ALBANY, N.Y. — Residents from 31 states -- including Virginia -- must now quarantine for 14 days when arriving in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut as dozens of states face rising positive COVID-19 rates.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo acknowledged Tuesday that the quarantine is “imperfect” but said the quarantine could help protect the states against the risk of increased spread.
The governor’s office said 724 COVID-19 patients were hospitalized Monday, a figure that has plunged since the virus peaked in mid-April but has declined at a much slower rate since late June.
The percentage of positive results has plateaued around one percent since mid-June, with 1.2% of 66,000 tests conducted Monday coming up positive.