Around 100 People Test Positive After COVID-19 Testing in Coastal Delaware

The Delaware Division of Public Health says nearly 100 people have tested positive for COVID-19 after a testing event in Rehoboth Beach was held to determine infection rates in Delaware’s Cape Region.

Officials say those who have visited Delaware beaches, specifically Rehoboth and Dewey Beach should get tested for coronavirus.

Following the increase, Governor John Carney has announced increased testing including at Starboard Restaurant in Dewey Beach from 1 to 6 p.m. on Monday. A second community testing event will take place Thursday, July 2 at Epworth United Methodist Church in Rehoboth Beach for 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Beebe Healthcare will also hold COVID-19 testing for food service employees at Big Fish Grill and Touch of Italy.

DPH officials stress testing is encouraged for those living in the beach area with people who are not part of their family, those who have attended parties, restaurants or bars without a face covering or social distancing or people working in the restaurant, hotel or retail industry who have frequent contact with other people.