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Delaware reports first coronavirus-related death

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A man from Sussex County has died from COVID-19, marking the state’s first coronavirus-related death.

The 66-year-old man had underlying health conditions and had been hospitalized out of state, according to Jennifer Brestel, a spokeswoman for the Delaware Division of Public Health.

Officials do not know how the man was exposed to the virus.

“Our hearts go out to the family and friends of the gentleman who died, as well as to all who have been diagnosed with coronavirus disease,” said DPH Director Dr. Karyl Rattay.

“This is a tragic reminder that that this disease can be fatal. We need to make sure that we are protecting vulnerable persons from this disease, particularly older individuals and those with chronic health conditions. This reinforces why it’s so important for everyone to stay home - especially those who are ill with any symptoms including fever, cough, body aches, sore throat, shortness of breath and even stomach aches, nausea and diarrhea.”

As of Thursday afternoon, Delaware has 130 confirmed coronavirus cases, an increase of 11 from Wednesday.

Of the patients, 86 are from New Castle County, 17 are from Kent County, and 27 are from Sussex County. The patients range in age from 1 to 90 and include 63 men and 67 women.

Thirteen are hospitalized, and seven are critically ill. An additional two Delawareans are hospitalized out of state.

Four patients have fully recovered.

Resources for Marylanders and employees during COVID-19

SBDC Webinar - Topics: EIDL and CARES (PPP) COVID 19 Loans

Monday 4/6/2020, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM (EDT)

Space is Limited ~ You Must Register: https://mdsbdc.ecenterdirect.com/events/16175

Please RSVP with a valid email. After registering, you will receive a Zoom Meeting link to join online, or you can join via the dial-in number. This webinar will be recorded and shared, and if space fills up, additional dates will be added.

Daily SBA Conference Call – Updates (M-F) provided and you can ask questions.

3:00 p.m., Call 202-765-1264, Conf Call ID# 827-299-626

5:30 p.m., Call 202-765-1264, Conf Call ID# 310-688-488

EIDL Application Help – Daily 10:30 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. On the call, an SBA agent will walk you through how to fill out the EIDL form. Have all your necessary documents ready. Zoom Meeting # 6794772946

Paycheck Protection Program Loan (PPPL) FAQ - 

SBA COVID-19 Small Business Guidance & Loan Resources

Main Maryland Business Information Site for COVID 19 updates and resources - https://govstatus.egov.com/md-coronavirus-business