With COVID cases lowest since August, first DE WINS! drawing Monday

Betsy Price Government & Politics, Headlines, Health

The state has shifted from mass vaccination events to smaller focused ones at festivals and gatherings.

 

The average of daily new cases of COVID-19 has dropped to 74, the lowest since August, with Delaware’s new prizes-for-vaccines program holding its first drawing Monday.

The Delaware Division of Public Health said that among people who have been vaccinated, there have been 330 breakthrough cases of COVID-19, less than one-tenth of 1%. Eight of the reported breakthrough cases involved hospitalizations. Two resulted in death. All had underlying conditions.

A breakthrough case is defined as testing positive for COVID-19 after an individual has been fully vaccinated for two weeks or more – though it does not mean that the infection actually occurred after vaccination. 

Health officials continue to urge people to be vaccinated as the best way to avoid infection or make the infection less serious.

Gov. John Carney will attend the 2:30 p.m. drawing at the Delaware Lottery office, but the winners will not be announced. Their names will only be known to the Division of Public Health, which will contact winners to see if they want if they want to remain anonymous or not.

The program is designed to help move Delaware toward a 70% vaccination rate by the Fourth of July, a goal set by President Joe Biden.

As the number of people who are vaccinated has risen and the weather has encouraged outdoor programs, the number of new cases and hospitalizations has dropped.

A total of 108,681 cases have been reported among Delaware residents, and the seven-day average of total positive tests has dropped to 2.7%, down from 3.6% a week ago. 

Sixty-two people are hospitalized with the virus, down 12 from last week; nine are critically ill.

The Delaware Division of Public Health said 1,660 Delawareans have died, an additional six this week.

The state is tracking the number of variant cases and says there are now four confirmed cases of the Indian variant B.1.617.2, which worries health officials because it is so infectious and killed so many people in India. 

The other two variants with most cases are United Kingdom B.1.1.7 with 771 and New York B.1.526 with 260.

As of Friday morning, 906,543 doses of vaccine have been administered in Delaware. Now, 381,498 Delawareans have been fully vaccinated.

Where to be tested 

New Castle County

  • Tuesday, June 1 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.: Hockessin United Methodist Church (7250 Lancaster Pike, Hockessin) Register: delaware.curativeinc.com
  • Tuesday, June 1 from 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.: University of Delaware Hollingsworth Lot (61 North College Ave., Newark) Register: delaware.curativeinc.com
  • Wednesday, June 2 from 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.: Siegel Jewish Community Center (101 Garden of Eden Road, Wilmington) Register: delaware.curativeinc.com
  • Wednesday, June 2 from 12 p.m. – 4 p.m.: ChristianaCare Hospital, Portal 1 Parking Lot (4755 Ogletown Stanton Road, Newark) Register: delaware.curativeinc.com
  • Wednesday, June 2 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
  • Thursday, June 3 from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.: Warner Elementary School (801 W. 18th St., Wilmington) Register: delaware.curativeinc.com
  • Thursday, June 3 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.: St. Paul UAME Church (3114 N. Market St., Wilmington) Register: delaware.curativeinc.com
  • Thursday, June 3 from 1 p.m. – 7 p.m.: Henrietta Johnson Medical Center (601 New Castle Ave., Wilmington)  Register by calling 302-655-6187
  • Friday, June 4 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.: University of Delaware Laird Campus Lot #6 (David Hollowell Drive, Newark) Register: delaware.curativeinc.com
  • Saturday, June 5 from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.: Elsmere Library (30 Spruce Ave., Wilmington)  Register: delaware.curativeinc.com
  • Saturday, June 5 from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.: Townsend Fire Company (107 Main St., Townsend)  Register: delaware.curativeinc.com
  • Saturday, June 5 from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.: Henrietta Johnson Medical Center (601 New Castle Ave., Wilmington)  Register by calling 302-655-6187

Kent County

 

  • Tuesday, June 1 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.: Bethel AME Church (229 E. Commerce St., Smyrna) Register: delaware.curativeinc.com
  • Wednesday, June 2 from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.: Caesar Rodney High School (239 Old North Road, Camden) Register: delaware.curativeinc.com
  • Thursday, June 3 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.: Grace Presbyterian Church (350 McKee Road, Dover) Register: delaware.curativeinc.com
  • Friday, June 4 from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.: Milford High School (1019 N. Walnut St., Milford) Register: delaware.curativeinc.com
  • Saturday, June 5 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.: New Beginnings AME Church (99 Jackson St., Frederica) Register: delaware.curativeinc.com

Sussex County

  • Tuesday, June 1 from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.: Delaware Tech Owens Campus – Lot A (21179 College Drive, Georgetown) Register: delaware.curativeinc.com
  • Wednesday, June 2 from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Indian River High School (29772 Armory Road, Dagsboro) Register: delaware.curativeinc.com
  • Saturday, June 5 from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.: Nutter Park (Seaford Festival of Youth) (Collins Avenue, Seaford) Register: delaware.curativeinc.com
  • Saturday, June 5 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.: Agape Temple Int. Ministries (40 Schulze Road, Greenwood) Register: delaware.curativeinc.com

 

Share this Post