October 27, 2020
Albany, NY

Governor Cuomo Announces Travel Advisory Requiring 14-Day Quarantine

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Governor Cuomo Announces Travel Advisory Requiring 14-Day Quarantine
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California Added to NY's COVID-19 Travel Advisory; No Areas Are Removed

Non-Essential Interstate Travel To And From Massachusetts Discouraged

Positive Testing Rate in All Focus Zone Areas is 3.65 Percent; New York State Positivity Outside All Focus Zone Areas is 1.53 Percent

Statewide Positivity Rate is 1.78 Percent

15 COVID-19 Deaths in New York State Yesterday

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that California has been added to New York State's COVID-19 travel advisory. No areas 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.

Neighboring state Massachusetts now meets the criteria for the travel advisory, in addition to Connecticut, New Jersey and Pennsylvania - however, given the interconnected nature of the region and mode of transport between the states, a quarantine on these states is not practically viable. That said, New York State highly discourages, to the extent practical, non-essential travel between Connecticut, New Jersey, Massachusetts and Pennsylvania while they meet the travel advisory criteria.

"We know COVID is spreading at increased rates in other states and New York State is not in a hermetically sealed bubble. 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. 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," Governor Cuomo said. "Now, 45 states and territories meet the requirements for our travel advisory. 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. Stay NY Smart - wear a mask, socially distance and follow the public health guidance. It's there to save lives."

The full, updated travel advisory list is available below:

  • Alaska
  • Alabama
  • Arkansas
  • Arizona
  • California
  • Colorado
  • Delaware
  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • Guam
  • Iowa
  • Idaho
  • Illinois
  • Indiana
  • Kansas
  • Kentucky
  • Louisiana
  • Maryland
  • Michigan
  • Minnesota
  • Missouri
  • Mississippi
  • Montana
  • North Carolina
  • North Dakota
  • Nebraska
  • New Mexico
  • Nevada
  • Ohio
  • Oklahoma
  • Puerto Rico
  • Rhode Island
  • South Carolina
  • South Dakota
  • Tennessee
  • Texas
  • Utah
  • Virginia
  • Wisconsin
  • West Virginia
  • Wyoming

The Governor noted that the positive testing rate in all focus areas under the state's Micro-Cluster strategy is 3.65 percent, and outside the focus zone areas is 1.53 percent. Within the focus areas, 13,205 test results were reported yesterday, yielding 482 positives. In the remainder of the state, not counting these focus areas, 98,413 test results were reported, yielding 1,509 positives. Full results for tests reported yesterday, the day prior, the current 7-day rolling average, and last two weeks is below:

FOCUS ZONE

10/4- 10/10 % Positive

10/11- 10/17 % Positive

10/18- 10/24 % Positive

Current 7-day rolling average

Day Prior

(10/25)%

Positive

Yesterday

(10/26)%

Positive

Brooklyn red-zone focus area % positive

5.86%

5.29%

4.44%

4.23%

2.88%

3.59%

Brooklyn yellow-zone focus area % positive

1.36%

1.93%

2.38%

2.45%

3.10%

2.76%

Queens Kew Garden Hills/Forest Hills yellow-zone focus area % positive

2.27%

2.03%

2.40%

2.48%

2.21%

3.06%

Queens Far Rockaway yellow-zone focus area % positive

2.71%

2.70%

2.00%

1.80%

2.02%

0.34%

Rockland red-zone focus area % positive

9.77%

4.54%

3.65%

4.21%

8.53%

2.36%

Orange red-zone focus area % positive

12.41%

4.62%

2.64%

2.30%

1.54%

1.88%

Broome yellow-zone focus area % positive

3.63%

4.05%

6.39%

8.04%

7.77%

15.12%

Steuben yellow-zone focus area % positive

7.82%

7.52%

4.42%

4.44%

2.94%

5.11%

Chemung orange-zone focus area % positive

6.49%

7.12%

8.36%

7.80%

9.85%

8.98%

All focus area statewide % positive

3.18%

3.00%

3.27%

3.32%

3.25%

3.65%

Statewide % positive with all focus areas included

1.18%

1.16%

1.31%

1.39%

1.45%

1.78%

Statewide % positive without all focus areas included

1.01%

1.06%

1.06%

1.15%

1.18%

1.53%


Today's data is summarized briefly below:

  • Patient Hospitalization - 1,083 (+24)
  • Patients Newly Admitted - 110
  • Hospital Counties - 47
  • Number ICU - 233 (-4)
  • Number ICU with Intubation - 120 (+2)
  • Total Discharges - 79,230 (+68)
  • Deaths - 15
  • Total Deaths - 25,758

Each region's percentage of positive test results reported over the last three days is as follows:

REGION

SATURDAY

SUNDAY

MONDAY

Capital Region

0.8%

1.5%

1.3%

Central New York

1.2%

1.4%

2.2%

Finger Lakes

1.7%

2.3%

1.7%

Long Island

1.3%

1.2%

1.6%

Mid-Hudson

1.9%

2.4%

2.2%

Mohawk Valley

0.6%

0.7%

1.1%

New York City

1.4%

1.4%

1.7%

North Country

1.5%

1.4%

0.9%

Southern Tier

1.3%

1.0%

2.0%

Western New York

1.3%

1.3%

2.6%

Each New York City borough's percentage of positive test results reported over the last three days is as follows:

BOROUGH

SATURDAY

SUNDAY

MONDAY

Bronx

1.8%

1.6%

1.7%

Brooklyn

1.5%

1.6%

1.7%

Manhattan

0.9%

0.9%

1.1%

Queens

1.4%

1.2%

2.1%

Staten Island

1.5%

2.0%

2.1%

Of the 498,646 total individuals who tested positive for the virus, the geographic breakdown is as follows:

County

Total Positive

New Positive

Albany

3,613

23

Allegany

289

2

Broome

3,516

101

Cattaraugus

470

8

Cayuga

389

16

Chautauqua

905

18

Chemung

1,710

48

Chenango

388

2

Clinton

244

2

Columbia

699

7

Cortland

542

18

Delaware

173

4

Dutchess

5,465

15

Erie

12,971

116

Essex

197

0

Franklin

80

0

Fulton

362

1

Genesee

384

3

Greene

501

6

Hamilton

16

0

Herkimer

390

1

Jefferson

206

3

Lewis

120

5

Livingston

303

5

Madison

563

4

Monroe

7,256

82

Montgomery

266

4

Nassau

49,496

119

Niagara

2,065

15

NYC

259,710

731

Oneida

2,709

23

Onondaga

5,399

62

Ontario

663

13

Orange

13,548

73

Orleans

401

2

Oswego

623

3

Otsego

398

5

Putnam

1,805

5

Rensselaer

1,094

6

Rockland

17,832

72

Saratoga

1,334

15

Schenectady

1,564

15

Schoharie

110

1

Schuyler

124

5

Seneca

142

2

St. Lawrence

396

6

Steuben

984

14

Suffolk

48,829

112

Sullivan

1,765

15

Tioga

610

21

Tompkins

609

3

Ulster

2,515

15

Warren

457

5

Washington

335

1

Wayne

482

11

Westchester

40,322

120

Wyoming

186

1

Yates

121

6

Yesterday, 15 New Yorkers died due to COVID-19 in New York State, bringing the total to 25,758. A geographic breakdown is as follows, by county of residence:

Deaths by County of Residence

County

New Deaths

Bronx

1

Delaware

1

Kings

2

Manhattan

2

Nassau

4

Oneida

1

Steuben

1

Tioga

1

Ulster

1

Westchester

1

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