Meredith Newman, Delaware News Journal
Published 5: 25 p.m. ET April 16, 2020| Upgraded 8: 00 p.m. ET April 16, 2020
Gov. John Carney answered concerns about how the coronavirus is impacting Delaware and recent statement to work with surrounding states to resume.
Delaware News Journal
Although coronavirus cases increased by 61 Thursday and 6 more passed away, Delaware health authorities warned processing delays most likely mean there will be a “substantial boost” in the variety of cases revealed Friday.
” Today’s positive case overall might make it look like though we are leveling out or seeing reductions in the day-to-day case count. that is not an accurate reflection of the scenario in Delaware,” Department of Public Health spokesperson Jen Brestel wrote in an e-mail.
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The state expects “seeing a substantial increase in the overall number of cases once again” on Friday, she wrote.
Authorities did not elaborate on what triggered the processing delays.
The six deaths bring the death toll to 52 individuals. As of April 16, state health authorities confirmed 2,075 COVID-19 cases in Delaware. The state said 209 people are hospitalized now, with 60 in vital condition.
4 of those who passed away were from New Castle County. They consist of a 57- year-old male local from Governor Bacon University Hospital; a 72- year-old female from New Castle County and 84- year-old male, both of whom had been hospitalized; and a 71- year-old male.
The other deaths were a 59- year-old female from Kent County and a 68- year-old male from Sussex County who was a hospitalized long-term care citizen.
New Castle County has actually topped 1,00 0 cases that checked positive, standing at 1,003 Thursday. Kent County has had 352 and Sussex County 698 Of the total, 378 have recuperated.
The state likewise says that 11,275 test came out negative.
– The Governor Bacon local was the only one to have evaluated favorable at the facility, while 8 team member have tested positive.
– Two residents and two employee at Delaware Health center for the Chronically Ill have actually checked favorable, officials stated. These two locals are hospitalized and the staff members are self-isolating in their homes.
– The Delaware Psychiatric Center has verified 12 cases among patients and 6 amongst team member, officials said.
– Another state inmate and corrections officer have actually checked favorable for the coronavirus, and the prisons checked another 56 inmates for COVID-19
The prisoner who checked favorable was at Sussex Neighborhood Corrections Center and was evaluated after exhibiting flu-like signs. The officer was from James T. Vaughn Correctional Center.
The 56 prisoners the department evaluated were all housed near others who tested favorable. 48 were returned as unfavorable and one is being retested because the sample was jeopardized. Seven tests are pending.
There are now 14 prisoners and 14 officers with favorable cases.
– A Delaware prisoner passed away from problems from respiratory failure Thursday, according to the Department of Corrections. The prisoner, Joseph Russo, 73, suffered “several underlying health issues” and passed away at Bayhealth Health center’s Kent County campus.
He had actually formerly evaluated negative for COVID-19 but the results of an additional test are pending, authorities stated.
Meredith Newman, health press reporter
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