Delaware Public Media

COVID-19 cases reach 119 in Delaware

Mar 25, 2020

The state announced 15 new cases of the new coronavirus disease Wednesday, bringing the statewide total since March 11 to 119.

 

There are now 79 cases in New Castle County, 14 in Kent County and 26 in Sussex. There have been no deaths in Delaware from the virus so far.

 

 

Public health officials said Wednesday that patients statewide range in age from 1 to 90 and 58 are male and 61 female. 14 people are hospitalized and seven are in critical condition. 

 

DPH adds that four COVID-19 patients have fully recovered.

 

The largest daily increase to date occurred Monday with 31 cases in Delaware.

 

State Public Health Director Dr. Karyl Rattay said in a statement Tuesday the “hallmark symptoms” associated with COVID-19 are fever, cough and shortness of breath, but adds the state is noticing initial symptoms can include body aches and sore throat. 

 

Testing sites are in various stages of opening up and down the state. None are walk up sites. People need a prescription to get tested for COVID-19.

 

This story has been updated.

 

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