Friday’s COVID-19 numbers illustrate continuing decline in COVID-19 cases

Betsy Price Headlines, Health

 

And the good news keeps coming.

On Friday, 51 people were hospitalized in Delaware because of COVID-19. And only 48 new cases were reported on a seven-day average.

The numbers illustrate the decline in the number of new cases, hospitalizations and deaths.

As of Thursday, a state Division of Public Health press release said, there have been 109,005 positive cases of COVID-19, and the seven-day average of new positive cases decreased to 48.4 as of Thursday. The seven-day average for positive tests was 2.0%, a drop from 2.7% the week before.

A total of 1,674 Delawareans have died from COVID-19, with 14 additional deaths added in the last week.

DE Wins! update

The state has contacted the first winners in the DE Wins! Raffle, which rewards people who have been vaccinated recently. Prizes drawn Monday were $5,000, as well as two annual passes to a Delaware State Park, and a Luxury Suite Package for the Wilmington Blue Rocks. The state is waiting for winners to give permission for their names to be shared. They do not have to reveal who they are.

On Friday, another drawing was held for $5,000 and Firefly tickets.

At the end of the month, the state will give away $302,000 and two low-digit car tags, drawing from a pool of everyone who has been vaccinated in Delaware and is in the state’s DelVax system.

Variant update

The United Kingdom variant has now accounted for 850 cases in Delaware in random testing by the state Public Health Laboratory. There are more because the state lab has only tested 2,915 specimens in total and 182 within the past week.

The other variant with cases in the three digits is the New York B.1.526.

While national media reports say the Nepal variant has been showing up around the world, it has not been seen in Delaware.

Public Health officials urge people to be vaccinated because the vaccines are said to be effective against these variants already circulating in the state.

Vaccination update

As of Friday morning, a total of 927,661 doses of COVID-19 vaccine had been given in Delaware.

With 392,753 Delawareans fully vaccinated, there been 344 breakthrough cases of COVID-19, less than one-tenth of 1%. Fifteen of the reported breakthrough cases involved hospitalization and  four resulted in death.

Where to be vaccinated

In addition to pharmacies and hospitals, the state now details its vaccine locations.

New Castle County

  • Delaware Tech Wilmington (300 N. Orange St., Wilmington) Pfizer Available. Click here to choose date and time.
  • Sunday, June 6 from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.: Freedom Center for Independent Living (400 N. Broad St., Middletown) Pfizer available. No appointment required.
  • Wednesday, June 9 from 5 p.m. – 8 p.m.: Middletown Fire Co. (27 W. Green St., Middletown) Pfizer and Johnson & Johnson available. No appointment required.
  • Wednesday, June 9 from 4 p.m. – 9 p.m.: Main Street Alfresco on Main Street Newark (Main Street, Newark) Pfizer available. Click here to choose date and time.
  • Friday, June 11 from 2 p.m. – 6 p.m.: Carousel Park, New Castle County Farmers Market (3700 Limestone Road, Pike Creek) Pfizer and Johnson & Johnson available. No appointment required.

Kent County

  • Delaware Tech Dover (21179 College Drive, Georgetown) Pfizer available. Click here to choose date and time.
  • Tuesday, June 8 from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.: Delaware State University (1200 N. DuPont Hwy., Dover) Pfizer available. Click here to choose date and time.
  • Wednesday, June 9 from 5 p.m. – 8 p.m.: Smyrna Concert Series – George C. Wright Municipal Park (North Main St., Smyrna) Pfizer and Johnson & Johnson available. No appointment required.

Sussex County

  • Delaware Tech Georgetown (21179 College Drive, Georgetown) Pfizer available. Click here to choose date and time.
  • Saturday, June 5 from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.: United Food & Commercial Workers Local #27 (3 Mason Drive, Selbyville) Pfizer available. No appointment required.
  • Saturday, June 5 from 4 p.m. – 9 p.m.: The Starboard (2009 Coastal Highway, Dewey Beach Pfizer and Johnson & Johnson available.  No appointment required.
  • Saturday, June 12 from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.: Riverwalk Farmers Market (5 S. Walnut St., Milford) Pfizer available. Click here to choose  and time.

 

Pop-up testing locations

 New Castle County

 

  • Monday, June 7 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.: Hockessin United Methodist Church (7250 Lancaster Pike, Hockessin) Register: delaware.curativeinc.com
  • Monday, June 7 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.: City of Love Church at Brandywine (2200 N. Market St., Wilmington) Register: delaware.curativeinc.com
  • Tuesday, June 8 from 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.: University of Delaware Hollingsworth Lot (61 North College Ave., Newark) Register: delaware.curativeinc.com
  • Tuesday, June 8 from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.: Warner Elementary School (801 W. 18th St., Wilmington) Register: delaware.curativeinc.com
  • Wednesday, June 9 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, June 9 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.: St. Joseph Church (1012 N. French St. Wilmington) Register: delaware.curativeinc.com
  • Wednesday, June 9 from 12 p.m. – 4 p.m.: ChristianaCare Hospital, Wilmington 601 Parking Lot (601 Delaware Ave., Wilmington) Register: delaware.curativeinc.com
  • Thursday, June 10 from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.: Elsmere Library (30 Spruce Ave., Wilmington)  Register: delaware.curativeinc.com
  • Thursday, June 10 from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.: Glasgow Park, Hermitage (US 40, Newark) Register: delaware.curativeinc.com
  • Thursday, June 10 from 1 p.m. – 7 p.m.: Henrietta Johnson Medical Center (601 New Castle Ave., Wilmington)  Register by calling 302-655-6187
  • Friday, June 11 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.: University of Delaware Laird Campus Lot #6 (David Hollowell Drove, Newark) Register: delaware.curativeinc.com
  • Friday, June 11 from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.: St. Joseph Parish (371 E. Main St., Middletown) Register: delaware.curativeinc.com
  • Saturday, June 12 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.: Biblical Mission of Covenant Church of God (60 Fir Ave., Bear) Register: delaware.curativeinc.com
  • Saturday, June 12 from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.: Henrietta Johnson Medical Center (601 New Castle Ave., Wilmington)  Register by calling 302-655-6187

Kent County

 

  • Monday, June 7 from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.: Clayton Fire Co. (300 East St., Clayton) Register: delaware.curativeinc.com
  • Wednesday, June 9 from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.: Caesar Rodney High School (239 Old North Road, Camden) Register: delaware.curativeinc.com
  • Thursday, June 10 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.: Mt. Zion AME Church (101 N. Queen St., Dover) Register: delaware.curativeinc.com
  • Friday, June 11 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.: Hartly Fire Company (2898 Arthursville Road, Hartly) Register: delaware.curativeinc.com
  • Saturday, June 12 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.: Power in Praise Ministries (14 Clark St, Harrington) Register: delaware.curativeinc.com

Sussex County

 

  • Monday, June 7 from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.: Epworth UM Church (19285 Holland Glade Road, Rehoboth Beach) Register: delaware.curativeinc.com
  • Tuesday, June 8 from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.: Delaware Tech Owens Campus – Lot A (21179 College Drive, Georgetown) Register: delaware.curativeinc.com
  • Tuesday, June 8 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.: Mt. Zion AME Church (18211 Beach Hwy, Ellendale) Register: delaware.curativeinc.com
  • Wednesday, June 9 from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Indian River High School (29772 Armory Road, Dagsboro) Register: delaware.curativeinc.com
  • Thursday, June 10 from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.: Mt. Calvary AME Church (25206 Mt. Calvary Way, Seaford) Register: delaware.curativeinc.com
  • Friday, June 11 from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.: Blades Fire Company (200 E 5th St., Blades) Register: delaware.curativeinc.com
  • Saturday, June 12 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.: Macedonia AME Church (431 N. North St., Seaford) Register: delaware.curativeinc.com

 

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