11 new COVID deaths but hospitalizations keep falling as Delaware prepares for Monday reopening

DOVER — Delaware announced 11 new deaths stemming from COVID-19 Friday as it prepares to take its biggest step yet in reopening. Despite seeing the most fatalities in one day since May 16, the latest update does indicate the virus’ spread is indeed slowing, with hospitalization admissions and new positive cases trending down. There was […]

Just one new coronavirus-related death in Delaware as spread seems to be slowing

DOVER — Delaware announced one new coronavirus death on Thursday, the smallest total for a single day in 17 days. The state now stands at 345 deaths and 9,171 cases. The number of hospitalizations continues to decline and, as of 6 p.m. Wednesday, was at 192, the lowest in slightly more than six weeks. According […]

All three casinos reopening with strict limits June 1

DOVER — All three of Delaware’s casinos will reopen with strict limits Monday as part of the next big step in Delaware’s reopening process. Chiefly, only slots will be available for gaming and all visitors must have their temperatures checked before entering. The establishments have been closed since mid-March due to coronavirus, but with Gov. […]

Nearly 4,700 more unemployment claims bring total since COVID outbreak to 100,000

DOVER — Delaware saw an additional 4,651 unemployment claims last week, bringing the total of claims submitted over the past two-plus months to 100,475. That’s slightly more than three times the number of claims the state received in all of 2019, according to the Delaware Department of Labor. Delaware set a new record in April […]

Senate holds first virtual meeting

DOVER — The state Senate on Wednesday approved a resolution authorizing the chamber to meet virtually. The vote follows the House approving the same measure the day before. Because of COVID-19, the full General Assembly has not met in person in four months. This week’s online sessions represent the first time the General Assembly has […]

Nine new deaths but otherwise positive indicators in latest COVID update

DOVER — Delaware announced nine fatalities related to COVID-19 Wednesday, bringing the total so far to 344. There have been 9,096 cases, including 30 new ones, which represents one of the smallest single-day totals in two months. However, the nine new deaths are the most announced for one day in 11 days. Still, there’s good […]

Delaware House holds first virtual session

DOVER — The Delaware of House of Representatives made history in just 20 minutes Tuesday. Members of the chamber took part in the first virtual legislative session in state history, yet another reminder of how COVID-19 has altered our world. The chamber, which has not met in person in four months, convened briefly to approve […]

State lifting stay-at-home order and some other bans June 1

DOVER — Gov. John Carney on Tuesday announced the state will lift the stay-at-home order June 1, although Delawareans are still encouraged not to venture out unnecessarily. June 1 will see more than its fair share of changes: In addition to a previously announced reopening of many businesses, that day will also mark the end […]

Delaware House holds first virtual session

DOVER — The Delaware of House of Representatives made history in just 20 minutes Tuesday. Members of the chamber took part in the first virtual legislative session in state history, yet another reminder of how COVID-19 has altered our world. The chamber, which has not met in person in four months, convened briefly to approve […]

Delaware’s COVID-19 total surpasses 9,000

DOVER — Delaware’s coronavirus total is over 9,000. The state announced 101 additional cases Tuesday, bringing the count over the past two-and-a-half months to 9,066. According to the Division of Public Health, there were 335 deaths, including three new ones, as of 6 p.m. Monday. DPH said 201 people were hospitalized, the smallest total in […]