Delaware health officials reveal contact tracing data

DOVER — The Department of Health and Social Services unveiled data for contact tracing Thursday, revealing a wealth of new information that offers a look at how successful efforts to contain COVID-19 have been. Available online as part of the state’s coronavirus data dashboard, the information covers the start of Delaware’s contact tracing program on […]

Police accountability task force holds initial meeting

DOVER — A group created by lawmakers earlier this summer to review police conduct in the wake of national outrage and protests held its first meeting today. The session, held online, served simply as an introduction to the process, with the chairmen laying out a broad goal and plan. The Law Enforcement Accountability Task Force, […]

Lawmaker takes issue with state of emergency renewal

DOVER — Gov. John Carney on Wednesday announced a fifth extension of the state of emergency that has been in place since March due to COVID. The state of emergency was first issued on March 12, the day after Delaware’s fist coronavirus case. Delaware shut down and, for a time, was rolling back many restrictions […]

350 inmates recover from COVID

DOVER — The Department of Correction announced this week 350 inmates who tested positive for COVID-19 in July have recovered. Three hundred thirty of those inmates are from the Sussex Correctional Institution, which saw a major outbreak last month. All 20 inmates have also recovered from a cluster of cases at Morris Community Corrections Center […]

First woman to head Delaware National Guard dies

DOVER — Carol Timmons, head of the Delaware National Guard from 2017 to 2019, died Sunday. She was 62, according to the guard. A cause of death was not released. Maj. Gen. Timmons served as one of the first female combat pilots and the first female brigadier general and adjutant general in the Delaware National […]

Just 43 people hospitalized by COVID-19, smallest total since March

DOVER — Delaware saw no new COVID deaths Saturday, while just 43 people were hospitalized, the lowest total since March.According to data from the Delaware Division of Public Health, the state’s coronavirus count increased by 72 to 14,949. Officials have announced just one additional death in the past seven days, with the total sitting at […]

As expanded unemployment aid expires, what’s next for residents?

DOVER — Congress’ failure to agree to a coronavirus relief deal means the tens of thousands of Delawareans receiving expanded unemployment benefits are losing a large chunk of their weekly payments. Expanded unemployment benefits from the federal CARES Act ran out Friday, causing a loss of $600 a week for millions of Americans. The expiration […]

No new COVID deaths, state case count increases by 88

DOVER — Delaware’s coronavirus count increased by 88 to 14,877 on Friday, according to data from the Delaware Division of Public Health. Per DPH, 45 people were hospitalized as of 6 p.m. Friday, down from 69 two days prior. Eighteen of the individuals are in critical condition. The number of deaths remains at 585. The […]

Sen. McBride denies claims of residency issues ahead of primary election

DOVER — Long the subject of rumors about his residency, the highest-ranking member of the Senate is pushing back. President Pro Tempore David McBride, a New Castle Democrat who has represented the 13th Senatorial District since 1980, was recently accused of not actually living in his district. Sen. McBride, who has a primary challenge in […]

Rehoboth-Dewey Chamber of Commerce requests more help for businesses

DOVER — The Rehoboth Beach – Dewey Beach Chamber of Commerce is urging officials to provide greater clarity and consistency to businesses during the pandemic and is calling for additional state aid. In a letter sent to Gov. John Carney Tuesday, chamber President and CEO Carol Everhart expressed concerns that a host of businesses will […]