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October 27, 2020: COVID-19 Briefing
Date Posted: October 26, 2020


State of Delaware Announces Early Childhood Education Updates
Date Posted: October 26, 2020


DOJ secures Manafort and Gates-connected entity dissolutions
Date Posted: October 26, 2020


Governor Carney, DPH, DEMA Announce Community COVID-19 Testing Sites
Date Posted: October 26, 2020


U.S. Coast Guard, DNREC Recover 55 Tons of Oiled Debris
Date Posted: October 26, 2020


Governor Carney Announces Compassionate Champion Award Recipients
Date Posted: October 23, 2020


Attorney General Jennings’ statement on Purdue Pharma plea agreement
Date Posted: October 23, 2020

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Revenue Announces Decrease in HSCA Rate
Date Posted: October 23, 2020


Weekly COVID-19 Update – October 23, 2020: New Daily Cases, Hospitalizations Remain Elevated; Deaths Increase
Date Posted: October 23, 2020


Public Comment Open, Transcript and Presentation Available on Proposed Plastic Bag Ban Regulations
Date Posted: October 23, 2020


Oil Spill Cleanup of Delaware Bay Coastline Intensifies Today With Additional Resources Deployed
Date Posted: October 23, 2020


Deadline for Second Round of TIIF Grant Application Approaching
Date Posted: October 22, 2020


Trout Stocked in White Clay Creek for Fall Fishing
Date Posted: October 22, 2020


Unified Command, Incident Command Post Established for Oil Cleanup Efforts on Delaware Shore
Date Posted: October 21, 2020


COVID Alert DE Surpasses 50,000 Downloads of App
Date Posted: October 20, 2020


Governor Carney Announces Health Care Relief Fund 
Date Posted: October 20, 2020


DNREC Continues Working to Assess and Clean Up Oil Spill in Delaware Bay and Southern Beaches
Date Posted: October 20, 2020

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Victrola Museum’s virtual Halloween program on Oct. 30, 2020
Date Posted: October 20, 2020


October 20, 2020: COVID-19 Briefing
Date Posted: October 20, 2020


DNREC Emergency Response Working to Control Oil Spill That Washed Ashore at Broadkill Beach
Date Posted: October 19, 2020


Deadline Extended until October 25 for Governor’s Outstanding Volunteer Service Awards
Date Posted: October 19, 2020


Delaware Announces Grant Program for Contract Poultry Growers Impacted by COVID-19
Date Posted: October 19, 2020

Governor Carney Authorizes Delaware National Guard Cybersecurity Squadron to Support 2020 Election
Governor Carney Authorizes Delaware National Guard Cybersecurity Squadron to Support 2020 Election
Date Posted: October 16, 2020


Weekly COVID-19 Update Oct. 16, 2020: New Daily Cases, Hospitalizations Remain Elevated; Deaths Continue to Increase
Date Posted: October 16, 2020


DSHA Celebrates Grand Opening of Splash Laundromat, Presents DDD Rebate Check
Date Posted: October 16, 2020


Governor Carney Announces Expansion of DE Relief Small Business Program to $150M
Date Posted: October 15, 2020

Kayla Kosmalski
GACEC Newsletter Features Middletown Teenager
Date Posted: October 15, 2020


State Auditor Kathy McGuiness and Insurance Commissioner Trinidad Navarro Partner for a Fraud Town Hall
Date Posted: October 14, 2020

Photo of re-enactors portraying the fighting at the Sunken Road during the Battle of Antietam.
“Civil War Band of Brothers” virtual program from The Old State House on Oct. 22, 2020
Date Posted: October 14, 2020


Beebe Healthcare Partners with Lewes Public Library, Delaware Libraries to Support Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library
Date Posted: October 14, 2020


Delaware Waterfowl and Trout Stamp Art Winners Announced
Date Posted: October 14, 2020


Red Clay’s Kimberly Stock named 2021 Delaware Teacher of the Year
Date Posted: October 13, 2020

Overdose prevention training flyer
Overdose Medication Distribution Planned For Smyrna Wednesday
Date Posted: October 13, 2020


Gov. Carney: Delawareans for Educational Opportunity, DE NAACP Agreement Makes Significant Investment in DE Schools
Date Posted: October 12, 2020


Update to Lower and Higher Authority Appeals Deadlines
Date Posted: October 12, 2020


October 13, 2020: COVID-19 Briefing
Date Posted: October 12, 2020


Delaware Cancer Mortality Rates Decrease Between 2002-2006 & 2012-2016; Improvements Among Specific Races, Ethnicities
Date Posted: October 12, 2020


Learn about the History of Disability  in the Delaware Disability History and Awareness Month
Date Posted: October 12, 2020


Kent/Sussex 911 restored for AT&T customers
Date Posted: October 11, 2020


AT&T 911 cell outage in Kent & Sussex Counties
Date Posted: October 11, 2020


Nominations Open for Governor’s Volunteer Awards; Deadline is Oct. 18
Date Posted: October 10, 2020


Weekly Update Oct. 9: New Daily COVID-19 Cases Remain Updated in Delaware
Date Posted: October 9, 2020


Office of Highway Safety Launches Operation Crash Reduction & “New” ArriveAliveDE.com
Date Posted: October 8, 2020


Laurel Woman Charged With Animal Cruelty
Date Posted: October 8, 2020


Delaware Division of the Arts Welcomes Public Input on Strategic Plan
Date Posted: October 8, 2020

Smokey Bear at St. Anne's 2
Smokey visits St. Anne’s School for Fire Prevention Week
Date Posted: October 7, 2020


Delawareans Have More Options When Disposing of Unwanted Medications
Date Posted: October 6, 2020


Dover man indicted on two felonies after flashing gun at political rally
Date Posted: October 6, 2020


NC City Police Department Earns State Accreditation
Date Posted: October 6, 2020

All My Friends are Differently Abled and Nothing to Fear
October is Delaware Disability History and Awareness Month
Date Posted: October 6, 2020


October 6, 2020: COVID-19 Briefing
Date Posted: October 6, 2020


FEMA Mitigation Grants Application Period Open
Date Posted: October 5, 2020


DOJ secures Cohen LLC revocations
Date Posted: October 5, 2020


First round of DE Relief Grants helping 741 businesses with $25.7 million in funds
Date Posted: October 5, 2020


DPH Releases Halloween Guidance for Delaware Communities, Families
Date Posted: October 2, 2020


Weekly COVID-19 Update: New Daily Cases Remain Elevated this Week; Deaths, Hospitalizations Also Increase
Date Posted: October 2, 2020

Governor Carney Formally Extends State of Emergency
Governor Carney Formally Extends State of Emergency to Continue Fighting COVID-19
Date Posted: October 2, 2020


Former Wilmington officer sentenced to one year of probation for Official Misconduct
Date Posted: October 2, 2020


State of Delaware Announces School Testing Locations
Date Posted: October 2, 2020

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Video Explores Genetic Background of Eight White and Three Black People Who Lived in 1600s Delaware
Date Posted: October 2, 2020

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Flags to be lowered Sunday for National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Day
Date Posted: October 2, 2020


COVID Alert DE App Expands Partnership to New York, New Jersey
Date Posted: October 1, 2020


Extension Of The Delaware Contractor Registration Act
Date Posted: October 1, 2020


DelDOT Calls Attention to Employee Injuries, High Number of Overall Fatalities
Date Posted: October 1, 2020


Emergency Sirens To Be Tested Tuesday
Date Posted: October 1, 2020


Delaware Child Psychiatry Access Program Looks to Remove Barriers, Empower Primary Care Providers
Date Posted: October 1, 2020


Nature, Science, and Fun Featured in Outdoor Delaware Magazine – Now Online
Date Posted: October 1, 2020


Governor Carney, 11 Governors Release Joint Statement on Threats to American Democracy
Date Posted: September 30, 2020


[VIDEO] Governor Carney Receives Pandemic Resurgence Advisory Committee Report
Date Posted: September 30, 2020


Delaware Gets Approval to Extend Pandemic-EBT Benefits to Feed Children During COVID-19 Emergency
Date Posted: September 30, 2020


Attorney General Jennings Announces Multistate Settlement Over 2014 Anthem Data Breach
Date Posted: September 30, 2020


Delaware Integrates Prescription Monitoring Program Into Its Electronic Health Record System
Date Posted: September 30, 2020

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Join DTI For Cyber Security Awareness Month Events
Date Posted: September 30, 2020


Dental Coverage for Low-Income Adults in Delaware Begins Oct. 1
Date Posted: September 30, 2020


Additional Delaware Hunting Seasons Open in October
Date Posted: September 30, 2020


Investor Protection Unit Joins CFTC to Stop Nationwide Precious Metals IRA, Bullion Coin Scheme
Date Posted: September 29, 2020


DPH Partners With Health Care and Community Partners to Launch Fight Flu DE — Enhanced Flu Vaccination Campaign
Date Posted: September 29, 2020


OAW Announces Arrest in Camden Animal Cruelty Case
Date Posted: September 29, 2020


September 29, 2020: COVID-19 Briefing
Date Posted: September 29, 2020


DuPont Nature Center Closing for Winter
Date Posted: September 29, 2020


Pair of Courts Side With DOJ On USPS, Vote-By-Mail
Date Posted: September 28, 2020

Delaware Flag Status - half staff
Update – Flag Lowering for Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg
Date Posted: September 28, 2020


Department of Finance & The Precisionists, Inc. Launch Autism at Work Program
Date Posted: September 28, 2020


DOL Announces the “High Extended Benefits” Program
Date Posted: September 28, 2020


SNAP distribuirá otra ronda de los beneficios de alimentos de emergencia para su uso a partir del 30 de septiembre
Date Posted: September 28, 2020


Delaware’s SNAP Program Will Issue Another Round of Emergency Food Benefits for Use Starting Sept. 30
Date Posted: September 28, 2020


Grants Available for Community Water Quality Projects
Date Posted: September 28, 2020


The Mezzanine Gallery to Exhibit Sculptures by Aaron Paskins
Date Posted: September 28, 2020


Delaware Surpasses 20,000 Positive Case of COVID-19; New Daily Cases Remain Elevated
Date Posted: September 25, 2020


Governor Carney Issues Revision to Omnibus COVID-19 Order
Date Posted: September 25, 2020


Attorney General Jennings Announces Multistate Settlement with C.R. Bard
Date Posted: September 25, 2020

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Delaware Division of Unemployment Insurance Continues Lost Wage Assistance Program
Date Posted: September 25, 2020


$1.5 Million EDA Grant to Delaware Innovation Space to Launch Hard Science Startup Accelerator
Date Posted: September 24, 2020


Second Application Round for DE Relief Grants to Open October 1
Date Posted: September 24, 2020


Three Delaware Schools Receive National Blue Ribbon Honors
Date Posted: September 24, 2020

Financial Reports
Delaware Recognized for 25th Consecutive Year of Excellence in Financial Reporting
Date Posted: September 24, 2020


DSHA Announces $2.8 Million Awarded to Strong Neighborhoods Projects Statewide
Date Posted: September 24, 2020


Piping Plovers Nesting in Delaware Reach New High Number
Date Posted: September 24, 2020


Take a Stand Against Falls: Falls Prevention Awareness Week September 21-25, 2020
Date Posted: September 23, 2020

Commissioner Trinidad Navarro speaking at a podium about Medicare.
Medicare Assistance Bureau Innovates to Serve Residents During COVID-19
Date Posted: September 23, 2020

DOVER (Oct. 9, 2020) – 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, October 8, 2020.

A total of 21,827 positive cases of COVID-19 among Delaware residents have been reported to DPH since March 11, 2020, including 11,236 individuals who are considered recovered. The seven-day average for the percentage of persons who tested positive for COVID-19 decreased from 7.9% as of Oct. 1, to 6.6% as of Thursday, Oct. 8. The number of new daily cases each day this week has remained elevated with the seven-day average of 131.1, as of Thursday, Oct. 8. In addition, 104 individuals are currently hospitalized due to COVID-19 in Delaware, which represents a 25% increase compared to 83 hospitalizations reported as of last Friday’s update. Twenty-one of the hospitalized persons are critically ill, up five from last week.

A total of 651 Delawareans have passed away due to complications from COVID-19. The state reported 9 additional deaths since last week’s update, including two as a result of a review of Vital Statistics records. The total number of individuals who have died from COVID-19 ranges in age from 21 to 104 years old. Of those who have died, 340 were female and 311 were male. A total of 323 individuals were from New Castle County, 118 were from Kent County, and 210 were from Sussex County.

To protect personal health information, DPH will not confirm specific information about any individual case, even if other persons or entities disclose it independently.

Additional Updates

Update on COVID-19 Outbreaks in Long-term Care Facilities: The Division of Public Health continues to investigate COVID-19 outbreaks in long-term care facilities throughout the state. Facilities where significant ongoing outbreaks are occurring, as of Oct. 8, 2020:

Kentmere Rehabilitation and Health Care Center in Wilmington; 53 residents and 37 staff members
Cadia Healthcare Silverside in Wilmington; 44 residents and 27 staff members
Country Rest Home in Greenwood; 28 residents and 15 staff members

*Staff members may include health care and non-health care personnel, such as facility vendors or other individuals working in the long-term care facility who may not be full-time facility employees.

Delaware COVID-19 Data

The latest Delaware COVID-19 case statistics* cumulatively since March 11, provided as of 6 p.m. Thursday, October 8, include:

  • 21,827 total positive cases
  • New Castle County cases: 11,399
  • Kent County cases: 3,190
  • Sussex County cases: 7,148
  • Unknown County: 90
  • Females: 11,763; Males: 10.025; Unknown Sex: 39
  • Age range: 0 to 104
  • Currently hospitalized: 104; Critically ill: 21 (This data represents individuals currently hospitalized in a Delaware hospital regardless of residence, and is not cumulative.)
  • Delawareans recovered: 11,236
  • 282,540 negative cases**
    *Data are provisional and subject to change.
    **Data on negative cases are preliminary, based on negative results reported to DPH by state and commercial laboratories performing analysis.

A data quality enhancement was put in place this week to determine the county of residence for cases in which the county was previously unknown. As a result, county totals have increased as part of this update, and the unknown county total has decreased. Statewide statistics have not been affected by this data improvement.

Generally, Delaware is now considering patients recovered after at least 24 hours have passed since the resolution of fever without the use of fever-reducing medications and/or improvement in symptoms, and at least 10 days have passed since symptoms first appeared. Individuals who tested positive who have not had any symptoms are considered recovered after at least 10 days have passed since the date of their first positive COVID-19 test with no subsequent illness.

Aggregate K-12 School-Related COVID-19 Statistics

The Division of Public Health is providing statewide aggregate data on the total number of COVID-19 positive cases among students and staff who were in-person at a school or child care facility while potentially infectious, reported to DPH since Sept. 1, 2020. To determine the start of the infectious period, or when others may have been exposed to someone infectious, DPH looks 48 hours prior to the onset of symptoms or 48 hours prior to testing for those individuals who had no symptoms. These data only indicate potential exposure to COVID-19 in these settings, not whether exposure actually occurred.

Cumulative number of COVID-19 positive students and staff, statewide, who were in-person at a school or child care facility while potentially infectious, reported to DPH between Sept. 1, 2020, and Oct. 8, 2020:

  • Child care – 15 students and 11 staff
  • Private K-12 – 31 students and 12 staff
  • Public K-12 – 11 students and 43 staff

Long-term Care Statistics

Information related to positive cases and deaths among residents at long-term care facilities will be updated weekly each Friday, using information reported as of 6 p.m. Thursday. There have been a total of 1,374 positive COVID-19 cases cumulatively involving long-term care residents, and 384 residents of Delaware long-term care facilities have died from complications related to COVID-19.

The locations and number of deaths involving residents of long-term care facilities are:

  • Atlantic Shores Rehabilitation and Health Center, Millsboro (17)
  • Brackenville Center, Genesis Healthcare, Hockessin (18)
  • Brandywine Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Wilmington (34)
  • Brandywine Living at Seaside Pointe, Rehoboth Beach (2)
  • Cadia Healthcare Broadmeadow, Middletown (10)
  • Cadia Healthcare Capitol, Dover (14)
  • Cadia Healthcare Renaissance, Millsboro (9)
  • Cadia Healthcare North Wilmington/Silverside, Wilmington (9)
  • Country Rest Home, Greenwood (6)
  • Delaware Hospital for the Chronically Ill, Smyrna (11)
  • Governor Bacon Health Center, Delaware City (1)
  • HarborChase of Wilmington, Wilmington (4)
  • Harbor Healthcare and Rehabilitation, Lewes (20)
  • Harrison House Senior Living, Georgetown (41)
  • Hillside Center, Wilmington (3)
  • Kentmere Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center, Wilmington (4)
  • Little Sisters of the Poor, Newark (11)
  • ManorCare Health Services, Wilmington (13)
  • ManorCare Health Services, Pike Creek (20)
  • Methodist Country House, Wilmington (4)
  • Millcroft, Newark (2)
  • Milford Center, Genesis Healthcare, Milford (36)
  • New Castle Health and Rehabilitation Center, New Castle (12)
  • Newark Manor Nursing Home, Newark (11)
  • Parkview Nursing and Rehabilitation, Wilmington (26)
  • Pinnacle Rehabilitation and Health Center, Smyrna (24)
  • Regal Heights Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, Hockessin (5)
  • Summit Assisted Living, Hockessin (3)
  • Sunrise Assisted Living, Wilmington (2)
  • Westminster Village, Dover (7)
  • Five other New Castle County long-term care facilities (1 death at each facility)

Additional demographic data on COVID-19 cases and deaths, including race/ethnicity, more age-specific data and rates information by ZIP code, and information on Delaware’s contact tracing efforts can be found on the Division of Public Health’s My Healthy Community data portal at de.gov/healthycommunity.

If you are sick with any of the following symptoms, stay home: fever, cough, shortness of breath, sore throat, muscle aches, fatigue, chills, shaking with chills, loss of smell or taste, nausea or vomiting, diarrhea, or headache or congestion or runny nose without a known cause such as allergies. Other symptoms such as abdominal pain or lack of appetite have been identified as potential symptoms related to COVID-19 and may prompt further screening, action or investigation by a primary care provider. If you are sick and need essential supplies, ask someone else to go to the grocery store or the pharmacy to get what you need.

If you believe you have been exposed to someone with COVID-19, or have symptoms of illness, make sure to distance yourself from others, particularly vulnerable populations. Older adults and people of any age with serious underlying medical conditions – including serious heart conditions, chronic lung conditions, including moderate to severe asthma, severe obesity and those who are immunocompromised, including through cancer treatment – may have a higher risk for severe illness from COVID-19.

Information about testing events, including community testing sites, permanent fixed testing sites, and free-standing sites operated by the health care systems and hospitals, will be listed on the testing section of the Delaware coronavirus website at: coronavirus.delaware.gov/testing/.

Individuals who have complaints about individuals violating public gathering restrictions should contact state or local law enforcement. Concerns that a business may be violating operating restrictions should be directed to: HSPContact@delaware.gov. Questions related to business re-openings or operations as businesses re-open should go to COVID19FAQ@delaware.gov.

Individuals with questions about COVID-19 should call Delaware 2-1-1, individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing can text their ZIP code to 898-211, or email info@delaware211.org. Hours of operation are 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Monday through Friday; 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Medically related questions regarding testing, symptoms, and health-related guidance can be submitted by email at DPHCall@delaware.gov. Questions regarding unemployment claims should be emailed to: UIClaims@delaware.gov.

In addition, the Division of Public Health asks any Delaware health care, long-term care, residential, or other high-risk facility with questions or concerns to email: DPH_PAC@delaware.gov or call the DPH Call Center at 1-866-408-1899 and press ext. 2.

DPH will continue to update the public as more information becomes available. For the latest on Delaware’s response, go to de.gov/coronavirus.

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DOVER (Oct. 9, 2020) – 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, October 8, 2020.

A total of 21,827 positive cases of COVID-19 among Delaware residents have been reported to DPH since March 11, 2020, including 11,236 individuals who are considered recovered. The seven-day average for the percentage of persons who tested positive for COVID-19 decreased from 7.9% as of Oct. 1, to 6.6% as of Thursday, Oct. 8. The number of new daily cases each day this week has remained elevated with the seven-day average of 131.1, as of Thursday, Oct. 8. In addition, 104 individuals are currently hospitalized due to COVID-19 in Delaware, which represents a 25% increase compared to 83 hospitalizations reported as of last Friday’s update. Twenty-one of the hospitalized persons are critically ill, up five from last week.

A total of 651 Delawareans have passed away due to complications from COVID-19. The state reported 9 additional deaths since last week’s update, including two as a result of a review of Vital Statistics records. The total number of individuals who have died from COVID-19 ranges in age from 21 to 104 years old. Of those who have died, 340 were female and 311 were male. A total of 323 individuals were from New Castle County, 118 were from Kent County, and 210 were from Sussex County.

To protect personal health information, DPH will not confirm specific information about any individual case, even if other persons or entities disclose it independently.

Additional Updates

Update on COVID-19 Outbreaks in Long-term Care Facilities: The Division of Public Health continues to investigate COVID-19 outbreaks in long-term care facilities throughout the state. Facilities where significant ongoing outbreaks are occurring, as of Oct. 8, 2020:

Kentmere Rehabilitation and Health Care Center in Wilmington; 53 residents and 37 staff members
Cadia Healthcare Silverside in Wilmington; 44 residents and 27 staff members
Country Rest Home in Greenwood; 28 residents and 15 staff members

*Staff members may include health care and non-health care personnel, such as facility vendors or other individuals working in the long-term care facility who may not be full-time facility employees.

Delaware COVID-19 Data

The latest Delaware COVID-19 case statistics* cumulatively since March 11, provided as of 6 p.m. Thursday, October 8, include:

  • 21,827 total positive cases
  • New Castle County cases: 11,399
  • Kent County cases: 3,190
  • Sussex County cases: 7,148
  • Unknown County: 90
  • Females: 11,763; Males: 10.025; Unknown Sex: 39
  • Age range: 0 to 104
  • Currently hospitalized: 104; Critically ill: 21 (This data represents individuals currently hospitalized in a Delaware hospital regardless of residence, and is not cumulative.)
  • Delawareans recovered: 11,236
  • 282,540 negative cases**
    *Data are provisional and subject to change.
    **Data on negative cases are preliminary, based on negative results reported to DPH by state and commercial laboratories performing analysis.

A data quality enhancement was put in place this week to determine the county of residence for cases in which the county was previously unknown. As a result, county totals have increased as part of this update, and the unknown county total has decreased. Statewide statistics have not been affected by this data improvement.

Generally, Delaware is now considering patients recovered after at least 24 hours have passed since the resolution of fever without the use of fever-reducing medications and/or improvement in symptoms, and at least 10 days have passed since symptoms first appeared. Individuals who tested positive who have not had any symptoms are considered recovered after at least 10 days have passed since the date of their first positive COVID-19 test with no subsequent illness.

Aggregate K-12 School-Related COVID-19 Statistics

The Division of Public Health is providing statewide aggregate data on the total number of COVID-19 positive cases among students and staff who were in-person at a school or child care facility while potentially infectious, reported to DPH since Sept. 1, 2020. To determine the start of the infectious period, or when others may have been exposed to someone infectious, DPH looks 48 hours prior to the onset of symptoms or 48 hours prior to testing for those individuals who had no symptoms. These data only indicate potential exposure to COVID-19 in these settings, not whether exposure actually occurred.

Cumulative number of COVID-19 positive students and staff, statewide, who were in-person at a school or child care facility while potentially infectious, reported to DPH between Sept. 1, 2020, and Oct. 8, 2020:

  • Child care – 15 students and 11 staff
  • Private K-12 – 31 students and 12 staff
  • Public K-12 – 11 students and 43 staff

Long-term Care Statistics

Information related to positive cases and deaths among residents at long-term care facilities will be updated weekly each Friday, using information reported as of 6 p.m. Thursday. There have been a total of 1,374 positive COVID-19 cases cumulatively involving long-term care residents, and 384 residents of Delaware long-term care facilities have died from complications related to COVID-19.

The locations and number of deaths involving residents of long-term care facilities are:

  • Atlantic Shores Rehabilitation and Health Center, Millsboro (17)
  • Brackenville Center, Genesis Healthcare, Hockessin (18)
  • Brandywine Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Wilmington (34)
  • Brandywine Living at Seaside Pointe, Rehoboth Beach (2)
  • Cadia Healthcare Broadmeadow, Middletown (10)
  • Cadia Healthcare Capitol, Dover (14)
  • Cadia Healthcare Renaissance, Millsboro (9)
  • Cadia Healthcare North Wilmington/Silverside, Wilmington (9)
  • Country Rest Home, Greenwood (6)
  • Delaware Hospital for the Chronically Ill, Smyrna (11)
  • Governor Bacon Health Center, Delaware City (1)
  • HarborChase of Wilmington, Wilmington (4)
  • Harbor Healthcare and Rehabilitation, Lewes (20)
  • Harrison House Senior Living, Georgetown (41)
  • Hillside Center, Wilmington (3)
  • Kentmere Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center, Wilmington (4)
  • Little Sisters of the Poor, Newark (11)
  • ManorCare Health Services, Wilmington (13)
  • ManorCare Health Services, Pike Creek (20)
  • Methodist Country House, Wilmington (4)
  • Millcroft, Newark (2)
  • Milford Center, Genesis Healthcare, Milford (36)
  • New Castle Health and Rehabilitation Center, New Castle (12)
  • Newark Manor Nursing Home, Newark (11)
  • Parkview Nursing and Rehabilitation, Wilmington (26)
  • Pinnacle Rehabilitation and Health Center, Smyrna (24)
  • Regal Heights Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, Hockessin (5)
  • Summit Assisted Living, Hockessin (3)
  • Sunrise Assisted Living, Wilmington (2)
  • Westminster Village, Dover (7)
  • Five other New Castle County long-term care facilities (1 death at each facility)

Additional demographic data on COVID-19 cases and deaths, including race/ethnicity, more age-specific data and rates information by ZIP code, and information on Delaware’s contact tracing efforts can be found on the Division of Public Health’s My Healthy Community data portal at de.gov/healthycommunity.

If you are sick with any of the following symptoms, stay home: fever, cough, shortness of breath, sore throat, muscle aches, fatigue, chills, shaking with chills, loss of smell or taste, nausea or vomiting, diarrhea, or headache or congestion or runny nose without a known cause such as allergies. Other symptoms such as abdominal pain or lack of appetite have been identified as potential symptoms related to COVID-19 and may prompt further screening, action or investigation by a primary care provider. If you are sick and need essential supplies, ask someone else to go to the grocery store or the pharmacy to get what you need.

If you believe you have been exposed to someone with COVID-19, or have symptoms of illness, make sure to distance yourself from others, particularly vulnerable populations. Older adults and people of any age with serious underlying medical conditions – including serious heart conditions, chronic lung conditions, including moderate to severe asthma, severe obesity and those who are immunocompromised, including through cancer treatment – may have a higher risk for severe illness from COVID-19.

Information about testing events, including community testing sites, permanent fixed testing sites, and free-standing sites operated by the health care systems and hospitals, will be listed on the testing section of the Delaware coronavirus website at: coronavirus.delaware.gov/testing/.

Individuals who have complaints about individuals violating public gathering restrictions should contact state or local law enforcement. Concerns that a business may be violating operating restrictions should be directed to: HSPContact@delaware.gov. Questions related to business re-openings or operations as businesses re-open should go to COVID19FAQ@delaware.gov.

Individuals with questions about COVID-19 should call Delaware 2-1-1, individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing can text their ZIP code to 898-211, or email info@delaware211.org. Hours of operation are 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Monday through Friday; 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Medically related questions regarding testing, symptoms, and health-related guidance can be submitted by email at DPHCall@delaware.gov. Questions regarding unemployment claims should be emailed to: UIClaims@delaware.gov.

In addition, the Division of Public Health asks any Delaware health care, long-term care, residential, or other high-risk facility with questions or concerns to email: DPH_PAC@delaware.gov or call the DPH Call Center at 1-866-408-1899 and press ext. 2.

DPH will continue to update the public as more information becomes available. For the latest on Delaware’s response, go to de.gov/coronavirus.

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