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Delaware Public Media Novel Coronavirus coverage

This page offers all of Delaware Public Media's ongoing coverage of the COVID-19 outbreak and how it is affecting the First State. 

Check here regularly for the latest new and information.

Sarah Mueller, Delaware Public Media

An inmate and two more correctional officers in Delaware’s prison system have tested positive for COVID-19. 

This first positive test for an inmate is at Vaughn Correctional Center near Smyrna — the state’s largest prison. 

Courtesy of the Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children

Delaware announced one more coronavirus-related death and 145 new lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 Tuesday. 

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While paramedics work hard on the frontlines dealing with COVID-19 patients as well as other emergencies, they need some help from the public.

One major problem paramedic units responding to emergencies have been dealing with is people not revealing if they’ve been tested for the COVID-19 virus, or have tested positive for the virus.


Tom Byrne, Delaware Public Media

As of Monday, child care providers in Delaware can only serve children of essential employees who cannot work from home, under the Governor’s State of Emergency order. Some are finding the transition difficult. 

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The state has selected some sites it will use to treat patients in the event of an overflow at Delaware’s hospitals due to the coronavirus.