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Saturday, October 16, 2021

Covid update: Hospitalizations increase by 26

The Monday update from the Delaware Division of Public Health listed a high number of new cases but no recent deaths.   As of Sunday night, hospitalizations surged to more than  260, above the summer low...

Incyte-Lilly sudden hair loss drug fares well in late-stage trials

Eli Lilly and Company and Wilmington-based Incyte announced promising results from two  Phase 3 trials, which found  Olumiant was superior to placebo in achieving scalp hair regrowth as early as 24 weeks in adults...

Delaware Covid update: Cases plateau as deaths rise by 18

Delaware's rate of  Covid-19 cases may have  peaked. Still, the state has not seen the steep decline observed at other times during the pandemic. Deaths continue to  move toward the 2,000 mark. In its Saturday report,...

Carney, health director praise ChristianaCare’s vaccine mandate

Gov. John Carney and State Division of Public Health Secretary Dr. Karyl Rattay praised ChristianaCare's requiring Covid-19 vaccinations for all employers, staff, and contractors. Carney said the state's largest employer deserved credit for going a...

Carney issues Covid vaccination or weekly test mandate for teachers, staff

Gov. John Carney, the Delaware Division of Public Health  and the Delaware Department of Education announced on Tuesday that educators, school staff, contractors, and volunteers who work in K-12 public and private schools must...

From WHYY: Despite protests, Christiana Care reports nearly 98% of workers are vaxxed...

By Cris Barrish Nearly two months ago, as Covid-19 cases and hospitalizations continued a sharp summer surge, the ChristianaCare threw down the gauntlet to its 14,000 employees and contractors. Get your first shot by Sept. 21,...

Covid update: Signs point to a. slow decline in new cases

Delaware continues to see a high number of Covid-19 cases, although signs point to a slight decline  as more people are vaccinated.   (Areas to the south and west of Dover are seeing the highest level...

Pete Booker and his breakthrough Covid case

Good afternoon,   As the executive director of the Delaware Safety Council, it comes as no surprise that Julian "Pete" Booker was fully vaccinated.   But that did not stop a  busy and personable Booker - best known...

Division of Public Health OKs recommendations on Covid booster shots

The Delaware Division of Public Health (DPH) today announced that the state’s vaccine providers can begin administering booster doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine to certain populations recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and...

Covid update: 13 additional deaths based on review of vital statistics records

The Delaware Division of Public Health reported 13 deaths following a review of vital statistics records.   All of the deaths came in August, except for one from June.   Of those who died, six were  New Castle...
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