a Kent County resident, and three were Sussex County residents. Five individuals had underlying health conditions. Three individuals were residents of long-term care facilities.

To protect personal health information, DPH will not confirm specific information about any individual case, even if other persons or entities disclose it independently.  

The latest Delaware COVID-19 case statistics cumulatively since March 11 are subject to change. They are provided as of 6 p.m., Tuesday, May 5: 

  • 5,778 total positive cases 
  • New Castle County cases: 2,087
  • Kent County cases: 891
  • Sussex County cases: 2,764
  • Unknown County: 36
  • Females: 3,133; Males: 2,627; Unknown: 18
  • Age range: 0 to 103 
  • Currently hospitalized: 299; Critically ill: 65 (This data represents individuals currently hospitalized in a Delaware hospital regardless of residence, and is not cumulative.) 
  • Delawareans recovered: 2,008
  • 20,690 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. The data on My Healthy Community will supplement, not replace, the daily case data displayed on


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