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Weekly COVID-19 Update – Oct. 15, 2021: COVID-19 Cases, Hospitalizations Declining

Delaware Health and Social Services | Division of Public Health | Featured Posts | Date Posted: Friday, October 15, 2021

DOVER (OCT. 15, 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, Oct. 14, 2021. Total positive cases since March 11, 2020: 139,380 7-day average of new positive cases: 391.6, a decrease from […]




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

Delaware Health and Social Services | Division of Public Health | Date Posted: Friday, October 15, 2021

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 Greenwood recently tested positive for rabies after attacking a stray cat. The cat escaped and was later found dead in […]




Delaware’s Division of Developmental Disabilities Services Announces Easterseals as New Provider for Self-Directed Care

Delaware Health and Social Services | Featured Posts | News | Date Posted: Thursday, October 14, 2021

DOVER (Oct. 13, 2021) –The Delaware Division of Developmental Disabilities Services (DDDS) announced today that Easterseals of Delaware & Maryland’s Eastern Shore will become the Division’s new “Agency with Choice” Provider, providing self-directed services to individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families. Self-directed supports provide additional flexibility to individuals and families to build […]




DHSS Announces Direct Support Professional Recruitment and Retention Bonuses

Delaware Health and Social Services | Featured Posts | News | Date Posted: Tuesday, October 12, 2021

  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 stabilize and strengthen the home and community-based services (HCBS) workforce that serves thousands of individuals across Delaware. The State […]




Delaware’s Cancer Mortality Rates Continue To Decrease; Public Health Releases Latest Cancer Report

Delaware Health and Social Services | Division of Public Health | News | Date Posted: Monday, October 11, 2021

DOVER, DEL. (Oct. 11, 2021) – According to the latest cancer data from the Division of Public Health (DPH), Delaware’s mortality rate for all cancer sites combined (all-site cancer) improved in most categories during the last decade; however, the state remains 15th-highest in the U.S. for the timeframe of 2013-2017, which is unchanged from 2012-2016. […]







  Category: Delaware Health and Social Services


Weekly COVID-19 Update – Oct. 15, 2021: COVID-19 Cases, Hospitalizations Declining

Delaware Health and Social Services | Division of Public Health | Featured Posts | Date Posted: Friday, October 15, 2021

DOVER (OCT. 15, 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, Oct. 14, 2021. Total positive cases since March 11, 2020: 139,380 7-day average of new positive cases: 391.6, a decrease from […]




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

Delaware Health and Social Services | Division of Public Health | Date Posted: Friday, October 15, 2021

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 Greenwood recently tested positive for rabies after attacking a stray cat. The cat escaped and was later found dead in […]




Delaware’s Division of Developmental Disabilities Services Announces Easterseals as New Provider for Self-Directed Care

Delaware Health and Social Services | Featured Posts | News | Date Posted: Thursday, October 14, 2021

DOVER (Oct. 13, 2021) –The Delaware Division of Developmental Disabilities Services (DDDS) announced today that Easterseals of Delaware & Maryland’s Eastern Shore will become the Division’s new “Agency with Choice” Provider, providing self-directed services to individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families. Self-directed supports provide additional flexibility to individuals and families to build […]




DHSS Announces Direct Support Professional Recruitment and Retention Bonuses

Delaware Health and Social Services | Featured Posts | News | Date Posted: Tuesday, October 12, 2021

  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 stabilize and strengthen the home and community-based services (HCBS) workforce that serves thousands of individuals across Delaware. The State […]




Delaware’s Cancer Mortality Rates Continue To Decrease; Public Health Releases Latest Cancer Report

Delaware Health and Social Services | Division of Public Health | News | Date Posted: Monday, October 11, 2021

DOVER, DEL. (Oct. 11, 2021) – According to the latest cancer data from the Division of Public Health (DPH), Delaware’s mortality rate for all cancer sites combined (all-site cancer) improved in most categories during the last decade; however, the state remains 15th-highest in the U.S. for the timeframe of 2013-2017, which is unchanged from 2012-2016. […]