RSV virus

Winter viruses & kids: Difficulty breathing? Seek help

Charlie Megginson Headlines, Health

Delaware’s public health agency already has identified 4,274 lab-confirmed cases of influenza — significantly more than the entire 2021-2022 flu season. It’s confirmed 718 cases of RSV, and the state’s seven-day average for new COVID cases is 164, up from 106 a month ago.  Welcome to the tripledemic health officials have been warning about. All three viruses have similar systems: …

Code Purple shelters to open as bitter cold sets in

Charlie Megginson Government, Headlines

Code Purple shelters throughout Delaware will be open Monday and Tuesday nights as temperatures dip into the teens and wind chills creep into the single digits. Code Purple shelters throughout Delaware will be open Monday and Tuesday nights as wind chills dip into the single digits across much of the state.  Overnight lows are expected to range between the high …

Natural gas prices likely to cause higher heating bills this winter

Charlie Megginson Business, Headlines

Natural gas prices are expected to cause higher heating bills this winter. (Doris Morgan at Unsplash) With overnight temperatures dipping into the 40s, you’ll likely soon be reaching for the thermostat to turn on the heat (if you haven’t already). Just in time for the cooler weather, Delaware’s public advocate is warning the 43% of Delawareans who rely on natural …