What experts advise as air travel remains strong and COVID-19 cases rise

Health experts caution that unvaccinated people, including children, should not be flying to infection hot spots

Travel across the United States has remained strong, with 2.2 million travelers taking to the skies on Sunday, even as COVID-19 rates spike in many states. Most of those cases are due to the delta variant of the coronavirus; delta now accounts for nearly 75% of new COVID-19 cases in New Jersey and 83% across the country.

Health experts caution that unvaccinated people, including children, should not be flying to COVID-19 hot spots like Florida, whose caseload makes up nearly a quarter of all the new cases in the U.S. They also urge travelers to leave time to quarantine before school starts if they’re planning a trip in the last weeks of summer.

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