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, …

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ChristianaCare to require staff vaccinations; only system so far to do it

Charles Megginson Business, Headlines, Health

Christiana Care will require all employees to be vaccinated.   Delaware’s largest healthcare network has provided employees an ultimatum: be vaccinated against COVID-19 or be fired.  ChristianaCare, which is also the state’s largest private employer, operates hospitals in Newark, Wilmington and Elkton, Maryland, as well as smaller practices throughout Delaware and Pennsylvania.  The company will require all employees, residents, students, …

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 …

Town Square LIVE Weekly Review – July 22, 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 With weekend Artisan Market a success, Winterthur plans to do it again State Fair …

The number of people in Delaware to have died from COVID-19 has topped 1,000.d has died from COVID-19.day night that 11,274 doses of COVID-19 vaccine had been administered.

Public Health: Delta variant is dominant strain of virus in Delaware

Charles Megginson Headlines, Health

The Delta variant of COVID-19 is causing a rising number of cases.   The COVID-19 delta variant is now the predominant strain of the coronavirus in Delaware, The Division of Public Health said in a Friday press release.  Variants are mutations of the virus, including changes to the spikes on the surface of the virus. Some variants are more transmissible …

Town Square LIVE Weekly Review – July 15, 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 Winterthur’s new Artisan Market honors fine craftsmanship (and farming) New Bear Drive In will …

Delaware COVID-19 cases drift up a bit; vaccines up, too

Betsy Price Headlines, Health

  The state’s COVID-19 Data Dashboard for Wednesday.   Delaware’s COVID-19 numbers have crept up slightly in the last 10 days. Tuesday’s state dashboard said the state is now averaging 27 new cases per day over the last week with a testing rate of 1.5%. That’s up from an average daily case rate of 14.1 the week of June 19-25, …

Delaware expects to get Johnson & Johnson vaccine as early as March 5.

Delaware hits 70% vaccination mark before Fourth of July

Betsy Price Headlines, Health

Gov. John Carney and the state’s top public health officer on Thursday hailed Delaware hitting the federal goal of 70% of those eligible getting at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine before the Fourth of July. “That’s a big deal,” said Gov. John Carney in a press release. “It’s why we’re beating this virus and moving past this pandemic after …

Carney ends weekly press conferences about COVID-19

Daniel Larlham Jr. Headlines, Health

  In Gov. John Carney’s last weekly COVID-19 press briefing, state officials announced that the average life expectancy has gone down because of the virus and that pharmacies have been doing a larger part of vaccination over the last month.  Carney said last week that with a rising number of vaccinations and declining number of cases, and with his emergency …

State narrows gap between stats and Fourth of July vaccination goal

Betsy Price Headlines, Health

  Delaware is sitting at 69.8% of the eligible population vaccinated.   Delaware is thisclose to making its Fourth of July goal to give at least one dose of vaccine to 70% of those eligible to take them. The state said in a press release Monday afternoon that according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 69.8% of Delawareans …