Delaware experiences “uptick” in coronavirus hospitalizations, Gov. Carney says

Delaware is seeing an "uptick" in coronavirus hospitalizations and a small rise in cases as the state moves into phase 2 of their reopening plan.

“We’re able to go to work, able to go to the mall, able to go to the beaches ⁠— we must be ok? That’s where the message is getting lost, there’s still a pandemic,” said Wilmington resident Teresa Oliver.

Delaware’s Governor John Carney reported in his Tuesday update that there has been an “uptick” in hospitalizations and a small rise in cases, especially in those 18 to 34 years old. 

“If you’re at a party down at the beach house you’re probably not paying a lot of attention to wearing a mask —  seeing an uptick there,” he said. 

Carney said that the jump in cases “concerns him."

RELATED: Delaware personal care businesses permitted to open with 60% capacity Monday

Hair salons, barber shops, tattoo services, massage therapy services, nail salons, spas, facials, and similar services  were permitted to reopen with 60% capacity Monday.

These businesses will operate on a staggered basis with every other work station opened and serving customers.

Services will also be by appointment only and customers and staff are all required to wear masks.

Phase 2 of Delaware's reopening also allowed youth and adult recreational sports to start back up on Saturday. Teams are required to submit a safety plan to the public health department first.


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