In the United States, at least 1,150 cases of the measles virus have been reported since last Friday, according to a report released on Monday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
More than 6,000 cases of measles and another 3,500 who contracted the virus in another country have been confirmed so far, according the report.
At least 2,800 new cases of new measles cases have been recorded since Thursday, and there have been an estimated 5,000 new cases confirmed in the U.S. so far.
The CDC reported that more than 3,400 of those who have been hospitalized are under observation.
The CDC noted that there are no reports of people becoming infected from sharing contaminated or unvaccinated items, and that the infection rate among adults is not expected to rise in the coming days.
New York Gov.
Andrew Cuomo tweeted Monday that “health officials have been working hard to contain the outbreak and protect our families.”
New Jersey Gov.
Chris Christie tweeted that New Jersey is “doing everything we can to contain this outbreak.”
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio also urged people to avoid traveling to New York City or any other city with high rates of transmission.
New York State and New York County health departments have opened more than 1,800 additional health care locations to help combat the outbreak, and officials have begun providing emergency assistance to those in need.
The governor of the state has ordered an investigation into possible violations of state law by officials in New York, including a potential violation of the law requiring that emergency workers be trained to treat patients with symptoms of measles.