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New Castle County surpasses Sussex County for most COVID-19 cases in Delaware

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

New Castle County now has the most COVID-19 cases to date in the First State.

State health officials announced Thursday 55 new cases bringing the overall total to 10,499 since March 11th. 

Forty-eight of the new cases were in Delaware’s most populous county.  New Castle County now 4,470 to date, surpassing Sussex County.  

Five new COVID-19 deaths were announced, pushing the state’s death toll to 431. The latest victims were between 74 and 98 years-old.  Four lived in New Castle County and one in Sussex County.  All five had underlying health conditions and four lived at a long-term care facility.

Current hospitalizations dropped by four and now stand at 79. 17 people are critically ill.

Forty-five more people are considered recovered, lifting the total in Delaware to 6,350.  And, 78,185 Delawareans have tested negative for the coronavirus.