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Dracula’s castle proves an ideal setting for COVID-19 jabs

BUCHAREST (AP) — At Dracula's castle in picturesque Transylvania, Romanian doctors are offering a jab in the arm rather than a stake through the heart. A COVID-19 vaccination center has been set up on the periphery of Romania's Bran Castle, which is purported to be the inspiration behind Dracula's home in Bram Stoker's 19th-century gothic novel "Dracula." Every weekend through May "vaccination marathons" will be held just outside the storied […]

today05/11/2021 6


Gov. Carney eases capacity restrictions on businesses

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Democratic Gov. John Carney is easing most capacity restrictions that he imposed on businesses in Delaware in an effort to stem the spread of the coronavirus. Carney announced Tuesday that all capacity restrictions inside restaurants, retail and other business establishments, as well as houses of worship, will be lifted effective Friday, May 21. Officials said facilities will be able to use as much capacity as social […]

today05/05/2021 8


Maryland public universities to require COVID-19 vaccine

BALTIMORE (AP) — Maryland's public higher education system will require that students, faculty and staff returning to campuses in the fall be vaccinated against COVID-19. University System of Maryland Chancellor Jay Perman announced the decision in a statement Friday. The system will allow appropriate exemptions for medical or religious reasons. The announcement came a day after the 10-campus University of California system and the 23-campus California State University system said […]

today04/23/2021 6


Hogan announces new initiatives to focus vaccination efforts

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan has announced some added COVID-19 vaccination initiatives to better get shots into the arms of the unvaccinated. The governor outlined the "No Arm Left Behind" initiatives Wednesday. He says it will involve all state agencies and a variety of private companies. Hogan says Maryland has administered more than 4 million vaccines. He says 82% of people over 65 have been vaccinated, and […]

today04/22/2021 7


Ted Nugent, who once dismissed COVID-19, sickened by virus

Rocker Ted Nugent is revealing he was in agony after testing positive for coronavirus — months after he said the virus was "not a real pandemic." In the video shot at his Michigan ranch, the "Cat Scratch Fever" singer repeatedly uses racist slurs to refer to COVID-19 and reiterates his previous stance that he wouldn't be getting the vaccine because he claims wrongly that "nobody knows what's in it." Nugent, […]

today04/20/2021 13


DE Health officials continue to urge testing for COVID-19

DOVER, Del. (AP) — There's been a drop in demand for COVID testing. But the Delaware Emergency Management Agency said it will not be scaling back its coronavirus community testing sites. The Delaware State News reported Friday that state officials are encouraging Delawareans to keep getting tested even after they're vaccinated. Delaware averaged 4,981 tests per day during the past week. That number was more than 9,000 tests per day […]

today04/16/2021 10


Delaware reports 1 new COVID death, bringing total to 1,566

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Health officials in Delaware have reported an additional death related to the coronavirus. The Delaware State News reported Sunday that the state's total number of COVID-19-related fatalities is now 1,566 since the pandemic began. The most recent death occurred in Sussex County. It involved a 76-year-old person with underlying health conditions. State health officials say that 733 coronavirus-related deaths have involved residents of long-term care facilities. […]

today04/05/2021 17


Delaware is seeing an uptick in coronavirus cases

DOVER, Del. (AP) — The state of Delaware is posting its highest COVID-19 numbers of the month. The Delaware State News reported Tuesday that the state is averaging 284.6 new positive cases per day over the last seven days. That is the highest total since Feb. 28. COVID-related hospitalizations have also risen to 134. That is the most since March 2. The Delaware Division of Public Health reported 187 new […]

today03/31/2021 8


Delaware’s governor gets first shot of coronavirus vaccine

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Delaware Gov. John Carney has received his first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. The Delaware State News reports that he got the shot on Sunday at Dover International Speedway. The vaccination event was for Delawareans 50 years old and older as well as essential workers. The governor said that all Delawareans will "probably" be eligible to sign up for a vaccine within the month. That would […]

today03/29/2021 7