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As of Monday afternoon, Delaware officials reported 9,972 cases of the coronavirus, an increase of 30 over yesterday. As of Monday afternoon, no new deaths have been reported. There have been a total of 398 fatalities. There are 113 hospitalizations.
New Castle County announces new free testing sites
New Castle County on Monday announced free COVID-19 testing sites in Wilmington, Newark, New Castle and Middletown.
The testing initiative, which is a partnership between the county and the state, is part of Gov. John Carney’s effort to test 80,000 Delawareans each month.
Doctors, epidemiologists, nonprofit and faith-based organizations and community leaders have been providing input on communities most in need for testing.
County Executive Matt Meyer said last time, the county collected more than 2,000 samples in just one week of testing.
According to the county, the testing is easier to use and less invasive than the nasal tests used during the beginning of the pandemic. Participants swab the inside of their mouth, place the swab into the tube, and drop off the package on their way out of the parking lot — a process lasting fewer than 10 minutes, the county said. They will receive their results by email 24 to 48 hours later.
Participants do not need to have symptoms to receive the test.
To pre-register for any of the testing sites in Delaware, visit https://delaware.curativeinc.com/welcome.
Testing sites are at the following locations and dates in Delaware:
- Baltz Elementary School, 1500 Spruce St., Wilmington
- New Castle B&G Clubs,19 Lambsom Lane, New Castle
- Stanton Middle School, 1800 Limestone Road, Wilmington
- Leasure Elementary School, 1015 Church Road, Newark
- Conrad School of Sciences, 201 Jackson Ave., Wilmington
- Wilmington University, 320 North DuPont Highway, New Castle
- Redding Middle School, 201 New St,, Middletown
- Frawley Stadium, 801 Shipyard Drive, Wilmington
- Shue Medill School, 1500 Capitol Trail, Newark
- Wilmington University Brandywine, 10 Beaver Valley Road, Wilmington
All testing sites will be open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Frawley Stadium testing takes place from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.