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Public Health Announces Additional Presumptive Positive Case of Coronavirus in DelawareDate Posted: March 15, 2020
Office of Highway Safety Suspends SoberLift® Program for St. Patrick’s Day 2020Date Posted: March 15, 2020
Delaware Issues Guidance for Child Care Providers on CoronavirusDate Posted: March 14, 2020
Governor Carney Authorizes Public Bodies to Meet ElectronicallyDate Posted: March 14, 2020
DPH Announces 2 More Presumptive Positives; Individuals Associated With UD CommunityDate Posted: March 14, 2020
Governor Carney Directs Two-Week Closure of Delaware Public SchoolsDate Posted: March 13, 2020
DPH Provides Update on Individuals Being TestedDate Posted: March 13, 2020
Dover man arrested on poaching and criminal chargesDate Posted: March 13, 2020
DelDOT Shares Update on Public ServicesDate Posted: March 13, 2020
DelDOT Urges Use of DMV Online ServicesDate Posted: March 13, 2020
Wilmington man sentenced to life over murder-for-hire plotDate Posted: March 13, 2020
Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police Blotter March 2-8Date Posted: March 13, 2020
DNREC postpones public eventsDate Posted: March 13, 2020
Mosquito Control Section spraying to start in spring woodland poolsDate Posted: March 13, 2020
Thirty-Seven Talented State Employees and Their Family Members HonoredDate Posted: March 13, 2020
Delaware Division of Public Health Provides Update on Individuals Being TestedDate Posted: March 12, 2020
DHSS Recommends Nursing Homes and Other Long-Term Care Facilities Temporarily Ban Visitors to Reduce Coronavirus RiskDate Posted: March 12, 2020
Governor Carney Declares State of Emergency to Prepare for Spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19)Date Posted: March 12, 2020
Legislative Session for the Week of March 17 PostponedDate Posted: March 12, 2020
SoberLift Launched for St. Patrick’s Day WeekendDate Posted: March 12, 2020
March 12 Live Coronavirus Disease Q&ADate Posted: March 12, 2020
DPH Announces Additional Presumptive Positive Cases of Coronavirus DiseaseDate Posted: March 12, 2020
Public Health Announces First Presumptive Positive Case of Coronavirus in Delaware ResidentDate Posted: March 11, 2020
DNREC offers compost bins and rain barrels at discount pricesDate Posted: March 11, 2020
2020 Delaware Fishing Guide available nowDate Posted: March 11, 2020
March 11th Virtual Town Hall Announced, Newark Town Hall PostponedDate Posted: March 10, 2020
Nominations Open for 39th Hall of Fame of Delaware WomenDate Posted: March 10, 2020
Watch the March 10th Q and A on coronavirusDate Posted: March 10, 2020
Commissioner Navarro Issues Bulletin to Insurers Regarding CoronavirusDate Posted: March 10, 2020
Division of Public Health Urges At-Risk Populations to Follow CDC Guidance on Coronavirus DiseaseDate Posted: March 9, 2020
“The Kidnapping of Bathsheba Bungy” at the New Castle Court House Museum on March 21, 2020Date Posted: March 9, 2020
Governor Carney Announces Superior Court NominationsDate Posted: March 7, 2020
Governor Carney Announces Government Efficiency & Accountability Review (GEAR) Public MeetingsDate Posted: March 6, 2020
Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police Blotter: Feb. 24 – March 1Date Posted: March 6, 2020
DART Relaunches Adopt-A-Shelter ProgramDate Posted: March 6, 2020
DPH Announces Negative Test Result for CoronavirusDate Posted: March 5, 2020
Zwaanendael Museum to offer tours of the British warship DeBraakDate Posted: March 5, 2020
Some Delaware Businesses May be Overpaying for ElectricityDate Posted: March 5, 2020
DPH Investigating Mumps Outbreak Among School-Age Children in New Castle CountyDate Posted: March 4, 2020
DPH Opens Coronavirus Call CenterDate Posted: March 4, 2020
DuPont Nature Center to reopen April 1Date Posted: March 4, 2020
Public Health Announces two New Negative Test Results for CoronavirusDate Posted: March 2, 2020
Division of Public Health: 2 Patients in Kent County Under Investigation for Coronavirus DiseaseDate Posted: March 2, 2020
Grand jury indicts former Division of Forensic SciencesDate Posted: March 2, 2020
Energy efficiency lighting rebate grants offered by DNRECDate Posted: March 2, 2020
Records Pond dam and fishing piers closing March 2Date Posted: February 28, 2020
DNREC Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police Blotter: Feb. 17-23Date Posted: February 28, 2020
Delaware consumers protected by work of weights and measures inspectorsDate Posted: February 28, 2020
The Mezzanine Gallery to Exhibit “Not Just a Pretty Face” by Paul MitchellDate Posted: February 28, 2020
Governor Carney: Application Period is Open for Student Representative on State Board of EducationDate Posted: February 27, 2020
Polly Drummond Hill Road yard waste site to close for season Friday, Feb. 28Date Posted: February 27, 2020
Smyrna man arrested on drug chargesDate Posted: February 27, 2020
W.B. Simpson student takes home the green with Delaware grown cabbageDate Posted: February 27, 2020
Harriet Tubman living history at Old State House on March 10Date Posted: February 27, 2020
Air Permitting Basics training workshops scheduled March 18 and 26Date Posted: February 27, 2020
Delaware Details Preparations for Potential Spread of Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19)Date Posted: February 26, 2020
As public process begins to create plan for climate change, survey shows majority of Delawareans say it is time to actDate Posted: February 26, 2020
Camille Decker to Represent Delaware in 2020 Poetry Out Loud National Finals in WashingtonDate Posted: February 26, 2020
DigiGirlz Registration Now OpenDate Posted: February 26, 2020
DNREC to close The Point at Cape Henlopen March 1 for 2020 for beach nesting seasonDate Posted: February 25, 2020
Attorney General Jennings announces bipartisan, multistate investigation of JUULDate Posted: February 25, 2020
Two wells near Dover AFB have possible elevated PFOS/PFOA levelsDate Posted: February 25, 2020
Funding available to communities to plan for coastal flooding and climate change impactsDate Posted: February 25, 2020
DNREC to launch refrigerant incentive programDate Posted: February 24, 2020
DPH Concerned About Increasing Number of Flu Cases As It Announces Additional Flu-Related DeathsDate Posted: February 21, 2020
DFA Annual Meeting on March 19 is CanceledDate Posted: February 21, 2020
DNREC acquires additional acreage for Fork Branch Nature PreserveDate Posted: February 21, 2020
DNREC Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police Blotter: Feb. 10-16Date Posted: February 21, 2020
Consumer Alert: Number Spoofing Targets Delmarva CustomersDate Posted: February 21, 2020
Spring trout stocking and March 7 season opening at downstate ponds announcedDate Posted: February 21, 2020
Delaware Advisory Council on Wildlife and Freshwater Fish to meet Feb. 25 in DoverDate Posted: February 20, 2020
Security Grant Funds Available for NonprofitsDate Posted: February 20, 2020
Delaware Medicare Assistance Bureau to Hold Public MeetingsDate Posted: February 20, 2020
DNREC Secretary’s Emergency Order authorizes change to striped bass fishing regulationsDate Posted: February 19, 2020
DNREC now accepting grant proposals for community water quality improvement projectsDate Posted: February 19, 2020
Registration open to hunters for mandatory wild turkey hunting coursesDate Posted: February 19, 2020
Women’s history celebrated at state’s museums during March 2020Date Posted: February 18, 2020
Joint Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission-Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council hearings in Dover Feb. 19Date Posted: February 18, 2020
Division of the Arts to Host Annual State Employee Art ExhibitionDate Posted: February 17, 2020
DPH Announces Third Negative Test Result for CoronavirusDate Posted: February 15, 2020
Child Support Begins Sending Payments to New ReliaCard®Date Posted: February 14, 2020
Delaware Native Species Commission to meet Feb. 19 in DoverDate Posted: February 14, 2020
Source Water Protection Subcommittee to meet Feb. 20 in DoverDate Posted: February 14, 2020
DNREC-sponsored ‘Butterflies and Clean Water’ presentations set for March 2 and 30 as part of Reclaim Our River ProgramDate Posted: February 14, 2020
Attorney General Jennings announces leadership change at Department of JusticeDate Posted: February 14, 2020
DNREC Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police Blotter: Feb. 3-9Date Posted: February 14, 2020
Governor Carney Announces Leadership Changes at Department of Safety and Homeland SecurityDate Posted: February 14, 2020
“Coffee, Cross Stitch and Conversation” at Lewes’ Zwaanendael Museum on Feb. 22, 2020Date Posted: February 13, 2020
Commissioner Navarro Responds Strongly to Report of Premium Increases on Members of the MilitaryDate Posted: February 13, 2020
DPH Announces Second Negative Test Result For CoronavirusDate Posted: February 13, 2020
The Delaware Division of the Arts to Host 2020 Poetry Out Loud State CompetitionDate Posted: February 13, 2020
DNREC’s Division of Fish & Wildlife reminds hunters to remove temporary deer stands from state wildlife areasDate Posted: February 12, 2020
Delaware Captive Insurance Contributes $4 Million to StateDate Posted: February 12, 2020
DNREC goes live with enhanced online electronic recreational fishing license sales systemDate Posted: February 10, 2020
Community Preparedness Workshop for Seniors and People With Disabilities in DoverDate Posted: February 10, 2020
February 28th is deadline to change political party affiliation before Presidential PrimaryDate Posted: February 7, 2020
DNREC Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police Blotter: Jan. 27- Feb. 2Date Posted: February 7, 2020
Delaware Monitoring Returning Travelers from China for 2019 Novel CoronavirusDate Posted: February 7, 2020
Odyssey Charter placed on formal reviewDate Posted: February 7, 2020
Delaware opens registration for 2020 domestic hemp programDate Posted: February 7, 2020

DOVER (March 15, 2020) – The Delaware Division of Public Health (DPH) is announcing one additional positive case of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). The case involves a New Castle County woman under the age of 30. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is no longer requiring presumptive positive results to go through CDC for confirmatory testing, and that all presumptive positives up to this date are considered confirmed.
The individual is not severely ill and is currently self-isolated at home. The individual is connected to the University of Delaware community. The source of her exposure is still under investigation. Epidemiologists from the Division of Public Health are working to identify any close contacts of the individuals who were possibly exposed. 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. DPH will not be disclosing additional information about the individual.
“Because of the nature of this disease, we know that we are going to continue to see an increased number of cases in Delaware. This announcement brings Delaware’s total positive cases to seven,” said Dr. Karyl Rattay. “With the amount of test samples that health care systems and providers across the state are submitting to the Delaware Public Health Lab and to commercial labs, the numbers of patients being tested have increased significantly. We want to make sure that we are giving the most accurate information to the public, so going forward we will only be releasing the number of positive cases in Delaware.”
Symptoms of COVID-19 are most similar to lower respiratory infections with patients having fever, cough, and shortness of breath. There is no specific antiviral treatment recommended for COVID-19 infection at this time. While in some cases illnesses can be severe and require hospitalization, many individuals infected with COVID-19 recover by resting, drinking plenty of liquids and taking pain, and fever-reducing medications.
Testing for coronavirus disease is not recommended for individuals who do not have any symptoms of illness. For individuals who have symptoms of illness (fever, cough, or shortness of breath) testing is being run at both the Delaware Public Health Lab as well as commercial labs. Medical providers should evaluate patients and rule out other causes of illness first before recommending testing for COVID-19.
While testing for the disease at the Public Health Lab requires DPH approval, providers do not need DPH approval to submit test samples to commercial labs. With the addition of commercial lab testing now available, Delaware has enough capacity to accommodate its current testing needs. Providers only need to collect nose swabs as they would for flu to submit samples for testing. Commercial labs are required to report testing and results to DPH.
Delawareans with questions about COVID-19 or their exposure risk can call the Division of Public Health’s Coronavirus Call Center at 1-866-408-1899, or 711 for individuals who are hearing impaired, from 8:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, or email DPHCall@delaware.gov. The DPH Call center does not have test results. Individuals awaiting test results should wait to hear back from their medical provider. For the latest on Delaware’s response, go to de.gov/coronavirus.
DPH will continue to update the public as more information becomes available. For more information, visit de.gov/coronavirus.
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DOVER (March 15, 2020) – The Delaware Division of Public Health (DPH) is announcing one additional positive case of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). The case involves a New Castle County woman under the age of 30. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is no longer requiring presumptive positive results to go through CDC for confirmatory testing, and that all presumptive positives up to this date are considered confirmed.
The individual is not severely ill and is currently self-isolated at home. The individual is connected to the University of Delaware community. The source of her exposure is still under investigation. Epidemiologists from the Division of Public Health are working to identify any close contacts of the individuals who were possibly exposed. 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. DPH will not be disclosing additional information about the individual.
“Because of the nature of this disease, we know that we are going to continue to see an increased number of cases in Delaware. This announcement brings Delaware’s total positive cases to seven,” said Dr. Karyl Rattay. “With the amount of test samples that health care systems and providers across the state are submitting to the Delaware Public Health Lab and to commercial labs, the numbers of patients being tested have increased significantly. We want to make sure that we are giving the most accurate information to the public, so going forward we will only be releasing the number of positive cases in Delaware.”
Symptoms of COVID-19 are most similar to lower respiratory infections with patients having fever, cough, and shortness of breath. There is no specific antiviral treatment recommended for COVID-19 infection at this time. While in some cases illnesses can be severe and require hospitalization, many individuals infected with COVID-19 recover by resting, drinking plenty of liquids and taking pain, and fever-reducing medications.
Testing for coronavirus disease is not recommended for individuals who do not have any symptoms of illness. For individuals who have symptoms of illness (fever, cough, or shortness of breath) testing is being run at both the Delaware Public Health Lab as well as commercial labs. Medical providers should evaluate patients and rule out other causes of illness first before recommending testing for COVID-19.
While testing for the disease at the Public Health Lab requires DPH approval, providers do not need DPH approval to submit test samples to commercial labs. With the addition of commercial lab testing now available, Delaware has enough capacity to accommodate its current testing needs. Providers only need to collect nose swabs as they would for flu to submit samples for testing. Commercial labs are required to report testing and results to DPH.
Delawareans with questions about COVID-19 or their exposure risk can call the Division of Public Health’s Coronavirus Call Center at 1-866-408-1899, or 711 for individuals who are hearing impaired, from 8:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, or email DPHCall@delaware.gov. The DPH Call center does not have test results. Individuals awaiting test results should wait to hear back from their medical provider. For the latest on Delaware’s response, go to de.gov/coronavirus.
DPH will continue to update the public as more information becomes available. For more information, visit de.gov/coronavirus.
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Related Topics:  2019 Novel Coronavirus, coronavirus disease 2019, COVID-19

Keep up to date by receiving a daily digest email, around noon, of current news release posts from state agencies on news.delaware.gov.
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