One new death, 48 new positive cases statewide

DOVER – Delaware’s Division of Public Health Wednesday afternoon reported one new COVID-19 related death and 48 additional confirmed positive coronavirus cases through 6 p.m. Tuesday, July 7.

That brings the total positive cases in Delaware to 12,462.

There have been 515 deaths, which includes 458 confirmed and 57 “probable” deaths due to COVID-19.

The most recent reported death was a 64-year-old individual in New Castle County. That person had underlying health conditions, according to DPH.

By county, state data shows New Castle with 5,583 positive cases, Sussex at 4,988 and Kent with 1,790. 

DPH reported 57 people remain hospitalized, 11 in critical condition, through its most recent report July 7.

New Castle County has had the most COVID-19 deaths, 215. Individuals age 65 and over account for 82 percent of deaths statewide.


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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