DOVER, Del. (AP) — Delaware Gov. John Carney plans to get the COVID-19 vaccine this weekend.
The 64-year-old Democrat plans to receive his first dose of the Moderna vaccine at a state vaccination event Sunday at Dover International Speedway.
Delaware officials said last week that pharmacies could begin vaccinating Delawareans 50 and older, and that hospitals and other health care providers could vaccinate patients 16 and older who have high- and moderate-risk medical conditions.
On Tuesday, the state opened its vaccination waiting list to anyone 50 or older.
As of early Friday afternoon, state officials reported 88,000 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and another 5,300 probable cases.
The number of reported COVID-related deaths stood at 1,536, with more than 720 deaths involving residents of long-term care facilities.
More than 414,000 doses of the vaccine had been administered as of early Friday afternoon.
Carney last week extended the state of emergency he first declared more than a year ago for another 30 days.