Bayhealth Implements Visitor and Patient Masking Requirements

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Bayhealth is experiencing higher than normal patient volumes due to an increase in patients with respiratory illnesses like flu, RSV and Covid-19. They are now requiring masking for patients and visitors at Bayhealth hospitals, outpatient locations and Bayhealth Medical Group practices. Visit Bayhealth.org/Visitation for complete details about masking and visitation guidelines before their next appointment.…

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Flu Now in All Delaware Counties & 1st Pediatric Case

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There is now flu in all three Delaware counties. Public Health announced two new lab-confirmed cases of flu – one in an unvaccinated child under 5 in New Castle and one in an unvaccinated 43 year old Sussex County woman. Both are diagnosed with the influenza strain A. These cases bring the total statewide to…

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DE to Expand Monkeypox Vaccinations; Unveils New Public Health Alert Website

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There are now 25 monkeypox cases in Delaware – a low number compared to neighboring states. Public Health officials continue to ensure the most at-risk persons are vaccinated against the virus. Vaccinations are available at Beebe Healthcare and DPH clinics – appointments are needed. A new Public Health Alert website is now available which will…

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DPH UPDATE: Covid-19 Cases Increasing in DE; Flu Season Still Here

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The Delaware Division of Public Health (DPH) reports an increase in COVID-19 cases since the previous monthly COVID-19 update released on April 22, 2022. While COVID-19 cases are increasing in Delaware, hospitalizations and deaths remain significantly lower when compared to the winter surge. DPH continues to encourage Delawareans to get tested if they exhibit symptoms of COVID-19 or have been exposed…

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DPH Confirms Season’s 1st Flu Cases

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The flu has arrived in Delaware. Delaware Public Health said Monday that the season’s first two cases of influenza have been laboratory-confirmed. One involves a 26-year-old Sussex County woman with influenza A. A Kent County child under age five required hospitalization for Influenza strain B. Neither of them had received the flu vaccine. “This first…

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Flu Shots Become Available In Del.

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If you want to minimize your chance of getting the flu, or reduce the seriousness if you do get sick, now’s the time to schedule a flu shot, according to Delaware Public Health. It takes about two weeks after a vaccination for the antibodies to develop. DPH operates several clinics at community-based locations where staff…

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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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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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Flu Widespread in DE – but NO Coronavirus Reported

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Delaware Public Health officials report no confirmed cases of the Coronavirus in the First State and there are no people currently under investigation for the illness. However three people who were previously investigated tested negative.  Officials say the immediate health risk to Delawareans from the coronavirus is low.   There are 13 residents who have…

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DE Flu Deaths Now Total 4

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Delaware Public Health officials report two more flu deaths in the First State – bringing the total number to four this season.  Both deaths were in New Castle County – a 29 year old man diagnosed with influenza B and a 65 year old woman with influenza A who passed due to complications from the…

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Delaware Flu Activity Remains High Late in the Season

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The Delaware Department of Health Services is reporting continual elevated reported cases of influenza A (H3N2) viruses. This is despite the fact that the 2018-2019 flu season should be coming to a close, based on historical reported cases. As on March 23, State health officials say there have been 5,854 lab-confirmed cases of influenza in…

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Another Flu Death in Delaware – in Sussex County

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The number of lab-confirmed flu cases in Delaware is currently lower than this time last year, however the number of flu-related deaths continues to increase this flu season – with 16 – the third highest season in the past 10 years. This past week saw the death of a 90 year old Sussex County man…

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Flu Death Toll Rises in Delaware

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Public health officials are reporting continued effects from the flu in Delaware. The Delaware State Health Department says three additional deaths have been contributed to the flu in the last week. The total number of deaths this season is 8. Among the most recent deaths, a 74-year-old woman from Sussex County, who was afflicted by…

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Sussex County 5 Year Old – 1st Pediatric Flu Case in DE – 6th Overall

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A 5 year old from Sussex County is the first lab-confirmed case of pediatric flu in Delaware’s new flu season.  This is the 6th overall case of the flu this season – with 2 cases in adults in New Castle County and 3 cases in adults in Kent County.  Delaware Public Health officials urge everyone…

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Flu on the Rampage in DE, 6 More Deaths

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Delaware Public Health officials say the number of lab-confirmed cases of the flu in Delaware has surged – with 995 cases recorded between January 28 and February 3 – with a total of just under 3000 cases for the current season.  There were also 6 more flu-related deaths in the past week – bring the…

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Maryland has First Pediatric Flu-related Death

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In Maryland, the first flu-related pediatric death has been recorded.  Public Health officials have detected a marked increase in Flu activity since December and are warning the public to take measures to prevent the flu – especially getting the flu shot if you haven’t already.

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Flu Continues its Attack on Delaware

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The flu continues to hit Delaware hard – and will likely continue to do so for several more weeks.  Through January 20th there have been over 1289 lab confirmed cases of the flu in the First State – with Sussex County coming in at the second highest – with 437.  Sussex County had its first…

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