Del. health officials announce 221 new COVID-19 cases

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SMYRNA, Del. – The Delaware Division of Public Health says there are 221 new cases of COVID-19 in the state.

We’re told that the total cumulative number of positive cases has increased by 221 between yesterday and today, however it is important to note that not all of these cases represent new infections reported yesterday. According to data entered as of 6 p.m. Wednesday, 160 new cases were reported on July 1st, meaning the remaining 61 cases are from test results from prior days.

The state has seen a total of 11,731 positive cases since March 11th. Current, 67 individuals are hospitalized, 16 of whom are critically ill. 6,678 Delawareans have made a full recovery.

Health officials are also reporting one new death, bringing the total number of deaths to 510. The most recent death was a 67-year-old New Castle County woman who had underlying health conditions and was a long-term care resident.

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