Delaware County is confirming that two people have died from COVID-19, the first reported deaths from the virus in the county.
The Chester County Health Department confirmed the death of an 85-year-old Ridley Park man who was hospitalized at the time of his death.
The second COVID-19 related fatality was an 86-year-old Marple Township woman who was a resident at the Rosewood Garden Rehab and Nursing Center in Broomall.
She was in a Montgomery County hospital at the time of her death.
Delaware County Council extends its deepest condolences to their families.
“As we as a community combat this pandemic together, this loss affects all of us and we are deeply saddened by the news,” states a county press release announcing the deaths.
Delaware County Council continues to urge residents to follow Governor Wolf’s Stay at Home Order, which will help prevent the spread of the virus and protect our community.
The order took effect on Monday, March 23 and will continue until April 6. Individuals may leave their residence only to perform allowable individual activities and allowable essential travel. More information about the order can be found here.