NEW YORK CITY – Visitors from five states are no longer required to quarantine when visiting New York, Governor Andrew Cuomo said on Tuesday.
Also on Tuesday, Cuomo announced that Guam had been added to the list of areas subject to quarantine during the Empire State’s visit.
“New Yorkers have made huge sacrifices to keep our numbers as low as they are today, and we don’t want to give up an inch of this hard-earned progress. people traveling to states with high community spread to bring the virus back here, ”Cuomo said in a statement. “While it’s good news that five states have been removed from the travel advisory, the list remains far too long as America continues to fight COVID-19. New Yorkers need to stay vigilant and smart. This pandemic is not over. ”
As of Tuesday, the list included 28 U.S. states, Guam, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands:
- North Carolina
- North Dakota
- Puerto Rico
- Caroline from the south
- Dakota du Sud
- Virgin islands
The governor said Tuesday that an additional 63 people had been admitted to hospitals with COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus. Statewide, two new deaths were reported and a total of 133 people were in an intensive care unit.
State data shows that a total of 74,731 people have left New York City hospitals after having COVID-19.
New York City announced on Tuesday that it had performed 67,255 tests for the coronavirus and only 629 returned positive results. The statewide positivity rate was 0.94 percent.