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Tom Byrne, Delaware Public Media

The total number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 to date in Delaware has risen to 165 Friday, up from 143 the previous day.

That includes 106 confirmed cases in New Castle County, 21 in Kent County and 38 in Sussex. 

With the economic impact of the coronavirus still unknown, Wilmington’s mayor is proposing close to $250 million for next year’s budget.  

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Lt. General Todd Semonite of the Army Corps of Engineers recently signed off on the plan that would place dredged material from the Delaware River and Bay at Bowers Beach, Slaughter Beach, Prime Hook Beach and Lewes Beach. 

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The Senate passed a nearly two trillion dollar coronavirus relief bill that’s expected to quickly pass the House then get President Trump’s signature.

And Sens. Tom Carper and Chris Coons see many positives in it - including some for the First State.


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University of Delaware students can now opt to take classes pass/fail this semester due to the disruption caused by the coronavirus outbreak.

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The First State announced its first two deaths related to the novel coronavirus outbreak.

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It is difficult grasp just how much damage the coronavirus pandemic will ultimately do to the economy nationwide and here in the First State, but we are starting to get an initial sense of its scope both anecdotally and in hard numbers.

Delaware's Department of Labor reported the number of new unemployment claims in the state last week soared to 10,790, the highest level in 30 years of its records. The latest number for just one week was higher than for any whole month since 1990.

Delaware Public Media contributor Jon Hurdle spent this week talking with businesses and workers affected, and looking at the available data. 

A group of nonprofit and philanthropic entities is launching an effort to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic in Delaware.

Sophia Schmidt, Delaware Public Media

Gov. Carney is searching for products and services to help with the state’s COVID-19 response. 

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The Delaware Restaurant Association is raising funds for service industry workers displaced during Delaware’s State of Emergency.