UPDATED: Coronavirus Cases Increase in DE & MD

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UPDATED – 3-21-20 – 2:55am – The number of coronavirus cases in Delaware has increased to a total of 39 positive cases ranging in age from 14 to 80 – four are hospitalized – 2 are critically ill.  Delaware Public Health officials report there are 27 cases in New Castle County, 5 in Kent and 7 in Sussex County.  They also recommend testing for people wilt h fever and either a cough or shortness of breath.  You must contact your health care provider.

Governor Larry Hogan last night announced a second death in Maryland – a Baltimore County man in his 60s who tested positive for coronavirus, who also had underlying medical issues.

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The number of coronavirus cases in Delaware have increased to a total of 38 positive cases and Maryland has 149 – with 3 on the Shore – 1 each in Worcester, Wicomico and Talbot Counties.  Delaware Public Health officials report there are 27 cases in New Castle County, 5 in Kent and 6 in Sussex County.  They also recommend testing for people with a fever and either a cough or shortness of breath.  You must contact your health care provider.  If you don’t have a primary care physician – contact the DPH Call Center – 1-866-408-1899. 

In Sussex County – the Beebe Healthcare Covid-19 Screening Line goes live at noon to provide screening and assessment of community members who do not have access to a primary care provider – that number is 302-645-3200 – have your driver’s license and insurance information ready when you call.