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The First State sees another jump in new COVID-19 cases and virus-related deaths

The 591 cases reported in Delaware Saturday is second only to the 656 reported November 19.

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This year, Santa is visiting Milford in a unique way to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

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A key member of Delaware’s COVID-19 response team has tested positive for the virus.

Delaware Emergency Management Agency Director AJ Schall received a positive test result Friday. 

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The state reports another near-record day of new cases of coronavirus.

The 580 cases reported in Delaware Thursday was only surpassed by the 583 reported Wednesday and the 656 reported earlier this month.

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Gov. John Carney’s latest round of COVID restrictions could spell the end for many locally owned restaurants in the First State.

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State officials say a COVID-19 vaccine could be available in Delaware as early as next month.

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Nemours and the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and other hospitals across the country are encouraging people to Mask Up once again.

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Delaware is administering more tests for COVID-19 than it ever has before. The state increased its testing efforts and officials say the demand is there ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday.

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Coronavirus cases in Delaware remain on an upward trend as the Thanksgiving holiday weekend approaches.

Gov. John Carney's updated restrictions on public and private gatherings went into effect Monday and the state has seen a surge in people seeking tests before the holiday. 

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Another First State school district is temporarily returning its schools to full virtual learning.  

Christina School District announced Monday it is moving all students back to remote learning starting Tuesday – and they’ll stay there through December 4th.

Delawareans joined a nationwide caravan to demand COVID relief, and to mourn the 250,000 people dead from the virus.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

The First State continues to see an alarming rise in COVID-19 cases.

Delaware added 649 new cases Thursday.  That’s the state’s highest single day rise in cases ever.

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Delaware’s Department of Correction reports further spread of COVID-19 in the state prison system. 

DOC is now dealing with significant outbreaks at two facilities.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Delaware passed the thirty thousand mark for total confirmed cases of coronavirus.

The state’s total now stands at 30,153 cases since the pandemic started.

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The Medical Society of Delaware is backing up state guidance on best practices for spending Thanksgiving with loved ones during a pandemic.

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Delaware’s coronavirus numbers slipped slightly, but state health officials report 3 new deaths.

Delaware also added 196 new cases to its total, the lowest single-day number in nearly a week.  But its seven-day rolling average remains just under 343.

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The state is expanding its DE Relief Grants Program for businesses and nonprofits as it imposes a new set of  COVID-19 restrictions.


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Gov. John Carney is imposing new restrictions on Delawareans to try to slow the increasing spread of coronavirus.


The new restrictions focus on limitiing public and private gatherings.



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The coronavirus is continuing to spread in Delaware at elevated levels.

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Sen. Chris Coons is calling for the U.S. to re-engage in foreign affairs. He spoke at a summit hosted by the U.S. Global Leadership Coalition Monday. 

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New cases of coronavirus continue to trend as high as Delaware has ever seen.

A growing COVID-19 outbreak is forcing the Colonial School District to temporarily move all of its schools back to virtual learning.

The switch is immediate – starting Monday. 

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Delaware is distributing rapid COVID-19 antigen tests to pediatric primary care providers.

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COVID-19 numbers in Delaware have returned to a level not seen since the spring and early summer.

A recent study concluded that Delaware’s early efforts to control the pandemic were effective, just as Gov. Carney considers bringing back some restrictions to keep cases down as the holiday season approaches.

Delaware Public Media’s Sophia Schmidt talks with Delaware State Univ. professor Donna Patterson, global health and epidemics expert, about the state's fight against the virus.

Gov. John Carney has settled a lawsuit over the state’s restrictions on gatherings in houses of worship early in the pandemic. 

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New Castle County and Delaware State University announce their plan for a COVID-19 testing facility at DSU’s Kirkwood Highway campus.


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Gov. John Carney and State Public Health Director Dr. Karyl Rattay blame a recent spike in COVID cases to indoor social gatherings - and floated the idea of adding new COVID-19 restrictions Tuesday.

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Even as COVID-19 cases grow in Delaware, universities plan to have more students in class on campus this spring. 

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The University of Delaware is wary of asking the state for help dealing with it’s huge COVID-19 related budget deficit.

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Delaware State University is offering a virtual exhibition of the works of alumnus Guy Miller.

The exhibition is called Subversion:  Not A Bird, Not A Plane.