Delaware coronavirus cases now at 104

Delaware has 104 positive cases of coronavirus as of Tuesday evening, according to the Delaware Division of Public Health online tracker.

Of the Delawareans diagnosed with COVID-19, 71 are from New Castle County, 10 are from Kent County and 23 are from Sussex County.  

As of Monday, when the total was 87, there were 44 males and 43 females positive. The individuals range in age from 1 to 90. Seven individuals are currently hospitalized; three are critically ill.

The source of exposure for many of these positive cases is unknown, which indicates community spread of the virus is occurring in the state. 

To protect personal health information, DPH will not disclose additional information about the individuals.

If you think you have been exposed to someone with COVID-19, or have symptoms of illness, make sure to distance yourself from others, particularly vulnerable populations. This includes people 60 years of age and older; people with serious chronic health conditions such as diabetes, lung disease, heart disease; or those who are immunocompromised.  

For individuals who are sick, particularly with fever and cough, or shortness of breath, stay home and contact your primary care provider for guidance regarding symptoms and next steps.  

As of Monday, statewide testing at standing health facility testing sites began. These are not walk-in testing sites.  A physician’s order or prescription is required for testing at one of the standing test sites (* Bayhealth patients will be pre-screened via phone without needing to see a provider first).  Those without a primary care provider can call the DPH Call Center Line at 1-888-408-1899.  Individuals awaiting test results, should wait to hear back from their medical provider. The DPH Call Center does not have test results.  

Approximately 80 percent of individuals infected with COVID-19 recover by resting, drinking plenty of liquids and taking pain and fever-reducing medications. However, illness can be severe and require hospitalization in some cases. 

Delawareans with general questions about COVID-19 or their exposure risk can call the Division of Public Health’s Coronavirus Call Center at 1-866-408-1899, or 711 for individuals who are hearing-impaired, from 8:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Questions can also be submitted by email at DPHCall@delaware.gov.  


Helpful Coronavirus links

Delaware Division of Health Coronavirus Page
CDC: About the Coronavirus Disease 2019
CDC: What to do if You Are Sick
Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center
AP News Coronavirus Coverage
Reopening Delaware: Resources for Businesses
Delaware Phase 2 guidance

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