Delaware COVID cases, hospitalizations level off in last week

Betsy Price Headlines, Health

The number of positive COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations in Delaware has leveled off in the last week. The seven-day average of new positive cases dropped to 452.7 as of Thursday night, down 14 from last week, according to the Delaware Division of Public Health. The number of hospitalizations remained at 225, the same as last week. Of those, 35 are …

COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations drop a bit during last week

Betsy Price Headlines, Health

  The number of new COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations dropped slightly in the last week as the CDC said 78% of those eligible for vaccines have had at least one shot and the state authorized boosters for a wide group of people. The state has had 130,444 cases of COVID-19 as of Friday morning. The seven-day average of new positive …

Delaware expects to get Johnson & Johnson vaccine as early as March 5.

Delaware tells vaccine providers to give booster doses to those eligible

Betsy Price Headlines, Health

  The Delaware Division of Public Health on Friday told the state’s vaccine providers they can begin administering booster doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine to those eligible under new CDC guidelines. Those who should get booster shots include: People 65 years and older and residents in long-term care settings. People aged 50–64 years with underlying medical conditions, which include but are not …

Delaware COVID-19 cases rise as FDA recommends booster vaccines for some

Betsy Price Headlines, Health

The number of Delaware’s COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations continue to rise, even as vaccinations do.   Delaware is now seeing 472 new COVID-19 cases per day, up nearly 100 per day since last week’s 389 on the same day, thanks to the Delta variant. As Delaware’s case load continues to rise, the federal Food and Drug Administration vaccine advisory committee …

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Cat found near Battery Park tests positive for rabies

Betsy Price Headlines, Health

Delaware Public Health officials say a rabid cat has been found near Battery Park in Old New Castle. Photo by Aleksandr Nadyojin/Pexels.   The latest animal in Delaware to test positive for rabies is a calico cat found near Battery Park in Old New Castle. The cat, which appeared to live or spend time between West Ninth Street and West …

State sees highest number of daily COVID cases since January

Betsy Price Headlines, Health

Delaware reported 665 new COVID-19 cases Friday, the highest daily total since January. Even so, the number of new cases, when averaged over seven days, dropped slightly to 389 as of Thursday, down from 397 last week. In its weekly COVID-19 update, the Delaware Division of Public Health said Friday that 252 people are hospitalized, up 19 from last week. …

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Rabid deer found on residential property near Rehoboth Bayside outlets

Charles Megginson Headlines, Health

The state is warning anyone who may have had contact with a deer now diagnosed as rabid to contact their doctors and the state.   A white-tailed deer in the Rehoboth Beach-area has tested positive for rabies after exhibiting symptoms and being removed from a residential property by the Division of Public Health. The deer is the second animal in …

Gov. John Carney issued more changes to his emergency orders.

99% of Delaware’s new COVID-19 cases that can be genotyped are Delta

Betsy Price Headlines, Health

Delawareans now can print out their COVID-19 vaccine records and those of their children.   As COVID-19 cases, deaths and hospitalizations continue to rise, the state said Friday that 99% of the positive COVID-19 samples it was able to genotype during the week were the Delta variant. A state press release also said Delawareans can now access their state vaccination …

UD to require proof of vaccine or negative test for visitors to attend events

Betsy Price Education, Headlines, Health

The University of Delaware will begin requiring proof of vaccination or negative COVID-19 tests to attend any UD event, starting Sept. 10. The University of Delaware announced Friday that it will require all external visitors to UD events to provide proof of vaccination against COVID-19 or a negative PCR test for the virus, starting Sept. 10. UD had announced in …

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Kent County man first Delawarean with West Nile infection since 2018

Betsy Price Headlines, Health

  For the first time since 2018, West Nile virus has been found a Delaware human.   A 69-year-old Kent County man has become the first Delawarean to be infected with the West Nile virus since 2018. The virus is transmitted through the bites of mosquitoes. The state is investigating the case to see if there is a travel history …