COVID hospitalizations over 400; here’s where to be tested week of Dec. 20

While Delaware’s positive case numbers are declining a bit,  hospitalizations are above 400 with 68 of those critical.

Although Delaware started vaccinating healthcare workers this week, the case load continues to worry health officials, particularly the rising number of hospitalizations.

With 407 people hospitalized with COVID-19, and so many critical, the state is reaching the 450-bed limit that health officials have said are available for COVID-19 patients.

The Delaware Department of Public Health said in a press release Friday that the state is nearly 50,000 positive cases, for a total of 49,109 since March. New cases have average 764 a day over a seven-day stretch, steady from last week’s release.

The seven-day average for the percentage of persons who tested positive dropped one point to 21.9% as of Thursday. The average of positives in total tests stayed steady at 9.7%.

A total of 854 Delawareans have died from COVID-19.

 

More Walgreens to test

The State of Delaware’s partnership with Walgreens is adding eight new drive-through testing sites across the state. Four opened Wednesday and four will open Monday, Dec. 21.

Already open are:

  • 2121 Kirkwood Highway, Wilmington, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., Monday-Saturday; 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., Sunday
  • 500 Plaza Drive, Newark, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., Monday-Saturday
  • 5999 Summit Bridge Road, Townsend, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., Monday-Saturday; 11 a.m. – 3 p.m., Sunday
  • 2480 S. Dupont Highway, Camden, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., Monday-Saturday; 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., Sunday.

Opening Monday are:

  • 2012 Brackenville Road, Hockessin, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., Monday-Saturday; 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., Sunday.
  • 536 Main Street, Wilmington (Stanton), 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., Monday-Saturday
  • 19 Marrows Road, Newark, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., Monday-Saturday; 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., Sunday
  • 372 Possum Park Road, Newark, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., Monday-Saturday

These new sites are in addition to 14 testing sites operated by Walgreens, as well as 11 other permanent testing sites – five State Service Center sites and six Public Health clinics – available throughout the state.

 

New Castle pop-up testing

Monday, Dec. 21 from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.: Frawley Stadium (801 Shipyard Drive, Wilmington) Register: delaware.curativeinc.com
Monday, Dec. 21 from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.: Prices Run Park (Winchester Park, 26th and Pine Streets, Wilmington)  Walk up only. Register: delaware.curativeinc.com
Tuesday, Dec. 22 from 2 p.m. – 6 p.m.: Judy Johnson Park (W. 3rd St. and N. Clayton St., Wilmington)  Walk up only. Register: delaware.curativeinc.com
Tuesday, Dec. 22 from 1 p.m. – 6 p.m.: William Penn High School (713 E Basin Road, New Castle) Register: delaware.curativeinc.com
Wednesday, Dec. 23 from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.: Henrietta Johnson Medical Center (601 New Castle Ave., Wilmington) Register by calling: 302-655-6187
Wednesday, Dec. 23 from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.: Middletown High School (120 Silver Lake Road, Middletown) Register: delaware.curativeinc.com
Wednesday, Dec. 23 from 12 p.m. – 4 p.m.: ChristianaCare Wilmington Hospital, 601 Parking Lot (601 Delaware Ave., Wilmington) Register: delaware.curativeinc.com
Wednesday, Dec. 23 from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.: Thomas McKean High School (301 McKennans Church Road, Wilmington) Register: delaware.curativeinc.com
Wednesday, Dec. 23 from 5 p.m. – 7 p.m.: Henrietta Johnson Medical Center (601 New Castle Ave., Wilmington) Register: delaware.curativeinc.com
Thursday, Dec. 24 from 12 p.m. – 5 p.m.: Henrietta Johnson Medical Center (601 New Castle Ave., Wilmington) Register: delaware.curativeinc.com
Saturday, Dec. 26 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.: New Castle County Government Center (87 Reads Way, New Castle) Register: delaware.curativeinc.com
Saturday, Dec. 26 from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.: University of Delaware STAR Campus (540 S College Ave., Newark) Register: delaware.curativeinc.com
Saturday, Dec. 26 from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.: Henrietta Johnson Medical Center (601 New Castle Ave., Wilmington) Register: delaware.curativeinc.com

 

Kent County pop-up sites

Tuesday, Dec. 22 from 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.: Smyrna Police Department (325 W Glenwood Ave., Smyrna) Register: delaware.curativeinc.com
Tuesday, Dec. 22 from 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.: Caesar Rodney High School (239 Old North Road, Camden) Register: delaware.curativeinc.com
Tuesday, Dec, 22 from 3 p.m. – 7 p.m.: South Dover Elementary (955 South State St., Dover) Register: South Dover Elementary Mako Location (*Print the page with the bar code and bring with you to the testing site)
Wednesday, Dec. 23 from 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.: Dover Library (35 Loockerman Plaza, Dover) Register: delaware.curativeinc.com
Wednesday, Dec. 23 from 3 p.m. – 7 p.m.: Smyrna Middle School (700 Duck Creek Parkway, Smyrna) Register: Smyrna Middle School Mako Location (*Print the page with the bar code and bring with you to the testing site)
Saturday, Dec. 26 from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.: Harrington Fire Department (20 Clark St., Harrington) Register: delaware.curativeinc.com

 

Sussex County pop-up sites

Tuesday, Dec. 22 from 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.: Epworth UM Church (19285 Holland Glade Road, Rehoboth Beach) Register: delaware.curativeinc.com
Tuesday, Dec. 22 from 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.: Indian River High School (29772 Armory Road, Dagsboro) Register: delaware.curativeinc.com
Wednesday, Dec. 23 from 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.: Blades Fire Co. (200 E 5th St., Blades) Register: delaware.curativeinc.com
Saturday, Dec. 26 from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.: Ellendale Fire Department (302 Main St., Ellendale) Register: delaware.curativeinc.com

Anyone with a question about COVID-19, whether related to medical or social service needs, should call Delaware 2-1-1.

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