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Over 200 new COVID-19 cases and 6 more deaths in Delaware Saturday

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

The First State reports 6 new COVID-19 related deaths and 215 additional cases Saturday.

Three of the deaths were in Sussex County and three in New Castle County. The victims' ages range from 51 to 92-years-old.

All six had been hospitalized and had underlying conditions – 4 were residents of long-term care facilities.

Delaware's death toll from the virus now stands at 67, with 38 deaths involving residents of long-tern care facilities. 

The total number of lab-confirmed cases to date is now 2,538   The state reports current hospitalizations are at 249 - up from 224 Friday.  62 people are critically ill.

43 more people have recovered, raising that total to 466 from 423.

The coronavirus case count also continues to rise in First State prisons.

The Department of Correction reported 6 new COVID-19 cases Saturday.

Two are inmates at Vaughn prison who were living in the same housing unit where 12 other inmate cases were found.

Another 3 inmates tested positive at the Sussex Community Corrections Center in Georgetown. They were housed in proximity to two inmates who tested positive for last week, but are asymptomatic.  They have ben transferred to the COVID-19 treatment center at Vaughn.

In all, 20 inmates have tested positive, 5 at Vaughn and 5 at Sussex Corrections.  One Vaughn inmate has died.

DOC also reports another correctional officer at Vaughn has tested positive for COVID-19.  18 officers statewide have tested positive – 14 at Vaughn.


Tom Byrne has been a fixture covering news in Delaware for 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.