SMYRNA, Del. – The Delaware Division of Public Health says 10 more people have died as a result of the coronavirus in the state.
All 10 of the most recent deaths involved individuals with underlying health conditions. We’re told they ranged in age from 55 to 91, with six from Sussex County, two from Kent, and two from New Castle.
Officials say the state has 211 new cases, bringing the statewide total to 6,952. 3,336 cases are in Sussex County, 1,084 in Kent, and 2,496 in New Castle. 282 individuals are currently hospitalized, 55 of whom are critically ill.
Nearly 3,000 Delawareans have made a full recovery from the virus.
DPH also says the first testing event under Delaware’s expanded testing program will be held TODAY, May 14th, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., hosted by Frederick Douglass Elementary School in Seaford. This event will utilize saliva-based testing kits. Those wishing to be tested are strongly encouraged to pre-register here, but on-site registration will also be available. Those being tested are advised to not eat or drink anything or brush their teeth for at least 20 minutes before their testing appointment, as it may decrease the accuracy of the test.