Del. Overdose Deaths Reach Monthly High In May 2022

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Delaware health officials are concerned that more lives may be lost at a faster rate due to overdose connected to deadly fentanyl or the increasing use of cocaine.According to Delaware Health and Social Services, 42 people died in May of suspected overdoses, based on findings from the Delaware Division of Forensic Science. That is a…

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Tue. Memorial Will Honor Delawareans Who Have Lost Their Lives Due To COVID

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A memorial takes place this week for Delawareans whose lives were lost due to the COVID-19 pandemic.Tuesday’s service will also include the planting of a memorial tree. Also, the Yellow Heart Memorial will allow surviving family members to honor their loved ones.The COVID-19 Remembrance Memorial Service, hosted by Delaware Lieutenant Governor Bethany Hall-Long, Public Health…

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Health Survey Goes Out To Selected Del. Households

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Delaware Public Health has begun a series of community assessments to get a better understanding of the concerns and needs of Delawareans during the COVID-19 pandemic, and to improve overall health of Delawareans in the future. DPH and the University of Delaware Partnership for Healthy Communities and Epidemiology Program will conduct the survey. Households have…

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Del. Introduces Vax QR Code Feature

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Delawareans who have been vaccinated for COVID-19 will now have access to a QR code when downloading their record. This allows Delawareans to download a PDF version of the record, which resembles a vaccine card. The image can then be printed, or saved on a phone gallery. The QR code can be shown instead of…

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VIDEO | Del. COVID-19 Cases Rise; Latest Trends

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Delaware has been seeing a significant uptick in new positive coronavirus cases since the end of the summer. During a coronavirus update Tuesday, Governor John Carney said the uptick really started to increase after Labor Day. According to Delaware Public Health Director Dr. Karyl Rattay, Delaware’s increases are being led by the Delta variant. As…

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Del., Md. Advance COVID-19 Vax Booster Programs

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Delaware and Maryland providers of COVID-19 vaccines can start providing booster shots for vaccines made by Moderna and Johnson and Johnson, to certain populations that have been recommended by the Centers for Disease Control. The Pfizer vaccine received booster authorization last month. Delaware Public Health officials issued this guidance Friday: Based on CDC recommendations for…

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Mixed Results in Del. Cancer Mortality Study

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Delaware is making some progress in reducing cancer mortality, but the state holds the 15th-highest rating for cancer mortality in the time frame of 2013-2017, unchanged from 2012-2016. The Division of Public Health presented its data report to the Delaware Cancer Consortium Monday. To read the report, please CLICK HERE Findings are mixed, but Health…

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VIDEO | Sussex COVID Case, Vax Rates Draw Concern

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The Delta variant is driving up COVID-19 case numbers in Delaware, and hospitalizations have been going up recently as well. Governor John Carney and Delaware Public Health Director Dr. Karyl Rattay outlined the current situation facing The First State in a virtual presentation Thursday. Rattay said several ZIP Codes in western Sussex County are being…

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WATCH: Del. COVID-19 Town Hall & Update

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https://livestream.com/accounts/4090843/events/9755007/videos/223361154 Governor John Carney, Delaware Public Health Director Dr. Karyl Rattay and Delaware Emergency Management Director AJ Schall participated in a virtual COVID-19 update and town hall with Delawareans Tuesday, July 13th. Earlier that day, Delaware’s COVID-19 State of Emergency officially ended. Discussed are recent case trends, vaccination and testing, and the risk posed by…

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VIDEO | Delaware Weekly COVID-19 Update

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Governor John Carney, Delaware Public Health Director Dr. Karyl Rattay and Delaware Emergency Management Agency Director A.J. Schall participated in the weekly virtual COVID-19 briefing Tuesday, June 1st. Rattay said that for the second consecutive week there were no current areas of concern regarding coronavirus cases. She also addressed several myths about COVID-19 vaccines. Carney…

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Pace Improves On 2nd Day Of Weekend Vaccination Clinics

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More than 11,100 people have been vaccinated for COVID-19 at weekend clinics held in Georgetown and Delaware City DMV locations. The pace picked up Sunday after Saturday’s events, which resulted in many people with appointments sitting in their cars for hours. Delaware Public Health said people were showing up without appointments, and many who had…

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Thousands Of Del. Senior Citizens To Be Vaccinated For COVID-19 This Weekend

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11,500 Delaware senior citizens have appointments to get the coronavirus vaccine this weekend. Delaware Public Health received tens of thousands of requests for appointments since opening registration Wednesday for Phase One-B, which makes the vaccine available for people who are 65 or older. The clinics Friday through Sunday are by appointment only and are being…

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Del. Reports 1st Known Flu-Related Death Of Current Season

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Delaware’s first confirmed influenza-related death of the current flu season has been reported by state health officials – a 56–year-old Kent County man. Delaware Public Health said Wednesday that the man was infected with influenza B, and had underlying health conditions. “This tragedy reminds us that while we are diligently fighting COVID-19, we cannot forget…

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Del. Begins Vaccinating Long-Term Care Staff For COVID-19

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Delaware has become one of the first states to start vaccinating long-term care staff for COVID-19. According to the Delaware Division of Public Health, Genesis Healthcare received some of the 7,800 doses of the Pfizer vaccine that arrived Wednesday to start protecting staff at their facilities in Milford, Seaford and Dover. “We are all relieved…

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Influenza Has Arrived In Delaware

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Delaware’s first known case of influenza for the current season is also the first pediatric case of the season. Public Health officials said Thursday that labs have confirmed that a child under age five from Kent County has been diagnosed with the flu. The state has been encouraging all Delawareans to get the flu vaccine,…

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