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Monday, January 24, 2022

Covid 19 updare: Hospitalizations decline for third straight day

Early signs are pointing to a plateau in Covid-19  hospitalizations. The Sunday summary from the Delaware Division of Public Health noted that hospitalizations had declined for the third straight day to 711.  That is still...

Delaware City DMV center offering Covid-19 tests beginning today

The  State of Delaware is partnering with the Federal Emergency Management Agency to open an appointment-only New Castle County  Covid-19 drive-thru testing site from Jan. 17 to Feb. 7. Work with FEMA on setting up...

The Omicron spike and a tough decision on masking

Good afternoon,   It was a tough week for the state government in Delaware as the Omicron-fueled spike in Covid-19 cases took hold.   A reluctant Gov. John Carney ordered masking in most public indoor settings while his...

Bidens spend weekend at home near Greenville, travel to Philly food bank

President Joe Biden flew back to his home near Greenville Friday night. VIP airspace restrictions remain in place until Monday, Martin Luther King Day. Biden's trips to Delaware rarely feature public events and typically include attending...

Jan. 15 deadline looms for enrolling in Health Insurance Marketplace

A  Saturday Jan. 15 deadline is looming for those signing up for health coverage for 2022 through Delaware’s Health Insurance Marketplace. For those who enroll by the deadline and pay their first premium, coverage will...

Covid-19 update: 3 new deaths and a record number of hospitalizations

Three deaths and a new record in hospitalizations were reported in the Thursday Covid-19 summary from the Delaware Division of Public Health.   All three were residents of New Castle County, and only one had an...

Omicron variant dominates as cases and hospitalizations spike

In its weekly summary,  the  Delaware Division of Public Health reported the highest number of new positive daily cases of Covid-19 since the start of the pandemic, with 4,771 positive results reported to the state...

Beebe ends elective surgeries as CEO pleads with community to get ...

Beebe Healthcare is postponing all "non-emergent" (elective) procedures effective Thursday, citing a surge in Covid-19 hospitalizations and a staff shortage. Previously, Beebe, which serves Coastal Sussex County and adjacent areas, only postponed elective procedures that...

Covid briefing outlines crisis facing hospitals

Tuesday's Covid-19 briefing kicked off with a video of weary front-line health care staff discussing the severity of the virus and its effect on hospitals. "We are at a...

Delaware City motor vehicle center likely site for drive-thru Covid testing

Home tests an option for those seeing no openings Delaware plans to beef up its Covid-19 testing system, with a drive-thru, with the likely site being the  Delaware City  Division of Motor Vehicles  center south...
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