DOVER (DE): The Delaware Division of Public Health (DPH) added four more cases to the total number of positive cases of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) reported in the state.
According to the Department of Health, there have been 30 total laboratory-confirmed cases in the state since March 11. This includes four additional cases since yesterday.
Of the Delawareans diagnosed with COVID-19, 23 are from New Castle County, four are from Kent County, and three are from Sussex County and range from age 14-80.
Three individuals are currently hospitalized; one is critically ill.
According to Department of Health spokeswoman, Andrea Wojcik, If you think you have been exposed to someone with COVID-19, or have symptoms of illness, make sure to distance yourself from vulnerable populations. This includes people 60 years of age and older; people with serious chronic health conditions such as diabetes, lung disease, heart disease; or those who are immunocompromised.
Individuals who are sick, particularly with fever and cough, or shortness of breath, to stay at home and contact your primary care provider for guidance regarding symptoms and next steps., Wojcik said.
Many individuals infected with COVID-19 recover by resting, drinking plenty of liquids and taking pain and fever-reducing medications. However, illness can be severe and require hospitalization in some cases.
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.