DPH cautions older Delawareans to take extra care

SMYRNA — With emphasis on protecting senior citizens and other vulnerable, high-risk individuals from the COVID-19 spread, Delaware’s Division of Public Health is urging everyone to act as if they are carriers of the coronavirus. “I keep hearing stories about individuals who are in their 70s and 80s, getting together for parties. The reality is […]

High blood pressure and COVID-19

DALLAS — Many people have concerns about staying healthy during the COVID-19 pandemic. Those with a chronic condition such as high blood pressure — a reading above 130/80 — may face an increased risk for severe complications if they get the virus. With nearly half of Americans dealing with high blood pressure, the American Heart […]

600,000 masks to arrive in Delaware

NEWARK — A truckload of approximately 600,000 ear-loop face masks will arrive in Delaware today. The masks come from protective garment distributor and Delaware resident George Gianforcaro, who received the shipments thanks to a long-standing relationship with an overseas distributor, according to U.S. Sen. Chris Coons’ office. The delivery is one of four shipments of […]

Couple gives $50,000 to help Beebe with in-house COVID-19 testing

LEWES — Scott and Tracy Sipprelle gave $50,000 to Beebe’s COVID-19 response efforts. The couple, who own a home in Lewes, wanted to support Beebe in an effort to allow the healthcare system to purchase the necessary technology and testing equipment that would allow Beebe to test for COVID-19 at the Margaret H. Rollins Lewes […]

Three new deaths, 214 total COVID-19 cases in Delaware

DOVER – The Delaware Division of Public Health (DPH) announced three additional fatalities in Delaware related to coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) and reported that there have been 214 total laboratory-confirmed cases in the state since March 11. In total, five Delawareans have passed away due to complications from COVID-19. The most recent deaths involve a […]

Shelter in Place ordered for DAFB starting Tuesday

DOVER – Col. Matthew Jones, 436th Airlift Wing commander, has issued a Shelter in Place order for Dover Air Force Base, effective Tuesday at 8 a.m. and lasting through May 15, due to the evolving COVID-19 situation in Delaware. This follows Delaware Gov. John Carney’s Shelter in Place order issued Sunday for the state. All […]

Cleaning always at the forefront at state-run hospitals

DOVER — While spearheading the reaction to spreading coronavirus worldwide, Delaware’s state government health professionals must stay healthy too. That means maintaining the safety of whoever Department of Health and Social Services staff contacts as well. About 44 full-time equivalent employees clean state-run nursing homes — the Governor Bacon Health Center in Delaware City and […]

Hospitals tighten visitation rules as coronavirus total hits 30

DOVER — The state announced four more coronavirus cases Thursday, bringing the official total to 30. Those cases involve four people from Kent County and three from Sussex County. The remainder are from New Castle. The individuals range in age from 14 to 80. The Division of Public Health said Wednesday one of the Kent […]

Bayhealth implements new temporary visitor restriction

DOVER — Bayhealth announced new temporary visitor restriction policies during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic that go into effect Thursday at 8 p.m. The policies follow guidelines established by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, The new policies are as follows: •Bayhealth Hospital, Kent and Sussex Campuses will accept no visitors. Exceptions will be made […]

Coronavirus cases hit 30

DOVER — There are now 30 officially reported coronavirus cases in Delaware. As of 12:15 Thursday, the count had climbed from 26. Twenty-three of the cases are in New Castle County, with four in Kent and three in Sussex. The Division of Public Health said Wednesday one of the Kent County residents was critically ill. […]

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