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COVID cases continue decline; state opens walk-up vaccine sites this weekend

Sites in Dover and Wilmington will offer walk-up/drive-up vaccines Saturday or Sunday

 

As the seven-day average of new positive cases continues to drop slowly, the state will open three walk-up/drive-up vaccine sites this weekend.

The average daily cases stood at 257.6 as of Thursday.  The percentage of people who test positive also dropped to 21.1%, and the percentage of tests that were positive dropped to 5.6%. The state wants that under 5%. The number of those hospitalized dropped two to 166, with 15 of those considered critical.

A higher percentage of the new cases are COVID variants believed to be more infectious. Random state lab checks have found 300 cases caused by the United Kingdom strain and 166 of the New York B.1.526 strain.

As of Friday, the state has had 104,405 positive cases, and 1,625 Delawareans have died from the virus.

COVID-19 vaccinations

While walk-in/drive-up vaccines will be available Saturday, May 1, and Sunday, May 2, registering is the best way to be sure there is a vaccine for  you. The three sites are:

  • Saturday, May 1 at Dover International Speedway.  10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Johnson & Johnson and Pfizer. Register here.
  • Saturday, May 1 at Howard High School of Technology, 8 a.m. – 8 p.m. Pfizer. Register here.
  • Sunday, May 2 at Wilmington Chase Center. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Johnson & Johnson. Register here.

As of Friday morning, 747,571 doses of the vaccine had been administered.

More than 407,500 Delaware residents ages 16 and older have received at least one dose, about 53% of the eligible population. More than 294,500 have been fully vaccinated, about 38%.

Testing sites

New Castle

  • Tuesday, May 4 from 2 p.m. – 6 p.m.: Wilmington University, Route 13 (320 N. Dupont Highway, New Castle) Register: delaware.curativeinc.com
  • Tuesday, May 4 from 10 p.m. – 4 p.m.: Hockessin United Methodist Church (7250 Lancaster Pike, Hockessin) Register: delaware.curativeinc.com
  • Wednesday, May 5 from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. and 5 p.m. – 7 p.m.: Henrietta Johnson Medical Center (601 New Castle Ave., Wilmington)  Register by calling 302-655-6187
  • Wednesday, May 5 from 12 p.m. – 4 p.m.: ChristianaCare Hospital, Portal 1 Parking Lot (4755 Ogletown Stanton Road, Newark) Register: delaware.curativeinc.com
  • Thursday, May 6 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.: St. Paul UAME Church (3114 N. Market St., Wilmington) Register: delaware.curativeinc.com
  • Thursday, May 6 from 1 p.m. – 7 p.m.: Henrietta Johnson Medical Center (601 New Castle Ave., Wilmington)  Register by calling 302-655-6187
  • Friday, May 7 from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.: University of Delaware Laird Campus Lot #6 (David Hollowell Drive, Newark) Register: delaware.curativeinc.com
  • Saturday, May 8 from 10 p.m. – 2 p.m.: Westside Healthcare (1802 W. 4th St., Wilmington) Register: delaware.curativeinc.com
  • Saturday, May 8 from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.: Henrietta Johnson Medical Center (601 New Castle Ave., Wilmington)  Register by calling 302-655-6187
  • Sunday, May 9 from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.: University of Delaware STAR Campus (540 S College Ave., Newark) Register: delaware.curativeinc.com

 

Kent County

  • Tuesday, May 4 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.: Mt. Zion AME Church (101 N. Queen St., Dover) Register: delaware.curativeinc.com
  • Wednesday, May 5 from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.: Caesar Rodney High School (239 Old North Road, Camden) Register: delaware.curativeinc.com
  • Thursday, May 6 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.: Grace Presbyterian Church (350 McKee Road, Dover) Register: delaware.curativeinc.com
  • Saturday, May 8 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.: Peoples Church of Dover (46 S Bradford St., Dover) Register: delaware.curativeinc.com

 

Sussex County

  • Monday, May 3 from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.: Epworth UM Church (19285 Holland Glade Rpad, Rehoboth Beach) Register: delaware.curativeinc.com
  • Tuesday, May 4 from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.: Delaware Tech Georgetown (21179 College Drive, Georgetown) Register: delaware.curativeinc.com
  • Tuesday, May 4 from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Laurel Elementary School (815 S. Central Ave.) Register: delaware.curativeinc.com
  • Wednesday, May 5 from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Indian River High School (29772 Armory Road, Dagsboro) Register: delaware.curativeinc.com
  • Wednesday, May 5 from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.: Ellendale Fire Department (302 Main St., Ellendale) Register: delaware.curativeinc.com
  • Thursday, May 6 from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.: Selbyville Fire Co. (30 N Main St, Selbyville) Register: delaware.curativeinc.com
  • Thursday, May 6 from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.: Blades Fire Co. (200 E 5th St., Blades) Register: delaware.curativeinc.com
  • Friday, May 7 from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.: Woodbridge Early Childhood Education Center (400 Governors Ave., Greenwood) Register: delaware.curativeinc.com
  • Friday, May 7 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.: Rehoboth City Hall (229 Rehoboth Avenue, Rehoboth Beach) Register: delaware.curativeinc.com
  • Saturday, May 8 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.: Woodbridge Early Childhood Education Center (400 Governors Ave., Greenwood) Register: delaware.curativeinc.com
  • Saturday, May 8 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.: Rehoboth City Hall (229 Rehoboth Ave., Rehoboth Beach) Register: delaware.curativeinc.com

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