Largest increase yet in virus cases: State total climbs from 393 to 450 in one day

DOVER — Delaware saw its largest day-to-day increase in official coronavirus cases Friday, climbing from 393 to 450. The death total also rose from 12 to 14. Unfortunately for Delawareans, the count is only going to keep growing — and fast, with the peak expected in the next two weeks, according to Gov. John Carney. […]

Commentary: Our health and our waterways: We are not protected

Commentary

By Nan Zamorski We are not protected from the novel COVID-19 virus.  The first infections in December, 2019, were linked to an illegal live-animal market in Wuhan, China, where wild animals are sold for meat. Endangered animals are often included in these markets that are common throughout Asia.  Scientists are scrambling to develop treatments for […]

Tighter restrictions imposed: Compliance needed to protect most vulnerable, state health officials say

SMYRNA — To further protect Delaware’s high-risk population and because leaders said residents aren’t following emergency orders, Gov. John Carney Wednesday banned public gatherings of more than 10 and vowed to enforce the restrictions in place. Delaware had 49 new coronavirus cases, including one death, on Wednesday, bringing laboratory-confirmed cases to 368 and deaths to […]

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 […]

Carney: Out-of-state travelers must self-quarantine

WILMINGTON — Gov. John Carney on Sunday signed the seventh modification to his State of Emergency declaration, ordering all out-of-state travelers into Delaware to immediately self-quarantine for 14 days to fight the spread of COVID-19. Under Sunday’s order, anyone who enters Delaware from another state must immediately self-quarantine for 14 days. The 14-day period is […]

‘On the front lines of a war’: Nurses describe life during pandemic

When Annamarie Flick gets home, she has a station set up in her garage, with a laundry basket and hand sanitizer. She changes her clothes and wipes down her phone. Her shoes and work bag stay outside. “Nothing comes in anymore, just to try to keep everything safe,” she said. Ms. Flick is a registered […]

DPH announces first coronavirus-related death of Delaware resident

The Delaware Division of Public Health (DPH) is confirming the first coronavirus disease (COVID-19) related fatality in the state of Delaware.  The deceased is an 66-year-old male from Sussex County who passed away while hospitalized out of state. DPH officials say the individual had underlying health conditions and was critically ill. The source of his […]

Delaware coronavirus cases increase to 119; DPH modifies some services

SMYRNA – The Delaware Division of Public Health (DPH) announced Wednesday that number of coronavirus cases in the state now sits at 119 total, with 79 in New Castle County, 14 in Kent and 26 in Sussex. The most recent statistics were posted at 5 p.m. With several modifications to protect the health of the […]

Delaware moves primary, suspends evictions, foreclosures as coronavirus cases move to 104

DOVER — Gov. John Carney announced Tuesday the state will suspend evictions and foreclosures during the ongoing coronavirus outbreak and will move its presidential primary election from April 28 to June 2. Issued as part of the sixth update to a state of emergency first declared on March 12, the order also prohibits both landlords […]

Delaware congressional delegation not tested for coronavirus

DOVER — Although at least one U.S. senator and two representatives have contracted the coronavirus, none of the members of Delaware’s congressional delegation have been tested. As of Monday, none of the three had any symptoms or reason to believe they had come in close contact with someone carrying it, according to their offices. Due […]