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COVID-19 cases in Delaware top 2,000 with three additional deaths

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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.


Tom Byrne has been a fixture covering news in Delaware for nearly three decades. He joined Delaware Public Media in 2010 as our first news director and has guided the news team ever since. When he's not covering the news, he can be found reading history or pursuing his love of all things athletic.
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