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COVID-19 cases top 100 in Delaware

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

The state announced 17 new cases of the new coronavirus disease Tuesday. 104 people have now tested positive for COVID-19 in Delaware.


There are now 71 cases in New Castle County, 10 in Kent County and 23 in Sussex. 


Public health officials say the patients range in age from 1 to 90. Eleven people are hospitalized and five are in critical condition. 


There have been no deaths in Delaware from the virus so far.


The new cases announced Tuesday follow the largest daily increase of cases in Delaware with 31 on Monday.


State Public Health Director Dr. Karyl Rattay said in a statement the “hallmark symptoms” associated with COVID-19 are fever, cough and shortness of breath, but she 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 prescription to get tested for COVID-19.


Sophia Schmidt is a Delaware native. She comes to Delaware Public Media from NPR’s Weekend Edition in Washington, DC, where she produced arts, politics, science and culture interviews. She previously wrote about education and environment for The Berkshire Eagle in Pittsfield, MA. She graduated from Williams College, where she studied environmental policy and biology, and covered environmental events and local renewable energy for the college paper.
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