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:
- February 26, 2021Could Delawareans be blindsided by massive electric bills like Texans? It's unlikely.
Delawareans are unlikely to be blindsided by massive electric bills, like what happened to some Texans after the winter storm last week. …
- February 25, 2021Former Wilmington chef couple compete to 'Beat Bobby Flay'
Thursday night former Wilmington chefs Jennifer Behm Lazzarini and Julio Lazzarini compete on the Food Network for the chance to “Beat Bobby Flay.” …
- February 25, 2021Blind man who was wrongfully evicted says he wants to send abusive landlords a message
“This is an oppression,” said a lawyer retained by a blind man who was wrongfully evicted from his Wilmington home. “If this is not injustice, I don’t know what is. …
- February 26, 2021Could paying restaurant workers more end up costing them more?
Some say a Delaware bill proposing a higher minimum wage for servers and bartenders working for tips won’t help. …
- February 26, 2021Woman killed in double shooting Thursday night in Wilmington
A 43-year-old woman was killed and a 50-year-old woman was wounded in a double shooting Thursday night. …
- February 25, 2021Can a new law help end hairstyle discrimination horror stories?
Black Americans and others claim they’ve been discriminated against because of their hair, on the job and elsewhere. A proposed law in Delaware may make that illegal …
- February 26, 2021After 40-plus years, Wayne Kursh stepping away from road-race business
Wilmington attorney Drew Gonser purchases Races2run from long-time director of running events …
- February 25, 2021How Black clergy are playing a key role in stopping COVID-19 in Delaware
Black pastors have played an essential role in this pandemic. In recent weeks, they have been preaching the gospel of the COVID-19 vaccine. …
- February 26, 2021Family of man killed by New Castle County Police wants body cam video released to public
Family of Lymond Moses demanded that New Castle County Police release bodycam video for the public to see what occurred on Jan. 13. …
- February 25, 2021These civilians hunt child predators. Expert warns they're 'playing with fire.'
The arrest of an Indiana teacher shines a light on the state’s online, citizen-run predator hunting groups. …