Yesterday (April 5th 2020) the Delaware Division of Public Health put the first of 5,000 rapid coronavirus test kits to work for first responders and health care providers. The kits were delivered on Saturday. After the kits were validated by the state, DPH ran a trial drive-through testing site for 10 first responders and health care providers with medium to high risk exposures. These individuals, who are under quarantine but do not have symptoms, came in contact with confirmed cases in the course of their duties. The test results for all 10 of the first responders were negative, allowing them to return to work. Results are available in five minutes for positive test results and fifteen minutes for negative test results. Delaware is one of the first states to perform this type of testing for first responders and health care providers.
As of Sunday, there are 673 positive coronavirus cases. 101 people are currently hospitalized at 25 are critically ill. 14 people have died.