SMYRNA (May 11, 2020) – The Delaware Division of Public Health (DPH) is announcing one additional fatality related to coronavirus disease 2019 (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, 225 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, 121 were females and 104 were males. A total of 95 individuals were from New Castle County, 39 were from Kent County, and 91 were from Sussex County.

DPH will provide demographic information for COVID-19-related deaths in aggregate only, and will no longer provide demographics of each individual person who died.

The most recent death announced today was a 54-year-old female long-term care resident from Kent County with underlying health conditions.

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, provided as of 6 p.m., Sunday, May 10, include:

  • 6,565 total positive cases
  • New Castle County cases: 2,390
  • Kent County cases: 1,044
  • Sussex County cases: 3,091
  • Unknown County: 40
  • Females: 3,566; Males: 2,972; Unknown: 27
  • Age range: 0 to 103
  • Currently hospitalized: 259; Critically ill: 58 (This data represents individuals currently hospitalized in a Delaware hospital regardless of residence, and is not cumulative.)
  • Delawareans recovered: 2,619
  • 25,363 negative cases**
    *Data are provisional and subject to change.
    **Data on negative cases are preliminary, based on negative results reported to DPH by state and commercial laboratories performing analysis.