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:
- May 7, 2021'We just need to yell': How mothers across Delaware have survived a devastating year
An ode to mothers across Delaware: How they’ve thrived, survived and adapted in the past year of the COVID-19 pandemic. …
- May 7, 2021School of rock: Substitute teacher buys Oddity Bar, Wilmington's last remaining rock club
After the pandemic, this mother of two teenage boys reevaluated her life. And that’s when she decided to take the plunge and become a rock club owner. …
- May 6, 2021States across the eastern U.S. could catch sight of a NASA Wallops launch Friday
Black Brant XII is a four-stage rocket that can reach altitudes over 200 miles above Earth’s surface, according to NASA Wallops Flight Facility. …
- May 6, 2021Wilmington fire chief retires after 37 years with department
Wilmington fire chief retires after roughly 4 years in leadership post and 37 years with department. …
- May 7, 2021K.C. Keeler and Delaware, the school that fired him, on verge of ultimate revenge game for FCS championship
Delaware fired K.C. Keeler nine years ago. He has some thoughts on possibly facing his former school for the FCS championship. …
- May 6, 2021As rules relax, are crowded Delaware beach bars back?
Popular spots like The Starboard in Dewey Beach are already starting to see lines wrap around the building on weekends as vaccinated customers return. …
- May 7, 2021Newest Delaware semi-pro soccer team to kick off Saturday
First State FC tries to succeed where others, with one major exception, failed with games at new Abessinio Stadium …
- May 6, 2021A Chinese rocket could crash land on Earth. Slight chance Delaware could be in its path.
Although the odds are minuscule the crash affects land – around 70% of the world is covered by ocean – scientists do not know where it will fall. …
- May 5, 2021Return to lacrosse motivates Caravel junior in battle against leukemia
Lacrosse is a tough game, but Caravel’s Brett Kaden is tougher. The junior is still playing his favorite sport while fighting to overcome leukemia. …
- May 7, 2021To win at South Dakota State, Hens must exhibit trait that defines spring season
Delaware’s ability to make timely plays on offense and defense has put it in position to win NCAA FCS title …