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State health officials confirmed 49 additional cases of coronavirus on Wednesday, bringing the total to 368.
Another Delawarean also died, bringing the total number of coronavirus-related deaths to 11.
The most recent death involved an 84-year-old man from Sussex County. The man was hospitalized and suffered from serious health problems, health officials said.
As of April 1, the state had confirmed 226 cases in New Castle County, 41 in Kent County and 101 in Sussex, according to the state website.
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State had the highest increase in cases on a day on Tuesday, March, 31st, when 55 other cases were confirmed. Officials also announced three other deaths on Tuesday.
A total of 51 people have been hospitalized due to the virus and, to date, 49 people have recovered, according to the state’s website.
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The site said there were 4,015 negative tests on Wednesday, First of April. The state noted that this is preliminary data based on negative results reported to the Public Health Division.
Governor John Carney said on Monday that he believed the state could see 3,000 confirmed cases and 500 hospitalizations in the next two weeks.
Dr. Karyl Rattay, director of the Public Health Division, said in a Facebook Live on Wednesday that the state has found that many do not follow the guidelines for social distancing.
Rattay said she heard stories from people in the 70s and 80s coming together for parties.
“The reality is that we see people succumbing to the disease afterwards,” she said.
“We can’t have parties between us,” added Rattay. “We have to respect social distance. “
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