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Saturday, October 16, 2021

Weekly Covid update: New cases, hospitalizations show modest decline

The weekly report from the Delaware Division of Public Health shows a gradual decline in new Covid-19 cases as the number of vaccinations increase. The seven-day average of new positive cases fell to  391.6 from...

$75 million in state support for health care facilities announced

More than $75 million in financial support for Delaware hospitals, long-term care facilities, and State of Delaware-operated round-the-clock facilities was announced this week. Funding can be used to make recruitment and retention payments to Delawareans working...

Covid update: No new deaths as daily cases remain around 400

Delaware is having trouble getting off the plateau when it comes to new Covid-19 cases. The daily total of new cases has remained 400 or more since mid-September, despite a growing percentage of the...

Despite improvements, Delaware’s cancer rate remains high

Early detection and screening possible factors in high rates According to the latest cancer data from the Division of Public Health (DPH), Delaware’s mortality rate for all cancer sites combined improved in most categories during...

AstraZeneca releases more data pointing to positive results for Covid antibody injection

AstraZeneca released more data indicating its AZD7442 long-acting antibody shot led to a reduction in deaths in non-hospitalized patients with mild-to-moderate symptoms. A total of 90% of participants in the late-stage study were from populations...

Bayhealth, rehab hospital company announce joint venture

Bayhealth and PAM Health announced a new joint venture and management services agreement that expands rehabilitation services in Kent and Sussex counties. Under the management services agreement, which begins January 1, 2022, PAM Health will...

State to use federal Rescue Act funds for new Hospital for Chronically Ill...

Delaware will use $50 million in federal Rescue Plan Act funds to build a new Delaware Hospital for the Chronically Ill in Smyrna.  The hospital, which originally opened in 1932, provides skilled nursing care to...

Covid-19 update: 2 new deaths and a 7,000 dose surge in vaccinations

Two new deaths from Covid-19  were reported in the Wednesday update from the Delaware Division of Public Health.   The report showed  a vaccination surge with  7,000 doses of vaccine, well above the 2,000 or fewer...

Dover Raceway event to combine vaccinations with laps on the Monster Mile

One of the big success Covid-19  stories this year came with mass vaccinations at Dover International Speedway. The  Delaware  Division of Public Health hopes to capture some of that magic with the  Race to End...

Highmark Delaware releases details of Medicare Advantage plans

 Highmark has released details of its new 2022 Delaware Medicare Advantage plans. The plans were first announced last summer and have since been approved by Medicare. The state's largest insurer is now offering plans that...
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