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COVID-19 Update for March 21, 2020: DPH Announces Six Additional Positive CasesDate Posted: March 21, 2020
DelDOT Operational Changes Update for March 21Date Posted: March 21, 2020
Governor Carney Issues Third Update to State of EmergencyDate Posted: March 21, 2020
COVID-19 Update for March 20, 2020: DPH Announces Nine Additional Positive CasesDate Posted: March 20, 2020
Modified upstate stream trout season to open in New Castle County streamsDate Posted: March 20, 2020
Governor Carney and Dogfish Head announce partnership for distillery to produce hand sanitizer for State of DelawareDate Posted: March 20, 2020
Governor Carney, DHSS announce Statewide COVID-19 Testing Plan in Coordination with Delaware Health Care SystemsDate Posted: March 20, 2020
New Bulletin Provides Recommendations to Insurers During COVID-19Date Posted: March 20, 2020
Flags to be Lowered for Passing of Former State Rep. Bobby OuttenDate Posted: March 20, 2020
UPDATE on DNREC operations in response to COVID-19Date Posted: March 20, 2020
Governor Carney Signs Executive Order on Child CareDate Posted: March 19, 2020
COVID-19 Update March 19, 2020: Public Health Announces Four Additional Positive CasesDate Posted: March 19, 2020
Watch: Coronavirus Update from March 18 in the EveningDate Posted: March 19, 2020
COVID-19 Update March 18, 2020: Public Health Announces 9 Additional Positive CasesDate Posted: March 18, 2020
Governor Carney Issues Second Update to Emergency DeclarationDate Posted: March 18, 2020
Legislative Session Postponed Until Further Notice Due to Coronavirus PandemicDate Posted: March 18, 2020
Attorney General Jennings urges consumers to report price gougingDate Posted: March 18, 2020
Governor Carney Announces HELP Program to Support Delaware Small BusinessesDate Posted: March 18, 2020
Delaware Secretary of Agriculture on Importance of Maintaining Food Supply Chain During State of EmergencyDate Posted: March 18, 2020
March 18: Watch Live Update on Coronavirus DiseaseDate Posted: March 18, 2020
Delaware agriculture critical to supplying consumers with food during COVID-19 outbreakDate Posted: March 17, 2020
Public Health Announces Additional Positive Cases of CoronavirusDate Posted: March 17, 2020
DelDOT Operational Changes Update for March 17, 2020Date Posted: March 17, 2020
DART to Operate Reduced Statewide Weekday Service Level Beginning Wednesday, March 18Date Posted: March 17, 2020
TMC Radio 1380 AM to Replay Governor Carney’s Virtual Town Hall TodayDate Posted: March 17, 2020
DNREC announces changes to operations in response to COVID-19Date Posted: March 17, 2020
The Delaware Department of Labor Expands Unemployment Benefits to Workers Affected by the COVID-19 PandemicDate Posted: March 17, 2020
Governor Carney Requests Federal Assistance for Small BusinessesDate Posted: March 17, 2020
Update on DART ServicesDate Posted: March 16, 2020
March 16: Watch Live Q & A on Coronavirus DiseaseDate Posted: March 16, 2020
DelDOT Announces Additional Operational ChangesDate Posted: March 16, 2020
Public Health Announces Eighth Positive Case of Coronavirus in DelawareDate Posted: March 16, 2020
Redden Lodge and Forest Campsites ClosedDate Posted: March 16, 2020
Events Postponed at Delaware Museums and Historic SitesDate Posted: March 16, 2020
Governor Carney Limits Restaurants to Take-Out and DeliveryDate Posted: March 16, 2020
School nutrition programs announce meal options for students during closureDate Posted: March 16, 2020
Governor Carney Postpones Government Efficiency Accountability Review (GEAR) Public MeetingsDate Posted: March 16, 2020
Guidance on Childcare CentersDate Posted: March 15, 2020
Public Health Announces Additional 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
POSTPONED: “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

SMYRNA (March 21, 2020) – The Delaware Division of Public Health (DPH) is providing an update on the number of positive cases of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) reported in the state.
There have been 45 total laboratory-confirmed cases in the state since March 11. This includes six additional cases since yesterday. Of the Delawareans diagnosed with COVID-19, 32 are from New Castle County, five are from Kent County, and eight are from Sussex County.
Of these cases, 24 are male and 21 are female. The individuals range in age from 14 to 80. Five individuals are currently hospitalized; two are critically ill. To protect personal health information, DPH will not be disclosing additional information about the individuals. DPH cannot confirm specific information even if other entities choose to make their own announcements.
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 presence of community spread shows that we all must take the danger associated with this virus seriously,” said Dr. Karyl Rattay, director of the Division of Public Health. “For every person infected with COVID-19, they typically infect two to three additional people. That’s why the steps that Governor Carney has taken to close schools, restaurants and bars, recreational facilities and beaches is so important. We need to take these steps to prevent widespread outbreaks and slow the spread of the virus.”
If you think you have been exposed to someone with COVID-19, or have symptoms of illness, make sure to distance yourself from vulnerable populations. This includes people 60 years of age and older; people with serious chronic health conditions such as diabetes, lung disease, heart disease; or those who are immunocompromised.
For individuals who are sick, particularly with fever and cough, or shortness of breath, stay home and contact your primary care provider for guidance regarding symptoms and next steps.
Governor John Carney, along with the Delaware Department of Health and Social Services (DHSS), announced on Friday, a coordinated statewide plan to ensure individuals with symptoms consistent with coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) have access to safe and efficient testing in Delaware. This plan will be rolled out during the week of Monday, March 23.
Through a collaborative effort between DPH, Delaware Healthcare Association, and each of the health care systems in the state, this statewide plan aims to streamline the testing process, reduce the burden on the health system, ensure the safety of patients and health care workers, and better meet the COVID-19 testing needs of Delawareans.
For those who have been tested for the virus, please note that the DPH Call Center does not have test results. Individuals awaiting test results, should wait to hear back from their medical provider.
Many individuals infected with COVID-19 recover by resting, drinking plenty of liquids and taking pain and fever-reducing medications. However, illness can be severe and require hospitalization in some cases.
Delawareans with general 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. Questions can also be submitted by email at DPHCall@delaware.gov.
DPH will continue to update the public as more information becomes available. For the latest on Delaware’s response, go to de.gov/coronavirus.
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SMYRNA (March 21, 2020) – The Delaware Division of Public Health (DPH) is providing an update on the number of positive cases of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) reported in the state.
There have been 45 total laboratory-confirmed cases in the state since March 11. This includes six additional cases since yesterday. Of the Delawareans diagnosed with COVID-19, 32 are from New Castle County, five are from Kent County, and eight are from Sussex County.
Of these cases, 24 are male and 21 are female. The individuals range in age from 14 to 80. Five individuals are currently hospitalized; two are critically ill. To protect personal health information, DPH will not be disclosing additional information about the individuals. DPH cannot confirm specific information even if other entities choose to make their own announcements.
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 presence of community spread shows that we all must take the danger associated with this virus seriously,” said Dr. Karyl Rattay, director of the Division of Public Health. “For every person infected with COVID-19, they typically infect two to three additional people. That’s why the steps that Governor Carney has taken to close schools, restaurants and bars, recreational facilities and beaches is so important. We need to take these steps to prevent widespread outbreaks and slow the spread of the virus.”
If you think you have been exposed to someone with COVID-19, or have symptoms of illness, make sure to distance yourself from vulnerable populations. This includes people 60 years of age and older; people with serious chronic health conditions such as diabetes, lung disease, heart disease; or those who are immunocompromised.
For individuals who are sick, particularly with fever and cough, or shortness of breath, stay home and contact your primary care provider for guidance regarding symptoms and next steps.
Governor John Carney, along with the Delaware Department of Health and Social Services (DHSS), announced on Friday, a coordinated statewide plan to ensure individuals with symptoms consistent with coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) have access to safe and efficient testing in Delaware. This plan will be rolled out during the week of Monday, March 23.
Through a collaborative effort between DPH, Delaware Healthcare Association, and each of the health care systems in the state, this statewide plan aims to streamline the testing process, reduce the burden on the health system, ensure the safety of patients and health care workers, and better meet the COVID-19 testing needs of Delawareans.
For those who have been tested for the virus, please note that the DPH Call Center does not have test results. Individuals awaiting test results, should wait to hear back from their medical provider.
Many individuals infected with COVID-19 recover by resting, drinking plenty of liquids and taking pain and fever-reducing medications. However, illness can be severe and require hospitalization in some cases.
Delawareans with general 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. Questions can also be submitted by email at DPHCall@delaware.gov.
DPH will continue to update the public as more information becomes available. For the latest on Delaware’s response, go to de.gov/coronavirus.
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Keep up to date by receiving a daily digest email, around noon, of current news release posts from state agencies on news.delaware.gov.
Here you can subscribe to future news updates.

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