Delaware News

Tuesday, October 20, 2020

Pursuit in Frederica results in crash into home, fire

A fiery crash, which sent a car into a residence during a high-speed pursuit late Sunday sent three people to the hospital and brought an arrest, Harrington police spokesman Capt. Earl K. Brode said. A fleeing vehicle driven by Michael A. Robinson, 19, of Millsboro, left Front Street near a curve and struck a home, which quickly became engulfed in flames, police said. An adult living at the home was on the porch and suffered non-life-threatening injuries, along with two adult females in the vehicle. Police said the pursuit began at approximately 10:28 after a vehicle was seen speeding on U.S. 13 near Corn Crib Road. A patrol officer attempted to make a stop, and Capt. Brode said that a chase lasting approximately 10 to 15 minutes ensued. According to Capt. Brode, the vehicle reached a speed in excess of 100 mph as a fully marked Dodge Charger police vehicle with its emergency equipment activated attempted to make a stop.
Delaware State News

Monday, October 19, 2020

State Division of Public Health announces 147 new COVID-19 cases and 1 new death

The Division of Public Health announced 147 new cases of COVID-19 on Sunday. Younger adults continue to make up the lion’s share of Delaware’s cases. Thirty-two percent of the cases statewide can be attributed to people between the ages of 18 and 34, while 23% can be attributed to those aged 35 to 46 and 20% can be attributed to those aged 50 to 64. Those aged 17 and younger make up less than 10 percent of the state’s total case load while those 65 or older make up 16% of Delaware’s cases. Still, senior citizens make up 85% of all those who have died in Delaware. Those aged 50-64 constitute another 11% of the deaths. Residents of long-term care facilities constitute about 59% of the COVID-19 deaths statewide. The state announced one new death on Sunday, an 80-year-old living in a long-term care facility in Sussex County who had an underlying health condition. In Delaware, women are more likely to contract and die from COVID-19 than men.
Delaware State News

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