Delaware COVID hospitalizations highest since May 26

DOVER — The number of individuals in Delaware hospitals with COVID-19 was at 195 as of Wednesday at 6 p.m., according to the Delaware Division of Public Health’s daily update on Thursday. Hospitalizations increased by 12 compared to the day prior. They are at their highest level since May 26 when there were 196 hospitalized. […]

Bridgeville, Laurel highlight COVID hot spots

WILMINGTON — Bridgeville and Laurel posted the highest percentage of positive COVID-19 tests last week and highlight the Delaware Division of Public Health’s list of areas with elevated rates. Both western Sussex had 11.7% of COVID-19 tests be positive for the week of Nov. 14 to Nov. 20, according to numbers provided by the state’s […]

DPH announces three new COVID-19 deaths, 300 positive cases

The Delaware Division of Public Health reported three new COVID-19 related deaths in Wednesday’s daily update, bringing the state’s COVID-19 death toll to 760. Each county recorded one death with one each coming from New Castle County, Kent County and Sussex County. The three individuals ranged in age from 75-years-old to 84-years-old. All three of […]

Gov. Carney formally extends State of Emergency for COVID-19

WILMINGTON — Gov. John Carney on Wednesday formally extended the state of emergency declaration another 30 days to confront community spread of COVID-19. “We are in a resurgence, and we need to stay vigilant to limit the spread of this virus,” Gov. Carney said in a statement. “Let’s not erase the progress we’ve made over […]

Delaware COVID testing sites seeing increase in visits over last 10 days

WILMINGTON — COVID-19 community pop-up testing site visits increased by 40% in the last 10 days according to information provided by the state, a rise that has led to increased wait times and longer turnarounds for results. State officials are encouraging patience and asking those looking to get tested to preregister when possible. The state […]

Inmate COVID cases take big jump

SMYRNA — Positive COVID-19 cases at James T. Vaughn Correctional Center skyrocketed from 45 to 174 in a recent five-day span, according to an update Tuesday. The Delaware Department of Correction reported that 155 COVID-19-positive inmates at Vaughn were asymptomatic as of Tuesday morning and 19 were experiencing symptoms. The numbers were 21 and 24, […]

Seaford Christmas parade called off

SEAFORD — There has been an abrupt reversal in Downtown Seaford Association’s plans for a “reverse” Christmas parade, as the event slated for Dec. 5 has been canceled. Earlier this fall, the DSA announced plans to hold a reverse parade in the downtown High Street district, where parade entries would be stationery and spectators would […]

More data added to Delaware virus website; cases, testing up

DOVER — Citizens tracking COVID-19 progression in Delaware will find more detailed data on the state’s My Healthy Community Dashboard, from the spike in positive cases per 100,000 released Monday, to the percentage of positive tests in specific ZIP codes outlined on a map and the number of tests performed daily. As positive cases are […]

Two more youths at Stevenson House test positive for COVID

MILFORD — Two additional youths residing at Stevenson House Detention Center have tested positive for coronavirus, the Department of Services for Children, Youth and Their Families announced Monday, bringing the total secure care youth cases to four. The department said it received the test results over the weekend and immediately initiated cleaning and notification protocol […]

Third major COVID-19 vaccine shown to be effective and cheaper

LONDON (AP) — Drugmaker AstraZeneca said Monday that late-stage trials showed its COVID-19 vaccine is highly effective, buoying the prospects of a relatively cheap, easy-to-store product that may become the vaccine of choice for the developing world. The results are based on an interim analysis of trials in the U.K. and Brazil of a vaccine […]