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. …

Town Square LIVE Weekly Review – September 9, 2021

Sonja Frey Town Square Live, Weekly Review

Hover over the image below and a gray bar pops up at the bottom—scroll through the pdf, use direction arrows, zoom in or out, download the PDF, or view in full-screen mode. This Week’s Top Headlines Include: Community SIW wastes no time starting to rebuild farm stand Brandywine Festival of Arts makes sure shoppers are well-fed Fort Delaware to get …

Fueled by Delta, Delaware’s COVID cases continue to surge

Betsy Price Headlines, Health

  Delaware’s COVID-19 cases, deaths and hospitalizations continue to rapidly rise with more than 354 new cases a day, as of Thursday. The previous Thursday, it was 303 per day, according to a press release from the Division of Public Health. In the last week, the state also reported 210 hospitalizations, up 45 from last week, and 24 deaths. Some …

State starts breaking COVID-19 case data down by vaccination status

Betsy Price Headlines, Health

  As Delaware’s daily new COVID-19 cases top 300, the Department of Public Health now is breaking down data according to whether the sick person is vaccinated or not. The state report Friday follows national trends of health departments and even individual hospitals across the country doing the same thing. Public Health reported Friday that the number of daily COVID …

Nemours doc predicts surge after schools open; test materials to run out

Betsy Price Education, Headlines, Health

While COVID-19 usually causes mild cases in children, it can cause serious illness or death and there is no way to predict who will get hit hard, a Nemours doctor says   Communities can expect a surge of new COVID-19 cases two weeks after children go back to school, says a Nemours Children’s Health System doctor. The country also will …

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State to mandate masks in all schools, state facilities; more rules to come

Charles Megginson Education, Headlines, Health

Delaware will require all school teachers, students and staff to wear masks indoors, even for sports.     Gov. John Carney said Tuesday that masks must be worn in all public, private and parochial schools, as well as childcare homes and centers for those over the age of 2.. Carney also said state employees and visitors to state facilities must …

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New COVID-19 cases continue climb as Delta variant spreads

Betsy Price Headlines, Health

Many libraries say they are out of the Abbott at-home COVID-19 test kits that they were giving away this week.   Delaware’s new COVID-19 cases continue to climb, with an average of 147 new cases on Thursday, That’s up from 20 new cases a day on June 20, the low point before the Delta variant began to prey on the …

UD, WilmU, DelTech to require students to wear face masks in fall

Daniel Larlham Jr. Education, Headlines, Health

    The University of Delaware, Wilmington University and Delaware Technical Community College have changed their face mask policies for fall. The federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently recommended both the vaccinated and unvaccinated wear masks indoors, especially in areas where the Delta variant is spreading rapidly.  “To protect everyone in our community, Wilmington University has revised our …

Town Square LIVE Weekly Review – August 5, 2021

Sonja Frey Town Square Live, Weekly Review

Hover over the image below and a gray bar pops up at the bottom. From here, you can scroll through the pdf, forward and backward, zoom in or out in 10% increments, download the PDF, or view in full-screen mode. This Week’s Top Headlines Include: Community Pike Creek auto center, restaurant exchange punches via funny signs Couple ends 50-states-by-age-of-50 quest …

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, …