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COVID-19 Daily Briefing 5/7

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May 7 

DPH updates COVID-19 numbers for Thursday, May 7

The Delaware Division of Public Health (DPH) announced 161 new positive cases have been confirmed and that 9 more Delawareans — 202 in all — have passed away due to complications from COVID-19. The deceased range in age from 26 to 103 years old.

As of May 7, the state’s COVID-19 case statistics cumulatively since March 11 include 5,939 total laboratory-confirmed cases — 2,130 of them in New Castle County, 945 in Kent County and 2,834 in Sussex County. The state said preliminary data based on reporting by state and commercial laboratories, indicate there have been 21,538 negative cases.

There are 285 Delawareans who are currently hospitalized. To date, 2,110 Delawareans who have tested positive have recovered.


The Salvation Army holds drive-thru food distribution today

The Salvation Army of Delaware will hold drive-thru food distributions today, Thursday May 7, at locations in New Castle, Kent, and Sussex Counties. 

Food insecurity has always been a front- line service for The Salvation Army, but the COVID-19 pandemic has broadened the scope and gravity of the need.

To assist those in need, the Salvation Army will increase efforts with a mass food distribution at its corps locations in Wilmington, Dover, and Seaford.

Times and locations for the May 7, 2020 event are listed below: 

  • New Castle County – 105 W. 5th Street, Wilmington, DE (Use 5th Street only). 9 a.m. –  12p.m. 
  • Kent County – 611 Forest St. Dover, DE 9 a.m. – 12p.m. 
  • Sussex County – 22318 Sussex Hwy. Seaford, DE 9 a.m. – 1p.m. 

Community members will be asked to provide proof of Delaware residency and have trunk space available and accessible. Boxed food will be placed in the trunk or back of each vehicle. To maintain a standard of hygiene and social distancing, drivers should remain in their vehicles.


Gov. Carney reschedules Presidential primary for July 7

Gov.Carney on Thursday signed the fifteenth modification to his State of Emergency declaration, rescheduling Delaware’s presidential primary for July 7. The Delaware Department of Elections will mail absentee ballot applications to all registered Democrats and Republicans in the State of Delaware, providing all eligible registered Delaware voters the opportunity to vote by absentee ballot in the presidential primary election.


May 6

Sprouts Farmers Market Expands Grocery Pickup to Mid-Atlantic Stores

Sprouts Farmers Market has expanded grocery pickup to its Mid-Atlantic stores  for families looking to shop for healthy products without entering the store.

Customers can shop among more than 12,000 fresh, natural and organic products at sprouts.com/order to be picked up at Sprouts Farmers Market in Wilmington.

The service allows customers to plan grocery pick up for the same day or to schedule several days in advance, subject to availability. Customers are alerted when their order is prepared by a Sprouts team member and ready for pickup. Their personal Sprouts shopper will bring the groceries to a designated pickup parking spot when the customer arrives and checks in.


YWCA Delaware’s Highmark Virtual Walk

Help the YWCA Delaware care for homeless families, abused women, and people economically impacted by COVID -19 by registering before May 8th and walk when and where you can by June 30th.

YWCA Delaware is once again taking part in the Highmark Walk for a Healthy Community, with a goal of $5,000.  YWCA Delaware’s service to the community never stops. A virtual walk is a REAL walk.

  • Walk virtually anytime between May 9th and June 30th (must register by May 8th www.ywcade.org/Highmarkwalk)
  • Invite family and friends from near and far to walk with you from anywhere.
  • Get creative
  • Raise $15 or more and receive an official Highmark Walk t-shirt.
  • You can also just make a donation.
  • For every $50.00 raised as an individual or team, you will receive a raffle ticket for a chance to win designer prizes from Kenneth Cole, Timberland sunglasses and more. Twenty-one (21) winners will be chosen.

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