New York state has been playing a new game on stabilizing the positivity rates.
From a COVID-19 epicenter in March to infection rates lower than 1% for 25 days in a row, New York state is adding two more states on its travel ban list.
The state has a travel advisory, shared with the neighboring New Jersey and Connecticut, and after adding Alaska and Montana to the list, they are banning a total number of 33 states.
The number of infections is dropping since Gov. Andrew Cuomo made this drastic decision, which is uplifting for the local population’s health, economy, and overall wellbeing.
The number of ICU patients is also low, but the battle with coronavirus is still not over.
Cuomo said this morning, “As we continue to pursue a phased, data-driven reopening, the number of areas that remain on New York’s travel advisory is a stark reminder of the continued extent of the COVID-19 crisis throughout the nation.”
While the travel restrictions will surely affect home tourism and thousands of jobs, they will save many lives and protect the local population from new breakouts.