Governor John Carney provides COVID-19 update in Delaware

DOVER, Del. – Governor John Carney says the worst is yet to come in Delaware. Delaware has already seen more than 1,100  positive cases with most of them coming from people between the ages of 18 and 49. On Thursday, during a press conference, Carney said those numbers are expected to rise and that the state has yet to hit their peak. Carney adds that right now they’re doing everything they can to continue to monitor the virus and find the best ways to keep Delawareans safe.

“I would’ve been delighted to be able to come in here today and say that our peak was yesterday, or that I think that our peak is going to be tomorrow. We’re going to try to make the best decisions that we can based on the science and the data that we have,” said Carney.

Health officials at the press conference say they will now be requiring Doctors who submit the COVID-19 tests to include the race or ethnicity of the patient to determine if there are any racial disparities with the virus.

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