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DHSS Press Release

Molly Magarik, Secretary
Jill Fredel, Director of Communications
302-255-9047, Cell 302-357-7498

DPH Media Contact:
Mary Fenimore

Date: November 15, 2021


DOVER (NOV. 12, 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, Nov. 11, 2021.

COVID-19 Vaccinations:

Delawareans who are fully vaccinated have significant protection from COVID-19 infection, serious illness and death. All qualifying Delawareans should get vaccinated. For the latest information on the COVID-19 vaccine in Delaware, visit Delaware's latest COVID-19 vaccination statistics can be found under the Vaccine Tracker dashboard at


Vaccines for Children Ages 5-11:
The Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 pediatric vaccine is available to children ages 5 to 11. Parents or guardians are encouraged to first contact their child's pediatrician to see if they are administering the vaccine.

Vaccines will also be available at Federally Qualified Health centers for their patients (Westside Family Healthcare is offering vaccinations to non-patients as well), at standing DPH vaccine sites, and at DPH-operated community-vaccination sites. Additionally, vaccines are available at pharmacies; DPH recommends parents check pharmacy websites for scheduling options and availability before going.

DPH has extended operating hours at its standing vaccine sites from Nov. 8 - Nov. 19, to make vaccinations more convenient and accessible for working families. The following COVID-19 vaccination sites will be open Monday to Friday, from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and 1:15 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.:

COVID-19 Case Vaccination Status Report:
The following report captures a weekly breakdown of vaccination status for cases, deaths, and hospitalizations for the time frame for Nov. 1 - Nov. 7. The report highlights the significant percentage of unvaccinated or only partially vaccinated individuals comprising Delaware's cases and hospitalizations.

Weekly Overview
(11/1 - 11/7
# of Cases
Total Unvaccinated / Partially Vaccinated 1284
Total 1724
Percent of Unvaccinated / Partially Vaccinated 74%
# of Cases
Unvaccinated / Partially Vaccinated Hospitalized 51
Total Hospitalized 62
Percent of Unvaccinated / Partially Vaccinated Hospitalized 82%
# of Cases
Unvaccinated / Partially Vaccinated Covid-19 Deaths 11
Total Covid-19 deaths 15
Percent of Unvaccinated / Partially Vaccinated Covid-19 Deaths 73%

Breakthrough Cases (cumulative since vaccinations began):

A breakthrough case is defined as testing positive for COVID-19 after an individual has been fully vaccinated for two weeks or more - although it does not mean that the infection occurred after vaccination.

COVID-19 Variant Cases in Delaware:
In the last week, 225 test samples were sequenced through routine surveillance of test specimens. Of those test samples,120 (53.6%) sequenced at the DPH Lab were positive for a variant strain, as were 69 additional specimens sequenced at an outside lab. Out of the 189 variant positive samples, all were identified as the Delta strain.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently updated the classifications of known COVID-19 variants. Currently, the Delta variant is the only variant being monitored by the CDC as a "variant of concern" and no other variants are currently classified as "variants of interest." For more information regarding CDC variant classifications, visit

DPH COVID-19 Vaccine Mobile Units:
DPH officials in partnership with medical staff from the Delaware National Guard (DNG) have mobile units that offer COVID-19 vaccines in underserved communities. Starting Friday, Nov. 12, the mobile units will also have pediatric doses of the COVID-19 vaccine as well as the flu vaccine. The flu vaccine may be administered at the same time as the COVID-19 vaccine for ages 5 and older.

The mobile units, which utilize trailers to transport the vaccine and provide vaccinations, are scheduled to visit these communities in New Castle, Kent and Sussex counties next week. COVID-19 testing will be available at each location.

Monday, November 15
Wawa, 1450 Forrest Ave. Dover,10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
General Green Apartments, 320 Billy Mitchell Lane, Dover 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Royal Farms, 500 High St., Seaford, 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Wawa, 18568 Sussex Hwy., Bridgeville, 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Tuesday, November 16
ILC, 1 Moonwalker Road, Frederica, 7:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Lower Oak Street and Maryland Ave., Wilmington, 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Laurel State Service Center, 31039 North Poplar St., Laurel, 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Wednesday, November 17
Del One, 270 Beiser Blvd., Dover, 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Dover Downs, 1131 N. Dupont Hwy., Dover, 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Adams Four Shopping Center, 800 West Third St., Wilmington, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Nylon Capitol Laundromat, 1000 W. Stein Hwy., Seaford, 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Shore Bright Laundry & Car Wash, 700 Norman Eskridge Hwy., Seaford, 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Thursday, November 18
Emerald City Wash World, 730 W. Division St., Dover, 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Simon Circle, 375 Simon Circle, Dover, 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
City of Love Church, 2200 North Market St., Wilmington, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Laurel State Service Center, 31039 North Poplar St., Laurel, 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Friday, November 19,
DOJ Community Pop Up Event, A Street and New Castle Ave., Wilmington, 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Saturday, November 20
UFCW Local 27, 698 S. Old Baltimore Pike, Newark, 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Love In Deed Food Closet, 807 East Newport Pike, Wilmington, 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
*dates may be rescheduled if there is inclement weather For a full list of community-based events statewide including those organized by vaccinating partners and community groups at

Long-term Care Statistics:
As of 6:00 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 11, there have been a total of 2,942 positive COVID-19 cases involving long-term care residents, and 862 residents of Delaware long-term care facilities have died from complications related to COVID-19.

Individuals with general questions about COVID-19 should call Delaware 2-1-1, individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing can text their ZIP code to 898-211, or email Hours of operation are:
Monday - Friday: 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Saturday: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Medically related questions regarding testing, symptoms, and health-related guidance can be submitted by email at

Delawareans 18 or older are encouraged to download COVID Alert DE, Delaware's free exposure notification app to help protect your neighbors while ensuring your privacy. Download on the App Store or Google Play.

DPH will continue to update the public as more information becomes available. For the latest on Delaware's response, go to

Delaware Health and Social Services is committed to improving the quality of the lives of Delaware's citizens by promoting health and well-being, fostering self-sufficiency, and protecting vulnerable populations.