Halloween movie event to benefit Beebe

LEWES — On Saturday, the Revival House, Hudson Fields, and the Beebe Foundation will host another free outdoor movie event, “This is Halloween” to again benefit Beebe Medical Center in its ongoing efforts to help Sussex County during the COVID-19 pandemic. Food, music, artists, vendors, and safely distanced fun and entertainment will once again mark […]

FDA approves remdesivir for treatment of COVID-19

U.S. regulators on Thursday approved the first drug to treat COVID-19: remdesivir, an antiviral medicine given to hospitalized patients through an IV. The drug, which California-based Gilead Sciences Inc. is calling Veklury, cut the time to recovery by five days — from 15 days to 10 on average — in a large study led by […]

Delaware COVID hospitalizations fall below 100

DOVER — Delaware’s number of individuals hospitalized with COVID-19 fell below the 100-mark for the first time since Oct. 6, led by a drop in New Castle County and despite a continued rise in Sussex County. The Delaware Division of Public Health (DPH) reported 99 COVID-19 hospitalizations in its daily report on Wednesday, which reflects […]

Delaware officials see rise in Sussex coronavirus cases

WILMINGTON — As COVID-19 cases level off in New Castle County, the lower portion of the state is now seeing elevated levels of the virus. Sussex County is posting the highest positive case rates in the state and is experiencing a steady rise in hospitalizations. The county has had the highest rate of cases per […]

Milford schools to announce virus cases districtwide, target attendance

MILFORD — As more Milford School District students head back to school in person, the district plans to announce all COVID-19 cases districtwide. Meanwhile, administrators are also working to target attendance, and striving to connect with a “handful or more” of no-show students this year. As the district phases in more students to a hybrid […]

UPDATE: Delaware announces Health Care Relief Fund

This story has been updated with new information. WILMINGTON — The state is using $100 million of CARES Act money to create a Health Care Relief Fund to support Delaware health care providers through the COVID-19 crisis, Gov. John Carney and the Delaware Department of Health and Social Services announced on Tuesday. The fund will […]

UK to infect healthy volunteers in vaccine research trial

LONDON (AP) — U.K. researchers are preparing to infect healthy young volunteers with the virus that causes COVID-19, becoming the first to announce plans to use the controversial technique to study the disease and potentially speed up development of a vaccine that could help end the pandemic. This type of research, known as a human […]

Covid hospitalizations rise in Delaware, all school categories now ‘yellow’

DOVER — The number of individuals in Delaware hospitals with COVID-19 remained above the 100-mark for the 12th consecutive day, according to the Delaware Division of Public Health’s daily report on Monday. The state is averaging 11.1 daily hospitalizations per 100,000 people, which puts that category in the “yellow” for Delaware’s criteria to reopen schools. […]

Dover Public Library set to reopen Nov. 3

DOVER — The Dover Public Library, with the exception of offering curbside service to patrons, has sat mostly dormant since it was closed to the public on March 14 at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. However, it appears as if the library’s plan to reopen on Nov. 3 with limited hours and services will […]

Trump goes after Fauci, tries to buck up his campaign team

LAS VEGAS (AP) — President Donald Trump sought Monday to buck up his campaign staff two weeks from Election Day, dismissing the cautionary coronavirus advice of his scientific experts as well as polling showing him trailing Democratic rival Joe Biden across key battleground states. Trump was facing intense pressure to turn around his campaign, hoping […]