DPH Launches ‘My Health Community’ Influenza Dashboard

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The Delaware Division of Public Health has launched a My Healthy Community Influenza Dashboard. This will share weekly and seasonal data on positive cases, hospitalizations, deaths and vaccinations in the state in an effort to provide an accurate picture of flu activity in Delaware. The number of flu cases in Delaware has increased since the…

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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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Gov. Hogan Seeks To End Md. School Mask Mandate

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Governor Larry Hogan Thursday called upon the Maryland State Board of Education to rescind the school mask policy. In a letter to Board President Clarence Crawford, Hogan said it is critical to move toward normalcy for students and families by rescinding the school masking policy that was adopted by the Board in December and enacted…

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Volunteers Encouraged To Help At Del. Hospitals

Bayhealth nurse Elisabeth Cote received the Pfizer coronavirus vaccine Tuesday in Dover (photo: Delaware Public Health)
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Volunteers are encouraged to step forward and help staff at Delaware’s stressed hospitals. The Delaware Healthcare Association is looking for volunteers who may have prior health care experience or people who may be able to fill non-clinical support positions such as registering patients, answering phones, cleaning rooms or delivering supplies. An online form is available…

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More Than 2,000 People Now Hospitalized In Md. With COVID-19 Complications

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Maryland has now surpassed 2,000 hospitalizations for COVID-19 complications. According to Governor Larry Hogan, a surge operations center that was established earlier this month continues to monitor statewide bed capacity while looking to fully utilize alternate care sites. Under a state health directive, hospitals are required to implement pandemic plans to suspend elective surgeries and…

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Md. Hospitals Take Additional Actions As More COVID-19 Patients Need Treatment

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More than 1,500 people are now hospitalized across Maryland due to COVID-19 complications, a threshold that triggers additional actions under a Maryland Department of Health order that was issued earlier this month. Hospitals are directed to optimize bed capacity, redeploy staff or alter their staffing models, and reduce non-urgent and elective procedures and surgeries. To…

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Beebe Hosts Virtual COVID-19 Town Hall

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The Sussex County community will be updated on COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations and vaccine information during a Beebe Healthcare virtual town hall today (Wednesday). The meeting is scheduled between 5:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. Beebe Healthcare President and CEO Dr. David Tam and Beebe COVID-19 Response Medical Director Dr. Bill Chasanov will preside. The meeting can…

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DE Coronavirus Numbers the Highest New Cases Since January

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Delaware’s positive coronavirus cases took a huge jump at the end of last week – to the highest numbers since January. There were 657 new positive cases Thursday – 634 on Friday – with a 7-day average of positive cases at 9.1%. New Castle County has 334 positive cases, Sussex has 160 and Kent 140.…

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Delaware’s Coronavirus Numbers Going Up

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While the week began with Delaware’s coronavirus new positive test numbers falling – Tuesday and Wednesday they again increased from 196 on Monday to 437 on Wednesday. The bulk of the positive tests are in New Castle County – and Sussex County dropped 2 to 111. Hospitalizations have again gone over 200 – the last…

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DPH Weekly Coronavirus Update

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The Delaware Division of Public Health (DPH) is providing an update on the most recent statistics related to coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in Delaware, as of 6 p.m. Thursday, August 19, 2021.     As of Tuesday, August 17, the seven-day average for the percentage of total tests that were positive was 7.9% – an increase from 6.2% as of Tuesday, August 10. There…

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New Coronavirus Tests Rising; Vaccinations Also Rising

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Since Monday, Delaware’s new positive coronavirus tests have increased from 125 to 335 on Wednesday. Thursday saw a bit of a decrease to 281. However the 7-day average of all positive tests has steadily increased from 5.1% last Sunday to 6.2% Thursday. By county on Thursday, New Castle had 132 new positive tests, Kent County…

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DE Coronavirus Numbers on the Rise

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Delaware Public Health is again posting daily coronavirus information on it’s Facebook page since the numbers have again started to rise in the First State. While the number of new positive cases has been up and down – they are somewhat higher than when Delaware’s State of Emergency ended on July 13th. There were 156…

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Coronavirus Activity on Increase in Delaware

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———————————————————————————————————————— Over the past several weeks Delaware has seen an increase in coronavirus activity statewide. Since June 24 the number of new positive cases has increased by 787 – an average of 32 new cases daily in the last 24 days. Last week Delaware Public Health said that while the numbers remain relatively low, the…

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DE Coronavirus Numbers Remain Elevated

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The numbers remain elevated for positive coronavirus tests, hospitalizations and the number of deaths in Delaware. Public Health officials report 12 deaths on Friday – 6 of them were in Kent County, 4 in New Castle County and two in Sussex. All ranged in age from their 60 to 90s and five were residents of…

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DPH Records 1st Pediatric Death Related to Coronavirus

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While Delaware saw a huge increase in positive coronavirus tests on Wednesday, the numbers were back to a more normal level for Thursday – at 582 new positive cases – with 201 in Sussex County – 261 in New Castle. There were 2 fewer people hospitalized with the virus statewide – with that number at…

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