White House Urges Anyone Fleeing NYC to Self-Isolate for 14 Days

  • White House Urges Anyone Fleeing NYC to Self-Isolate for 14 Days

White House Urges Anyone Fleeing NYC to Self-Isolate for 14 Days

"To everyone who has left NY over the last few days, because of the rate of the number of cases, you may have been exposed before you left NY", she said.

New York is now at 31 per cent mortality across more than 3,000 hospitalisations, according to data from Birx and New York Governor Cuomo.

"We have to deal with the New York City metro area as a high-risk area", said Vice President Mike Pence, chairman of the task force.

White House officials say because of the rising number of infections in New York City, they are advising anyone who has recently left the city to self-quarantine for 14 days.

Dr. Anthony Fauci, also a member of the White House's coronavirus task force, echoed Birx's comments.

Brix said a cluster of new cases across Long Island suggests New Yorkers leaving the city for their vacation homes were spreading the virus.

"In New York [City], when they did the stay-at-home order, what did people do?"

Pence had additionally hinted at much less restrictive measures all over a press briefing Sunday evening, pronouncing the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention deliberate to announce new pointers for individuals who have been uncovered to the virus so they may go back to paintings via dressed in a masks for a particular period of time.

"The idea, if you look at the statistics, it's disturbing".

DeSantis said people could be "held accountable if they buck the law". "So if they're already four days out, it's just ten more days".

About 56% of the coronavirus cases in the country are coming out of the NY metro area, Dr. Deborah Birx, the White House Coronavirus Task Force coordinator, said during a press conference on Tuesday afternoon.

Earlier on Tuesday, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said that the state is expecting a sudden surge in the need of respirators. Cuomo said. "You pick the 26,000 people who are gonna die because you sent 400 ventilators!"

A New York Times analysis found that New York City had almost 25 times as many cases as Los Angeles, leading many to cite the greater density of the city as the cause for the disparity.