Most COVID-19 numbers continue to fall

Betsy Price Headlines, Health

  The number of new COVID-19 cases in Delaware dropped by more than 10% in the last week. Even so, 24 new deaths were recorded, including seven from a review of vital statistic records, according to the Delaware Division of Public Health. Delaware has seen 139,380 COVID-19 cases as of Thursday night. New cases were down to 391.6 cases from …

Delaware sees more reports of rabid animals because state is testing more

Betsy Price Government, Headlines, Health

  Another Delaware skunk was diagnosed with rabies Friday. Photo by Bryan Padron. When the state announced Friday that it had diagnosed another wild animal with rabies, it may have felt like déjà vu. The Delaware Division of Public Health already this spring and summer had announced that it had found rabies in two cats, a skunk, a deer and …

New Delaware COVID-19 cases levels off; other stats rise

Betsy Price Headlines, Health

      The number of new COVID-19 cases in Delaware remain steady, but deaths rose dramatically last week, partly because of a review of records. The seven-day average of new positive cases dropped to 450.9 as of Thursday afternoon, down two from last week, as the percentage of total positive tests rose slightly, according to the weekly wrap-up from …

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Want to drive Monster Mile? Get a vaccine there Oct. 16-17

Charles Megginson Headlines, Health

Photo from Dover International Speedway   If you’ve ever dreamed of driving around the Monster Mile, the Delaware Division of Public Health wants to make your dream come true.  The only catch? You’ll have to get vaccinated. The ‘Race to End Covid’ vaccination drive is DPH’s latest scheme to convince vaccine-hesitant Delawareans to get the jab.  Individuals who pre-register to …

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. …