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Some patients being transferred to nursing homes will be COVID-positive

Charlie Megginson Government, Headlines, Health

On average, one out of every four Delawareans who tests for COVID-19 is testing positive, Gov. John Carney said during his weekly briefing Tuesday afternoon.  That is, in part, a result of increased testing in the state — although Carney also blamed the surge on holiday gatherings and the highly contagious omicron variant.  Approximately half of the state’s cases are …

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State hit 3,381 new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday

Betsy Price Headlines, Health

  Delaware saw 3,381 new positive cases Wednesday after all the reports were in, the Delaware Division of Public Health said Friday. That broke the record for a daily total, which already had broken the most-new-cases record when only part of the testing was in and the state said it was 1,991. On Friday, Delaware said there were 2,162 new …

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Delaware breaks record for new daily COVID-19 cases

Betsy Price Headlines, Health

  Delaware set a new record for new daily cases of COVID-19 on Thursday, with 1,393 reported. The previous state record was 1,241 on Jan. 6. It was the second straight day of 1,000-plus cases, with 1,164 new cases reported Wednesday. The Delaware Division of Public Health took the opportunity to once again warn people not to host or attend …

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No immediate plans to bring back mask mandate, Carney says

Charlie Megginson Headlines, Health

Gov. John Carney said booster shots will be essential to lessening the impact of a COVID winter surge. Gov. John Carney has no immediate plans to reinstitute mask or social distancing mandates.  Instead, the state will continue to rely on voluntary compliance, he said during a COVID-19 briefing Tuesday.  “I think the objective obviously is to get people to wear …

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COVID cases, hospitalizations rise; no Omicron yet detected

Betsy Price Headlines, Health

    Fears of a COVID-19 winter surge in Delaware seem to be validated by quickly escalating numbers of new cases, hospitalizations and deaths in recent weeks. Vaccinations, while rising, are not keeping pace with the number of cases, hospitalizations and death, which are largely among partially or unvaccinated. The good news: The state has not yet found any cases …

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State says all over 18 and older need COVID-19 booster shots

Betsy Price Headlines, Health

With Thanksgiving arriving, the state has recommended people get tested before gathering with others from another household or from out of state. Photo by Monstera/Pexels The state of Delaware said Friday that all Delawareans 18 and older should get a booster dose of COVID-19 vaccine. Early this week the state also offered guidelines to have a healthy Thanksgiving gathering as …

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Number of COVID-19 cases continue to fall in Delaware

Betsy Price Headlines, Health

    The average daily number of new cases of COVID-19 in Delaware dropped by 50 in the last week, continuing a general decline in related numbers, according to the Delaware Division of Public Health. The number of those fully vaccinated, now at 528,767, continues to creep up. As of Thursday, Delaware has had 141,717 cases of the virus. The …

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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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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. …

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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 …