State’s positive COVID cases continue slight downward trend

DOVER — One new COVID-19 related death was announced on Thursday by the Delaware Division of Public Health (DPH) in its daily report, but statewide numbers continued a slight downward trend. The most recent death was a 65-year-old Kent County man who had a known underlying health condition, according to the DPH. The individual was […]

Anchor Project moves online in youth suicide prevention efforts

When she started the Anchor Project at Caesar Rodney High School, mental health therapist Christina Eilers wanted to channel the message that “we are all connected.” As with many things this year, the Anchor Project has had to evolve, but even with physical distance, the message of encouraging connecting students to resources remains the throughline. […]

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 […]

COVID rolling average falls but hospitalizations increase

DOVER — Delaware’s seven-day rolling average of percentage of positive COVID-19 tests fell for the first time in a week, but hospitalizations increased, according to the Delaware Division of Public Health’s (DPH) daily report on Thursday. There are currently 66 individuals hospitalized with the virus in Delaware — an increase of eight compared to the […]

Delaware’s COVID positive test rates continue to rise

DOVER — The Delaware Division of Public Health (DPH) announced two more COVID-19 related deaths on Monday amid statewide rising rates of positive tests for the virus. The two additional deaths push Delaware’s total to 617. Both individuals had underlying health conditions and were residents of long-term care facilities, according to the DPH. Residents of […]

Department of Public Health announces 123 new COVID cases, 2 new deaths

DOVER — Delaware’s Department of Public Health announced 123 new positive COVID-19 cases and two new deaths attributed to the virus on Sunday morning. The two people who died were both residents of Kent County. One was 64 and one was 72. Both had underlying health conditions and neither was a resident of a long-term […]

Delaware updating COVID reporting dashboard

DOVER — Due to a maintenance issue related to its electronic reporting system, the Delaware Division of Public Health (DPH) could not provide updated COVID-19 statistics on Wednesday. Those statistics, which would reflect data as of Tuesday at 6 p.m., will be published today, along with new statistics as of Wednesday at 6 p.m. The […]

Increase in COVID cases attributed to reporting issue

DOVER — The state announced one new COVID death on Sunday, bringing the total to 609. According to data from the Division of Public Health, there have been 18,043, an increase of 151 from the day before. However, DPH cautioned those cases did not all originate this weekend. “The Division of Public Health identified a […]

Delaware Division of Public Health reports 87 new COVID cases

DOVER — The Delaware Division of Public Health (DPH) announced 87 new positive COVID-19 cases in its daily report on Friday. The 87 new cases reflect data as of Thursday at 6 p.m. and increases the state’s total number of positive cases to 17,752. By county, New Castle County has seen the most cases with […]

Delaware positive COVID rate falls below 5%

DOVER — Delaware’s seven-day rolling average of percentage of positive COVID-19 tests has dropped back below the World Health Organization’s recommended mark of 5%, according to data released in the Delaware Division of Public Health’s (DPH) daily report on Thursday. The seven-day rolling average fell to 4.6% after the most recent day had a 3.9% […]