Coronavirus Latest: Ohio, Michigan and Virginia Added To Regional Travel Advisory
Here’s the latest on the coronavirus outbreak in the region:
Ohio, Michigan and Virginia were added to a travel advisory for entering Connecticut, New York and New Jersey. Travellers from those states with high rates of infection have to quarantine for 14 days upon arrival.
Coronavirus hospitalizations in Connecticut are at the highest level in nearly four months; 155 patients are spread out between Hartford, New Haven, New London and Fairfield counties, which has the most.
The state reported a 1.4 percent positive rate Monday.
Long Island and Westchester County have COVID-19 positive rates around 1 percent. COVID-19 hospitalizations are up nearly 97 percent since September 1st.
Most of the increase can be tied to several coronavirus clusters in Brooklyn, Queens and upstate. Governor Andrew Cuomo says the positivity rate in those hotspots are on the decline.
Cuomo said New York is a better position than other states with much higher positivity rates. New York is on par with other Northeastern states, and has fewer cases than Texas with 7% or Florida with 11%.