September 8, 2020
Albany, NY

Governor Cuomo Announces Four States Added to Travel Advisory Requiring 14-Day Quarantines

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Delaware, Maryland, Ohio and West Virginia Meet Metrics to Qualify for Travel Advisory; Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands Are Removed

 

0.96 Percent of Yesterday's COVID-19 Tests were Positive; 32 Straight Days with Infection Rate Below 1 Percent

 

5 COVID-19 Deaths in New York State Yesterday

 

SLA and State Police Task Force Visits 929 Establishments; Observes 8 Establishments Not in Compliance

 

Confirms 557 Additional Coronavirus Cases in New York State - Bringing Statewide Total to 440,578; New Cases in 40 Counties

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Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced four additional states—Delaware, Maryland, Ohio and West Virginia—meet the metrics to qualify for New York State's COVID-19 travel advisory. Puerto Rico and the United States Virgin Islands have been removed. The advisory requires individuals who have traveled to New York from areas with significant community spread to quarantine for 14 days. The quarantine applies to any person arriving from an area with a positive test rate higher than 10 per 100,000 residents over a 7-day rolling average or an area with a 10 percent or higher positivity rate over a 7-day rolling average.

 

New York State's COVID-19 infection rate has been below 1 percent for 32 straight days. The number of new cases, percentage of tests that were positive and many other helpful data points are always available at forward.ny.gov.

 

"Individuals coming from other states continue to be a problem, and today we're adding four more states to New York's travel advisory. We now have 35 high-risk states in this country, which is incredible," Governor Cuomo said. "We're entering a new, different post-Labor Day phase. After Labor Day, people start to get back to work, schools are opening, activity is increasing, colleges are opening, you see traffic starting to increase. So we have to keep that in mind as we move forward and we need to remain vigilant and smart so that we don't backslide."

 

The full, updated travel advisory list is below:

 

  • Alaska
  • Alabama
  • Arkansas
  • California
  • Delaware
  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • Guam
  • Hawaii
  • Iowa
  • Idaho
  • Illinois
  • Indiana
  • Kansas
  • Kentucky
  • Louisiana
  • Maryland
  • Minnesota
  • Missouri
  • Mississippi
  • Montana
  • North Carolina
  • North Dakota
  • Nebraska
  • Nevada
  • Ohio
  • Oklahoma
  • South Carolina
  • South Dakota
  • Tennessee
  • Texas
  • Utah
  • Virginia
  • Wisconsin
  • West Virginia

 

Yesterday, the State Liquor Authority and State Police Task Force visited 929 establishments in New York City and Long Island and observed 8 establishments that were not in compliance with state requirements. A county breakdown of yesterday's observed violations is below:

 

  • Bronx - 1
  • Manhattan - 1
  • Queens - 2
  • Nassau - 4

 

Today's data is summarized briefly below:

 

  • Patient Hospitalization - 445 (+32)
  • Patients Newly Admitted - 70
  • Hospital Counties - 33
  • Number ICU - 114 (-1)
  • Number ICU with Intubation - 52 (-5)
  • Total Discharges - 75,503 (+32)
  • Deaths - 5
  • Total Deaths - 25,367

 

Of the 57,826 test results reported to New York State yesterday, 557, or 0.96 percent, were positive. Each region's percentage of positive test results reported over the last three days is as follows:

 

REGION

SATURDAY

SUNDAY

MONDAY

Capital Region

0.9%

0.5%

1.3%

Central New York

0.8%

1.1%

0.6%

Finger Lakes

0.7%

0.7%

0.9%

Long Island

1.1%

1.0%

1.5%

Mid-Hudson

0.9%

1.2%

1.5%

Mohawk Valley

0.9%

1.1%

0.5%

New York City

0.7%

0.8%

0.9%

North Country

0.2%

0.3%

0.0%

Southern Tier

0.5%

0.4%

0.5%

Western New York

2.0%

1.9%

1.0%

 

The Governor also confirmed 557 additional cases of novel coronavirus, bringing the statewide total to 440,578 confirmed cases in New York State. Of the 440,578 total individuals who tested positive for the virus, the geographic breakdown is as follows:

 

County

Total Positive

New Positive

Albany

2,840

7

Allegany

92

0

Broome

1,374

9

Cattaraugus

233

3

Cayuga

184

1

Chautauqua

477

1

Chemung

211

1

Chenango

239

4

Clinton

152

0

Columbia

576

0

Cortland

103

0

Delaware

125

1

Dutchess

4,944

5

Erie

10,346

26

Essex

149

0

Franklin

59

0

Fulton

312

0

Genesee

303

1

Greene

316

2

Hamilton

14

0

Herkimer

308

0

Jefferson

156

0

Lewis

49

0

Livingston

189

0

Madison

475

0

Monroe

5,602

17

Montgomery

215

0

Nassau

45,294

65

Niagara

1,659

5

NYC

236,434

222

Oneida

2,309

4

Onondaga

4,002

9

Ontario

413

5

Orange

11,535

10

Orleans

317

2

Oswego

331

2

Otsego

288

3

Putnam

1,539

5

Rensselaer

865

5

Rockland

14,439

21

Saratoga

900

7

Schenectady

1,322

8

Schoharie

73

0

Schuyler

29

1

Seneca

102

0

St. Lawrence

297

0

Steuben

323

3

Suffolk

45,356

52

Sullivan

1,544

0

Tioga

216

2

Tompkins

344

5

Ulster

2,203

0

Warren

331

5

Washington

271

1

Wayne

296

0

Westchester

37,314

37

Wyoming

127

0

Yates

62

0

 

Yesterday, there were 5 deaths due to COVID-19 in New York State, bringing the total to 25,367. A geographic breakdown is as follows, by county of residence:

 

Deaths by County of Residence

County

New Deaths

Bronx

1

Manhattan

1

Nassau

1

Schenectady

1

Ulster

1

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