State administers 9,000 vaccine doses during Dover weekend event

DOVER — The state’s three-day COVID-19 vaccination event at the Delaware Division of Motor Vehicles facility in Dover ended with around 9,000 doses of vaccine administered, some controversy and many lessons learned. After confusion arose surrounding Saturday’s event, where individuals showed up uninvited and received vaccines, the Delaware Division of Public Health tightened screening protocols […]

Fears including COVID prison outbreaks spark proposed task force

DOVER — After hearing from “dozens” of inmates and advocates, a state lawmaker hopes to file a resolution this week that would establish a task force to study how the Delaware Department of Correction is handling COVID-19. Rep. Sean Lynn, a Dover Democrat, said Monday he plans to officially introduce the measure soon in hopes […]

Vaccine given to ineligible people at Delaware drive-thru

DOVER — Delaware residents who are not currently eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine nevertheless received it at a mass vaccination event attended by Gov. John Carney, according to state officials. The Division of Public Health said after Saturday’s vaccination event that screening would be “tightened” for vaccination events on Sunday and Monday, and those not […]

Select group of 65 and over included in weekend vaccinations

DOVER — Emotionally, Karen Mclellan is “very happy and relieved” after having been vaccinated. Physically, her arm hurts a bit. “I was extremely excited to be able to finally get the vaccine,” she said Sunday, a day after getting her first dose. Ms. Mclellan was one of the many vaccinated this weekend, attending a drive-thru […]

COVID hospitalizations increase by nine

DOVER — Hospitalizations increased slightly Sunday after trending downward during the past week, according to data released by the state Sunday. Hospitalizations increased to 450, up nine from the day previous, with 57 Delawareans listed as critically ill (an increase of three from the day previous). The data is as of Saturday at 6 p.m. […]

Small number of seniors vaccinated to ‘test the logistics’ ahead of Phase 1B

DOVER — A small number of those 65 and older were vaccinated Saturday ahead of Phase 1B to test out distribution as the state looks ahead to the next phase, officials said. “The select group of 65 and over was included to help with a test of a technology project that will be used to […]

State announces 14 COVID deaths

DOVER — Fourteen additional deaths due to COVID-19 were announced by the state Saturday. Eight deaths come from a review of vital statistics records from December. Of those who have passed, 10 were from New Castle County, three were from Sussex and one was from Kent, according to information released by the Division of Public […]

State: Information coming soon on Phase 1B vaccinations

WILMINGTON — As state officials plan their sprint to provide the COVID-19 vaccine to the state’s first phase, Phase 1A, vaccinations for Phase 1B are on the horizon, possibly by the end of the month. While it’s not Phase 1B’s turn just yet, Dr. Karyl Rattay, the director of the Delaware Division of Public Health, […]

Sussex COVID hospitalizations reach record high

DOVER — Delaware’s statewide COVID-19 hospitalizations fell from its record-setting mark but Sussex County’s numbers are still on the rise. The Delaware Division of Public Health reported an all-time high of 118 COVID-19 hospitalizations in Sussex County in Thursday’s update, reflecting data as of Wednesday at 6 p.m. The state’s total number of COVID-19 hospitalizations […]

State officials on the lookout for COVID-19 variant

WILMINGTON — Delaware Division of Public Health officials are keeping their eyes peeled for the emerging variant of the COVID-19 virus. “We are certainly looking for it,” said DPH Director Dr. Karyl Rattay. “We have not found the variant yet.” The new variant of the virus was first discovered in the United Kingdom and has […]