What to know
- New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy is expected to officially announce the new COVID restrictions on Monday following the proliferation of the virus that has seen daily cases rise to numbers early May; Hospital admissions tripled in 7 weeks
- New York and Connecticut saw their major indexes rise dramatically; has then re-proposed some capacity limits since Friday and its governor said Thanksgiving celebrations should be 10 or below
- Governor Andrew Cuomo said Friday he would increase the National Guard̵7;s presence at NY airports ahead of the holiday season to enforce a new entry test as cases in the US continue. increase unabated
New Jersey will announce new COVID restrictions on Monday, while New York is expected to establish a new micro-cluster as governors of both states seek to beat the biggest viral surge they ever have. seen for months.
Governor Phil Murphy confirmed to CNBC earlier on Monday that “we’ll take some steps by the end of today, but they won’t get close to what we did in the spring. This is not going to be the case.” another key, which is to adjust our parameters at the edges. “
“Basically, we have six months to get this under control,” he said, before the vaccine started to be widely available.
Murphy hasn’t made it clear what any of the potential new rules might look like or how long they could be applied, though he hinted in an interview with Fox that the state is considering eating. Late evening indoors, bar seats and interstate indoor sports leagues as potential places to pull back. The governor said the new rules, which he is expected to formally announce during his 1pm briefing, are likely to go into effect in a few days. Outside, he said, eating and drinking will not be affected.
These moves come as New Jersey has seen its COVID hospital admissions triple in seven weeks and daily cases rise to their highest levels in early May. Murphy said last week his team is looking at options up to limitations – a position needed by the soaring statewide rate of positivity that he calls “unacceptable.”
New Jersey reported five consecutive days of more than 2,000 positive cases for the first time since April, including a day where new diagnoses topped 3,200. New Jersey has seen more than a quarter of a million confirmed cases since March.
New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy reported another day the number of new cases to 2,000; The state has reported nearly 6,500 new cases since his last COVID briefing on Monday when its positive rate skyrocketed. Checkey Beckford of NBC New York reported.
The New Jersey Medical Commissioner said most of the new cases did not easily stem from a single exposure and were likely associated with frequent gatherings in private homes. Last week, she urged New Jerseyans to wear masks even while staying with their families – a plea to avoid further spread in the community.
It may not significantly improve soon without positive action. In New York, Governor Andrew Cuomo warned Sunday the next two months could be one of the worst the country has ever seen, with numbers rising worldwide as colder weather hits.
The local indexes also continued to increase on a large scale. More than 3,400 new COVID cases were announced Sunday in New York, a tally that illustrates the state’s continued hold on progress it has made this summer. Total hospital admissions are at their highest level in mid-June and are growing even higher. Daily death tolls have moved from low one to low double to above 20 in recent days. While the figure is below 800 pitifully died a day in April, it’s a worrying trend for those who closely follow the numbers.
New York Area Positive Daily Test Percent
Governor Andrew Cuomo divides the canton into 10 zones for the purpose of active check and rate monitoring to identify potential hotspots. This is the most recent tracking data by region and for five counties. For the most current countywide results, click here
Cuomo says weddings, birthdays and other private gatherings have fueled spread, even as universities and schools open. Against this backdrop, the governor said Friday that all SUNY schools will stop learning live after Thanksgiving, in an effort to try to stop the spread and “check out” will be made for students before they take a break. He could adopt a similar policy for the private schools in the state but is not prepared to do so on Friday.
The Governor also said he would increase the National Guard’s presence at New York airports ahead of the holiday season to ensure compliance with his new COVID entry check policy (more details here ). Expected on Monday, he will outline a micro-cluster approach for some suburban districts, which have seen their numbers tended to be worse and faster than residential districts. New York City, the epicenter of the American crisis. Last week, Cuomo established a yellow zone, which required weekly random checks of students and staff but was not seriously closed, in Port Chester.
Adam Harding reported that the quarantine list became unmanageable as most states in the US were on this list and what Governor Cuomo did to change the travel rules, Adam Harding reported.
Although New York City’s population was much better than the rest of the state, as Cuomo noted, its population was both larger and denser than other regions, meaning the spread. The broader community can lead to a much faster downward spiral. For about a week now, Mayor Bill de Blasio has expressed growing concern about the city’s average daily number of cases, peaking at 600 three-day cases last week for the first time in many. month and ended last week with a report on more than 700 new cases. All are higher than the threshold of 550 cases of the mayor.
The seven-day positive rotation rate, which de Blasio has described as the “most objective measure” of the city’s standing, has also risen – and is leaning towards the 2% threshold he set for his consideration in-house eating and drinking.
By comparison, the rotating average in western New York rose to 3.6%; Finger Lakes are also having a rolling rate of over 3 percent. According to the last Cuomo report, the statewide average, which had been below 1% for nearly 40 consecutive days in the summer, has risen to 2% – a recent high by New York standards but still significantly low compared to the country.
The rise of the United States, with no more states affected, has also caused the Connecticut governor to reinstate some capacity and business limitations in recent days. Calling other three-state governors to avoid traveling on vacation if possible and limit the size of gatherings regardless, Governor Ned Lamont asked Connecticut residents to hold Thanksgiving for 10 people or less. He hopes limiting the size of private family gatherings will limit the spread of the community.
The recent three-state struggles reflect an alarming nationwide trend, which broke its own record for the number of cases in a day four times in four days last week. According to NBC News, the US has now topped 10 million cases, by far the highest total of any country in the world, and reported more than 239,000 deaths, according to NBC News. Cuomo said it only took 10 days for the US to increase from 9 million to 10 million cases.
“New Yorkers: Put on a mask, keep your social distance and get tested,” the governor tweeted on Monday. “The numbers don’t lie and we all need to do our part to stop the spread.”
As his transition to president, Joe Biden is shifting from a fierce election war to a more pressing one against the coronavirus pandemic, which has hit the world’s most powerful nation more difficult. any other country. Tracie Strahan of NBC New York reported.
Overall, the three states’ positive rates are still well below the national averages. New York left the gap between the second, third or fourth low across the country; According to the Coronavirus Resource Center at Johns Hopkins University, some states have rates of positivity 30 times higher.
When President-elect Joe Biden announced a group of experts on Monday to begin controlling the raging pandemic, Mr. Cuomo expressed concern that things would get worse before the Biden administration took office in January. .
“We’re going to have our worst two months, I think we might have seen visual COVID. You see the numbers going crazy across this country, around the globe,” the governor told. ABC News’ George Stephanopoulos on Sunday. “Scientists say this is going to happen and you’ll see it in the fall with the cold returning, and we’ll have two long months. Unfortunately, the Biden administration won’t take office until date.” January 20 “