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Delaware surpasses 300 coronavirus deaths, 8,000 cases

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Delaware's coronavirus death toll surpassed 300 on Tuesday, the same day the state's total number of confirmed cases rose above 8,000.

The death toll now stands at 304, following the announcement of seven new deaths on Tuesday.

The deceased have ranged in age from 21 to 103 years old. Of those who have died, 158 were women and 146 were men. A total of 135 were from New Castle County, 53 were from Kent County, 115 were from Sussex County, and one individual’s county of residence is unknown at this time. Nursing home patients accounted for 196, or 65 percent, of the deaths.

Of the 8,037 confirmed cases, 2,845 are in New Castle County, 1,238 are in Kent County, and 3,904 are in Sussex County. There are also 50 cases for which the county of residence is unknown.

According to officials, 236 patients are hospitalized and 40 are critically ill. 

Meanwhile, 215 more people have fully recovered, bringing the total number of recoveries to 3,760.

More than 36,000 people have tested negative.

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