Sussex County man latest COVID-related death in Delaware

DOVER — The Delaware Division of Public Health announced one more COVID-19-related death on Wednesday, pushing the state’s death toll to 629. The DPH recorded 79 new positive cases of the virus in its daily report on Wednesday. Delaware has now seen a total of 19,830 positive cases, as of Tuesday at 6 p.m. The […]

Sussex Co. Haitians hit hard by COVID-19

The Haitian American population in Sussex County, which is growing rapidly, has been on the front lines of the COVID-19 epidemic in Delaware. “We lost so many Haitians,” said Nadya Julien, a Haitian-born nurse practitioner who owns Tabitha Medical Care in Laurel. “It was sad.” Ms. Julien, who came to the United States 21 years […]

Single-dose vaccine tested as US experts say no corners cut

WASHINGTON (AP) — A huge international study of a COVID-19 vaccine that aims to work with just one dose is getting underway as top U.S. health officials sought Wednesday to assure a skeptical Congress and public that they can trust any shots the government ultimately approves. Hopes are high that answers about at least one […]

Pop-up sites, home testing part of state’s plan

WILMINGTON — In addition to its 19 fixed COVID-19 testing sites statewide, the Delaware Emergency Management Agency is planning eight to 10 pop-up sites weekly to respond to outbreaks, DEMA Director A.J. Schall said Tuesday at a weekly COVID-19 press briefing. Those sites will change weekly based on data from the Delaware Division of Public […]

Milford school nurse featured in People magazine COVID article

MILFORD — Last week, a popular nurse at Milford’s Mispillion Elementary School got some national attention when she was featured in a People magazine article about returning to school in the COVID-19 era. Sue Smith has been working with the Milford School District for 25 years. This is her seventh year at Mispillion Elementary. “I […]

Capital nutrition supervisor awarded for work during pandemic

DOVER — For James Trower, connecting students with the meals they need is just part of his work every day as a child nutrition supervisor for the Capital School District. What he considers everyday work, however, earned him a spot among 30 school leaders and community members to be recognized in the “First Chance” Awards […]

State hoping to push number of COVID cases back down

WILMINGTON — As Delaware’s COVID-19 numbers have increased over the last couple of weeks, state officials are reminding the public the virus has not gone away. The Delaware Division of Public Health announced 93 new positive cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday, bringing the state’s total to 19,761. Delaware’s seven-day rolling average has stayed above the […]

‘Unfathomable’: US death toll from coronavirus hits 200,000

The U.S. death toll from the coronavirus topped 200,000 Tuesday, by far the highest in the world.“It is completely unfathomable that we’ve reached this point,” said Jennifer Nuzzo, a Johns Hopkins University public health researcher, eight months after the scourge first reached the world’s richest nation, with its state-of-the-art laboratories, top-flight scientists and stockpiles of […]

Six additional COVID-related deaths added to Delaware’s rolls

DOVER — As a result of a review of death certificate records, the Delaware Division of Public Health (DPH) reported six additional COVID-19-related deaths to the state’s official death toll, raising the total to 627. The six additional deaths occurred between April and August, according to the DPH. The six were not previously reported to […]

First State Animal Center to host pet food drive

CAMDEN — The effects of the COVID-19 pandemic have trickled down and put an unexpected financial burden on many who are finding it difficult to take care of their pets. Suddenly, paying for health care and purchasing food for animals has put a financial strain on parents of pets, particularly the elderly and those who […]