Sussex County Reports First Case of Coronavirus

The Delaware Department of Public Health announced on Tuesday afternoon 8 more positive cases of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in the first state, including the first outside of New Castle County.

DPH said “The Sussex County resident had a travel-related exposure. The source of the exposure of the remaining individuals is under investigation. DPH will not be disclosing additional information about the individuals.” They continued “DPH does not have the results for all of the patients who attended drive-through event; the hospital system that performed the testing will report results to the patients, and all positive results to DPH.”

Since DPH isn’t releasing the location of the patient, it cannot be known if they had public exposure within Sussex County since contracting the virus.