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Carney extends state of emergency for another 30 days but says “The precautions you’re taking are working”.

Although the state of emergency was extended for another thirty days by Governor Carney, the good news is that Delaware’s daily positive case count and hospitalizations have been going down each day.

WILMINGTON (DE): On Monday, there were 73 new positive cases and Tuesday there were 59. Today’s numbers have not been released. Hospitalizations have also been at down and is at it’s lowest since March, staying steady at 26 for the past couple of days.

“The precautions you’re taking are working. We are beating COVID-19, but we can’t let up. This virus is still out there, and it can cause serious illness. We know from public health experts that following basic health precautions is the best way to prevent community spread. Wearing a face mask in public settings is still required by this State of Emergency declaration. Wash or sanitize your hands frequently. Keep your distance from others outside your household. Know your COVID-19 status by getting a test. Visit de.gov/gettested to find a testing site near you. Thank you to all Delawareans and visitors who are following these precautions.”

Governor Carney’s State of Emergency declaration – including each of its modifications – carries the full force and effect of law. Delawareans and visitors also must follow local restrictions in place to limit community spread of COVID-19.

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