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Coronavirus Latest: New Mexico Added To Travel Advisory, Cuomo Restricts Hotspots

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Here’s the latest on the coronavirus outbreak in the region:

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has started to roll back reopening measures in COVID-19 hotspots in Brooklyn, Queens and upstate for at least two weeks.

Schools are closed in some districts, houses of worship are limited, and only essential businesses are allowed to stay open. Fines for mass gathering are increased to $15,000 per violation.

COVID-19 positive rates in New York and Connecticut are well above 1 percent — the highest it’s been in months. Long Island and Westchester County also have positive rates around 1 percent.

New Mexico has been added to a travel advisory for entering Connecticut, New York and New Jersey. Visitors for states with high infection rates will have to quarantine for 14 days.

A staff member and two students at Fairfield schools in Connecticut have tested positive for the virus. And a Riverhead High School Student has tested positive, too. The schools will remain open.

SUNY Cortland will shift to remote learning for at least two weeks after recording nearly 90 cases in one week.