New COVID-19 case numbers rise sharply as Delta variant dominates

Betsy Price Headlines, Health

  The number of new COVID-19 cases has risen from an average of about 20 on June 20 to about 90 on Thursday. The Delaware Division of Public Health said in a Friday press release that the Delta variant is driving the increase. The number of hospitalized has risen also, but not at such a steep pace. On June 25, …

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

New daily COVID-19 cases more than double in the last four weeks

Betsy Price Headlines, Health

The number of COVID-19 cases attributed to the Delta variant has allowed cases to double in a month.   Thanks to the Delta variant, the number of new COVID-19 cases each day in Delaware has more than doubled in the last month. On June 25, the state Division of Public Health said the average daily number of new cases had …

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

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 …

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Delaware’s vaccine goal in June: Adding 17,000 more people

Betsy Price Government & Politics, Headlines, Health

    Delaware wants to vaccinate 17,000 people between now and July 4 to meet the goal President Joe Biden has set to have 70% of the population vaccinated by the Fourth of July. Gov. John Carney says that means the state needs to vaccinate about 5,000 people a week for the next month. “And celebrate Independence Day like no …

State vaccine campaign will use prizes, drawing for $302,000

Betsy Price Government & Politics, Headlines, Health

  Delaware is upping the ante to get people vaccinated as case rates continue to drop.  On Tuesday, the state announced it was launching DE Wins!, a public education and incentive program aimed at increasing COVID-19 vaccination rates in Delaware. “Our goal is to reach 70 percent of vaccinated adults in Delaware in the coming weeks, and to continue vaccinating …

Carney: Mask mandate ending Friday

Betsy Price Government & Politics, Headlines, Health

Gov.  John Carney on Friday announced that – effective Friday, May 21 – the State of Delaware will lift its requirement that Delawareans and visitors must wear face coverings anytime they are indoors with others outside their household. Delawareans should instead follow masking guidance issued on Thursday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for all indoor and outdoor activities. …

Delaware will continue to work with Curative, despite an FDA bulletin about false negatives

Here’s where to be tested for COVID-19 this week

Betsy Price Government & Politics, Headlines, Health

While the number of new COVID cases, hospitalizations and deaths are dropping as total vaccinations rise, the state is still urging people to be tested for COVID-19. Tracking test results can help the state best deploy resources, and also track cases of the variant strains, which are dominating new cases in Delaware. You do not need an appointment to be …