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 …

State sees highest number of daily COVID cases since January

Betsy Price Headlines, Health

Delaware reported 665 new COVID-19 cases Friday, the highest daily total since January. Even so, the number of new cases, when averaged over seven days, dropped slightly to 389 as of Thursday, down from 397 last week. In its weekly COVID-19 update, the Delaware Division of Public Health said Friday that 252 people are hospitalized, up 19 from last week. …

Fueled by Delta, Delaware’s COVID cases continue to surge

Betsy Price Headlines, Health

  Delaware’s COVID-19 cases, deaths and hospitalizations continue to rapidly rise with more than 354 new cases a day, as of Thursday. The previous Thursday, it was 303 per day, according to a press release from the Division of Public Health. In the last week, the state also reported 210 hospitalizations, up 45 from last week, and 24 deaths. Some …

State starts breaking COVID-19 case data down by vaccination status

Betsy Price Headlines, Health

  As Delaware’s daily new COVID-19 cases top 300, the Department of Public Health now is breaking down data according to whether the sick person is vaccinated or not. The state report Friday follows national trends of health departments and even individual hospitals across the country doing the same thing. Public Health reported Friday that the number of daily COVID …

Nemours doc predicts surge after schools open; test materials to run out

Betsy Price Education, Headlines, Health

While COVID-19 usually causes mild cases in children, it can cause serious illness or death and there is no way to predict who will get hit hard, a Nemours doctor says   Communities can expect a surge of new COVID-19 cases two weeks after children go back to school, says a Nemours Children’s Health System doctor. The country also will …

The UK variant of COVID-19 found in three people this month is one of many variants being tracked in the U.S.

State to mandate masks in all schools, state facilities; more rules to come

Charlie Megginson Education, Government, Government & Politics, Headlines, Health

Gov. John Carney said Tuesday that masks must be worn by those over the age of 2 in all public, private and parochial schools, as well as childcare homes and centers. Carney also said state employees and visitors to state facilities must wear masks indoors beginning Monday, Aug.  16. This requirement applies to everybody, regardless of their vaccination status.  The …

Delaware LIVE Weekly Review – August 8, 2021

Sonja Frey Delaware Live, Weekly Review

Hover over the image below and a gray bar pops up at the bottom. From here, you can scroll through the pdf, forward and backward, zoom in or out in 10% increments, download the PDF, or view in full-screen mode. This Week’s Top Headlines Include: Hundreds gather to protest ChristianaCare’s vaccine mandate State urges unvaccinated to take shots to protect …

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New COVID-19 cases continue climb as Delta variant spreads

Betsy Price Headlines, Health

Many libraries say they are out of the Abbott at-home COVID-19 test kits that they were giving away this week.   Delaware’s new COVID-19 cases continue to climb, with an average of 147 new cases on Thursday, That’s up from 20 new cases a day on June 20, the low point before the Delta variant began to prey on the …

The UK variant of COVID-19 found in three people this month is one of many variants being tracked in the U.S.

UD, WilmU, DelTech to require students to wear face masks in fall

Daniel Larlham Jr. Education, Headlines, Health

More institutions of higher learning are saying they will require students to wear masks in class during the fall.   The University of Delaware, Wilmington University and Delaware Technical Community College have changed their face mask policies for fall. The federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently recommended both the vaccinated and unvaccinated wear masks indoors, especially in areas …

Delaware LIVE Weekly Review – August 1, 2021

Sonja Frey Delaware Live, Weekly Review

Hover over the image below and a gray bar pops up at the bottom. From here, you can scroll through the pdf, forward and backward, zoom in or out in 10% increments, download the PDF, or view in full-screen mode. This Week’s Top Headlines Include: Bear Drive In’s opening night goes smoothly with stream of cars Carney hasn’t made any …