DPH: 93 new COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations fall to 58

Delaware’s Division of Public Health (DPH) reported 93 additional confirmed COVID-19 cases on Sunday and no new deaths attributable to the virus. DPH also reported 58 people were currently hospitalized due to the virus, down from Saturday’s 65, of whom 10 were in critical condition. Although New Castle County has the highest volume of people […]

Overdoses a growing concern in Delaware amid virus

As COVID-19 continues to unravel across the state and country, Delaware is facing a second challenge to overcome — a spike in overdoses. “So we’ve been watching this very closely, particularly because we know that COVID-19 is affecting people’s emotional and physical wellbeing, particularly those who are suffering from financial consequences and then also have […]

Couple shares COVID’s impact on adoption process

Editor’s note: Due to the sensitive nature of the adoption process, the Delaware State News is withholding the teenager’s name, the adoption agency and some details of her situation. DOVER — Dr. Jesse Riggin paces in an empty room. He stares at blue walls and sees the ocean. The 38-year-old chiropractor looks at the yellow […]

DPH: 83 new COVID-19 cases, no new attributable deaths

On Saturday, Delaware’s Division of Public Health (DPH) reported an additional 83 positive cases of COVID-19 and no new deaths attributable to the virus. There are currently 65 hospitalizations, up eight from yesterday. Of those hospitalized, 13 are in critical condition. The number of Delawareans who have passed away due to complications stemming from COVID-19 […]

US bets on untested company to deliver COVID-19 vaccine

When precious vats of COVID-19 vaccine are finally ready, jabbing the lifesaving solution into the arms of Americans will require hundreds of millions of injections. As part of its strategy to administer the vaccine as quickly as possible, the Trump administration has agreed to invest more than half a billion in tax dollars in ApiJect […]

DPH: 121 additional positive COVID-19 cases, no new deaths

DPH: 121 additional positive COVID-19 cases, no new deaths Delaware State News SMYRNA — Delaware’s Division of Public Health on Friday reported 121 additional positive cases of COVID-19 and no new deaths as of 6 p.m. Thursday. In addition, 58 individuals are currently hospitalized due to COVID-19 in Delaware, 11 of whom are critically ill. […]

Oxygen already runs low as COVID-19 surges in South Africa

JOHANNESBURG — The coronavirus storm has arrived in South Africa, but in the overflowing COVID-19 wards the sound is less of a roar than a rasp. Medical oxygen is already low in hospitals at the new epicenter of the outbreak, Gauteng province, home to the power centers of Johannesburg and the capital, Pretoria. Health Minister […]

Group’s data model shows worsening coronavirus situation in Del.

DOVER — As the Division of Public Health announced two new deaths and 69 additional positive cases in its daily COVID-19 update Thursday, a nonprofit warned of a potentially worsening situation in Delaware based on its most recent data model. Citing information gathered through Wednesday, the nonprofit CovidActNow organization maintained that the First State is […]

Corrections department provides COVID-19 update

DOVER – The Delaware Department of Correction continues to aggressively test, trace, clean and treat to combat inmate COVID-19 cases at Sussex Correctional Institution in Georgetown. Last week, the DOC announced that after six weeks with no inmates testing positive for COVID-19 in any of the state’s correctional facilities, a cluster of inmate cases was identified at SCI, the first inmate cases at […]

Americans face testing delays as virus surges

AUSTIN, Texas — With a cough and shortness of breath, it took Austin, Texas, resident Sam Lee three tries to get a COVID-19 test last month. The first time, he showed up an hour before the public testing site was set to close and was told they had reached capacity. He was turned away from […]