Stating that COVID-19 still poses a seious threat to Delawareans, Governor John Carney on Saturday formally extended the State of Emergency declaration in place to limit the spread of the disease.
Under Delaware law, the State of Emergency declarations must be renewed every 30 days, and the most recent executive order would have expired at midnight tonight.
The third extension of the declaration allows the protections, allowances, and guidance in each of the modifications in the State of Emergency to continue to exist.
Click here for Governor Carney’s State of Emergency extension.
“As more people interact with one another in Delaware and across the country, we need to remain vigilant and follow public health guidelines,” said Governor Carney.
DPH announces latest figures surrounding COVID-19 cases in Delaware
Total statewide cases of COVID-19 passed 9,800 in the latest numbers provided by the state, but hospitalizations due to the virus continue to decline.
The Delaware Division of Public Health (DPH) announced 2 additional deaths today related to coronavirus, bringing the tally to 390 Delawareans who have passed away from complications of the disease since health officials began tracking the disease on March 11.
There are 117 people hospitalized due to the virus, down from a high of 337 on April 27.
COVID-19 data by county:
New Castle County:
Confirmed cases: 3,995
0.71% infection rate
Confirmed cases: 1,496
0.82% infection rate
Confirmed cases: 4,342
1.85% infection rate
Delaware’s Coronavirus data dashboard can be found here.
“It’s important to remember that COVID-19 is still active. Following social distancing and face covering guidelines makes it possible to reopen our economy by helping to reduce the spread of COVID-19. We need to think about our neighbors who may be more vulnerable to this virus, and act with a sense of community,” said Carney.
All of the modifications to the Governor’s executive order can be found here.