WILMINGTON — Gov. John Carney formally extended the state’s Public Health Emergency by another 30 days on Thursday.
The extension allows the state and its medical providers to continue COVID-19 vaccination and testing programs. Under Delaware law, Public Health Emergency declarations must be renewed every 30 days.
“As we enter the holiday season, it’s important that we keep doing the things we know that work,” Gov. Carney said in a statement. “Stay home if you’re sick. Get vaccinated and boosted when you’re eligible. And get your flu shot if you haven’t yet.”
Delaware’s seven-day rolling average of new COVID-19 cases is at 131.4 cases per day, according to the Delaware Division of Public Health’s latest update on Thursday. That is down from a seven-day rolling average of 161.3 new cases per day one month ago.
The number of individuals hospitalized with the virus is at 86 — the lowest mark in the last 90 days. Of those currently hospitalized, 10 cases are considered critical.
Delaware has recorded 314,684 cases of COVID-19 since March of 2020 and 3,148 COVID-19-related deaths.