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 …

Case backlog, hope for rent assistance keep Delaware eviction filings low

Charles Megginson Business, Headlines

Landlords may be waiting to see how rental assistance programs can help before filing for eviction.   Two weeks after the federal eviction moratorium ended on Aug. 26, Delaware has not yet seen a significant spike in eviction filings.  Some experts say that could be yet to come.  A backlog of eviction cases and the availability of hundreds of millions …

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As Delta cases rise, Carney sets COVID-19 press conference Thursday

Betsy Price Headlines, Health

This Abbott Laboratories at-home COVID-19 test kit is available at Delaware libraries.   With COVID-19 cases once again shooting up thanks to the Delta variant, Gov. John Carney has set a COVID-19 briefing Thursday. He and Dr. Karyl Rattay, director of the Division of Public Health, will speak online at 11:30 a.m. See it here. Carney had canceled his weekly …

Delaware schools plan to help students with summer and other programs.

State pays $15 million for COVID testing company to work with schools

Betsy Price Education, Headlines, Health

A new program will check teaches and students for COVID-19, even if they don’t have symptoms.   Delaware will pay $15 million for the Quidel Corp. to provide routine COVID-19 testing, processing and reporting for Delaware teachers and students who have no virus symptoms. In many cases, a Delaware Division of Public Health press release said, Quidel’s rapid antigen tests …