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Tuesday, December 1, 2020
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Weekly report highlights Covid-19 surge, school cases

In its weekly coronavirus report, the iThe Delaware Division of Public Health (DPH) offered details on a surge in coronavirus cases as well as the number of positive tests related to schools. School and daycare...
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State announces pop-up Covid testing locations as DelDOT reports heavy traffic...

Next week's list of community testing sites has been announced. Testing locations listed below include pop-up and Curative trailer sites and community sites hosted by the Henrietta Johnson Medical Center.    The Delaware Emergency Management Agency...
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Carney issues dining, occupancy limit restrictions as Covid-19 case count soars

Governor John Carney on Friday issued the third revision to an  emergency order, formally imposing restrictions announced earlier this week. The order was announced this week and was formally rolled out on Friday. Most provisions...
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80 in Delaware prison system test positive for coronavirus

Eighty positive coronavirus tests were reported this week at the state's correctional facilities.  The Delaware Department of Correction reported  the first positive inmate test results at Baylor Women’s Correctional Institution, New Castle,  since the start...
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Covid-19 surges with a record 649 daily cases, four new deaths and...

The  Delaware Division of Public Health reported a one-day record of  649 new coronavirus cases and four additional deaths in its Friday report. The numbers are based on data from Thursday night. All four individuals...
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The potential superpowers of the AstraZeneca-Oxford vaccine

Good afternoon, AstraZeneca is a UK-based company that uses the queen's English spellings (organisation, leukaemia) and sends out its news releases on London time (2 a.m. Eastern). I was asleep when the latest release dropped, but...
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Lily-Incyte drug gets emergency use OK for treatment of severe cases of Covid-19

Eli Lilly and Company and Wilmington-based Incyte announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued an Emergency Use Authorization (EUA)  for the distribution and emergency use of baricitinib. The drug is used in...
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DSU, Bank of America announce $1 million employment initiative

Delaware State University and Bank of America announced a new $1 million jobs initiative partnership to help students of color successfully complete the education and training necessary to enter the workforce.  This initiative builds on...
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Governors strongly encourage colleges, universities to test students departing for Thanksgiving

Delaware Govs. John Carney; Andrew M. Cuomo, New York;  Phil Murphy, New Jersey;  Ned Lamont, Connecticut;  Tom Wolf, Pennsylvania;  Gina Raimondo, Rhode Island;  and Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker announced they would encourage residential colleges...
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Healthcare notes: ChristianaCare, Saint Francis Healthcare, Blood Bank, Beebe, Bayhealth

ChristianaCare turns to Pear digital therapeutics in addiction treatment. Patients in Delaware and surrounding communities seeking treatment for opioid and substance use disorders will now have access to a treatment option, prescription digital therapeutics (PDTs),...