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Delaware gets 8K doses of Johnson & Johnson COVID vaccine

DOVER, Del. (AP) — The state of Delaware has received 8,000 doses of the newly approved Johnson & Johnson coronavirus vaccine. The Delaware State News reported Tuesday that the one-dose inoculation is expected to be administered starting this weekend.  State health officials are sending out invitations to its waiting list for vaccination events on Saturday and Sunday. These events will be by appointment only. The Johnson & Johnson vaccine is […]

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Delaware Opiod Crisis


Overdose commission calls for more resources, training

DOVER, Del. (AP) — A state commission in Delaware is calling for expanded resources for housing and for people who have been incarcerated to help combat the opioid crisis. The Delaware State News reported Tuesday that Delaware Drug Overdose Fatality Review Commission released its recommendations after reviewing overdose fatalities that occurred in 2019. The commission reviewed a sample of 130 deaths out of the 431 that were recorded that year. […]

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Delaware consumers made second-highest rate of fraud reports

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Delaware consumers made the second highest rate of fraud complaints in the nation per capita in 2020. The information was included in the Federal Trade Commission's Consumer Sentinel Network database. That placed Delaware behind only Nevada in highest frequency of fraud complaints. Delaware residents reported losing $9.1 million to scams last year in 6,651 reports. The median loss was $400 and the average was roughly $1,372 […]

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Rise in COVID cases after holidays appears to have peaked

DOVER, Del. (AP) — The jump in coronavirus cases that came after the holidays appears to have peaked in Delaware. The News Journal reported Thursday that COVID-19 hospitalizations are at the lowest they've been since Dec. 6. As of late Wednesday, 333 people were in the hospital. That's down from 474 on Jan. 12. But the number of COVID-related deaths has continued to climb. Delaware reported three new deaths Thursday, […]

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Auditor: Legalizing pot could generate $43M in tax revenue

DOVER, Del. (AP) — A report from Delaware's state auditor said that legalizing and taxing marijuana could bring in $43 million a year in revenue. The News Journal reports that the estimate was released Monday by Auditor Kathy McGuiness. The report estimates that 13% of adults in Delaware would use marijuana. That's based on data from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. The report assumes that there would […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Delaware to launch registration for seniors to get vaccine

DOVER, Del. (AP) — State officials in Delaware say they will launch an online registration system that will allow seniors to schedule an appointment to receive the coronavirus vaccine. The Delaware State News reports that the registration system is expected to launch on Wednesday morning. It will be for people 65 and older to sign up for the vaccine by appointment at drive-thru clinics. Registration is available at de.gov/covidvaccine. The […]

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