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

No deaths from COVID-19 reported in last week; where to be tested, vaccinated

Betsy Price Headlines, Health

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Delaware’s COVID-19 new cases, percentage of cases testing positive and hospitalizations all continue to fall, as the state widens ways to get vaccines near your home.

Of note: No additional deaths were reported in the last week, with 1,679 Delawareans having died from the virus.

As of Thursday, the state has had a total of 109,501 positive cases of COVID-19 among residents, but the seven-day average of new positive cases decreased to 30.6. The percentage of all tests that were positive is down to 1%, a drop from last week’s 1.7.

In addition, only 26 people are hospitalized because of COVID, down 25 from last week. Four are critically ill, down nine from last week.

The spread of variants continues low, with most of the mutant cases being the British strain. The Delaware Public Health Laboratory has sequenced 3,127 specimens for COVID-19 variant strains to date, including 75 within the past week.

The Indian strain, which health officials fear because is it more infectious, decimated India and has spread quickly in England, still is showing only 11 cases. More, however, are likely to be circulating, because not all positive cases are sequenced to find the origin of the infection.

 

DE Wins!

Prize winners in the state DE Wins! contest have claimed a lot of prizes. While not all have agreed to be be publicly identified, two more $5,000 dollar prize winners, two winners of an Annual Park Pass from Delaware State Parks, and the winner of a Funland Prize Package have claimed their prizes.

Also, Logan Crotty of Lewes won the Shorebirds Prize Package and Theresa Preston of Millsboro won the Kent County Vacation package.

Ten winners will be drawn for next week’s drawings. Prizes offered include another Funland and Shorebirds Prize Package, more state park passes, $5,000 to two winners, free tolls for a year and a Sussex County vacation package.

The only thing Delawareans need to do to be entered is to have been vaccinated in Delaware on or after May 25 if you are 18+.

 

Vaccination update

As of Friday morning, 975,511 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been given, according to the state’s immunization information system, DelVAX.

Among Delawareans ages 12+, 495,985 have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, and 423,804 Delawareans are fully vaccinated.

Of those, there have been 383 breakthrough cases of COVID-19, less than one-tenth of 1 percent.

              

Where to be vaccinated

DMV sites

The state’s Community Health Services section will offer Pfizer vaccine to all ages 12 and older at:

  • Dover DMV – Mondays, 9 a.m. – Noon.
  • Georgetown DMV– Tuesdays , 9 a.m. – Noon.
  • Delaware City DMV – Fridays, 9 a.m. – Noon.

Mobile Vaccine Units in underserved areas

The Delaware National Guard will use medically trained staff to offer Pfizer vaccine for ages 12+  and the J&J vaccine for persons 18+ in these communities:

Monday, June 21: Sparrow Run Park, Newark, 10 a.m. – noon; Glasgow Trailer Park, Newark 1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Tuesday, June 22: Manchester Square, Dover, 10 a.m. – noon.

Wednesday June 23: Southbridge: Elbert Park, Wilmington, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.;  Adams Street basketball courts, Wilmington, 2:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Thursday, June 24: Kirkwood Park, Wilmington, Noon – 4 p.m.; Seaford Marketplace, Seaford, 10 a.m. – noon and 1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Friday, June 25: Autumn Arch Beer Project, Newark, 2 p.m. – 7 p.m.; Glasgow Farmers Market, Newark, 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.

 

New Castle County 

In addition to pharmacies, health centers and hospitals, vaccines can be found at these places.

 

  • Delaware Tech Wilmington (300 N. Orange St., Wilmington 19801) Pfizer Available.  Click here to choose your date and time.
  • Saturday, June 19 from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.: Juneteenth, Charles E. Price Memorial Park (955 Levels Road, Middletown) No Appointment Required.
  • Sunday, June 20 from 1 p.m. through 3rd inning: Wilmington Blue Rocks vs. Brooklyn Cyclones (Frawley Stadium, 801 Shipyard Drive, Wilmington) Pfizer and Johnson & Johnson Available. No Appointment Required
  • Wednesday, June 23 from 4 p.m. – 9 p.m.: Main Street Alfresco on Main Street Newark (Main Street, Newark Pfizer available. Click here to choose your date and time.
  • Thursday, June 24 from 12 p.m. – 4 p.m.: Community Youth Resource Fair – Kirkwood Park (11th & Spruce Streets, Wilmington) Pfizer and Johnson & Johnson Available. No Appointment Required.
  • Friday, June 25 from 3 p.m. – 7 p.m.: Glasgow Park, New Castle County Farmers Market (2275 Pulaski Highway, Newark) Pfizer and Johnson & Johnson Available. No Appointment Required.

 

Kent County

  • Delaware State University (1200 N. DuPont Highway, Dover) Pfizer and Johnson & Johnson Available. Click here to choose your date and time.
  • Saturday, June 26 from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.: African American Festival (Legislative Mall, 410 Legislative Ave., Dover) Pfizer and Johnson & Johnson Available. No Appointment Required.

 

Sussex County 

  • Delaware Tech Georgetown (21179 College Drive, Georgetown) Pfizer Available. Click here to choose your date and time.
  • Saturday, June 19 from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.: Riverwalk Farmers Market (5 S. Walnut St., Milford) Pfizer and Johnson & Johnson Available. Click here to choose your date and time.
  • Saturday, June 19 from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.: Richard Allen School Juneteenth Celebration (316 S. Railroad Ave., Georgetown) Pfizer Available. No Appointment Required.
  • Saturday, June 19 from 3 p.m. – 9 p.m.: Hudson Fields Beer Garden (29763 Eagle Crest Road, Milton) Pfizer and Johnson & Johnson Available. Click here to choose your date and time.
  • Thursday, June 24 from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.: Rehoboth City Hall (229 Rehoboth Ave., Rehoboth Beach) Pfizer and Johnson & Johnson Available. Click here to choose your date and time.
  • Saturday, June 26 from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.: Riverwalk Farmers Market (5 S. Walnut St., Milford) Pfizer and Johnson & Johnson Available. Click here to choose your date and time.
  • Saturday, June 26 from 3 p.m. – 9 p.m.: Hudson Fields Beer Garden (29763 Eagle Crest Road, Milton) Pfizer and Johnson & Johnson Available. Click here to choose your date and time.

Pop-up COVID-19 testing

New Castle County

  • Monday, June 21 from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.: Hockessin United Methodist Church (7250 Lancaster Pike, Hockessin) Register: delaware.curativeinc.com
  • Monday, June 21 from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.: Warner Elementary School (801 W 18th St., Wilmington) Register: delaware.curativeinc.com
  • Tuesday, June 22 from 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.: University of Delaware Hollingsworth Lot (61 North College Ave., Newark) Register: delaware.curativeinc.com
  • Wednesday, June 23 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, June 23 from 12 p.m. – 4 p.m.: ChristianaCare Wilmington Hospital, 601 Parking Lot (601 Delaware Ave., Wilmington) Register: delaware.curativeinc.com
  • Wednesday, June 23 from 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.: Siegel Jewish Community Center (101 Garden of Eden Road, Wilmington) Register: delaware.curativeinc.com
  • Thursday, June 24 from 1 p.m. – 7 p.m.: Henrietta Johnson Medical Center (601 New Castle Ave., Wilmington)  Register by calling 302-655-6187
  • Friday, June 25 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.: University of Delaware Laird Campus Lot #6 (David Hollowell Drive, Newark) Register: delaware.curativeinc.com
  • Friday, June 25 from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.: Dickey Park (60 Madison Drive, Newark) Register: delaware.curativeinc.com
  • Saturday, June 26 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.: City of Love Church at Brandywine (2200 N. Market St., Wilmington) Register: delaware.curativeinc.com
  • Saturday, June 26 from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.: Townsend Fire Company (107 Main St., Townsend) Register: delaware.curativeinc.com
  • Saturday, June 26 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, June 21 from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.: Clayton Fire Co. (300 East St, Clayton) Register: delaware.curativeinc.com
  • Wednesday, June 23 from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.: Caesar Rodney High School (239 Old North Road, Camden) Register: delaware.curativeinc.com

Sussex County

  • Monday, June 21 from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.: Epworth UM Church (19285 Holland Glade Road, Rehoboth Beach) Register: delaware.curativeinc.com
  • Wednesday, June 23 from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Indian River High School (29772 Armory Road, Dagsboro) Register: delaware.curativeinc.com
  • Thursday, June 24 from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. Blades Fire Company (200 E. 5th St., Blades) Register: delaware.curativeinc.com
  • Friday, June 25 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Rehoboth City Hall (229 Rehoboth Ave., Rehoboth Beach) Register: delaware.curativeinc.com

 

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