COVID cases, hospitalizations rise about 50% in last month, still low

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The daily average number of COVID-19 cases in Delaware has risen by 50% in the last month, but is still miniscule compared to the thousands per day in January. As of Thursday, the number of daily new cases, averaged over seven days, was 157.1, up from 94 on March 25. The number of hospitalizations was 25 Thursday, up 10 from …

Delaware's flu season has been very mild this year.

Kent woman becomes state’s first flu death of 21-22 season

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The Department of Public Health announced the first flu death of the year Tuesday. A 54-year-0ld Kent County woman became the first person in Delaware to die of the flu this season, the Delaware Division of Public Health announced Tuesday. She had underlying health conditions and was not vaccinated before dying of influenza A, the division said. It does not …

COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations continue to drop in Delaware

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The number of new COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations continued to decline this week in Delaware. As of Thursday, Jan. 27, the Delaware Division of Public Health said the state has had a 57% decrease in the seven-day average of new positive cases reported since the peak of the surge on Jan. 12, 2022. It also reported: The total number of …

Delaware sees 1,000+ new COVID-19 cases four days in a row

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Delaware broke its all-time record for new daily cases of COVID-19. One day later, it broke the record again. Photo by Sam Johnson/Pixabay. The day after Delaware broke its all-time record for new daily cases of COVID-19, the record was broken again. On Christmas Eve, 1,587 Delawareans tested positive for the virus. The previous state record was 1,393 on Dec. …

Delaware sees 1,000+ new COVID-19 cases four days in a row

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Delaware broke its all-time record for new daily cases of COVID-19. One day later, it broke the record again. Photo by Sam Johnson/Pixabay. The day after Delaware broke its all-time record for new daily cases of COVID-19, the record was broken again. On Christmas Eve, 1,587 Delawareans tested positive for the virus. The previous state record was 1,393 on Dec. …

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Greenwood fox tests positive for rabies; bitten resident starts treatment

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The Delaware Division of Public Health wants anyone who thinks they or their animals may have been in contact with a rabid fox in Greenwood to call the state, Photo by Steffie Wacker/Pexels   A fox in the Greenwood area has tested positive for rabies after biting a human Friday.  The incident occurred on Friday, Sept. 3 in the vicinity …

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State tells unvaccinated people to test weekly; testing kits now at libraries

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This Abbott Laboratories at-home COVID-19 test kit is available at Delaware libraries. The state of Delaware is recommending that unvaccinated people get tested weekly for the COVID-19 virus. In a press release issued Tuesday, the state also said those who are not vaccinated should be tested five to seven days after being exposed to someone with COVID-19 and that they …

Delaware schools plan to help students with summer and other programs.

State pays $15 million for COVID testing company to work with schools

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A new program will check teaches and students for COVID-19, even if they don’t have symptoms.   Delaware will pay $15 million for the Quidel Corp. to provide routine COVID-19 testing, processing and reporting for Delaware teachers and students who have no virus symptoms. In many cases, a Delaware Division of Public Health press release said, Quidel’s rapid antigen tests …

The state said Friday that the first Delaware child has died from COVID-19.

Delaware announces first child has died from COVID-19

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With new COVID-19 cases trending up after the December holidays, Delaware health officials have announced a child has died from COVID-19. It’s the first pediatric death and involved a child under the age of 5 from New Castle County who also had “a significant number” of other conditions. The state said in a press release it would not release any …