TidalHealth authorized to use new COVID-19 treatment

SALISBURY, Md. — Starting Tuesday, the TidalHealth health care system will become a regional referral site for the administration of a new type of COVID-19 treatment that drew attention when it was used to treat President Donald Trump. Bamlanivimab, a monoclonal antibody produced by Eli Lilly and Co., was granted emergency use authorization by the […]

COVID ‘long haulers’ face lingering symptoms

DOVER — Kristin Wheatley spent four days in the hospital and was home from work for the entirety of October after being infected with COVID-19 for three weeks in late September to mid-October. A month later, Ms. Wheatley is still feeling the lingering effects of the virus. “I never would have imagined I would be […]

COVID upticks continued this week

DOVER — Daily cases remain high, and hospitalizations and deaths continue to rise due to COVID-19, according to the Delaware Division of Public Health’s weekly update Friday. The number of new daily cases each day this week remained elevated with the seven-day average increasing to 472.9 as of Thursday at 6 p.m., according to DPH. […]

COVID vaccine could arrive in Delaware Dec. 11

WILMINGTON — The first batch of the COVID-19 vaccine could arrive in Delaware some time between Dec. 11 and 14, Delaware Division of Public Health Director Dr. Karyl Rattay said this week. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s Vaccine and Related Biological Products Advisory Committee is meeting Dec. 10 to look at a vaccine from […]

State to distribute extra monthly benefits as part of pandemic response

DOVER — The Delaware Division of Social Services will issue emergency benefits for November to eligible households as part of the state’s ongoing response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Benefits will be provided through the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program and two cash aid programs, Temporary Assistance for Needy Families and General Assistance. The SNAP emergency food […]

DPH reports 486 new COVID-19 cases

The Division of Public Health reported 486 new cases of COVID-19 statewide on Sunday. The organization also announced two new deaths, both of which were added to totals for days initially reported on earlier in the week. The individuals were both Sussex County residents aged 60 and 62. Both had underlying medical conditions and neither […]

COVID hospitalizations continue to climb in Delaware

DOVER — Delaware’s COVID-19 hospitalizations continue to climb and are now at the highest point since late May. The Delaware Division of Public Health reported 165 individuals hospitalized with the virus, reflecting data as of Wednesday at 6 p.m. That number increased by 12 compared to the day prior and is the most COVID-19 hospitalizations […]

Families adjust as DPH discourages gatherings, travel for Thanksgiving

If Delawareans follow the Division of Public Health’s advice surrounding holiday gatherings in the time of COVID-19, Thanksgiving will be very different this year. “We want to limit gathering to the greatest extent possible, and when we talk about Thanksgiving, gathering with people who already live in your home already is our recommendation,” said Dr. […]

DPH recommends no social gatherings after spike in COVID cases

DOVER — The Delaware Division of Public Health issued more recommendations after the state recorded its second highest number of new daily positive COVID-19 cases of all-time on Friday. The Delaware Division of Public Health announced 465 new positive cases of the virus in Friday’s report, which reflects data as of Thursday at 6 p.m. […]

Eight deaths reported in latest COVID update

DOVER — Eight new COVID-19 deaths were reported by the Delaware Division of Public Health on Thursday, bringing the state’s death toll during the pandemic to 732. Six of the most recent deaths were New Castle County residents while the other two were from Sussex County. The eight deaths ranged in age from 75 years […]