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:
- December 5, 2020What you need to know about Delaware's plastic shopping bag ban that starts in January
Get your reusable bags ready! Here’s everything you need to know about the upcoming plastic shopping bag ban. …
- December 5, 2020Asamoah's 'breakout game' key as Delaware ekes out win in opener
The Blue Hens are looking for their young, unproven players to step up and Asamoah did, though they still had to sweat out opener vs. Division II foe …
- December 4, 2020Delaware COVID-19 cases break record as state reports more than 900 new cases
The latest case count comes just one week after Thanksgiving and brings the state’s 7-day average to an all-time high of 607.7. …
- December 5, 2020Eagles-Packers preview: Wentz worried about potential rookie replacement, unlike Rodgers
Like the Eagles, the Packers drafted a quarterback early. Is that why Aaron Rodgers is having the best season of his career? …
- December 4, 2020How social media saved this Delaware family's beloved Santa and helped him find a way home
This lawn Santa was a beloved family tradition. Then someone stole it. …
- December 4, 2020Delaware high school football Week 7: Live scores and more
Week 7 of the Delaware high school football season is underway. Follow game scores live and catch up on our coverage of teams and players. …
- December 5, 2020What you need to know about the latest COVID-19 restrictions in Delaware
The rules include strong urging for people to stay home and avoid anyone they don’t live with, as well as a stricter mask mandate. …
- December 5, 2020Lending a helping hand: Where to get holiday donations or give donations this season
There are a number of ways to give this holiday, and much more than just financial donations is needed. …
- December 4, 2020Could pre-rental inspections decrease blight in Wilmington? The latest on council's new effort
The mayor’s administration has balked at the proposal, saying there aren’t enough inspectors. …
- October 23, 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. …