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April 10, 3 p.m.

Thompson Island Brewing Company Makes Hand Sanitizer

For a limited time, customers who order carryout will receive a complimentary bottle of hand sanitizer made by brewmaster Jimmy Valm.

“According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, keeping your hands clean is an excellent way to curb the spread of COVID-19,” said Scott Kammerer, president of SoDel Concepts in a statement. “Hand sanitizer can be hard to find during this crisis. Since we have the right facilities, we decided to make our own.”

Breweries must have a sterile environment to make a good craft beer, explained Valm, who is using a recipe provided by the World Health Organization.

“Like most breweries, we use high-proof isopropyl alcohol for sanitizing surfaces, and that’s a primary ingredient in hand sanitizer,” he said.

The hand sanitizer will be available as long as supplies last.

April 9, 8 p.m.

DPH Announces 93 New COVID-19 Cases and Four Additional Death
According to the Delaware Division of Public Health (DPH) there are 1207 lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Delaware. There have been 91 new cases since yesterday and four new fatalities.
This includes 201 who are hospitalized and 43 of who are critically ill.
Twenty-three individuals have died due to COVID-19. Ten of the deaths have been related to long-term care facilities, including  nine in New Castle County and one in Sussex County.  A total of 51individuals from long-term care facilities have tested positive for COVID-19.

April 9, 8 p.m.

Delaware Medical Journal is looking for COVID-19 case studies
The DMJ is actively seeking COVID-19 case studies and personal experience submissions. The DMJ staff is particularly interested in information about the evaluation and management of COVID-19 that you believe is clinically relevant and helpful to other Delaware physicians.
For more information please contact Mary.Fenimore@medsocdel.org. Instructions to authors can be read here.

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