Delaware Public Media

Delaware reaches 400 COVID-19 deaths, 10,000 positive cases

Jun 9, 2020

Delaware’s latest COVID-19 numbers send the state’s death toll over the 400 mark.  And, positive cases to date now surpass 10,000.

Delaware’s Public Health Division announced Tuesday twelve new COVID-19 related deaths, bringing the total to 410. 


This comes after a day without a coronavirus death for the first time in two months.


The latest victims were between 30 and 100 years old. Nine lived in New Castle County and three in Sussex County. 11 had underlying health conditions and nine were long-term care facility residents.

Forty-eight new positive cases were also added Tuesday, taking the total to 10,020 since March 11th.  New Castle County reported the most cases with thirty.  Nine were in Kent County.  Sussex County had eight.

State health officials say 97 more Delawareans recovered from the virus –bringing the total to 5,888. Five patients left the hospital Monday.  Current hospitalizations are at 108. 21 people are criticially ill.

And the state has now had 60,733 tested negative for COVID-19.