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  Category: Division of Public Health


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 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. […]




Weekly COVID-19 Update – Oct 8, 2021: Cumulative COVID-19 Death Count Nears 2,000

Delaware Health and Social Services | Division of Public Health | News | Date Posted: Friday, October 8, 2021

DOVER (OCT. 8, 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. 7, 2021.       Total positive cases since March 11, 2020: 136,682 7-day average of new positive cases: 450.9, an increase from 444.6 last […]




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

Delaware Health and Social Services | Division of Public Health | Date Posted: Friday, October 8, 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 is currently ongoing to confirm any travel history or sources that could have led to transmission. To protect the patient’s […]







  Category: Division of Public Health


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 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. […]




Weekly COVID-19 Update – Oct 8, 2021: Cumulative COVID-19 Death Count Nears 2,000

Delaware Health and Social Services | Division of Public Health | News | Date Posted: Friday, October 8, 2021

DOVER (OCT. 8, 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. 7, 2021.       Total positive cases since March 11, 2020: 136,682 7-day average of new positive cases: 450.9, an increase from 444.6 last […]




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

Delaware Health and Social Services | Division of Public Health | Date Posted: Friday, October 8, 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 is currently ongoing to confirm any travel history or sources that could have led to transmission. To protect the patient’s […]