In Delaware, coronavirus cases exceed 1,000

PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio)  As the number of positive coronavirus cases in Delaware exceed 1,000, health officials say they’re concerned about a growing number of care facilities that are dealing with outbreaks. 

Delaware Division of Public Health director Dr. Karyl Rattay says five patients and three staff members at the Delaware Psychiatric Center in Newcastle have tested positive.

“The patients are isolated within a unit at DPC and staff members are self isolating at their homes.”

DPC is the seventh care facility in Delaware to be infected with coronavirus. Five of those facilities have multiple cases. 

Delaware now has 1,116 positive cases of coronavirus with 19 deaths and 177 hospitalizations.

The state is seeing a surge, but Gov. John Carney says he still can’t say when they’ll see the peak

“I would’ve been delighted to come in here today and say the peak was yesterday or that I think the peak is going to be tomorrow or next week. I think one of the questions we’re all struggling with is where is that peak and how will we know when we get there,” he said.