China Outbreak coronavirus

This illustration provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in January 2020 shows the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV). This virus was identified as the cause of an outbreak of respiratory illness first detected in Wuhan, China.(WDEL file photo)

There were just shy of 100 new positive novel coronavirus COVID-19 cases and two new deaths associated with the virus reported in Delaware Tuesday, though hospitalizations decreased below 70 with 8 new full recoveries. 

According to the Division of Public Health, the most recent deaths announced on June 30, 2020, involved persons rangung in age from 77 to 83. One individual was female, and one was male. Both individuals were long-term care residents of New Castle County.

Ninety-eighty new positive cases identified among 950 new tests represented a more than 10% infection rate and brought the cumulative total in the First State to 11,474. With a new total of 509 individuals lost to the virus, and two new full recoveries for 6,667, "active" cases increased 94 to 4,298.

By county, Tuesday's increases broke down to 34 in New Castle for a total of 5,065, 18 in Kent for 1,690, and 44 in Sussex for 4,681. 

Hospitalizations decreased by eight to 64. The number of persons listed as "critically ill" was 13.  As many as 852 new negative test results brought that cumulative total to 99,407.