NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Coronavirus considerations continued Sunday because of the variety of People who traveled for Thanksgiving.
Consequently, some officers consider the Tri-State Space may see a surge in circumstances straight via the brand new yr, CBS2’s Nick Caloway reported.
Hundreds of thousands of People traveled in opposition to the recommendation of public well being officers and the outcomes may imply much more infections within the coming weeks.
The out-of-control pandemic stored many residence over the vacation weekend. Nonetheless, vacationers did take to the roads and air to make it residence for Thanksgiving.
“To see family is always worth it. To see my sister, since I hadn’t seen her since she was pregnant, and probably won’t again until the baby’s here, with everything, was definitely worth it,” stated Kyle Collop of Astoria.
“Every place we went, everything was taken care of. So I felt as safe as I could be. And I did not want to miss Thanksgiving with my family,” added Ethel Epstein of Rockland County.
All the journey doubtless means COVID-19 circumstances will surge once more.
“We saw what happened post-Memorial Day. Now, we are deeply worried about what could happen post-Thanksgiving because the number of cases, 25,000 versus 180,000 a day, that’s where … that’s where we are deeply concerned,” stated Dr. Deborah Birx, the White Home’s coronavirus response coordinator.
New York state’s positivity fee went up from 3.9% to 4.27%. Gov. Andrew Cuomo stated that’s the best it has been since May, including it’ll worsen earlier than the brand new yr.
“You’re in the holiday season and that is increased social activity, and that means increased infection rate,” Cuomo stated. “You’re going to see the rate going up through the holiday season, which ends after the new year.”
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In New Jersey, the positivity fee is above 10%. The state’s largest metropolis, Newark, stays underneath a lockdown advisory.
Mayor Ras Baraka stated the restrictions are working, however within the hard-hit East Ward within the Ironbound part, the positivity fee hovers close to 40%.
“We are trending in the right direction. We have to keep it up, stay vigilant. Keep fighting, keep pushing, hold the line, and drag these numbers down,” Baraka stated.
Well being officers say in the event you traveled for Thanksgiving and attended any massive gatherings it’s best to assume you had been contaminated with coronavirus, and get examined.
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