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COVID-19 Daily Briefing 3/27

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March 27, 5:30 p.m.

Coronavirus cases reach 165, with more than 100 in New Castle County

Delaware has 165 cases, showing another 22 cases since yesterday. That total includes two people who died from complications from coronavirus and four people who recovered.

Breaking down that number, 106 cases are from New Castle County, 21 are from Kent County, and 38 are from Sussex County. 

Of the 165 cases, 80 are male and 85 are female. The individuals range in age from 1 to 90. Twenty individuals are currently hospitalized and nine are critically ill.

March 27, 3:30 p.m.

YMCAs Offering Emergency Childcare and Hunger Relief
The YMCA of Delaware has mobilized their response efforts to offer needed programs and services including childcare for emergency workers and essential personnel, hunger relief for those in need and online health and fitness offerings, Virtual Y.
  • Emergency Child Care – Beginning Monday, March 30th, the Bear-Glasgow Family YMCA, the Brandywine YMCA and the Sussex Family YMCA will begin offering childcare services for ANY emergency personnel and essential staff. Care will be available for school age children (5-12 years old) from 6:30 am- 6:30 pm Monday- Friday.
  • Food Distribution – The YMCA staff want to ensure community members have access to free, nourishing food during the COVID-19 pandemic. Community members will be able to pick up boxes of pre-packaged non-refrigerated/non-perishable food staples from the linked locations, ymcade.org/food-distribution/.

March 27, 3 p.m.

Twenty new cases of COVID-19, total reaches 163

The State of Delaware’s COVID-19 case dashboard was updated this afternoon with twenty additional cases, totaling 163

According to the site, there are 105 cases in New Castle County, 21 cases in Kent County and 37 in Sussex County.

March 26, 9 p.m.

Second Delaware death, other cases confirmed in Newark nursing home; cases total 143

The Department of Health and Social Services confirmed the second coronavirus-related death of a Delaware resident Thursday.

The death of a 86-year-old male resident of Little Sisters of the Poor Jeanne Jugan Residence in Newark is among the first outbreak of positive cases in a long-term care facility. The individual had underlying medical conditions.

This is the second coronavirus-related death in the state. The death of a 66-year-old man from Sussex County was announced earlier Thursday.

Six other residents of the Newark nursing home tested positive for COVID-19, the DHSS announces in a statement.

The DPH is also providing an update on the number of lab confirmed cases to 143 in the state since March 11, including 24 additional cases since Wednesday.

Of those diagnosed, 91 are from New Castle County, 19 from Kent County, and 33 from Sussex County.

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