Seven COVID-19 deaths reported May 19

May 19, 2020

The Delaware Division of Public Health is announcing seven additional fatalities related to COVID-19 and is providing an update on the number of positive cases and recovered individuals. All data reported through the daily updates are based on data received as of 6 p.m. the previous day. 

In total, 304 Delawareans have passed away due to complications from COVID-19. Individuals who have died from COVID-19 ranged in age from 21 to 103 years old. Of those who have died, 158 were females and 146 were males. A total of 135 individuals were from New Castle County, 53 were from Kent County, 115 were from Sussex County, and one individual’s county of residence is unknown at this time.

The most recent deaths announced today ranged in age from 38 to 94. Three were female and four were male. Five were New Castle County residents, one was a Kent County resident, and one was a Sussex County resident. Six of the individuals had underlying health conditions. Five of the individuals were residents of long-term care facilities. 

The latest Delaware COVID-19 case statistics cumulatively since March 11, provided as of 6 p.m., Monday, May 18, include: 

  • 8,037 total positive cases 
  • New Castle County cases: 2,845
  • Kent County cases: 1,238
  • Sussex County cases: 3,904
  • Unknown County: 50
  • Females: 4,407; Males: 3,602; Unknown: 28
  • Age range: 0 to 103 
  • Currently hospitalized: 236; Critically ill: 40 (This data represents individuals currently hospitalized in a Delaware hospital regardless of residence, and is not cumulative.) 
  • Delawareans recovered: 3,760
  • 36,095 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. 



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