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New York removes Minnesota from COVID-19 travel quarantine list

Minnesota was on the list for one week.
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There are now 31 states on New York's travel quarantine list, but Minnesota isn't included anymore. 

On Tuesday, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced that 10 states have been added to the list, which requires all incoming visitors who spend more than 24 hours in New York to quarantine for 14 days upon arrival. 

Minnesota had been on the list for a week, but was removed Tuesday. Wisconsin and North Dakota, however, are among the 10 states added. 

States are added to New York's quarantine mandate if its percent of positive COVID-19 tests exceeds 10 percent or the number of positive cases exceeds 10 per 100,000 residents, both criteria based on a seven-day rolling average.

Minnesota's positive test rate over the past seven days, as of Monday, was 4.40 percent, according to Johns Hopkins University. 

However, according to the latest data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), there have been 4,287 positive cases in the last seven days (as of Monday) in Minnesota. 

Based on Minnesota's population of approximately 5.64 million, this equates to a total of 74.5 positive cases per 100,000 residents, which as a daily average is 10.8. Despite Minnesota being above the threshold – just barely – it was removed for an unknown reason. 

Airports throughout New York have begun travel enforcement operations to help ensure travelers are following the state's restrictions. The restrictions don't apply to travelers passing through the state for a period of less than 24 hours. 

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