Office of Vital Statistics in Dover to Close for Renovations

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The Office of Vital Statistics (OVS) in Dover will be closed to the public for renovations beginning February 12th through April 5th, according to The Delaware Division of Public Health (DPH). Alternative options to access vital records will be available. During the closure period, Kent County residents will be able to request vital records in…

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Delaware Becomes the First State to Hold Statewide Lung Cancer Screening Event

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The American Cancer Society (ACS) has partnered with hospitals and imaging facilities across Delaware to present National Lung Cancer Screening Day (NLCSD) as a statewide event. This Saturday, November 11th, representatives from the Bureau of Cancer Prevention and Control within the Delaware Division of Public Health (DPH) will be on-site at several imaging facilities. Delaware is the…

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Updated COVID-19 Vaccines Recommended for Everyone 6 Months and Older

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The CDC is recommending that everyone 6-months and older get an updated Covid-19 vaccine as the virus becomes more prevalent this fall and winter. This comes after the FDA approved and authorized for emergency use updated vaccines from Pfizer and Moderna which are formulated to target currently circulating variants. The updated COVID-19 vaccines will soon…

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DPH Offers Health Tips as Summer Heat Conditions Continue

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With the summer season in full swing, extreme heat can pose a serious threat to peoples’ health. Prolonged exposure to high temperatures can lead to heat exhaustion, heat stroke and other serious health complications. The Delaware Division of Public Health (DPH) shares the following information to stay safe and healthy.  Additional Information from the Delaware…

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Leadership Change Announced at DE Division of Public Health

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Beginning on Saturday, Dr Elizabeth Brown will take over as the Interim Director of the Delaware Division of Public Health. Dr. Brown is a board-certified family physician who has served as the Chief Medical Officer of Medicaid and Medical Assistance (DMMA) since 2018. She replaces Dr. Rick Hong who has served as Interim Director since…

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Monthly Covid-19 Update from Delaware Division of Public Health

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New data is out related to Covid-19 data and vaccines. The latest information from the Delaware Division of Public Health shows the statewide average of new positive Covid-19 cases has increased slightly since Thanksgiving and other gatherings over the past month. Hospitalizations have also increased. As the holiday season continues with families gathering and traveling,…

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Multimedia Fentanyl Awareness Campaign Underway

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New efforts are underway to inform the youth in Delaware about the dangers of fentanyl. According to The Delaware Division of Public Health, the highly addictive synthetic opioid is 50 times more potent than heroin and 100 times more potent than morphine. Fentanyl, which can be found in all 50 states and in any illicit…

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Gov. Carney Announced Additional COVID-19 Restrictions

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Governor John Carney Thursday announced additional restrictions that cover business operations, crowd size and a curfew for restaurants and bars as the state attempts to confront a winter surge of coronavirus. Carney signed the fourth revision to the omnibus emergency order that enacts the new restrictions as of Monday, December 14th at 8:00 a.m. The…

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Testing Partnership with Nemours & Pediatric Care Providers across Delaware Announced

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Governor John Carney and the Delaware Division of Public Health (DPH) announced on Friday that the State of Delaware will partner with Nemours Children’s Health System, the Delaware Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics, and other pediatric care providers in Delaware to make rapid COVID-19 tests available for Delaware children and adolescents statewide.  Delaware…

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Over 100 cases of coronavirus reported in Delaware

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Delaware public health officials are now reporting over a hundred positive cases of coronavirus across the state. There have been 104 total laboratory-confirmed cases in the state since March 11. This includes 17 additional cases since Monday. Of the Delawareans diagnosed with coronavirus (COVID-19), 71 are from New Castle County, 10 are from Kent County,…

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State health officials prepare for coronavirus to hit Delaware

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State health officials are continuing to monitor the coronavirus and prepare for the possibility that it could hit Delaware. The Delaware Division of Public Health (DPH) is continuing to monitor 14 asymptomatic travelers (travelers who are not sick with fever/cough/shortness of breath) arriving in the U.S. from mainland China and other countries where the virus…

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La Hacienda restaurant in Milford closed for roach infestation

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La Hacienda restaurant in Milford has been temporarily closed following a complaint that led to a health inspection where roaches, dead insects, and various food safety violations were found. Following a complaint, inspectors with the Delaware Division of Public Health’s Office of Food Protection ordered the immediate closure of the restaurant on Wednesday after dead…

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Six cases of vaping-related lung disease reported in Delaware

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At least six reported cases of severe lung disease are being investigated in Delaware as a result of vaping, according to the Division of Public Health (DPH). DPH continues to participate in a multi-state investigation into an outbreak of severe pulmonary disease reported across the country. As of today, 38 states, including Delaware, have reported cases…

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CDC Investigates Reported “Kissing Bug” in Kent County

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The Centers for Disease Control is reporting that in July of 2018 a family from Kent County, Delaware reported to the Delaware Division of Public Health an unidentified insect had bitten their child’s face while she was watching television in her bedroom in the late evening hours. The CDC now says a preliminary investigation has…

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