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Coronavirus Coverage

A review of death certificates resulted in Delaware adding 67 previously unreported deaths to its coronavirus count yesterday. The new total is now 504. The Division of Public Health put out a statement saying “DPH epidemiologists have identified 67 additional COVID-19 deaths dating back to April 2020 that were not previously reported to DPH through standard reporting procedures, but should be classified as confirmed or probably deaths, per the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention case definition.” 32 of the deaths are classified as “confirmed” because there is a positive lab result. 35 of those deaths are classified as “probable” as per the CDC case definition.

The state recorded 27 new positive cases yesterday (June 23) as well as two additional deaths. The number of people hospitalized increased for a third straight day and that number now stands at 91.