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COVID-19: Rhode Island meets metrics to qualify for travel advisory; WNY infection rate drops

Tue, Aug 4th 2020 12:05 pm

Delaware and Washington, DC, removed from list

1.05% of yesterday's COVID-19 tests were positive

3 COVID-19 deaths in New York state yesterday; no deaths reported in NYC for 3rd straight day

Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Tuesday announced an additional state meets the metrics to qualify for the travel advisory requiring individuals who have traveled to New York from those states, all of which have significant community spread, to quarantine for 14 days. The newly added state is Rhode Island, bringing the total to 35.

Delaware and Washington, D.C., were removed.

The quarantine applies to any person arriving from an area with a positive test rate higher than 10 per 100,000 residents over a seven-day rolling average, or an area with a 10% or higher positivity rate over a seven-day rolling average.

"Our progress in New York is even better than we expected, thanks to the hard work of New Yorkers. Our numbers continue to decline steadily and, for the third straight day in a row, there were no reported deaths in New York City," Cuomo said. "But we must protect that progress, which is why today we are adding another state to our travel advisory. We cannot go back to the hell we experienced just a few months ago – and surging infection rates across the country threaten to bring us back there – so we must all remain vigilant."

The full, updated travel advisory list includes: Alaska, Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, California, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Minnesota, Missouri, Mississippi, Montana, North Carolina, North Dakota, Nebraska, New Mexico, Nevada, Ohio, Oklahoma, Puerto Rico, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington and Wisconsin.

Today's data is summarized briefly below:

  • Patient hospitalization – 568 (up 32)
  • Patients newly admitted – 85
  • Hospital counties – 30
  • Number ICU – 139 (up 3)
  • Number ICU with intubation – 69 (up 7)
  • Total discharges – 73,326 (up 47)
  • Deaths – 3
  • Total deaths – 25,175

Of the 70,993 test results reported to New York state yesterday, 746, or 1.05%, were positive.

Western New York had been the region with the highest infection rate, at 2.2% Sunday. That number was cut in half on Monday.

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

 

REGION

SATURDAY

SUNDAY

MONDAY

Capital Region

1.0%

0.9%

1.1%

Central New York

0.8%

0.7%

0.7%

Finger Lakes

0.7%

0.8%

1.1%

Long Island

1.0%

1.3%

1.3%

Mid-Hudson

0.8%

0.9%

1.0%

Mohawk Valley

0.7%

1.0%

1.7%

New York City

1.0%

1.0%

1.0%

North Country

0.4%

0.0%

0.6%

Southern Tier

0.5%

0.9%

0.9%

Western New York

0.7%

2.2%

1.1%

 

The governor also confirmed 746 additional cases of novel coronavirus, bringing the statewide total to 417,589.

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