People traveling to New York from three additional states have been ordered to quarantine for 14 days, as the state that was once the epicenter of the US COVID-19 outbreak aims to control the infection.
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said on Tuesday that Delaware, Kansas, and Oklahoma were added to the list of states to be quarantined for two weeks now.
There are now 19 states on the New York travel advice list.
The other states on the list are: Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, California, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Idaho, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, Nevada, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, and Utah.
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said on Tuesday that Delaware, Kansas and Oklahoma were added to the list of states to be quarantined for two weeks now
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Cuomo said the three latest additions saw a ‘significant’ community spread of COVID-19.
In Delaware, business has grown tremendously since early June. There are currently just over 12,200 cases and 512 deaths from COVID-19.
Kansas currently has 16,900 cases and 280 deaths, while Oklahoma has 16,300 infections and nearly 400 deaths.
Quarantine applies to anyone arriving from a state with a positive test rate greater than 10 per 100,000 residents over a 7-day moving average or a state with a positivity rate of 10 percent or higher over a 7-day moving average.
As states across the country experience increasing community dissemination, New York is taking action to ensure the continued security of our phased reopening. Our entire response to this pandemic was in numbers, and we determined statistics for the dissemination of the community, just as we determined statistics for everything, “Gov Cuomo said in a statement.
Three other states have now reached the spread level necessary to qualify for New York travel advice. We will now require individuals from Delaware, Kansas and Oklahoma to be quarantined for 14 days.
“New Yorkers did the impossible – we went from the worst infection in the United States to one of the best – and the last thing we need is to see another peak of COVID-19.”
It’s because New York has registered 588 new COVID-19 cases, bringing the state’s total to just over 398,200. Ten new deaths were also recorded, bringing the death toll to 24,924.
Nail salons and dog running were back in New York City on Monday as it entered a new phase in easing the limitations of the corona virus, but dining in restaurants indoors will be delayed indefinitely to avoid a spike in new infections.
The number of cases in the United States now exceeds 2.9 million, and more than 130,000 Americans have died from COVID-19.
Sixteen states have recorded a record number of daily cases this month alone, and new COVID-19 cases have risen nationally every week for five weeks, according to a Reuters analysis of data from The COVID Tracking Project.
The U.S. has seen a 27 percent increase in new COVID-19 cases in the past week compared to the previous seven days. New cases per day across the country have reached record levels of over 50,000.
Deaths continued to decline nationally in the week ending July 5, according to the analysis.
However, a handful of states report a weekly increase in deaths for at least two consecutive weeks compared to the previous seven days, including Alabama, Florida, South Carolina, Texas, and Tennessee.
Health experts say that deaths are a lagging indicator because it takes time for people to get sick and die. They say that the current downward trend reflects advances in treatment and prevention, as well as the high rate of young adults, who survive COVID-19 more often than older patients.
Officials have warned that the current trend that younger adults who make up the majority of the new cases could increase mortality in the coming weeks as they could spread the virus to older, more vulnerable people.
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have predicted that the death toll could reach 160,000 later this month.
KANSAS: Kansas currently has 16,900 cases and 280 deaths
DELAWARE: In Delaware, business has grown tremendously since early June. There are currently just over 12,200 cases and 512 deaths from COVID-19
OKLAHOMA: Oklahoma has 16,300 infections and nearly 400 deaths