New York : Alert on the rise of infections after parties in New Jersey, next to New York

Airbnb is cracking down on massive gatherings in rented homes

It is impossible to separate the air between NJ and NY

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New Jersey is “setting off the alarms” for a further increase in COVID-19 infections and deaths.

Governor Phil Murphy announced 699 new cases of coronavirus at a press conference yesterday, up from 261 on Thursday, and criticized residents that They have not been wearing masks and they have been hosting parties.

“These numbers are triggering alarms,” ​​Murphy also stressed on Twitter. “The only way to silence these alarms is by taking this seriously. Wear a mask. Stop throwing parties at home. Now”.

The state’s transmission rate, which indicates the number of people to whom an infected person transmits the virus, also increased from 1.14 to 1.35.

“Even with the increases we’ve seen in recent case numbers, New Jersey remains among the top 10 states in the country with the fewest active cases per capita,” said Murphy.

But It continues to be the second deadliest state in the US pandemic, second only to neighboring New York.

On the eve, Thursday, Governor Andrew Cuomo (NY) announced that despite the spike in infections in New Jersey, there will be no quarantine 14 days to travel between the two states, New York Post reported. In any case, it is impossible to separate the air circulating between NJ and NY.

There have been 181,660 cases of COVID-19 in New Jersey so far. Also reported 10 additional new deaths, which raises its number of deceased to 13,944; in addition to 1,875 considered probable by COVID-19.

In the meantime, Airbnb He said Friday that he is cracking down on rented houses for parties in New Jersey, suspending or removing a total of 35 listings, after health officials warned that those meetings led to groups of COVID-19 outbreaks.

“We ban party houses and will not tolerate irresponsible behavior on our platform,” executive Chris Lehane said in a statement, quoted by Fox News.