COVID-19 cases in Delaware top 2,000 with three additional deaths
State health officials report 3 more COVID-19 related deaths and 88 new cases Wednesday.
The death toll in Delaware is now at 46 after each county saw a fatality Wednesday.
The victims were an 83-year-old Sussex County woman, a 53-year-old Kent County woman and 46-year-old New Castle County man. All three had been hospitalized and the Sussex County woman was a long-term care resident.
State health officials now say 28 of Delaware's COVID-19 related deaths involved long-term care facility residents. That includes 11 at the Little Sisters of the Poor nursing home in Ogletown, 7 at Genesis Healthcare's Milford Center and 5 at the Atlantic Shores Rehabilitation and Health Center in Millsboro.
The total number of lab-confirmed cases since March 11 surpassed 2,000 yesterday – rising to 2,014.
But current hospitalizations in Delaware dipped – falling to 208 from the 217 reported Tuesday. 48 people are considered critically ill.
And 354 Delawareans are considered recovered from COVID-19 - up from 319 on Tuesday.
The state also reports 11,088 people have tested negative for the virus to date.