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Coronavirus Outbreak in Delaware | Daily Summary

Delaware Coronavirus Watch
Delaware Coronavirus Watch
 2020-08-12
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--- Last updated at 11:59 pm August 11, 2020 ---

The Overall Updates in Delaware:

Delaware - the total number of infected individuals is 15699, as yesterday had 65 more confirmed cases based on media reports and official stats. The pandemic has claimed the lives of 591 people statewide; while 8519 patients are recovered (19 new). The current count of cases in the United States is 5,252,336, citing different sources; with 5,252,327 cases officially confirmed.

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News Worth Following:

  • 10th Delaware inmate dies from COVID-19: A 61-year-old man has become the 10th Delaware prisoner to die in connection to COVID-19. The Delaware Department of Correction said Sussex Correctional Institution prisoner Fred Clanton died Tuesday, August 11, 2020 at Bayhealth Hospital in Dover from complications of diabetes, hypertension, hepatitis, tuberculosis, and COVID-19. Clanton tested positive on...
  • WATCH: Delaware Gov. Talks Coronavirus Response: Gov. John Carney addressed the latest with coronavirus spread in his state. The Democratic governor held a news conference Tuesday. Delaware has reported nearly 16,000 positive COVID-19 cases and at least 591 people have died from coronavirus-related complications. Over the past couple of weeks, the number of daily positive cases in Delaware fell.

New Cases Breakdown:

*Based on Media Reports*

  • New Castle: 33 new cases, 7276 in total
  • Sussex: 19 new cases, 5867 in total
  • Kent: 12 new cases, 2306 in total
  • Unassigned: 1 new case

Official Hotlines:

From News Break Editors:

  • From CDC: steps to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 if you are sick.
  • To all the people working in the "essential businesses and services", including doctors, nurses, truckers and couriers, we thank you for keeping our local community rolling!
  • During this time of uncertainty, do you have encouraging, lighthearted news or anecdotes that would be valuable for your community to hear? Tell us what the coronavirus outbreak looks like for you. Submit your story to News Break today: start here!

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--- Last updated at 11:59 pm August 10, 2020 ---

The Overall Updates in Delaware:

Delaware - based on media reports, total cases have risen to 15634 (all officially confirmed), after 59 new patients were identified yesterday. The total number of deaths has reached 591; while 8500 patients are recovered (51 new). The number of known coronavirus cases in the United States continues to rise. As of Monday evening, 5,206,125 people have tested positive for coronavirus (5,205,994 of them being officially confirmed).

News Worth Following:

  • Del. Governor Announces $40M in COVID-19 Housing Assistance: WILMINGTON, Del.- Gov. John Carney says more money is on the way to help Delawareans pay their rents and mortgages if they missed them due to the COVID-19 pandemic. John Carney and Delaware State Housing Authority Director Anas Ben Addi on Monday announced the reopening of the Delaware Housing Assistance Program (DE HAP), which provides financial assistance for renters affected by COVID-19, and announced that emergency mortgage assistance is now available for homeowners who have missed payments due to the pandemic.
  • Delaware announces $40 million in COVID-19 housing assistance: WILMINGTON - Citing the fears of many Delawareans challenged to make rent and mortgage payments during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, state leaders announced on Monday that $40 million in assistance is now available for those most affected. With the relaunch of the Delaware Housing Assistance Program and through the Delaware...

New Cases Breakdown:

*Based on Media Reports*

  • New Castle: 37 new cases, 7243 in total
  • Sussex: 9 new cases, 5848 in total
  • Kent: 7 new cases, 2294 in total
  • Unassigned: 5 new cases

--- Last updated at 11:59 pm August 09, 2020 ---

The Overall Updates in Delaware:

Delaware - the total number of infected individuals is 15575, as yesterday had 73 more confirmed cases based on media reports and official stats. The pandemic has claimed the lives of 591 people statewide, after 1 patient passed away yesterday; while 8449 patients are recovered (33 new). The current count of cases in the United States is 5,154,562, citing different sources; with 5,154,443 cases officially confirmed.

News Worth Following:

  • Young adults make up majority of COVID-19 infections in Delaware: In Delaware, 18-to-34-year-olds remain the age group with the highest rate of COVID-19 infections, a status they have held since mid-July. Per the latest data from the Delaware Department of Health, there are 4,831 people infected in that age group along with 3,726 35-to-49-year-olds, 3,225 50-to-64-years-olds and 2,598 people over the age of 65.
  • Where you can get a COVID-19 test in New Castle County this week: Delawareans have several opportunities to get a free COVID-19 test in New Castle County this week. Tests are self-administered oral swabs by Curative. Some sites are walk-up only and indicated accordingly. Here's this week's schedule:. Monday, 08/10 at Middletown High School, 120 Silver Lake Road from 9a.m. to 1 p.m.

New Cases Breakdown:

*Based on Media Reports*

  • New Castle: 45 new cases, 7206 in total
  • Sussex: 18 new cases, 5839 in total
  • Kent: 10 new cases, 2287 in total, 1 new death

Amid the outbreak, what can we do:

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