Most COVID-19 numbers continue to fall

Betsy Price Headlines, Health

  The number of new COVID-19 cases in Delaware dropped by more than 10% in the last week. Even so, 24 new deaths were recorded, including seven from a review of vital statistic records, according to the Delaware Division of Public Health. Delaware has seen 139,380 COVID-19 cases as of Thursday night. New cases were down to 391.6 cases from …

Delaware sees more reports of rabid animals because state is testing more

Betsy Price Government, Headlines, Health

  Another Delaware skunk was diagnosed with rabies Friday. Photo by Bryan Padron. When the state announced Friday that it had diagnosed another wild animal with rabies, it may have felt like déjà vu. The Delaware Division of Public Health already this spring and summer had announced that it had found rabies in two cats, a skunk, a deer and …

New Delaware COVID-19 cases levels off; other stats rise

Betsy Price Headlines, Health

      The number of new COVID-19 cases in Delaware remain steady, but deaths rose dramatically last week, partly because of a review of records. The seven-day average of new positive cases dropped to 450.9 as of Thursday afternoon, down two from last week, as the percentage of total positive tests rose slightly, according to the weekly wrap-up from …

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Want to drive Monster Mile? Get a vaccine there Oct. 16-17

Charlie Megginson Headlines, Health

Photo from Dover International Speedway   If you’ve ever dreamed of driving around the Monster Mile, the Delaware Division of Public Health wants to make your dream come true.  The only catch? You’ll have to get vaccinated. The ‘Race to End Covid’ vaccination drive is DPH’s latest scheme to convince vaccine-hesitant Delawareans to get the jab.  Individuals who pre-register to …

Fewer masks = more colds. Be tested to be sure what you have

Daniel Larlham Jr. Headlines, Health

  Health officials say anyone with an upper respiratory infection should be tested to see whether it’s COVID-19. Photo by Andrea Piacquadio/Pexels   “Frat flu” and “freshman flu” are two terms making a comeback on the University of Delaware campus in Newark. Those descriptions for a simple cold or flu are being bandied about again after taking a hiatus last …

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Highmark rebates 5.1% of health insurance premiums

Ken Mammarella Business, Headlines, Health

  (Delaware Live photo) The check from Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield Delaware is really in the mail. And it’s for a lot of money. Highmark is rebating $12.1 million to individual Delawareans and those who buy small-group insurance, according to Delaware Insurance Commissioner Trinidad Navarro. The 20,857 individuals will split more than $8.4 million, with an average rebate of …

Delaware COVID cases, hospitalizations level off in last week

Betsy Price Headlines, Health

The number of positive COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations in Delaware has leveled off in the last week. The seven-day average of new positive cases dropped to 452.7 as of Thursday night, down 14 from last week, according to the Delaware Division of Public Health. The number of hospitalizations remained at 225, the same as last week. Of those, 35 are …

COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations drop a bit during last week

Betsy Price Headlines, Health

  The number of new COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations dropped slightly in the last week as the CDC said 78% of those eligible for vaccines have had at least one shot and the state authorized boosters for a wide group of people. The state has had 130,444 cases of COVID-19 as of Friday morning. The seven-day average of new positive …

Delaware expects to get Johnson & Johnson vaccine as early as March 5.

Delaware tells vaccine providers to give booster doses to those eligible

Betsy Price Headlines, Health

  The Delaware Division of Public Health on Friday told the state’s vaccine providers they can begin administering booster doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine to those eligible under new CDC guidelines. Those who should get booster shots include: People 65 years and older and residents in long-term care settings. People aged 50–64 years with underlying medical conditions, which include but are not …

Delaware COVID-19 cases rise as FDA recommends booster vaccines for some

Betsy Price Headlines, Health

The number of Delaware’s COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations continue to rise, even as vaccinations do.   Delaware is now seeing 472 new COVID-19 cases per day, up nearly 100 per day since last week’s 389 on the same day, thanks to the Delta variant. As Delaware’s case load continues to rise, the federal Food and Drug Administration vaccine advisory committee …