Use Caution with Unfamiliar Wild Animals: Skunk Tests Positive for Rabies After Attacking Feral Cat

DOVER (Oct. 15, 2021) – The Delaware Division of Public Health (DPH) is strongly reminding Delawareans to use caution when around unknown wild animals, including feral cats and stray animals. The reminder comes after a skunk in ....

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DHSS Announces Direct Support Professional Recruitment and Retention Bonuses

NEW CASTLE (Oct. 12, 2021) – The Delaware Department of Health and Social Services’ Division of Medicaid and Medical Assistance (DMMA) and Division of Developmental Disabilities Services (DDDS) are pleased to announce immediate efforts to ....

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DPH Announces Second Human Case of West Nile Virus and First Case Detected in a Horse for 2021

DOVER (Oct. 8, 2021) – The Division of Public Health (DPH) announced today that a 79-year-old Sussex County woman has become infected with West Nile Virus (WNV), the state’s second case of human WNV in 2021. An epidemiological investigation ....

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DPH Advises Vaccine Providers to Offer Pfizer Booster to Eligible Delawareans

DOVER (SEPT. 24, 2021) – The Delaware Division of Public Health (DPH) today announced that the state’s vaccine providers can begin administering booster doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine to certain populations recommended by the Centers ....

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Stray Cat in New Castle Tests Positive for Rabies

DOVER (Sept. 15, 2021) – The Delaware Division of Public Health (DPH) is advising residents who live or spend time in the vicinity between West Ninth Street and West Third Street near Battery Park in ....

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Weekly COVID-19 Update – July 16, 2021: Delta Variant Now Predominant Variant Strain in Delaware

DOVER (July 16, 2021) – The Delaware Division of Public Health (DPH) is providing an update on the most recent statistics related to coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in Delaware, as of 6 p.m. Thursday, July ....

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2021 Diabetes Report Recommends Increasing Access to Programs and Establishing Delaware Diabetes Registry

DOVER, DE (June 28, 2021) – Increasing in-person and online access to diabetes programs and establishing a diabetes registry are key recommendations in The Impact of Diabetes in Delaware, 2021 report, delivered to the Delaware General Assembly Monday June 28. ....

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Weekly COVID-19 Update – May 28, 2021: Delaware Sees Lowest Number of Cases Since August

DOVER (May 28, 2021) – The Delaware Division of Public Health (DPH) is providing an update on the most recent statistics related to coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in Delaware, as of 6 p.m. Thursday, May ....

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Gov. Carney, DPH Prepare For Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 Vaccine Following FDA Emergency Use Authorization Approval

DOVER (Feb. 27, 2021) – Governor John Carney and the Delaware Division of Public Health (DPH) are preparing for a shipment as early as next week of the Johnson & Johnson (J&J) Janssen COVID-19 vaccine that was ....

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Friday FEMA Dover Second-Dose Appointments Now Open to Those With First Dose On Or Before Jan. 29 From Any Provider

DOVER (Feb. 25, 2021) – Individuals who received their first dose of COVID-19 28 or more days ago from a pharmacy, medical provider, clinic or other source in Delaware and have not yet obtained a second dose may sign ....

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FEMA Second Dose Clinic at Dover International Speedway To Begin Sunday Due To Weather

DOVER, DE (Feb. 17, 2021) –  The second dose clinic operated by the Federal Emergency Management Agency and by the State of Delaware will begin Sunday, Feb. 21, rather than Saturday as originally announced. Appointments ....

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Delaware Division of Public Health Confirms First COVID-19 Cases with the UK Variant

DOVER (Jan. 29, 2021) –The Division of Public Health (DPH) announced today the first three confirmed cases of the COVID-19 variant, SARS-CoV-2 B.1.1.7, in Delaware. This variant is the same one that was first discovered in ....

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Vaccination Appointments Offered to 11,500 Seniors For This Weekend

Dover, DE (Jan. 21, 2021) Utilizing requests submitted in a new system launched Wednesday, the Delaware Division of Public Health (DPH) on Thursday contacted 11,500 seniors offering appointments for this weekend’s large vaccination events in ....

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Gov. Carney, DPH Announce 750 Vaccines Administered First Week, Share First Vaccinations, Prepare Moderna Distribution

DOVER (Dec. 18, 2020) – Since the first pre-ordered doses of the Pfizer BioNTech vaccine were delivered on Monday, Dec. 14, 750 vaccines have been administered to health care staff at the State’s six health systems ....

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Weekly COVID-19 Update: November 20, 2020: Highest Single-Day Total of New Cases Reported, Hospitalizations Increase

DOVER (Nov. 20, 2020) – The Delaware Division of Public Health (DPH) is providing an update on the most recent statistics related to coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in Delaware, as of 6 p.m. Thursday, November ....

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Relief Fund’s Community Resiliency Fund Applications Due Nov. 15

NEW CASTLE (Nov. 13, 2020) – The Department of Health and Social Services (DHSS) is reminding community- and faith-based 501c3 charitable organizations that primarily serve low-income and/or racial or ethnic minority populations in Kent or ....

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COVID Alert DE Surpasses 50,000 Downloads of App

Exposure notification app is supplementing Delaware’s contact tracing efforts WILMINGTON, Del. – Governor John Carney, the Delaware Department of Health and Social Services (DHSS), and the Delaware Department of Technology and Information (DTI) announced that COVID Alert DE has surpassed more than 50,000 ....

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Governor Carney Announces Health Care Relief Fund 

$100 million CARES Act fund will support Delaware health care providers  WILMINGTON, Del. – Governor John Carney and the Delaware Department of Health and Social Services (DHSS) on Tuesday announced the creation of a Health ....

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Delaware Cancer Mortality Rates Decrease Between 2002-2006 & 2012-2016; Improvements Among Specific Races, Ethnicities

DOVER (October 12, 2020) – Over the last decade, Delaware’s mortality rate for all cancer sites combined (all-site cancer) declined 10 percent between the five-year periods of 2002-2006 and 2012-2016, according to the latest cancer ....

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El programa SNAP de Delaware emite beneficios de emergencia adicionales disponibles a partir del 31 de julio

Los clientes que ya existen pueden recibir beneficios adicionales para cubrir las necesidades alimentarias NEW CASTLE (31 de julio de 2020) – Los beneficios de emergencia se han emitido a los participantes del Programa de ....

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Weekly COVID-19 Update: DPH Continues to Announce New Cases, Recoveries, and Deaths; Decline in Hospitalizations

DOVER (July 31, 2020) – The Delaware Division of Public Health (DPH) is providing an update on the most recent statistics related to coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in Delaware, as of 6 p.m. Thursday, July ....

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