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Cases of COVID-19 among inmates at the Sussex Correctional Institution have more than doubled in just a few days.


 

State of Delaware

Delaware State Police has its first female superintendent. 

Lt. Col. Melissa Zebley takes over command of the department following Col. Nathaniel McQueen, Jr.’s retirement.  

The YWCA Delaware launches a community book study series this week focused on New York Times best-selling author Dr. Ibram Kendi.

 


Mark Arehart / Delaware Public Media

Delaware’s presidential primary had little bearing on the party nominees—but was the first time vote-by-mail was used widely in the First State.


Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Delaware adds one death and nearly 50 cases to its COVID-19 totals.

State health officials reported 48 cases Wednesday, pushing the First State’s total to date to 12,462.

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Delaware is on three lists Gov. John Carney doesn’t believe the state belongs - 14-day self-quarantine lists for travel to New Jersey, New York, and Connecticut.

 

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Delaware adds 2 deaths and over 100 cases to its COVID-19 totals.

State health officials reported 121 cases Tuesday, pushing the First State’s total to date to 12,414. 79 of those new positive test results came Monday

State of Delaware

Delaware's move to Phase 3 of the state's reopening plan remains on hold as it sees an uptick in new COVID-19 cases.

While the state has seen no new COVID-19 related deaths since July 1 and hospitalizations remain fairly low at 54, the 5-day average of new positive cases has been over 100 for 10 consecutive days and currently stands at 122.

Delaware Public Media

Delaware’s presidential primary is finally here—after being pushed back twice because of the coronavirus. 


A row of fountain fireworks on a table at a stand in a Safeway parking lot.
Roman Battaglia / Delaware Public Media

There were lots of calls about illegal fireworks being set off over the holiday weekend and at least one major injury was reported in Delaware.

 


Delaware Public Media

Delaware’s Department for Correction continues to deal with a COVID-19 outbreak at a Sussex County prison facility.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

The First State adds over 100 new COVID-19 cases to its total again.

State health officials reported 165 cases Monday, pushing the First State’s total since March 11 to 12,293.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Delaware’s COVID-19 case total now tops 12,000.

State health officials reported 132 new cases Sunday, pushing the First State’s total since March 11 to 12,128.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

The First State saw fewer cases added to its COVID-19 total Saturday and hospitalizations fell.

The state's death toll also held steady.

Delaware Tourism Office

The Delaware Tourism Office (DTO) has launched a “Go-to-Guide” to encourage safe travel this holiday weekend and all summer long throughout the First State.


Sophia Schmidt, Delaware Public Media

A site of a vacant liquor store and laundromat in West Center City Wilmington could soon become a space for local entrepreneurs to try out their ideas. 

Delaware Public Media

A COVID-19 outbreak at a state prison facility in Sussex County is growing.

Delaware’s Department for Correction reports another 22 inmates have tested COVID-19 positive at the Sussex Correctional Institution in Georgetown.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Delaware reports nearly 200 new COVID-19 cases and 2 additional deaths Friday.

The state’s death toll is now 512.

Delaware Public Media

Delaware’s Department of Correction (DOC) reports three inmates have turned up COVID-19 positive - the first new cases in the state’s prison system since May 21.

 

A row of fountain fireworks on a table at a stand in a Safeway parking lot.
Roman Battaglia / Delaware Public Media

More people are expected to celebrate this 4th of July at home because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Whether that’s good news or bad depends on who you talk to.


Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Few new COVID-19 cases are added to Delaware’s total Wednesday.

State health officials announced just 36 new cases after three consecutive days of nearly 100 or more.

Delaware Public Media

The city of Rehoboth Beach is now mandating people wear face coverings in all public places.

The Rehoboth Beach commissioners adopted the policy unanimously during a special meeting Tuesday.

 

The mandate goes into effect at 5 p.m. Wednesday and covers all public streets, sidewalks and parks – as well as the Boardwalk, the beach, and all commercial establishments. 

 

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

The First State continues to see an uptick in its new COVID-19 cases.

 

State health officials announced 98 new cases Tuesday – along with 2 deaths.

State of Delaware

Gov. Carney announced last week he is delaying a move to Phase 3 of the state's reopening plan. Today, he's expected to address what's next in the state's response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Nationwide protests over racial injustice have reignited conversations about the role of historical statues, symbols and relics. The historic whipping post in Georgetown will be the latest in the First State to come down.


Delaware Public Media

AAA Mid-Atlantic expects the COVID-19 pandemic to produce a 15 percent decline in trips this summer compared to a year ago.

AAA Mid-Atlantic says the decline is the first for summer trips since 2009.

 

 

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

No COVID-19 deaths were announced in Delaware again Monday.    The state’s death toll remains at 507 for a fifth straight day.

Delaware Public Media

An off-duty seasonal Rehoboth Beach police officer is fired for making racist comments on social media.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

State health officials urging people in Delaware’s beach areas to get tested for COVID-19.

 

The request comes after a major testing event in Rehoboth Beach Thursday found about 100 new cases and another testing site in Dewey Beach turned up a dozen cases.

 

 

 

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Delaware added another 74 new COVID-19 cases Saturday, but no new deaths. 

 

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