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Delaware reports first coronavirus-related child death

DOVER, Del. (AP) — State officials are reporting the first COVID-19-related death of a child in Delaware. Officials said Friday that the death involved a child under the age of 5 who had a significant number of other health problems. Also Friday, Democratic Gov. John Carney lifted a 10 p.m. curfew on restaurants and bars. Those establishments must still require patrons to wear masks and allow only those from the […]

today01/11/2021

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DE lawmakers want committee to probe prisons’ virus response

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — A group of lawmakers in Delaware want a special committee to investigate how the state's Department of Correction has handled the COVID-19 pandemic. The News Journal reported Wednesday that state legislators will introduce a resolution to create the committee and have it make recommendations regarding prison healthcare. A separate bill is aimed at allowing some prisoners early release. Delaware's prisons have seen more than 1,750 prisoners […]

today01/07/20214

Entertainment

Grammy Awards shift to March due to pandemic conditions

NEW YORK (AP) — The 2021 Grammy Awards will no longer take place this month in Los Angeles and will broadcast in March due to a recent surge in coronavirus cases and deaths. The Recording Academy told The Associated Press on Tuesday that the annual show would shift from its original Jan. 31 broadcast to March 14. The Grammys will be held in Los Angeles at the Staples Center. Los […]

today01/07/20214

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Delaware officials urge schools to resume hybrid learning

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Delaware Gov. John Carney is urging school officials to resume hybrid instruction mixing both remote and in-person learning next week. Tuesday's recommendation comes a month after Carney recommended that classroom instruction be paused because of the coronavirus. Administration officials said in an open letter to school leaders, teachers and parents that they have spent the past four weeks helping schools try to address the operational challenges […]

today01/06/20213

Entertainment

Larry King, hospitalized with COVID, moved out of ICU

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Broadcast legend Larry King, who has been suffering from COVID-19, has been moved out of the intensive care unit at a Los Angeles hospital and is no longer receiving supplemental oxygen. A spokesman for King's production company reported the improved picture on Monday. King had been in the ICU since New Year's Eve. Spokesman David Theall says King conversed with his three sons by video call. […]

today01/05/20213

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No business has been fined under no-tolerance COVID policy

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Zero businesses in Delaware have received fines in the weeks since the Delaware Division of Public Health announced a zero-tolerance enforcement policy for COVID-19 restrictions. The Delaware State News reported Monday that the zero-tolerance policy took effect Dec. 14. It calls for an immediate fine for a first violation of COVID restrictions. Businesses are subject to closure for a second violation, pending a reopening plan for […]

today01/05/20212

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DE officials say poultry plants are prepared for a winter surge

Delaware's poultry processing plants and state health officials say they are well-prepared for a winter surge of coronavirus cases. Dr. Rick Pescatore is the Delaware Division of Public Health's chief physician. He told the Daily Times of Salisbury that the implementation of best practices is mostly complete. The Daily Times reported Monday that DPH has cultivated a close relationship with the plants as they rolled out coronavirus testing for employees […]

today01/04/20214

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State’s next vaccine phase to include people 65 and older

DOVER, Del. (AP) — People who are 65 years old or older will become eligible for the coronavirus vaccine in Delaware when the state rolls out its next phase for immunization. The Delaware State News reports the state is currently in Phase 1A. Vaccinations are being provided to health workers who have direct contact with ill patients and residents of long-term care facilities. State health officials say Phase 1B will […]

today12/30/20203

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DE virus hospitalizations reach 400 as vaccine is distributed

DOVER, Del. (AP) — The number of people who are hospitalized with COVID-19 in Delaware has risen to 400 for the first time. The Delaware State News reported Wednesday that the number was reached after hospitalizations went up by 24. The Delaware Division of Public Health said that 54 of the people who are hospitalized are considered to be critical cases. The state also announced seven new COVID-19-related deaths. The […]

today12/17/20207

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