Delaware health officials report 4,655 coronavirus cases; 144 deaths

Delaware health officials have reported 4,655 cases of coronavirus, with 144 virus-related deaths

Delawareans have been under a stay-at-home order since March 24. Those restrictions are currently scheduled to remain in place through May 15.

When the stay-at-home order was first issued March 22, the state had identified fewer than 60 positive cases.

Below is a breakdown county-by-county: 


– New Castle County: 1,717 

– Kent County: 743

– Sussex County:  2,169

– Unknown: 26


In Delaware, there are currently 269 residents hospitalized as a result of COVID-19 with 69 of those patients listed as critically ill. 

The most recent deaths all involve individuals with underlying health conditions, except for one individual who was a 50-year-old woman from Sussex County.



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The vast majority of people recover.

Delaware Gov. John Carney

Delaware Gov. John Carney


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The Associated Press contributed to this report.