Chicago Provides 5 States, Puerto Rico to Travel Advisory as COVID Conditions Proceed to Rise – NBC Chicago

Chicago extra five states and Puerto Rico to its journey advisory Tuesday, recommending that unvaccinated folks coming into the town from individuals parts exam unfavorable for COVID-19 or quarantine on arrival.

Ga, Hawaii, Kentucky, South Carolina, Utah and Puerto Rico had been all extra to the checklist, bringing the whole selection of states on the advisory to 19, along with two U.S. territories.

The record now involves: Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Florida, Ga, Hawaii, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Nevada, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Wyoming, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands. 

“As COVID conditions increase throughout the country, the partnership between COVID and the unvaccinated remains apparent,” Chicago Section of Public Wellbeing Commissioner Dr. Allison Arwady claimed in a assertion. “Overwhelmingly, the states with the highest COVID scenario premiums also have some of the most affordable vaccination premiums. The most important factor you can do to support end the unfold of COVID is to get vaccinated.”

Boosts in COVID metrics pushed those recently extra states about the threshold of 15 situations for each day per 100,000 people to get onto the “orange” listing. Any below that mark are on the “yellow” list, with general public health officers nonetheless warning against non-critical journey.

“Any unvaccinated persons touring from these states and territories are recommended to receive a negative COVID-19 take a look at result no far more than 72 hrs prior to arrival in Chicago or quarantine for a 10-day period upon arrival. Vaccinated men and women do not need to have to quarantine or get a damaging check,” CDPH said.

The circumstance rates modified for populace in just about every of the “orange” states very last 7 days ended up as follows, per CDPH:

Orange States Every day Infections For each 100K
Arkansas 52.4
Louisiana 43.8
Missouri 39.2
Florida 38.
Alabama 32.5
Virgin Islands 23.9
Oklahoma 21.3 
Nevada 21.2 
Mississippi 20.2
Alaska 19.6 
Arizona 17.5 
Texas  17.1 
Kansas  16.4 
Tennessee  16.1 
Wyoming  15.0 

CDPH reported last thirty day period that knowledge from the Facilities for Disease Handle and Prevention reveals “COVID case fees have been steadily expanding in other regions of the place.”

This week’s update to the journey advisory arrives at a time when the regular everyday selection of new situations in Chicago is up to 234 per day – a 40% increase in excess of the previous 7 days.

That figure is also almost 7 occasions the reduced of 34 that the city observed in late June but stays appreciably lower than the extra than 700 cases for each working day the metropolis was viewing earlier this year and past, right before vaccines were being commonly accessible.

Hospitalizations in Chicago are up 15% and deaths are up 60% from previous week, for every the city’s information. The positivity charge in testing is up to 3.3% as of Tuesday, an maximize from 2.6% last week, which was up from 1.5% the 7 days before and 1% three months prior.

“We stay perfectly below our peak prices, but these new improves are regarding,” Arwady claimed previous month. “But what we have said all together hasn’t adjusted – if you want to shield by yourself, your loved ones, and your community, get vaccinated.”

Arwady noted before this month that about 99% of new COVID situations, hospitalizations and fatalities are between unvaccinated persons.

The travel advisory will be up to date every single Tuesday, with any variations having influence the pursuing Friday.