New York’s port office is seeing a spike in COVID-19 cases just before the holiday travel season, authorities said Thursday.
68 Port Authority representatives have tested positive for the infection over the most recent 30 days, office chief Rick Cotton said. Therefore, 245 office laborers are right now in isolate, Cotton said.
“As the quantity of cases and energy rates climb, we are exceptionally centered around guaranteeing that … we are making all moves we can to guarantee the wellbeing and security of our laborers,” Cotton said during the PA’s month to month executive gathering.
Of the 68 workers, not one has been hospitalized. Organization contact tracers endeavored to discover the wellspring of every disease — 30% were followed to outside of work, while 60% had obscure sources, Cotton said.
The PA lost two workers to COVID-19 during the principal wave of the pandemic in March and April. Cotton himself was one of New York’s first open authorities to contract the ailment.
Positive test outcomes diminished over the late spring — to as meager as three in June. Cotton revealed 25 Covid positive representatives to board individuals in October.
New York’s air terminals have seen a bigger number of cases among TSA screeners than anyplace else — 270 among Kennedy, LaGuardia and Newark.
Port Authority authorities are expecting an uptick in explorers for the Thanksgiving holiday.