I n an effort to keep Delaware's medical community current on the latest information regarding the coronavirus crisis, the Medical Society of Delaware is sharing the following:
DPH Announces 157 New Positive Cases / Six Additional Deaths

According to the Delaware Division of Public Health (DPH)  157 new Delawareans have been diagnosed with COVID-19, taking the total number of lab-confirmed cases to  8,194, including  220 who are hospitalized,  35 of whom are critically ill.

Three hundred ten individuals have died due to COVID-19 in Delaware with ages ranging from 21 to 103 years old. A total of 138 individuals were from New Castle County, 55 were from Kent County, 116 were from Sussex County, and one individual’s county of residence is unknown at this time.

The most recent deaths ranged in age from 60 to 90. Three were New Castle County residents, two were Kent County residents, and one was a Sussex County resident. Five of the individuals had underlying health conditions and three of the individuals were residents of long-term care facilities.

Latest statistics on positive cases:

  • New Castle County cases: 2,933
  • Kent County cases: 1,253
  • Sussex County cases: 3,960
  • Unknown County: 48
  • Age range: 0 to 103:

Governor Carney Speaks with CNN's
Wolf Blitzer

Delaware Governor John Carney joined Wolf Blitzer on CNN's The Situation Room to discuss Delaware's strategies for the rolling reopening and as well as updated Delaware's current COVID-19 situation. The Governor discussed plans for "beach ambassadors" as the First State's beaches open this weekend. Watch interview.
Final DPH / Physician Call Available Online

Last night concluded a series of 15 conference calls with the Divison of Public Health (DPH) in coordination with the Medical Society of Delaware. These calls between DPH and physicians and practice managers have served as a vital resource during the COVID-19 pandemic.

We thank everyone who submitted questions and called in. MSD received submissions from 362 individuals and fielded a total of 673 questions, which were compiled in the MSD Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) document we have broadly circulated. Thank you very much to DPH for making these calls possible!

To listen to last night's call click here.
Warning for Delaware's Medical Community

MSD was recently notified by Delaware Insurance Commissioner Trinidad Navarro that, according to the National Association of Insurance Commissioners Antifraud Task Force, there have been reports from another state of vehicle break-ins in parking lots at or near hospitals where medical staff typically park. Identification information with a home address, such as a registration card, is being stolen and the thieves are then going to those home addresses and breaking in. While there are no reports of this happening in Delaware, please take care to secure any identifying information in your vehicle.
Interested in Being Interviewed by the Media?

The Medical Society of Delaware often receives requests from reporters looking to interview physicians on various health related topics. If you are interested in being considered, please email your name, speciality, and best contact information to or call 302-521-7650.
AMA Celebrates Medical School Graduates with Star-Studded Guest Appearances

Tonight the American Medical Association (AMA) along with guest appearances from some of Hollywood's finest on-screen "physicians," celebrated medical school graduates from the class of 2020. More than 30,000 medical school students are slated to graduate this spring without the traditional fanfare due to COVID-19. Watch tribute.
In Other News...

COVID-19 may have cancelled in-person high school graduation ceremonies, but Legislative Hall will be celebrating them in bright color! In honor of all high school seniors preparing to move on to their next chapter, Legislative Hall's cupola is being illuminated each night through the end of the month with different colors to represent the colors of different schools. Tonight celebrates McKean High School and St. Georges Technical High School with green and blue. Congratulations to all our First State Class of 2020 graduates! View schedule.
For more information and resources regarding COVID-19, MSD has created a coronavirus resource page on our website.  View resource page
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