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Public Health: Don’t make, use homemade baby formula

Betsy Price Headlines, Health

  The Delaware Division of Public Health on Tuesday warned parents worried about finding enough baby formula for their children to not make or use homemade formula and to never dilute the formula they may have. Parents across the country are dealing with a shortage of baby formula created by supply chain issues as well as a massive recall in …

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Here’s how to ditch expired, unused medicine Saturday

Betsy Price Headlines, Health

    Delaware residents can discard their expired or unused medications — as well as needles — Saturday between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. at a variety of places around the state. Delaware’s version of the National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day is designed to reduce the chances of people misusing prescriptions, accidentally or deliberately. The event, run by the state …

Delaware's flu season has been very mild this year.

Kent woman becomes state’s first flu death of 21-22 season

Betsy Price Headlines, Health

The Department of Public Health announced the first flu death of the year Tuesday. A 54-year-0ld Kent County woman became the first person in Delaware to die of the flu this season, the Delaware Division of Public Health announced Tuesday. She had underlying health conditions and was not vaccinated before dying of influenza A, the division said. It does not …

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Drop in COVID-19 cases, federal money means changes in Delaware

Betsy Price Headlines, Health

As the number of new COVID-19 cases continues to decline in Delaware, the state is shifting its weekly stats update to monthly. The next one will come out April 22. The Friday announcement also said the federal program that reimbursed providers for testing and vaccinating uninsured people will stop at 11:59 p.m. April 5. That means some providers may stop …

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COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations continue to drop in Delaware

Betsy Price Headlines, Health

The number of new COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations continued to decline this week in Delaware. As of Thursday, Jan. 27, the Delaware Division of Public Health said the state has had a 57% decrease in the seven-day average of new positive cases reported since the peak of the surge on Jan. 12, 2022. It also reported: The total number of …

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New COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations seem to plateau in Delaware

Betsy Price Headlines, Health

  New COVID-19 cases in Delaware seem to have plateaued and maybe even dropped a bit, Gov. John Carney said during a Tuesday press conference. In recent weeks, new cases often were in the upper 2,000s or into the 3,000s. As of Monday, the state was seeing 2,514.9 new cases per day over a seven-day average, a drop from most …

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Increasing numbers of vaccinated Delawareans are getting COVID, state stats show

Betsy Price Headlines, Health

The numbers of people who are fully vaccinated and still contract COVID-19 and who end up in the hospital have both been rising in Delaware. Last week, about half of new cases were people who were fully vaccinated, and about 40% of new hospitalizations were people who had been vaccinated. On Friday in its weekly COVID-19 wrap up report, the …

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State, FEMA to open COVID testing drive-thru in Delaware City

Betsy Price Headlines, Health

This was a mass vaccination event at the Delaware City DMV last year; starting Monday, FEMA will be doing mass testing events there on evenings and weekends for three weeks.   Update: The week’s COVID-19 wrap-up numbers have been added to this article. A drive-thru COVID-19 testing site will open Monday at the Delaware City Division of Motor Vehicles complex …

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Hospitalizations skyrocket to 692 as COVID-19 surge continues

Betsy Price Headlines, Health

  Delaware continues to set COVID-19 records, this week in hospitalizations with 692 people admitted. The state has been routinely beating the daily hospitalizations record since late December when numbers started rising above the Jan. 12, 2021, record of 474. On Dec. 31, the state hit a record number of 3,554 positive cases per day. The surge of cases is …

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

State OKs vaccine boosters for ages 12 to 15

Betsy Price Headlines, Health

  The Delaware Division of Public Health on Thursday said that those aged 12 to 15 may be given booster shots of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine, as long as their original shots were with Pfizer and were at least five months ago. The state’s move follows the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and Centers for Disease Control’s approval this week  to …