ALBANY, N.Y. (WIVB) — Eight more states have been added to New York’s travel advisory.
California, Georgia, Iowa, Idaho, Louisiana, Mississippi, Nevada and Tennessee now qualify.
Anyone who comes to New York from any of these states must stay in quarantine for 14 days. These states have positive test rates that are higher than 10 per 100,000 residents over a seven-day rolling average, or a positivity rate of at least 10 percent over a 7-day rolling average.
“If you are planning a trip, we are urging you to avoid travel to states or regions where there is
a high prevalence of COVID-19,” said Commissioner of Health Dr. Gale Burstein. “The number
of reported Erie County COVID-19 cases is currently low. We must avoid importing new cases
from outside of NYS which can lead to COVID-19 community transmission and new outbreaks in
Erie County. We have done so much to reduce the number of cases in our community these
past months, and we need to keep at it. Travelers who return from a high-risk state can contact
our COVID-19 Information Line at (716) 858-2929 to report their travel as soon as they return
and to schedule a free COVID-19 diagnostic test, 5-7 days past your last day in one of those
Here is the full updated list:
- North Carolina
- South Carolina
To file a report of an individual failing to adhere to the quarantine pursuant to the travel
advisory, please call 1-833-789-0470 or use the form on the ECDOH web site
Here are the newest coronavirus statistics for Monday in New York:
- Patient Hospitalization – 891 (+38)
- Patients Newly Admitted – 72 (+20)
- Hospital Counties – 27
- Number ICU – 217 (+1)
- Number ICU that are intubated – 137 (+1)
- Total Discharges – 70,487 (+52)
- Deaths – 13
- Total Deaths – 24,855
Just over 52,000 people in the state were tested for COVID-19 on Monday, and only one percent of those people had the virus. Here’s a breakdown by region:
|New York City||1.10%||1.00%||1.00%|
|Central New York||1.20%||0.50%||1.40%|
|Western New York||0.80%||0.80%||1.30%|
After these 524 new cases were discovered, the state’s new total number of cases rose to 393,454. The new cases were found in 31 counties.
|County||Total Positive||New Positive|