Coronavirus cases and fatalities in Delaware
A regularly-updated map of confirmed COVID-19 cases, borough by borough.
The number is based on confirmed diagnostic tests. It is very likely that the true number of COVID-19 cases is higher as many cases are asymptomatic.
New COVID-19 cases and fatalities per day in Delaware
This is a good indicator of “flattening the curve” — when there is a steady decreasing trend, it is an indicator that the spread of the disease is slowing down.
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Cases, updates, and charts on the coronavirus crisis for each US state and territory. Just follow the links below.
Contact your primary health care provider if you have concerns about symptoms, particularly those with fever and coughing or shortness of breath.
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Watch for symptoms
Reported illnesses have ranged from mild symptoms to severe illness and death for confirmed coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases.
These symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure (based on the incubation period of MERS-CoV viruses).
- Shortness of breath
Why are we seeing a rise in cases?
The number of cases of COVID-19 being reported in the United States is rising due to increased laboratory testing and reporting across the country. The growing number of cases in part reflects the rapid spread of COVID-19 as many U.S. states and territories experience community spread. More detailed and accurate data will allow us to better understand and track the size and scope of the outbreak and strengthen prevention and response efforts.
Due to widespread transmission in California, CDC recommends expanded and laser focused community mitigation activities to help slow the spread of respiratory virus infections including the novel coronavirus SARS-C0V-2, the cause of the disease COVID-19.
These approaches are used to minimize morbidity and mortality of COVID-19 as well as to minimize the social and economic impacts of COVID-19. Individuals, communities, businesses, and healthcare organizations are all part of a community mitigation strategy.
The focus is on protecting the health care system with expected rise in cases by slowing the spread within the community and focused on protecting the vulnerable members of the community.
Coronavirus in Delaware News:
- September 23, 2020Another review of police-involved killing of man in wheelchair ends with same result: no charges
Department of Justice reviewed Jeremy McDole case, as well as claims of new evidence and concerns with validity of the original 2016 report. …
- September 23, 2020'We lost a giant': Wilmington residents mourn death of prominent pastor Lottie Lee Davis
Pastor Lottie Lee Davis, 62, died in a car crash near Prices Corner on Friday night. She leaves behind her husband Flalandas and her daughter Amira. …
- September 24, 2020State police investigating shooting in Edgemoor Wednesday
More than a dozen police vehicles responded to a shopping center after 5:30 p.m. to a report of three shooting victims. …
- September 23, 2020Wilmington VA Medical Center, outpatient clinics offering veterans flu shots
The Department of Veterans Affairs is offering flu shots to veterans through the Wilmington VA Medical Center and its five outpatient clinics in Delaware and New Jersey. …
- September 24, 2020Kentucky grand jury indicts 1 of 3 police officers in fatal Breonna Taylor shooting – but not for her death
A former Louisville detective was indicted on felony charges after shooting into an apartment next door to Breonna Taylor. …
- September 23, 2020Election 2020: Important dates and deadlines in Delaware ahead of the November election
When is the deadline to register to vote? How can I request a mail-in ballot? …
- September 22, 2020Why Delaware health care workers, high-risk populations will get the COVID-19 vaccine first
Health care workers and other first responders, along with people over 65 years old and in long-term care facilities, will get the vaccine first. …
- September 22, 2020Feds, state police seize $5M worth of drugs; largest amount of fentanyl in Del. history
All told, the drugs are worth more than $5 million. A drug trafficking organization has also been dismantled. …
- September 22, 2020Was Witzke's arrest a step to redemption or a Congressional race nonstarter?
Delawareans inclined to vote for Witzke must decide whether her criminal backstory is one of redemption or one that renders her candidacy a nonstarter. …
- September 22, 2020Tracking coronavirus cases in Delaware
The Delaware News Journal staff is tracking statewide and county cases of coronavirus as they are announced by state agencies. …