The death toll in Delaware from the coronavirus has reached six, according to the state Division of Public Health (DPH).
DPH announced the latest death Sunday in a 79-year-old woman from New Castle County, who was not hospitalized. State health officials said the woman had underlying health conditions and contracted COVID-19 from out-of-state.
The current number of coronavirus cases in Delaware is 232, rising 18 cases from Saturday.
The breakdown for cases includes 141 in New Castle County, 25 in Kent County, and 66 in Sussex County. Of the 232 cases, 118 are female and 114 are male.
Thirty-three patients are hospitalized and a total of nine have recovered from the respiratory illness, state health officials said.
Saturday, the state announced a second long-term care facility for the elderly saw an outbreak in cases of the novel coronavirus.
DPH has also announced a change in its call center operating hours. Due to a reduced volume of calls, the DPH call center will be open from 8:30 a.m. - 6 p.m., Monday through Friday. It will continue to operate from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday until further notice. The call center number is 1.866.408.1899.