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10 new COVID-19 deaths, over 200 new cases in Delaware Wednesday

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COVID-19 related deaths rose by double digits again Wednesday, and cases to date are closing in on 7,000.

State health officials report 10 new deaths Wednesday, pushing Delaware’s death toll to 247.  The state reported 12 deaths on Tuesday.

The latest victims were between 55 and 91-years-old. Six lived in Sussex County, while two each were from New Castle and Kent Counties.  All 10 had underlying health conditions and 5 were long-term care facility residents.

 

Another 211 positive cases were also reported in the First State. There’s now been 6,952 since March 11th. 

 

More than half of the new cases are in Sussex County,  It added 131 Wednesday and has  3,336 total to date.

 

The indicators the state is tracking as it sets to begin reopening remain a mixed bag.

Current hospitalizations are fairly flat - up six today to 282 with 55 people critically ill.  And the 5-day average of new positive cases also remains flat this week

But the 5-day average for the percentage of people testing positive appears to be trending up this week - though Gov. Carney said at his Tuesday press briefing that the state believes it is an an “aberration” in the data collection system   

The state also reports 140 more people are considered recovered, raising the number statewide to 2,942 so far.