As coronavirus outbreaks erupt in several states across the country, government officials in three New York states – once the epicenter of the outbreak in the United States – are now setting up 14-day quarantine for travelers arriving from several hot spots in the United States.
The virus severely affected the three states in March and April, when New York State reported about 10,000 new cases daily. At the height of the outbreak in northeast Florida, Texas and other states issued mandatory quarantine orders for anyone traveling from New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut in an attempt to prevent outbreaks in their states.
But after suffering a major economic halt and stepping up testing and contact tracing to isolate new outbreaks, New York, New Jersey and Connecticut reduced the number of new cases to a few hundred a day. As new cases disappeared in the Northeast, the virus spread to new communities, mainly in the American south and west, causing new outbreaks that seem to be picking up speed.
“We worked very hard to reduce the transmission rate of the virus,” said New York Governor Andrew Cuomo. “We do not want this to go up, because many people come to this region, and they can literally bring infection with them.”
Governors of New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut say they have issued mandatory quarantine orders for these eight in particular, because they have an average of more than 10 positive tests per 100,000 inhabitants in the past seven days, or because on average more than 10% of all tests returned positive in the past seven days.
The Cuomo office said that New York, New Jersey and Connecticut will continue to update the list of states affected by the order on their respective websites.
Here’s a look at how coronavirus outbreaks are developing in eight states that are currently subordinate to trips from three states to the region.
On Wednesday alone, Alabama Public Health reported 954 new cases, about 19.5 new cases per 100,000 inhabitants, which is the third highest rate in the state in one day. According to a CNBC analysis conducted by Johns Hopkins University, over the past seven days, the state averaged more than 597 new cases per day, which is 23% less than the average for 7 days.
As of Wednesday, the state has confirmed 31,624 cases of coronavirus since the outbreak of the pandemic, more than 644 cases per 100,000 inhabitants, based on Covid-19 data from the state and population from the US Census Bureau. The virus has killed at least 879 people in Alabama and is still hospitalizing 2,567 people across the state.
While testing increased in Alabama, the percentage of tests returning to positive results increased to 10.9% between June 14 and 20, according to the most recent state-reported data. This figure rose from 8.2% in early May.
Alabama was among the states that eased restrictions aimed at curbing the spread of the virus relatively early. Governor Kay Ivy, a Republican, allowed a state warrant to expire on April 30, which allowed retail stores to open with restrictions. Restaurants, lounges and gyms were reopened with the new safety rules on May 11, and entertainment centers were opened on May 22.
“The threat of COVID-19 is not over yet,” the governor said, announcing that he would allow the validity of the residence warrant. “We are still seeing the spread of the virus, and all of our people are susceptible to this infection.”
The Arkansas Department of Health has reported 709 new cases since Tuesday, about 23.5 new cases per 100.00 residents. Over the past seven days, the state averaged over 498 new cases per day, up 12.1% from the average of 7 days a week ago, according to a CNBC analysis compiled by Johns Hopkins University.
The state reported a total of 17,375 confirmed cases of coronavirus throughout the state, more than 575 cases per 100,000 inhabitants, based on Covid-19 data from the state and population from the US Census Bureau. The virus has killed at least 237 people throughout the state and has hospitalized 1,214 people since it took hold in Arkansas.
According to the state, the percentage of the total number of tests that received positive results is 6%, which is slightly higher than the recommended threshold of the World Health Organization, which is less than 5%, before proceeding with the reopening.
Arkansas is one of the few states that has never issued nationwide housing orders. However, Republican Governor Asa Hutchinson ordered several businesses to close, including bars, restaurants, and sports halls. Hutchinson allowed the opening of gyms and gyms indoors on May 4, and restaurants on May 11.
Hutchinson said earlier that he opposes people wearing masks, but amid rising numbers of cases, some local and city officials moved to the mandate masks in contact with others.
The Arizona State Department of Health reported 1,795 new cases on Wednesday, about 24.6 new cases per 100,000 residents. On average over the past seven days, the state has had an average of more than 2,741 new cases per day, which is 76% more than the average for 7 days a week ago, according to a CNBC data analysis compiled by Johns Hopkins University.
The state reported 59,974 confirmed cases since the outbreak, or more than 823 confirmed cases per 100,000 residents across the state, based on Covid-19 data from the state and population from the US Census Bureau. Currently, in Arizona, according to state data, at least 1,463 people have died.
The number of people in hospitals across the state jumped on Wednesday to a record high of 6,705. According to the Arizona Department of Health, 86% of hospital beds and 88% of all intensive care beds are currently in use across the state.
Republican governor Doug Ducey did not dare to introduce new restrictions or cancel the resumption of enterprises to curb the spread of the virus. Just last week, and under pressure from officials in some of the state’s largest cities, Dewey changed mask policies across the state to allow local officials to demand that residents wear masks in public places and at enterprises.
In making the announcement, the governor also acknowledged that the virus was spreading faster than acceptable. He said earlier that officials expect things to grow after the state relaxes restrictions and resumes business on May 15.
“We want to slow down and contain the spread,” he said a week ago. “We have successfully slowed the spread of Covid-19 in the past. We are going to successfully slow down the Covid-19 again. ”
The Florida Department of Health reported 5,508 new cases of coronavirus on Wednesday, crushing the previous record one-day increase of 4,049 new cases reported on Saturday. The spike in the environment represents about 25.6 new cases per 100,000 inhabitants.
According to a CNBC analysis conducted by Johns Hopkins University, an average of 3,342 new cases were recorded daily in the state over the past seven days, which is 65% more than the average for 7 days.
The latest surge brings the state to 109,014 confirmed cases during the outbreak, or more than 507 cases per 100,000 inhabitants, based on Covid-19 data from the state and population from the US Census Bureau. The virus killed at least 3,281 people in Florida, according to state data.
In addition to increasing cases, the percentage of tests returning to a positive result is also growing, which indicates that the surge in confirmed cases is caused not only by accelerated testing. The state said that 15.9% of all tests returned Wednesday with a positive result, compared with 10.8% on Tuesday.
While new cases continue to grow in Florida, the average age of an infected person continues to decline. On Wednesday, the state reported that the average age of patients was 33 years, compared with 65 years in March.
Republican governor Ron De Santis pointed to a decrease in the average age of patients as evidence that the state is effectively protecting its most vulnerable residents. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, young people are less likely to be seriously ill and die from Covid-19. However, White House adviser on coronavirus Dr. Anthony Fauci warned Tuesday that scientists are seeing “more and more” complications with Covid-19 in young people.
Florida was one of the first states to reopen. DeSantis allowed the opening of most restaurants and shops with limited capacity on May 4. The densely populated districts of Miami-Dade and Broward opened no earlier than May 18. On June 5, most of the staff moved deeper into the opening, allowing more stores to operate, some at full capacity. Gyms are also open.
Last week, after the state announced a record one-day increase in infections, DeSantis said the state would not review additional restrictions to curb the spread of the virus.
“We are not closing. We are going to go forward … We are not retreating, ”- the Governor said at a news briefing last week. “You must have a public function.”
The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services reported 1,721 new cases on Wednesday, nearly 16.4 new cases per 100,000 residents. According to a CNBC analysis conducted by Johns Hopkins University, over the past seven days, the state averaged more than 1,247 new cases per day, which is 0.6% more than the average 7 days ago.
The state reported a total of 56,174 cases, over 535 cases per 100,000 residents, based on Covid-19 data from the state and population from the US Census Bureau. According to the state, at least 1,271 people have died from the virus in North Carolina.
As the number of hospital admissions increases. The state reports that 906 people are currently hospitalized in North Carolina because of Covid-19, compared with 650 on June 1.
Governor Roy Cooper, a Democrat, left home order until May 22, but began to amend it earlier to ease restrictions, while at the same time he allowed new businesses to be opened. Shops were allowed to open with some modifications on May 8, and other businesses, including restaurants, were allowed to reopen when the reservation for the accommodation expired on May 22.
Instead of a national mandate, some local and city officials across the state began demanding that residents wear masks when in contact with others.
On Tuesday, South Carolina reported 890 new cases across the state, with the most recent data available, 17.3 new cases per 100,000 residents. Over the past seven days, the state averaged more than 940 new cases per day, 38% more than an average of 7 days a week ago, according to a CNBC analysis compiled by Johns Hopkins University.
The state has 26,613 cases of coronavirus, or about 517 cases per 100,000 people in the state, according to the Covid-19 Department of Health and Environmental Protection of South Carolina and population data from the US Census Bureau.
The state has increased the number of diagnostic tests it performs, but the percentage of tests returning positive remains high, 17.4% as of Tuesday, according to the state. This indicates that the surge in new cases is caused not only by increased testing, but also by the spread of the virus.
Last week, as things steadily went up, state epidemiologist Dr. Linda Bell begged the public to practice social distance and wear masks.
“There is no vaccine for COVID-19. We should only adhere to individual behavior and actions that will help stop its spread, ”she said. “This virus does not spread by itself. It is spreading throughout our state by infected people who carry it with them wherever they go — their work, supermarket, post office, friend’s house. ”
Republican Governor Henry McMaster was one of the last to enact an order to stay at home, and one of the first to terminate it on May 4. But he began to allow some enterprises to resume work with restrictions even earlier, on April 20.
The Utah Department of Health reported 364 new cases on Monday, according to the most recent data available, representing about 11.35 new cases per 100,000 inhabitants. Over the past seven days, the state averaged more than 480 new cases per day, 41% more than the average 7 days a week ago, according to a CNBC analysis compiled by Johns Hopkins University.
The state reported 18,300 confirmed cases of cornavirus, about 570 confirmed cases of infection per 100,000 inhabitants, according to Covid-19 data from the state and population of the US Census Bureau. According to the state, as of Monday, at least 163 people had died in Utah.
According to the state, the virus is most rapidly spreading in the southeastern district of San Juan.
Utah was one of the few states that has never issued home stay orders throughout the state. However, on March 17, Governor Gary Herbert, a Republican, ordered restaurants and bars to suspend their meal. Later, he ordered the closure of other enterprises, including gyms and hairdressers.
The Texas Department of Health and Human Services reported a record surge of 5,551 new cases on Wednesday, about 19.1 new cases per 100,000 residents. Over the past seven days, the state averaged more than 4,194 new cases per day, 91% more than an average of 7 days a week ago, according to a CNBC analysis compiled by Johns Hopkins University.
Texas recorded a total of 120,370 cases, approximately 415 cases per 100,000 inhabitants, according to Covid-19 of the Texas Department of Health and Human Services and the US Census Bureau. The virus killed at least 2,249 people in Texas, according to state data.
The number of hospital admissions in Texas is also growing, and the state has reported that 4,389 patients with Covid-19 are currently in hospitals across the state. This is compared to 2,518 a week ago, according to government data.
In an interview on Tuesday with TV station KBTX in San Antonio, Republican Governor Greg Abbott urged residents to wear a mask and practice social distance to prevent infection.
“The hospitalization rate is at a record high. Coronavirus is spreading in Brazos County and throughout the state of Texas, and that’s why measures are being taken, ”he said. “The safest place for you is at your place.”
Texas was another state, one of the first to reopen. Abbott allowed the validity of the reservation on April 30, and by May 1, all shops, restaurants, cinemas and shopping centers were reopened with changes.
– CNBC’s Graphics Nate Rattner,
Update: This story has been updated to reflect that Cuomo’s office later revised its list of affected states, removing the state of Washington. “There was a temporary inconsistency in Washington State communications, but they have fixed it since then and we removed them from the list of states on a business trip,” said Caitlin Girouard, Cuomo’s spokeswoman, at CNIT.