DPH: 15 new COVID-19 cases in Delaware

DOVER, Del. – On Wednesday, the Delaware Division of Public Health (DPH) announced 15 more people tested positive for COVID-19 in the state.

There have been 119 total laboratory-confirmed cases in Delaware since March 11th. Of the Delawareans diagnosed with COVID-19, 79 are from New Castle County, 14 are from Kent County, and 26 are from Sussex County.

Of the 119 cases, 58 are male and 61 are female. The individuals range in age from 1 to 90.

DPH says that four individuals who tested positive for COVID-19 since March 11th have fully recovered from their illness.

Fourteen individuals are currently hospitalized; seven 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.

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.

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