Gov. Andrew Cuomo added California to New York’s COVID-19 travel advisory, requiring travelers from the Golden State to quarantine for 14 days.
The average number of daily new cases in California is rising, the state’s data shows.
Over the past two weeks, California has reported an average of about 3,699 new cases per day as of Monday.
New York’s travel advisory applies to any state where the rate of positive tests is higher than 10 per 100,000 residents, based on a seven-day average.
New York’s quarantine rules now apply to 39 states, Guam and Puerto Rico remain on the list.
Connecticut, New Jersey, Massachusetts and Pennsylvania also qualify for the advisory, Cuomo said, but a “quarantine on these states is not practically viable.”
“We know COVID is spreading at increased rates in other states and New York State is not in a hermetically sealed bubble,” Cuomo said in a statement. “We cannot let our guard down and risk going backwards in New York. It’s going to take the work of all of us to remain vigilant.”
COVID-19 cases are rising in New York state. Cuomo’s office noted that the number of people currently hospitalized in New York with Covid-19 rose to 1,083, up 24 in a day.
The percent of positive tests in New York City alone rose to 1.7% on Monday, up from 1.4% on Sunday.
“The numbers are a reminder that COVID is still here and continues to spread in communities across the state, particularly when people choose not to follow the safety protocols in place to control the virus,” Cuomo said in a statement. “We continue to see outbreaks linked to mass gatherings at houses of worship, at weddings and funerals, and other events where the virus can quickly spread.”
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