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Delaware confirms 4 cases of Omicron; 1,079 new COVID cases Friday

Betsy Price Headlines, Health

The Delaware  Division of Public Health has found first four cases of the Omicron variant among Delaware residents, it announced Friday. The four cases involve two adults in their 30s, a teenager and a child under the age of 10, all residents of New Castle County. Two individuals were fully vaccinated and two were unvaccinated. None of the individuals had …

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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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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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State, courts, Firefly say masks, vaccines, tests mandatory as Delta rises

Betsy Price Headlines

Photo by Mika Baumeister/Unsplash   As new COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations continued to rise, Gov. John Carney, the state, Delaware courts and Firefly Music Festival made a lot of moves. Carney said schoolchildren must wear masks indoors and that state employees and workers at long-term care facilities and healthcare facilities must be vaccinated or be tested weekly for the coronvavirus. …