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Coronavirus updates and cancellations in our state

Craig O’Donnell * Delaware
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Data on COVID-19 cases and deaths, including race/ethnicity, more age-specific data and rate information by ZIP code, see DPH My Healthy Community data portal.

Note: DPH is now releasing case information in the afternoon for the previous day and has stopped giving the age/county of individual fatalities.

Statewide

Report for Sunday, July 5

165 additional positive cases. No deaths. 512 Delawareans have died.

  • 12,293 total positive cases
  • New Castle County cases: 5,489
  • Kent County cases: 1,761
  • Sussex County cases: 4,952
  • Unknown County: 91
  • Hospitalized: 54; Critically ill: 15
  • Recovered: 6,778
  • 114,886 negative cases

Report for Saturday, July 4

132 additional positive cases, no deaths

512 deaths:  245 from New Castle Co., 92 from Kent, and 175 from Sussex.

 Running total of long-term care fatalities, 334

  • 12,128 total positive cases
  • New Castle County cases: 5,398
  • Kent County cases: 1,746
  • Sussex County cases: 4,903
  • Unknown County: 81
  • Hospitalized: 53; Critically ill 15
  • Recovered: 6,740
  • 111,813 negative cases

73 additional positive cases, no deaths.

512 deaths:  245 from New Castle Co., 92 from Kent, and 175 from Sussex.

 Running total of long-term care fatalities, 334

  • 11,996 total positive cases
  • New Castle County cases: 5,334
  • Kent County cases: 1,735
  • Sussex County cases: 4,854
  • Unknown County: 73
  • Hospitalized: 54; Critically ill 13
  • Recovered: 6,711
  • 108,697 negative cases

Report for Thursday, July 2

Two fatalities, 66 and 80. One female, one male. Both were long-term care residents in Kent County who had underlying health conditions.

512 Delawareans have passed away, 245 from New Castle Co., 92 from Kent, and 175 from Sussex.

  • 11,923 total positive cases
  • New Castle County cases: 5,277
  • Kent County cases: 1,730
  • Sussex County cases: 4,847
  • Unknown County: 69
  • Hospitalized: 57; Critically ill 13
  • Recovered: 6,692
  • 106,420 negative cases

One additional fatality making 510 Delawareans who have died from COVID-19, 245 individuals from New Castle Co., 90 from Kent, and 175 from Sussex.

The death was a 67-year-old female long-term care resident of New Castle County who had underlying health conditions

 Running total of long-term care fatalities, 283

  • 11,731 total positive cases
  • New Castle County cases: 5,183
  • Kent County cases: 1,716
  • Sussex County cases: 4,779
  • Unknown County: 53
  • Hospitalized: 67; Critically ill: 16
  • Recovered: 6,678
  • 103,187 negative cases

Report for Tuesday, June 30

36 additional positive cases

 No new deaths were reported.

509 Delawareans have passed away,  243 from New Castle Co., 90 from Kent, and 176 from Sussex.

 Running total of long-term care fatalities, 282

  • 11,510 total positive cases
  • New Castle County cases: 5,079
  • Kent County cases: 1,699
  • Sussex County cases: 4,690
  • Unknown County: 42
  • Hospitalized: 68; Critically ill: 13
  • Recovered: 6,676
  • 99,874 negative cases

Report for Monday, June 29

98 additional positive cases of coronavirus

Two deaths, 77 and 83. One female, and one male, both long-term care residents of New Castle County.

509 Delawareans have passed away -- 244 from New Castle Co., 89 from Kent, and 176 from Sussex.

Running total of long-term care fatalities, 282

  • 11,474 total positive cases
  • New Castle County cases: 5,065
  • Kent County cases: 1,690
  • Sussex County cases: 4,681
  • Unknown County: 38
  • Hospitalized: 64; Critically ill 13
  • Recovered: 6,667
  • 99,407 negative cases

Report for Sunday, June 28

No deaths were reported Sunday.

507 Delawareans have died.

  • 11,376 total positive cases
  • New Castle County cases: 5,031
  • Kent County cases: 1,672
  • Sussex County cases: 4,637
  • Unknown County: 36
  • Hospitalized: 72; Critically ill: 15
  • Recovered: 6,665
  • 98,555 negative cases

Report for Saturday, June 27

135 positive cases of coronavirus but no deaths reported Saturday

507 Delawareans have passed away, 242 from New Castle Co., 89 from Kent, and 176 from Sussex.

  • 11,226 total positive cases
  • New Castle County cases: 4,925
  • Kent County cases: 1,663
  • Sussex County cases: 4,608
  • Unknown County: 30
  • Hospitalized: 78; Critically ill: 14
  • Recovered: 6,665
  • 95,120 negative cases

Report for Friday, June 26

No additional COVID-19 related deaths were reported Friday.

507 Delawareans have passed away, 242 from New Castle Co., 89 from Kent, and 176 from Sussex.

  • 11,091 total positive cases
  • New Castle County cases: 4,871
  • Kent County cases: 1,652
  • Sussex County cases: 4,542
  • Unknown County: 26
  • Hospitalized: 83; Critically ill: 15
  • Recovered: 6,665
  • 93,171 negative cases

Report for Thursday, June 25

78 new positive cases, no deaths reported.

507 Delawareans have passed away, 242 from New Castle Co., 89 from Kent, and 176 from Sussex.

Running total of long-term care fatalities, 280

  • 11,017 total positive cases
  • New Castle County cases: 4,840
  • Kent County cases: 1,635
  • Sussex County cases: 4,519
  • Unknown County: 23
  • Hospitalized: 78; Critically ill: 15
  • Recovered: 6,661
  • 91,083 negative cases

Report for Wednesday, June 24

2 fatalities, 36 and 63 years old. One was female and one was male. Both residents of New Castle County had underlying health conditions.

 Running total of long-term care fatalities, 280

507 Delawareans have passed away, 242 from New Castle County, 89 from Kent County, and 176 from Sussex County.

  • 10,980 total positive cases
  • New Castle County cases: 4,791
  • Kent County cases: 1,630
  • Sussex County cases: 4,538
  • Unknown County: 21
  • Hospitalized: 93; Critically ill: 18
  • Recovered: 6,646
  • 90,012 negative cases

Report for Tuesday, June 23

One 70-year-old male resident of New Castle County who had underlying health conditions has died.

505 Delawareans have passed away, 240 from New Castle Co., 89 from Kent, and 176 from Sussex.

Running total of long-term care fatalities, 280

  • 10,889 total positive cases
  • New Castle County cases: 4,720
  • Kent County cases: 1,628
  • Sussex County cases: 4,522
  • Unknown County: 19
  • Hospitalized: 85; Critically ill 18
  • Recovered: 6,598
  • 87,312 negative cases

Report for Monday, June 22

The DPH has adjusted statistics to reflect unreported fatalities dating back to April. Story.

504 Delawareans have passed away, 239 from New Castle Co., 89 from Kent, and 176 from Sussex.

Two deaths, ages 72 and 85, one female and one male. One was a New Castle County resident and one was a Sussex County resident. One had known underlying health conditions. One was a resident of a long-term care.

  • 10,847 total positive cases

Running total of long-term care fatalities, 280

  • New Castle County cases: 4,697
  • Kent County cases: 1,624
  • Sussex County cases: 4,509
  • Unknown County: 17
  • Hospitalized: 91; Critically ill 15
  • Recovered: 6,554
  • 86,689 negative cases

Report for Sunday, June 21

No deaths reported.

  • 435 Delawareans have passed away, 197 from New Castle Co., 84 from Kent, and 154 from Sussex.

Running total of long-term care fatalities, 279

  • 10,820 total positive cases
  • New Castle County cases: 4,682
  • Kent County cases: 1,620
  • Sussex County cases: 4,501
  • Unknown County: 17
  • Hospitalized: 89; Critically ill 17
  • Recovered: 6,459
  • 85,903 negative cases

Report for Saturday, June 20

One fatality, an 85-year-old male long-term care resident of Sussex County who had underlying health conditions.

435 Delawareans have passed away, 197 from New Castle Co., 84 from Kent, and 154 from Sussex.

Running total of long-term care fatalities, 279

  • 10,775 total positive cases
  • New Castle County cases: 4,647
  • Kent County cases: 1,613
  • Sussex County cases: 4,495
  • Unknown County: 20
  • Hospitalized: 79; Critically ill 15
  • Recovered: 6,459
  • 84,199 negative cases

Report for Friday, June 19

One additional fatality, a 66-year-old male New Castle County resident who had no known underlying health conditions.

434 Delawareans have passed away, 197 from New Castle Co., 84 from Kent, and 153 from Sussex.

Running total of long-term care fatalities, 278

  • 10,681 total positive cases
  • New Castle County cases: 4,569
  • Kent County cases: 1,606
  • Sussex County cases: 4,487
  • Unknown County: 19
  • Hospitalized: 75; Critically ill 19
  • Recovered: 6,395
  • 81,735 negative cases

Report for Thursday, June 18

433 Delawareans have passed away, 196 from New Castle Co., 84 from Kent, and 153 from Sussex.

Two deaths were females, 68 and 77. One was a New Castle County resident and one was a Sussex County resident. Both had underlying health conditions. One was a resident of a long-term care.

Running total of long-term care fatalities, 278

  • 10,611 total positive cases
  • New Castle County cases: 4,522
  • Kent County cases: 1,602
  • Sussex County cases: 4,470
  • Unknown County: 17
  • Hospitalized: 75; Critically ill 15
  • Recovered: 6,395
  • 79,823 negative cases

Report for Wednesday, June 17

Five fatalities related to coronavirus disease, age 74 to 98. Two were female and three male. Four were New Castle County residents and one was a Sussex County resident. All five had underlying health conditions. Four were long-term care residents.

Running total of long-term care fatalities, 277

In total, 431 Delawareans have passed away,  195 individuals from New Castle Co., 84 from Kent, and 152 from Sussex.

  • 10,499 total positive cases
  • New Castle County cases: 4,470
  • Kent County cases: 1,584
  • Sussex County cases: 4,431
  • Unknown County: 14
  • Hospitalized: 79; Critically ill 17
  • Recovered: 6,350
  • 78,185 negative cases

Report for Tuesday, June 16

Two fatalities, ages 36 and 72, one female and one male. One from New Castle County and one from Sussex County. Both had underlying health conditions. One was in long-term care.

426 Delawareans have passed away, in age from 21 to 104. A total of 191 were from New Castle County, 84 were from Kent County, and 151 were from Sussex County.

 Running total of long-term care fatalities, 273

  • 10,444 total positive cases
  • New Castle County cases: 4,422
  • Kent County cases: 1,579
  • Sussex County cases: 4,429
  • Unknown County: 14
  • Hospitalized: 83; Critically ill: 13
  • Recovered: 6,305
  • 76,143 negative cases

Report for Monday, June 15

DPH reports one fatality, an 80-year-old female long-term care resident from Kent County who had underlying health conditions.

424 Delawareans have passed away, 190 from New Castle County, 84 from Kent, and 150 from Sussex.

 Running total of long-term care fatalities, 272

  • 10,403 total positive cases
  • New Castle County cases: 4,386
  • Kent County cases: 1,573
  • Sussex County cases: 4,428
  • Unknown County: 16
  • Hospitalized: 87; Critically ill: 15
  • Recovered: 6,256
  • 75,671 negative cases

Report for Saturday, June 13 and Sunday, June 14

On June 13, there were three additional fatalities; one female and two males, two New Castle County and one Kent County resident. All three had underlying health conditions. Two were in long-term care.

June 14, a 64-year-old female long-term care resident from New Castle County died. She had underlying health conditions.

423 Delawareans have passed away, 190 from New Castle County, 83 from Kent County, and 150 from Sussex County.

Running total of long-term care fatalities, 271

  • 10,340 total positive cases
  • New Castle County cases: 4,345
  • Kent County cases: 1,565
  • Sussex County cases: 4,416
  • Unknown County: 14
  • Hospitalized: 88; Critically ill: 13
  • Recovered: 6,172
  • 74,346 negative cases

Report for Friday, June 12

93 hospitalizations, below 100 the first time since April 4

419 Delawareans have passed away, 187 from New Castle Co., 82 from Kent, and 150 from Sussex.

Five fatalities ranged in age from 72 to 89. Three individuals were female and two were male. One from New Castle County, three from Kent, and one from Sussex. All five had underlying health conditions and were in long-term care.

Running total of long-term care fatalities, 268

  • 10,229 total positive cases
  • New Castle County cases: 4,259
  • Kent County cases: 1,554
  • Sussex County cases: 4,401
  • Unknown County: 15
  • Hospitalized: 93; Critically ill: 14
  • Recovered: 6,116
  • 69,870 negative cases

Report for Thursday, June 11

67 more positive cases reported with no more deaths

414 Delawareans have passed away, 186 from New Castle Co., 79 from Kent, and 149 from Sussex.

Running total of long-term care fatalities, 263

  • 10,173 total positive cases
  • New Castle County cases: 4,224
  • Kent County cases: 1,544
  • Sussex County cases: 4,389
  • Unknown County: 16
  • Hospitalized: 100; Critically ill: 14
  • Recovered: 6,062
  • 67,521 negative cases

Report for Wednesday, June 10

One additional fatality, a 62-year-old male resident from Kent who had underlying health conditions.

In total, 414 Delawareans have passed away, 186 from NCC, 79 from Kent, and 149 from Sussex.

Running total of long-term care fatalities, 263

  • 10,106 total positive cases
  • New Castle County cases: 4,171
  • Kent County cases: 1,543
  • Sussex County cases: 4,379
  • Unknown County: 13
  • Hospitalized: 109; Critically ill: 18
  • Recovered: 6,001
  • 63,927 negative cases

Report for Tuesday, June 9

413 Delawareans have passed away: 186 in NCC, 78 in Kent, and 149 in Sussex.

The most recent ranged in age from 65 to 85. Two were female and one was male. One was a New Castle County resident and two were Kent County residents. All three had underlying health conditions. Two were in long-term care.

Running total of long-term care fatalities, 263

  • 10,056 total positive cases
  • New Castle County cases: 4,139
  • Kent County cases: 1,530
  • Sussex County cases: 4,373
  • Unknown County: 14
  • Hospitalized: 108; Critically ill: 17
  • Recovered: 5,939
  • 61,689 negative cases

Report for Monday, June 8

12 additional fatalities and 410 Delawareans have passed away

185 were from New Castle County, 76 from Kent County, and 149 from Sussex County.

The recent deaths ranged in age from 30 to 100. Eleven had underlying health conditions. Nine were residents of long-term care.

 Running total of long-term care fatalities, 261

  • 10,020 total positive cases
  • New Castle County cases: 4,125
  • Kent County cases: 1,522
  • Sussex County cases: 4,361
  • Unknown County: 12
  • Hospitalized: 108; Critically ill: 21
  • Recovered: 5,888
  • 60,733 negative cases

Report for Sunday, June 7

30 positive cases but no deaths reported Sunday.

398 Delawareans have passed away; 176 were from New Castle County, 76 from Kent County, and 146 from Sussex County.

Running total of long-term care fatalities, 252

  • 9,972 total positive cases
  • New Castle County: 4,095
  • Kent County: 1,513
  • Sussex County: 4,353
  • Unknown County: 11
  • Hospitalized: 113; Critically ill: 22
  • Recovered: 5,791
  • 59,975 negative cases

Report for Saturday, June 6

Eight additional fatalities, but number of people in the hospital nears 100.

In total, 398 Delawareans have passed away.

176 were from New Castle County, 76 were from Kent County, and 146 were from Sussex County.

The most recent deaths ranged in age from 40 to 91. Three individuals were female and five were male. Two were from New Castle County, four Kent County, and two Sussex County. All eight had underlying health conditions. Three were in long-term care.

Running total of long-term care fatalities, 252

  • 9,942 total positive cases
  • New Castle County: 4,070
  • Kent County: 1,511
  • Sussex County: 4,346
  • Unknown: 15
  • Hospitalized: 103; Critically ill: 20
  • Recovered: 5,792
  • 59,055 negative cases

Report for Friday, June 5

There were two fatalities, age 62 and 92, both were females. One was a New Castle County resident and one was a Kent County resident. Both had underlying health conditions and in long-term care.

390 Delawareans have passed away due to complications from COVID-19. A total of 174 were in New Castle County, 72 in Kent, and 144 from Sussex.  

Running total of long-term care fatalities, 249

  • 9,845 total positive cases
  • New Castle County cases: 3,995
  • Kent County cases: 1,496
  • Sussex County cases: 4,342
  • Unknown County: 12
  • Hospitalized: 117; Critically ill: 24
  • Recovered: 5,696
  • 57,790 negative cases

Report for Thursday, June 4

Two fatalities, both females from Kent County, ages 78 and 87. One had underlying health conditions. One was a resident of long-term care.

In total, 388 Delawareans have passed away: 173 from New Castle County, 71 from Kent County, and 144 from Sussex County.

Running total of long-term care fatalities, 247*

  • 9,773 total positive cases
  • New Castle County cases: 3,937
  • Kent County cases: 1,465
  • Sussex County cases: 4,322
  • Unknown County: 49
  • Hospitalized: 128; Critically ill: 26
  • Recovered: 5,631
  • 56,956 negative cases

*DPH has adjusted its total.

Report for Wednesday, June 3

There are 11 additional fatalities related to coronavirus.

386 Delawareans have passed away with a total of 173 individuals were from New Castle County, 69 were from Kent County, and 144 were from Sussex County.

The recent deaths ranged in age from 66 to 92. Six were female and five were male. Three were Kent County residents and eight were Sussex County residents. All 11 had underlying health conditions. Nine were residents of long-term care.

Running total of long-term care fatalities, 248

  • 9,746 total positive cases
  • New Castle County cases: 3,925
  • Kent County cases: 1,454
  • Sussex County cases: 4,314
  • Unknown County: 53
  • Currently hospitalized: 142; Critically ill: 28
  • Delawareans recovered: 5,562
  • 56,163 negative cases

Report for Tuesday, June 2

Two fatalities announced.

375 Delawareans have passed away. A total of 173 individuals were from New Castle County, 66 were from Kent County, and 136 were from Sussex County.

The 2 deaths were females, one 22 and one 87. One was a New Castle County resident and one was a Sussex County resident. Both had underlying health conditions. One was a resident of long-term care.

Running total of long-term care fatalities, 239

  •     9,712 total positive cases
  •     New Castle County cases: 3,903
  •     Kent County cases: 1,451
  •     Sussex County cases: 4,305
  •     Unknown County: 53
  •     Hospitalized: 153; Critically ill: 30
  •     Delawareans recovered: 5,493
  •     55,208 negative cases

Report for Monday, June 1

373 Delawareans have passed away. A total of 172 individuals were from New Castle County, 66 were from Kent County, and 135 were from Sussex County.

The most deaths ranged in age from 65 to 80. Four were female and one was male. Three were Kent County residents, and two were Sussex County residents. All five individuals had underlying health conditions. Two of the individuals were residents of long-term care facilities.

Running total of long-term care fatalities, 238

  • 9,685 total positive cases
  • New Castle County cases: 3,883
  • Kent County cases: 1,450
  • Sussex County cases: 4,299
  • Unknown County: 53
  • Currently hospitalized: 157; Critically ill: 28
  • Delawareans recovered: 5,442
  • 54,377 negative cases

Report for Sunday, May 31

The Delaware Division of Public Health is announcing two fatalities related to COVID-19.

368 Delawareans have passed away due to complications from COVID-19. A total of 172 individuals were from New Castle County, 63 were from Kent County, and 133 were from Sussex County.

The deaths were a male, 30 and a male, 77. Both were New Castle County residents with underlying health conditions.

Running total of long-term care fatalities, 236

  • 9,605 total positive cases
  • New Castle County cases: 3,838
  • Kent County cases: 1,440
  • Sussex County cases: 4,272
  • Unknown County: 55
  • Currently hospitalized: 159; Critically ill: 32
  • Delawareans recovered: 5,353
  • 52,842 negative cases

The Division of Public Health is announcing five additional fatalities.

366 Delawareans have passed away due to complications from COVID-19. A total of 170 individuals were from New Castle County, 63 were from Kent County, and 133 were from Sussex County.

The most recent deaths announced today ranged in age from 65 to 93. Two were female and three were male. Four were New Castle County residents, and one was a Sussex County resident.

All five had underlying health conditions and were residents of long-term care facilities.

Running total of long-term care fatalities, 236

  •     9,498 total positive cases
  •     New Castle County cases: 3,758
  •     Kent County cases: 1,436
  •     Sussex County cases: 4,253
  •     Unknown County: 51
  •     Currently hospitalized: 160; Critically ill: 30
  •     Delawareans recovered: 5,266
  •     51,173 negative cases

The DPH is announcing five additional fatalities.

361 Delawareans have passed away due to complications from COVID-19.

166 were from New Castle County, 63 were from Kent County, and 132 were from Sussex County.

The deaths announced ranged in age from 60 to 80. Three were female and two were male. Three were New Castle County residents, one was a Kent County resident, and one was a Sussex County resident.

All five individuals had underlying health conditions and three were residents of long-term care facilities.

Running total of long-term care fatalities, 231

  •     9,422 total positive cases
  •     New Castle County: 3,723
  •     Kent County: 1,432
  •     Sussex County: 4,215
  •     Unknown County: 52
  •     Currently hospitalized: 174; Critically ill: 32
  •     Delawareans recovered: 5,205
  •     49,907 negative cases

Report for Thursday, May 28

There were 11 more fatalities totaling 356 Delawareans who have died. Positive cases have run from age 0 to 103.

  • 11 deaths reported yesterday, 10 female and 1 male.
  • Ten had underlying conditions and 5 were in long-term care.
  • Running total of long-term care fatalities, 228
  • New Castle County: 8 (163 deaths total)
  • Kent County: 1 (62)
  • Sussex County: 2 (131)
  • 9,236 total positive cases
  • New Castle County cases: 3,629
  • Kent County cases: 1,401
  • Sussex County cases: 4,155
  • Unknown County: 51
  • 183 are in the hospital, 32 critical
  • 5,103 have recovered
  • about 48,297 negative tests

Long-term care:

Report for Wednesday, May 27

One more fatality; 345 Delawareans have died.

  • 1 death reported yesterday, female, 86 with underlying conditions and in long-term care.
  • Running total of long-term care fatalities, 223
  • New Castle County: 0 (155 deaths total)
  • Kent County: 0 (61)
  • Sussex County: 1 (129)
  • 9,171 total positive cases
  • New Castle County cases: 3,575
  • Kent County cases: 1,392
  • Sussex County cases: 4,151
  • Unknown County: 53
  • 192 are in the hospital, 35 critical
  • 5,010 have recovered
  • about 47,630 negative tests

Long-term care:

Report for Tuesday, May 26

There were 9 more fatalities totaling 344 Delawareans who have died. Positive cases have run from age 0 to 103.

  • 9 deaths reported yesterday, 52 to 99, 3 female and 6 male.
  • All had underlying conditions with 5 in long-term care.
  • Running total of long-term care fatalities, 222
  • New Castle County: 5 (155 deaths total)
  • Kent County: 0 (61)
  • Sussex County: 4 (128)
  • 9,096 total positive cases
  • New Castle County cases: 3,528
  • Kent County cases: 1,374
  • Sussex County cases: 4,140
  • Unknown County: 54
  • 196 are in the hospital, 36 critical
  • 4,909 have recovered
  • about 46,325 negative tests

Long-term care:

Report for Monday, May 25

There were 4 more fatalities totaling 335 Delawareans who have died. Positive cases have run from age 0 to 103.

  • 2 deaths reported yesterday, 69 to 92, 1 female and 3 male.
  • 3 had underlying conditions with 2 in long-term care.
  • Running total of long-term care fatalities, 217
  • New Castle County: 1 (150 deaths total)
  • Kent County: 1 (57)
  • Sussex County: 2 (128)
  • 9,066 total positive cases
  • New Castle County cases: 3,508
  • Kent County cases: 1,368
  • Sussex County cases: 4,132
  • Unknown County: 58
  • 201 are in the hospital, 38 critical
  • 4,802 have recovered
  • about 45,848 negative tests

Report for Sunday, May 24

There were 6 more fatalities totaling 332 Delawareans who have died. Positive cases have run from age 0 to 103.

  • 6 deaths reported yesterday, 66 to 98, 3 female and 3 male.
  • All had underlying conditions with 4 in long-term care.
  • Running total of long-term care fatalities, 215
  • New Castle County: 1 (149 deaths total)
  • Kent County: 0 (56)
  • Sussex County: 5 (126)
  • 1 unknown
  • 8,965 total positive cases
  • New Castle County cases: 3,436
  • Kent County cases: 1,356
  • Sussex County cases: 4,118
  • Unknown County: 55
  • 205 are in the hospital, 41 critical
  • 4,693 have recovered
  • about 43,931 negative tests

May 21, long-term care cases: 60 / deaths: 208*

https://www.doverpost.com/news/20200523/coronavirus-nursing-home-and-long-term-living-report

May 14, long-term care cases: 542 / deaths: 177*

For May 7 see: https://www.doverpost.com/news/20200511/137-of-delawares-covid-fatalities-are-in-long-term-care

*As of May 1, DPH will only update long-term care total once a week on Friday.

Report for Saturday, May 23

There were 2 more fatalities totaling 326 Delawareans who have died. Positive cases have run from age 0 to 103.

  • 2 deaths reported yesterday, 33 and 88, 1 female and 1 male.
  • One had underlying conditions and was  in long-term care.
  • Running total of long-term care fatalities, 211
  • New Castle County: 1 (148 deaths total)
  • Kent County: 0 (56)
  • Sussex County: 1 (121)
  • 1 unknown
  • 8,809 total positive cases
  •   New Castle County cases: 3,309
  •   Kent County cases: 1,340
  •   Sussex County cases: 4,103
  •   Unknown County: 57
  • 211 are in the hospital, 44 critical
  • 4,598 have recovered
  • about 43,061 negative tests

May 21, long-term care cases: 60 / deaths: 208*

https://www.doverpost.com/news/20200523/coronavirus-nursing-home-and-long-term-living-report

May 14, long-term care cases: 542 / deaths: 177*

For May 7 see: https://www.doverpost.com/news/20200511/137-of-delawares-covid-fatalities-are-in-long-term-care

*As of May 1, DPH will only update long-term care total once a week on Friday.

Report for Friday, May 22

There were just 2 fatalities totaling 324 Delawareans who have died. Positive cases have run from age 0 to 103.

  • 2 deaths reported yesterday, 39 and 90, 2 female and 0 male.
  • They had underlying conditions and were  in long-term care.
  • Running total of long-term care fatalities, 210
  • New Castle County: 1 (147 deaths total)
  • Kent County: 0 (56)
  • Sussex County: 1 (120)
  • 1 unknown
  • 8,690 total positive cases
  •   New Castle County cases: 3,238
  •   Kent County cases: 1,315
  •   Sussex County cases: 4,084
  •   Unknown County: 53
  • 210 are in the hospital, 46 critical
  • 4,454 have recovered
  • about 41,844 negative tests

Report for Thursday, May 21

There were 5 more fatalities totaling 322 Delawareans, 21 to 103, who have died. Positive cases have run from age 0 to 103.

  • 5 deaths reported yesterday, 39 to 90, 3 female and 2 male.
  • 4 had underlying conditions and 3 were  in long-term care.
  • Running total of long-term care fatalities, 208
  • New Castle County: 2 (146 deaths total)
  • Kent County: 1 (56)
  • Sussex County: 2 (119)
  • 1 unknown
  • 8,529 total positive cases
  •   New Castle County cases: 3,132
  •   Kent County cases: 1,296
  •   Sussex County cases: 4,048
  •   Unknown County: 53
  • 221 are in the hospital, 44 critical
  • 4,296 have recovered
  • about 40,457 negative tests

May 21, long-term care cases: 607/ deaths: 208*

May 14, long-term care cases: 542 / deaths: 177*

For May 7 see: https://www.doverpost.com/news/20200511/137-of-delawares-covid-fatalities-are-in-long-term-care

*As of May 1, DPH will only update long-term care total once a week on Friday.

Report for Wednesday, May 20

There were 7 more fatalities totaling 317 Delawareans, 21 to 103, who have died. Positive cases have run from age 0 to 103.

  • 6 deaths reported yesterday, 62 to 88, 2 female and 5 male.
  • All had underlying conditions and 6 were  in long-term care.
  • Running total of long-term care fatalities, 205
  • New Castle County: 6 (144 deaths total)
  • Kent County: 0 (55)
  • Sussex County: 1 (117)
  • 1 unknown
  • 8,386 total positive cases
  •   New Castle County cases: 3,053
  •   Kent County cases: 1,281
  •   Sussex County cases: 4,006
  •   Unknown County: 46
  • 220 are in the hospital, 39 critical
  • 4,130 have recovered
  • about 39,156 negative tests

May 14, long-term care cases: 542 / deaths: 177*

For May 7 see: https://www.doverpost.com/news/20200511/137-of-delawares-covid-fatalities-are-in-long-term-care

*As of May 1, DPH will only update long-term care total once a week on Friday.

Report for Tuesday, May 19

There were 6 more fatalities totaling 310 Delawareans, 21 to 103, who have died. Positive cases have run from age 0 to 103.

  • 6 deaths reported yesterday, 60 to 90, 3 female and 6 male.
  • 5 had underlying conditions and 3 were  in long-term care.
  • Running total of long-term care fatalities, 199
  • New Castle County: 3 (138 deaths total)
  • Kent County: 3 (58)
  • Sussex County: 1 (116)
  • 1 unknown
  • 8,194 total positive cases
  •  New Castle County cases: 2,933
  •  Kent County cases: 1,253
  •  Sussex County cases: 3,960
  •  Unknown County: 48
  • 220 are in the hospital, 35 critical
  • 3,965 have recovered
  • about 37,218 negative tests

May 14, long-term care cases: 542 / deaths: 177*

For May 7 see: https://www.doverpost.com/news/20200511/137-of-delawares-covid-fatalities-are-in-long-term-care

*As of May 1, DPH will only update long-term care total once a week on Friday.

Report for Monday, May 18

There were 7 more fatalities totaling 304 Delawareans, 21 to 103, who have died. Positive cases have run from age 0 to 103.

  • 7 deaths reported yesterday, 38 to 94, 3 female and 4 male.
  • 6 had underlying conditions and 5 were  in long-term care.
  • Running total of long-term care fatalities, 196
  • New Castle County: 5 (135 deaths total)
  • Kent County: 1 (53)
  • Sussex County: 1 (115)
  • 1 unknown
  • 8,037 total positive cases
  •   New Castle County cases: 2,845
  •   Kent County cases: 1,238
  •   Sussex County cases: 3,904
  •   Unknown County: 50
  • 236 are in the hospital, 40 critical
  • 3,760 have recovered
  • about 36,095 negative tests

May 14, long-term care cases: 542 / deaths: 177*

For May 7 see: https://www.doverpost.com/news/20200511/137-of-delawares-covid-fatalities-are-in-long-term-care

*As of May 1, DPH will only update long-term care total once a week on Friday.

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Report for Sunday, May 17

There were 7 more fatalities totaling 297 Delawareans, 21 to 103, who have died. Positive cases have run from age 0 to 103.

  • 7 deaths reported yesterday, 60 to 89, 3 female and 4 male.
  • 6 had underlying conditions and 3 were  in long-term care.
  • Running total of long-term care fatalities, 191
  • New Castle County: 6 (130 deaths total)
  • Kent County: 0 (52)
  • Sussex County: 1 (114)
  • 1 unknown
  •   7,869 total positive cases
  •   New Castle County cases: 2,738
  •   Kent County cases: 1,219
  •   Sussex County cases: 3,861
  •   Unknown County: 51
  • 240 are in the hospital, 39 critical
  • 3,545 have recovered
  • about 34,589 negative tests

May 14, long-term care cases: 542 / deaths: 177*

For May 7 see: https://www.doverpost.com/news/20200511/137-of-delawares-covid-fatalities-are-in-long-term-care

*As of May 1, DPH will only update long-term care total once a week on Friday.

Report for Saturday, May 16

There were 4 more fatalities. 290 Delawareans, 21 to 103, have died. Positive cases have run from age 0 to 103.

  • 4 deaths reported yesterday, 48 to 80, 2 female and 2 male.
  • 3 had underlying conditions and 2 were  in long-term care.
  • Running total of long-term care fatalities, 188
  • New Castle County: 3 (124 deaths total)
  • Kent County: 0 (52)
  • Sussex County: 1 (113)
  • 1 unknown
  •   7,670 total positive cases
  •     New Castle County cases: 2,682
  •     Kent County cases: 1,197
  •     Sussex County cases: 3,739
  •     Unknown County: 52
  • 229 are in the hospital, 45 critical
  • 3,478 have recovered
  • about 33,195 negative tests

May 14, long-term care cases: 542 / deaths: 177*

For May 7 see: https://www.doverpost.com/news/20200511/137-of-delawares-covid-fatalities-are-in-long-term-care

*As of May 1, DPH will only update long-term care total once a week on Friday.

Report for Friday, May 15

3 p.m.

There were 15 more fatalities. 286 Delawareans, 21 to 103, have died. Positive cases have run from age 0 to 103.

  • 15 deaths reported yesterday, 50 to 92, 9 female and 6 male.
  • 10 had underlying conditions and 9 were  in long-term care.
  • Running total of long-term care fatalities, 186
  • New Castle County: 7 (121 deaths total)
  • Kent County: 4 (52)
  • Sussex County: 4 (112)
  • 1 unknown
  • 7,547 total positive cases
  •     New Castle County cases: 2,667
  •     Kent County cases: 1,176
  •     Sussex County cases: 3,658
  •     Unknown County: 46
  • 250 are in the hospital, 50 critical
  • 3,367 have recovered
  • about 32,211 negative tests

May 14, long-term care cases: 542 / deaths: 177*

For May 7 see: https://www.doverpost.com/news/20200511/137-of-delawares-covid-fatalities-are-in-long-term-care

*As of May 1, DPH will only update long-term care total once a week on Friday.

Report for Thursday, May 14

3 p.m.

There were 11 more fatalities.

271 Delawareans, 21 to 103, have died. Positive cases have run from age 0 to 103.

  • 11 deaths reported yesterday, 57 to 96, 4 female and 7 male.
  • 3 had underlying conditions and 9 were  in long-term care.
  • Running total of long-term care fatalities, 177
  • New Castle County: 6 (114 deaths total)
  • Kent County: 2 (48)
  • Sussex County: 3 (108)
  • 1 unknown
  • 7,373 total positive cases
  •  New Castle County cases: 2,619
  •  Kent County cases: 1,146
  •  Sussex County cases: 3,565
  • 43 unknown.
  • 269 are in the hospital, 54 critical
  • 3,210 have recovered
  • about 30,905 negative tests

Report for Wednesday, May 13

3 p.m.

Sussex about to outstrip New Castle County's  death toll

260 Delawareans, 21 to 103, have died. Positive cases have run from age 0 to 103.

  • 13 deaths reported yesterday, 21 to 94, 8 female and 5 male.
  • 9 had underlying conditions and 9 were in long-term care.
  • Running total of long-term care fatalities, 168
  • New Castle County: 6 (108 deaths total)
  • Kent County: 1 (46)
  • Sussex County: 6 (105)
  • Unknown: 1
  • 7,223 total positive cases
  •     New Castle County cases: 2,560
  •     Kent County cases: 1,115
  •     Sussex County cases: 3,503
  • 45 unknown.
  • 273 are in the hospital, 52 critical
  • 3080 have recovered
  • about 29,634 negative tests

May 7, long-term care cases: 450 / deaths: 137*

See https://www.doverpost.com/news/20200511/137-of-delawares-covid-fatalities-are-in-long-term-care 

*As of May 1, DPH will only update long-term care total once a week on Friday.

Report for Tuesday, May 12

More testing begins tomorrow, starts in Seaford.

10 a.m. to 2 p.m., hosted by Nanticoke Health Services at Frederick Douglass Elementary School, 1 Swain Road, Seaford. Individuals are strongly encouraged to register at http://delaware.curativeinc.com, but on-site registration will be available.

Report for Monday, May 11

3 p.m.

237 Delawareans, 22 to 103, have died.

  • 12 deaths reported yesterday, 66 to 89, 5 female and 7 male.
  • All had underlying conditions and 7 were  in long-term care.
  • Running total of long-term care fatalities, 154
  • New Castle County: 5 (100 deaths total)
  • Kent County: 4 (43)
  • Sussex County: 2 (93)
  • Unknown: 1
  • - 6,741 total positive cases age 0 to 103.
  • - New Castle County cases: 2,440
  • - Kent County cases: 1,060
  • - Sussex County cases: 3,205
  • - 36 unknown.
  • - 276 are in the hospital, 63 critical
  • - 2,802 have recovered,
  • - about 26,5503 negative tests

Report for Sunday, May 10

3 p.m.

225 Delawareans, 22 to 103, have died.

  • 1 death reported yesterday, female, 54.
  • She had underlying conditions and was in long-term care.
  • New Castle County: 0 (95 deaths total)
  • Kent County: 1 (39)
  • Sussex County: 0 (91)
  • - 6,565 total positive cases age 0 to 103.
  • - New Castle County cases: 2,390
  • - Kent County cases: 1,044
  • - Sussex County cases: 3,091
  • - 4o unknown.
  • - 275 are in the hospital, 58 critical
  • - 2,619 have recovered,
  • - about 25,363 negative tests

May 7, long-term care cases: 450 / deaths: 137*

See https://www.doverpost.com/news/20200511/137-of-delawares-covid-fatalities-are-in-long-term-care

*As of May 1, DPH will only update long-term care cases once a week on Friday.

Report for Saturday, May 9

3 p.m

224 Delawareans, 22 to 103, have died

  • 3 deaths reported yesterday, ages 86 to 100, all female.
  • All had underlying conditions. 2 were in long-term care.
  • New Castle County: 2 (95 deaths total)
  • Kent County: 0 (38)
  • Sussex County: 1 (91)
  • - 6,447 total positive cases age 0 to 103.
  • - New Castle County cases: 2,331
  • - Kent County cases: 1,016
  • - Sussex County cases: 3,059
  • - 41 unknown.
  • - 285 are in the hospital, 53 critical
  • - 2,537 have recovered,
  • - about 24,592 negative tests

May 7, long-term care cases: 450 / deaths: 137*

See https://www.doverpost.com/news/20200511/137-of-delawares-covid-fatalities-are-in-long-term-care

*As of May 1, DPH will only update long-term care cases once a week on Friday.

Report for Friday, May 8

Partial reopenings announced by governor.

FAQ for businesses: https://www.doverpost.com/lifestyle/20200508/may-8-faqs-on-reopening-businesses

3 p.m.

221 Delawareans, 22 to 103, have died.

  • 8 deaths reported yesterday, ages 55 to 99, 3 male and 5 female.
  • All had underlying conditions. 6 were in long-term care.
  • New Castle County: 2 (93 deaths total)
  • Kent County: 2 (38)
  • Sussex County: 7 (90)
  • - 6,277 total positive cases age 0 to 103.
  • - New Castle County cases: 2,275
  • - Kent County cases: 985
  • - Sussex County cases: 2,990
  • - 27 unknown.
  • - 2,450 have recovered, 288 are in the hospital, 55 critical.
  • - about 23,019 negative tests

May 1, long-term care cases: 322 / deaths: 102*

*As of May 1, DPH will only update long-term care cases once a week on Friday. As of May 9, no update provided.

(Below not updated by DPH after April 23)

Long-term care cases (residents only): 244

Milford Center, Genesis Healthcare (19); Little Sisters of the Poor (11); Brandywine Nursing and Rehabilitation Center (5); Parkview Nursing and Rehabilitation (3); New Castle Health and Rehabilitation Center (4); Atlantic Shores Rehabilitation and Health Center (3); Delaware Hospital for the Chronically Ill (2); Hillside Center (2); Governor Bacon Health Center (1). Other: 5 places in New Castle County, 1 in Kent and 3 in Sussex (1 each).

Report for Thursday, May 7

3 p.m.

213 Delawareans, 26 to 103, have died.

  • 11 deaths reported yesterday, ages 55 to 99, 7 male and 4 female.
  • 10 had underlying conditions. 7 were in long-term care.
  • New Castle County: 2 (91 deaths total)
  • Kent County: 2 (36)
  • Sussex County: 7 (86)
  • - 6,111 total positive cases age 0 to 103.
  • - New Castle County cases: 2,184
  • - Kent County cases: 963
  • - Sussex County cases: 2,936
  • - 28 unknown.
  • - 2,288 have recovered, 289 are in the hospital, 59 critical.
  • - about 22,153 negative tests

May 1, long-term care cases: 322 / deaths: 102*

*As of May 1, DPH will only update long-term care cases once a week on Friday.

(Below not updated by DPH after April 23)

Long-term care cases (residents only): 244

Milford Center, Genesis Healthcare (19); Little Sisters of the Poor (11); Brandywine Nursing and Rehabilitation Center (5); Parkview Nursing and Rehabilitation (3); New Castle Health and Rehabilitation Center (4); Atlantic Shores Rehabilitation and Health Center (3); Delaware Hospital for the Chronically Ill (2); Hillside Center (2); Governor Bacon Health Center (1).

Other: 5 places in New Castle County, 1 in Kent and 3 in Sussex (1 each).

Report for Wednesday, May 6

Infections will reach 6,000+ tomorrow, death toll 202

202 Delawareans, 26 to 103, have died.

  • 9 deaths reported yesterday, ages 32 to 94, 3 male and 6 female.
  • All had underlying conditions. 7 were in long-term care.
  • New Castle County: 4 (89 deaths total)
  • Kent County: 1 (34)
  • Sussex County: 4 (79)
  • - 5,939 total positive cases age 0 to 103.
  • - New Castle County cases: 2,130
  • - Kent County cases: 945
  • - Sussex County cases: 2,834
  • - 30 unknown.
  • - 2,110 have recovered, 285 are in the hospital, 56 critical.
  • - about 21,387 negative tests

May 1, long-term care cases: 322 / deaths: 102*

*As of May 1, DPH will only update long-term care cases once a week on Friday.

(Below not updated by DPH after April 23)

Long-term care cases (residents only): 244

Milford Center, Genesis Healthcare (19); Little Sisters of the Poor (11); Brandywine Nursing and Rehabilitation Center (5); Parkview Nursing and Rehabilitation (3); New Castle Health and Rehabilitation Center (4); Atlantic Shores Rehabilitation and Health Center (3); Delaware Hospital for the Chronically Ill (2); Hillside Center (2); Governor Bacon Health Center (1).

Other: 5 places in New Castle County, 1 in Kent and 3 in Sussex (1 each).

Report for Tuesday, May 5

3 p.m.

Big change in positive cases reported; 193 Delawareans, 26 to 103, have died.

  • 6 deaths reported yesterday, ages 69 to 96, 3 male and 3 female.
  • 5 had underlying conditions. 3 were in long-term care.
  • New Castle County: 2 (85 deaths total)
  • Kent County: 1 (33)
  • Sussex County: 3 (75)
  • - 5,778 total positive cases age 0 to 103.
  • - New Castle County cases: 2,087
  • - Kent County cases: 891
  • - Sussex County cases: 2,764
  • - 36 unknown.
  • - 2,008 have recovered, 299 are in the hospital, 65 critical.
  • - about 20,690 negative tests

May 1, long-term care cases: 322 / deaths: 102*

*As of May 1, DPH will only update long-term care cases once a week on Friday.

(Below not updated by DPH after April 23)

Long-term care cases (residents only): 244

Milford Center, Genesis Healthcare (19); Little Sisters of the Poor (11); Brandywine Nursing and Rehabilitation Center (5); Parkview Nursing and Rehabilitation (3); New Castle Health and Rehabilitation Center (4); Atlantic Shores Rehabilitation and Health Center (3); Delaware Hospital for the Chronically Ill (2); Hillside Center (2); Governor Bacon Health Center (1).

Other: 5 places in New Castle County, 1 in Kent and 3 in Sussex (1 each).

Report for Monday, May 4

1:30 p.m.

187 Delawareans, 26 to 103, have died.

  • 5 deaths reported yesterday, ages 48 to 101, 2 male and 3 female.
  • 4 were in long-term care. 4 had underlying conditions.
  • New Castle County: 1 (83 deaths total)
  • Kent County: 2 (32)
  • Sussex County: 2 (72)
  • - 5,371 confirmed cases age 0 to 103.
  • - 1,979 from New Castle Co., 847 from Kent, 2,520 from Sussex, 25 unknown.
  • - 1,847 have recovered, 284 are in the hospital, 61 critical.
  • - about 19,309 negative tests

May 1, long-term care cases: 322 / deaths: 102*

*As of May 1, DPH will only update long-term care cases once a week on Friday.

(Below not updated by DPH after April 23)

Long-term care cases (residents only): 244

Milford Center, Genesis Healthcare (19); Little Sisters of the Poor (11); Brandywine Nursing and Rehabilitation Center (5); Parkview Nursing and Rehabilitation (3); New Castle Health and Rehabilitation Center (4); Atlantic Shores Rehabilitation and Health Center (3); Delaware Hospital for the Chronically Ill (2); Hillside Center (2); Governor Bacon Health Center (1).

Other: 5 places in New Castle County, 1 in Kent and 3 in Sussex (1 each).

Report for Sunday, May 3

3 p.m.

182 Delawareans, 26 to 103, have died.

  • 5 deaths reported yesterday, ages 62 to 87, 3 male and 2 female.
  • 2 were in long-term care. 4 had underlying conditions.
  • New Castle County: 3 (82 deaths total)
  • Kent County: 0 (30)
  • Sussex County: 2 (70)
  •  
  • - Long-term care cases: 322 / deaths: 102*
  • - 5,288 confirmed cases age 0 to 103.
  • - 1,934 from New Castle Co., 833 from Kent, 2,497 from Sussex, 24 unknown.
  • - 1,716 have recovered, 281 are in the hospital, 68 critical.
  • - about 18,822 negative tests

*As of May 1, DPH will only update long-term care cases once a week on Friday.

(Below not updated by DPH after April 23)

Long-term care cases (residents only): 244

Milford Center, Genesis Healthcare (19); Little Sisters of the Poor (11); Brandywine Nursing and Rehabilitation Center (5); Parkview Nursing and Rehabilitation (3); New Castle Health and Rehabilitation Center (4); Atlantic Shores Rehabilitation and Health Center (3); Delaware Hospital for the Chronically Ill (2); Hillside Center (2); Governor Bacon Health Center (1).

Other: 5 places in New Castle County, 1 in Kent and 3 in Sussex (1 each).

Report for Saturday, May 2

Expanded testing in Sussex

Expanded community testing is occurring in Sussex County. Sites can be found at https://coronavirus.delaware.gov/testing.  These do not require a physician’s order. The hours for these sites may be limited by the supplies available.

3 p.m.

102 new cases in Sussex County

177 Delawareans, 26 to 103, have died.

  • 9 deaths reported yesterday, ages 33 to 84, 5 male and 4 female.
  • 5 were in long-term care. All had underlying conditions.
  • New Castle County: 2 (79 deaths total)
  • Kent County: 1 (30)
  • Sussex County: 4 (68)
  • - Long-term care cases: 322 / deaths: 102*
  • - 5,208 confirmed cases age 0 to 103.
  • - 1,903 from New Castle Co., 821 from Kent, 2,461 from Sussex, 23 unknown.
  • - 1,640 have recovered, 284 are in the hospital, 61 critical.
  • - about 18,529 negative tests

*As of May 1, DPH will only update long-term care cases once a week on Friday.

(Below not updated by DPH after April 23)

Long-term care cases (residents only): 244

Milford Center, Genesis Healthcare (19); Little Sisters of the Poor (11); Brandywine Nursing and Rehabilitation Center (5); Parkview Nursing and Rehabilitation (3); New Castle Health and Rehabilitation Center (4); Atlantic Shores Rehabilitation and Health Center (3); Delaware Hospital for the Chronically Ill (2); Hillside Center (2); Governor Bacon Health Center (1).

Other: 5 places in New Castle County, 1 in Kent and 3 in Sussex (1 each).

Report for Friday, May 1

3 p.m.

Toll at DHCI, DPC, Bacon now 7

The Department of Health and Social Services has had seven deaths COVID-19 at its 24/7 facilities.

Two residents of Delaware Hospital for the Chronically Ill in Smyrna, a 53-year-old female resident who died April 24 and a 49-year-old female resident who died April 29, were patients at a Kent County hospital. A 64-year-old male Delaware Psychiatric Center patient died April 23 at a New Castle County hospital. HSS’ 24/7 facilities who have died to seven.

The previous deaths involved two females atDelaware Hospital for the Chronically Ill, a female at Delaware Psychiatric Center and a male at Governor Bacon Health Center in Delaware City.

168 Delawareans, 26 to 103, have died.

  • 9 deaths reported yesterday, ages 26 to 98, 2 male and 7 female.
  • 8 were in long-term care. All had underlying conditions.
  • New Castle County: 2 (76 deaths total)
  • Kent County: 1 (29)
  • Sussex County: 4 (63)
  • - Long-term care cases: 322 / deaths: 102*
  • - 5,038 confirmed cases age 0 to 103.
  • - 1,864 from New Castle Co., 793 from Kent, 2,359 from Sussex, 22 unknown.
  • - 1,546 have recovered, 300 are in the hospital, 64 critical.
  • - about 18,074 negative tests

*As of May 1, DPH will only update long-term care cases once a week on Friday.

(Below not updated by DPH after April 23)

Long-term care cases (residents only): 244

Milford Center, Genesis Healthcare (19); Little Sisters of the Poor (11); Brandywine Nursing and Rehabilitation Center (5); Parkview Nursing and Rehabilitation (3); New Castle Health and Rehabilitation Center (4); Atlantic Shores Rehabilitation and Health Center (3); Delaware Hospital for the Chronically Ill (2); Hillside Center (2); Governor Bacon Health Center (1).

Other: 5 places in New Castle County, 1 in Kent and 3 in Sussex (1 each).

Report for Thursday, April 30

4 p.m.

159 Delawareans, 30 to 103, have died.

7 deaths reported yesterday, ages 30 to 98, 2 male and 5 female.

5 were in long-term care. 6 had underlying conditions.

  • New Castle County: 2 (68 deaths total)
  • Kent County: 1 (26)
  • Sussex County: 4 (58)
  • Unknown: 0
  • - Long-term care cases: 322 / deaths: 102*
  • - 4,918 confirmed cases age 0 to 103.
  • - 1,829 from New Castle Co., 773 from Kent, 2,292 from Sussex, 24 unknown.
  • - 1,403 have recovered, 281 are in the hospital, 58 critical.
  • - about 17,667 negative tests

*As of May 1, DPH will only update long-term care data once a week on Friday.

(Below not updated by DPH after April 23)

Long-term care cases (residents only): 244

Milford Center, Genesis Healthcare (19); Little Sisters of the Poor (11); Brandywine Nursing and Rehabilitation Center (5); Parkview Nursing and Rehabilitation (3); New Castle Health and Rehabilitation Center (4); Atlantic Shores Rehabilitation and Health Center (3); Delaware Hospital for the Chronically Ill (2); Hillside Center (2); Governor Bacon Health Center (1).

Other: 5 places in New Castle County, 1 in Kent and 3 in Sussex (1 each).

Report for Wednesday, April 29

3 p.m.

152 Delawareans, 32 to 103, have died.

8 deaths reported yesterday, ages 65 to 95, 1 male and 7 female. 7 were in long-term care. 6 had underlying conditions.

  • New Castle County: 3 (68 deaths)
  • Kent County: 1 (26)
  • Sussex County: 4 (58)
  • - Long-term care deaths: 96
  • - 4,735 confirmed cases age 0 to 103.
  • - 1,734 from New Castle Co., 759 from Kent, 2,216 from Sussex, 25 unknown.
  • - 1,275 have recovered, 296 are in the hospital, 65 critical.
  • - about 17,086 negative tests

(Below not updated by DPH after April 23)

Long-term care cases (residents only): 244

Milford Center, Genesis Healthcare (19); Little Sisters of the Poor (11); Brandywine Nursing and Rehabilitation Center (5); Parkview Nursing and Rehabilitation (3); New Castle Health and Rehabilitation Center (4); Atlantic Shores Rehabilitation and Health Center (3); Delaware Hospital for the Chronically Ill (2); Hillside Center (2); Governor Bacon Health Center (1).

Other: 5 places in New Castle County, 1 in Kent and 3 in Sussex (1 each).

Report for Tuesday, April 28

144 Delawareans, 32 to 103, have died.

7 deaths reported yesterday, ages 63 to 87. 2 were in long-term care. 6 had underlying conditions.

  • New Castle County: 2 (65 deaths)
  • Kent County: 2 (25)
  • Sussex County: 3 (54)
  • - Long-term care deaths: 88
  • - 4,655 confirmed cases age 0 to 103.
  • - 1,717 from New Castle Co., 743 from Kent, 2,169 from Sussex, 26 unknown.

Hospitalizations and recoveries chart

  • - 1,173 have recovered, 326 are in the hospital, 60 critical.
  • - about 16,883 negative tests

(Not updated by DPH after April 23)

Long-term care cases (residents only): 244

Milford Center, Genesis Healthcare (19); Little Sisters of the Poor (11); Brandywine Nursing and Rehabilitation Center (5); Parkview Nursing and Rehabilitation (3); New Castle Health and Rehabilitation Center (4); Atlantic Shores Rehabilitation and Health Center (3); Delaware Hospital for the Chronically Ill (2); Hillside Center (2); Governor Bacon Health Center (1).

Other: 5 places in New Castle County, 1 in Kent and 3 in Sussex (1 each).

Report for Monday, April 27

137 Delawareans, 32 to 103, have died.

12 deaths reported yesterday, ages 60 to 101. 9 were in long-term care. 8 had underlying conditions.

  • New Castle County: 6 (63 deaths)
  • Kent County: 0 (23)
  • Sussex County: 6 (51)
  • - Long-term care deaths: 86
  • - 4,575 confirmed cases age 0 to 103.
  • - 1,096 from New Castle Co., 728 from Kent, 2,114 from Sussex, 32 unknown.

Hospitalizations and recoveries chart

  • - 1,096 have recovered, 337 are in the hospital, 60 critical.
  • - about 16,605 negative tests

(Not updated by DPH after April 23)

Long-term care cases (residents only): 244

Milford Center, Genesis Healthcare (19); Little Sisters of the Poor (11); Brandywine Nursing and Rehabilitation Center (5); Parkview Nursing and Rehabilitation (3); New Castle Health and Rehabilitation Center (4); Atlantic Shores Rehabilitation and Health Center (3); Delaware Hospital for the Chronically Ill (2); Hillside Center (2); Governor Bacon Health Center (1).

Other: 5 places in New Castle County, 1 in Kent and 3 in Sussex (1 each).

Report for Sunday, April 26

3 p.m.

Underlying conditions, COVID claim 5

125 Delawareans, 32 to 103, have died.

5 deaths reported yesterday, ages 71 to 92, four males and 1 female.

2 were in long-term care.

New Castle County: 2 (57 deaths)

Kent County: 1 (23)

Sussex County: 2 (45)

All had underlying conditions.

  • - Long-term care deaths: 77
  • - 4,162 confirmed cases age 0 to 103.
  • - males: 1,882; females: 2,246; unknown: 34
  • - 1,629 from New Castle Co., 652 from Kent, 1,870 from Sussex, 11 unknown.
  • - 996 have recovered, 325 are in the hospital, 50 critical.
  • - about 15,454 negative tests

(Not updated by DPH after April 23)

Long-term care cases (residents only): 244

Milford Center, Genesis Healthcare (19); Little Sisters of the Poor (11); Brandywine Nursing and Rehabilitation Center (5); Parkview Nursing and Rehabilitation (3); New Castle Health and Rehabilitation Center (4); Atlantic Shores Rehabilitation and Health Center (3); Delaware Hospital for the Chronically Ill (2); Hillside Center (2); Governor Bacon Health Center (1).

Other: 5 places in New Castle County, 1 in Kent and 3 in Sussex (1 each).

Saturday, April 25

3 p.m.

120 Delawareans, 32 to 103, have died.

The DPH has stopped giving the age and county of individual fatalities and apparently will no longer give the location of deaths in nursing homes.

  • 8 deaths reported yesterday, ages 61 to 97, 3 males and 5 females.
  • 4 in long-term care. All had underlying conditions.

New Castle County: 3 (55 total)

Kent County: 4 (22)

Sussex County: 1 (43)

  • - Long-term care deaths: 74
  • - 4,034 confirmed cases age 0 to 103.
  • - males: 1,822, females: 2,178, unknown: 34?
  • - 1,599 from New Castle Co., 625 from Kent, 1,801 from Sussex, 9 unknown.
  • - 911 have recovered, 317 are in the hospital, 61 critical.
  • - about 15,215 negative tests

(Not updated by DPH after April 23)

Long-term care cases (residents only): 244

Milford Center, Genesis Healthcare (19); Little Sisters of the Poor (11); Brandywine Nursing and Rehabilitation Center (5); Parkview Nursing and Rehabilitation (3); New Castle Health and Rehabilitation Center (4); Atlantic Shores Rehabilitation and Health Center (3); Delaware Hospital for the Chronically Ill (2); Hillside Center (2); Governor Bacon Health Center (1).

Other: 5 places in New Castle County, 1 in Kent and 3 in Sussex (1 each).

Friday April 24

3:30 p.m.

Positive test results up by 134

112 Delawareans, 32 to 103, have died.

12 deaths reported on this day, ages 61 to 97, four males and 8 females. Ten were in long-term care.

New Castle County: 7

Kent County: 3

Sussex County: 2

All had underlying conditions.

  • - 3,576 confirmed cases age 0 to 103.
  • - males: 1,613, females: 1,936, unknown: 6?
  • - 1,504 are from New Castle Co., 579 from Kent, 1,490 from Sussex, 3 unknown.
  • - 809 have recovered, 300 are in the hospital, 61 critical.
  • - about 14,122 negative tests

Long-term care cases (residents only): 244 (Not updated for 4/24)

Deaths: 71

Not updated for 4/24:

Milford Center, Genesis Healthcare (19); Little Sisters of the Poor (11); Brandywine Nursing and Rehabilitation Center (5); Parkview Nursing and Rehabilitation (3); New Castle Health and Rehabilitation Center (4); Atlantic Shores Rehabilitation and Health Center (3); Delaware Hospital

Thursday, April 23

2 p.m.

Beginning today, additional demographic data on COVID-19 cases and deaths, including race/ethnicity, more age-specific data and rate information by ZIP code, can be found on the Division of Public Health’s My Healthy Community data portal.

100 Delawareans, 32 to 103, have died. Reported on this day:

New Castle County:

  • 58-year-old female, hospitalized long-term care
  • 69-year-old male, hospitalized
  • 71-year-old male, hospitalized
  • 96-year-old female, long-term care
  • 102-year-old male, long-term care

Sussex County:

  • 54-year-old female, long-term care
  • 79-year-old female, hospitalized
  • 87-year-old male, hospitalized

All had underlying conditions.

  • - 3,442 confirmed cases age 0 to 103.
  • - males: 1,557 , females: 1,879, unknown: 6?
  • - 1,486 are from New Castle Co., 558 from Kent, 1,394 from Sussex, 4 unknown.
  • - 703 have recovered, 277 are in the hospital, 63 critical.
  • - about 13,937 negative tests

Long-term care cases (residents only): 244

Deaths: 59

Milford Center, Genesis Healthcare (19); Little Sisters of the Poor (11); Brandywine Nursing and Rehabilitation Center (5); Parkview Nursing and Rehabilitation (3); New Castle Health and Rehabilitation Center (4); Atlantic Shores Rehabilitation and Health Center (3); Delaware Hospital for the Chronically Ill (2); Hillside Center (2); Governor Bacon Health Center (1).

Other: 5 places in New Castle County, 1 in Kent and 3 in Sussex (1 each).

Wednesday, April 22

92 Delawareans, 32 to 103, have died. Reported yesterday:

New Castle County:

  • 74-year-old male from New Castle County, hospitalized long-term care
  • 85-year-old female from New Castle County, long-term care

Sussex County:

  • 80-year-old male, long-term care

They had underlying conditions.

  • - 3,308 confirmed cases age 0 to 103.
  • - males: 1,435 , females: 1,756, unknown: 9?
  • - 1,389 are from New Castle Co., 539 from Kent, 1,377 from Sussex, 3 unknown.
  • - 643 have recovered, 290 are in the hospital, 65 critical.
  • - about 13,604 negative tests

Long-term care cases (residents only): 244

Deaths: 55

Milford Center, Genesis Healthcare (19); Little Sisters of the Poor (11); Brandywine Nursing and Rehabilitation Center (5); Parkview Nursing and Rehabilitation (3); New Castle Health and Rehabilitation Center (3); Atlantic Shores Rehabilitation and Health Center (3); Delaware Hospital for the Chronically Ill (2); Hillside Center (2); Governor Bacon Health Center (1).

Other: 3 places in New Castle County, 1 in Kent and 2 in Sussex (1 each).

Tuesday, April 21

1:30 p.m.

Big jump in positive test results, 177 in Sussex

89 Delawareans, 32 to 103, have died. The 7 reported yesterday:

New Castle County:

  • 62-year-old female, hospitalized long-term care
  • 84-year-old male, hospitalized long-term care

Kent County:

  • 62-year-old male, hospitalized
  • 74-year-old male, hospitalized long-term care

Sussex County:

  • 50-year-old female, hospitalized, no known underlying conditions
  • 72-year-old male, hospitalized
  • 88-year-old male, long-term care

Six had underlying conditions.

  • - 3,200 confirmed cases age 0 to 103.
  • - males: 1,435 , females: 1,756, unknown: 9?
  • - 1,352 are from New Castle Co., 503 from Kent, 1,317 from Sussex, 28 unknown.
  • - 599 have recovered, 269 are in the hospital, 69 critical.
  • - about 13,353 negative tests

Long-term care cases (residents only): 237

Deaths: 52

Milford Center, Genesis Healthcare (18); Little Sisters of the Poor (11); Brandywine Nursing and Rehabilitation Center (5); Parkview Nursing and Rehabilitation (3); New Castle Health and Rehabilitation Center (3); Atlantic Shores Rehabilitation and Health Center (3); Delaware Hospital for the Chronically Ill (2); Governor Bacon Health Center (1); 2 places in New Castle County, 1 in Kent County and 2 in Sussex County (1 each).

Monday, April 20

Sussex County accounts for 39% of positive cases

82 Delawareans, 32 to 103, have died.

New Castle County:

  • 73-year-old male, long-term care
  • 79-year-old male, hospitalized
  • 79-year-old male, hospitalized long-term care
  • 84-year-old female, hospitalized

Kent County:

  • 51-year-old female, hospitalized

Sussex County:

  • 32-year-old female, hospitalized
  • 71-year-old female, hospitalized long-term care
  • 78-year-old female, long-term care
  • 92-year-old female, long-term care
  • 103-year-old female, long-term care

All reported today had underlying conditions.

  • - 2,931 confirmed cases age 0 to 103.
  • - males: 1,312 , females: 1,600, unknown: 9?
  • - 1,303 are from New Castle Co., 459 from Kent, 1,139 from Sussex, 30 unknown.
  • - 565 have recovered, 263 are in the hospital, 71 critical.
  • - about 12,935 negative tests

Long-term care cases (residents only): 218

Deaths: 48

Little Sisters of the Poor (11); Milford Center, Genesis Healthcare (18); HarborChase (1); Parkview Nursing and Rehabilitation (2)?; Atlantic Shores Rehabilitation and Health Center (2); Brandywine Nursing and Rehabilitation Center (5); Governor Bacon Health Center (1); Delaware Hospital for the Chronically Ill (2); 2 in New Castle County and 2 in Sussex County (1 each).

Note: DPH says negative test number for April 19 (13,725) included residents and nonresidents. Actual total 12,508.

Sunday, April 19

Sussex County accounts for 39% of positive cases

72 Delawareans, 33 to 98, have died.

Five more deaths, all but one had underlying conditions:

Kent County:

  • 81-year-old female, hospitalized long-term care

Sussex County:

  • 62-year-old female from Sussex County, hospitalized, no known condition
  • 80-year-old female from Sussex County, long-term care
  • 93-year-old male from Sussex County, long-term care
  • 95-year-old female from Sussex County, long-term care
  • - 2,745 confirmed cases age 0 to 103.
  • - males: 1,243 , females: 1,494, unknown: 8?
  • - 1,229 are from New Castle County, 430 from Kent, 1,055 from Sussex, 31 unknown.
  • - 495 have recovered, 256 are in the hospital, 64 critical.
  • - about 13,725 negative tests

Long-term care cases (residents only): 167

Deaths: 42

Little Sisters of the Poor (11); Milford Center, Genesis Healthcare (14); HarborChase (1); Atlantic Shores Rehabilitation and Health Center (2); Brandywine Nursing and Rehabilitation Center (5); Governor Bacon Health Center (1); Delaware Hospital for the Chronically Ill (2); 4 in New Castle County and 2 in Sussex County (1 each).

Saturday, April 18

67 Delawareans, 33 to 96, have died. All had underlying conditions:

New Castle County:

  • 87-year-old female, hospitalized 
  • 72-year-old female, hospitalized long-term care
  • 58-year-old female, hospitalized long-term care

Sussex County:

  • 51-year-old female, hospitalized long-term care
  • 92-year-old female, hospitalized long-term care
  • 76-year-old male, hospitalized
  • - 2,538 lab-confirmed cases from age 0 to 98.
  • - males: 1,155, females: 1,375, unknown: 8?
  • - 1,205 are from New Castle County, 417 from Kent, 886 from Sussex, 30 unknown.
  • - 466 have recovered, 249 are in the hospital, 62 critical.
  • - about 12,256 negative tests

Long-term care cases (residents only): 155

Deaths: 38

Little Sisters of the Poor (11); Milford Center, Genesis Healthcare (12); HarborChase (1); Atlantic Shores Rehabilitation and Health Center, Millsboro (2); Brandywine Nursing and Rehabilitation Center (5); 5 New Castle County facilities, 1 each; a Sussex County long-term care facility (1);    Governor Bacon Health Center (1)

Friday, April 17

5 p.m.

Sussex County becoming a hotspot for cases

61 Delawareans, 33 to 96, have died. All but one who died had underlying conditions:

  • 73-year-old male from New Castle County, hospitalized
  • 74-year-old male from New Castle County, long-term care
  • 83-year-old male from New Castle County, long-term care
  • 85-year-old male from New Castle County, hospitalized long-term care
  • 90-year-old male from New Castle County, long-term care
  • 80-year-old male from Sussex County, long-term care
  • 98-year-old female from Sussex County, long-term care
  • 91-year-old female from Sussex County, long-term care
  • 46-year-old male from Sussex County, no known underlying health conditions
  • - 2,323 lab-confirmed cases from age 1 to 97.
  • - males: 1,053, females: 1,267, unknown: 3?
  • - 1,100 are from New Castle County, 384 from Kent, 811 from Sussex, 28 unknown.
  • - 423 have recovered, 224 are in the hospital, 64 critical.
  • - about 11,694 negative tests

Long-term care cases (residents only? DPH is not clear): 114

Deaths: 34

Little Sisters of the Poor (11); Milford Center, Genesis Healthcare (11); HarborChase (1); Atlantic Shores Rehabilitation and Health Center, Millsboro (2); Brandywine Nursing and Rehabilitation Center (4); 4 New Castle County facilities, 1 each; a Sussex County long-term care facility (1); Governor Bacon Health Center (1)

Thursday, April 16

5 p.m.

All who died had underlying conditions:

  • 57-year-old male from New Castle County, Gov. Bacon
  • 72-year-old female from New Castle County, hospitalized
  • 84-year-old male from New Castle County, hospitalized
  • 71-year-old male from New Castle County
  • 59-year-old female from Kent County
  • 68-year-old male from Sussex County, hospitalized long-term care
  • - 2,075 lab-confirmed cases from age 1 to 97.
  • - males: 910, females: 1,102, unknown: 2?
  • - 1,003 are from New Castle County, 352 from Kent, 698 from Sussex, 22 unknown.
  • - 378 have recovered, 209 are in the hospital, 60 critical.
  • - about 11,275 negative tests

Long-term care cases (residents): 97. Deaths: Little Sisters of the Poor (11); Milford Center, Genesis Healthcare (8); HarborChase (1); Atlantic Shores Rehabilitation and Health Center, Millsboro (2); 4 New Castle County facilities, 1 each; a Sussex County long-term care facility (1)

Atlantic Shores was incorrectly listed on 4/15 having five; it has two.

Wednesday, April 15

5 p.m.

46 Delawareans, 33 to 96, have died

All who died had underlying conditions:

83-year-old female from Sussex County, hospitalized/long-term care

53-year-old female from Kent County, hospitalized

46-year-old male from New Castle County, hospitalized

  • - 2,014 lab-confirmed cases from age 1 to 97.
  • - males: 910, females: 1,102, unknown: 2?
  • - 974 are from New Castle County, 345 from Kent, 678 from Sussex, 17 unknown.
  • - 354 have recovered, 208 are in the hospital, 48 critical.
  • - about 11,088 negative tests

Long-term care cases (residents): 93. Deaths: Little Sisters of the Poor (11); Milford Center, Genesis Healthcare (7); HarborChase (1); Atlantic Shores Rehabilitation and Health Center, Millsboro (5); three other New Castle County facilities, 1 each; a Sussex County long-term care facility (1)

9 a.m.

Gov. Carney issued the eleventh modification to the State of Emergency, requiring stricter guidelines to prevent infections in nursing homes and other long-term care, to ensure they are in full compliance with the Public Health Authority guidance. Click here to read more. https://news.delaware.gov/2020/04/15/governor-carney-requires-stricter-measures-in-long-term-care-facilities-to-fight-covid-19

Tuesday, April 14

5 p.m.

43 Delawareans, 33 to 96, have died

The two persons who died had underlying conditions:

83-year-old female from Sussex County, long-term care

70-year-old female from Kent County, hospitalized

  • - 1,926 total lab-confirmed cases from age 1 to 97.
  • - males: 867, females: 1,058, unknown: 1?
  • - 947 are from New Castle County, 329 from Kent, 639 from Sussex, 11 unknown.
  • - 317 have recovered, 217 are in the hospital, 45 critical.
  • - about 10,943 negative tests

Last report of long-term care cases (residents+staff): 130. Deaths: Little Sisters of the Poor (11); HarborChase (1); New Castle Health and Rehabilitation (0).

Monday, April 13

5:30 p.m.

41 Delawareans have died, long-term care sees increase

The deaths reported for today are:

  • 81-year-old female from Sussex County, hospitalized
  • 71-year-old female from Sussex County, hospitalized long-term care
  • 87-year-old female from Sussex County, hospitalized long-term care
  • 80-year-old male from New Castle County, long-term care facility
  • 72-year-old female from Kent County, long-term care facility
  • 54-year-old female from Kent County, hospitalized
  • - 1,761 total lab-confirmed cases from age 1 to 97.
  • - 781 males, 979 females, 1 unknown
  • - 919 are from New Castle County, 288 from Kent, 551 from Sussex, 3 unknown.
  • - 277 have recovered, 204 are in the hospital, 51 critical.
  • - about 10,543 negative tests

Long-term care cases (residents+staff): 130. Multiple deaths: Little Sisters of the Poor (11); HarborChase (1); New Castle Health and Rehabilitation (0).

Sunday, April 12

5 p.m.

35 Delawareans have died from the virus, ages 33 to 94.

  • The deaths are a 33-year-old female in long-term care and an 88-year-old female in long-term care. Both from Sussex County and had underlying health conditions.

  • - 1,625 total lab-confirmed cases from age 1 to 97.
  • - 647 males, 824 females, 8 unknown
  • - 880 are from New Castle County, 281 from Kent, 464 from Sussex, 0 unknown.
  • - 213 have recovered, 201 are in the hospital, 51 critical.
  • - about 10,195 negative tests

Correction to Long-term care multiple deaths: Little Sisters of the Poor (11); HarborChase (1); New Castle Health and Rehabilitation (0), Shipley Manor does not have any positive resident cases. No facilities have reported COVID staff deaths.

NOTE: DPH is now reporting deaths of lab-confirmed cases and "probable” cases where the individual had clinically consistent symptoms and was exposed to a confirmed case, but was never tested before their death. This new guidance comes from the CDC.

Saturday, April 11

5:30 p.m.

Most recently, a 96-year-old female long-term care resident from Sussex County who had underlying health conditions.

- 1,479 total lab-confirmed cases from age 1 to 97.

- 647 males, 824 females, 8 unknown

- 807 are from New Castle County, 255 from Kent, 404 from Sussex, 13 unknown.

- 191 have recovered, 190 are in the hospital, 55 critical.

- about 9,624 negative tests

Long-term care multiple deaths: Little Sisters of the Poor (11); HarborChase (2); New Castle Health and Rehabilitation (3).

Friday, April 10

5:30 p.m.

32 Delawareans have died from the virus, ages 57 to 94.

The most recent who died were hospitalized and had underlying health conditions:

  • 69-year-old female from New Castle County, hospitalized
  • 87-year-old female from New Castle County, long-term care
  • 88-year-old female from New Castle County, long-term care
  • 89-year-old female from New Castle County, long-term care
  • 89-year-old female from New Castle County, long-term care
  • 94-year-old female from New Castle County, long-term care
  • 61-year-old male from Sussex County, hospitalized
  • 69-year-old female from Sussex County, long-term care
  • 82-year-old female from Sussex County, long-term care

- 1,326 total lab-confirmed cases from age 1 to 97.

- 584 males, 736 females, 6 unknown

- 751 are from New Castle County, 230 from Kent, 336 from Sussex.

- 177 have recovered, 181 are in the hospital, 48 critical.

- about 9,089 negative tests

Notes: 9 cases were reported as "unknown county." For charting purposes, we added 3 to each county's total. DPH corrected the 4/9 hospitalization number "due to a reporting error."

Cases in long-term care

There are now 19 care facilities with a total of 97 positive cases in residents/patients or staff. Twenty-one deaths have recorded, in New Castle County and 3 in Sussex County. The 14 facilities with multiple positives cases are:

  • Little Sisters of the Poor, Newark
  • HarborChase of Wilmington
  • Governor Bacon Health Center, Delaware City
  • Forwood Manor, Wilmington
  • Parkview Nursing and Rehab Center, Wilmington
  • Country House, Wilmington
  • MeadowWood Behavioral Health Hospital, New Castle
  • Atlantic Shores Rehab and Health Center, Millsboro
  • Genesis HealthCare Milford Center, Milford
  • Brandywine Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, New Castle
  • Delaware Hospital for the Chronically Ill, Smyrna
  • Shipley Manor, Wilmington
  • New Castle Health and Rehabilitation, New Castle
  • Delaware Psychiatric Center, New Castle

More than one death: Little Sisters of the Poor (11); HarborChase (2); New Castle Health and Rehabilitation (3).

Thursday, April 9

Peak day?

Today was to be the predicted peak in hospital resources, according to the University of Washington model. Tomorrow we'll know how accurate the model is.

5 p.m.

COVID case count

- 23 deaths, ages 57 to 94

Ten deaths have been related to long-term care, in New Castle County (six?at Little Sisters of the Poor) and one in Sussex.?A total of 51 individuals from long-term care facilities have tested positive.

The most recent individuals who died all had underlying health conditions:

  • 82-year-old male long-term care resident from New Castle County
  • 63-year-old female from New Castle County
  • 66-year-old male from Sussex County
  • 57-year-old male from Sussex County

- 1,207 total laboratory-confirmed cases from ages 1 to 97.

- 699 are from New Castle County, 214 from Kent, 294 from Sussex.

- 173 have recovered, 201 are in the hospital, 43 critical.

- about 8,683 negative tests

Wednesday, April 8

6 p.m.

Three elderly people have died; they were hospitalized and had underlying health conditions:

  •     88-year-old male long-term care resident from New Castle County
  •     74-year-old female from Sussex County
  •     81-year-old male from New Castle County

- 1,116 total laboratory-confirmed cases from age 1 to 97.

- 495 males, 616 females, 7 unknown

- 636 are from New Castle County, 201 from Kent, 279 from Sussex.

- 159 have recovered, 177 are in the hospital, 51 critical.

- about 8,323 negative tests

19 Delawareans have died from the virus. Nine have been at long-term care facilities, including?eight in New Castle County (six?at Little Sisters of the Poor) and one in Sussex County.?

Tuesday, April 7

6 p.m.

Positive test results: 928

DPH reports the following:

- 783 total laboratory-confirmed cases from age 1 to 97.

- 16 deaths, latest, male age 67 from Sussex County with underlying health conditions and was hospitalized.

- 571 are from New Castle County, 147 from Kent, 210 from Sussex.

- 144 have recovered, 147 are in the hospital, 52 in ICU.

- about 7,628 negative tests

9 a.m.

DPH, United Way of Delaware screening COVID-19 calls

Anyone with a question about COVID-19, whether related to medical or social service needs, should call Delaware 211, 800-560-3372, 711 (deaf or hard of hearing), or text ZIP code to 898-211.

Monday, April 6

7:30 p.m.

More positive cases

- 783 total laboratory-confirmed cases from age 1 to 97.

- 308 males, 365 females.

- 496 are from New Castle County, 128 from Kent, 159 from Sussex.

- 71 have recovered, 140 are in the hospital, 25 in ICU.

- about 6,851 negative tests

15 Delawareans have died from the virus.

Note: DPH has alerted news organizations that certain numbers are not changing due to a change in reporting that is not finished yet.

The most recent death involves an 84-year-old male from Kent County who had underlying health conditions. Fatalities have ranged age 66 to 94 years.

The DPH will now report the total number of individuals hospitalized in Delaware hospitals, including both Delaware and non-Delaware residents.

7 a.m.

The Department of Health and Social Services: all walk-in access to its public offices will end beginning Monday, April 6, because of the potential risk for clients and DHSS employees. Client needs will now be met in person by appointment only, or through phone, email or online, except for crisis services, emergency cases, or for people without phone or computer access.

Sunday, April 5

5 p.m.

80 more positive cases, no new fatalities.?

- 673 total laboratory-confirmed cases from age 1 to 97.

- 308 males, 365 females.

- 436 are from New Castle County, 86 from Kent, 151 from Sussex.

- 71 have recovered, 101 are in the hospital, 25 in ICU.

- about 6,321 negative tests

14 Delawareans have died from the virus.

Saturday, April 4

5 p.m.

143 new cases logged

14 Delawareans have died, no change from yesterday.

95 are in the hospital, 24 critical in ICU.

- 593 laboratory-confirmed cases age 1 to 97.

- 271 males, 322 females.

- 400 are from New Castle County, 68 from Kent, 125 from Sussex.

- 71 have recovered, about 5,874 negative tests

Friday, April 3

14 Delawareans have died from the virus. There have been a total of eight deaths from to long-term care facilities, seven in New Castle County (six at Little Sisters of the Poor) and one in Sussex County. The most recent deaths in long-term care include:

· 66-year-old hospitalized female from New Castle County with underlying health conditions.

· 91-year-old female from New Castle County who had underlying health conditions.

63 are in the hospital, 23 critical in ICU.

- 450 laboratory-confirmed cases age 1 to 97.

- 206 males, 244 females.

- 279 are from New Castle County, 54 from Kent, 117 from Sussex.

- 71 have recovered, about 4,995 negative tests

5 p.m.

The third outbreak of positive coronavirus cases at a long-term care facility. The latest outbreak involves the Governor Bacon Health Center, operated by Delaware Department of Health and Social Services in Delaware City. Two staff members and a resident  have tested positive.

12 Delawareans have died from the virus, the latest a 75-year-old male from New Castle County who had underlying health conditions.

- 393 total laboratory-confirmed cases from age 1 to 97.

- 179 males, 214 females.

- 245 are from New Castle County, 43 from Kent, 105 from Sussex.

- 49 have recovered, 56 are in the hospital, 15 in the ICU.

- about 4,566 negative tests

4:45 p.m.

Department of Correction suspends all on-site programming

The Delaware Department of Correction today announced has suspended all on-site programming in its facilities, effective immediately. Inmates continue to have outside recreation opportunities within their confined areas and access to phones. The department is transitioning prison education and religious services to video and is expanding the use of electronic tablets and other virtual programming, where available. The department's Bureau of Healthcare, Substance Abuse and Mental Health is also temporarily delaying routine dental, medical and behavioral health visits that require face-to-face interaction with providers. Emergency and urgent healthcare services, including inmate sick call visits, are continuing.

3:15 p.m.

DNREC closes park restrooms

The Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control will close its public restroom facilities, including bathrooms, bathhouses and portable toilets, in state parks, wildlife areas and state boat ramps at the end of the day April 3. All amenities will remain closed until May 15, or until the public health threat has been eliminated. Those who plan to visit any state park, wildlife area or boat ramp should plan accordingly.

Wednesday, Apr. 1

5 p.m.

Positive cases pass 350, one more death reported

11 Delawareans have died from the virus. The most recent was an 84-year-old male from Sussex County who was hospitalized and had significant underlying health conditions.

- 368 total laboratory-confirmed cases from age 1 to 97.

- 171 males, 197 females.

- 226 are from New Castle County, 41 from Kent, 101 from Sussex.

- 49 have recovered, 51 are in the hospital, 13 critical in ICU.

- about 4,015 negative tests

Noon

DART limits passengers, waives fares

Starting Thursday, April 2, DART will limit the number of passengers allowed on each bus at any given time, based on bus seating capacity. Passenger boardings will be through the rear door with fares waived. Riders needing boarding assistance will be allowed to continue boarding through the front door. In order to accommodate riders, DART will operate additional timing buses, as well as have additional operators on standby. If you are feeling sick, please do not visit public facilities and avoid public transportation

11:15 a.m.

Department of Correction further restricts programming

The department has identified essential programming that will continue to be provided in-person by on- site providers, including drug treatment, sex offender, and DUI programming. Certain programs and activities, including prison education and religious services, will continue by utilizing video conference capabilities. Other programs will have the option to continue through a web-based video platform, where available.

Tuesday, March 31

6:15 p.m.

Special Olympics Delaware cancels summer games

Special Olympics Delaware's Summer Games and all of the festivities around them, including the torch run, are canceled.

5 p.m.

There are 319 cases, with 57 people hospitalized and 10 deaths. The three fatalities, all in New Castle County, had significant underlying health conditions: 

  • 87- and 94-year-old females
  • 89-year-old male
  • New Castle County cases: 197 
  • Kent County cases: 34 
  • Sussex County cases: 88 
  • Males: 152; Females: 167 
  • Age range: 1 to 95 
  • Hospitalized: 57; Critically ill: 14 
  • Recovered: 22 
  • 3,696 negative cases, based on preliminary reporting

4 p.m.

Governor adds restrictions on entry to certain buildings, and limits child care to "essential" families.  https://www.doverpost.com/news/20200331/state-tightens-restrictions

Monday, March 30

5 p.m.

Seven Delawareans have died from the virus. The most recent, a 92-year-old female from Sussex County, had significant underlying health conditions.

- 264 total laboratory-confirmed cases

- 156 are from New Castle County, 27 from Kent, 81 from Sussex.

- 22 have recovered

3:15 p.m

Department of Corrections furthers restrictions

      The DOC is only allowing work release offenders to report to employers that employ the same rigorous            COVID-19 screening and cleaning procedures as the DOC. Every work release offender receives a COVID-        19 screenings that consists of a series of questions and a temperature check with a thermometer when             returning from a work shift.  

Sunday, March 29

5 p.m.

Positives approach 250, 6th death reported

The sixth COVID death is a 79-year-old female from New Castle County who was not hospitalized and had underlying health conditions. Exposure is related to travel to a state with positive cases.

- 232 total cases since March 11.

- 141 are from New Castle County, 25 from Kent, 66 from Sussex. The total -   - Nine have recovered.  Patients are considered fully recovered seven days after resolution of symptoms.

- 114 are male and 118 are female, age from 1 to 90.

- 33 hospitalized, nine are critically ill (in ICU).

Saturday, March 28

6 p.m.

A second care facility has multiple coronavirus cases. Six residents of a 36-patient memory care unit of HarborChase of Wilmington have tested positive. Five are now hospitalized, according to the Division of Public Health. The source is under investigation.

Three more COVID fatalities have occurred, a 76-year-old New Castle County male, not hospitalized; 74- and 77-year-old Kent County males, both hospitalized. All had underlying health conditions.

- Total is 241 cases.

- 130 are from New Castle County, 25 from Kent, 59 from Sussex.

- 5 have died, 9 have recovered.

Noon

There have been 213 cases in the state since March 11.

- 48 new cases.

- 129 are from New Castle County, 25 from Kent, and 59 from Sussex.

- 80 are male and 85 are female, from 1 to 90.

- 30 are hospitalized, at least 9 critically ill.

- 3 dead, 9 recovered.

Friday, March 27

5 p.m.

DPH updates case count

There have been 165 cases in the state since March 11.

- 22 new cases.

- 106 are from New Castle County, 21 from Kent, and 38 from Sussex.

- 80 are male and 85 are female, from 1 to 90.

- 20 are hospitalized, 9 critically ill.

Noon

So far, 20 more positive tests have been logged today (163 total).

9 a.m.

Health help

Rep. Lisa Blunt Rochester has compiled a web page of health resources from the Centers for Disease Control, the Delaware Department of Health and Social Services, and questions and answers, from her March 17 telephone town hall with Dr. Karyl Rattay. It has the latest information on Congressional action being taken.

See bluntrochester.house.gov/coronavirus.

Thursday, March 26

8:30 p.m.

DPH: First death of  long-term care resident and the first outbreak iin such a facility.

The death of a 86-year-old male resident of Little Sisters of the Poor Jeanne Jugan Residence in Newark was reported today to DHSS’ Division of Public Health. The individual had underlying medical conditions. This is the second coronavirus-related death in the state.

In addition, six residents positive.

“The population who lives in these facilities are at the greatest risk for COVID-19, based on their age and underlying health conditions. Unfortunately, this death and the confirmed cases at this facility underscore the need for all long-term care facilities in Delaware to follow strict screening protocols for anyone entering,” said DHSS Secretary Kara Odom Walker.

7 p.m.

Positive tests up by 24

The DPH reports 143 total lab-confirmed cases. 91 are from New Castle County, 19  from Kent, 33 from Sussex.

71 are male and 72 are female, age from 1 to 90, and 15 are  hospitalized; nine are critically ill.

4:15 p.m.

New emergency housing assistance

Gov. John Carney and Delaware State Housing Authority Director Anas Ben Addi announced a new program to provide emergency housing assistance to renters affected by shutdowns, closures, layoffs, reduced work hours or unpaid leave.

The Delaware Housing Assistance Program will provide eligible households up to $1,500 in assistance, with payments made directly to the property owner or utility company. Applications will be on DSHA’s website at www.destatehousing.com or at de.gov/coronavirus.

DSHA provided $2 million in funding for DE HAP and New Castle County contributed $500,000.

Several community partners will assist processing applications, including West End Neighborhood House, Catholic Charities, Lutheran Community Services, First State Community Action Agency and the Sussex County Community Resource Center.

Applicants must live in Delaware and have a maximum household income at or below 80% of the Area Median Income for their county. The applicant must provide documentation showing an impact on their employment or income beginning March 10 or later that is attributed to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

12:52 p.m.

First coronavirus-related death reported

The Delaware Division of Public Health confirmed the first COVID-19 related fatality of a state resident.

The 66-year-old Sussex County man died in a hospital in another state. He had underlying health conditions and was critically ill. The source of his exposure is not confirmed. To protect personal health information, DPH will not disclose additional information about the individual who passed away.

There have been 130 total laboratory-confirmed cases in the state since March 11. This includes 11 additional cases since yesterday.

Of the Delawareans diagnosed, 86 are from New Castle County, 17 are from Kent County, and 27 are from Sussex County.

Of the 130 cases, 63 are male and 67 are female. The individuals range in age from 1 to 90.

Thirteen patients are hospitalized in Delaware, and seven are critically ill. Two Delaware residents are hospitalized out of state.

Wednesday, March 25

6 p.m.

15 new cases diagnosed

There have been 119 total laboratory-confirmed cases in the state since March 11. Of those diagnosed with COVID-19, 79 are from New Castle County, 14 are from Kent County, and 26 are from Sussex County.

- 4 who tested positive have fully recovered from their illness

- of the 119, 58 are male and 61 are female, age from 1 to 90

- 14 are hospitalized; 7 are critically ill.

According to DPH, patients are considered fully recovered seven days after the resolution of their symptoms (three days after symptoms resolve, they are no longer required to self-isolate; they must continue to practice extreme social distancing for the remaining four days.

Tuesday, March 24

6 p.m.

Cases cross the 100 mark

There have been 104 total laboratory-confirmed cases in the state since March 11. This includes 17 additional cases since Monday. Of the Delawareans diagnosed with COVID-19, 71 are from New Castle County, 10 are from Kent County, and 23 are from Sussex County.

Of the 104 cases, 51 are male and 53 are female, age from 1 to 90. Eleven are hospitalized; five are critically ill.

11 a.m.

The Division of Public Health announced 4 more lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19. That brings the total to 91 cases in the state since March 11.

- 60 are from New Castle County, 9 are from Kent County, 22 are from Sussex County.

Monday, March 23

7 p.m.

The source of exposure for many of these positive cases is unknown, which indicates community spread of the virus is occurring in the state.

The Delaware Division of Public Health announced 31 more lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19. That brings the total to 87 cases in the state since March 11.

- 58 are from New Castle County, 9 are from Kent County, 20 are from Sussex County. Of these cases, 44 are male and 43 are female from 1 to 90. Seven are currently hospitalized; three are critically ill.

6 p.m.

      Governor closes schools through May 15

All Delaware schools are ordered to remain closed through at least Friday, May 15 to fight the spread of coronavirus. Gov. Carney also announced that Delaware will formally recommend that no school district or charter school extend its school calendar beyond the end of June. Susan Bunting, Secretary of the Delaware Department of Education, will formally make that recommendation to the State Board of Education, upon submission by each district and charter.

The state has submitted a waiver to the U.S. Department of Education requesting Delaware be exempt from state testing this year to focus our efforts on student instruction.

5:30 p.m.

      Governor declares public health emergency

Gov. John Carney declared a Public Health Emergency and released a more robust order to assist with Delaware’s response to coronavirus. The Delaware Emergency Management Agency and the Delaware Division of Public Health issued a companion order focused on strengthening Delaware’s health care workforce.

Under the order from DEMA and DPH, nurses, doctors, mental health care providers, pharmacists and other health care professionals who have active licenses or certificates of good standing in any U.S. jurisdiction are authorized to provide in-person health care services in Delaware throughout the emergency, as well as telemedicine services. In addition, Delaware health care professionals whose licenses expired in the last five years are authorized to provide health care services in Delaware, assuming their licenses were in good standing for the five-year period.

5:15 p.m.

      DNREC closes campgrounds

The Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control will close its Delaware State Park campgrounds and playgrounds Tuesday, March 24, and cancel campground reservations scheduled through May 15.

While state parks and wildlife areas are currently open, all state park campsites, cabins, cottages, yurts and playgrounds will close at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, March 24. Buildings such as park offices and nature centers remain closed, and programs and tours are canceled.

Refunds and reservation cancellations will be processed by the Delaware State Parks reservation vendor. Additional questions can be handled at the call center at 1-877-98 PARKS (1-877-987-2757).

Noon

More positives

As of11:15 a.m., COVID case count has risen to 68.

- 44 are from New Castle County, 6 are from Kent County, 18 are from Sussex County.

Sunday, March 22

4:52 p.m.

Eleven new cases bring total to 56

The Delaware Division of Public Health announced 11 more lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19. That brings the total to 56 cases in the state since March 11.

- 39 are from New Castle County, five are from Kent County, 12 are from Sussex County.

- 30 are male and 26 are female, ages 14 to 80. Six patients are hospitalized and three are critically ill.

1:15 p.m.

Department of Correction further limits access to facilities

      The Delaware Department of Correction is further restricting access to its facilities. Volunteers who run            programs and services that are over the age of 60 or have an underlying health condition that could                make them more vulnerable to the COVID-19 virus are no longer allowed at DOC facilities, effective                immediately and until further notice. 

1 p.m.

Courts close to public until 4/15

Delaware Chief Justice Collins J. Seitz, Jr. today ordered all court facilities closed to the public as of Monday, March 23, 2020 until at least April 15, 2020 as part of the response to the COVID-19 outbreak.

The 24-hour Justice of the Peace Courts in each county (Court 11 in New Castle County, Court 7 in Kent County and Court 3 in Sussex County) will remain open for payment of bail for all courts and emergency criminal and civil filings for the Justice of the Peace Court. Those employees not directed to be part of the limited staffing of the courts are being directed to stay home and, as directed, work remotely until further notice.

10:30 a.m.

Delaware Dems postpone caucuses

      The Delaware Democratic Party is immediately suspending the party's delegate selection caucus process          and all corresponding district-level votes.

      While the majority of Delaware's 41 representative districts have already selected their delegates to the          Democratic State Convention, another dozen districts still need to hold their elections. 

Saturday, March 21

5:11 p.m.

Cases rise to 45

On Saturday, the Delaware Division of Public Health confirmed six more positive COVID-19 cases. There have been 45 total laboratory-confirmed cases in the state since March 11.

- 32 are from New Castle County, five are from Kent County, eight are from Sussex County.

- 24 are male and 21 are female, ages14 to 80. Five are hospitalized and two are critically ill.

Friday, March 20

5 p.m.

Case count now 39

Positive cases of COVID-19 in the state come to 39 in the state since March 11 with nine additional cases since yesterday: 27 are from New Castle County, five are from Kent County, and seven are from Sussex County.

20 are male and 19 female from 14 to 80  years old. Four are hospitalized; two are critically ill. -- DPH

Noon

DNREC: Events, private rentals canceled through May 15

One-day cleaning period between rentals of state park cabins and cottages.

Detailed information is available at dnrec.alpha.delaware.gov/coronavirus and destateparks.com/Covid19.

9 a.m.

Gov. Carney signs childcare order

Executive Order #38, signed Thursday, allows state regulators more flexibility in approving child care options for Delaware families and health care workers due to COVID-19.

It gives the Secretary of the Department of Services for Children, Youth and their Families the ability to suspend or modify provisions of the state's child care rules, regulations and statutes -- as long as the changes will not endanger child safety or welfare. DSCYF may work with existing providers to designate emergency child care sites for children of health care workers, emergency medical staff, law enforcement, and other essential personnel. This change in regulatory process will last only as long as the State of Emergency declaration remains in place.

Thursday, March 19

5 p.m.

Bayhealth bans visitors, some exceptions

Starting 8 p.m. tonight:

"Bayhealth Hospital, Kent and Sussex Campuses will accept no visitors. Exceptions will be made on a case by case basis for laboring patients, neonatal intensive care patients, pediatric patients, end-of-life patients, and for patients undergoing urgent procedures or surgeries.

"Bayhealth Medical Group practices, Bayhealth Emergency Center in Smyrna, Bayhealth Cancer Centers, and Bayhealth Outpatient Centers will accept no visitors. Exceptions will be made if the patient requires assistance.

"Thank you for your understanding and cooperation. The situation surrounding COVID-19 continues to evolve and changes occur rapidly. Please continue to check Bayhealth.org/COVID-19 for the latest information."

4 p.m.

Case count is 30, majority are found in New Castle County

30 laboratory-confirmed COVID cases since March 11, DPH says. This includes four since yesterday; 23 are from New Castle County, four are from Kent, three are from Sussex.

- 17 are male and 13 are female.

- age 14 to 80.

- 3 hospitalized, one critically ill. 

11:35 a.m.

Social Security offices closed to public; benefits will be paid on time

Social Security Commissioner Andrew Saul released this statement about changes due to the coronavirus:

"I want you to hear directly from me how the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting our services. The first thing you should know is that we continue to pay benefits. Be aware that scammers may try to trick you into thinking the pandemic is stopping your Social Security payments but that is not true. Don’t be fooled.

"To protect you and help stop the spread of this coronavirus, we cannot accept visitors in our offices at this time. There are several other ways you can get help. Many services are available online at www.socialsecurity.gov. If you have a critical need that you cannot address online, we can help you over the phone.

"Please visit our COVID-19 web page at www.socialsecurity.gov/coronavirus/ to find out what services we are continuing and which ones we are suspending, how to contact us, and important information about deadlines we are extending to ease the burden on you and medical providers during this pandemic."

Wednesday, March 18

5:31 p.m.

Legislative session postponed until further notice

In response to ongoing concerns about the coronavirus pandemic, House Speaker Pete Schwartzkopf and Senate President Pro Tempore David McBride announced Wednesday that the Delaware General Assembly is postponing legislative session until further notice.

Legislative session originally was scheduled to resume on Tuesday, but was postponed last week due to the spread of COVID-19 and recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control, the World Health Organization and Delaware public health officials.

As the situation has continued to unfold, it has become necessary to postpone session for the foreseeable future as officials assess the extent of Delaware’s exposure to the virus. While it is possible that session could resume normal operations at some point in the future, there is no firm date at this time. Legislative leaders will continue to examine the situation with input from public health experts and executive branch agencies to determine the best path forward.

Rep. Schwartzkopf and Sen. McBride noted that the General Assembly is preparing plans that will be used in the event lawmakers must reconvene to pass legislation that addresses the effects of the Coronavirus on Delawareans and state government.

Additionally, the General Assembly is constitutionally required to pass an operating budget by June 30, and plans are being discussed to meet that obligation should this State of Emergency stretch well into the spring.

Legislative Hall remains closed to the public, with no tours or in-person meetings taking place.

5:15 p.m.

Bayhealth assures readiness, updates policies

Bayhealth says they are equipped to care for community members with COVID-19. They have initiated their "incident command structure" that was prepared for a crisis such as the coronavirus outbreak and are creating plans to expand treatment spaces and critical care beds. They are collaborating with vendors and state officials on the procurement of additional supplies.

A telephone triage system has been initiated to take calls from people in the community worried about potential COVID-19 symptoms they may be experiencing. People experiencing symptoms such as fever, cough or shortness of breath may call the triage line at 302-310-8477. The line is open Monday – Friday, 8:15 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Callers meeting screening criteria for COVID-19 testing will be referred to one of Bayhealth's off-site drive-thru testing sites.

Bayhealth is also enacting coronavirus prevention measures. The healthcare group now has a temporary visitation and entry policy at hospitals that limits patients to one healthy visitor per day (except in special circumstances). Hospital entrances have been limited and all visitors and employees are screened upon arrival.

Elective surgical and diagnostic imaging procedures have been postponed and all community classes and events have been canceled.

3:30 p.m.

Gov. Carney has added to the emergency declaration of March 12:

Takeout can be accompanied by beer, wine, liquor.

Any restaurant, brewpub, tavern or taproom with a valid on-premise license can sell alcoholic beverages as part of transactions for take-out food or drive through food service. Alcohol sales cannot exceed 40 percent of the total. This goes into effect at 8 p.m. tonight, March 18, until rescinded. 

Movies, spas and gyms close. No bowling.

A second update requires bowling alleys, movie theaters, fitness centers and health spas to close in a continued effort to prevent the spread of coronavirus in Delaware. Any business that remains open is strongly encouraged to have hand sanitizers or hand washing stations for its employees and patrons. Starts at 8 a.m. March 19, and will last until the State of Emergency is rescinded.

4:30 p.m.

Case total rises to 26

DPH update on COVID:

-26 total laboratory confirmed cases since March 11, nine more since yesterday.

-20 are from New Castle County, three are from Kent County, and three are from Sussex County.

-14 are male and 12 are female and range in age from 18 to 80. Three  are hospitalized; one critically ill.

10 a.m.

The Department of Public Health announced three more positive tests, two in New Castle and one in Kent. The total is 19. See de.gov/coronavirus.

3 p.m.

DART cuts weekday service

Due to business closures, reductions in staffing and lower ridership levels, effective Wednesday, March 18, DART will operate on a Saturday service schedule statewide each weekday, with additional service on Routes 15, 18, 43 and 301. See https://news.delaware.gov/2020/03/17/dart-to-operate-reduced-statewide-weekday-service-level-beginning-wednesday-march-18/

Special Olympics Delaware suspends activities

Special Olympics Delaware is extending the suspension of all sports training, competition and fundraising activities as well as all other activations involving our athletes (such as practices, Athlete Leadership, socials or end of season parties) through May 31, at which time the situation will be reevaluated.

Parks free, buildings closed

State parks are free until April 30. Buildings, however, are not open :: DNREC announces changes to operations. Parks, wildlife areas open with no entrance fees until April 30, but park and wildlife buildings, centers closed; Fishing, hunting, boating licenses, park and conservation passes sales online.

Caucuses in districts where elections are not necessary will be canceled, while districts where voting is required will have their caucuses replaced with drive-thru voting stations designed to significantly limit human-to-human contact. Visit the Delaware Democratic Party website for times and locations.

All walk-in customer access to any Chesapeake Utilities natural gas, propane or electric office locations has been temporarily suspended.

DelDOT announces additional operational changes

The Delaware Department of Transportation continues to review operational needs. All public-facing buildings that deliver various services will be going cashless across the state, including toll plazas and all Division of Motor Vehicle locations, effective Tuesday, March 17.

At DelDOT’s four DMV locations, only credit or debit cards will be accepted, and the department continues to urge all customers to utilize mydmv.delaware.gov.

DMV lobbies will be continually monitored with the goal of keeping them below 50 people. We are also encouraging customers that do not have direct business with DMV or are not accompanying a customer that requires assistance, to please remain in their vehicle.

At the state’s three toll plazas, there will be no toll collectors working to collect cash payments. All traffic will be directed through the EZPass lanes and motorists without EZPass will receive a bill in the mail for the toll with no penalty or processing fee. The Route 896 southbound ramp to I-95 southbound will temporarily close due to the road configuration that does not permit access to the EZPass lanes.

The following DMV services are suspended until further notice:

  • All Class D and Commercial Driver License (CDL) road exams
  • All motorcycle safety courses conducted at all DMV locations
  • All vision tests will be temporarily waived
  • All emissions testing for vehicles
  • All Auto Theft Unit (ATU) transactions

Delaware restricts restaurants to take-out and delivery

Gov. John Carney on Monday modified his March 12 emergency declaration to limit Delaware restaurants, taverns and bars to take-out and delivery service. Carney’s updated emergency declaration — which takes effect at 8 p.m. tonight, March 16 — also bans public gatherings of 50 or more people, consistent with updated guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and closes gaming activity at Delaware casinos.

Delawareans with questions about coronavirus or their exposure risk can call the Division of Public Health’s Coronavirus Call Center at 1-866-408-1899 or 711 for people who are hearing impaired from 8:30 a.m. to 8 p.m., Monday through Friday, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, or email DPHCall@delaware.gov. For the latest on Delaware’s response, go to de.gov/coronavirus.

The eighth positive case of COVID-19 involves a New Castle County woman over the age of 50 who is not severely ill and is self-isolated at home. She was exposed to a positive case in another state. Epidemiologists from the Division of Public Health indicated she has minimal close contacts in the state and are working to identify any who were possibly exposed.

Another COVID-19 case, the seventh in Delaware, involves a New Castle County woman under the age of 30 connected to the University of Delaware community. She is not severely ill and is self-isolated at home.

The CDC is no longer requiring presumptive positive results to go through CDC for confirmation so all presumptive positives are considered confirmed.

Two more presumptive positive cases of COVID-19 are associated with the University of Delaware community, and are linked to the initial presumptive positive university cases, bringing the total to six.

A woman older than 50 and a man older than 60 from New Castle County are self-isolating at home. Epidemiologists from the Division of Public Health are working to identify close contacts of the two. If other people are found to have possibly been exposed, state health officials will provide guidance to these individuals and monitor them closely for the development of symptoms.

Gov. John Carney announced that all public schools will be closed March 16-27 to prepare for the spread of coronavirus.

Effective Monday, March 16 at 7 a.m., Bayhealth will adopt a temporary visitor restriction policy at Bayhealth Kent Campus, Bayhealth Sussex Campus, the Emergency Department in Smyrna, Bayhealth Medical Group practices and all outpatient locations.

Bayhealth Kent and Sussex campuses: Visiting hours are restricted to 12 to 8 p.m. at Bayhealth Hospital, Kent and Sussex campuses. No visitors under the age of 18 are permitted unless they are the parents of hospitalized children. This includes infants and siblings across all areas of the hospitals.

One visitor is allowed per patient. Only one person may accompany a patient into the hospital. Additional visitors must wait outside of the building and not in the lobby or waiting areas.

Visitors must check in at the front desk at all locations for a health screening and to receive a wristband identifying them as an approved visitor. Individuals who have symptoms of concern will not be able to visit a patient. Visitors may also be asked to show identification. If you are not feeling well or do not have to visit, for everyone’s protection, please stay home.

Bayhealth Medical Group practices, outpatient and ambulatory care locations: Patients with scheduled appointments should contact their provider or outpatient area if they are feeling any symptoms (including fever, cough or shortness of breath) for guidance and self-isolation. These patients should not enter the facility without first contacting their provider.

If patients are required to enter these locations, they will be limited to one visitor or care partner for necessary care coordination or patient assistance. If a care partner isn’t necessary, we encourage that person to wait in their car. If you are not feeling well or do not have to visit, please stay home for everyone’s protection.

A total of 72 people have been tested for COVID-19, including the 4 who tested positive (pending CDC confirmation): 36 tests were negative and 32 persons under investigation are awaiting results. DPH is monitoring 54 individuals.

       DelDOT has also cancelled three upcoming public workshops:

  • March 24 - Public Workshop for Bridge 3-714 on New Road over Canary Creek at the Lewes Public Library
  • March 25 - Public Workshop for Old Kennett Road Retaining Walls at the Centerville Layton School
  • March 31 - Public Workshop for SR1/Cave Neck Road GSI at Lewes Fire Station #2

The department is working to make the information for each of these projects available to the public through virtual workshops.

DNREC divisions and programs are postponing events in the next two weeks expected to have more than 100 attendees, to include volunteer cleanups, meetings and conferences scheduled. Events being postponed include the annual DuPont Nature Center spring cleanup scheduled for Saturday, March 14, and the annual beach grass planting at multiple beaches in the state scheduled for Saturday, March 21.

Additional events and programs, regardless of attendance numbers, may also be postponed.

Biggs Museum closed

Effective today we will be temporarily closing the galleries in an effort to protect the health and safety of our patrons and staff. With that, all public and private events will be on hold until further notice.

New Castle County

Another date will be announced for the annual open house at the Appoquinimink Friends Meetinghouse, 624 Main St. (Route 299), Odessa; was Friday, March 20 from noon to 5 p.m.

The Caesar Rodney Half Marathon & 5K scheduled for Sunday, March 22 at Tubman Garrett Park in Wilmington has been cancelled due to an abundance of caution for participants, staff and partners.

Autism Delaware has cancelled all events for the remainder of March, due to concerns about the COVID-19 virus and Delaware Gov. John Carney’s declaration yesterday of a state of emergency.

The Walk for Autism, scheduled for April 4th at the Cape Henlopen State Park in Lewes and April 5th at Bellevue State Park in Wilmington, has been changed to a Virtual Walk for Autism during the month of April.

The events that will be cancelled in March are: Rte. 9 Library Sensory Room training, March 14; New Castle County Bowling Night, March 18 and 25; BRAVE Girls Social Group, March 20; Dover Sensory-Friendly Skating, March 21; Dover Bowling Night, March 23; Smart Cookie Day, March 25; Bunny Train Ride, March 29. Registrants to any paid events can receive a refund.

For updates and details about cancellations, refunds, and April’s Virtual Walk for Autism, visit autismdelaware.org.

Appoquinimink School District cancels field trips, postpones public events

Friday, March 13, 1 p.m.

Appoquinimink School District cancelled all field trips and postponed all district-sponsored public events through at least April 20 effective immediately to reduce potential exposure of the coronavirus COVID-19 to students, staff and volunteers.

After-school clubs and co-curricular activities and Delaware Interscholastic Athletic Association games, which are regulated at the state level, will continue as planned.

To protect patients, caregivers and community from the spread of coronavirus COVID-19, hospital patients may not have more than two visitors at a time. This does not apply to patients in hospice or palliative care. Older adults who may be especially vulnerable to illness should refrain from visiting loved ones in the hospital.

Flu season restrictions remain in place: visitors must be age 16 or older.

These restrictions do not apply to outpatient and ambulatory services.

For more, visit bit.ly/3cUfVdX.

Kent County

County offices closed until further notice

Monday, March 30, 10 a.m.

Kent County buildings will remain closed to the public until further notice. The original closure was from March 22 through March 28, but it will continue in compliance with the state of emergency and the stay-at-home order.

Business will continue electronically or by telephone. The Department of Public Safety and the Kent County Regional Resource Recovery Facility will continue full operations.

Tax and sewer payments may be left in the drop box located at the south end of the visitors parking lot of the County Complex. The Emergency Services Vehicle will remain in front of the Kent County Complex to drop off documents for the Clerk of the Peace, Recorder of Deeds, Register of Wills, Sheriff’s Office, Planning Services and Public Works.

The Levy Court is not scheduled to meet on Tuesday, March 31, but a special meeting is set for Friday, April 3, at noon via telephone conference. The agenda includes a briefing to Levy Court Commissioners on the County Business Continuity Plan, followed by Commissioners Review and Discussion. The meeting is open to the public. Those wishing to join the teleconference may call 1-800-377-8846. The passcode is 92535882#.

Parks and Recreation and Kent County Public Library suspended all public services and will remain closed.

Milford elections postponed again

Wednesday, March 25, 1 p.m.

City elections were originally rescheduled for May 9. Gov. Carney ordered all municipal elections be postponed until after May 15 in his sixth modification to the state of emergency. The new election date has not been announced. 

Foreclosure, monition sales postponed

Wednesday, March 25, noon

The Kent County foreclosure and monition sales are postponed until a later date to be determined. The foreclosure sale was scheduled for April 2 and the monition sale April 28.

Notice of new dates will be posted on the Kent County website and Sheriff’s Office webpage.

For more, contact the Sheriff’s Office at 302-736-2161.

First case at Dover AFB

Wednesday, March 25, 9 a.m.

An Air Force member assigned to Dover Air Force Base was confirmed positive for COVID-19 March 24.

Samples from the person were confirmed at an off-base medical facility in Delaware. The person is in isolation on the base, following Department of Defense guidance and all other appropriate public health procedures.

This is the first confirmed positive case for Dover AFB. Public health officials have begun tracing the person's recent activity in order to ensure the safety of airmen, families and the community.

Dover AFB remains in Health Protection Condition Charlie. Members and families are encouraged to practice prevention measures including following strict personal and environmental hygiene, social distancing, staying home if exhibiting symptoms consistent with COVID-19 or exposed to someone with those symptoms, adhering to local and U.S. Air Force shelter-in-place guidance, and contacting their healthcare provider if they develop any symptoms consistent with COVID-19, such as fever, coughing and shortness of breath.

Dover AFB increases social distancing

Tuesday, March 24, 9:30 a.m.

Dover Air Force Base implemented Health Protection Condition Charlie March 24. 

This happens when there is an elevated risk of sustained community transmission and includes strict social distancing measures, such as limiting meetings, socials and gatherings and limiting base access to official purposes only.

The decision was made following Gov. John Carney’s shelter in place order for the state, which took effect March 24 at 8 a.m.

To date, there have not been any confirmed cases of COVID-19 on Dover AFB. For base-specific information about COVID-19, visit www.dover.af.mil/Coronavirus

Dover cancels all city meetings week of March 23

Monday, March 23, 3 p.m.

In compliance with the governor’s stay-at-home order and for the health and safety of residents, staff and elected officials, the meetings scheduled for the week of March 23 have been canceled.

The cancellation notices regarding these meeting are available on the city's website and may be accessed at https://www.cityofdover.com/meetings.

Closed: Central Delaware Chamber of Commerce office

Monday, March 23, 9:30 a.m.

The office at 435 North Dupont Highway in Dover is closed until further notice. All staff will be working remotely and can be reached by phone or email.

Shelter-in-place order at Dover AFB

Monday, March 23, 9 a.m.

Col. Matthew Jones, 436th Airlift Wing commander, has issued a shelter-in-place order for Dover Air Force Base, starting March 24, at 8 a.m. through May 15.

This follows Gov. John Carney’s shelter-in-place order issued March 22 for the state. All Dover AFB personnel must stay at home unless getting food,caring for an immediate relative, participating in outdoor activities such as walking or running, or seeking necessary health care. All personnel must practice social distancing of at least six feet or more.

“While I know these measures provide a great deal of inconvenience, they are the safest course of action to ensure COVID-19 spread is limited and Team Dover remains safe," Jones said. “I mirror what Governor Carney said. The quicker we all abide by these provisions, the quicker we can get past this issue.”

Dover AFB recently implemented reporting procedures for mission-essential only personnel. Personnel are encouraged to continue practicing strict hygiene measures as outlined by the Centers for Disease Control and staying home when sick. All on-base gatherings, defined as more than 10 people, are canceled until May 15, unless deemed mission essential.

Milford elections postponed

Wednesday, March 18, 11 a.m.

The 2020 municipal and special borrowing election scheduled for April 25 has been postponed until Saturday, May 9. The time and location remains the same: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. at the City Public Works Facility, 180 Vickers Drive, Milford.

The deadline for registering to vote in this year’s election has been extended until 4:30 pm Thursday, April 9. Voter registration is now being conducted via phone. Please call the City Clerk’s Office at 302-422-1111 ext. 1300 or 1303, Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m., to verify voter registration, register to vote and/or request absentee ballots.

Harrington Raceway and Casino closed

Starting at 4 p.m. March 16 until April 1.

This includes all bars, restaurants and gaming on the property, including Murphy’s Race/Sportsbook and Grill. All shows and entertainment during this time are canceled, and any applicable ticket sales for such events will be subject to a refund.

AMC Museum closed

March, 16, 1:44 p.m. 

The Air Mobility Command Museum is currently closed to visitors due to the recent events caused by the coronavirus. Please continue monitor the AMC website and Facebook page for changes to the operating schedule.

The Kent County Administrative Complex will be closed to the public until further notice beginning at 5 p.m. today. Business will continue through electronic means or by telephone.

The meeting Tuesday at 7 p.m. is canceled. The meeting will be rescheduled at a later date. Notice will be posted on the Kent County website, www.co.kent.de.us, and on Facebook and Twitter @KCLevyCourt.

Mobile library isn't operating; how to renew materials

The Kent County mobile library will not be making stops. Call (302) 744-1919, M-F 9 a.m.–4 p.m. to renew items or go online at www.lib.de.us with your library card number and 4-digit PIN. For more see the library’s Facebook page (KCPLibrary) or the Kent County Levy Court website at www.co.kent.de.us.

Starting Saturday, March 14, both will be closed until further notice. All programs are suspended.

Kent County Parks (Brecknock, Browns Branch, Tidbury Creek, Lebanon Landing, Hunn Nature Park, Big Oak, and Kesselring) will remain open for general public use. No large gatherings are allowed.

The Howell Mill Nature Center at Brecknock Park will be closed and programs suspended until further notice.

The meeting scheduled for March 19 has been canceled in the interest of proper health and safety practices.

Starting Saturday, March 14th. Reopening is expected Monday, April 27.

The library will go through extensive cleaning and structural and site line improvements to aid in public safety. "With the COVID-19 virus, and the need for these improvements, we have decided to combine the items and get it all done at the same time," City Manager Donna Mitchell said. "Our goal is to have the project completed and open back up to the public by April 27th."

All events scheduled at the library have either been postponed or cancelled.

Library patrons may call to renew materials Mon-Fri 9 a.m.-4 p.m. until further notified. They should drop off materials through the materials drop and visit the website at https://dover.lib.de.us/?.

For more, call the library at 302-736-7030

All city buildings and offices are closed to the general public. This includes City Hall, Customer Service building, Public Works building and Parks & Recreation building.

All city staff will continue to work and can be reached by phone or email.

The base has implemented Health Protection Condition Alpha. This condition is implemented when there is a limited disease threat to personnel or an unusual health threat that has the potential to rapidly move into the area.

All base facilities remain open to normally permitted patrons. Base leadership has formed a team from multiple agencies on Dover AFB to develop a plan to ensure the safety of the force and local community, following guidance from the Defense Department and the CDC.

There are no confirmed cases of COVID-19 on Dover AFB, and risk remains low. For more, visit www.dover.af.mil.

Delaware Farm Bureau’s annual Ag Safety Conference canceled

Friday, March 13, noon

        For more information, visit this link.

Based on recommendations from the State of and Delaware public health experts, the Town of Smyrna will be implementing the following to slow the spread of COVID-19: all buildings and offices will be closed to the general public.

This includes town hall, planning and zoning, public works and the library.

Sussex County

CHEER suspends services

Wednesday, Apr. 1, 9 a.m.

Rehoboth-Dewey Chamber of Commerce cancels events

Friday, March 27, 12:45 p.m.

The following 2020 chamber-produced events have been cancelled:

  • April 18 Merchants’ Attic Indoor Garage Sale
  • May 15 – 17 Spring Sidewalk Sale
  • May 30 Beach Goes Red, White & Blue

The Dewey Beach Summer Movies and Bonfires Program is planned to continue as scheduled, beginning in late June 2020.

Sussex County suspends public hearings

Tuesday, March 24, 11 a.m.

      Sussex County government will suspend public hearings for ordinances, land use applications and other          matters requiring citizen input until further notice. Public hearings already scheduled for the county                council, planning & zoning commission and board of adjustment will be suspended indefinitely, and no            new hearings will be scheduled for any county public body at this time. 

      Meetings of the three Sussex County bodies will continue, as needed, in order for general business and            other matters that have moved through the public hearing process to proceed. The public will not be              permitted entry to any meetings, as permitted by emergency gubernatorial authority. However, all                  meetings will be broadcast live, and archived, on the county’s website at www.sussexcountyde.gov. The          public is urged to monitor the county website for updates on future meetings and agendas.

      Meantime, county offices remain operational, but closed to the public. Only those individuals needing to          drop off or pick up critical documents are permitted entry to the county administrative offices building, 2          The Circle in Georgetown, during regular weekday business hours.

Tanger outlets to close

Monday, March 23, 3 p.m.

      Based on Gov. Carney’s order for the closing of all non-essential retail establishments, Tanger Outlets              Rehoboth has asked their tenants to comply by 8 a.m. on Tuesday, March 24.

      Tanger will continue to monitor developments and communicate changes as they occur. Tanger will also          maintain a center team and security presence at each site. Retailers may still schedule deliveries and              access the stores as needed. Changes to center hours will be posted on tangeroutlets.com.

Sussex County C.A.R.E.S Conference canceled

Monday, March 23, 2 p.m.

The Sussex County C.A.R.E.S Conference slated for Friday, May 8, 2020, has been canceled in the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak and Delaware’s ongoing state of emergency. 

Sussex CHEER updates

Monday, March 23, 1 p.m.

Rehoboth closes businesses, orders citizens to shelter in place

Monday, March 23, 9 a.m.

Rehoboth Beach Mayor Paul Kuhns has proclaimed a civil emergency concerning the COVID-19 pandemic, effective at 4 p.m. on Monday, March 23.

Since visitors are consistently observed in the city gathering in groups of more than 10 people, the beach and boardwalk are already closed to the public, and safeguarding and protection of all citizens of the city are of utmost importance and his priority, Mayor Kuhns is deeming this necessary to protect the citizens of the city.

All non-essential businesses shall remain closed until May 15 or until such time when the public health threat of COVID-19 has been eliminated. Additionally, all residents of the city shall shelter in place. Leaving your home is allowed for essential activities. Delawareans may leave their homes to get groceries, pick up a prescription, see a doctor and engage in other activities essential to their health, and the health and wellbeing of their family members, including pets. Delawareans may also engage in outdoor activity but must adhere to social distancing guidelines.

At this time, the City of Rehoboth Beach buildings and offices are closed to the general public through May 15. This includes city hall, administrative offices, public works buildings, playgrounds and public restrooms, along with the beach and Boardwalk. City staff continues to work on-site and we strongly encourage people to do any business with the city that they can by phone, e-mail or internet to minimize public interaction.

Georgetown suspends lodging tax

Friday, March 20, 5:15 p.m.

Effective immediately, Georgetown has deferred the remittance requirement for taxes collected on its recently enacted accommodations tax. Lodging establishments will still need to file their lodging tax monthly payment voucher, however, remittance of taxes due is deferred until September 2020. For more information, contact the town offices at (302) 856-7391.

Beebe prohibits visitors

Friday, March 20, 4 p.m.

      Beebe Healthcare is continuing to evaluate the rapidly changing information about the coronavirus. As of        6 p.m. Friday, March 20, no visitors will be allowed at the Margaret H. Rollins Lewes campus and no one          will be able to accompany patients to outpatient location.

      There are some exceptions. One healthy visitor is permitted for pediatric (parent, guardian, caretaker),            palliative or hospice, specialty physician, labor and delivery and surgical procedure patients.

      This policy is in effect for all of Beebe Healthcare locations.

Beebe suspends non-urgent services

Friday, March 20, 3:45 p.m.

      Beebe Healthcare is suspending all non-urgent diagnostic testing, physical rehabilitation, and screenings.        This includes physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, cardiac rehab and pulmonary rehab.

      Beebe is postponing all non-urgent outpatient diagnostic exams and services for at least six weeks (May          4) and will re-evaluate as the date approaches.

Israel and Faith United Methodist Church cancellations

Thursday, March 19, 10:15 p.m.

      All physical morning and afternoon worship services, prayer worship, Bible studies, small group studies            and meetings have been postponed until May 9.

Lewes events canceled

Thursday, March 19, 3 p.m.

      Many activities associated with the 11th Annual Tulip Celebration, originally scheduled for April 3 – 12,            have now been canceled, including the photography contest and exhibition, tulip trolley tours on April 4          and 11, plant and flower sales by Lewes in Bloom on April 10 and 11 and the inaugural children’s                    photography exhibition. As of today, the two floral demonstrations scheduled to take place at Flowers by          Mayumi on Friday, April 3 from 11 – 11:30 a.m. and at Floral Inspirations on April 4 and 11 from 11 a.m.        - 2 p.m.  will take place as scheduled unless further restrictions are announced. The Cape Artists plan to          be  painting in Zwaanendael Park on Saturday, April 4 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., depending on the weather        conditions.

      Visiting the outdoor tulip plantings individually and in small groups is within the CDC guidelines. A free            map that lists the parks and public spaces where the 23,000 bulbs were planted last fall by volunteers            from Lewes in Bloom is available in the brochure box outside the Lewes Chamber of Commerce visitor            center at 120 Kings Highway. The visitor center is temporarily closed due to the pandemic although                chamber staff is available Monday – Friday from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. to answer phone calls and supply                brochures and other visitor information requested by phone at 302-645-8073.

      The 52nd Great Delaware Kite Festival at Cape Henlopen State Park on Good Friday, April 10, has been            canceled. It will not be rescheduled for a later date this year. The 25th Annual British Motor Show has              also been canceled and will not be rescheduled.

Sussex County closes offices, suspends marriage ceremonies

Wednesday, March 18, 5 p.m.

      Sussex County is temporarily ending public access to all county facilities, suspending marriage ceremonies and halting cash payments effective Thursday, March 19.

      The public will be allowed strict, limited entry only to the lobby of the county administrative offices                  building, located at 2 The Circle in Georgetown, during regular business hours to drop off documents to          be processed by county staff. Select staff will remain at work or telecommute to continue daily                        operations, but in-person contact with employees in their respective offices will be prohibited.

      County government is encouraging the public to do business as much as possible through electronic                means, namely email and telephone. Scanned documents, such as building permit applications, requests        for site inspections, deed recordings and more can be transmitted to offices electronically. The county has        developed a COVID-19 portal to provide specific information about modified services, viewable here.

      In addition, county offices will not accept cash as a form of payment for all services. Only credit card              or check payments will be accepted. For credit card payments, all surcharges will be waived until further          notice to accommodate customers inconvenienced by the temporary policy.

Beebe updates visitor policy

Wednesday, March 17, noon

     For patients in Beebe outpatient locations:

  • Patients who are being evaluated for or who have been tested positive for COVID-19 will not be permitted to have visitors.
  • The identified essential visitor will be screened upon arrival and may not be able to enter if they are deemed potentially infectious.
  • Children 16 and under will not be allowed to visit.

      For Patients admitted to Beebe Healthcare’s Margaret H. Rollins Lewes campus hospital:

  • Visitation hours will be 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Two entrances will remain open for visitors: the main Entrance near the parking garage and the emergency department entrance.
  • The east entrance, near the flag pole, will be closed to visitors.
  • Patients who are being evaluated for or who have been tested positive for COVID-19 will not be permitted to have visitors.
  • Patients will need to specify one essential visitor such as spouse, parent, caregiver, domestic partner, support person or adult child 17 and over, who will be permitted to visit them while in the hospital.
  • The name of the one essential visitor will be recorded in the hospital’s system.
  • Only the one essential visitor will be permitted to visit the patient for the duration of their stay. Other visitors will not be permitted to enter the Margaret H. Rollins Lewes campus to wait in any area of the facility including waiting rooms, cafeterias or hallways.
  • The identified essential visitor will be screened upon arrival to the hospital and may not be able to enter if they are deemed potentially infectious.
  • Children 16 and under will not be allowed to visit.

Sussex' Tech "Race for Coach Nic" canceled

Wednesday, March 18, 11 a.m.

Sussex Technical High School's second annual Race for Coach Nic 5K on Saturday, March 28, has been            canceled.

Dewey Beach reschedules meetings

Tuesday, March 17, 1:45 p.m.

      Dewey Beach has cancelled all commissioner and committee meetings until further notice as a                        precautionary measure. The scheduled March 14 public hearing and regular town commissioner’s meeting        is tentatively rescheduled for Saturday, March 28, at 9 a.m. Every effort will be made to have this and all        meetings open to the public and available for public comment, but we reserve the right under the                    governor's order to use live stream or other teleconference technology tools allowable under Delaware            FOIA if necessary.

      All town-permitted special events are cancelled through March 31. Anyone needing to conduct business          with Dewey Beach can call town hall at 302-227-6363.

Clear Space Theatre cancels and postpones events

Tuesday, March 17, 3 p.m.

      In response to the current circumstances Clear Space has taken the following steps:

  • Cancelled all remaining performances of "Kiss Me Kate"
  • Postponed Broadway Bound classes until May 5, 12 and 19.
  • Cancelled the adult acting workshops on March 22 and 29.
  • Closed the box office to new ticket sales for "High School Musical" (April 17-19) and "Urinetown" (May 1 - 17).

      Clear Space will continue to evaluate the need for additional steps necessary in response to the virus,              including plans to present live performances of "High School Musical" and "Urinetown." Clear Space will            keep you informed of future changes should they become necessary.

IRSD reschedules board of education meeting

Tuesday, March 17, 11:30 a.m.

      Unless otherwise notified, the meeting originally scheduled for Monday, March 23 will now be held on              Monday, March 30 at Indian River High School at 7 p.m.

Cape Henlopen State Park cancellations

Tuesday, March 17, 11:15 a.m.

      The bike barn, located next to the nature center, and their borrow-a-bike program is closed until further          notice. In addition, the annual Wine, Cheese and Beer Tasting, scheduled for April 18, has been                      cancelled. No decision has been made yet about rescheduling this event.

Seaford Historical Society cancels events

Tuesday, March 17, 11 a.m.

Due to our national effort to curb COVID-19, the April 6 Manor House lecture and April 25 Up Close concert have been cancelled. Private events at Ross Station Event Center and Ross Mansion are being handled on a case-by-case basis. Please contact event organizers for updates.

Movies at Midway closes

Monday, March 15, 8 p.m.

       Closed until further notice to prevent the spread of coronavirus.

Sussex County Council limits meeting attendance

Monday, March 16, 2:45 p.m.

Sussex County Council will hold its regularly scheduled meeting this week, but the session will be condensed and in-person public access will be limited.

The council will shift its meeting to a 12 p.m. start time on Tuesday, March 17, and business discussed during that portion of the meeting will be limited to in-house reports and presentations to the council. No spectators, other than staff, will be permitted in chambers at this time, and no public comment will be received. The public can follow the proceedings on the county’s livestream.

A scheduled 1:30 p.m. public hearing on a land use application filed on behalf of the Indian River School District will continue as planned. However, anyone wishing to comment on the application in person will be subject to a health screening prior to entry, including questionnaire and oral temperature examination, and be admitted to chambers on a one-in-one-out basis.

These steps are intended to safeguard the health and safety of elected officials, staff and the public at-large, and are in accordance with directives given by Delaware public health officials, as well as authority granted to public bodies by Gov. John C. Carney through Proclamation No. 17-3292.

County Council is not scheduled to return to session until March 31. A decision on any future meetings will be made at a later date and based on the latest public health guidance.

Rehoboth Beach implements measures to slow the spread of coronavirus

Monday, March 16, 3:15 p.m.

       Through March 31, 2020, the City of Rehoboth Beach buildings and offices will be closed to the general           public. This includes city hall, administrative offices, public works buildings, playgrounds and all public             restrooms except Rehoboth Avenue. The city manager will evaluate continued closures as needed.                   Rehoboth Beach police, public works, water and wastewater crews will continue to operate and will be             available to respond to service calls. Contact non-emergency police dispatch at 302-227-2577 and please

       call this number for after-hours utility emergencies. In the event of an emergency, call 911.

City staff will continue to work on-site while offices remain closed to the public. If you have a question for a staff member, city staff will be available through email and telephone at 302-227-6181. Essential in-person meetings with city staff may be arranged by appointment. Please call or email the department you need to meet to arrange an appointment time.

 Rehoboth Beach residents are encouraged to use the city's citizen self-service portal for making utility billing payments. Payments may also be made by US mail and the drop box located outside city hall.

Historic Lewes Farmers Market to reschedule Farmraiser event

Monday, March 16, 3 p.m.

        Due to the coronavirus state of emergency in Delaware, the Historic Lewes Farmers Market  will                      reschedule its Farmraiser fundraising event that was originally scheduled for March 28, 2020. The event          will be rescheduled from March 28 to a date in late summer to fall. At this time, ticket holders will                  receive a refund. When the date is rescheduled, HLFM will sell tickets for the new date. 

Lewes Public Library event rescheduled

Monday, March 16, 10:45 a.m.

The Lewes Public Library has canceled a March 21 appearance by Jennifer Ackerman, the prize-winning author of Birds by the Shore. Information on rescheduling and future Lewes Loves Books events is available at www.LewesLovesBooks.com.

Sussex County libraries close

Sunday, March 15, 5 p.m.

County libraries will be closed until further notice to minimize the risk of viral contamination among patrons and staff as Delaware responds to the mounting COVID-19 outbreak occurring in the state and across the nation.

The closure takes effect immediately. Hours of operation will resume at an appropriate future date based on guidance from public health and emergency management officials.

The closure applies to the county-owned Greenwood, Milton, and South Coastal (Bethany Beach) libraries, as well as the county’s Bookmobile/Mobile Library. The additional 11 independent libraries spread throughout communities in Sussex County are not governed by this latest decision, but may take similar action. Please check with your local library for more information. As always, online resources are available for the public’s use at any time by visiting lib.de.us.

The murder mystery scheduled for Saturday, March 21, has been postponed. We are currently working with the theater company and the caterer to reschedule the event. We will honor the tickets for the March 21 event on the new date. We will post the new date as soon possible.

The covered-dish dinner meeting scheduled for Monday, April 6 has been canceled due to the governor's declaration of a state of emergency.

City of Seaford buildings and offices will be closed to the general public immediately. This includes City Hall, Public Utilities Building, Wastewater Treatment Facility and Parks & Recreation buildings. The City Manager, in consultation with the Mayor and Council, will evaluate continued offices closures as needed, and will determine when the buildings will reopen to the public. City staff will continue to work while offices remain closed to the public. If you have a question for a staff member, City staff will be available through email and telephone at 629-9173.

City of Seaford Police, Electric and Public Works crews will continue to respond to calls. Contact non-emergency police dispatch at 302-855-2980 and after-hours utilities emergencies at 302-629-4550. In the event of an emergency, call 9-1-1.

Seaford residents are encouraged to use the city’s website, www.seafordde.com payment portal option for making utility billing payments. Payments may also be made by US mail, via the drive through window at City Hall or the drop box located at City Hall.

Essential in-person meetings with City staff may be arranged by appointment. Please call or email the department you need to meet with to arrange an appointment time. If you have any questions, please contact City Hall at 302-629-9173.

Sussex County libraries are suspending all activities and events at their facilities through at least the end of March. The decision takes effect immediately, and will be re-evaluated later this month in accordance with the latest guidance from public health officials. Libraries will remain open during regular hours. Hours, though, could be subject to change.

The temporary halt to programming applies to the county-owned Greenwood, Milton, and South Coastal (Bethany Beach) libraries, and the county’s Bookmobile/Mobile Library. The additional 11 independent libraries spread throughout communities in Sussex County are not governed by this decision, but may take similar action. Please check with your local library for more information.

For the latest county libraries information, visit sussexlibraries.org.

The Sussex County Advisory Committee on Aging & Adults with Physical Disabilities meeting scheduled for Monday, March 16, 2020, has been canceled. The scheduled featured presentation by ITN Southern Delaware to discuss senior transportation in Sussex County will be considered for a future meeting. For more information, visit the committee’s page.

There have been 104 total laboratory-confirmed cases in the state since March 11. This includes 17 additional cases since Monday. Of the Delawareans diagnosed with COVID-19, 71 are from New Castle County, 10 are from Kent County, and 23 are from Sussex County.  

Of the 104 cases, 51 are male and 53 are female. The individuals range in age from 1 to 90. Eleven individuals are currently hospitalized; five are critically ill.

  • Little Sisters of the Poor, Newark 

  • HarborChase of Wilmington 

  • Governor Bacon Health Center, Delaware City 

  • Forwood Manor, Wilmington 

  • Parkview Nursing and Rehab Center, Wilmington 

  • Country House, Wilmington 

  • MeadowWood Behavioral Health Hospital, New Castle 

  • Atlantic Shores Rehab and Health Center, Millsboro 

  • Genesis HealthCare Milford Center, Milford 

  • Brandywine Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, New Castle 

  • Delaware Hospital for the Chronically Ill, Smyrna 

  • Shipley Manor, Wilmington 

  • New Castle Health and Rehabilitation, New Castle  

  • Delaware Psychiatric Center, New Castle