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COVID-19 Daily Briefing 4/16


April 16, 5:00 p.m.

New COVID-19 cases slow for second day

According to the Division of Public Health’s coronavirus case tracker, Delaware’s COVID-19 new case rate is showing signs of slowing.

As of April 16 there have been 2,075 total cases of coronavirus in Delaware, a 3% increase from the previous day. The previous days increase rate was 4.6%,

Since March 11 there have been 352 cases in Kent County, 1,003 cases in New Castle County and 698 cases in Sussex County. There are an additional 22 cases that have not been categorized into a county yet.

In total, 52 Delawareans have passed away due to complications from COVID-19, with the deceased ranging in age from 33  to 96 years  old.

Currently there are 209 individuals hospitalized due to COVID-19 complications.

These figures will be updated the DPH provides more information.

April 16, 12:30 p.m.

Delmarva Power extends COVID-19 support efforts

Delmarva Power is extending its customer support policies, through at least June 1, which include suspending service disconnections, waiving new late fees, and reconnecting customers who were previously disconnected.

Residents who have had their electric service previously disconnected or are unable to pay their bill should contact the company at 800-375-7117.

Power will work with customers to waive late payment fees, avoid having their service shut off, discuss reconnections, and determine eligibility for assistance programs.

To learn more about Delmarva Power, visit The Source, Delmarva Power’s online news room. Find additional information by visitingdelmarva.com, on Facebook at facebook.com/delmarvapower and on Twitter at twitter.com/delmarvaconnect. Delmarva Power’s mobile app is available at delmarva.com/mobileapp.

Delaware Delivers for Heroes

Help feed Delaware’s front line heroes and support local restaurants.

Delaware Today and Delaware Business Times have established a program designed to give back to healthcare workers dealing with the crisis, support local restaurants and engage our readership.

Delaware Delivers for Heroes is an initiative to raise money to purchase gift cards from local restaurants open for takeout and delivery and distribute them to healthcare providers on the front lines across our state.

All the money raised will be spent at local restaurants, and gift cards will go to health care providers and first responders.

If you are interested in making a donation, nominating a team of health care professionals to receive meals or for more information visit DelawareDeliversforHeroes.com

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