MIL-OSI USA: Weekly COVID-19 Update – June 11, 2021: Delaware Cases Continue to Decline, Hospitalizations Unchanged

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Source: US State of Delaware

DOVER (June 11, 2021) – The Delaware Division of Public Health (DPH) is providing an update on the most recent statistics related to coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in Delaware, as of 6 p.m. Thursday, June 10, 2021.A total of 109,296 positive cases of COVID-19 among Delaware residents have been reported to DPH since March 11, 2020. The seven-day average of new positive cases decreased to 41.7 as of Thursday, June 10.
As of Tuesday, June 8, the seven-day average for the percentage of total tests that were positive was 1.8%, a decrease from 2.0% as of Tuesday, June 1. There is a two-day lag for presenting data related to percent of tests that are positive to account for the time delay between the date of the test and the date that DPH receives the test result.
In addition, 51 individuals are currently hospitalized due to COVID-19 in Delaware, the same number as last week. Thirteen of the hospitalized persons are critically ill, up eight from last week.
A total of 1,679 Delawareans have passed away due to complications from COVID-19. The state reported five additional deaths since last week’s update. The total number of individuals who have died from COVID-19 range in age from younger than 5 to 104 years old. Of those who have died, 841 were female and 838 were male. A total of 836 individuals were from New Castle County, 346 were from Kent County, and 497 were from Sussex County.
DE Wins! Update
DPH Director Dr. Karyl Rattay has been making calls to winners of the DE Wins! raffle prizes.  Not all winners have consented to have their names shared publicly, but DPH is pleased to share the following prize winners who did:
Cole Hope, New Castle – Wilmington Blue Rocks Luxury Suite Package (May 31 drawing)
Jamie Field, Dover – Firefly package (June 4 drawing)
Angela Thomas, Newark – $5,000 winner (May 31 drawing)
Nine total prize winners will be drawn next week. Prizes offered include two-$5,000 dollar prizes from the Delaware Lottery, a Blue Rocks Prize Package, four annual passes to Delaware State Parks, a DART pass for one year, and a vacation package in Kent County which includes gift cards to Kent County restaurants and stores, a 4-night stay at the Dover Downs Hotel and Casino, passes to Killens Pond State Park water park, and local unique experiences.
The only thing Delawareans need to do to be entered for these drawings is to have been vaccinated in Delaware on or after May 25 if you are 18+. Any Delawarean age 12-17 who has been vaccinated in Delaware is eligible for prizes. Not vaccinated yet?  Don’t wait – visit [de.gov/getmyvaccine]de.gov/getmyvaccine for a location near you.

For information on the vaccine incentive program visit DEWins.org.

COVID-19 Vaccines at DMV locations
DPH’s Community Health Services section is offering vaccinations at the following Division of Motor Vehicle (DMV) locations:

Dover DMV – Mondays, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Georgetown DMV– Tuesdays , 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Delaware City DMV – Fridays, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

The Pfizer vaccine will be offered to all individuals age 12 and older.

DPH Launches COVID Vaccine Mobile Units
Starting the week of June 14, DPH in partnership with the Delaware National Guard (DNG) are launching mobile units to offer COVID-19 vaccines in underserved communities. Medically trained DNG staff will offer the Pfizer vaccine (for ages 12+) and the J&J vaccine (for persons 18+).  These mobile units will first visit communities with low vaccination rates in an effort to eliminate potential barriers to access. The mobile units, which utilize trailers to transport the vaccine and provide vaccinations, are scheduled to visit communities in Kent and New Castle counties next week, and thenexpand to Sussex County.
Monday June 14
Sparrow Run, Newark, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Glasgow Trailer Park, Newark, 1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Tuesday June 15
The Village at McKee Branch, Dover, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
What Coat Village Apartments, Dover, 1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Wednesday June 16
Southbridge Park, Wilmington, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Adams St. Courts, Wilmington, 1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Thursday June 17
Walker Woods, Dover, 10 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Simon Circle/Hayes Circle, Dover, 1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Friday June 18
Park Place, Dover, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
General’s Greene Phase IV & Premier Village, Dover, 1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
*dates may be rescheduled if there is inclement weather
Update on COVID-19 Variant Cases in Delaware
To date, the Division of Public Health has identified the following COVID-19 variants in Delaware through routine surveillance of test specimens. These variants are based on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) list of Variants of Concern and Variants of Interest.

Variants of Concern

Variants of Interest

Variant

Origin

# of Cases

Variant

Origin

# of Cases

Alpha/B.1.1.7

United Kingdom

885

Eta/B.1.525

UK/Nigeria (formerly NEW York, US)

2

Beta/B.1.351

South Africa

1

Iota/B.1.526

New York, US

271

Epsilon/B.1.427

California, US

9

B.1.526.1

New York, US

31

Epsilon/B.1.429

California, US

11

Delta/B.1.617.2

India

9

Gamma/P.1

Brazil

40

In aggregate, the cases include 1,031 adults ranging in age from 18-98, as well as 228 individuals under the age of 18. A total of 955 individuals were from New Castle County, 171 were from Kent County and 133 were from Sussex County.
The Delaware Public Health Laboratory has sequenced 3,052 specimens for COVID-19 variant strains to date, including 136 within the past week.
Virus mutation is common. Public health approach and treatments are currently not any different, but as these variants may be more contagious, it is even more important that individuals who are not fully vaccinated remain vigilant and continue taking the necessary steps to avoid spreading the virus – wear a mask, wash your hands, avoid gatherings.
The science is clear that the vaccines are extremely safe and effective – and Delawareans who are fully vaccinated have significant protection from COVID-19 infection and serious illness. We would encourage all Delawareans to get vaccinated – de.gov/getmyvaccine.
For more information regarding CDC variant classifications, visit https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/cases-updates/variant-surveillance/variant-info.html.
COVID-19 Vaccinations

As of 12:01 a.m. June 11, a total of 953,019 administered doses of the COVID-19 vaccine have been reported to the state’s immunization information system, DelVAX. Among Delawareans 12+, 489,399 have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, and 408,721 Delawareans are fully vaccinated. Delaware’s latest COVID-19 vaccination statistics can be found under the Vaccine Tracker dashboard at de.gov/healthycommunity.
Vaccines are the best protection we have against COVID-19.  For the latest information on the COVID-19 vaccine and the vaccination rollout in Delaware, visit de.gov/covidvaccine.
Breakthrough Cases
Vaccination significantly reduces the chance to developing COVID-19 or becoming seriously ill from it.  To date, 408,721 Delawareans have been fully vaccinated. Of those, there have been 367 breakthrough cases of COVID-19, less than one-tenth of 1 percent.
A breakthrough case is defined as testing positive for COVID-19 after an individual has been fully vaccinated for two weeks or more – although it does not mean that the infection actually occurred after vaccination. Eighteen of the reported breakthrough cases involved hospitalizations, four individuals passed away, although it does not mean COVID was the cause of death. Breakthrough cases are extremely rare and the science is clear, the best way to prevent serious illness from COVID-19 is to get vaccinated.                                                                  
Long-term Care Statistics
As of 6:00 p.m. Thursday, June 10, there have been a total of 2,741 positive COVID-19 cases involving long-term care residents, and 758 residents of Delaware long-term care facilities have died from complications related to COVID-19.
Symptoms and Testing
It’s especially important for unvaccinated persons, to be aware of, and self-monitor for, the symptoms of COVID-19.  Even fully vaccinated persons should get tested if they develop symptoms.
If you are sick with any of the following symptoms, stay home: fever, cough, shortness of breath, sore throat, muscle aches, fatigue, chills, shaking with chills, loss of smell or taste, nausea or vomiting, diarrhea, or headache or congestion or runny nose without a known cause such as allergies. Other symptoms such as abdominal pain or lack of appetite have been identified as potential symptoms related to COVID-19 and may prompt further screening, action or investigation by a primary care provider.
Information about testing events, including community testing sites, permanent fixed testing sites, and free-standing sites operated by the health care systems and hospitals, are listed on the testing section of the Delaware coronavirus website at de.gov/gettested
DPH reminds Delawareans that if you believe you have been exposed to someone with COVID-19, or have symptoms of illness, make sure to distance yourself from others, particularly vulnerable populations. Older adults and people of any age with serious underlying medical conditions – including serious heart conditions, chronic lung conditions, including moderate to severe asthma, severe obesity and those who are immunocompromised, including through cancer treatment – may have a higher risk for severe illness from COVID-19.
Individuals with general questions about COVID-19 should call Delaware 2-1-1, individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing can text their ZIP code to 898-211, or email delaware211@uwde.org. Hours of operation are:
Monday – Friday: 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Saturday: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Medically related questions regarding testing, symptoms, and health-related guidance can be submitted by email at DPHCall@delaware.gov.
Delawareans 18 or older are encouraged to download COVID Alert DE, Delaware’s free exposure notification app to help protect your neighbors while ensuring your privacy. Download on the App Store or Google Play
Questions related to business re-openings or operations as businesses re-open should go to COVID19FAQ@delaware.gov. Questions regarding unemployment claims should be emailed to: UIClaims@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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