Twelve with underlying health conditions listed as COVID deaths May 12

May 12, 2020

Twelve people with underlying health conditions were listed as COVID-19 deaths May 12 in the latest information released by public health.

The most recent deaths ranged in age from 66 to 89 with five females and seven males. Five were New Castle County residents, four were Kent County residents, two were Sussex County residents, and one individual’s county of residence is unknown at this time, said Jen Brestel, spokeswoman for the Division of Public Health. All 12 of the individuals had underlying health conditions, she said, and seven of the individuals were residents of long-term care facilities. 

In total, 237 Delawareans have passed away due to complications from COVID-19. Individuals who have died from COVID-19 ranged in age from 22 to 103 years old. Of those who have died, 126 were females and 111 were males. A total of 100 individuals were from New Castle County, 43 were from Kent County, 93 were from Sussex County, and one individual’s county of residence is unknown at this time.

The latest Delaware COVID-19 case statistics* cumulatively since March 11, provided as of 6 p.m., Monday, May 11, include: 

  • 6,741 total positive cases 
  • New Castle County cases: 2,440
  • Kent County cases: 1,060
  • Sussex County cases: 3,205
  • Unknown County: 36
  • Females: 3,671; Males: 3,046; Unknown: 24
  • Age range: 0 to 103 
  • Currently hospitalized: 276; Critically ill: 63 (This data represents individuals currently hospitalized in a Delaware hospital regardless of residence, and is not cumulative.) 
  • Delawareans recovered: 2,802
  • 26,550 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. 

Expanded community testing is occurring in Sussex County. Sites can be found at: These sites do not require a physician’s order. These community testing sites are for community members and employees along the Route 113 corridor in Sussex County, including areas as far west as Seaford/Laurel with a focus on employees of essential businesses, at-risk populations and their families, those exposed to someone with COVID-19, or someone caring for a sick family member with COVID-19. The hours of operation for these sites may be limited by the number of supplies available for the specific event.

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