Governor John Carney holds press conference about COVID-19 updates

DELAWARE–At a press conference held Friday, Governor John Carney announced the latest updates regarding COVID-19 and what needs to happen before the economy can reopen.

As of Friday, there have been 61 deaths and 423 recoveries in the state.

The governor said the majority of cases involve people between the ages of 18 and 49.

When it comes to restarting the economy, the Governor John Carney said a few things need to happen first.

For instance, there needs to be 2 weeks of declining hospitalizations, an increased ability to treat covid-19 patients in hospitals without crisis care, and more extensive testing programs for health care workers in the state.

“Probably the most important thing that needs to be in place before we can talk about re-entry is to have a testing program for healthcare workers and more generally for the public so that we can manage the economy,” Governor Carney said.

In Friday’s press conference, Governor Carney also reminded Delawareans that schools will remain closed until May 18.

He also encouraged Delawareans to keep social distancing and to keep wearing masks in public.

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