The quarantine advisory applies to travelers from 34 states and Puerto Rico, all of which have what New York officials call significant community spread. To be eligible for the list, a state or territory must have a positive test rate of at least 10 per 100,000 population on a one-week moving average, or at least a 10% positivity rate over that period.
“Our progress in New York is even better than we expected, thanks to the hard work of New Yorkers. Our numbers continue to drop steadily, and for the third day in a row, no deaths have been reported in New York. Cuomo said in a press release. “But we need to protect that advancement, which is why we’re adding another state to our travel advisory today. We cannot return to the hell we lived through just a few months ago – and soaring infection rates across the country threaten to bring us back there. – we must therefore all remain vigilant. ”
The news comes as three New Yorkers died of COVID-19 disease on Monday. The state has seen 139 people admitted to intensive care units and 69 people had to be intubated. Of the nearly 71,000 test results reported on Monday, about 1% were positive.
Here is the full and updated list of travel advice:
- North Carolina
- North Dakota
- New Mexico
- Puerto Rico
- Rhode Island
- Caroline from the south