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Delaware residents have 32 pop-up testing sites to choose from the week of Jan. 15
Delaware residents have 32 pop-up testing sites to choose from the week of Jan. 15

 

 As new COVID-19 cases popped up slightly and more cases of the UK strain believed to be more infectious have been found, state officials still want residents to follow guidelines and to be tested.

The state and others will offer 32 pop-up testing sites the week of Feb. 15.

Six cases of the COVID-19 variant SARS-CoV-2 B.1.1.7 have been found in Delaware, the Division of Public Health said Friday.

It’s the same strain of the virus that was blamed in Britain for rapidly rising cases and the country locking down again at the end of 2020. The Delaware cases include five adults ranging in age from 18-65, as well as a child under the age of 10. Four of the people were from New Castle County and two were from Kent County.

Public Health said the seven-day average of new cases rose slightly to 397 as of Thursday. Officials were worried the cases would rise after many people gathered to watch the Super Bowl Feb. 7.

The state has had  82,263 cases since March 11, 2020.

The seven-day average for the percentage of persons who tested positive was 21.4%, up from 20.9% a week before. The seven-day average for the percentage of total tests that were positive was 6.1%, a full point below the previous week’s 7.2%.

On Friday, 247 individuals were hospitalized, down 43 from the previous week, with 23 in critical condition.

The state said 1,269 Delawareans have died from the virus.

 

Vaccinations

As of Friday morning, 135,949 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine have been administered out of 162,050 doses have been delivered to the state.

Earlier this week, the State announced events to administer second doses to individuals who received their first dose at state-sponsored events on or before Jan. 18. The slots filled immediately upon being opened.

More second-dose clinics are expected to be announced next week.

Where to be tested

The testing locations listed below include pop-up and Curative trailer sites, as well as community sites hosted by New Castle County and Henrietta Johnson Medical Center. in addition to Walgreens. various hospitals and health care locations.

With snow in the forecast during the coming week, state officials recommend checking the Delaware Department of Health and Social Services’ social media accounts for updates due to inclement weather.

 

New Castle

  • Monday, Feb. 15 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.: Townsend Fire Co. (107 Main St., Townsend) Register: delaware.curativeinc.com
  • Tuesday, Feb. 16 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.: Glasgow Park, Hermitage (US 40, Newark) Register: delaware.curativeinc.com
  • Tuesday, Feb. 16 from 1 p.m. – 6 p.m.: Wilmington University Rt. 13 (320 N. Dupont Highway, New Castle)  Register: delaware.curativeinc.com
  • Wednesday, Feb. 17 from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.: Middletown High School (120 Silver Lake Road, Middletown)  Register: delaware.curativeinc.com
  • Wednesday, Feb. 17 from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. and 5 p.m. – 7 p.m.: Henrietta Johnson Medical Center (601 New Castle Ave., Wilmington)  Register by calling 302-655-6187
  • Wednesday, Feb. 17 from 12 p.m. – 4 p.m.: ChristianaCare Hospital, Wilmington 601 Parking Lot (601 Delaware Ave., Wilmington) Register: delaware.curativeinc.com
  • Thursday, Feb. 18 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Scott AME Zion Church (629 East 7th St., Wilmington) Register: delaware.curativeinc.com
  • Thursday, Feb. 18 from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.: Wilmington University Brandywine Campus (10 Beaver Valley Road, Wilmington)  Register: delaware.curativeinc.com
  • Thursday, Feb. 18 from 1 p.m. – 7 p.m.: Henrietta Johnson Medical Center (601 New Castle Ave., Wilmington)  Register by calling 302-655-6187
  • Friday, Feb. 19 from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.: University of Delaware Laird Campus Lot #6 (David Howell Drive, Newark) Register: delaware.curativeinc.com
  • Friday, Feb. 19 from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.: Delaware Park (777 Delaware Park Blvd., Wilmington)  Register: delaware.curativeinc.com
  • Friday, Feb. 19 from 2 p.m. – 6 p.m.: Thomas Edison Charter School (Indoor Walk Up – 2200 Locust St., Wilmington)  Register: delaware.curativeinc.com
  • Friday, Feb. 19 from 5 p.m. – 7 p.m.: Henrietta Johnson Medical Center (601 New Castle Ave., Wilmington)  Register by calling 302-655-6187
  • Saturday, Feb. 20 from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.: University of Delaware STAR Campus (540 S. College Ave., Newark)  Register: delaware.curativeinc.com
  • Saturday, Feb. 20 from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.: Henrietta Johnson Medical Center (601 New Castle Ave., Wilmington)  Register by calling 302-655-6187

 

Kent County

  • Monday, Feb. 15 from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.: Carlisle Fire Co. (615 NW Front Street, Milford, DE 19960) Register: delaware.curativeinc.com
  • Tuesday, Feb. 16 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.: First Pilgrim Baptist Church (27 S. Caesar Rodney Ave., Camden) Register: delaware.curativeinc.com
  • Wednesday, Feb. 17 from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.: Caesar Rodney High School (239 Old North Road, Camden) Register: delaware.curativeinc.com
  • Thursday, Feb. 18 from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.: Grace Presbyterian Church (350 McKee Road, Dover) Register: delaware.curativeinc.com
  • Friday, Feb. 19 from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.: Hartly Fire Co. (2898 Arthursville Rd, Hartly) Register: delaware.curativeinc.com
  • Saturday, Feb. 20 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.: Centennial UMC Church (44 E. Mount Vernon St., Smyrna) Register: delaware.curativeinc.com

 

Sussex County

 

  • Monday, Feb. 15 from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.: Epworth UM Church (19285 Holland Glade Road, Rehoboth Beach)  Register: delaware.curativeinc.com
  • Tuesday, Feb. 16 from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.: Ellendale Fire Department (302 Main St., Ellendale) Register: delaware.curativeinc.com
  • Tuesday, Feb. 16 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.: Macedonia AME Church (431 N. North St., Seaford)
  • Wednesday, Feb. 17 from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.: Indian River High School (29772 Armory Road, Dagsboro) Register: delaware.curativeinc.com
  • Wednesday, Feb. 17 from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.: Lord Baltimore Elementary (120 Atlantic Ave., Ocean View) Register: delaware.curativeinc.com
  • Thursday, Feb. 18 from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.: Delmar Town Hall (12 E. State St., Delmar) Register: delaware.curativeinc.com
  • Thursday, Feb. 18 from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. La Red Georgetown (21444 Carmean Way, Georgetown) Register: delaware.curativeinc.com
  • Friday, Feb. 19 from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.: Rehoboth City Hall (229 Rehoboth Ave., Rehoboth Beach) Register: delaware.curativeinc.com
  • Friday, Feb. 19 from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.: Woodbridge Early Childhood Education Center (400 Governors Ave., Greenwood) Register: delaware.curativeinc.com
  • Saturday, Feb. 20 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.: Delmar Haitian Church of the Nazarene (36926 Hideaway Lane, Delmar) Register: delaware.curativeinc.com
  • Saturday, Feb. 20 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.: Mt. Calvary AME Church (25206 Mt. Calvary Way, Concord/Seaford) Register: delaware.curativeinc.com

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