3 Delta passengers positive for COVID-19 after landing in New York

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Three passengers on the same Delta Airlines flight tested positive for coronavirus after arriving in New York, officials said.The three people started to experience symptoms on July 6, the day after Atlanta to Albany traveled on flight Delta 4815, officials from the Rensselaer County health department said in a statement.

“Three passengers, all from Rensselaer County, became symptomatic on July 7. The cases were confirmed with the county health department today, Friday July 10, after testing, “county officials wrote on Facebook on Friday.

The airline now warns all other passengers on the Georgia flight to “contact the county health department of their home county immediately.”

Delta received $ 5.4 billion in bailouts from the federal government earlier this year, MarketWatch reported. The company’s website says it plans to block the intermediate seats and limit the capacity of its aircraft until September 30.

The airline also requires all passengers to wear masks.

A Delta representative said the agency had provided local health officials with a copy of the flight manifesto for contact tracing.

“We have been informed of three customers who tested positive for Covid-19 and recently traveled on Endeavor from Atlanta to Albany,” spokesman Anthony Black told CNN.

“We follow the advice of local health care officials and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The health and safety of our customers and our crews is our top priority. ”

New York State requires travelers from 19 states with rising coronavirus rates – including Georgia – to self-quarantine for 14 days.

Governor Andrew Cuomo said on Monday that air travelers from these states must fill out identification forms upon arrival in New York – or face a $ 2,000 fine.

“Travelers from quarantined states must provide a location form before leaving the airport,” said the governor.

“We know there have been cases of non-compliance. Non-compliance can lead to epidemics. “

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