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Delaware says more than 11,000 vaccinated over the weekend

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Health officials in Delaware say that they vaccinated 11,154 people over the weekend at events that were held in Delaware City and Georgetown. The Delaware State News reported Sunday that some of the people who received shots were in the Phase IB group. That group includes seniors who are 65 years old and older. Delays and confusion had plagued vaccination efforts earlier in the weekend. Some […]

today01/25/2021

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COVID vaccination appointments given to 11,500 Delawareans

DOVER, Del. (AP) — The Delaware Division of Public Health has offered COVID-19 vaccination appointments to 11,500 seniors for two vaccination events. The Delaware State News reports a total of 73,630 people had requested appointments as of Thursday at 3 p.m. The department says those with age and health conditions were given the highest priority when the offers were made Thursday. The vaccination events will take place in Delaware City […]

today01/22/20213

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More than 50,000 Delawareans sign up for coronavirus vaccine

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — More than 56,000 people in Delaware signed up to get the coronavirus vaccine on the first day of a new online registration system. The News Journal reports that the new system launched on Wednesday morning. Gov. John Carney's office said that 35,000 people had registered within the first two and a half hours. Some users said the website had also briefly crashed. The state of Delaware […]

today01/21/20214

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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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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 […]

today01/05/20213

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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 […]

today01/04/20216

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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 […]

today12/17/20208

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Delaware gets first shipment of coronavirus vaccine

DOVER, Del. (AP) — State officials say Delaware received its first shipment of the COVID-19 vaccine Monday. The first shipment of the Pfizer vaccine arrived at Bayhealth's Kent County location in Dover. The Division of Public Health expects to receive the remainder of Delaware's 8,775 initial Pfizer vaccine doses on Wednesday and will begin scheduling delivery to other health facilities. Bayhealth chief executive Terry Murphy said frontline workers caring for […]

today12/16/20207

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