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Coronavirus

From WHYY: Northern Del. sewers provide a clearer view of Covid numbers

A sharp drop in clinical testing hasn’t stopped New Castle County from getting a clear picture of Covid-19 in Delaware’s most populous county. Since the early days of the pandemic, the county has turned to its sewers to identify patterns and predict Covid-positive cases. Scientists from all over the world began examining wastewater after discovering evidence that coronavirus infection can...

My take: New Crozer CEO faces challenges as ChristianaCare merger looms

My take: New Crozer CEO faces challenges as ChristianaCare merger looms The merger process of ChristianaCare and Delaware County's Crozer Health had been in a quiet phase. Then came news of Crozer getting a new CEO, the third in recent years. New CEO, Anthony Esposito, in a surprisingly candid interview with the Delco Times talked about the challenges of "stabilizing"  the...

Covid-19 surge continues in Delaware

Delaware is continuing to see a surge in Covid-19 cases.   The Friday summary from the Delaware Division of Public Health reported 408 new cases.   A new fast-spreading variant is believed to be responsible for the surge. This week both President Joe Biden and Delaware U.S. Sen. Tom Carper.   You need javascript enabled to view this content or go to <a href='https://tools.cdc.gov/api/v2/resources/media/426456/noscript'>source URL</a>. Nine...

Delaware sees uptick in Covid cases

The Delaware Division of Public Health reported an uptick in Covid-19 cases. in its monthly report, with Sussex County in the "high category DPH continues to advise Delawareans to get booster shots. Delaware also exceeded 3,000 Covid-related deaths. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) COVID-19 Community Levels data tracker, last updated on June 14, case levels...

Covid-19 death toll in Delaware hits 3,000 mark

This week, deaths from Covid-19 moved past the 3,000 mark. Three deaths were reported from the virus on Tuesday and Wednesday, bringing the fatality toll to 3,001, according to the Delaware Division of Public Health. Ages ranged from their 60s to their 80s. One of the individuals had an underlying health condition. Their vaccination status was not listed. On...

June Covid report shows decline in hospital stays, deaths

New Castle and Sussex counties move to yellow zone as vaccines for young children get OK and UD lifts mask requirement The Delaware Division of Public Health took note of an overall decrease in Covid-19 cases and hospitalization since the previous monthly update released nearly a month ago. The big news during the past week was the approval of vaccines for...

Sussex moves to CDC’s Covid-19 ‘amber zone’ as New Castle and Kent remain in red territory

According to a Centers for Disease Control dashboard, Sussex County moved out of the red zone for Covid-19 transmission. The CDC widget below shows New Castle and Kent counties in the red zone, the highest designation of spread.  The widget below lists green, amber, and red zones, with Sussex now in the amber category.   You need javascript enabled to view this...

ChristianaCare to acquire Jennersville Hospital property

ChristianaCare and Tower Health announced that ChristianaCare will purchase the former Jennersville Hospital location in West Grove, Pennsylvania from Tower Health, with the closing expected in approximately 30 to 60 days. Terms were not announced. The purchase will include the hospital and Tower Health’s interest in two office buildings, and an additional 24-acre parcel of land. The new name for the...

Updated: New Castle County moves into the high risk zone for Covid-19

New Castle County moved into the high risk zone for Covid-19, acording to a dashboard from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. New Castle County had been in the moderate (yellow) spread category, with Kent and Sussex in the high risk or red category.   The latest uptick in cases lists more than 125  people in the hospital for treatment with...

ChristianaCare tightens visitation rules as Covid cases increase

Due to an increase in Covid-19 cases, ChristianaCare is tightening visiting policies. Effective Saturday, May 28 at 12:01 a.m., the following will apply at the state's largest hospital system. Hospitalized patients at Christiana, Wilmington and Union hospitals may have one visitor at a time between 9 a.m. and 8 p.m. Visitors will be screened for Covid-19 upon arrival.Patients at outpatient...

Agilent spending $7 million-plus to upgrade Little Falls labs

Agilent Technologies Inc., a global analytical instrumentation development, life sciences and manufacturing company, has chosen to modernize and expand its existing Little Falls office and lab campus. Agilent plans to invest more than $7 million to upgrade the functionality of its Little Falls R&D and applications development labs at the three-level, 354,000-square-foot Wilmington-area site. The company’s investment will go toward...

University of Delaware brings back indoor masking

Citing a growing number of Covid-19 cases and hospitalizations in Delaware and areas over the past week, the University of Delaware is reinstating its masking requirement for all indoor spaces. The mandate became effective Tuesday. Delaware was recently listed as having the second-highest percentage growth in new cases among the 50 states. Face masks are to be worn indoors at UD except...

National Guard called up to relieve staff shortage at Stockley Center

On Sunday, Gov. John Carney on Sunday issued an Executive Order calling out members of the Delaware National Guard to serve at the Stockley Center in Georgetown. Stockleyis facing a staff shortage due to a recent increase in Covid-19 community levels and industry-wide staffing shortages. Delaware has seen a sharp increase in Covid-19 cases in recent...

Covid cases surge as hospitalizations, deaths stay below winter figure

In its monthly report, the Delaware Division of Public Health reported a sharp increase in Covid-19 cases. Still, it noted that hospitalizations and deaths remain significantly lower when compared to the winter surge.  Still, Delaware has reported the second-highest increase in new cases among the 50 states, topped only by Connecticut. While no mandates are in place, individuals are...

Study shows fewer people die from Covid-19 in counties with higher vaccination rates

Death rate disparity as high as 80%; Hospitalizations were not analyzed A large US study,  published by UK-based BMJ,  found that far fewer people died from Covid-19 in communities with higher vaccination rates. According to the findings, based on data across 2,558 counties in 48 US states, counties with high vaccine coverage had a more than 80% reduction in death rates compared...