RSV virus

COVID, flu, RSV case rise could mean holiday tripledemic

Betsy Price Health, Headlines

  As the number of cases of three winter respiratory viruses rise sharply in Delaware, state officials on Monday asked residents to take action to protect themselves and their families. Gov. John Carney compared the increasing numbers of COVID to rises at this time in 2020 and 2021, leading into the holidays. State health officials would like to avoid a …

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New CostAware site compares bills for state hospital services, stays

Betsy Price Headlines, Health

  A new state website compares the average costs for different kinds of services at Delaware hospitals, based on actual medical claims. But don’t get too excited about the comparisons on CostAware. None of the information is tagged to a specific hospital, although in a few cases, it’s easy to guess which institution the information came from. Without any IDs, …

Gov. Carney declares state of emergency over omicron wave

Charlie Megginson Government, Headlines, Health

Delaware will be under a state of emergency effective Jan. 3, 2022. (Getty Images/Kameleon007) Gov. John Carney on Thursday declared a state of emergency to address the highly contagious COVID-19 omicron variant.  The state of emergency will take effect Jan. 3, 2022 and is not expected to have any immediate impact on businesses. He announced the declaration during a virtual …

State launches number housebound can call to be vaccinated at home

Betsy Price Headlines, Health

Delaware has started a service that allow those who can’t travel to be vaccinated at home. The state of Delaware has created a toll-free phone number that residents who can’t travel because of disability, age or several illness can call to arrange for a COVID-19 vaccination or booster shot at home. The Department of Health and Social Services is partnering …