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Delaware reports more deaths at state-run long-term care facilities

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

State health officials report State health officials announced Sunday that there have been 3 more COVID-19 related deaths at its 24/7 facilities.Two women, ages 72 and 81, from the Delaware Hospital for the Chronically Ill died April 17th and 18th at a Kent County hospital.

An 82-year-old woman from Delaware Psychiatric Center died April 18th at a New Castle County hospital.

That brings the total of deaths at state run long-term care facilities to four.

The state previously announced a 57-year-old man from Governor Bacon Health Center had died.

Delaware's Div. of Public Health did not offer any other an update on COVID-19 case numbers and deaths Sunday.

It says the state was finishing its transition to a new infectious disease surveillance system, which DPH says will allow Delaware to begin providing additional data on key demographic info, such as race/ethnicity for positive cases and deaths.

Starting Monday, the state will start providing updated numbers each day at noon.

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.
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