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Sunday, March 29, 2020

Healthcare news roundup: $50,000 for Beebe testing; Beebe CEO takes helm; ...

  Couple donates $50,000 to help Beebe's COVi-19 testing work Scott and Tracy Sipprelle have committed $50,000 to Beebe Healthcare's  COVID-19 response efforts. Scott and Tracy, who own a home in Lewes, wanted to support Beebe in...

Five hospitalized after a cluster of coronavirus cases is found at Brandywine...

The state Department of Health and Social Services (DHSS) announced that a second care facility in Delaware has multiple coronavirus cases. Six residents of a memory care unit of HarborChase in north Wilmington have tested...

Number of coronavirus cases now 214; death toll rises to 5

The Delaware Division of Public Health reported the number of coronavirus cases rose from 165 on Friday afternoon to 214 on Saturday. Five  Delawareans have passed away due to complications from COVID-19. The most recent deaths...

Peninsula Medical Center in Salisbury confirms 1st coronavirus death

Peninsula Regional Medical Center in Salisbury, MD reported that a patient has died of coronavirus. Salisbury is a short drive from the state line with Delaware. The hospital serves a large portion of the Eastern...

State releases modified nonessential-business list

The Delaware Division of Small Business has issued a revised list of essential and non-essential businesses. The list includes recent changes that allowed auto and gun dealers as well as pet  daycare centers to operate...

Delaware jobless claims top 10,700

Delaware weekly initial jobless claims topped the 10,700 mark, the U.S. Department of Labor reported Thursday. The figure was among the highest among states with smaller populations as employers struggled with the impact of a...

Carney expands H.E.L.P. program to personal care businesses while increasing maximum annual...

Gov. John Carney on Thursday announced the expansion of the Hospitality Emergency Loan Program (H.E.L.P.) to provide financial relief for additional industries hit by coronavirus. The expansion makes personal care services businesses – such as barbershops, hair...

Updated: Auto dealers, gun shops, dog daycares now classified as ‘essential’

Auto dealers and gun stores  can now see customers by appointment and dog daycare centers can reopen under a revision of "essential businesses" under Gov. John Carney's emergency order. The changes came under an appeals...

Beebe Healthcare updates list of needed items that include respirators

Beebe Health care is updating its  listing of needed medical items. Beebe Healthcare has also launched a COVID-19 Relief Fund for monetary donations. The health care system also needs of items like personal protective equipment...

State coronavirus total hits 119 as state adds more info to ‘dashboard’

The number of coronavirus cases in Delaware remained at 119 on Thursday morning. In a related development, the Delaware Division of Health COVID-19 dashboard now has additional information, including the number of hospitalizations and a...