COVID-19 Delaware County Cases Drop to Average of 114 Cases/Day Over Weekend

David Bjorkgren
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Two new COVID-19-related deaths were reported for Monday, May3, according to the Chester County Health Department.

As of Monday, the health department was reporting a total of 1,390 COVID-19-related deaths in Delaware County.

Of those, 830 were in long-term care facilities and personal care homes.

One fatality was reported from Middletown and 1 from Concord.

COVID-19 fatalities have been reported in 46 of the county’s 49 municipalities.

Fatalities by municipality

The following is a breakdown of COVID-19 fatalities by municipality as reported May 3:  

  • Middletown 222
  • Marple 145
  • Haverford 118
  • Upper Darby 98
  • City of Chester 81
  • Yeadon 70
  • Nether Providence 65
  • Concord 57
  • Darby Borough 49
  • Radnor 42
  • Ridley 36
  • Springfield 36
  • Media 35
  • Newtown 31
  • Upper Chichester 28
  • Bethel 25
  • Aston 21
  • Prospect Park 19
  • Lansdowne 19
  • Upper Providence 18
  • Darby Township 18
  • Brookhaven 16
  • Clifton Heights 13
  • Glenolden 13
  • Edgmont 11
  • Collingdale 11
  • Norwood 10
  • East Lansdowne 9
  • Folcroft 6
  • Chester Township 6
  • Aldan 6
  • Sharon Hill 6
  • Ridley Park 6
  • Upland 5
  • Location unknown 5
  • Thornbury 4
  • Trainer 4
  • Colwyn 4
  • Marcus Hook 3
  • Chadds Ford 3
  • Rutledge 2
  • Lower Chichester 2
  • Swarthmore 2
  • Parkside 1
  • Eddystone 1
  • Rose Valley 1
  • Tinicium 1

New cases

There were 228 new cases reported between Friday and Monday, May 3.  Total cases are 47,028.

Prospect Park continues to have the highest percentage of the population being affected by the virus. Total cases are 734, affecting 11.30 percent of its 6,492 population.

Upper Darby has the most total cases, with 6,962 cases reported, or 8.39 percent of Upper Darby’s 82,993 population.

Cases by municipality

The following are the number of total reported cases of COVID-19 in Delaware County as of Monday, May 3, listed by municipality in descending order of caseload.

  • Upper Darby 6,962
  • Haverford Township 3,386
  • City of Chester 2,983
  • Ridley Township 2,796
  • Marple 2,127
  • Springfield 2,107
  • Radnor 1,650
  • Middletown Township 1,453
  • Concord 1,432
  • Aston 1,396
  • Upper Chichester 1,381
  • Yeadon 1,238
  • Darby Borough 1,107
  • Nether Providence 1,054
  • Newtown 1,056
  • Darby Township 877
  • Collingdale 809
  • Lansdowne 803
  • Bethel 774
  • Prospect Park 734
  • Upper Providence 679
  • Ridley Park 665
  • Glenolden 652
  • Brookhaven 630
  • Folcroft 601
  • Norwood 591
  • Clifton Heights 548
  • Sharon Hill 544
  • Thornbury 509
  • Media 426
  • Tinicum 390
  • Chester Township 351
  • Aldan 336
  • Edgmont 287
  • Lower Chichester 258
  • Colwyn 248
  • Upland 239
  • Eddystone 229
  • Swarthmore 222
  • East Lansdowne 222
  • Chester Heights 210
  • Trainer 189
  • Morton 186
  • Chadds Ford 182
  • Parkside 179
  • Marcus Hook 174
  • Millbourne 76
  • Rutledge 68
  • Rose Valley 32

There are 980 cases still under investigation, to which no municipality has yet been assigned.

Negative test

The county has had 235,204 people test negative for the virus. The health department is reporting a 88.29 percent recovery rate.

Cases by age

Cases broken down by age groups, as reported Monday, May 3, are:

  • Under 10: 2,299 cases
  • 10 to 19: 5,634 cases
  • 20 to 29: 7,883 cases
  • 30 to 39: 6,949 cases
  • 40 to 49: 6.339 cases
  • 50 to 59: 7,125 cases
  • 60 to 69: 5,451 cases
  • 70 to 79: 2,709 cases
  • 80 and over: 2,634 cases

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

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

Pennsylvania data

The Pennsylvania Department of Health confirmed as of noon, May 3, there were 1,728 new cases of COVID-19 statewide,  Total cases now number 1,158,486.

The state is reporting 58 COVID-19 deaths between Friday and Monday, May 3. Total COVID-19 deaths are at 26,276.

For more information on state COVID-19 findings, click here.

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