Delaware County Adds 2 Marple COVID-19 Deaths for 8 Total; State has 962 New Cases and 74 Deaths


Two additional deaths from COVID-19, both from Marple Township, have been reported in Delaware County on April 1.

An 87-year-old woman and a 69-year-old man have passed away.  Yesterday, it was reported that a 56-year-old Yeadon man had died from COVID-19.

Total number of deaths in the county now number eight.  Fatalities have been reported in Marple, Yeadon, Springfield, Middletown, Ridley and Ridley Park.

Delaware County had 26 additional cases of COVID-19 reported for April 1, bringing the total number of cases in the county to 390, according data from the Chester County Health Department.

“The rise in deaths and cases in our community reflects the urgent need for residents to stay home unless it’s necessary for work or essential such as grocery shopping or receiving medical care. It’s also critical to practice social distancing both indoors and outside,” reads a statement in an April 1 Delaware County press release.

There are 40 cases reported under investigation and not yet tied to a municipality.

The virus is still being reported in 44 of the county’s 49 municipalities.

No cases have been reported in Lower Chichester, Marcus Hook, Parkside, Rutledge or Upland Borough.

Upper Darby Township still has the most reported cases, at 51.

Haverford has 33, Radnor, 28; and Marple Township, 22.

Nether Providence and Newtown have 18 cases each.

Middletown has 16, Springfield has15 cases of COVID-19 reported.

Thornbury Townships has 13 cases.

Ridley and Aston have 11 cases.

Concord, Darby Borough, Swarthmore, Upper Chichester have eight cases each.

Yeadon and Lansdowne have seven cases each.

Upper Providence has six reported cases.

Ridley Park and the city of Chester have five reported cases of COVID-19.

Four cases each are reported in Bethel, Clifton Heights and Media.

Aldan, Collingdale, Darby Township, Folcroft, Millbourne, Morton, and Sharon Hill have three reported cases each.

East Lansdowne, Glenolden, Edgmont, Rose Valley and Trainer have two reported cases each.

Brookhaven, Chadds Ford, Chester Heights, Chester Township, Colwyn, Eddystone, Norwood, Prospect Park and Tinicum  each have one reported case.

The majority of cases reported fall between the ages of 20 and 69.

The county had 2,424 people test negative for the virus.

Click here to access the latest data on Delaware County from the Chester County Health Department.

Click here to read the April 1 press release from the County.

For information and resources concerning the coronavirus, visit the county website here.

Pennsylvania Statistics

The Pennsylvania Department of Health announced 962 additional cases of COVID-19 in
the state, bringing the total number to 5,805.
There were 11 new deaths, bringing the statewide total to 74.

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