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New Jersey places Delaware back on quarantine list; 31 states total

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New Jersey has added Delaware back to its list of states from which travelers are required to self-quarantine for 14 days.

Ten states were added to the list on Tuesday, bringing the total to 31.

That includes: AK, AL, AR, AZ, CA, DE, FL, GA, IA, ID, IN, KS, LA, MD, MO, MS, MT, NC, ND, NE, NM, NV, OH, OK, SC, TN, TX, UT, VA, WA, WI

The advisory applies to any person arriving from a state with a positive test rate higher than 10 per 100,000 residents or a state with a 10% or higher positivity rate over a seven-day rolling average.

Last week, New Jersey Health Commissioner Judy Persichilli said airlines will notify passengers traveling to New Jersey about the survey at their point of departure, and again in flight. The survey will collect information on travelers' residence and destination, which will then be forwarded to the appropriate county health department. The county will contact the travelers, Persichilli said.

Murphy reported 424 new cases and 22 more deaths on Tuesday. New Jersey now has confirmed 13,763 deaths from COVID-19 with another 2,000 considered probable. The total number of cases exceeds 177,000, but the state has seen a significant drop in the last several weeks in the number of positive cases, hospitalizations and patients requiring intensive care.

The rate of transmission, considered a key number because it measures how many more cases each new case leads to, stood at 0.9.

For most people, the virus causes mild or moderate symptoms. Older adults and people with existing health problems are at higher risk of more severe illness or death.

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