Governor Cuomo Announces Individuals Traveling to New York from Four Additional States Will Be Required to Quarantine for 14 Days – ny.gov

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that four additional states meet the metrics to qualify for the travel advisory requiring individuals who have traveled to New York from those states, all of which have significant community spread, to quarantine for 14 days. The newly-added states are Minnesota, New Mexico, Ohio and Wisconsin. Delaware has been removed. The quarantine applies to any person arriving from a state with a positive test rate higher than 10 per 100,000 residents over a 7-day rolling average or a state with a 10% or higher positivity rate over a 7-day rolling average. Yesterday, Governor Cuomo announced a travel enforcement operation will commence today at airports across the state to help ensure travelers are following the state’s quarantine restrictions and to help contain the rates of COVID-19 transmission in New York State.

 

The number of new cases, percentage of tests that were positive and many other helpful data points are always available at forward.ny.gov.

 

“New Yorkers showed incredible courage and resiliency throughout this pandemic, and nowhere is their work more evident than in the numbers we release every day, including in New York City, once a global hotspot,” Governor Cuomo said. “However, the success of our efforts depends on citizens’ willingness to comply with state guidance, socially distance, wear masks and wash their hands, and rising cases around the country continue to threaten our progress, which is why four new states have been added to New York’s travel advisory.

 

“It’s also clear based on contact tracing that many of the new cases in New York are a result of a lack of compliance during the July 4 weekend and illustrate how quickly the virus spreads, with one party, for example, infecting more than a third of attendees,” Governor Cuomo continued. “I cannot be more clear: Look at what’s happening in the rest of the country — if we are not smart, if we don’t wear masks and socially distance, cases will spike. No one wants to go back to the hell we experienced three months ago, so please stay vigilant.”

 

State and local contact tracing efforts found that 35 percent of people who attended a Fourth of July weekend party in Suffolk County – or more than 1/3 of the entire party – became infected with COVID-19, demonstrating how quickly the virus can spread.

 

The full, updated list of states on the travel advisory is below:

 

  • Alabama
  • Arkansas
  • Arizona
  • California
  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • Iowa
  • Idaho
  • Kansas
  • Louisiana
  • Minnesota
  • Mississippi
  • North Carolina
  • New Mexico
  • Nevada
  • Ohio
  • Oklahoma
  • South Carolina
  • Tennessee
  • Texas
  • Utah
  • Wisconsin

 

Today’s data is summarized briefly below:

 

  • Patient Hospitalization – 820 (+28)
  • Patients Newly Admitted – 71 (+11)
  • Hospital Counties – 31
  • Number ICU – 167 (-8)
  • Number ICU with Intubation – 101 (-2)
  • Total Discharges – 71,692 (+49)
  • Deaths – 5
  • Total Deaths – 24,994

 

Of the 60,045 tests conducted in New York State yesterday, 912, or 1.5 percent, were positive. Each region’s percentage of positive tests over the last three days is as follows:

 

REGION

SATURDAY

SUNDAY

MONDAY

Capital Region

2.0%

0.9%

1.7%

Central New York

1.1%

1.0%

1.3%

Finger Lakes

0.8%

1.0%

1.4%

Long Island

0.9%

1.5%

2.0%

Mid-Hudson

0.9%

0.8%

1.6%

Mohawk Valley

0.8%

0.8%

1.6%

New York City

1.3%

1.1%

1.4%

North Country

0.4%

0.2%

0.5%

Southern Tier

0.6%

0.9%

0.8%

Western New York

1.0%

1.1%

2.0%

 

The Governor also confirmed 912 additional cases of novel coronavirus, bringing the statewide total to 403,175 confirmed cases in New York State. Of the 403,175 total individuals who tested positive for the virus, the geographic breakdown is as follows:

 

County

Total Positive

New Positive

Albany

2,247

22

Allegany

68

2

Broome

841

14

Cattaraugus

139

1

Cayuga

127

1

Chautauqua

180

9

Chemung

149

1

Chenango

171

2

Clinton

110

1

Columbia

489

2

Cortland

59

0

Delaware

92

0

Dutchess

4,318

38

Erie

7,833

67

Essex

51

0

Franklin

36

0

Fulton

266

1

Genesee

252

2

Greene

267

1

Hamilton

6

0

Herkimer

195

2

Jefferson

100

1

Lewis

32

1

Livingston

151

4

Madison

376

1

Monroe

4,247

47

Montgomery

141

8

Nassau

42,423

69

Niagara

1,351

9

NYC

219,616

315

Oneida

1,847

17

Onondaga

3,179

37

Ontario

307

5

Orange

10,850

9

Orleans

288

1

Oswego

225

3

Otsego

90

1

Putnam

1,376

11

Rensselaer

625

8

Rockland

13,733

14

Saratoga

616

6

Schenectady

883

15

Schoharie

62

0

Schuyler

15

0

Seneca

74

0

St. Lawrence

233

2

Steuben

278

2

Suffolk

42,214

102

Sullivan

1,466

1

Tioga

161

0

Tompkins

186

0

Ulster

1,872

10

Warren

280

0

Washington

250

1

Wayne

214

5

Westchester

35,366

39

Wyoming

103

1

Yates

49

1

 

Yesterday, there were 5 deaths due to COVID-19 in New York State, bringing the total to 24,994. A geographic breakdown is as follows, by county of residence:

 

 

Deaths by County of Residence

County

New Deaths

Broome

2

Erie

1

Queens

1

St. Lawrence

1