Delaware Public Media

Delaware sees no new COVID-19 deaths again

Jun 27, 2020

Delaware added another 74 new COVID-19 cases Saturday, but no new deaths. 


The death total remains at 507 for a third straight day. And the state has seen just 3 deaths over the past week.


The new positive cases push the state’s total to 11,091 since March 11th. 


Gov. John Carney says he plans to make a decision on moving the state Phase 3 of its reopening plan early this week. 


He delayed that move to wait on results from a large testing event Thursday in Rehoboth Beach,  and in response to concerns about compliance with mask-wearing and social distancing


Delaware continues to see its 5-day averages for percent of people testing positive and positive cases start to trend up slightly.


And hospitalizations ticked up Saturday from 78 to 83 – with 15 people critically ill.


Overall, over 93,000 COVID-19 tests in the First State have returned negative and 6,665 people have recovered from the virus.